The Australian Shepherd brims with energy and love! This breed is a champion of agility and is a friend to children.

Here are 10 things you didn't know about the Australian Shepherd:

The origins of the Australian Shepherd

#1 Despite the name, the breed doesn’t originate from Australia, but from the Basque region.

#2 Basque shepherds first migrated with their dogs to Australia, then to the US where the race was developed.

#3 The breed’s popularity in the US comes from rodeo shows, equestrian competitions and participation in popular films.

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The physical characteristics of the Australian Shepherd

#4Their ears are high up on the head and fold forward when concentrating.

#5Their fur protects them from the cold and also the heat.

#6The coat can be blue merle, red, black, or red merle with fawn or white patches.

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The Australian Shepherd's personality

#7They have innumerable qualities: obedient, attached, intelligent, affectionate, easy-going...

#8But this dog breed is also known for being greedy! They will do anything for a treat.

#9If you take the time to take care of them, you can develop a very strong connection with this dog breed.

#10The Australian Shepherd can adapt to family life, but you should take this breed for walks often so that they can unwind.

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For more information on this breed, check out our article on the Australian Shepherd.

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