Australian Shepherd

Developed on ranches in the Western United States, Australian Shepherds are medium-sized herding dogs. Kind, devoted and loving to those they know, Australian Shepherds can be reserved and cautious around strangers. They are a high energy breed, and require plenty of exercise and training. Australian Shepherds come in four main colours - Black, Red, Red Merle and Blue Merle. Each of those colours can include white markings and/or tan points, making the dog a Bi- or Tri- colour. Weighing 30-65lbs, the Australian Shepherd stands 17-26" at the shoulder. Australian Shepherds are prone to vision problems, as well as epilepsy. Studies have shown an average lifespan of 13 years, better than other breeds of it's size. [img]http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/australian-shepherd-dog-12-months-old-sta...