• Australian Shepherd

    The Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized dog with a solid build, well-balanced proportions, and a smooth, free gait. Males are masculine without coarseness, and females are feminine but not slight of bone.

  • Group: Herding
    Lifespan: 12–15 yr
    Height: 18–23 in
    Weight: 38–66 lb

  • Care

    Australian Shepherds have waterproof double coats that require regular grooming. Brush them at least once per week to remove cast-off hair and, during spring and fall when these dogs blow their coats, brush them with an undercoat rake several times per week. Regular nail trims and ear cleanings should also be part of the grooming routine. Like all breeds, Australian Shepherds benefit from regular dental care that includes at-home teeth-brushing and professional cleanings.

    Australian Shepherds have waterproof double coats that require regular grooming. Brush them at least once per week to remove cast-off hair and, during spring and fall when these dogs blow their coats, brush them with an undercoat rake several times per week. Regular nail trims and ear cleanings should also be part of the grooming routine.

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  • Disorders

    Deafness, Hip dysplasia
    Cataracts, Microphthalmia; ocular dysgenesis, Progressive retinal atrophy, Retinal dysplasia
    Collie eye anomaly ( C E A) Pannus - chronic superficial keratitis Persistent pupillary membranes ( P P M)

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.