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American miniature shepherds

Australian Shepherds — Made in America

The Australian Shepherd is the only livestock working breed developed in America — and is not an Australian breed at all. The Australian Shepherd‘s ancestry can be traced back to dogs that worked sheep on the west coast, many of those sheep were brought from Australia. Basque shepherds on the west coast were known to have “little blue dogs with bob tails” in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Australian Shepherd is intelligent, primarily a working dog of strong herding and guardian instincts. Aussies are versatile and easily trained and make great working or companion dogs.


20-23 inches (male)

18-21 inches (female)

50-65 pounds (male)

40-55 pounds (female)


Please do not shave your Aussie! Aussies are a double-coated breed. Their undercoats keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Trimming their pantaloons and leg feathers as well as “hygiene trims” help to keep their coats looking beautiful. The Australian Shepherd Club of America offers these helpful grooming tips.


12-15 years

The Lambrechts with UVM Allegro
Fig Newton
Christmas Tree Day 2015
Montanna and Fig
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