meet theAustralian Shepherd


Training &Temperament

Basic obedience training is an essential part of responsible dog ownership. It will make your dog a better companion and will help establish a stronger bond between the two of you. Because your Australian Shepherd wants to please you and is eager to learn, training can be a very enjoyable experience. Positive training methods using lots of praise and/or treats will work well for most Aussies. Harsh corrections are seldom necessary for this breed.

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Did You Know?

The Australian Shepherd is AKC's 135th breed.

The Aussie's popularity boomed with Western culture and horse-riding after WWII and was often featured in rodeos, horse shows, movies, and TV.

The Australian Shepherd is not registered in Australia as a native breed, although it has been registered by other registries since the 1950's.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Blue Merle 050
Red 140
Red Merle 276


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Tan Points 029
White Markings 014
White Markings, Tan Points 030