Written by Tabi Trt
The Australian Shepherd is a breed of herding dog from the United States. Developed in California in the 19th century.
Australian Shepherd stands 20 to 23 inches tall for males and 18 to 21 inches for females. On average, males weigh between 50 and 65 pounds, and females 40 to 55 pounds.
Australian Shepherds are generally healthy dogs with a life expectancy of 12-15 years.
Australian Shepherd puppy can cost between $800-$1,800 and even be higher in some cases. On average, you can expect to pay around $1,000.
Aussies are active yet easy-going dogs that love to romp with children. They tend to get along well with other pets.
Australian Shepherds need roughly 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day, preferably with high-energy activities like playing Frisbee.
Australian Shepherds can be very destructive and bark for long periods if they're not getting the exercise and mental stimulation they need.
Shepherd may be left home alone for four to six hours at a time, crate training may be necessary for the dog's safety.
They will alert bark to warn you if they see or hear something suspicious, and will protect their family and home with a surprising fierceness.