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Breed: Australian Shepherd
Country of Origin: Europe and Australia
AKC Group: Herding
Function: Herding
Life Span: 10-15 years
Appearance: Athletic
Color: Blue and red merle, red and black
Coat Type: Shedding, wavy
Grooming: Brush occasionally
Height: 18-23 inches
Weight: 45-60 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: Be constant
Good With Children: O.K
Good With Pets: No-O.K
Good With Strangers: Cautious
Character: Active, affectionate
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking, destructive
Physical: Hip dysplasia, eye, hearing, and pigmentation problems