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The Australian Shepherd, often known simply as the "Aussie", is a medium-sized breed of dog that was, despite its name, developed on ranches in the Western United States during the 19th century.This is an athletic Dogs of medium size and bone; it is lithe, agile and slightly longer than it is tall. It is muscular and powerful enough to work all day, without sacrificing the speed and agility necessary to cope with bolting livestock. Its gait is free and easy, and it must be able to change direction or speed instantly. Its double coat is weather resistant, with the outer coat of medium texture and length, straight to wavy. The expression is keen, intelligent and eager.
Name Australian ShepherdOther Names Aussie, Little Blue DogDogs For Kids And FamiliesOrigin United StatesBreed Group Terrier (AKC:1991 & UKC)Size MediumType PurebredLife Span 12-15 yearsTemperament ActiveAffectionateFriendlyGood-naturedIntelligentProtectiveLovingHeight Male: 20-23 inches (52-58cm)Female: 18-21 inches (46–53 cm)Weight Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg)Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)Colors BlackBlue MerleRedRed MerleLitter Size 6-9 puppies, average 7Puppy Price Average $600 - $800 USD