Australian Shepherd Overview

Is this intelligent breed for you?

  1. Australian Shepherd puppyThe Aussie is a devoted and protective dog who needs to be kept active and made a true part of the family.

  2. The Aussie is intense in his work, and this intensity carries over into everything that he does.

  3. Training is a must with the highly intelligent and highly energetic Aussie. An untrained, bored Aussie will be an unruly dog prone to destructive behavior.

  4. On the other hand, a well-trained, active, well-socialized Aussie is a delightful companion who is capable of doing almost anything with his owners.

  5. The ideal Aussie owner has time and energy to devote to his dog.

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Reprinted from Breeders Best: Australian Shepherd © 2004. Permission granted by Kennel Club Books, an imprint of BowTie Press.

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