When is an Australian Shepherd a Good Choice

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When Is an Australian Shepherd a Good Choice?

When is an Australian Shepherd a Good Choice

Australian Shepherds, which are not really Australian since the current breed was developed in the American west, are wonderful dogs and are very adaptable. At 19 to 23 inches tall and 45 to 60 pounds, this breed is a perfect size for many functions. Here are some ideas to help you evaluate Australian Shepherd puppies for sale and determine if they might fit into your family.

  • You have some open space for your puppy to run. Australian Shepherds love exercise. They can run and run. If you have a smaller apartment, you and your puppy may become frustrated. Should you have a back yard that has some area – preferably, fenced – your Australian Shepherd will be happy.
  • You like outdoor activities. Do you like to picnic, hike, walk, jog, etc.? Considering Australian Shepherd puppies for sale may be a wonderful choice to ensure you have an excited companion while you enjoy the outdoors.
  • You want a terrific guard dog that is also gentle with your family. Australian Shepherds are one of those breeds that are typically playful and tender with a family, regardless of the age variety, that are also fearless and ferocious guard dogs, protecting their turf and their families.
  • You are willing to spend time with your dog and keep him/her mentally and physically challenged. Like other herding dogs and most retrievers, Australian Shepherds love human interaction and need to be challenged. They are extremely bright and easily bored. They need activity to be happy. Learning new skills is just as important as running aimlessly.
Although they have long or medium coats, Australian Shepherds don't need incessant grooming. They do need you to interact and mentally challenge them to be the best they can be. You'll be happy you spent the time.

   

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