Australian Shepherd Puppy Pics and Info: Pictures and information about the Australian Shepherd Dog breed

Cute Australian Shephed Puppy Australian Shepherd puppies are noted mostly for their physical beauty. With a large, varied coat and wonderfully colored eyes, these dogs seem to have a little bit of soul that comes with them. The Australian Shepherd isn’t just something to look at, though. This breed is largely intelligent and it thrives on being able to compete and work. It loves to complete a task and doesn’t take kindly to being idle.

The Australian Shepherd, in its most basic form, is a herding dog. That’s not only its classification for the American Kennel Club, but it is also what the dog will attempt to do at every turn. It will look to herd your children out the door and it will move you if it feels necessary. This might become annoying at times, but it is this tireless nature that makes the breed what it is.

Australian Shepherd puppies are wonderful companions that learn things at a young age. There have the ability to help with many different tasks and training can be easier than with other dog breeds. They do like activity, meaning that families should be prepared to give lots of exercise to their puppy.

For families with children, the Australian Shepherd is a good option. As a puppy, it is small enough that it does not pose any immediate danger to young children. Though the Australian Shepherd can grow to be as large as 65 pounds, its progression is somewhat gradual. It’s a loving animal that is extremely understanding of children and can serve as something of a caretaker. Simply put, it will look to protect those who protect it.

The Australian Shepherd puppy won’t be especially friendly to strangers until it discovers what the person is like. Once it makes a determination that the imposing stranger is alright, this puppy will be more friendly. Still, its loyalty clearly likes with its owners and its home.

This breed has been hit by many different health problems. One common thing that many Australian Shepherds experience is blindness. As the puppies grow into elderly status, they can become both deaf and blind, making them quite a burden on a family. Still, they provide enough companionship in their younger years to make it well worth the risk.

16 thoughts on “Australian Shepherd Puppy Pics and Info: Pictures and information about the Australian Shepherd Dog breed”

  1. I find that if you mix the breed with a long hair border collie they rarely have health problems, but then I am partial to mutts! Sure love the breed tho. I have a red one at the moment and he and my son adore each other. They are growing up together and it is a wonderful thing to see.

  2. i love him soo muck but he is quite crazy but he can be mellow so we were blessed to have him

  3. The Aussie in that picture is just not right. Red Tri and Red Merle Aussies have liver colored eyes. NOT blue. Not to mention this dog has a tail. Even if it was never properly docked, it wouldn’t grow that long. I’m extremely concerned with whoever is irresponsibly breeding Aussies like this. Other than that, everything in this article is 100% true. Aussies are beautiful, intelligent, loyal and at times, reserved but they never stop running and have tons of energy.

  4. We have a red tri and he is just wonderful. They are extremely easy to train and our dog is smarter than we are! They do require a good walk each day, but most larger digs do, anyway. They are extremely docile with other animals (including cats) and it’s very cute to see them herd little kids!

  5. As an Aussie breeder I am offended by your comment Sara.

    The tail of a pure bred, ACK “papered” Aus may be any length.

    The eyes should not be blue, however that is for a breed class show ring.

    In many other sports, (Herding, Agility etc.) Aussies are not required to meet breed standard at all.

    However, as a breeder I also know that stock like this should not reproduce. The ideal Aussie should succeed in herding, agility and breed sanctioned classes.

    If you would like to know the BREED STANDARD, what a judge looks for in a show dog, then go to AKC.ORG and find it there.

  6. Sara, the Aussie in this picture is not deformed or abnormal, in fact it is a perfectly healthy puppy. It isn’t an Australian Shepherd it s a mixed breed between an Australian Shepherd and a Husky which explains the blue eyes and the long tail. Just thought you should know.

  7. i’m and my fmily have got a australian shepper.he’s very very beautifoul and sheldom!=)

  8. My Aussie is only 1/2 breed (A
    KC Mom, unknown Dad), but he has a long tail and is Super Sweet.

  9. The Breed standard for the Australian Shepherd CLEARLY states about the eyes, “Color is brown, blue, amber, or any variation or combination including flecks and marbling.”
    If you don’t believe me just go to The Australian Shepherd Club of America, or The American Kennel Club.

    Old west working Aussies were called “Ghost dogs” by the native americans because of the common blue eyes.

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