Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dog of the Month: Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd, or Aussie, is a breed of herding dog. Some say the Aussies come from farms in western United States, others say they come from the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. One thing is certain; they do not come from Australia. They got the name from herding Australian sheep.

Like all working breeds, the Aussies have a lot of energy and need a job to do. These dogs excel at agility, flyball, and frisbee. They are also used as search-and-rescue dogs, disaster dogs, guide-, service-, and therapy dogs.


4 comments:

  1. The dog in the image is what I think our Zoey will look like when she grows up. Soooo cute :) We have two in residence and love this breed.

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    1. They are so beautiful! And smart. I'm a herding dog kinda girl. =D

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  2. They are beautiful but they have to have a job and that can be taxing at times.

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    1. My experience is with Border Collies, but I think Aussies are pretty much wired the same way; they want something to do. =)

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