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My Aussie Is Starving Himself 
We just lost a puppy on thanksgiving and now my other dog, my Aussie, is starving himself and getting weaker. We've tried force-feeding him but he just …

Aussie Pup Owned By A Golf Course 
We live in a golf community and the golf course management recently purchased an 8-week old female Aussie to ultimately be trained to keep away large numbers …

Cooper Our Australian Shepherd Has A Limp 
Cooper and I were out for the usual hike of about 6 km, he asks me to throw sticks on occasion, so he went after one and came back with a limp. This has …

How To Make My Aussie Stay Home? 
I have a 3 year old female Aussie. She is the smartest and sweetest dog I've ever had. The issue is her staying home. We live on a 500 acre farm next to …

Itching and Scratching in Fall Months 
I have 2 Aussies and both are itching and scratching since the middle of September and losing hair everywhere. They don't have fleas. I have given them …

What Is My Australian Shepherd Mixed With? 
Trying to figure it out. He's 2 years old and we just rescued him! Photos above.

My Aussie Is Chewing Up My House, Help Please? 
He's an awesome dog. I didn't want to crate him so I put a gate up and gave him a 6x6 spot with nothing but hardwood and walls with his water, food, some …

Mini Aussie Shepherd Growth Rate Question 
My 6 month old Mini Aussie Shep only weighs 7 pounds. How much should I expect him to grow and should I be concerned?

2 Year Old Nipping Only Some People 
Our Aussie is 2 years old. He has an issue with nipping or snapping at only some people. For instance, a person gave our dog a treat. He then petted our …

Are These Australian Shepherd Puppies Normal? 
Hello, everyone! I am interested in buying an Aussie pup and I found a breeder that has a litter ready to go to their new homes. The mom is a blue merle …

Jumping And Nipping 
My husband and I are first time Aussie owners. Our 4.5 month old Aussie has about half of his permanent teeth. Recently he's started herding by jumping …

Please Help, Australian Shepherd Is Growling And Nipping At Me 
So I live with my boyfriend and his dad, and they have had this Aussie for at least two or three years. Apparently they've told me she was professionally …

Full Blooded Aussie? Constant "Dribbling" 
My 8 month old male Aussie constantly dribbles everywhere and he pees on himself while sleeping. He goes outside to pee regularly but seems to take forever …

I'm Think About Getting An Australian Shepherd 
I have a couple questions about Australian Shepherds. 1 Are they a good guard dog ex. if someone attacks me will they attack them 2 Do they have a …

Help! Aggressive 10 Year Old Australian Shepherd 
My girl will be 11 years old in November. For the past year she has been getting very angry and trying to bite my husband and I. This behavior does not …

Food Focussed Australian Shepherd 
My six month old boy is extremely food focussed. He acts like he is starving all the time, always eager for a treat - or any crumb. Don't recall this with …

Canine Genetic Analysis / Wisdom Panel Accuracy 
I purchased my mini (Belo) from a breeder earlier this year after we lost our 6 year old mixed rescue to hemangiosarcoma. The parents are both registered …

Considering an Australian Shepherd 
I'm the previous owner of an Australian Kelpie. We loved her to pieces, and she loved us to pieces, too. Sadly, we lost her to lymphoma over four years …

Breeding Merle Australian Shepherds 
We have a male brown and white and a female black red and white. Both dogs had merle mother's. Is it possible to have merle puppies from these two?

Trying To Breed My Aussie 
First, yes, I am a 1st time backyard breeder, I have a wonderful Aussie (she is 3) that we want to breed to a Border Collie. But she wants nothing to do …

Switching From Puppy Food To Adult Food, Any Tips? 
We are about to switch our Aussie from puppy to adult food. She is currently eating blue buffalo puppy. Any tips on choosing a brand of dog food?

Coughing After Eating And Drinking 
My boy Cooper always coughs after he eats and or drinks. should I be concerned? He is almost 6 years old.

Is 3 Months Too Early For A Puppy To Go Into Heat? 
We just purchased a Miniature Australian Shepherd. She is about 3 months old and on the second day having her we noticed that she started to bleed? …

12 Week Old Viciously Biting PLEASE HELP 
This is my baby boy Cooper. He's an angel most of the time. He's extremely smart and has mastered all of the basic commands. I take him to the dog park …

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2nd Aussie 
Thinking of getting a second Toy Aussie. Mine is very loyal, jealous and loving. She likes to play with other dogs her size, but is intimidated by bigger …

Is My Australian Shepherd Overweight? 
My Aussie Bella is 3.5 years old and weighs between 19 and 20kg, she is a bit short for her breed but very broad. We do agility and frisbee comps with …

Am I Up For This Challenge Or Should I Return Him To Breeder? 
We bought a 16 week old Aussie pup last Friday. He seems calm and friendly with people and other dogs. However, I am haunted by memories of my Aussie …

Short Hair And Pointy Ears? 
I have an Australian Shepherd puppy who is about 10 months old. I bought him from a farm, and he came from a small litter of Aussie's when he was about …

Short Haired Australian Shepherd? 
I have a 17 month old red tri Australian Shepherd and she has never had hair as long as the other Aussies I know, including her own mother, but since she …

Stubborn, Old, Paraplegic Aussies 
Hello! I have a 9 year old Aussie male that I adopted from animal control five years ago. He's had problems with biting, but we've mostly got that under …

8 Week Old Australian Shepherd Puppy Nipping 
We have a 8 week old Australian Shepherd puppy. She came to our family 2 weeks ago. All was fine for about two days and then the nipping started. Whatever …

Australian Shepherd Communication 
Mavis is my 14-month-old blue merle. Our older dog rings a bell to go out, and Mavis picked that up pretty quickly. But then things got complicated, as …

Temperament Of Red Tris 
I have a question on the temperament of red tris. I was told by a breeder that red tris are usually not as active and are generally more shy and stand-offish …

My Australian Shepherd Is Leash Reactive 
We adopted a 3 year old Australian Shepherd approximately 7 months ago. She is a sweetheart, loves everyone, adults and children, and is very quiet and …

Flea And Tick Protection For Australian Shepherds 
I have a 4 month old Aussie. Really enjoying spending time outdoors with her. Today I noticed a tick on her belly. I was wondering what everybody uses …

Is An Australian Shepherd Good With Cats? 
Is an Australian Shepherd good with cats?

Thoughts On Shaving Or Trimming My Beautiful Dog 
I have owned my Margo for several years. I use her as a support dog and we plan to do a lot of traveling this summer to warmer climates. She gets to hot …

Help! Unusal Red Merle Pattern On Face 
Hello, I will be getting a new Mini Australian Shepherd puppy soon and fell in love with a red merle puppy at a breeders. However, in coming home and researching. …

Housebroken, Adopted Australian Shepherd Peeing In House 
Sofie is 5. I adopted her about 3 months ago. She is the sweetest dog. Very loving and well behaved except for one issue. Sofie is housebroken but since …

Australian Shepherd Suffering Epilepsy? 
Have any of you Aussie owners out there been battling undiagnosed seizures? My Aussie Jackson is 1 year and 8 months old. He suffered his first wave …

9 Month Old Female In Heat? 
I have seen a few spots of blood today so thought she was coming into heat but now she is peeing little drops everywhere. Now I'm afraid there is something …

11 Week Old Very Rambunctious Aussie 
We got our male red tri mini Aussie at 8 weeks. Initially he was very well behaved. Now that he's come out of this shell I'm getting a little worried. …

No Health Guarantee a Bad Idea? 
I'm looking at getting a pup and all the legit breeder sites say to make sure you get a health guarantee. The dog I want is from a couple who is raising …

Feeding 9 Week Old Puppy 
I have a mini female red merle that is 9 weeks old. We are feeding her 1 cup of food a day as recommended by the breeder. She always seems to be hungry. …

Question About Aussie Training 
So for a while now I have had my Aussie fetching, coming on command etc. However, when I am not at home I have to bring my dog inside due to the crowded …

First Time Australian Shepherd Pup 
Hey, I'm thinking about getting an Australian Shepherd puppy but not sure if I should or not. I have a 7 year old Jack Russell cross who seems bored …

Worried About Merle Puppy's Eyes 
May I please get your thoughts / advice? We are set to be first time dog owners in a couple of weeks as we will be picking up the merle in the attached …

Too Late For Taping And Gluing Ears? 
Is it too late to tape or glue my 8 month old Aussies ears! The are prick now. Will they stay that way?

Aussie Size At 9 Months 
My 9 month old male Aussie is 43 pounds. He is 20 and a half inches tall. Parents are 55 and 45. Will he get bigger?

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My 10 Week Mini Aussie Has Lice 
I'm afraid to use anything because we don't have his MDR1 test results back yet - any recommendations? My vet wants to give him Revolution - I'm scared …

Help—My Aussie Never Seems To Get Enough Exercise 
Hey Aussie land. I have a 3 year old red tri and she is, to say the least, the love of my life. She was sort of just left at my door step when she was …

Blue Eyed Red-Tri Puppy 
She is a red-tri Australian Shepherd, and is currently 5 weeks old. Her mom is a red tri with amber eyes and the dad's a blue merle. Will her eyes stay …

Crate Training Australian Shepherd Puppy 
So, my 9 week old Aussie puppy has been having trouble with going to the bathroom in her play pen. We started out by leaving her in her kennel for a couple …

Is My Aussie Mixed With Anything? 
This is Rocco and we rescued him about 9 years ago. We of course knew that he is partly Australian Shepherd with his blue merle color but he is bigger …

Mini Aussie Puppy Growing Too Fast? 
Hi, I like the web page and all the info. Question though if anybody can help. I have a mini Aussie puppy that's just over 16 weeks and is about 17 1/2 …

Aussie Puppy Eyes 
Hi, I live in Ankara Turkiye (Turkey) and I am planning to get this puppy from a breeder. Her parents has been genetically tested and her health seems …

Aussie Reacts To Other Dogs 
My Aussie is 16 months old. See go nuts when she sees another dog. She would also do this with joggers and bikers but the "look" command has helped with …

Aussie And Kids 
We love our Milo to death but have a problem with him barking and growling at kids that he doesn't know. We have an 8 month old daughter who he is just …

Health Questions About Appetite, Gagging, Vomiting, and Breathing Issues 
Well I have an 11 month old Aussie and she just came out of heat. In the last 3-4 days she has had a loss of appetite. She also has had other issues like …

New Aussie Mom 
I got an Aussie pup as a companion for my weiner dog because my other dog is old and has arthritis and doesn't play with him anymore, but my Aussie is …

Emotional Support? 
I am looking into getting an Australian Shepherd; but need to know whether they make good emotional support dogs. A family member suffers with depression …

Dog Diseases In Hotel/Motel Rooms And Rest Stops 
We will be traveling across country in May and I was wondering if anyone had heard of pets getting sick from the hotel rooms? I know that some hotels don't …

How Can I Get My Puppy To Take Her Heartworm Pills? 
Our mini puppy, Ridley, had her first vet appointment yesterday, and they gave me a heartworm pill for her to take. It was a miserable experience for both …

Australian Shepherd Color Question 
Cotton is my red Merle Australian Shepherd with white marks and tan points. I just wanted to see if anyone thinks he may have tweed or dilute coloring …

Puppy Aggression 
Hey there. I rescued my sweet female Australian Shepherd, Annie, a little over 3 months ago (as of right now she is 5 1/2 months old) and I have noticed …

Is My Aussie Growing? 
Hi! I was wondering if my 5 and half month old Aussie is growing at the right rate. At 17 weeks, he weighed in at 27.9 pounds. And he's definitely grown …

Does My Aussie Look Like It's Mixed? 
I purchased a puppy off of my local Craigslist. They showed me pictures of his 'parents', and told me he was pure bred with no papers. Initially we were …

How Much Dog Food? 
My adorable 2-1/2 yr old Mini Aussie had a hair cut only to find she is overweight. Now 30lbs. I thought it was her long coat. She has no waist! I have …

4 Month Old Australian Shepherd Bites And Whines Constantly! 
I have a 4 month old Australian Shepherd mix. I know he is a very smart boy because he has already caught on to many things! However; he is constantly …

My Tiny Sierra 
Hi, my 7 week old Aussie weighs only 2.06 pounds but the rest of the litter is around 4.5 pounds. The dad is 54 pounds and the mom is 35 pounds. I was …

How Long Can I Keep My Australian Shepherd Outside? 
It is in the dead of winter, Southwestern Mich and when I leave my Aussie out all year round on my farm, I do not have to put her on a run. Now my swans …

Interpretting Sounds of Aussies 
I asked some questions about my Aussie, Zappa, a while back in this forum and got some great advice. Zappa just turned 1 yr old and I have some questions …

What Breeds Are My Puppy? 
I’m adopting a puppy from a farm and they were stated to be Border Collie/ Blue Heeler mixes. They were ALL born with bob tails, as the mom had one herself. …

My Aussie Has A Thin Coat 
Hello! I have a 4 year old red tri Australian Shepherd. She was spayed at about 7 months old, before first heat. She was very fluffy and Aussie looking …

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Aussies In The Heat 
Hi all! What is your experience with aussies in a hot environment? We live in South Africa with nice winters, but summer-season go up to 35 celcius easy... …

How To Stop Jumping? 
Diesel just won't stop jumping, I've tried every tip I've read. Any suggestions?

Lifespan of Large Australian Shepherds 
Do large Australian Shepherds have a shorter life-span?

Excessive Licking Of Paws 
Hi. My Australian Shepard constantly licks her paws. Is this a trait common to this breed? I am not sure how to treat this. I tried Dinovite at one …

First Visit to the Snow! 
Hello, we are taking our Aussie to the snow for the first time and were wondering if she needs a jacket, shoes, etc?

Daredevil Bella  
Bella is 4 months and 2 weeks old blue Merle Aussie. Where to start... she is energetic, emotional, extremely social, extremely stubborn, very strong …

Australian Shepherd And Apartment Living 
Hey guys, So Australian Shepherds are definitely my dream dog and I've been thinking of getting one. But I don't want to do it until I get some information. …

How To Raise My Aussie With My Crazy Hours!? 
Hey guys!! (No rude comments please) I have a 7 month old Australian Shepherd. He's a beautiful red merle. I got him when he was just about to be 4 months. …

How Long Does It Take For Undercoat To Grow Back? 
How long does it usually take for the undercoat to grow back out fluffy after first time being completely blown? My Chloe blew her coat during her first …

Puppy Name 
I'm getting my Aussie in two weeks and having trouble deciding on a name. He is a blue Merle boy with blue eyes. It looks like he may look alot like his …

Too Much Love 
We have a female 1 1/2 year old Aussie who is very devoted, loving, and of course, energetic. The issue we have is that she licks us - or anyone visiting …

When Do You Like To Spay? 
I have a 8 month red tri female. She is not spayed yet and wanted to know when everyone spayed their Aussie. I was planning on doing it when she turned …

My 4 Month Old Australian Shepherd Is Changing Colors! 
Hello! First of all let me say I posted once before and I had great responses from the community. I appreciate all of you! So I have a 4 month old …

Adding A Third Aussie 
Hi, I have two Australian Shepherd males ages 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 years old. They are both brothers from the same parents but different litters. This coming …

Service Dog Is A "Talker" 
My tri color Diesel is supposed to be my service dog. She will be two years old the 25th and knows all her service chores but her socialization is horrible. …

Trimming Butt Hair 
My question concerns the long, thick hair that many Aussies have on their rear ends and the backs of their hind legs. I understand the AKC "fluffy dog" …

Coat Colour of Puppy 
I'm getting a new puppy. I currently have a Border Collie but have been looking at Aussies. I have a line on a 75% Aussie, 25% Border Collie. Wonderful …

Are Aussies Really The Best Dog For Me? 
We have been considering adding another dog to our family for over a year now and we have settled on an Aussie, but before we make the big leap I want …

My Aussie Pup Seems Too Calm! Is Something Wrong? 
I have a 13 week old Australian Shepherd. I got first pick on the litter and I chose the calmest pup of the bunch. I'm beginning to worry that something …

Itchy Due To Salt Water Swimming 
My Aussie girl Jade is itchy due to salt water swimming. What can help relieve this dry skin?

Aggressive Aussie 
Hi guys! I have a 1 year and 3 month old Australian Shepherd. He is very loving, sweet and very emotionally sensitive. He started to show signs of aggression …

1 Year Old Aussie - Biting and Nipping Problem 
Hi all, I have a 1 year old Aussie, who's amazing. But we got him at 7 months old so he has some slight issues. Me and my girlfriend have been training …

Australian Shepherd Blowing Coat 
My Aussie started blowing her coat in July right around the time she went into her first heat. It started with her buttfluff, now the inside of her back …

Puppy Nipping At Ankles 
How do you stop your puppy from nipping at your ankles?

What Is A Good Companion For My Aussie? 
I have the most loving, social, and outgoing male 4 mo old Aussie (Barkley) and I would like to get him a companion at some point in the next few months. …

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Pooping in House 
My Aussie is 3 years old and is housebroken. He goes to the bathroom outside everyday. However, he still poops in the house at least twice a week. Particularly …

Starting Adult Dog Food 
When should I start my Aussie pup on adult food?

11 Month Old Aussie Extremely Small 
Chloe is my first ever Australian Shepherd, so this has been a huge learning experience. My concern is that she is so tiny. At 5 months old she only weight …

Can A Black Tri And Blue Merle Produce A Red Tri? 
I recently purchased a new red tri puppy, but I'm confused after seeing the parents. The mother is a blue merle and dad is a black tri! I don't fully …

Weight Of Mini Vs. Non Mini Aussie 
Ours is a red merle just turned 4 months old on 8/22/15. She weighs 17 lbs.

My Blue Merle Seems To Have Changed To A Red Merle? 
I have a male Australian Shepherd who was a blue merle baby. He is now two years old and looks more like a red merle now. I read that if their nose is …

Breeding Australian Shepherd With Mini Aussie 
I have a male Australian Shephard that is 19 inches tall and registered. Someone is wanting to sell me a female Mini Australian Shephard, I am trying to …

4 Month Old Aussie Mix Puppy Nips Only Me?! 
Hi everyone! I need help! My husband and I adopted an Aussie mix puppy about a month ago. He is a very sweet and smart puppy the only issue we are having …

My Aussie Wants To Eat Everything And Gets The Runs 
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Help With Submissive Urination 
I have a 4 month old mini female Aussie. We have had her for a month. First of all she's been to the vet no UTI or anything medical. We also know the breeder …

Looking For Breeder Who Will Leave A Full Tail 
I'm looking for an Aussie shepherd puppy but really want one that has its full tail intact. I'm concerned about the naturally bobbed tails due to the genetic …

How Can I Get My Aussie To Jump? 
We got Maggie when she was two months old. We had stairs so she could get on the sofa. She's a year old and does not know how to jump on couch, jump …

Invisible Fence For Our Aussie 
We adopted a male Aussie 6 weeks ago, he is almost 2 yrs old. We live in the country on almost 3 acres and don't have a fence yet and are wondering if …

Australian Shepherd Starting to Show Aggression Toward People 
Hello, I am in desperate need for help. I have an Aussie (he's almost 2) and he has been the best dog in the world, though he is protective of me which …

Picking The Right Breeder 
My husband recently lost our beloved Koda Bear who was a mix of what we think to be Australian Shepherd/Lab. We are beginning our search for a new pup …

Confused About My New Australian Shepherd Puppy 
I got my beautiful 6 week old blue merle female Australian Shepherd, "Zayleigh" about one week ago. I have saved up for a while to buy her. I was so exited …

Weight Gain Of Mini Aussie Puppy 
My 3 month old Mini Aussie gained 5 pounds in 3 weeks. Is that normal? I do not want to over feed him but after reading a forum on this site it sounds …

Enough Exercise for Australian Shepherd? 
We have a six month old Aussie and we exercise her in the morning prior to her breakfast (typically a jog around the neighbourhood or tossing the ball …

Rushing, Barking, And Occasional Nipping 
We recently adopted a 4-year old Miniature Aussie from a shelter. She was initially with a breeder and we are her third owners. Something has been missed …

Should I Ask My Neighbor To Keep Their Dogs Away From The Fence Because They Frustrate My Dog? 
My Aussie is a natural protector/guard dog and very territorial of his home turf. When he senses a threat or a tease, he barks with fury just like a guard …

New to Aussies 
We are new to owning an Aussie... And we love her to pieces. She is a very loveable and hyper. She stays close to me and is protective. My issue is... …

Crate Training 
I have a 16 week old Mini Aussie named Finn and he is having a hard time adjusting to his crate . I picked him up when he was 10 weeks old and he has …

How Can I Control My Aussie's Fence Fighting? 
I adopted a brilliant, male Australian Shepherd at eight weeks. He is now 14 months and neutered. He’s been very socialized since puppyhood, and gets …

Salt Water And Australian Shepherds 
After walking in the Bay, my Aussie seems to have problems or an irritation somewhere on his paws. I can see nothing at all. Could it be the salt water …

Aussie Won't Leave My Side 
Hey everyone. I just got an 8 month old Aussie and I did a lot of research before choosing her as to activities and stimulation to help her stay stimulated. …

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What Do Australian Shepherds Like To Do? 
Hi, everyone. My wife and I just got our first dog, a 14-month-old mini Aussie named Chili. For the first year of his life, he lived outside with probably …

Extreme Protectiveness 
My almost 3 yr old female Aussie, began showing signs of over protectiveness around 18 month and it has gotten worse from there. We worked with a trainer …

Sheila, Our Rescued Mini Aussie 
This is our beautiful mini girl. We rescued her and are so happy we did. We have always had Springers. She is so smart and we were able to train her using …

Will My Puppy Have Blue Eyes Or Will They Change? 
I am getting to bring home my red tri puppy June 30, when he will be 8 weeks old. These are his eyes now. Will they stay blue or is this the normal puppy …

Australian Shepherd Got Aggressive As Person Was Leaving 
A friend of ours visited while I was playing with our Australian Shepherd in the back yard. She is a dog person. She had never seen our Aussie. Our Aussie …

Potty Training Australian Shepherd 
I have 10 weeks old Australian Shepherd puppy and she is peeing all over my house! We are doing crate training and it worked for couple of days but now …

My Australian Shepherd Is So Aggressive 
I got my Australian Shepherd at two months old, I think (or ten weeks? I can't remember). He is almost 8 months old now and neutered only a week ago, but …

Need Help Naming My 'To-Be' Female Australian Shepherd Puppy! 
I'm going to be getting my blue merle female Aussie on July 5th. She was born June 3rd. Gorgeous puppy!! BUT, I am frustrated because I can't decide on …

How Much Should My Australian Shepherd Pup (11 Weeks Old) Eat? 
How much should my Aussie pup (11 weeks old) eat?

First Time Aussie Owner 
I'm getting my first Aussie. She's a red merle with blue eyes. Parents are registered with ASDR and the male is 15.5" female 15". Her name is Skylar. I'm …

Nervous About Post-Spaying Care 
Hi there! My Australian Shepherd, Zona (named after my home state Arizona!), is getting spayed this week. We love our vet and have had nothing but great …

Aussie Afraid To Go Out In Our Yard 
A few weeks ago, our Aussie suddenly became frightened of our backyard; we don't know what scared her. We started taking her to the front yard, but now …

Sheep Farm For Aussie To Try Work 
Where in Florida can I take my Aussie to run with sheep on a farm? Someone told me there is a place in North Florida. Thanks.

Taste Of The Wild 
I've been feeding our 15 week old Aussie Taste Of The Wild puppy formula, both bison and salmon, and up until about 10 days ago he was the most low energy …

Halter Or Leash? 
We are moving from five acres to a city lot and my two Aussies will be needing leash or halter walks a couple times a day. What kind of halter or leash …

Australian Shepherd Lifespan 
We lost our beautiful red dog, Abigail, a couple of days ago. She was thirteen years, eight months, and ten days old. She was the runt of the litter, and …

Aggression In Adopted Australian Shepherd 
Why would my 4 year old adopted Australian Shepherd get aggressive over baby talk? Please help. Thanks.

Is An Australian Shepherd Right For Us? 
Sorry if I'm in the wrong place. If not, I'm looking for advice from Aussie parents. My eldest daughter (16) lost her best friend (a 14 year old small …

White Face Puppy, But Not Bred With Two Merles. Should I Be Worried? 
I'm picking up this little guy in 2 weeks. I am worried about the lack of color around his eyes/ears. His Dad is a Red tri. Should I be worried about deaf/blindness …

Idiopathic Head Tremors 
Our 9 month old male Mini Aussie has had two episodes of this. From what I can gather it is called idiopathic head tremors. It is not harmful to the dog …

New Puppy Questions 
I am getting a 8 week old purebred Australian Shepherd in 8-9 weeks (S/he isn't born yet) but I had some questions as this is my first ever puppy. 1. …

Questions about Trefexis, Nail Trimming, and Bathing 
I just got a 3mo old female Aussie and named her Zappa. Overall, she's absolutely wonderful. But I have some questions. First, Zappa was purchased by …

Puppy Potty Training—Please Help!  
Hi everyone! I just got an Australian Shepherd and I am looking for tips with potty training. Marley is already pretty good with most things but I cannot …

Pregnant Australian Shepherd? 
My husband brought home an Australian Shepherd stray 56 days ago. She was on a job site for 6 months and nobody wanted her. On the last day she stayed …

1 Year Old Australian Shepherd Seems To Tire Easily 
My pup Breeze is obsessed with balls! She loves to retrieve and then instead of giving me the ball, she prances around me, making sure I see the ball in …

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It This An Aussie Mix? 
I wonder if my dog is an Australian Shepherd mix. I hope you can help me. Thank you.

Is This An Australian Shepherd? 
Someone gave us this puppy and told us she was a Aussie I'm not sure if she is or isn't, I've never had one before. I love her regardless, just not sure …

Suggestion For Walking Upset Dog 
When walking our young one we used a regular collar and she wears a back pack with a few full 16 oz cans of tomato sauce in the pockets on each side. I …

When Walking Australian Shepherd Outside On Leash He Goes Crazy 
I have a year old Australian Shepherd red tri named Korben. Very energetic of course and extremely curious. When he was smaller I'd take him on a leash …

What Size Collar For My Puppy? 
Hi! I am getting a little red merle puppy the end of May. He was born 2 days ago! I've begun buying things for my puppy, but do I need to get 2 collars …

Need Safe (Longer Lasting) Chew Treat Suggestions! 
Hello, my husband and I have gotten our first larger-sized dog. Boomer is a 4 month old blue-merle Australian Shepherd and he LOVES food and treats. Because …

Smart Dog Gets Bored Resulting In Behavior Issues 
Hi! I have an Aussie/Border Collie mix that is brilliant and gets bored very easy. She however has a few behavior issues. She listens to my husband but …

Aussie and Cats 
I'm very interested in getting a Miniature Australian Shepard. I have 3 cats and a little concerned on how the dog's natural herding instincts may cause …

New Mini Having A Few Issues Adapting To New Home 
Hi! I recently (one week) brought home a miniature Aussie named Red and I am now living with him in my parents house. Although he is very loyal to me and …

Any Shampoo Recommendations For Very Dry Skin? 
Hi, I was wondering if you could recommend a shampoo for my Australian Shepherd puppy? His skin is very dry and his coat is looking a little dull now. …

9 Year Old Australian Shepherd Nipped Someone She's Known Since Puppy 
We have high herding 9 year old female Aussie who 95% of the time is a total sweetie with visitors. On very rare occasions, unexpectedly and without warning …

Socializing Issues 
I have a 7 month old Mini Aussie. He is struggling with socializing! He can not seem to handle the dog park at all, while being at a human park with me …

Formerly Fearless Australian Shepherd Now Afraid And Skittish 
My 20 month old Australian Shepherd girl has suddenly (last 2 weeks) become afraid of noises. She's skittish. No change in routine or food. Nothing has …

Territorial Australian Shepherd 
How can I stop my male Aussie from being so territorial when it comes to other dogs?

Feeding Frequency Change for Australian Shepherd Pup 
My Aussie Pup, RubiCon is 5 months old. When can I change her feeding schedule to once per day instead of 2? I work full-time and as she's gotten older …

Australian Shepherd Attacks Mini-Aussie 
My question - Our 7 year old Australian Shepherd attacked our Mini Aussie (3 Yr) yesterday Quite severely, I had to yell her off of him, them move her …

My Australian Shepherd Is Very Aggressive And I Need Help 
I adopted the most amazing dog about eight months ago and she has really made my house a home. I got her as a puppy and did my best to raise her right …

Barking At Animals On TV 
Hello. Hope everyone is stayng warm! My 4 year old female is a sweetheart, and it is obvious the breeder from whom I purchased her knew what she was …

Re-Home Or Keep Aussie? 
Looking for suggestions on my Aussie. We have had Boots since he was 10 weeks old, and he is currently 4.5. My husband and I love our Aussie so much; he …

Doggie Dementia? 
My 13 year old red-tri Aussie seems to be confusing daytime and nighttime. At night she will pop up from her bed and wants pets, if I stop she pushes …

Moving To Smaller Quarters 
We have a large house and 1 and 1/4 acres of ground. Circumstances dictate we must move to an apartment complex where we must walk our 5 yr. old Jodi on …

My 1 Year Old Aussie Doesn't Tell Us When He Has To Go! 
We rescued our beautiful Aussie, Sammy, about a month ago. He has been wonderful so far! He is very smart and picking up on training very quickly. We …

Why Does My Aussie Charge Me? 
Hi there! We just rescued Sammy (M-N), our new Aussie, from a rescue here in Illinois. We've had him for about a month and so far he has been an amazing …

Neutering Mini Aussie Pup 
I have a Miniature Australian Shepherd who is now 5 months and 1 week old. When I first purchased him from the breeder she made me aware that the vet could …

Questionable Breeding Policies? 
Hi everyone. We've raised Aussies for 24 years but just now found this site. It's great. I already know the answers to these two questions but wanted more …

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Is This An Aussie? 
I got this tiny little puppy at 8 weeks old off of an ad on Craigslist. She needed a home or was going to be taken to the shelter. She is now 8 months …

What's The Best Puppy Food For This Breed? 
We just took this little bundle of joy on. He was born on Dec 10 and just after one day he has acclimated quite well. We have 2 other dogs and I believe …

How Do I Tell My Neighbor That I Don't Think His Pup Should Be Outdoors In The Cold All Day? 
This is a young beautiful 1.5 year old dog that is left outdoors for hours at a time in the cold weather in the upper Midwest. I feel so bad to see him …

Bringing On A New Puppy 
We have a 2 year old Aussie mix. I am really wanting to get a male puppy this fall. Rudy is the light of our lives and is the best snugger and playmate. …

Flea And Tick Chemical Products, Frontline, Fipronel—Do You Use It? 
I really need your help with names of people who have used the preparation from Frontline, Fipronel. I have your article " Flea and Tick Protection Severe …

Is She An Aussie? 
Hi everyone! This is my precious baby girl Muffin! I rescued her in June 2014 and I believe she was about 6-8 weeks. She's the sweetest, friendliest, most …

Australian Shepherd Aggressive To Strangers 
My 15 month red merle "Sassy" loves everyone she knew as a puppy, cuddly, gentle, loving. Anyone she didn't know she becomes crazy, barking, growling, …

Is The Australian Shepherd The Right Dog For Me? 
I have been looking into getting an Australian Shepherd but have some concerns about whether or not this would be a good dog for me. My biggest concerns …

What's The Best Way To Train A Deaf Australian Shepherd? 
I was wondering what's the best way to train a deaf Aussie?

Help Identify Puppy? 
Me and my wife have been looking for an Australian Shepherd since moving to Hawaii recently and have stumbled upon this pup on Craigslist. I'm not too …

How Long Before You Left Your Aussie Out Of Its Crate During The Day? 
I have a three month old Mini Aussie, and was wondering how long it took before you left your pup out of the crate while at work during the day? She is …

How To Deal With Younger Australian Shepherd Being Too Aggressive With Older Dog And Running Out Into The Street? 
Hello everyone - My husband and I have two Australian Shepherds - one about eleven years old (male) and a female about fourteen months old. I am so frustrated …

Australian Shepherd Aggression With New People 
Hi I have an 8 month Aussie. His name is Jasper. For the most part I’d say he is very well trained for his age. We are getting ready to enter agility classes, …

What's Good For An Australian Shepherd With Dry Flakey Skin? 
I have a two year old Aussie. We are in pretty cold weather and have electric heat so the air is really dry. Her skin on her inner thighs has become dry …

How To Train An Australian Shepherd How To Behave Around Small Children? 
Hi - our 20 month old female Australian Shepherd tends to get into trouble around smaller children, which is not a surprise at all given that they move …

Australian Shepherd Color Standards 
I always hear people talk about Tri's but they are not listed as an acceptable color?

Constantly Nibbling Or Licking My Hand 
Our 9 month old Ty has the oddest behavior and I don't understand it... When he's sitting next to me and I'm petting him, he has to have my hand in his …

Itchy Australian Shepherd 
We just adopted a beautiful 6 month old Australian Shepherd from a rescue over the weekend. I noticed yesterday that he's started itching and biting at …

Mini Australian Shepherd Feeding 
I have a 6 month old Mini Aussie that always seems to be hungry. So much so that I invested in a slow feeding bowl because he could down his food in seconds. …

Australian Shepherd Attacks and Aggressiveness 
Someone please help me. I've tried everything I know to do and it seems like the situation just keeps getting worse! We have 3 female dogs, the oldest …

How Common Is Aggression In Australian Shepherds? 
After looking through the questions in this forum I am feeling a bit nervous about getting my Aussie this weekend. I have seen many comments about aggression. …

Need Boarding—Any Aussie Lovers Living In Austin, Tx Area? 
Need boarding of my daughter's beautiful mini blue merle Aussie. Temporary board for 3-4 months, till she can find a new home. She doesn't have much money, …

How To Test If Australian Shepherd Is A Red Carrier? 
I have a black tri female who is out of a black tri dam and blue sire. What testing can I do to see if she could possibly be a red carrier?

15 Year Old Female Aussie Gagging? 
I have a 15 year old blue merle Beatrice who is a rescue dog that has been the light of my life since she was 6. At 15 now she is getting a little slower, …

Over-Protective Female Australian Shepherd? 
Hi - recently I have noticed that our female Aussie, 20 months old, has been showing some signs of aggression. We recently moved from a busy neighborhood …

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Can Black Tris Have Blue Eyes? 
I thought only merle Aussies had blue eyes, I was always told the merle gene also was responsible for the blue eye. Now I see black tris advertised as …

8 Month Old Aussie Chewing On The House! 
Hello... my beautiful Aussie puppy, Olivia, is eating me literally out of my home! I have found the 7th chew spot today - ANOTHER windowsill. I keep her …

Scared 6 Month Old Mini Aussie 
My 6 month old male Mini Aussie, MO. I've had him since he was 8 weeks old. He is so skiddish, even with me and my son who are his main caretakers if you …

Safe Chew Toys For Heavy Chewer 
My 2 year-old mini Aussie is a gnashing/gnawing chewer and loves Nylabones and will literally scrape through the "Nyla". I'm concerned about him swallowing …

Nexgard Flea And Tick Control? 
I am thinking of changing flea and tick control measures from Parastar Plus to NexGard chewables. Parastar Plus has seemed to work well and seems to cause …

Need Advise About Puppy Teething 🐶 
This is my son Aaron and his girlfriend Sarah's first puppy. Ava is a mini and all Aussie! Ava's teething and they could use some advice. My son says Ava …

Australian Shepard vs Mini Aussie 
I post this question not looking for negative comments about either breed just looking to understand why Mini Aussies are not accepted in the Aussie community. …

Keeping My Aussie Busy? 
My Aussie is 8 months old and I could really use some (lots) of advice on keeping her occupied. 😧 She and I spend at least an hour a day at the park, where …

Serious Behavioral Problems 
My puppy, Indy, is a sweet and loving loyal dog. Sometimes, but lately I cannot get him to listen to a single thing I say. He WILL NOT listen, and I'm …

How Much Do Australian Shepherds Shed? 
Do Australian Shepherds shed? If so how much?

Barking At Ball 
Several times a day I go out in the yard to play 'herd the ball' with my Aussie. She has two that she loves... one a jolly ball and the other is a hard …

Barking At Grandson 
We rescued a Australian Shepard/Border Collie mix when she was about 10 mos old and is now 7 yrs old. She will bark and sound mean when people or other …

Adding A Second Female Aussie 
We have a 5 year old female Aussie and are debating getting an 9 week old Aussie pup (female). I have read that having two females in not wise and just …

What To Feed My New Puppy? 
Hello everyone!!! So excited to be a (almost) proud new mommy!!! I will be getting my darling lil pup, Sidney, next week. Could someone please tell …

Adopting A 6 Year Old Aussie To Accompany Our 13 Month Old 
Hi folks, We have an opportunity to take in a 6yo spayed male Aussie named Gunner, who happens to the be the Uncle of our 13 month old pup Zola. Zola …

Aussie Adoption 
Greetings, my name is Russ Peters. My wife and I have been trying to adopt a purebred Aussie since September of last year. We have experience raising Aussies …

Best Medications For Little Aussies 
What is the best medication for flea & tick control and also heartworm control?

Excited Barking In The Car 
My three-year-old Mini Aussie barks in the car out of sheer joy and excitement on the way to meet her fur-buddies most mornings. She usually waits a few …

My 7 Month Male Aussie, Keeps Getting On My Bed Messing It Up And Then Peeing On It. Why? 
HELP... My 7 month male Aussie, keeps getting on my bed messing it up and then peeing on it. WHY?

My Aussie Just Doesn't Want To Eat In The Afternoons! 
I have a nervous rescued Aussie who eats in the AM, albeit with concern... I cannot change the routine! In the afternoons I have to feed him with my hand …

What Is A Good Flea Treatment To Use? 
I'm looking for a flea treatment that isn't harmful or as harmful as most. I live in Washington State and it has stayed warmer this year longer than usual. …

Do You Think This Is An Mini Aussie? 
Do you think this is an Aussie or is he mixed with something? He is 8 weeks old.

Outcome Of Tri To Tri Breeding 
Is there any chance of getting a merle, out of a tri to tri breeding, when there is a parent to both sire and dam that are merle's?

Aussie Reacts Spastic If Held 
My 1 year old Australian Shepherd reacts violently if we have to hold her to remove a tick or look in her ear when she's been scratching. The breeder told …

Marking Behavior + Asking For Door 
My Australian Shepherd puppy is 5 months old, and he has been great so far. He is crate trained and when out of the crate he now asks for the door. He …

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Empty Water Bowl 
Why does she empty out her water bowl (she uses front paws in digging motion to get all the water out of her bowl).

Australian Shepherd Extremely Afraid of Humans 
So I rescued this amazing Australian Shepherd. Love him. My buddy when we are alone at home. However, he was not well socialized, a skeleton and had mange …

Aussie Mix Crazy On Walks (But Only When I Least Suspect It) 
Hello! I recently adopted a 1 year old Aussie Mix from local rescue group. I live in an apartment and he is doing great; being a mix he's only around 35# …

Single Eye Dilation 
Anyone ideas as to why my puppies eye will dilate like the picture shown? It doesn't seem to occur with any kind of regularity or cause. He's 18 weeks …

How To Handle Discovered Mom And Pups 
I just found a Mother Aussie with her pups underneath a vacant building. She is aggressively protective as you can imagine. I left a dish close by with …

Whether Or Not To Adopt A Second Mini Aussie As A Friend For Our 1 Year Old Mini 
We have a 1 year old Mini Aussie who is (of course) very active. We are looking into adopting another young adult Mini Aussie as a friend for our little …

Fence Climbing 
Our 18 month old Auusie is a wonderful family dog. Everyone, I repeat, everyone loves her with one exception: the neighbors previously abused, vicious …

Double Merle Australian Shepherd 
The other day I (although unknowingly) picked up an 8 week old double merle puppy. I had gone to get a completely different breed of dog but she chose …

Body Slamming? 
When my Aussie plays sometimes she slams her whole body into me, which hurts a lot! I grab her and tell her no firmly, but then she growls and tries to …

Buying A Puppy From A Breeder 
Getting an Australian Shepherd on Saturday from a breeder. I just checked her website and she posted pics of both the parents and they are both merle. …

Anyone Found A Durable Frisbee? 
Like a lemming, I keep making my weekly Frisbee order to Amazon. Not only can't I find one that will withstand my Aussie's teeth, actually fly, and not …

4 Year Old Miniaute Aussie Scratching And Itching 
My four year old Mini Aussie is scratching the hair off her legs and her butt area. Itching and scratching a lot. When I brush her there is a lot of dandruff. …

Young Puppy Will Not Stop Leading Another Puppy By The Neck 
This is a new on on me. We have had Aussies since 1981. This is a long read but all information is below. At this time we have 3 Aussies (full size) …

Need Advice From Other Owners Who've Helped Dogs Through Joint Surgery (Hip/Knee) 
I'm looking for advice and experiences of other Australian Shepherd owners who have gone through joint surgeries and recoveries with their dogs. Specifically …

Why Does My Aussie Whine When I Get Ready? 
When I get ready, for just about anything, my 10 month old Australian Heeler whines. When I put my makeup on, she whines the entire time. Same when I'm …

Aussies And Yards Without Fences 
I have a very young Australian Shepherd, and we just moved into a home that does not have the best fence. In some places, the fence is only about 3 feet …

My Aussie's Skin Problems 
He is a lovely red Merle. At about 7 years old, he developed, after boarding, 2 red sores or lesions that would look like a bite from either a snake or …

Wild Child 9 Month Old Mini Aussie 
We have a 9 month 38 lb Mini Aussie (Bruno). He is a wild child. Will he calm with age?

Pooping Outside 
Hello :) My husband and I just got a 15 week old miniature Australian Shepherd from a breeder this past Thursday. He's been doing great so far. The only …

Sleepy Aussie 
My 1.5 year old Aussie doesn't like to play, isn't incredibly interested in treats, and I'd say she's interested in me about 85% of the time. However my …

Puppy In Heat 
Our little girl Aussie went into heat this morning. My husband was outside for about an hour and came back in to a mess of blood and that she has pooped! …

Sprayed by Skunk 
If your Australian was sprayed by a skunk PLEASE help! Our Aussie got sprayed by a skunk a few nights ago. That morning we bathed her with Odormute. …

Eating/Chewing Problems 
My 6 month old male Aussie acts like he is always starving, gets fed well, and eats holes in walls, chairs, doors etc. What is wrong? He won't even touch …

Proper Way To Socialize Puppy? 
I have a 3 month old Mini Aussie and need advice on socializing. He is ok with people but scared of other dogs. I found a dog park near our house and …

My Aussie Hates Grooming 
I have a 4 year old girl since she was a new pup. She has always hated a brush or comb. I run her off leash several miles everyday. Burrs are a constant …

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Need Examples of Jobs for Australian Shepherds 
Everyone keeps saying that Aussies need a job but no one can seem to give me concrete examples of what those jobs could be - aside from herding sheep, …

To Crate? Or Not To Crate? 
I am going to be a first time Aussie owner in 2 weeks! We are a family of 4 (children ages 6, and 15), we live on 4 acres, and I work from home. I have …

Red Merle To A Red Tri Makes All Red? 
I have a red merle Australian shepherd female and red tri male that I plan to breed when they are both old enough. I have talked to several breeders and …

Feeding A Rescue Dog 
We just rescued an Aussie and now she is hardly eating at all (not a bite today). She did have some diarrhea when we first got her back. I would appreciate …

Excessive Barking; What Can I Do To Stop It? 
We have a fenced yard for the dogs to play etc. But new puppy when left in there with other dogs, which he gets along with, will stand at the back and …

Aussie Barks At Strangers 
My 4 month old Aussie is hard to take on walks and go outside with because she always barks at people in a defensive way, and it sometimes scares them, …

Full Blood Australian Shepherd? 
I have never had an Aussie before, but I may be adopting one. He is 8 months old. The vet wasn't very clear when I asked if he was full blooded Aussie. …

Fear And Spay 
My new Aussie is almost 6 months old. We've had her for 3 months now and although she has been continuously positively exposed to life, she still seems …

Getting Dragged To Australia 
Our Aussie, Oliver, is simply wonderful... in the house, playing frisbee, at the end of a walk, and if the Site published our picture of him with a baby …

Patella Luxation (Knee Bone Dislocation) 
My 9 month old Miniature Aussie has been diagnosed with patella luxation. It means keeping her quiet for a month after surgery. Has anyone had experience …

How Can I Help My Aussie Be Less Afraid Of Everything? 
I have a mini Aussie who is 9 months old, and he is sweet playful, and has such a kind heart. He was very well socialized and loved people, abandoned my …

Aussie Has Cracks In Paws 
I have a 1 and half year old Auss. Her paw pads seem really cracked. Like dry skin. Some on the largest pads and some cracks are on the side of the pads. …

Standard Size And Crystals In Urine 
I have a 5 month old blue merle male. I am concerned he is not the standard size I was told I would get through a breeder. He is now roughly 30lbs. Additionally, …

Aussie Tails 
I noticed that European Aussies have their tails, are there breeders in the US that have puppies with tails?

Grooming An Aussie 
Twice now (two different groomers) I have asked for Diesel my 6 year old male aussie to be shaved down for the summer. Both groomers complied without …

What Do You Do About Early Signs Of Aggression? 
My 13 week old Australian Shepard is beginning to get snippy. She tried to get into the garbage and I pushed her away by the shoulder. When I did that …

New Puppy Is Such A Picky Eater At 8 Weeks Old! Help! 
Hi everyone, I got my Aussie puppy yesterday, he is 8 weeks old and the breeder fed him Mighty Dog beef 3 times per day and left the kibble in a bowl out …

Why Is My Mini Aussie Biting? 
I just moved and lately, my dog Millie, has been nipping at people's faces she doesn't know very well. She is only a year old and when we moved, all these …

Nipping Turning Into Biting 
My 3 year old Aussie is a nipper that usually doesn't hurt or break the skin but when he is uncomfortable with someone and seems to not trust that nip …

I Am Adopting An Aussie Pup But I'm Worried That Our Family's Lifestyle Will Be To Different For Him 
I am adopting an Aussie pup that is 2 months old but I'm worried that our family's lifestyle will be too different for him. He is being raised on a farm …

Alpha Female During Walks 
Our blue merle, Charlotte, is fantastic but for one problem: she acts out of control with other dogs during our walks. She ranges from aggression with …

Flea And Tick Preventive 
What type of flea and tick preventive have you had success with? We have 2 Aussies and have been using Advantix 11 for quite some time. They are now having …

Cut Or Not To Cut! 
My Mini 8 month old has a very thick coat and looks as though she has britches on and huge hips! Consequently she looks out of proportion with a small …

Working With A Rescued Aussie 
I am a 20 year old college student who just saved an Aussie from a misfitting home. She is a 6 month old blue merle and is just a doll most of the time. …

Unequal Sized Pupils 
I have a 4 1/2 month old blue eyes Aussie. He was playing and completely fine. Took about a 10 min nap and woke up with one pupil completely dialated and …

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Got Puppy Too Early And I Need Advice 
I was just recently on vacation and got my first Aussie puppy. The breeder had sold all but two pups. She was 5 weeks old when I got her. Now, before everyone …

Heartworm Med Intolerance, Help Please 
Aspen is a 10 year old female red merle Aussie (with pink skin and a lot of white in her coat). I rescued her when she was 5. She and I are very close …

Adapting An Aussie To Living In An Apartment 
Concerned... I have a 2 1/2 month Aussie puppy. We live in the suburbs, but in an apartment with no backyard. Is this breed adaptable to this type of environment? …

Consistent Biting 
My 14 week old puppy consistently attacks my 11 year old son's shoes every day, multiple times. If he walks by, the puppy will attack his feet by lunging, …

Loves To Read! 
My 8 month old pup is very receptive to positive training and is an excellent student. But... she has always loved to take books, magazines and any paper …

Need Advice About 10 Week Old Deaf Puppy 
I have a 10 week old puppy who is deaf. He is a great addition to the family but I am looking for any advice.

Pink, On 5 Year Old Tri Mini Lower Lips, Nose And Eye Rims 
Roxy is 5 years old and always has had black nose, eye rims and lower jaw lips. In the last six months her black line around her lower lips has turned …

Split Face Aussie 
Hello, I am getting my first Aussie puppy in two days! She had split face (brown markings around one eye and white around other). She also had one brown …

Is This An Australian Shepherd Puppy? 
I want to know if this puppy in this picture is an Australian Shepherd or a mix between a Husky and a Golden Retriever?!

Aggressive Behavior Toward Dogs 
My 6 year old Aussie girl has been getting increasingly aggressive toward dogs we meet on our walks. She's fine at first, nose touching, stump wagging …

FOUND!! Red Merle Aussie Male, Berea, KY 
I would really love to reunite him w/his family. I've found a lot of rescue sites but none that allow me to post a found pet.

Aggressive Play 
Remy is a 13 month old, neutered male Aussie. We brought Remy into our house to be a playmate for our 12 month old, neutered, female Sheltie. They bonded …

12 Week Old Aussie And Cats 
I have a 12 weeks old Aussie and two 8 month old cats. He has taken to chasing, jumping and even snipping at them and their tails whenever they are in …

Toy, Mini Or Full 
I have a Australian Shepherd and was told it was regular size. I love her no matter what size but I am questionable about her size. At 8 weeks she is only …

Why Do Small Aussie Dogs Female Or Male Scoot On Their Seats? 
My female Miniature Toy Aussie now and then scoots on her seat, does anyone know why?

Do Red Merles Have A Different Temperament? 
A fellow breeder claims that red merles are more snippy or aggressive / sassy than other colors. Has anyone noticed different attitude tendencies between …

Dog Dislikes 
My Aussie is a perfect dog 99% of the time. However, there is a dog in the neighborhood he hates (for lack of a better word). This dog has done nothing …

Odd Staring Behavior 
Garbo is our 2nd Aussie, a 4 year old rescued stray we've had for 7 months, so we know nothing about her background. We just started working with a behavior …

Australian Shepherd Grooming Issues 
My 10 month old female Aussie hates being groomed. She has never willingly let us brush her and she bites and growls at every type brush we have tried. …

Intense Biting Of Flesh (Beyond A Nipping Issue) 
My family adopted an Aussie about 2 weeks ago from a breeder. Riley is 13 weeks now and is very playful, but 2-3 times a day, in 30 min spurts, he goes …

Change In Temperament After Spaying 
I have a three year old Mini Aussie. She had a seizure at 12 weeks and they never determined a cause. Because of that, we were afraid to have her sedated …

Parastar Plus? 
We live in an area where ticks abound and find it sadly necessary to apply a pesticide to our Mini Aussie. We have been using K9 Advantix II, but our …

My Aussie Is Chewing Everything Up! How Can I Get Her To Stick To Her Chew Toys? 
My 8 month old Aussie chews up EVERYTHING. Especially things she is not supposed to chew up. When will she stop chewing and how can I train her to not …

Mini Or Full Size Aussie 
12 weeks 17.5 pounds how big can he get?

Rescue Nervous/Excited With Loud Noises/Voices, Pees And Paces 
I have an older Aussie that I loved so much that I decided to get another through a rescue. The rescue Aussie is younger and having some anxiety issues …

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2 Year Old Not Having Heat 
My female who turned two in January 2014 has only had 1 heat at 9 months old. She is fine and healthy, I hope. I had a vet tell me to spay her?? She is …

Winter Boots for Dogs 
My husband is horrified I am even considering getting my very active 'manly' Aussie a set of winter booties! This has been a tough winter in NY and …

My Australian Shepherd Recently Started Acting Very Nuerotic, Has Anyone Ever Experienced This? 
I have a 3 year old male Australian Shepherd. He's wonderful and sweet but recently he has started acting funny. At first he was licking his paws obsessively …

What Age Should I Neuter My Aussie? 
What age do you recommend neutering Aussies?

Any Tips To Deal With Florida Weather? 
I currently own two female Aussies, we are about to move to Miami Florida. Any tips to keep them cool and healthy?

What Causes Diarrhea In My Minature Aussie? 
I have a 3 1/2 year old Minature Aussie and in 2012 she landed in the hospital with a severe case of gastroenteritis and pancreatis. In the hospital a …

Best Companion For An Australian Shepherd 
I was wondering what breed would get along best with my Aussie, besides another Aussie. Though I love the breed, mine is extremely shy around strangers …

What Causes Aggression With SOME Other Dogs? 
My Aussie is great with people and other dogs. When we visit the dog park he is fantastic with all around him... however in some cases when other dog comes …

Siezure Treatment 
What is the best medicine to treat seizures in Aussies?

Deafness In Aussies 
Dear Friends, My family and I are in the process of rescuing a four month old Aussie bitch who is deaf. She is a homozygous merle (i.e. double merle) …

Anything And Everything I Can Learn... 
We made the decision to add a beautiful Australian Shepherd boy to our family and will have him the first week of February. Will be 8 weeks old, AKC, tail …

Eye Drainage 
My black tri Aussie has always had eye drainage (eye boogery stuff). I asked the vet about it and they stated if she is rolling around in the dirt etc …

Anybody Know Of Any Healthy Bones, Rawhides? 
I've recently been educated on how rawhides, compressed rawhides, and bones are manufactured and processed and it worried me. It said companies even trick …

Ring Worm Problem On My Aussie 
My Aussie has a ring worm on her belly. How do I get rid of it and keep me from getting it too! Thank you. :)

Australian Shepherd Jumping On Everything 
My Aussie is 2 and we have had trouble with jumping since day 1. We took him to a trainer and tried everything in the book but nothing is working he jumps …

Capstar 
An oral medication for fleas, is it OK to give it to our Aussies?

14 Week Old Australian Shepherd Female Nipping, Biting, Humping 
I have a new Aussie pup who is displaying some challenging behaviors to me when she get overly excited. She is biting and nipping at my ankle and calves …

Puppy Energy Levels - Are They Truly Indefatigable? 
Zola is our just over 10 week old bob tailed black tri and we are in our 3rd week with her in our home. The question I have is, just how much energy do …

Our Aussie Is Blowing His Coat In Winter 
Our male Aussie has started shedding his coat in the winter instead of in late spring like he used to. It may have to do with the fact that he is 14 years …

Jumping Up And Nipping At Arms 
I have a 4 year old Aussie who gets excited when he meets some one on a hike or that comes in the house, he wiggles his butt and looks real happy but then …

On/Off Mushy Stools 
I have a 5 month old Australian Shepherd that has eaten the same dog food the breeder used since we got her. She seems to have very soft stools. Sometimes …

Runner 
How do I get my runaway Aussie to come back to me? She is perfect in the house, follows all my commands, but when she gets outside and gets off the leash—GONE. …

What Is The Best Dog Food For A Mini Aussie? 
What is the best dog food for a Mini Aussie?

Soft Squeaky Ball?? 
My poor Aussie needs a new ball. My Aussie LOVES to squeak a ball with her nose. Problem is, most balls I see in the store are too tough for her to do …

Help, Male Mini Aussie Aggressive Toward People And Other Dogs 
I have a 5 year old male, neutered Mini Aussie, who has been becoming more and more aggressive toward dogs and people he doesn't know. I am his second …

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Sick Dog Throws Up After Eating 
Anna is 9 months old and for the last week, she eats her dry food and within 2-4 hours she throws up the food. The Vet ran x-rays and no obstructions …

Is Having A Litter Good? 
We have owned Aussies for years but always males. We decided to change and currently have one dog and one bitch Aussie. She has great breeding and is turning …

Run Away Aussie! 
My Australian Shepherd (14 months) is usually extremely well behaved. 98% of the time he listens, the other 2% of the time he's already run so far he cannot …

Is It Normal For A Female's Behavior To Change Before She Goes Into Heat? 
My little girl is about to hit her second actual cycle in the next two weeks or so. But her behavior has been completely different then how she normally …

Size By Age Of Dog 
My male Australian Shepherd is 5 months old and weighs 20 lbs. Everyone keeps asking me if he is a minnie and we bought him from a kennel that had both …

My 1-Year-Old Aussie Is Biting Me Very Aggressively Outside 
Sometimes she just turns on me outside. Out of nowhere (or when I scold her) she will rush at my feet. When I scold her for that, she becomes a bit neurotic …

Can I Deworm My Aussie Puppie? 
I have a 2 month old Australian Sheppard Kelpie mix, he keeps yapping and biting at his rear end and family and friends have told me this could mean he …

How to Stop Dogs Barking at Everything? 
I have 2 Miniature Australian Shepherds. They bark at the air. Any noise they bark. How can I stop this?

Australian Shepherd Nipping And Growling At My Son 
We have a 3 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd. We've only had him three weeks. His last owners didn't have time to play with him. He is mainly my ten year …

Breeding My Female 
I have a female mini Aussie that is considered a "merle"... however, she has more black markings with a little white and tan on her legs and face. Her …

Knee Joint Loose 
Vet recommends Dasuquin with MSM by Nutramax. Please provide input.

Aussie Doesn't Seem To Be Growing 
Our Aussie, Boomer, is a tri-color male 8 mos old. The last month he has seemed to stop growing. Last month at the vet he weighted 36 pounds and now maybe …

Injured Aussie—Want City To Pay Vet Bill 
My husband took our Aussie for a walk a few evenings ago. She stepped on a rusty old piece of a sign post that had been left sticking up from the ground. …

I Would Like To Know If My Puppy Is A Purebred Is There Anyone Who Can Help Me? 
Is my puppy a purebred? Her parents look like Aussies but I just was wondering. Note from Anton: You can have a dog breed DNA test done to find …

Fearful Aussie Cross - Help Please! 
I have an 18 month old Texas Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog and Australian Shepherd cross) who, since he was 5 months old, is terrified of people and animals. …

Coloboma Question 
I just got an Australian Shepherd pup from a breeder. I thought the patch in his eye was marbling, but as i looked into it I'm pretty sure it's a coloboma. …

Helping Our New Aussie Transition 
We are about to adopt a 2 year old, well-trained male Aussie from family members who live on the opposite side of the country. We had owned a Golden Retriever …

3 Month Old Aussie Nipping 
Hello, My 3 year old Aussie male has been having an issue with nipping people. They have been people who have been out on walks that we meet and know him …

When Is A Good Time In Their Life To Be Neutered? At What Age? 
At what age do you get the dog neutered?

Epilepsy and Australian Shepherds 
In July I gave my Aussie Frontline Plus. The next day he had a seizure. I freaked!!! He has had 11 of them so far. The last time he had 5 on Labor Day. …

I Have An Australian Shepard or Shepard X (Color?) 
I have an Australian Shepard or X and was wondering what color he is. He is mostly white, but has some dots around the ears and a black spot on the base …

Bladder Stones 
I have 7 dogs part Aussie. One has bladder stones (2). Is there any brand of food I can feed them that might prevent them, Besides wonsong?

Aggressive Aussie 
My 10 year old female has become very aggressive. She never has been very friendly with anyone. She does have a brother who is also an Aussie, 6 years …

Panting and Pacing 
Hi Everyone! I have a red merle Aussie rescue. He is about 13 and is now sleeping all day and panting and pacing at night. Last night I took him out four …

Aussie Health—Rapid Breathing 
My 10 year old Aussie has developed a very fast breathing rate... up to 90 breaths a minute, and not in a panting state. This is at rest. He is not overweight. …

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My Mini Aussie Is Afraid Of My Husband 
I have a 5 month old male Mini Aussie and he is terrified of my husband to the point where my husband is so frustrated that he wants to get rid of him. …

When "Leave It" Doesn't Work 
My 2.5 year old Aussie knows the "leave it" command, and she usually obeys. "Usually" is not good enough. She just had a bout of really bad, mucusy diarrhea …

Is My Aussie Normal? 
My Auss is now almost 9 months. She acts more like a lazy old dog than a puppy since I got her at 4 months. She's not at all excited about fetching whether …

Metronidazole For Diarrhea 
My 2.5 year old Aussie has diarrhea of unknown origin. A veterinarian wants to give her metronidazole. I have read about it online, and there are some …

Coming When Called 
We have had our little Trip for 7 days, he is now 15 weeks old. For the first 14 weeks or as soon as he could go outside the breeder let him just run …

My New Puppy Is Biting Me So HARD And Is Infatuated With My Hands! 
I recently adopted a puppy, Dakota, from a shelter at 8 weeks old. I've now had her for 2 1/2 weeks and she's a gem and I love her. Because she is a shelter …

Aussie and Yellow Lab Hybrid? 
Hello, Our neighbor has a litter of puppies who come from a pure breed Aussie and a pure breed Yellow Lab. Does anyone have experience on how these dogs …

Teenage Attitude 
I believe my Aussie is a teenager! She has selective hearing and sometimes doesn't listen! Yikes, does anyone have problems like that?

How Can I Get My Dog Interested In Frisbee? 
I have a almost 2 year old Australian Shepherd and I am trying to get her interested in playing frisbee. We play short sessions in the house where she …

At What Age Will My Australian Shepherd Puppy Stop Growing? 
At what age will my Aussie puppy stop growing?

Dog Changing Color 
My dog is now on thyroid medication and has changed from a black white gray merle to patches of brown. Even her tail has changed. She is mix of Australian …

Two Year Old Female Australian Shepherd Showing Aggression With Certain Dogs 
Our 2 year old female Aussie is showing aggression with certain dogs. Whether she sees them through the window or meets them on leash in the neighborhood, …

Uncommon Aussie Color Breeders? 
I'm looking for a show line breeder who produces 'uncommon' colors as in, EE red, solid merles, bi-merles, sables, muddy merles, blanket merles, tweeds, …

Old Dog And New Dog Fighting 
She is awesome, and convinced us we needed another. We love the dog, does everything right, smart, friendly, playful, etc... We recently added …

Excessive Panting... What Is Excessive? 
I have a very healthy nine month old Aussie and she seems to pant a lot. I try to keep the house very cool but notice this more at the end of the day, …

Dog Vomiting 
I tried to ask this once before but I'm not sure it went through. My Sammy is vomiting. He vomits food he's eaten as much as two hours ago and with it …

Toy/Food Possessiveness 
Any suggestions about how to end toy/treat possessiveness?? I've tried "trading" something better for treat/toy. And I've tried dropping yummy pieces of …

Ear Taping/Gluing 
My three month old male has pointy ears. He is not a show dog and will never be a "baby daddy", but he is a good looking Aussie. Does anyone have advice …

Eating Grass 
All of the sudden, my 6 year old female Aussie has started eating a lot of grass. It does not seem to effect her, and she is very picky only to eat new …

New Aussie Mom! Suggestions? 
I will be bringing home my new little boy in just a few days (he will be 8 weeks old then) and he is my first Aussie! I've had many dogs in the past and …

Clipping For The Summer Heat 
I have a red tri and she is getting mats on her hips, hot spots. I've been told that clipping them for the summer heat will cause the fur to grow back …

How To Overcome Fear Of Getting In The Car? 
I recently adopted an Aussie from a foster home about 3 hours away. He got sick in the car on the way home and has refused to get in the car since then. …

Puppy Itching And Lump On Cheek 
Hi, our new Aussie girl (12 weeks) Flossie itches, bites and scratches herself alot (no fleas) and also has a few lumps on her cheek, 3 or 4 mm big, brown, …

Leg Injury 
My 4 year old has exhibited a slight limp for the past few weeks. It comes and goes depending on what type, and how much, exercise she engages in. Is this …

Dog Off To Training 
I have a aggressive Aussie that is now 9 months old. He is the most loving dog as long as its with us but anyone else he attacks and is almost impossible …

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Cancer in Australian Shepherds 
We are potentially dealing with cancer in our 7 year old male Aussie (purebred blue merle). Cancerous lump on his right shoulder. Still waiting for an …

Has Anyone Experience With Growth Plate Fractures In Puppies? 
We found this puppy at the rescue. She is 6 months old and they found she has what they think are growth plate fractures in her hind legs. Has anyone …

New Puppy and Older Dog 
My husband and I had been wanting a new dog for a while now. We already have a 9 year old Maltese named Oliver. Well, we decided on getting a Miniature …

New Aussie Puppy Owner Questions 
I bought my first dog yesterday, an Australian Shepherd. She has been sleeping A LOT. The woman I bought her from said she is almost two months old. When …

Previously Bred Female 
What are the risks of adopting a 9 year old Aussie previously used in a breeding program?

9 Week Old Mini Aussie Growling And Barking 
Hello everyone! I hope someone has some helpful insight to this case. I recently brought home an 8 week old Mini Aussie I bought from a reputable breeder. …

Pacing Aussie/Boxer Mix 
Harley is now 8 years old, for years he has been running the perimeters of his area (underground fence), back and forth continuously for hours, and will …

Herding Instinct 
I inherited a 5 year old Australian Shepherd a few months back. Every time we go outside he gets out in front of my other 2 dogs and tries to herd them …

Border Collie 
I love this sight so much for information on my Australian Shepherd!!! I was wondering if anyone knew of anything like this for border collies? as I have …

Pure-Breed "Lethal White" Or Can It Be Mixed? 
I am a boy from Spain. Last year, I rescued a dog from the street and now he's part of our family. Firstly, I didn't know which breed he belonged to. Now …

How To Stop My Aussie From Barking At Visitors? 
How to stop my Aussie from barking at visitors? One bark is ok but he will not stop even if I go and hug the visitor. He is 6 months this week. Thank …

Training Siblings 
What advice do you have for training siblings? I have two year olds, male and female, and struggle with the female challenging my authority. When the male …

7 Year Old Australian Shepherd Is Losing Her Fur Coat 
Can anyone tell me why my 7 year old Aussie is losing her fur coat. She is eating well and does not seem to be bothered by anything.

Bad Reaction To Heartguard 
Not long after my two year old had all his immunizations I gave him his first Heartguard dose of the season. He became lethergic, avoided water, barked …

I Have An Aussie Mixed Puppy I Saved From The Shelter... 
Hi! I took my children to the shelter to save a puppy. We chose an Aussie mix and we are trying to figure out what other kind of dog it is mixed with or …

Are These Trips To The Vet Normal? 
My Aussie is 5 months. She has had a problem with frequently urinating, yelping occasionally and running off. Squatting and walking while peeing in the …

3 Month Old Puppy... New to Puppy Care 
Hi everyone! I recently brought home an Aussie/Lab mix. She is a wonderful addition to the family and wants only to please us. She will be 3 months this …

Shaving A Working Aussie 
I've seen a lot of opinions on shaving Aussies, but mine specifically pertains to a working dog. My Aussie goes out with me riding anywhere from 8-20 miles. …

Should 9 Week Old Aussies Be Very Shy? 
I met a 9 1/2 week old Aussie yesterday with the hopes of bringing her home. She was very shy and would not come to me and really wanted nothing to do …

T-Shirt For Dogs 
I was wondering if anyone has tried the t-shirts that help control anxiety, barking, jumping and if they work on Aussies?

My Aussie Is Aggressive 
We have a 7 month old Aussie that we can not stop his aggression. I have never had a dog that will bite kids and to be honest do not want one. How do we …

Aussie Panting A Lot 
We have a 4.5 year old spayed Aussie. Fabulous. Bright. Energetic. Typical Aussie. Pants a lot. A whole lot. House is a cool 69-70 degrees. Southeast Louisiana, …

Peeing While Excited 
I have a 6 month old Aussie/Border Collie, and every time someone comes over or when I get home from work she tinckles/pees when she comes close or if …

Destructive Aussie 
Our Aussie is a little over 2 years old. He has destroyed alot of things including kid's toys, air conditioner cover, grill cover, apple trees, and other …

How Do I Get My Ten Month Old To Stop Growling? 
We got are black tri a week ago. He's great with me and my kids but when my husband comes over he growls and tries to hide in the hall still growling. …

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HELP: The Neighbor's Swing Set 
Our neighbors have a swing set for their grandchildren just outside our backyard fence. When the dogs are out, they bark so loudly and try jumping over …

Refuses Certain Tricks 
Hi all! Any advice would be much appreciated! I have a five and a half month old Aussie male pup. He's very smart and does at least 20 different tricks! …

Aussie Teeth Cleaning? 
My Aussie is 3 1/2. My vet says she has grade one or minor redness at the gumline. She said my dog should have a cleaning ($500). I hate to have her …

What Is A Good Brand Puppy Food? 
We have always used Iams but the breeders had them on Blue Diamond. Lot's of problems with loose stool.

Can I Thin The Coat? 
I've adopted a 1 1/2 year old male mini? (weighs 15 # with all this hair). I did a grooming with under coat rake, pin brush, and slicker brush and trimmed …

Sensitive Tummies 
We have a sweet 14 week puppy, who has been suffering from small amounts of blood in her stool for awhile now. Sometimes it's diarrhea and sometimes it's …

8 Week Merle Aussie Continuously Peeing 
My girlfriend and I recently just got a beautiful female Aussie merle pup, named Skylar. We love her so much and are crate training her. She whined the …

Female In Heat? 
I have two Australian Shepherds, one male two years and one female 4 months. I was wondering if its possible she's in heat? My male is acting like she …

Male Australian Shepard 
My Aussie is 6 months old and every time he sees someone else he pees even when taking him for a walk how do we stop this?

Aussie and Border Collies? 
Recently I added a 3 1/2 month Aussie female and 3 1/2 month Border Collie female to my home. I have had them 2 weeks. The Aussie is very easy going, mellow …

Puppy - Separation Issues and Kennel Training 
I have a 4.5 month old Aussie that we are struggling to crate train, and leave alone. I'm looking for help/guidance from other Aussie owners! We work …

My Two Aussies Are Constant Food Scavengers! 
Two 6 year old Aussies are terrible counter and table surfers. They are constantly, nonstop, always looking for food! Like scavengers! They are garbage …

Australian Shepherd Tricks 
Hi Everyone, I'd love to hear what kind of tricks your Australian Shepherd has learned. How many tricks do they know? How did you teach them? How long …

Jumping And Nipping In One Particular Area And Circumstance 
I have a 5.5 month old, female Australian Shepherd named Amy. She's my first Aussie, and I have enjoyed her so much. She's brilliant and knows all the …

Pink Nose On Pup 
Hi there, My husband and I just put down a deposit for a red merle puppy. She has BRIGHT blue eyes and is gorgeous and super sweet personality. I am …

How Do I Properly House Break My Aussie? 
I have a 10 week old aussie, and we are having troubles getting her completely house trained. By that, I mean, not potting in the house. Questions …

Breeders Who Like Tails 
I purchased my first Aussie from petfinder. He came with tail included. Yippee! He is my Velcro dog. I would like to purchase a mini or toy Aussie …

Is My Australian Shepherd Puppy A Tri Or A Merle? 
My pup is 8 weeks old. She has five different colors in her coat (brown, white, light brown, gray and copper). The breeder says shes a tri but vet tech …

Job For 13 Week Aussie 
What kind of job can I give my 13 week Aussie? We exercise her regularly and play a lot, but I know she would benefit from a job. Can she have a job at …

Bow Legged Puppy 
I have a 4 month old Black tri Australian Shepherd male. He has endless amounts of energy and will run all day if you let him, he seems to be completely …

Aggressive Biting And Growl 
I have a almost 4 month old Mini Aussie. He goes to my aunt's house during the day with her dog while I'm at work. The other day he was there and she gave …

Sudden Onset Rear Weakness And Drooling 
Our 4 Year old Aussie, Mojo became ill over last 2 days. Seemed like a gastric thing, off food, vomit occasional clear and frothy fluid. Took to vet …

Afraid of Horses 
Hi, We have a 1 year old Aussie. She was supposed to be a riding companion. She even comes from a breeder with a horse ranch and her parents are great …

Can You Get A New Aussie When You Have An Older One Already? 
Last week I wrote you about our beloved 12 year old Aussie that wouldn't eat. We had to take him to the emergency vet Saturday nite. After more blood …

Mini Aussie Nipping and Growling at Cats 
We have had our Mini Aussie since she was 10 weeks old. She grew up with the cats around her, so she should be used to them... that was our hope. She will …

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How Tight Should My Aussie's Collar Be? 
I use a flat, nylon web collar with a quick-release buckle. I'm not sure how tight the collar should be. I don't want it to be too tight when she is …

What Type Of Shock/Vibrate/Sound Collar Works Best For Aussie Training? 
We have a 5 month Auusie who constantly jumps up to see what's on the table, barks at everything in site, steals toys and socks... I wondered if there …

My 12 Year Old Aussie Won't Eat Much At All 
He used to be a great eater. 2 weeks ago we had his teeth cleaned because he had problems. They pulled 2 teeth and he came home and ate fine. Then a few …

Breeding My Aussie 
I have a Aussie female that I kept out of my last liter of pups we had and I was reading about the genes. I was wondering if I could breed my female I …

What Food Will Help Puppy With Diarrhea? 
I have a 3 month old Australian Shephard puppy who is having some belly issues. The first time I took him to the vet and they advised a bland diet as well …

Introducing A New Dog 
I have 3 dogs, an Aussie (neutered male) a Mini Aussie (spayed female) and a border Collie/Aussie (spayed female). I recently rescued a 6 month old Aussie …

Aussie And The Invisible Fence 
We have a 2.5 year old Aussie rescue female. She is smart as a whip. While staying at my parents house for a long weekend she learned the invisible fence …

Mis-Marked Aussies 
How can I tell if my dog is mis-marked? I've just recently learned about it and I'm confused as how to tell. Thanks!

Jumping Up 
Question: We have a persistent problem of our Aussie jumping up to greet or just to get our attention. Turning our backs works but only temporarily. …

What Is The Best Way To Train My Aussie Not To Chase Joggers, Bikers, Etc.? 
I have a 6 month old Australian Shepherd and when I take her to the local park and let her off leash she plays great with other dogs but the moment she …

High-Valued Treats 
What is/are the best high-valued treats... and what is/are the best sources?

Puppies First Week Home 
I am new to this website, and my wife and I have Dunder (Miniature Aussie from Simply Spotted in Tampa, FL) and we were hoping for some advice. Before …

How Much To Feed A 16 Week Old Puppy? 
How much should I be feeding my 2 boys? They're 16 weeks old.

Puppy Temperament 
I have a 10 week old Aussie that seems to lack enthusiasm to train. He just kinda lays and looks at me sometimes and refuses to train. Is there something …

Aussie Attacking Other Dogs And My Fiancee 
We have had our Aussie for a little over three years now and he has never shown any kind of aggression at all towards anyone or anything. About a month …

Crossed Eyed Pup? 
Has anyone had an Aussie puppy whose eyes seem to be crossed outwards? It seems that my little guy (12 weeks old) has this at certain angles when you look …

Chewing At Night Or When We Are Away 
Our 1 year old Aussie is always getting into things and chewing them, either at night when we are sleeping or when we are at work and no one is home. We …

2 Year Old Aggressive Towards My Other Dog 
I have a 2 year old Aussie that tries to "herd" my Golden Retriever and sometimes takes him down while they are running. I am concerned that he will hurt …

Why Doesn't My Aussie Just Jump Into The Back Of My Jeep? 
Why doesn't my Aussie just jump into the back of my Jeep? I take him with me to the dog park, when I want to have him jump into the jeep he wants me to …

When Does An Aussie Puppy Lose Baby Teeth? 
When does an Aussie puppy lose baby teeth?

A Aussie Puppy Dumped 
Freckles was dumped in the bed of my truck while I was buying dog snacks. Anybody in town knows I'm a sucker. I have rescued many over the years, find …

Puppy Nipping, Biting, Roughhousing 
Hello all, My 12 week old Aussie puppy loves to roughhouse and chew on fingers and never likes to just relax and play nice. I understand that he is a puppy …

Aussie Licking People Excessively 
Is it normal for an Aussie to lick excessively? I love that she loves us but she can't seem to help herself from "licking our skin off". And no, we don't …

Frontline Plus 
My mini Aussie was diagnosed with lice which is crazy for Colorado in the middle of winter. My vet prescribed Frontline Plus as a safe Aussie medicine. …

My Dog Protects Us From This Invisible Being 
I have an 8 month old Australian Shepherd (tri color male) who barks at an invisible thing in the living room. He was asleep last night beside the couch …

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Puppy Growth And Development 
I have been told that feeding "puppy chow" to an Aussie past 20 weeks of age may cause hip displasia due to rapid growth. Is there any truth to this?

Feeding Amount Calories Per Day 
My Aussie is 16 months old. How many calories of food per day does he need? Walks every day 2-3 miles, during winter he runs while I ski, plays hard with …

Natural Sedative For Dogs? 
Hi there. My 12 year old Aussie girl has never enjoyed riding in the car. Now that she is getting older, it's getting worse - she is very anxious, whining …

Two Aussie Puppies 8 And 10 Weeks 
I have a 10 week and 8 week old female Aussies. The 10 week old is twice the size of the 8 wk old. The older dog is constantly nipping, jumping, and …

Itchy Dog 
My 7 year old Austrlian Shepherd, Lucy, has really dry skin on her rump and has 3 times pulled fur out. The vet has given her cortisone shots and that …

Frontline Alternatives? 
Anyone know of a dependable flea and tick products aside from Frontline? I use this routinely and was just informed in November that my Aussie (1 year …

Older Aussie Games? 
I have a female who is getting older (almost 9) and she won't admit it but she just can't play the same games she used to. The strenuousness of her favorite …

Best Heartworm Preventative For Aussie/Sheltie Mix 
I'm looking for a good, reliable, and most of all SAFE heartworm medicine for my Australian Shepherd and Sheltie mix. He is 4 yrs old. Thanks.

Shots Before Socialization? 
I have a new Aussie puppy coming to my home in 1 week. The medical record from the breeder shows the puppy needs several shots (DA2PPL +CV, Rabies, etc.) …

The Aussie Grin 
Some Aussies have a trait called "grinning." The attached photo is my Aussie Ursa's grin. She LOVES people and she grins when she greets them. Sometimes …

What Is Happening To My Puppy? 
My pup is about 9 months old now and at about 5 months she has begun to change color. She is going from black tri to having blonde/copper highlights everywhere. …

My Dog Is Nudging Me 
My dog nudges at me or puts her head under my arm, what does this mean?

Unusually Laid Back Pup? 
Hello! I have an 11 week old, blue merle female. She's been with us for two weeks now, and I'm wondering if her behavior is normal. I thought long and …

Petsmart Puppy Training 
Has anyone taken their puppy to puppy training at the Petsmart stores? I have an 8 week old Aussie that I am looking to start obedience training after …

Heartworm Meds 
I am very concerned about giving my Aussie heartworm meds. Would you be able to give me any feedback on your opinion. The breeder is very adamant about …

Stopping My Aussie From Snapping At Other Dogs On Walks 
When we take our Aussie Bailey on walks and she sees another dog, she immediately starts barking, then tries to pull on her leach to go to the other dog. …

Aussie Shipping 
I am purchasing an 8 week old Aussie from a reputable breeder who is shipping him to me in New York. I am wondering if anyone has had experience with picking …

Aussiedoodle Freaks Out When She See's A Squirrel 
Just looking for some tips on how to stop her from freaking out, barking, and whining everytime she sees a squirrel.

Aussie at Petland 
Hello. I am aware of an Aussie male puppy that has been "on display" at Petland for months... no one has bought him yet. He is now 5 months old and getting …

Could A Casual Owner Keep An Aussie? 
I work Monday to Fridays 8am to 4pm and I would like to know if owning an Aussie would be difficult or the lifestyle could be acclimated.

Deaf Aussie Not Eating or Gaining Weight 
I have a Australian Shepherd puppy that is deaf. We are having troubles with him eating and gaining weight. We have tried everything and besides the few …

Lunging at Small Children 
I have a 5 year old male Aussie (Tucker) who is great with older children (6 and up) but is very uncomfortable around toddlers. It was never an issue …

Yard Digging 
I have a 1 year old female that loves to dig. Is there any chance of getting her to stop?

Abused Aussie 
I and my husband just adopted n Aussie named Rusty. He is 7 yrs old and was abused by the man that used to have him. A lady took him in and cleaned him …

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Average Age of Australian Shepherd Breed 
My Aussie is almost 12-1/2 years old and starting to show his age. He's still pretty happy, but has arthritis in his hind legs and now the vet wants to …

Aussie Jealous? 
When my wife and I kiss our 1 year old female likes to jump between us. Why? WAKE

Seizures/Epilepsy 
My dog had a seizure July 2 and again September 19. In the last two weeks she has had 5 seizures and the vet put her on phenobarbital last Monday. So …

Panting And Breathing Fast (New Puppy) 
My new 14 week old Mini Aussie just came home today. He has been panting a lot. When he lies down to sleep he keeps breathing really fast. Is it a nervous …

Bad Behavior/Eating Cats! 
If an Aussie wants to eat your cats, can you train that behavior out of him? If so, how? Will you ever be able to trust your dog alone with the cats?

Which Medication Is Safe For Heartworm? 
I gave my dog 1 dose of Trifexis at the recommendation of a vet. He had no problems thank god. That was 2 weeks ago. After reading these comments as …

8 Month Old Aussie Getting Aggressive With Other Dogs 
Hello, my name is Tony and I live in Rock Hill, SC. I have a 8 month old Aussie girl. I got her when she was approximately 4 months old. She lives in …

Puppy Training 
My Mini Aussie pup is very badly behaved. He is 11 weeks old. I live alone and he is home crated 7 hours a day. I know he is bored and gets excited when …

Turning In Circles Before Going Out A Door And Before Coming In A Door 
We just got a 7+ month old male red merle who I have recently noticed has to turn in at least one circle before he will go outside through a door or go …

Two Aussie Girls Can't Be Trusted Together 
I have a 13 year old Aussie adopted her when she was 4 months old. Four years ago I brought home another Aussie girl at 8 weeks old. They love each other …

Registering My Pups And Many Other Questions 
Ok... I have a couple questions for everyone. I have two black tri Australian Shepherds that are 5 months old. They are brother and sister. Their mother …

9 Month Old Female Rarely Barks 
Our soon to be 9 month old female rarely barks at all. Just wondering if this is a normal thing for Aussies or is Maya just a quiet girl? She is a whiner …

Puppy Play Biting and Fighting 
I have 2 Aussie puppies (sisters from same litter) They play together and then start wrestling and nipping. Then it turns to biting and shaking. Then the …

How Long Do Aussie Puppies Stay Aussie Puppies? 
How long do Aussie puppies stay Aussie puppies—behavior and appearance.

Can An Aussie Jump A 4 Foot Fence? 
I have an 8 month old Aussie and want to build a wood fence in my yard to contain him, how high should I have the fence built? Our neighbor has a 4 foot …

Will Narrow White Blaze Marking Disappear on Puppy? 
I´m looking at a black tricolour puppy with a narrow white blaze and I´m wondering if there is a chance that the blaze will disappear?

Other Options For Allergys 
We love our Aussie (Cider) so much and would do anything for him, but we're at our wits end with his allergy. We tried betalog and prednisone and those …

Female 1 Year Old Aussie Mix Showing Aggression 
Hi! My problem is I adopted an Aussie mix female a year ago August. We have to other big dogs, who she gets along with. Our problem, whenever we get company …

Adopted Aussie Help 
My boyfriend and I just adopted a unspayed 3 year old female blue merle Aussie. She was un-socialized and under exercised - spending 12 - 18 hours a day …

Grooming Rear Legs 
I have a question on rear legs: Does the scruff from the hock down get clipped clean or do you just feather it with thinning shears?

Problems With Second Aussie 
Yesterday I took my female 18 month old Aussie to meet a 17 month old neutered male dog that was a referral dog with ARPH (still living with owner). They …

Frequent Urination HELP!!! 
Willow, 4 months old blue merle has been urinating alot lately. She will go to the door to signal for potty. I take her and her brother out. She urinates …

NSDR Registry Question 
Yes, I have a 5 month old female Aussie that I plan on spaying at 6 months. I haven't yet registered her with her NSDR papers yet. Can I still do this …

Heartworm Prevention 
I have a 2 year old female. I have always given her Interceptor for heartworm prevention. Now, Interceptor, is no longer available. I have been told not …

DHLLP+C Shot Reaction 
My Aussie, Lindy, 6 yrs old, received her DHLLP+C shot 3 days ago. She has been very restless and even more itchy than normal since. Also doesn't want …

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Herding Bikers Or Skaters 
My 16 month old male Aussie just started to bark and try to herd bikers and skaters. He seems so aggressive that he scares the unsuspecting victims and …

Excessive Barking 
We have a 1 1/2 year old neutered male Aussie. He is very hyped up about reacting to anything that goes by or near the house, resulting in excessive barking. …

Depressed Dog? 
I recently got a male Aussie from our local shelter. He had been in a small cage for about a month. Since I brought him home, he just lays around, rarely …

Not A Typical Aussie 
My Aussie will be 1 year at the end of September, he is not a typical Aussie. He has zero drive. He will chase a ball maybe twice and then stop, won't …

Breeding What Is Too Close Related? 
This is for breeders, are first cousins too close to breed, would there be genetic problems with pups, parents would be related as the male's mother is …

What Type Of Heartworm Medication Is Safe To Use For Aussies? 
My vet had mine on Heartguard, my pup started having seizures a day or so after the 1st of month dose, after some research. I found that Aussies should …

Gnawing 
My Aussie is about three, a Tri-Black. She has recently began gnawing at her paws mostly in between her nails to the point they are bloody looking. Any …

Hot Spots - Ugh! 
My 2 year old blue merle Aussie (Maya) is prone to hot spots. We are now better at noticing pretty quickly if she is scratching or biting excessively …

Price for Australian Shepherd? 
I have bred my Aussie and have 5 puppies now. The dad is AKC and the mom is ASCA. I picked the male because he had the dispostion that I like. They …

Wiggle Butt 
We just got a 8 week old Aussie puppy and we noticed when we got her home she doesn't have a tail! It's not docked, it's not there! We called the breeder …

Aussie/Beagle Mix Nipping 
Hi Everyone! I have an almost 5 month old Aussie-Beagle mix and I was wondering if anyone else out there has a mix like this too? He looks more Aussie …

Bite Happy Aussie... Help! 
Hello, we have a four month old Blue Merle female Aussie named 'Maddie'. We love her very much, but she constantly bites and chews on us. We have gotten …

Eating Everything In Sight 
Is it common for a blue merle to try to eat everything in sight—rocks, bark, paper, eye glasses, you name it and he's tried to eat it! It's not so much …

Adopting An Adult Aussie 
I have an 18 month old Aussie whom I raised from a pup. For the past few months I have been thinking about adding a second dog. I've been debating getting …

Short Haired Aussie: How Common Is This 
I have been reading alot about this short haired Aussie. I too would have believed there was a mix, but it has happened to my litter of 9. Two have been …

Play With Ball Or Frisbees 
I have a 1 year old Aussie. Will not have anything too do with a ball or frisbees?

Aussie Puppy Won't Drink Anything? 
I have a 5 month Mini Aussie puppy who hates drinking anything. He kind of slams his face up and down into his water bowl when trying to drink and seems …

How Can I Get My Aussie to Relax? 
I have a very smart and intense 5 year old male Aussie. We have worked very hard with him over the years. We love him to death but we are having some …

New Pup Or Not 
I would love to get a new puppy for a buddy for my 2 year old Mini Aussie, the issue is, my Aussie is very territorial at the home, in the yard and in …

I Can't Choose My New Puppy 
I've got a black tri female and she's got seven puppies. I'd like to get one of them but I can't choose, because they are all so cute and beautiful... …

Aussie Coat? 
I found a 4 month old Aussie to adopt. He is mostly white blue merle with blue eyes. The picture she sent me he has really short almost wiry hair. Is this …

Flea / Tick Meds 
I have a red tri Aussie that is almost two years old. My vet gave her a two month supply of Comtortis for flea/ticks. It's been a terrible year for both. …

Millie Is So Big Now! 
Hey it's Kylie again. You guys have too see how Milli is. Fully potty trained, and shakes and sits, and stays. She is an amazing dog now and I am getting …

14 Week Male Aussie Just Starts Peeing Inside 
Our male Aussie is almost 14 weeks. Ever since we got him we never had a problem with him peeing in the house or having and major accidents. But recently …

Chasing Cars 
I have a five month old male Aussie. For the past few weeks while we are out walking, he has developed this urge to run after cars that drive by. I have …

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Scared To Ride In A Vehicle? 
We have a five month Australian Shepherd that is very scared to ride in our SUV. She cowers when we put her in the car and after going a short distance …

Returning Frisbees 
Sophie is my 3 yr old Mini Aussie. She knows the standard tricks, with a few more expert tricks. Her Frisbee is her favorite toy at the dog park. She loves …

Territorial Aggression, Socialization, Biting 
My Aussie is a red-tri who turned 1 in February. I have 2 major problems with him. I have asked vets and various trainers and gotten conflicting advice. …

Australian Shepherd Coat Problem 
Need help with Aussie, coat thin at birth and bald spot on head. Will this fill in with age? Had skin scrape at vet, was ok. He said would probably fill …

Interaction With Other Dogs? 
I have a three month old Aussie-Border Collie mix named Lola. She interacts very well with my Sheltie puppy and even our cat. However, she seems hesitant …

Mostly White Aussie? 
I rescued a dog from Craig's List who I was told is an Aussie. He reportedly has one standard Aussie parent and one mini Aussie parent. He is mostly white …

Spaying My Female Aussie 
Hey there! I'm getting a red tri female Aussie who is currently five weeks old. I'm getting her when she is 9-10 weeks. In my state (Nevada), there is …

Low Pulse 
My Aussie is 5 or 6 years old and has a pulse of 72. He weighs 77 lbs. and my vet is doing extensive tests to see why his pulse is only 72, anybody have …

Picking And Choosing Who He Likes 
We are in the process of adopting an Aussie who is approximately 1 1/2 to 2 years old. He makes me nervous around "strangers", i.e., my daughter or son-in-law. …

Uneven Hair - Undercoat Rake Use 
So my girl is shedding and I thought I'd help her out using an undercoat rake. As expected, bunches and bunches of light fuzzy hairs came off. What I …

Overweight Aussie Girl 
I have a champion blood lines female Black Tri Aussie who (yes I refer to her as if she's a person) is overweight. Her line (a mixture of Caitland Aussies …

Escaping Aussie 
We just brought our new Aussie home 3 days ago. She is a 4 year old female. She has been getting out of our yard. Always comes back when I whistle. How …

Miniature Aussies 
What is the difference between an Aussie and a Miniature Aussie other than size? Does a Miniature live as long, do they have different genetic problems? …

Thinning Fur / Vaccines 
I have 2 mini Aussies, brother and sister. Just turned 1 year old. I've noticed in the past few weeks their fur (especially the male) is thinning out. …

Jumping Up on Me and My Son 
My 5 month old female Miniature Aussie is driving me crazy jumping up on me and my son. I say no, i push her off and say no, I get the fly swat after her …

Best Companion for My Aussie 
Hi, I have a 15 month old Aussie, and I can't take him everywhere unfortunately. He has panic attacks if there are no other dogs or people around. So, …

Puppy Crying At Night In Crate 
This is our third Aussie. The first two crate trained with no problem, (they were females). Our newest Aussie is a male. We got him at 8 weeks and have …

Jumping On People 
How can I train my Aussie to not jump up on people, family or strangers. She will also "kiss" them on the face. People may think she is going to bite them …

Pricked Ears In Home Companion Puppies 
Who has had a pricked (upright) eared Aussie whose ears did not fall after 17 weeks? Our other Aussies had fallen ears that stayed to standard through …

Interceptor 
My 16 year old Aussie has always been on Interceptor for Heartworm prevention - I have one dose left and have been unable to locate the product due to …

How To House Train And Potty Train An Aussie Puppy 
Just got my sizzle puppy and he is 7 weeks old. So I'm in process of crate training and potty training him. I get him to potty outside about 50% of the …

Mini Aussies—Not Accepted? 
I supposedly have a 'AKC Mini Aussie'. I've had several Shelties in my lifetime and while he has some similar looks as Shelties, his personality is clearly …

Aussie Or Not? 
We rescued this cute little dog when he was around 4 weeks old. We are wondering if he is a Miniature Aussie or a mix or maybe something else.

Car Sickness And Car Anxiety 
My 5 month old Mini Aussie is petrified of the car. The very first ride we shared together he drooled a tremendous amount. In fact, I thought he had thrown …

4.5 Month Old Is Biting And Barking At Me 
My pup had been a really well-behaved, submissive dog. About 2 weeks ago my pup decided he would jump up at me and bite at me. The jumping up has minimized …

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How Much Should My Four Month Australian Shepherd Eat? 
How much should my four month Australian Shepherd puppy eat?

Grooming An Old Aussie 
In January, I adopted an 11 year old Aussie after her owner died. She had been clipped. Now that her hair is growing back I tried grooming her and she …

Aussie Trait Or Aggression? 
What is the difference between the herding "nip" and aggression? Is nipping people a trait of the breed? It can be annoying when my Aussie nips my pant …

Overly Active Aussie? 
We have a 3 year old Mini Aussie. A female. She is extremely active. And I am wondering what else we can do. We walk her every day to the park where she …

Aussie Barks And Lunges At People And Dogs 
Our 11 month male Aussie, Riley, just seems to extremely dislike other people and dogs. If we take him anywhere, he barks his head off and will lunge (on …

Heartworm meds  
We have a new Mini Aussie puppy and have tried finding Interceptor to continue the same heartworm meds as the breeder, however I cannot find it or Sentinel …

Shaving an Aussie 
My Aussie is 3 years old and has never been trimmed/shaved. We live in Michigan - she is an outside dog. I have read conflicting stories - you can shave …

Can Mini Aussies Suit Average Life Style? 
I have known many people that have these dogs and I absolutely love them. I want to get a Mini Aussie, and have been talking with a breeder, however, I …

Foraging/Eating Everything In Sight? 
We have a 10-week old black tri (Wyatt). He's a wonderful little bugger but my biggest frustration (apart from his biting, which I think will pass with …

Breeders / Genetics and Health Question 
I am in the process of looking for a breeder for a MAS. I am aware of the fact that these dogs can have some health problems also genetically related - …

Recent Agression In 8 Month Old Mini 
We have recently moved to Philadelphia and my 8 month old male Mini Aussie has gotten more and more aggressive towards other dogs when on a leash. He …

Nipping My Kids Ankles 
My 6 month old Aussie loves to chase my 12 years old down the hall way and nip her on the ankle.

Natural Products For Alergies Instead Of Prednisone 
Does anyone know of a natural product to help allergies instead of prednisone? My dog has allergies and when we took him to the vet he put him on an antihistamine …

Running Through The House With Abandon 
We love our miniature Aussie/Lab mix. But the one thing that really is annoying is his running. He runs through our open floor plan with abandon, not …

Australian Shepherd With Red Gums 
My Aussie is 2 and she is itching a lot all over, and her gums around her teeth are red. Help.

A Sign Of Age? 
Our female Aussie is 12 years old and I've noticed some urinary leakage on her pillow and some small spots on our carpet. She still urinates outside 3 …

Bringing Shepherd Along For A Ride In The Car 
We would like to get some training tips for our 3 year old male Aussie. He came from a rescue shelter and is very well trained. (He was a stray found …

Leaky Bladder 
We have a 4 1/2 month Mini. She leaks alot when she is excited but also she hates her leash and every time we try to put it on her she pees all over. Any …

Overnight In Bed? 
My Mini Aussie, Kuma, is nearly 4 months old. Since I've had him (nearly a month) he has slept in bed with me the entire night without accidents. Suddenly, …

E-Collars and Aussies...Good Idea or Not? 
I have gotten some great advice from this site. If you are a regular reader, you may have heard from me before. I am the owner of Tucker, a 5 year old …

7 Month Old Puppy With Low Energy 
We have a Mini girl, about 7 and one half months, 22 lbs. She is pretty much the most idealistic dog ever. Smart, knows tons of tricks and obedience etc... …

Aussie Seizure? 
My Aussie is 15 months old. Last night, I noticed for the first time an episode of shaking. She was laying down, and when she got up her head was twitching …

Aussie Nipped 3 People At A Party 
We took our 1 1/2 yr old male Aussie to a party on saturday where they were playing wiffle ball. Lots of adults and children. He was fine until an adult …

Why Is My Aussie Constantly Attacked By Other Dogs? 
My five year old male Aussie Tucker, has been attacked by other dogs on several occasions while we are on walks. Each time he was on a leash and we were …

Aggression In Puppies 
Our 12 week Aussie gets almost angry with our 14 year old daughter. She barks at her non stop while she is in on of these "moods." The puppy bites her …

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Toy Aussie Behavior Problems 
I have a 1.5 year old Toy Aussie who is wonderful, but only to me and my family. He constantly barks at anyone who comes to the house, bites them and absolutely …

Sleeping Through The Night 
Just got a 7 week old red tri puppy. The first night at home we put her in a crate and it was a rough evening (mostly crying). How can we properly train …

Pure Bred? How Can I Tell? 
We got our Aussie at the Humane Society, and some people say he is pure bred others say he isn't. Is there a way to tell?? Note from Anton: You can …

Mini-Aussie Ideal Weight 
I have a 3 year old female Miniature Aussie and she currently weighs 30 pounds. She gets moderate exercise (2 mile brisk walk each morning; chasing rabbits, …

What Size Crate Is Needed For An Aussie 
In a couple months we will be getting an Aussie puppy! I want to crate train her and am looking at purchasing a crate she can grow into. (It will have …

Miniature Aussie Training 
I have a 6 week old Miniature Australian Shepherd. Will the training methods and info in this book would pertain to them? From what I've read, they are …

How Do I Keep My Red-Tri Dog's Coat Looking It's Healthiest? 
My red-tri colored Aussie has a very rich liver main color with beautiful white. I have heard that too much protein in his commercial diet may be the …

Obsession With Balls On TV 
My 5 year old Aussie, Tucker, has always loved to play ball but when he sees a ball on the TV, he completely loses control and turns into a different dog. …

Will Coat Grow Back To Former Glory? 
Please help. I have been away in hospital for one month. My friend looked after my beautiful girl Indie (Aussie black tri). Unfortunately my friends …

Pregnant Aussie - Too Old? 
My 8 year old Aussie might be pregnant, I am worried she is too old though. Any thoughts? Suggestions?

Home With Older Small Non-Sporting Breed Dogs 
I have had concerns in bringing in an Aussie with our two small dogs. Some breeders, owners etc. say there should be no problems as long as limits, direction …

Eating Poop! 
PLEASE help... Lily eats poop... hers or the other dogs. No matter what I do... tried the "No Drop" that doesn't work... picking it up right away is the …

Leaving My Dog At Home 
I have a 9 month old male blue merle Mini Aussie. I have to go back to work after being on medical leave. I'm so stressed because I'm not sure what to …

Aussie Obsessed With Neighbors Dogs 
Hi, My two year old Aussie rescue is obsessed with the two dogs that live behind us (fenced yard). She "fakes" having to go out so she can see if they …

Can A Red-Tri Breed With Another Red-Tri? 
Some friends of mine have a red tri female that they are trying to breed but having a hard time finding a mini male to breed her with. I have a red tri …

Breeding 
I have a well behaved and trained Mini Aussie. He is about a year and I am thinking about studding him out. He has gorgeous color which is not normal, …

Who Did YOU Get Your Mini Aussie From? 
I am researching breeders and have used the links here and others. I have started calling and speaking to some, I would LOVE to know what breeder the folks …

Aggressive Puppy Towards Other Dogs 
We have a 13 week old male Mini Australian Shepherd named Leon. He is absolutely adorable and is very loving towards us, but hasn't been around other dogs …

Old Age Diseases 
My 15.5 year old Aussie is suddenly drinking a lot of water. Any ideas?

What Is The Standard Size And Correct Type For Ears? 
What is the standard size and correct type/shape for ears? It appears there is a large difference in size and type among breeders. The show types seem …

Obedience And Respect 
I have a really important question that I cannot seem to find anyone to answer. Or else I am just too dumb to understand the answer. Maybe I am not asking …

Desperate For Help With CHEWING EVERYTHING! 
My husband and I have a 1 year old beautiful Aussie named Zoe. We have had her since she was approximately 6 weeks (maybe younger), when we adopted her …

Aggressiveness In Toy Aussie 
I have a Toy Aussie, one and a half years old. He gets along wonderfully with my family, but goes crazy around other dogs and people. We call him the Tasmanian …

No Barking Or Growling At Seven Months 
Our blue merle, Charlotte, won over the family from the first day we brought her home. She has all the great traits of Aussies we were hoping for plus …

Rescue Aussie Is VERY Shy 
I recently adopted an Aussie from a bad situation. The people I adopted her from got her from a "breeder" who raised her dogs in kennels, not in the home. …

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Barking Pup 
My 14 week old male constantly barks when we correct him for unwanted behaviors. He also barks at the other pets when they avoid him. What can we do to …

Dog Park 
I have taken my dog just twice to play with the dogs at a dog park (once at about 6 months and again at about 8 months). Both times she wanted to run, …

Mini Aussie Aggressive Towards Children 
My Mini Aussie, Paisley, will be turning 2 in April. She has come a long way with her aggression issues. She used to be very timid and aggressive towards …

Flea And Tick Control 
Each time we apply Frontline plus to our Aussie, he rubs his face for a couple hours afterwards... we're concerned that perhaps he's allergic to it. If …

Ear Infections 
Are mini Aussies prone to ear infections? My Max who is 11 years old seems to get them once or twice a year. I can't figure out how or why this is happening? …

Over Excited Outside - Jumps, Nips, Bites Boots, Tears Clothing 
I have an Aussie puppy 5 months old and we go out for long walks 3 times a day. Sometimes I have a long lead for when we play "fetch" with a frisbee or …

Puppy With Overbite 
My 4 month Australian Shepherd has a pretty bad overbite, will his jaw keep growing?

Help! My 2 Year Old Mini Is Aggressive With My Daughter 
I have a 2 year old male Mini Aussie. I got him when he was 11 weeks old, the last of his litter to be adopted, and upon meeting him I could not separate …

Australian Shepherd Walking Slowly, Drooling 
My Australian Shepherd is 12 years old and today she is not feeling good, she's walking very slowly and drooling a lot. Her eyes seem like she can't focus …

Reactive Dog 
My Aussie hates the vacuum, the hair dryer, the mixer, the door bell on TV and at the door. When new people come over she goes ballistic, barking and trying …

Aussie With Tummy Troubles? 
I work at a pet store and after talking with a lot of customers, I've been hearing that it's normal for Aussies to have stomach problems. I haven't been …

Clicker Training Question 
I'm training my dog, Lady, using the clicker training method. She is 7 years old and smart. At the moment I'm teaching her to watch me so that it is …

Puppy Food 
I will be getting my first Aussie next month and I was curious to know what will be a good puppy food for him?

9 Week Old Puppy Night Time Sleeping 
Should I leave a night light on for my 9 week old puppy?

Training My Australian Shepherd To Listen 
How do I get my 4 month old Australian Shepherd to listen to me when I give her command such as "come" or "sit". Training Your Aussie? Australian …

When Do You Start An Aussie On Adult Dog Food? 
Hi. My Aussie Roxy is turning one in a month. When should I start feeding her adult dog food? Thanks:)

Why Does My Australian Shepherd Nip At One Of My Sons Friends? 
My 5 year old male Australian Shepherd, Tucker, is extremely reactive to everything ~ the door bell, meeting new people, other dogs etc. After he finally …

Very Timid Mini Aussie Pup? 
We just got a 4 1/2 month old Mini Aussie puppy from a local breeder. We've had her for almost three weeks, and she seemed very loving at the breeders, …

New Aussie In The House 
A few months ago, my boyfriend and I rescued an Australian Shepherd. We had one Australian Shepherd before adopting this new one. We rescued the new Aussie …

House Breaking 
I have recently acquired a two year old Toy Aussie. Unfortunately, she was never house broken. We have two doggie doors which she uses all the time and …

Australian Shepherd Energy Levels 
We are seriously thinking of purchasing an Australian Shepherd puppy. We have done a lot of research and found a very solid breeder that we are happy and …

Wondering If My Dog Is A "Lethal White" 
My puppy, Sam has a lot of white on him. He has no hearing or vision problems that I can detect, but he does have an ongoing demodectic mange issue. My …

Snow Shoeing - Any Tips? 
Hi All, My Aussie is still a pup at 4 months old, but in another month or 2, I'd like to take her Snow Shoeing. I've not been able to find much information …

Dog Toys? 
My Aussie has TONS of energy! And there are some days where it is just impossible to go outside and play (stormy weather, freezing blizzards) so what toys …

Puppy Grabbing Pants Hem 
My 12 week old Aussie is wearing me out! She grabs the hem of my clothing constantly and pulls. She does NOT do this to my husband (he says he just continues …

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Aussie Won't Stop Whining! 
I have an 8 month old Australian Shepherd and for the life of me I cannot figure out why he won't stop whining. Him and I play fetch everyday and go on …

My Mini Astralian Shepherd Is So Lazy What Can I Do? 
I just bought a 16 week old Mini Aussie puppy two days ago and she sleeps ALL day long and she only gets up to whine at the door to potty or to kiss attack …

Six Month Old Australian Shepherd With Diarrhea 
My six month old Australian Shepherd has had diarrea and soft stool for the past 2 days and seems to be doing more sleeping then usual today. Any suggestions? …

Choking Or Breathing Troubles 
My Cooper is one years old now, lately he's been throwing up his water (when he drinks it too fast, or its too much) but why now? And my most concern, …

Australian Shepherd Growling At Strangers 
My 3 month old Australian Shepherd we have only had for a week growls at people and other dogs. Any suggestions on how to stop this behavior. He is wonderful …

Pooping During Agility Training 
My 1 and half year old male Aussie always poops half way through our agility training. He will go before training but never makes it through without going …

Running With A Puppy 
I have a 5 month old 12 pound Mini Aussie pup with lots of energy. I am wondering when it is OK to take him for regular runs with me. I have taken him …

Dog House 
Why will our Australian Shepherd not sleep in it's dog house? It is cold outside.

Allergies And Scratching 
I have an Aussie who is going through a rough time with itching and other than feeling so sorry for him the vet bills are killing me!! He is AGAIN on …

What Age Would One Expect To See Their Aussie Grinning? 
Hi, I was wondering what age that an Australian Shepherd would start grinning by if they are going to display this trait? We have purchased a puppy from …

Spaying 
I have a 3 month old female Aussie... I have heard it's better for the dogs health to let her come into heat at least once before having her spayed and …

Aggression Over Toys And Barking When Outside 
I adopted 2 year old Australian Shepherd from a shelter that was planning on putting him down. He was a nervous wreck. He had chewed the hair off of his …

Fear Aggression Toward Other Dogs 
My 1 yr old Mini Aussie (male) is just a sweetheart. He is a cuddle bug and very timid, easy going. He's not agressive towards humans, just takes him a …

Aggressive Biting Aussie 
A year ago, when he was 2, my Australian Shepard started being openly aggressive with people and other dogs. He bit a child on the arm when it ran toward …

Why Is My Austrailian Shepherd Becoming More Aggressive?  
I have a 4 year old Australian Shepherd. He was given to me about 3 months ago, and he seems to be very timid. Not sure if he was possibly abused in the …

Aggressive Australian Shepherd Puppy Please Help 
OK, so I have had my puppy (Maya) for a week and a half now. She is 9 weeks old and all she does is bite and attack our cats as well as our other dog. …

What Is The Best Food For My Miniature Aussie At Age 11? 
What is the best food to maximize the health and potential longevity of my 11 year old Mini Aussie Shepherd? He is currently doing fine on Natural Balance …

How Much Do Australian Shepherds Shed? 
I would prefer the answer from an Aussie owner, but do Aussies shed a lot? Will the fur be EVERYWHERE like a German Shepherd? Will we live in a fur ball? …

Shyness 
My Aussie is very shy around people. Is this a puppy phase?

Which One Is Better? 
I am deciding on buying an Aussie, but I am not sure what the pros and cons are of the Miniature Aussies and the regular ones. Personally, can you tell …

My Friend Is In Denial About His Ability To Care For His Aussie 
1 year ago my friend found a very cute and loving Australian Shepherd puppy through a breeder. He fell in love with that tiny dog. Now his puppy is all …

Potty Training An Aussie Who Was Kept In A Kennel 
We brought home our beautiful Aussie a month ago. She is 6 months and the breeder had kept her in the kennel all of the time. We have been trying to …

My Hyper Dog 
What do I do about my dog? He is a year old and it seems even when he is running all the time he is still hyper and out of control.

Best Time To Neuter Male Aussie 
I have a 10 month old Tri colored Aussie male. When should we neuter him? The vet said is good to wait until he is 14 months, but he is getting very pushy …

Very Dominant Aussie Pup Still Not Potty Trained And Shows Signs Of Aggression 
Me and my boyfriend got our 5 month old female Aussie at 8 weeks! She's a beautiful dog but we never asked about her temperament. When we got her we noticed …

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Aggression In A Year-Old Mini Aussie 
My 1-year-old male Mini Aussie has been showing signs of aggression starting in July of this year (when he was about 10 months); things like growling when …

Eating Rocks 
I have a 10 month old mini and she has just started the habit of running around with rocks in her mouth and sometimes eats them. I know this can be dangerous …

Aussie Grin Reactions 
My pup does the delightful "AUSSIE GRIN". If you have seen one, you know what I mean. If you have not, it is difficult to explain. She gives the grin …

Aussie Tricks 
I want to teach my Aussie a bunch of tricks. I see all these Aussie's who have pages and pages of tricks! My blue merle is about a year and something odd …

Problems Getting Up 
What is the cause of a dog having a hard time getting up in the mornings?

Behavior Problems With Newly Rescued Aussie Chow Mix 
Two months ago I rescued a sweet, loving, beautiful Aussie/Chow mix. She has since turned one year old. I am at home during the day, though need to …

My Aussie Does NOT Like Children, How To Help? 
Hello! I have an Aussie who will be 2 in January 2012. I am 21 and do not have kids, therefore he has not grown up with/been really socialized with children. …

Confused About Australian Shepherd Behavior 
My boyfriend and I just bought Stella (October 30) from a breeder she turned 5 months yesterday (October 31). She's really shy, grew up with about 15 family …

Australian Shepherd Weight 
Hi everyone, I have an Aussie puppy who is 14 weeks old and weighs 26 pounds, how big is he going to get with your experience?

Tail Inquiries 
Is a miniature australian shepherd can born with a tail longer than 4 inches? Could you tell me by this picture if you think the puppy I bought is a purebred …

Help! My 7 Month Old Australian Shepherd Is Fear Aggressive! 
I got him a couple of weeks ago from a women who no longer wanted him because he was scared of her husband... well he has become really fear aggressive …

Skittish Mini 
I have a 6 month old Mini Australian Shepherd, I have had her since she was 8 weeks old and purchased her from a breeder. She had other brothers and sisters …

Pure-bred Or Half Border Collie? 
I am trying to find out if my dog is pure-bred OZ Shep or Border Collie. What are key things to look for? I have seen pure-bred OZ Sheps with bobtail …

Do Australian Shepherd Puppies Run With One Hip To The Side? 
I found an Australian Shepherd puppy that I wish to purchase but when it ran a short distance, its hind legs were to the side. Is that normal for a puppy? …

UKC or AKC For Agility? 
I want to enter a faulted dog, in agility. She's faulted because one of her ears sticks straight up. I'm not too competitive and looking for fun, not awards …

Why Won't My Two Year Old Aussie Run Or Play? 
I just adopted the most sweet gentle two year old Aussie from a rescue in August of 2011. I had just lost my Border Collie of 13 years and was left with …

Full Grown Size? 
Millie is 24 pounds at 24 weeks. I was wondering if anyone had any guesses to what her full grow weight would be.

Aussie Teething 
Does anyone know at what age the teething process ends for Aussies?

Careless Breeding? 
WE spent a LOT of money (over $1,300) from a breeder in Bradenton FL, who specializes in teacup and toy Aussies. We wanted a small toy dog, as I can't …

Aussie Weight 
How much should a 9 mo. Aussie weigh?

What Causes A Young Aussie To Turn And Attack Her Owner? 
Hello. I have a 9 month old purebred Red Tri Aussie. She is a well cared for dog and we exercise her, play ball with her, and take her many different places …

Toothcare 
Our Mini Aussie is going on 11 years old and to try and keep her occupied during apartment living I was in the habit of giving her hard or rawhide chew …

Barking At One Family Member 
We just rescued an Australian Shepherd. Before bringing her home, my fiance and I visited her at the Humane Society everyday for a week to spend a few …

Aggressive Australian Shepherd 
What do you do to stop a 5 year old Australian Shepherd from being so aggressive to other dogs. She hates them and cannot be around any one them. …

Best Age To Neuter My Australian Shepherd? 
What is the best age to neuter my Australian Shepherd?

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Aussie Hair 
I have never owned an Australian Shepherd before so I am not too familiar with the specifics of them. I just got a female mini with tri coloring and was …

Ears On My 15 Week Old Blue Merle Female 
Hello community any advice on how to get my 15 week old Blue Merle Female ears to lay down, or will they lay down as she gets older? Questions About …

Frisbee 
My dog loves to jump really high and is really playful so I think she would be a good frisbee dog, but for some reason, she won't chase a ball! How do …

Breeding Red Tri With Red Merle - Percentage of Merles? 
I have a Red Tri Female that I'm thinking of breeding to a Red Merle Male. What do you think my percentages of merles will be?

Why Is My Four Years Old Female Leaking All Over The House? 
My four year old spayed, female is leaking all over our house. She seems to do it when she is snoozing or just coming out of a sleep and sometimes just …

Our Aussie Is Peeing On Our Guest Beds! 
We have an Australian Shepherd mix from the Humane Society. He was about six years old when we got him and is now about nine. He seems to have a dominant …

My One Year Old Aussie Won't Come? 
I've had my Aussie for almost a year (He is one year and 4 months old now) And I've attended obedience classes with 4H and he comes okay (As in, he comes …

Jobs For An Aussie In Town? 
I have an Aussie but I live in town so it's difficult to give him the exercise and stimulation he needs, such as herding animals. We do have a backyard …

4 Month Old Australian Shepherd Won't Walk 
Hello, I have had a 4 month old Aussie for a week now and I am having issues getting him to go on walks and be around other dogs and people. He is great …

Are Aussie's More Prone To Seizures Than Other Breeds? 
I have an Aussie that is 2 years old and just in the past month has had 5 seizures. He has been to the Vet and is on phenobarbital twice a day. What …

How Can I Stop My 1 Year Old Australian Sheppard From Nipping 
Our 1 year old Australian Sheppard (Blue Merle purebred) became part of our family 6-months ago. Her previous owner was very ill and could not look after …

Nipping And Snarling At My 13 Year Old Lab 
Why, for no apparent reason, my Aussie will just go after my older Labrador nipping, snarling, growling and my Lab, who really could eat him for lunch, …

How To Stop My Aussie From Play Biting Our Mini Dashound? 
Our 2 year old female Aussie will not stop play biting and dragging around our 10 month old male Mini Dashound by his neck and collar!! I'm afraid she …

12 Week Old Blue Merle Female Got Parvo 
Misty got her 1st Parvo shot from the owners I purchased her from, and received her second shot September 15, I don't know where my 12 week old blue merle …

Mini Aussie or Australian Shepherd? 
Just curious... My puppy is 7 months old, not overweight, and she weighs 43 pounds. Her parents were both classified as Mini Aussies (her genealogy is …

Learning To Chill Or Settle Without Being In Crate 
We have a 11 month old male Aussie, and he has not learned how to settle down or chill. We have to put him in his crate for him to relax. Is this normal, …

I Have A Female Black Tri That I Bred With A Male Red-tri And She Had 8 Blue Merles. How Could This Happen? 
I have a female Black Tri that I bred with a male Red-Tri and she had 8 Blue Merles, 5 females and 3 males. She also had one black-tri that died at birth. …

Bum High 
My 5 month old Aussie has a high bum, is this just a stage of puppyhood that he will grow out of? He has his first show in a month and am worried he will …

Projected Adult Weight 
I have what I think is a Toy Aussie... she is 6 lbs 6 oz at 17 weeks. I would like to know her projected adult weight.

How To Get Them To Like Chocolate Labs? 
My question is that my Australian Shepard gets into fights with my Chocolate Labs over bones and food how can I resolve this problem? Questions About …

What's The Best Dog Food To Feed My Aussie During Pregnacy? How Much Exercise? 
What's the best dog food to feed my Aussie during pregnancy? Whelping date is 11/26/11. To insure a healthy litter of puppies I want to make sure she gets …

Puppy Energy Or Behavioral Problem 
My 11 week old puppy (mostly Australian Shepherd) seems to be getting more hyper and not minding as well as she did in her earlier weeks! She just won't …

Spay And Neuter My Mini Aussie 
What age should I spay and neuter my Mini Aussie?

Looking To Guess The Size Of An 8 Week Old Aussie Puppy  
My wife and I are getting our Aussie pup on October 30th and we had planned to bring the pup out for Halloween with the kids. My question to all the Aussie …

Our Aussie Is Starved For Affection And Timid 
We just got our Aussie. He is almost 2 years old. He has been living at a farm for his entire life, and has not been trained at all. He is very needy and …

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Australian Shepherd Puppy Stages 
Hi, I'm Kylie. I live in New Castle, Indiana and I got my Aussie, Millie when she was 6 weeks old. She is now 7 weeks old, and I was wondering what their …

Get Another Aussie? 
Hello, me and my husband have a 10 month old Aussie named Saige. We recently ran into the gal we got her from and turns out her mom had another litter …

Hair Pulling 
My 11 month old Aussie is pulling out the hair on his left foot where his pad is and its causing his pad to bleed really bad, what am I doing wrong and …

What Would The Height and Weight Of An Aussie And Aussie Mini Mix Be When Fully Grown? 
We have an Aussie Shepherd female who has a Mini Aussie father and a Aussie mother. How tall and how much will she weigh when fully grown? Questions …

7 Week Old Aussie Nipping And Growling 
My husband and I have had our black tri Aussie male puppy for a little over a week. We love having him in our family. He is super smart, playful, and can …

Urinary Problem 
I just rescued an 8 mo old male. He is urinating at the drop of a hat in the house. I know he is somewhat timid and we are really giving a lot of positive …

Use Of Benadryl For Dogs 
We have heard that a large number of medicines can be toxic to Aussies. We have heard too that Benadryl would be beneficial for an itching problem as well …

Young Aussie Bitch Bites Chunks Of Wood Of Her Dog House 
I rescued a female Australian Shepherd by July 31 this year 2011.The owners who had three dogs moved out of their house with two of them and left her tied …

Attachment Issues 
My 6 month old red tri male Aussie seems to be having attachment issues. I got him at 16 weeks. When I got him he was so terrified and not very well socialized. …

Australian Shepherd Jumping 
My daughter moved to NYC and left her year old with us. We love her but she jumps and I am afraid that it could end up in a lawsuit. I know she is excited …

My Aussie Is Growling At Me! 
This is getting worse! When we approach her to give her a pet of affection, she growls at me and the kids. We are not rough and her breeder has described …

Itchy Aussie! 
I have a female Mini Aussie who is just over a year old. She has always been an itchy dog, but it has been getting worse lately. It seems like she is …

Barking When People Come to Visit 
My dog, Max, is a 10 year old mini Aussie - great, great dog, but why does he single out one of my friends and bark at him? Also, lately he occasionally …

Chocolate And Dogs - Is It Really Poison To Them? 
Is it true that chocolate is poison to a dog? See: Dogs and Chocolate and Other Dangerous Foods For Dogs Questions About Your Aussie? Australian …

Are Australian Shepards Afraid Of Water? 
My dog is an Australian Shepard and he's afraid of water terribly. Do you have any reasons why?

Abused Australian Shepard 
We just got a 10 month old Australian Shepard and he was a cattle dog until we got him. Now he has 10 acres to run and play on. Very loving and eager to …

Australian Shepherd Aggression 
My 10 week old male Aussie seems very aggressive at times. He will growl, snarl and bite at me and my 4 year old son for no apparent reason - like when …

What's The Best Soft Dog Food?  
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18 Week Old Mini Aussie Aggressive 
How should I handle my 18 week old pup from growling and biting when I need to take something away from him? Several times I needed to take something like …

How Old Should My Dog Be To Start Playing With The Frisbee? 
Hello all! My 10 month old Australian Shepherd, Mason, really likes to play with the Frisbee. I enjoy playing with him too! He is really good at it, but …

Tail Docking 
I have heard that it is quite difficult to find an Aussie who has not had their tail docked (as it is usually done at such a young age). I am looking to …

Mini Aussie In Heat 
How long will my Mini Aussie be in heat for?

Paraylsis In My Dog 
About 1 year ago I brought my Aussie to vet. Vomiting, diarrhea weakness loss weight. Test after test couldn't find out what was wrong. Tried all different …

Hip Dysplasia Australian Shepherd 
Are Aussies prone to hip dysplasia? I know that if I want to breed my girl I should test her hips, but I'm not just concerned about breeding; I am worried …

Breeding Age For Mini Australian Sheperd 
How old should a Mini Australian Sheperd be when you breed her for the first time? Questions About Your Aussie? Australian Shepherd Lover's Guide …

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Coat Question 
I'm a bit curious, how long does it normally take for a coat to fully grow? It looks like my dog is getting more hair around his legs and near his neck …

Aussie Games :-) 
Aussies will sometimes make up "games". My 6-month old has made one that is kind of cute but also a bit annoying. She likes to get a toy or rope or ball …

Aggressive 5 Month Old Aussie Shepherd To My 10 Month Old Child 
I was wondering if you might be able to offer me some advice on Andy. All of a sudden he is acting and behaving very aggressively towards my 10 month old. …

What Happens When They Come Into Heat? 
What happens when they come into heat? Questions About Your Aussie? Australian Shepherd Lover's Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Feeding Puppies 
Our 10 week old Mini eats constantly. What is the proper amount to feed him?

Is It A Good Idea To Get An Australian Shepherd? 
I am hopelessly in love with Austrailian Shepards. I have never owned one and currently live in an apartment. We are looking to get a house at the end …

How Often Should You Walk A Puppy 
How often should I walk my Aussie puppy?

Puppy Food? 
My fiance and I have a 20 wk old Aussie. This being his 4th Aussie, I've let him take the reigns on the particulars of the little guys rearing so far. …

Puppy Biting, Nipping And Biting Ankles 
My 11 week old Aussie Miyla is really playful and energetic but even with all the toys she has she still seems to want to bite and nip at my hands and …

Which Gender Should I Choose? 
I have a two year old Aussie female now and I am looking to get another Aussie pup. The dog I have now is spayed, (she was spayed before her first heat) …

Scratching & Losing Fur 
My Australian Shepherd is 4 years old. She's been scratching alot, extreme shedding and has some bald spots on her hind quarters. She does not have fleas. …

Australian Shepherd Aggression 
My Australian Shepherd is 9 years old and has recently been showing aggressive, unpredictable behavior especially towards children and adult males. She …

How Can I Get Her To Quit Barking? 
I got my pup in March and I would say she's 6 1/2 months now. At night it seems she will not be quiet. She's very obedient during the day. She acts better …

9 Week Australian Shepherd Pup 
My Australian Shepherd puppy hates to go outside. I try taking her for a walk and she fights the leash or cries the whole time. An when I take her outside …

How Do You Socialize A Four Month Old Aussie Who's Never Been Out Of The Kennel 
I just got a 4 month old female Aussie that is frightened of everyone. I don't think she was ever let out of the kennel and he said he sold all of the …

Itchy Skin 
My Aussie wont stop scratching. We've changed her food, I give her fish oil pills, we use special shampoo, I've given her Benadryl. She is miserable …

Giardia Exposure 
I may have just exposed my 6 month old Aussie to Giardia. I took her for the first time to a dog park. It had large swampy areas and large areas of standing …

New Aussie Pup Jumping, Grabbing, Mouthing 
I have a 9/10 week blue merle Aussie we just adopted. Sometimes when my 7 year old daughter walks by our pup jumps on her, grabs her leg with his paws …

Can I Use Frontline Top Spot On My 10 Month Old Mini Aussie? 
I have heard that I should not use Frontline Plus on my Aussie, so I wanted to know if the Frontline Top Spot was safe to use. Thank you

Why Does She Chew Up Her Bedding? 
I have a 8 month old female Aussie. I work 10 hour days and she is crated only until my husband comes home at noon and is home with her until I get home …

Is Your Aussie A Little Stinky? 
Okay this is my first Aussie I have had many other dogs and he is great except for being a little bit stinky mostly from the back end. I have given him …

Why Does Loki From Portugal Have A Tail? He's A Beautiful Dog But Are They Bred Differently Over There? 
It was great to see the Australian Sheperd win Best In Show at the National Dog Show. They are undoubtedly the best. Questions About Your Aussie? …

Non-Stop Barking In The Car 
Merlin came from a kennel. Was soo happy to get "home" approx. a year later he startd barking in the car. It can drive one nuts as they are loud! Anyone …

Please Help Me Come Up With A Name For My Aussie Blue Merle Female 
Should I name her a girlie name or I was thinking something along the line of an outdoor name. She's so beautiful I want a special name. I had Kylie …

Matting 
I thought I was diligent about brushing my beautiful Aussie... I discovered large matts under her fur on her hind end on both sides - you know the area. …

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Help!! Reaction To Advantix Treatments 
I have an 11 month old black tri Australian Shepherd that after the 3rd Advantix treatment started pacing around and was very unsettled and the only relief …

Aussie Size Question 
I was wondering if someone could post some information regarding puppy age vs weight and size. I have a 15 wk old red merle (Millie) and she only weighs …

Puppies Only Eat A Few Bites At A Time! 
I have 2 Mini's, male and female. They are 16 weeks old. But from the time I've had them (8 weeks old) They only eat a few bites or piece of kibble at …

Stanger Aggression 
I have a 6 month old blue merle male Mini Aussie who has stranger aggression and has snapped at a few of my friends. As long as they do not try to touch …

Barking At Other Dogs And In Their Face - Herding? How To Control Behavior 
I recently adopted a 1.5 year old Mini Aussie, and from what I can tell, he has not been socialized. I have another dog that is extremely social. He goes …

Canine Epilepsy  
My Aussie has idiopathic canine epilepsy. We have been struggling with this for a couple of years now. Currently we have been fortunate to have some good …

Smiling??? 
My Aussie keeps showing his teeth when happy or content. It looks like he's smiling. I've never had an Aussie before this one. Is this a common trait?

Australian Shepherd Exercise: How Far, How Soon 
How far should I run with my 4 month old Aussie?

Aussie Crated During Work 
I have a 4.5 month old Australian Shepherd that I came into from a home that could not care for her. My plan was to find her a good home, but we have now …

A Chaser! 
Help! My 10 month old mini Aussie barks, growls and chases kids, cars, people and anything else that moves! He does this both on the leash and in our …

Chasing a Frisbee 
Hey, I have a 14 week old male Aussie who doesn't seem interested in chasing a ball or Frisbee. The other two Aussies I had, both female were all about …

Thinning Coat 
My Aussie was a year old at the end of May. She was growing well and a happy dog. I have been using a FURminator on her to try to help decrease the …

Crating My Puppy At Night 
I've had Milo for 3 days. He's 8 weeks old and he goes nuts at night. Not whining but consistent barking in his crate for hours. I don't know what to do.I'M …

Coat Is Turning White On Head And Around The Eyes Of My 3 1/2 Year Old Miniature Aussie 
Coat is turning white on head and around the eyes of my 3 1/2 year old Miniature Aussie. Does anyone know why this is happening? He is otherwise a very …

13 Week Aussie Pup 
Hi, I recently purchased a male 13 week Aussie pup, about 5 days ago. He is very laid back and calm. He's also very sweet. I have a couple questions however, …

What Is The Difference Between A Mini Australian Shepherd And Australian Shepherd 
We're considering adding an Australian Shepherd to our family and was wondering if there is a difference between a mini and standard shepherd. Note …

14 Week Old Aussie Shepherd Peeing 
We have a 14 week old Aussie Shepherd who pees when someone comes in the house... even though we have gotten company to not get excited over her. Any time …

Was Black Now Brown Fur 
I have a blue merle aussie and her black fur is brown from the sun, how can I make it black again? Brooke

10 Week Toy Aussie Ears? 
My 10 week Toy Aussie ears stand straight up and I want them to fold over? Should I tape them? Or will they change?

Escape Artist From All Kennels 
I have spent hundreds of dollars on crates from wire type to AKC reg type of hard plastic with only a wire door. He had the plastic ones with wire doors …

Dog Gets Into Stuff He Shouldn't - Grabs Things From Table, Etc. 
Our shepherd is 1 & 1/2 years old. He is very sweet, but causing a lot of stress in our home. We cannot leave him alone because he is always getting …

Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies 
My 7 month old Mini Aussie has tested positive for Candida (yeast infection) and also is very low in required enzymes. I was advised to try Herbal …

AussieDoodle Biting 
We just welcomed a seven month old Aussiedoodle in to our home a couple weeks ago and he has started biting my 10 year old son... he plays with him, pets …

At What Age Does A Female Get Her Full Size And Weight? 
We are going to get a 16 mth old Aussie female. She weighs about 30 pounds now. At what age will she reach her max size?

Is A Muzzle OK To Use On A 7 Month Old Aussie That Bites? 
My 7 month old female Aussie is in classes. Her teething process is over. About once per week I get a bad bite while walking her. Last night, I was …

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Taping Or Gluing Ears 
I have a wonderful 4 month old blue merle boy. Until recently he had beautiful button ears. Within the last week his one ear turned into a rose ear. …

Can You Shave Your Australian Sheperd 
Can you shave your Australian Sheperd? I hope so because I did and I don't want anything to happen to him. Questions About Your Aussie? Australian …

Aussie Herding Other Dogs 
I have a 2-year old male who is well behaved and very social with people and animals. However, his herding instinct tends to kick in when we go to the …

Pinkish Nose 
I have a mini Aussie now 7 months old. I have noticed that the white fur on of her nose has an underlying pink color that sometimes get pinker in color. …

Our Australian Shepherd, "Ghost" Is 6 Months Old Today 
Our Australian Shepherd is 6 months old today. We understand that she should start her periods anytime now. Please tell us what to expect and how long …

Australian Shepherd Breeding Size 
I have a male Aussie that is now 7 months old. The breeder I got him from said his mother was 20 inches at the withers and his father was 23 inches at …

Losing Weight, Yet Energetic 
My 14 mo. old Aussie, male, is losing weight. He is full of energy, but has become picky with his food. Does not have diarrhea, but his stools seems smaller, …

My New Aussie Pup Wont Quit Barking! 
I just recently got an Aussie pup. Her mother quit feeding the litter at 4 weeks, so my pup is only 5 weeks old. My problem is that she is ALWAYS whining/barking. …

Australian Shepherd Has Patellar Luxation 
My Aussie has patellar luxation , but the vet didn't want to do anything just yet. I figure she'll eventually need surgery. When is the best time to …

Help, My Beloved 3 Year Old Weasel Has Been Diagnosed With IMHA 
I am so destroyed. What can be done? I have read all the "mainstream vet websites about treatment. Steroids, transfusions, death! Does anybody know of …

Grabbing Other Dog Around Neck And Cheek 
I adopted a Australian Shepherd pup, she's 5 months old, from the pound last week. We also have a 1 year old German Shepherd. My question, when I let them …

6 Month Old Training 
I have a 6 month old Aussie mix and he is very timid. I was just curious as to what is the best way of beginning to train him? Questions About Your …

Stand/Stay? 
How do I get my Aussie teenager to stand/stay. I have tried and he just stands still for seconds. I need longer time than that. Any suggestions? …

Australian Shepherd vs. North American Australian Shepherd 
I'm new to the world of Australian Shepherds. How will I know if my Bella is a AS or NAAS? She is currently 6 months old. Anything you can tell me would …

How Big Should A Aussie Be 
We have a Aussie, named Auzza and she is going to be 9 months on August 16. We bought her from a breeder here locally, but had no papers. I personally …

Third Female? 
We already have 2 females… one is 7 the other is almost a year. They get on well enough but they aren't thick as thieves. We are thinking of getting …

Would An Aussie Do Well In An Apartment? 
I've never owned/trained a dog before, but lately feel myself being pulled in that direction when I saw an Aussie on TV for the first time. They're just …

Potty Training A 9 Month Old Mini Aussie 
We just rescued a Mini Aussie and she is a sweetheart. We are having trouble trying to get her potty trained. Her previous owners had her using pads …

How Do You Give A Puppy Cut To An Aussie? 
How do you give an Australian Shepard a puppy cut? I think my blue merle would look great and feel better without all that fur.

Female Australian Shepherd Has Never Been In Heat At 12 Months 
What should I do if my female Australian Shepherd has never been in heat at 12 months? (we need her for breeding)

Blowing Coat 
I have two Australian Shepherds that have blown their coats. One is 6 years old and the other is 15 months. I am currently showing in conformation and …

Focus Problems 
My Blue Merle Aussie is about one year and two months old. He listens VERY well and is VERY smart. The only problem I've recently come across is that he …

How Old Does My Female Australian Shepherd Have To Be To Breed Her? 
I want my female Aussie to have puppies, and she's a year old. But I don't want to hurt her by making her have babies to early. So how old does she have …

Our Aussie Bailey Had A Seizure 
He had a seizure for about 2 min this morning. We took him to the vet but he said they don't do nothing unless he has another one and that very common …

How Do I Tell If My Mini Aussie Is In Heat? 
How do I tell if my Mini Aussie is in heat? How often should she come into heat?

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Mini Aussie 
When I got my Mini Aussie puppy he was a total fluff ball! I mean PUFFED! Now he's 5 months old and he's gotten tall (14 inches) and although his hair …

Getting Puppy Into Swimming 
My puppy Pepper doesn't like water, but I really want her to learn not to be afraid and be more of a swimming pup! Does anyone know how to get her in the …

Should I Get An Aussie? HELP 
I live in a suburb. I go to school during the day but my dad could let it outside while I'm gone in our fenced in yard. We have a Springer Spaniel who …

Finding A Show Quality Female 
Where can I find a show quality female without a co-ownership agreement?

Spots On White Marking 
I recently got my AKC registered red tri Aussie pup and was wondering if anyone else has seen this before. He has a few brown spots on his face on the …

Fear-Aggressive Aussie Pup Help? 
Hi! I have a ten month old spayed Aussie. She's my baby, and she's very, very smart. But she does have a few issues we're having a really hard time working …

Flea Control 
Is K9 Advantix ll ok to use on Australian Shepherds?

Testicles Coming In 
It appears that my 7 month old Aussie either has only one testicle or they are very small. Is this unusual? At what age should they start to appear? …

How To Get My Dog Interested In Frisbee Or Fetching A Ball 
I have a 18 mo Aussie and he has no interest in fetching a Frisbee or a ball. Does anyone have any advice on how to get him interested in a ball or Frisbee. …

Aussie With Allergies 
Our Aussie will not stop scratching no matter what we try. She does not have fleas and we brush her and she gets a bath every 2 weeks (with sensitive …

Help With Skittish Pup 
Will neutering my boy help him with his skittishness? He is 11 months old. He is a sweetheart, but whenever, people come to the house and visit, he gets …

Australian Shepherds With Epilepsy 
My 6 year old blue merle has had epilepsy since she was a year old and was wondering what anyone knows about this. She has some very bad seizures and is …

Mini Aussie With Sudden Loss Of Energy 
Latte is a 3 1/2 Mini Aussie. Suddenly, she has lost energy, and is only good for one Frisbee toss before she rests, and pants. No loss of appetite, …

Stick Tights And Cuckleburs 
My Aussie loves to run through the weeds but I am about ready to change her name from Roxy to Stick Tight as soon as I get her combed out she goes right …

Aussie Will Not Stop Chewing 
My Aussie will not stop chewing on her legs and paws. Almost to the point there is no hair.

5 Month Old Aussie Jumping All Over People 
My Puppy, Pepper, jumps all over people! It's her only flaw, but it is really annoying. Help!!! Oh and she is a 5 mo old female blue merle if that helps. …

Possible Common Causes For Aussie's Death 
We rescued our Aussie, Border Collie mix when she was two. Last night she died and we don't know why. She wasn't feeling well, was lying around. I called …

Over Portective 
My Mini Aussie is loving and playful but sometimes seems unsure of strangers and he makes me nervous when guests come over because I don't think he would …

What Are Some Good Mentally Stimulating Toys For My 18 Month Aussie? 
What are some good mentally stimulating toys for my 18 month Aussie? We already have the Kong, and several Frisbee's, balls, and empty water bottle stuffed …

Potty Training 
I have a 1 1/2 yr old male Aussie. His name is Anali and I am having a horrible time potty training him. He eliminates in the house multiple times a day …

6 Month Old Female Aussie Turns On Me 
My purebred Australian Shepherd is ending the teething process. She is extremely mouthy at times. She focuses well on long walks but sometimes will stop …

Help. Is This A Purebred Aussie? 
Are these Aussies? 4 females!!! Australian Shepherd puppies on eBay Classifieds http://ebayc.us/12599903

Feeding A 6 Month Old Male 
How much kibble to feed a six month old 50lb male, per day?

Sight Issues With Merle/Merle Miniature Australian Shepherd 
Hello, I have an 8 month old Miniature Aussie. She is a blue merle without any brown marking, her mother was a red merle and father a blue merle. I was …

Is It Too Late To Start Dog Frisbee? 
I have a red merle Australian Shepherd named Dakota. He 2 years, and 6 months old. Anyway I was watching Disney channel and a boy had an Aussie named Gunner, …

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Flea and Tick Protection Severe Allergic Reaction 
Is it true that Australian Shepherds and Collies have a susceptibility to a severe reaction to some flea and tick protection? My 9 year old female Aussie …

Dog Trainers 
Hi, I need to locate a trainer for my 2 1/2 yr old Aussie. He is very protective and is aggressive towards people that come to our home and walk in front …

Dog Bit My 13 Year Old Son 
My Miniature Aussie bit my 13 year old son. My son was creeping behind me and jumped up to scare me. My dog bit him on the leg. He immediately knew …

When To Switch An Aussie Pup To Adult Dog Food And When To Have Female Pup Spayed 
The breeder recommended switching my pup to adult food at 4 to 5 months so that bones and cartilage grow at proper pace to muscles and organs. I have read …

Aussie Flu? 
My family just went through a round of a summer cold and this morning our 6 month old Aussie had two loose stools and even vomited a little bit of stomach …

Reason For Aggression In A Year Old Aussie 
Does an Aussie that bites the children in a family do so because of the genetics of the parents? Neither of the parents have bitten anyone but we have …

Is My New Aussie Crossed Or Under Weight? 
I am new to the Aussie breed. I rescued this little guy and have named him Scooter. Because he is a rescue, I am unsure of his background. The vet said …

Housetraining Problems, Help! 
I have two Aussie Shepards... first one is five years old... pretty laid back no problems. Second dog is a puppy, she is now 8 months old and is still …

Does Your Aussie Escape Your Yard When Left Alone? 
I am getting an Aussie and we have a a brick fence with wooden gates. Our lowest part of the fence is about 4 foot six. I'm worried that I won't be able …

What Are The Benefits To Registering? 
Why should one register? I just am not sure.

Docking The Tail 
Just got an Aussie, who I think is great. However I did not realize how important a tail was for dog communication. I really miss seeing a good wag. …

How Much Does A Toy Australian Shepherd Weigh At 6 Weeks? 
How much does a Toy Australian Shepherd weigh at 6 weeks? Measurements?

Spaying 
Just had my 7 month old Mini Aussie spayed. Immediately after the surgery she started urinating (or leaking) while sleeping. I just wonder if this is caused …

Puppy Won't Come 
My 13 week old Aussie puppy doesn't come when I call her. She will come to about 2 feet away and when I go to pet her or pick her up she runs from me. …

Puppy Ears 
I have a 3 month old Aussie. Over the past few weeks I've noticed one of her ears is sticking up. Will she grow out of this or is that the way she will …

Puppy Needs To Lose Weight 
My 7 month old Aussie now weighs 57 pounds and is 20 inches tall. We go to the dog park every other day and he has daily walks, plus play time (catching …

Aussie puppy 
I have just got an Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy and she is wonderful. She is practically house broke and she is only 9 weeks old. The dilemma …

How To Find A Groomer For A Very Aggressive, Older Aussie Rescue? 
My 11 year old Aussie/Golden Retriever, Broccoli, who I adopted after Thanksgiving is extremely aggressive when touched in many ways. I found out after …

Is There A Short Haired Aussie? 
We have two lovely sisters in shelter, but they are short haired. They have the color and the eyes.

Puppy Weight And Probable Adult Weight 
I am curious and a tiny bit concerned about my puppy's weight and size and what her adult size may be. Both of her parents weighed exactly 66 pounds, (NOT …

Show Names?  
I'm showing my dog in fair and for fun I want to make up a show name. His name is Dakota and he is a red Merle Aussie, any names?

New Puppy Weight Question 
Our puppy was given to us, and the person got her from a backyard breeder. So we don't have much info about her background. Supposedly she is 9 1/2 weeks …

8 Month Old Australian Shepherd Gets Diarrhea 
This is a question. My 8 month old Australian Shepherd gets diarrhea frequently. Today I noticed it had mucus and he vomited yellowish frothy liquid. He …

Mini Aussie Puppy Running From Me 
My puppy runs from me when I try to pet him or pick him up. Seems like a game to her. How do I stop this behavior?

Biting 
How do I stop my dog from biting people?

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Housebreaking Crate Training 
We have a 9 week old red tri color Mini named ROJO. He is doing well with the housebreaking. What is the longest he should be able to hold his pee when …

8 Month Old Aussie With A Yellowish Eye Discharge 
My 8 month old male blue merle has a yellowish discharge from both eyse mostly in morning but some throughout day. My vet said not to worry if it does …

Exercising Your Australian Shepherd From Puppyhood - Adulthood 
Hello, I will be getting an Australian Shepherd puppy in 1 month, I would like to ask, how do you exercise your Australian Shepherd? I live in a medium …

My 4 Mo Old Aussie Doesn't Have Longer Fur Yet, Will It Ever? 
My 4 month old Aussie, named Zoey, seems to have a coat that grows slower than other pups I have seen. Her litter mate came into the vet I work at the …

Aussie Won't Potty... At All 
My boyfriend and I adopted a 5 yo female Australian Shepherd this weekend and she refuses to go potty while on leash. We live in an apartment, so we don't …

Sufficient Exercise For 5 Month Old Miniature Aussie Shepherd Puppy 
I have a 5-month old Miniature Australian Shepherd and would like to know how many kilometers I can safely walk my puppy each day "in total" without damaging …

Will Nuetering Change His Tenacity? 
I have an amazing 9 months old male Aussie. Totally obedient, plays frisbee like there is no tomorrow. When playing, his entire body shakes, eyes on the …

Pregnant Australian Shepherd Activity 
How much activity should a pregnant Aussie get? She still wants to chase the Frisbee and even jumps. However she gets tired much sooner. She is now showing, …

How To Tell If Your Aussie Is Stressed? 
I was at the vet this week and was told that Aussie's eyes get red when they are stressed. (of course it could be from allergies too) but I never knew …

Puppy Names 
Need a list of names for a male pup. Note from Anton: You've come to the right place! Here is a link to our page with hundreds of puppy names: …

Bought A Pup, Not Sure If She Is Actually An Australian Shepherd 
Hi, my name is Ethan and I just bought an Australian Shepherd (the person that sold her to me said that the pup was a pure bred, Australian Shepherd) …

At What Age Do Australian Shepherds Stop Growing? 
At what age do Aussies stop growing?

Mini Aussie In Brooklyn, NY - Nips At People On The Street! City Dog Problem! 
I adopted my Mini Aussie from a rescue group when he was a little over 2 years of age -- almost a year ago. He came from Maine. I live in Brooklyn, NY. …

6 Week Old Australian Shepherd - Timid and Hot 
I have a 6 week old Australian Shepherd. He is very timid and seems to be hot all the time.

Chewing on Drywall 
My 5 month old Mini Aussie has started chewing on the drywall in our house. I caught him once. His little nose got swatted, he was told NO, BAD DOG!... …

Aussie/Border Collie, Ball Issue 
I have a 7 month old female who is having an issue at the dog park, when other dogs play with their ball. She steals it, and then gets aggressive towards …

Selective Aggression 
The dog (Goose) stays at my parent's house on the farm when I have to travel in my job. He does fine there, but when I bring him home to my apartment, …

How Much Food? 
How much food should I give a male 12 week old? The last owner just left food out and the pups ate at their leisure. I was thinking twice a day but not …

4 Yr Old Aussie Having Issues Getting Up After A Nap 
I have an Aussie that just turned 4 and about 3 weeks ago I noticed he had some issues getting up from a nap... I took him to the vet and they seemed to …

My Aussie Puppy's Face Half White, Half Black - Health Issues? 
My Aussie puppy has a half white face half black and the rest of her is black except for some white on her chest. Are there any health issues with the …

Australian Shepherd Haircut 
My red tri got a haircut and I hate it! His body is now a light cream color, much different from his previous red color. Will it grow back the same color …

Aussie Puppy Nose 
My puppy Abby is 9 months old. Her nose has been almost solid black except around the nostrils since she was 3 or 4 months old. Last week I noticed the …

Need Help With Getting Papers 
I was given 2 pure breed females one that just recently had 8 pups 3 of them brown. My wife and I were to receive papers on the females thus making the …

Red Tri With Dual Blue Eyes 
Hi, I have a medium red tri puppy that is 5 weeks. At this time both of his eyes are blue. Is this unusual? I have raised Aussies for several years and …

Jobs For Australian Shepherds? 
I am getting two Aussies in a couple weeks, but I was just wondering what types of jobs, other than search and rescue and herding, I could have my pups …

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Aussie A Right Choice To Me? 
First of all sorry for my English, I am from Chile and speak Spanish. I would like to know if an Aussie would be a good dog for me. I have already read …

Scardey-Dog 
Hi! Our 8 mo old Toy Aussie is a wonderful dog... except... she is SUPER scared of unfamiliar people as well as kids. We know being cautious of unfamiliar …

Barking Behavior 
How to train this kind of dog on barking problems?

Help Me Find What My Aussie Is Mixed With 
We have a 17 month Aussie Mix. He is quite big and is a Blue Merle color. We want to know if anyone can guess what he is mixed with?

BET Lines 
Can anyone tell me what these puppies come from and what "strong BET lines" means?

Chewing 
My 9 week old puppy chews everything in sight. How can I stop it?

Cheeky Miniature Australian Sheperd 
When I correct my Mini from jumping on me or biting me she barks and tries to nip at my hands. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I should handle …

Summer Haircut 
My husband cut my Aussie's beautiful fur down to about 1 inch even though I told him not to. Will it grow back and how long will it take?

Overweight Aussie 
I have a male Australian Shepherd who currently weighs 76 pounds. I know a typical male Aussie is supposed to weigh between 50-65 pounds so I'm a bit concerned …

Excessive Barking When Someone Is Talking To Me At The Front Door 
What should I do when my five month old blue merle barks excessively when someone is at the door? Have you ever heard of a five month old with a limp?

Constant Panting 
My Aussie is constantly panting. She is also very timid. Is this a trait and is it normal?

Aussie Growth Chart 
Is there an online resource, or a standard chart to determine average growth rate for Aussies? For instance the average weight at each month until adulthood? …

Lazy Or Problem? 
My 4 year old Aussie has started laying around all day watching everything with sad eyes. He does get up and play, usually in the evening with our 1 year …

Need Some Help/Tips On Dog Herding Chi 
How can I keep my 9 month old boy from herding my 2 and 1/2 year old Chi? It is getting very frustrating for the little guy, who is starting to retaliate, …

Possessiveness Or Aggression 
Hi Aussie Lovers I just got a 5 month old Mini Aussie, which I’ve had for about a week. He is a very smart and loving dog. He was attached to me within …

Keeping My Aussie Busy 
Hello everyone: We have a 9 year old female Aussie, who is a puppy mill rescue. Because of this she never learned how to play, ie retrieving etc, and …

Aussie Pregnancy 
How can we tell if our Miniature Aussie is pregnant. We have noticed her nipples are growing and we have her in a fenced in yard but that doesn't mean …

Grooming For Warm Weather 
What is the best way to thin my dog's hair to prepare him for 90 degree weather?

Adopted Australian Shepherd, How Do I Know For Sure? 
I adopted an Australian Shepherd puppy, but since it is a rescue how do I know for sure it is an Australian Shepherd and not a Border Collie or even an …

Fear Of New People 
We found what appears to be an Australian Shepherd. She was scared of us at first and would not come near us except to go outside. After a couple of days …

Aussie Help With Socialization And Anxiety 
We got Ruby about a week and half ago. She's 15 months old. We were told when we got her that she was cautious of other dogs but not aggressive. We didn't …

Is The Aussie A Good Family Dog? 
My family is considering getting an Aussie. We had heard good things about the breed, but now that we've put a deposit down for one, I'm hearing nothing …

How Old Do Mini Australian Sheperds Have To Be To Be Abile To Breed? 
I have a Mini Aussie and she is 11 months old. When will I be able to get her bred?

Herding And Shedding 
We are thinking about adopting an Aussie. I have five children. The youngest two are 5 and 7 years old. I am concerned about the dog trying to herd them. …

Adding Another Dog To The Family 
I have a wonderful 4 yr old male Aussie mix, we are thinking of adding another Aussie to the family, what is the best for the dog I already have. Should …

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Saw A Problem Today 
My Aussie who be a year old on June 3rd loves to run and play with the Lab next store. They are the same age. Today, my neighbors had company and one …

One Ear Sticks Up 
Occasionally, my pups ear sticks up. Is it against breed standard now??? It happens often but the other one never does.

Leash Training A 5 Month Old Aussie 
My husband and I just got a Miniature Aussie this morning from a rescue. He has never had a collar or leash on before. He is comfortable with the collar …

Red Merle Has Kinda Bald Spot On His Nose? 
I just adopted a 9 month old red merle Aussie. When we first got him we thought he might have gotten scratched by some previous cats he was living with …

Considering Australian Shepherd And Want To Make Sure Of Fitment 
I am inquiring to check fitment of this breed considering it is a 97-98% match in four out of five animal planet's dog breed selection. When I to commit …

Feeding A 10 Week Old Puppy 
I'm puppysitting my 10 wk old grandpuppy this weekend and she eats Diamond Puppy Food. How much should she be fed daily?

Looking For A Companion 
I am interested in finding a Blue Merle tri Austrialian Shepherd. I would prefer the tail not docked. Is there anyone who has one for sale in the midwest …

My 8 Week Old Aussie's Right Ear Has Suddenly Flopped Foward 
My 8 week old Aussie's right ear has suddenly flopped forward. Both ears flop down but, the right one is suddenly almost over his eye. Any suggestion …

How Short Should I Have My Vet Cut My Aussies Tails? 
The mom was a rescue and I think I will have more luck finding them homes if I get their tails docked but I don't know how short to have them done and …

12 Week Old Aussie Mix Sleeps All The Time 
My 12 week old Australian Shepard mix sleeps all the time.

1 Year Old Mini Aussie - Fearful, Irritated 
I was just wondering if anyone has had the same issues as I am having with my 1 yr old female Mini Aussie. She is a great dog, perfect size, doesn't shed …

Grain Allergies in Aussies 
How common are grain allergies in Aussies? Our 13 yr old Aussie/Lab mix Molly suffered for years with skin problems. We spent thousands on Vet bills and …

Why Won't My Aussie Bring The Toy All The Way Back To Me? 
Anyone know why my otherwise VERY smart 5 year old Australian Shepherd WILL NOT bring a ball or Frisbee (or whatever you are throwing) all the way back …

Potty Time 
How often should a 4 month old Aussie pup poop in a day? Our pup Willow is fed twice a day, once in the morning, once in the evening but she poops (good, …

Toy Aussie With Bloody Stool 
Long story short in Jan 2011 I got my Toy Aussie Marley spay at the local SPCA. Three days later surprise! Marley had kennel cough. Marley was given 50 …

Food Schedule 
How often and what should I be feeding a 9 week old Austrailian Shepherd?

1 Year Old Male Won't Potty In Dog Run 
We have a 1 yo male Aussie/Lab mix. We adopted him at 5 mo, and he was fully potty-trained. We have a fenced dog run behind our attached garage, about …

Aggressive Toward Older Men 
I have a two year old female Aussie (Lila who is loving and affectionate toward people and animals however, she sometimes barks and nips at older men. …

Clipping In Warm Weather 
Been researching and there seems to be quite a variety of opinions on clipping Aussies in the warm weather. What do the majority of people do? I live …

Miniature Aussies - What's A Good Mix? 
I love the idea of a Miniature Australian Shepherd. We are a very active family with four kids, so he'll get a lot of exercise. And never be left alone …

Breeding Questions 
1) If I breed a black tri to a red tri will I get black tri and or red tri puppies. 2) If a male was with the female one time on Feb 15 but the litter …

Rescued Aussie 
My husband brought home an Australian Shepherd from our local dog shelter. I took him to the vet the next day. We had him neutered, vaccinated, and he …

Why Wont My Aussie's Hair Grow Long? 
My Aussie's hair is so short and wont really grow, I brush her often and she still is losing hair like you wouldn't believe. I have her on Taste of the …

Just Pee Already 
My four month old puppy refuses to go pee or poop period and he eats and drinks regularly anybody experience this?

Safe Medication - Trifexis 
Is Trifexis safe for Aussie's?

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Dog Lunging At Other Pets and Children 
I have an approx. 2 yr old Australian Shepherd/Collie mix that is a rescue. I have had her for 4 months now. She lunges at other dogs, cats, etc, and is …

Puppy And Submissive Urination 
Hi there, I have an incredible 10 week old Aussie pup. She is very well mannered, easy going (so far) girl. She eagerly goes to meet new people and other …

Help Me With My Aussie! Many Questions 
I have many questions about Australian Shepherds 1) How do you help turn off the Aussie's instinct to herd, herd, and HERD some more? I don't mind the …

Docking Tails 
Do you have to dock their tail? We rescued an 8 week old puppy from the animal shelter. Her tail is not docked.

5 Month Old Shakes While She Sleeps 
5 month old Australian Shepherd shakes when she is asleep. Is this a problem of concern?

Unsociable Australian Shepherd 
My 5 month old Aussie does NOT like being social! I have tried since he was 9 weeks old and he refuses to be friendly with anyone (human or animal) other …

My 5 Month Old Is Starting To Growl At My Children 
My 5 month old is starting to growl at my children for trying to kiss her or just pet her.

Australian Shepherd Tail 
Are Australian Shepherd puppies born with a bobbed tail or is it cut?

Aussie Fur 
At what age does the fur lengthen on an Aussie? Are there short haired versions of this breed?

Barking 
I have 3 Aussies. Bear (front right) only barks if there is a real threat. Ozzie (in the back) barks at anything and everything. Maggie (front left) barks …

Do They EVER Get Tired? 
I'm tired. My first walk is at 5 a.m. Second is off leash walk at 7 a.m. (about 1/2 hour). Third is walk to Post Office (about 5 blocks one way). Forth …

Anyone Have The Problem Of Their Dog Eating From Other Dogs' Bowls? 
My boy Cooper is 7 months now, and he has taken to wanting to eat from the other dogs bowls, even though his bowl is full and its all the same food. He …

At What Age Do Aussies Calm Down? 
At what age will my Aussie calm down?

6 Month Old Very Clingy 
We have a 6 month old female Aussie/Lab mix why does she follow me everywhere in house?

Grooming To Deal With The Heat 
We just moved from Oklahoma to Texas and the weather is much hotter here. Should I shave or cut my Aussie's hair? He seems to be very hot. See: …

Toy Size 
I have a 16 week "toy" sized Aussie who is already 15 lbs. I guess he probably be a mini instead. How much did your 4 month (16 week) old Aussie weigh …

Eating Cat Poop 
We have a lovely 5 month old tricolour Aussie. She is really cute, but unfortunately she can't resist to eat out of the cat litter box. She loves to eat …

Are Aussies Good For Running Partners? 
I would just like to know if Aussies are good running partners or not?

Aussie Itches And Won't Come When Called 
My 5 mo Aussie itches. No fleas. Why it drives us crazy, and how do I make him come back to me when he chases the colt and will not mind me? I had one …

How Many Times Should We Go To A Park In A Week? 
I have a 1 and 1/2 year old, very energetic. How many times should I take her to the park and for how long? I've heard everyday, and 3 days a week, but …

Changing From Puppy To Adult Food 
Our puppy is reaching 1 year old and we need to move from Science Diet puppy to what? He is active, with a beautiful coat, we are not having any problems …

Shampoo Sprays 
What kind of shampoos and sprays do I need to get? Trying to get everything together. Thank you Tracie

Jumping Up On People 
I have an Australian Shepherd dog, who insists on jumping up on people... How can I train her not to jump up on people and be calmer?

Timid, Shy, Reserved Male Blue Merle 
Hello everyone let me start off by saying I have a male blue merle that has come from a good breeder registered CKC and ASCA and I have had him since 12 …

Aussie Behavior 
I have a 2 year old Aussie named Xena. She is always nipping at people! If people come in my house, even people that have been in my home before. She also …

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Best Leash For Dog Training? 
Regular leash or retractable for training? Note from Anton: Information about Dog Leash Training.

What Do I Need To Have For A Aussie? 
I need to know what things I need for our going to be new member of our family?

NSDR? 
Hello, I was just wondering. I have a female blue merle Aussie that is purebred but her sire/dam were not registered. Can she be registered with the National …

Full Coat for Australian Shepherds? 
Hello, I have an almost year old blue merle Aussie. At what point do they typically start to develop their long, thick adult coat? My brother's Aussie …

Causes Of Limping In Front Leg 
I am trying to figure out what could be wrong with my Aussie's front right leg. She is 6 y/o and has been in excellent health so I am probably blowing …

Timidness 
I acquired a two and a half year old female Aussie. When I brought her home, I discovered she was afraid of everything. The other dogs, terrified of the …

Allergy Advice 
What allergy pills are you using for your Aussie? Our 6 month old is currently on some prescribed by the vet but we are looking for alternatives. He has …

Deprograming An Abused Aussie 
I adopted an abused Aussie from local shelter. She has had much training and is loving and good with other animals. This is not my first Aussie. I have …

Is This A Double Merle? 
We didn't get him from a breeder, our friend's Australian Shepherds had puppies. He seems to be able to hear well and his vision is ok except in bright …

4 Month Old Aussie Won't Stop Nipping 
Any other possible suggestions for a puppy that won't stop nipping or will this just take time? We have tried the pushing away and saying "no". We have …

Female Or Male 
Is there a difference between male and female Aussies?

4 Month Old Potty Training 
Hello, We have a four month old Red Merle and we're struggling with potty training him. He knows not to go in the house, and knows to hold it, but he …

Very Oily Coat 
We rescued a 5 year old Aussie bitch. Her coat on her back and neck is so oily - it is clumping. Is there something systemically we should be looking at? …

Did I Get A Bad Aussie? 
My family recently got a Mini Aussie and on his ICA papers it states he is Tri Red. I started doing more research on him due to his small size and found …

Can I Enter Agility Trials? 
I have this new puppy named Pepper, who meets all the breed standards. I want to enter my hyper little pup into agility trials but she is not registered …

My Mini Puppy Wont Kiss Me 
My Aussie puppy is amazing at 12 weeks, it loves everyone he meets. He give tons of kisses to my wife kids and even new people he has met. He just does …

Should I Take My Mini To A Vet? 
My Mini Aussie is just about 11 weeks old and his balls have not really acended. Should I be concerned or is he ok?

My Mini Aussie's Color 
On my Aussie Myles ICA reg he is stated tri red. I have not seen any Aussies his color and it's only really 2 colors. Is this normal? He is also 9 weeks …

Getting New Puppy 
I am getting a puppy in a couple a days, been reading all about them. I will be starting training first thing. I am taking a couple days off of work when …

Is My Mini A Toy? 
Our Aussie is currently 10 weeks old and is at 4lbs. He looks a little small to me from pictures I see and I'm worried that he wont be as big as we expected. …

Car Sickness 
Someone told me to try ginger snaps for car sickness... has anyone tried this. I want to be able to take my Aussie on trips this summer with me.

Can A 2 Week Old Black Tri Pup's Nose Change Color To Black? 
Can a 2 week old black tri pup's nose change color to black?

No Pull Leash/Collar 
Lola is a wonderful 2 year old but she is puller while on her leash. Does anyone have a recommendation for a great collar/leash combo that will help with …

My Aussie Does Not Bark At All 
Hi Everyone, We have a 11 weeks old Aussie, and he's very smart and easy to train. However, he just doesn't bark at all, even at strangers or anything …

How To Curb Our Dog's Aggressive Behavior 
We have a 14 month old male Australian Shepherd. We have had him for 12 months. He has gone through two complete series of manners' classes. He sleeps …

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Australian Shepherd Grooming 
Can an Aussie's fur be cut? I've been reading that it won't grow back nicely if it is.

New Puppy Chews on Everything!!! 
My new 8 week old puppy chews on everything!!!!! Its sooooo annoying! Is there a great toy that ACCTUALLY works? I got her everything a pup could want …

Aussie On A Boat? 
Hi, My husband and I are looking for a medium sized dog that will be happy with our lifestyle. We have a soft spot for Aussie but are also considering …

Aussie Barks and Snarls In Car. What's A Doggie Mom To Do? 
My Aussie is 2 years old, she loves going on rides in the car, she will go anywhere with me really, not just in the car and I love the company. If I …

Crate Training A 7 Month Old Mini Aussie 
Hi there, I have a beautiful 7 month old tri colored mini Aussie. Both my husband and I work and did not believe crating a dog was humane so we used our …

Could I Be Allergic To My Aussie? 
This has been going on for 3 months now. I have had Levi for 8 months and then all of the sudden in January I now have become extremely itchy, my whole …

Joker a.k.a Twister! Where Is The Dog Whisperer When I Need Him... LOL 
WOW. That's about all I can say right now. We live in the part of PA that got hit with tornadoes last night. That coupled with this pup's overall behavior …

HYPER!!! 
I recently got a baby Aussie. She is an 8 week old blue merle female. She has beautiful markings and has a great personality. Except for one thing, all …

Double Merle Ancestry 
Does anyone know if its possible to have a double merle that does not have 2 purebred Aussie parents? I recently adopted 2 pups from a shelter knowing …

How Do I Stop Our AussieDoodle From Biting 
How do I stop our AussieDoodle from biting? Dog Bite Info: Information about Dog Biting here.

Anxiety In The Car 
Our Tri Mini is extremely anxious in the car and motorhome. Tried crate, volarian root etc. Have used vet drugs. She still Pants drools whenever the car …

Cleaning Fur Around Rear Area 
Everytime my Aussie Shepherd goes #2 there is always some matter remaining on the fur around his rear. What is the best way to keep this area clean?

Adopting a 1 1/2 Year Old Female Aussie... Can She Be Trained To Work? 
I am considering adopting a sweet female who is 1 1/2 and already had a litter of pups. We would like to train her to work cattle... is it too late for …

Training New Pup Not To Come Down Stairs Until Called 
Hi – I'm Ranee, mom to Rick (9) and soon to be mom/partner to "Joker." (We are adopting a 5-month-old Aussie this week.) We live in an apartment above …

Time Alone 
I am planning on getting a Mini Aussie but am concerned about the amount of time she will be home by herself. I work 10 hour days 4 days a week. I will …

Finding A Good Puppy 
Where is the best place to find a puppy? Note from Anton: I usually recommend to avoid pet stores and consider rescuing an Aussie in need of a home. …

Australian Shepherd Shyness 
Hi, I recently bought a 1 year old Australian Shepherd from a woman that did not have time for the dog. She would leave him out in the yard all day and …

Stubbornness 
How do I deal with stubbornness in my 10 month old? My Aussie has started to refuse to come up the stairs.

Itchy Aussie Along With Some Hair Loss 
My 6 month old Aussie is perfectly healthy overall except for being itchy. I recently added fish oil to his diet and took away all dog food and am just …

My Aussie Gets Car Sick 
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? My Aussie Bailey who is 10 months old gets car sick. I was told to take her on short drives... that isn't working. …

Walking Your Aussie 
My Aussie is almost 5 months old, we have a large fenced in yard. I try to take her for walk but she doesn't want to go further than our yard. I can get …

Puppy Feeding 
How much should I be feeding my Mini Aussie puppy? He's 13 lbs and 4 months old.

Old Aussie Is Hacking, Always Thirsty 
Rudi is 12 y/o, and lately he has begun to hack like he's trying to clear his throat whenever he exerts himself the least little bit. And he's almost constantly …

My Two Females Aggressive Behavior 
I have two female Mini Aussies that were a year in Oct. They have been fighting alot and getting very aggressive towards each other to the point they …

8 Month Old Australian Shepherd Nipping 
My 8 month old Aussie is nipping at people. We just started an obedience class where she nipped at a kid and the trainer. She also nipped at the neighbor …

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Aussies and Border Collies: A Good Combination? 
I have a 1 year old Aussie. A most fabulous boy!! I have been wanting to adopt a Border Collie to live and play with us. Last week a master trainer told …

Help With Shedding 
I have 2 Aussie brothers and a Border Collie Queensland mix, and they all shed like crazy! Any suggestions to help eliminate this? Note from Anton: …

Should I Take On A 2 Year Old Male? 
A friend has a 2 year old male that she is trying to find a good home for. He is not house or crate trained and is not used to a fenced in back yard. He …

Why Does My Aussie Look The Way It Does? 
I have a female Aussie, 11 month with papers. My concern is she does not look quite like a typical Aussie, she is a black tri, her ears are straight up, …

Proper Puppy Play 
I have a young Aussie pup named Tootsie, she's very sweet and playful but has to constantly be chewing on something. I've read all over that this is normal …

My 16 Week Old Aussie Will Not Quit Biting My Children 
I don't mean nipping, I mean BITING... hard. We have tried everything from walking again and saying "NO" in a commanding voice. Nothing seems to work. …

Join My Protest For Aussie Smarts! 
Let me ask you what three words describe your Aussie? I'm willing to bet intelligent or smart was one of them, because they are Smart! Anytime you Google …

Food For 4 Month Old Puppy 
My puppy is 4 months old, should I stop feeding him puppy food?

Advice Needed - New Aussie Puppy 
We adopted an Aussie puppy, she is about 9 weeks now (have had her for 3 weeks this Sunday coming up). The shelter said she was 8 weeks when we got her, …

Weight and Food 
My dog is 83 lbs and had a seizure last week, are these related and what is a good food to feed?

Parvo 
My family got a red merle Aussie after the first of the year. Considering this was the first puppy my brother (10) and I (15) owned we were very happy …

My Aussie Bit My New Baby... Now What? 
I am beyond upset and do not know what to do. Our family Aussie that we have had since birth, bit my 12 month old and sent us to the emergency room. …

Australian Shepherd Colors and Ears 
Can an Aussie be black and white with brown on sides of face and head and some brown on top of legs, also the ears, one up one down?

I Have An Aussie Mix. What Do You Think She Is Mixed With? 
We got this great pup at an animal shelter in NM. She is about 2 years old now. She has the energy, agility, and loyalty of a full-blood Aussie, but …

Smell 
I smell a fowl order once in a while from my 2 yr old Aussie when he licks hisself... think it is coming from his bottom. Do they emit an order and what …

Aussie Anxiety 
My vet thinks it would be a good idea to put my 2 1/2 yr. female Aussie on Zanax to help with her anxiety. I believe there has got to be a drug free option. …

Can I Handle An Australian Shepherd? 
I am active but not really active, I workout and get some kind of physical activity about 2 to 3 hours a day. But I have online school about 2 to 3 hours …

My 6 Month Old Male Aussie Is Biting My Kids' Faces. Help? 
Just like it says. The dog is biting and I can't control it. He bit my nephews face when he tried to do something (I'm unsure why he was grabbing the dog …

What's The Best Shampoo For A Red Merle? 
What's the best shampoo for a red merle?

Growls and Snaps... and Cats 
Hello - I have a male Mini Aussie that just turned 2 in November 1st. Xander is a GREAT, loving dog... bit of a freak about our cats but we are working …

My Six Month Old North American Shepherd 
How old is a six month old Miniature Australian Shepherd in dog years?

Why Do Aussies Nip? 
Okay I know why Aussie's nip, I own two Aussies... but I have been defending the Aussie from some people who say Aussies nip out of aggression, which to …

Aussie Activity and Shedding 
I have read so much material on the Aussies that it can get rather overwhelming! I thought I would come here to pose my two general questions to actual …

Does Fish Oil Help With Their Shedding? 
I have heard that fish oil helps with Aussies shedding, has anyone out there tried it? Does it work?

How Old Is Too Old For An Australian Shepherd To Breed - Female? 
How old is too old for an Aussie female to breed? Our dog is 12.

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Bedding Question 
Hello, I would like to take the opportunity of introducing myself as I am Michelle. I have just adopted an 8 week old Lab/Australian mix very recently …

FURminator 
Can you use the Furminator too much? So much fur keeps coming out. Is it all fur that will shed, or does it thin the coat? Thank you!!

Getting A Young Pup Or Older? 
We are looking into getting a Mini Aussie – household of 2 adults and a six-year-old. The breeder has a 10-month old neutered male available or we can …

11 Month Old Wont Eat 
We have an 11 month old blue merle Aussie and he seems to have lost his appetite. He has always been a fast eater until recently. Now he will just kinda …

Coat Color Changing 
I'm new to Aussies. I have a black tri female that is 5 months old. She is just starting to shed and her nice black coat is turning brownish in spots …

Dander 
Does anyone know what I can do for my dogs dander? He has developed quite a bit recently. I do give him holistic organic food, salmon infact. I know …

Double Merle 
I have an 7 year old Australian Shepherd and she is great. I now have a chance to get a free merle pup but I believe it is a double merle because of one …

Solid Black Or Black-bi With Minimal White Australian Shepherd? 
Hi there! I'm looking for a solid black Australian shepherd, or a black-bi with minimal white. Does anyone here know a breeder that has had puppies …

Skin Problems 
My dog itches all the time and bites at herself. It is mostly on her back close to her tail area. Sometimes it flakes. We keep Frontline on her so she …

Cough Gag 
My Aussie has had a cough - gag since he was a puppy. The vet said is was kennel cough. He was given antibiotics - it didn't help. He was put on antibiotics …

Need Help Evaluating Aussie Pup With Half White Face 
Hello, I have a new Aussie pup coming to me. I put in a reservation for a female merle. The attached photo is of a pup being offered to me. She is …

Short Hair 
My Australian Shepherd; Bella, is 7 weeks old, 8 this Thursday. She has rather short hair. I was wondering if it will grow out at a certain week, or …

8 Week Old Puppy Biting And Pulling At Clothing 
From what I read it is normal for my 8 week old Aussie puppy to bite and pull at sleeves and pants. Sometimes she gets so wild that I have no choice but …

Help for Aussie's Paranoid Behavior 
We got our Aussie from Austrailian Shepard Rescue two years ago. Cooper is a very intelligent and social dog. He has never met a dog he doesn't like. …

New Puppy 
My daughter's new puppy is 16 weeks old and weighs 25 pounds; is this normal? What is the average weight of a full grown neutered male?

Aussies And Chickens? 
I'm getting my first Aussie this weekend, it's a female that is 8 wks old. I also have 5 chickens, and I will be getting more soon. My question is, can …

Can Aussies Eat Lamb? 
Can Aussies eat lamb?

How Much Pumpkin, How Often, For Diarrhea? 
Ok, my pup had the runs for a week, off and on. I called my holistic vet, she said to give him Pumpkin. I noticed alot of people here also recommend …

Itching, Mostly At Night 
My Mini Australian Shepherd scratches mostly at night - I don't know if she is bored or really does itch. Any suggestion? Note from Anton: More …

Could My Aussie Have The "Lethal White" Gene? 
The litter that my pup came from when I got him had 9 pups all exactly 5 weeks old, and no mother to be seen. I was looking for a blue eyed blue merle …

First Aussie 
I am getting an Aussie on Jan4, 2011... I am going to see her tomorrow Dec 26th for the first time with her parents. I am looking forward to having …

Housebreaking Is Going Crappy 
We have a 12 wk. old Min. Aussie. We are having one heck of a time getting him house trained. I feed at the same time twice a day. Have gone with the customary …

Questions To Australian Shepherd Owners 
Are Aussies generally more hyperactive than Border Collies?

Female Australian Shepherd Growling 
Me and my partner have just recently got a 1 year old female Australian Shepherd, she has become very attatched to my partner and sometimes growls at me …

Eye Issue 
I have a rescue Aussie mix?? He is six to eight months and has one blue eye and one brown eye. The brown eye is off and on irritated (bloodshot) and winks …

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Butting 
I just love my Aussie and work him everyday. We play; great companion. Why does he butt me or my girlfriends little King Charles. Its funny to watch. He …

Is My Australian Shepherd Typical? 
I am a new owner of a now 8 month old Aussie male we named Rocky. Here's a picture of him. He's not registered but was born bob tailed and is pure bred. …

Fearful/Aggresive Aussie Puppy 
Hi, I have a 9 month old female Toy Australian Shepherd who is very fearful of strangers. We got her when she was 2 and a half months old and tried to …

How Can You Tell The Difference Between An Australian Shepherd And A Miniature? 
I just rescued what was said to be a Mini Australian Shepherd. He is adorable I think he is great. I have been researching on the net. All the pics I have …

Issues Breeding Black Tri Colored Mini Aussies 
Are there any issues in breeding black tri colored Mini Aussies; how can I find information on how to ensure tri-colored pups?

I'm Thinking Of Getting An Aussie. First Time Aussie Owner, Miniature Or Australian Shepherd? 
Hi, I was wondering what kind of lifestyle an Aussie requires? I have been doing a lot of research on the breed for about 5-6 months. I found this forum …

Should I Have Gotten A Female For My Male Australian Shepherd? Or Are Two Males Okay? 
I have a 2 year old male, and I went and got another male, pup. Now the little guy is about 4 months old, but they seem to fight more than play. I'm wondering …

Trimming Hair Around Aussie's Butts 
We have been having problems with poop getting stuck to Charlies butt. Do you trim the hair around Aussie's butts?

Cough, Gag, Choke 
My mini regularly goes into an episode of something that is like mix of a cough, gag, choke, hiccup spasm type of thing. Is anyone familiar with this? …

Extra Winter Coat? 
Should I put an extra coat on my 8 mo old Mini for yard play and walks?

Limping, Undiagnosible With Full Set Of X-Rays 
The only avenue unsearched in this entire 4-week painful episode is the possibility of a reaction to K9 Advantix. The time period seems about right. …

Is There A Standard Stud Fee For Aussies? 
Is there a standard stud fee for Aussies? My breeder says there is, but I would like to hear other opinions.

Australian Shepherd Weight 
Average puppy and adult weight?

Help, My Pup Takes Off At Top Speed! 
Hi, I am in need of some help as my Australian Shepherd pup is always jumping up on myself, my husband and my 3 year old son. He is also running at top …

Aussie Haircut 
We just got our mini Aussie back from the groomer. They did a shave job on him that left his 2 1/2 inch coat down to about 1 inch, including his beautiful …

Heat Cycle 
What are the signs that your Aussie is going into heat?

Need Strategies For Leaving Alone For Long Periods 
I have a 9 month old Australian Shepard Pup. I have the good fortune to be able to take her to work with me, so she rarely has to be left alone for long …

Pooping Walk 
Does anyone else have a dog that walks while he's pooping? I have 3 dogs, this is my 4th, and this is the 1st time I see this. My Toy Aussie actually walks …

Better To Have One Or Two Aussies? 
We currently own one Aussie, an 11 month old male. We may eventually want to get another dog but weren't sure if this is the right time. When is a good …

When Do I Begin Training? 
How old should my puppy be before I begin a training regiment?

My Dog Contantly Stinks!... And That's Not All! 
I have sought more than one vet's opinion and cannot seem to find the right solution! I have a blue merle female Aussie. She is now 12 years old and I …

What If My Austrilan Shepherd Has Short Hair Is He Still An Austrilan? 
I have an austrilan shepherd but he has short hair is he still a austrilan shepered or is he a mutt?

Does Your Aussie Have Panic Or Anxiety Attacks? 
Does anyone have an Aussie who panics when he/she is near or sees and/or hears a skateboard or bike coming its way?

Bladder Infection 
Why is my 2 yr. old Aussie suddenly peeing all over herself and the floor and just laying in it?

Aussie vs Mini Aussie 
Hi... We recently lost our red merle Australian Shepherd of 13 years (Murphy)… he was such a great dog and we loved and miss him so (only dog my kids every …

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My Aussie Is Suddenly Dog Aggressive... 
I have owned Aussies my whole life. I have my 5th one now, a 2 1/2 year old female. She is the sweetest thing ever or at least she was. Suddenly, she is …

My Dog Was Accused Of An Attack! Please Help! 
I have a 2 year old female Aussie that has been jumping my 6 foot privacy fence into my neighbors yard. I thought I had the problem fixed until my neighbor …

Perplexed 
Does anyone else have an Aussie that likes to lay under beds, sofas, anything? I have a 3 month old toy Aussie, and he seems to prefer to lay under everything. …

Question About Toy Aussie's Behavior 
My 6 month toy aussie, Miles latches onto the collar fur of my 1 1/2 year old sheltie, Ranger, when they are playing. (The sheltie is the more dominant …

Australian Shepherd Tail Docking 
I am looking to purchase a blue merle Aussie Shepherd in the spring of 2011 and have a question about docking. I would prefer that my new addition …

Can You Suggest Some Jobs For An Aussie That Don't Invole Farm Animals? 
Can you suggest some jobs for an Aussie that don't involve farm animals?

When Should You Neuter An Aussie With A Retained Testicle? 
When should you neuter an Aussie with a retained testicle?

Aussie Puppy Showing Signs Of Aggression 
I have a female Australian Shepard that is now 5 months old. Her name is Lilly and she is so far the smartest dog we have ever owned and is beautiful. …

Skin Problems With A Lot Of Scratching 
I have a Mini Aussie who is a little over three years old. He itches constantly. I have eliminated fleas, mites or bugs and many different foods. I understand …

My 1 Yr 7 Month Mini Aussie Is Driving Me Nuts 
My lovely, jumpy energetic Luna is driving me insane. She is testing all the boundaries, whines, sometimes even growls at the kids, chews on things she …

Miniature Australian Shepherd? 
Jasper is about an 8 month old deaf Australian Shepherd. He was given to me when he was about 9 weeks old. Right now he weighs about 15 pounds and his …

My 3 Month Old Aussie Weighs 4 Lbs How Big Will She Get? 
I taught her how to ring a bell to go out and go potty. Plus one of the best things I have done is purchase an inexpensive under the bed plastic container …

Fear Aggression In Puppies Towards Other Dogs 
I just bought two Aussie pack mate brothers who are now 15 weeks old. They are very mellow and gentle with humans/children. My concern is they are very …

My Mini Aussie Is Afraid Of Me When I Dont Hit Her And She Cowers 
What can I do about my Mini Aussie she cowers from me and pees when she comes over to me I don't beat her. I just tap her on the nose when she does something …

When Should I Expect My Aussie To Go Into Heat? 
I have an 11 month old female Aussie, and the vet said she should enter heat cycles between 8 months to a year, she's not shown any signs of starting a …

My Aussie Cries/barks/whines When I Leave - I'm Making The Neighbors Mad! 
I have a 6 month old female Aussie, named Kiki. When I leave the house she crys for a moment and stops. I found out later that she continues to cry and …

Show Versus Pet Quality 
In starting my research for an Aussie pup I see references to "pet" quality versus show quality. Should the breeder advise you the reason the dog was …

Our Aussie Just Started Nipping At Others 
We have had our Aussie for about 1 1/2 years. In the last 2 months he has nipped at or tried to bite people that come to our house to visit. He doesn't …

Six Month Old Aussie Limping 
Our six month old Aussie Charlie has been limping on both his front and rear legs over the past week. He seems to get up slow. We took him to the vet who …

Dog Growling 
Why is my 9 month old Australian Shepherd growling at me? Note from Anton: More on Dog Growling Here

Australian Shepherd Temperament - Barking At Everyone 
Is it unusual for an Aussie to be weary of strangers to the point of barking at every person we pass by on walks, while driving, etc?

Help, I Need To Stop Behavior Of My Aussie Before My Wife Makes Me Get Rid Of Him! 
I have a almost 2 year old Blue Merle Mini Aussie that is just a bundle of energy as all are but everytime he goes outside he bites the door knob and just …

Dropping Food While Eating 
We have a 9 month old blk lab cross aussie shepard and he is constantly dropping his food when he eats and a friend told us this is a sign of illness of …

Australian Shepherd Jumping On People 
How to break them from jumping on people?

Merle Or Not? 
My 10 month old male Aussie appears to be a "black tri-color" but when he was 6 months old he had grey hair spread (rather sparcely) through his black …

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My Aussie Is 2 Pounds At 8 Weeks How Big Will She Get Full Grown? 
My Aussie puppy is 2 lbs at 8 weeks how big will she get full grown? Is there a formula to guestimate size? Thanks

Moving The Bowl 
I have two 10 month old Aussies. When I feed them one will pick his bowl up and move it to a different area to eat (spilling it in the process). Why does …

9 Month Old Molly Is Too Protective Of Visitors In The House 
I have had Molly (adopted her from a rescue) for almost 3 months and she has settled in quite well. We are currently taking obedience classes (this is …

Our Two Yr Old Male Australian Shepard Always Has Diarhea 
Our dog always has diarhea. Most of the time it is soft, but about 4 days per week he has full on diarhea. He is in great health, he is up to date with …

Looking To Adopt A Shy 2 Year Old  
Can you turn this around with hard work or is this something that can't be resolved?

Chewing/Biting Problem 
Our six month old Aussie Indiana likes to chew, but it's not on furniture, shoes, etc... it's on mommy & daddy's hand and arm! We have continually tried …

Older Aussie Behavior Changes 
My almost 11-year-old female Aussie has become increasingly fearful over the last couple of years. She is well-trained dog and she gets lots of attention …

Adult Size? 
My Aussie turned 6 months today. He weighs 46.6 lbs. He is on the slim side. Is this big? Any idea how large he will be as an adult? Thanks!!

7 1/2 Week Puppy Is Nipping Hard, Drawing Blood 
He is nipping at my feet and slippers, I tried yelping loud and he just continues to bite harder. I tried turning away and walk to another room, he just …

At What Age Is It Safe To Take A Puppy Running? 
Hello, I have a 4 month old Australian Shepherd puppy, Willow. She really wants to run when I take her for walks. I am an avid runner and would love her …

Deaf Aussies 
What do you know about deaf Aussies? I am thinking of adopting a lethal white pup. He is mostly deaf and vision impaired, but has enough sight for hand …

Adding a Second Aussie 
What is a good age of the first Aussie to add a second Aussie to the family? I have a 6 month old Aussie. Is this a good age or would it be better to wait …

Weight of Australian Shepherd Puppy 
I have an 18 week old regular size Austrailian Shepard. She weighs 20 lbs. Is that under weight. She was getting two thirds a cup of food 3x day. Now I …

Allowing Your Australian Shepherd Off Leash 
I was wondering when you know that it is ok to let your Australian Shepherd off leash and that he won't run away. If you already taught him to come and …

A Color Question 
Hi. I have registered Aussies and I have a ? about my male. He has a lot of white on his head and you could say he is a "bald face". He has a blue eye …

Training Puppy Not to Nip 
I recently got an Aussie puppy and he is now just over 8 weeks old. Over the past week, he started to nip at our pant legs and ankles quite a bit. We have …

A Short Haired Aussie? 
I bought an Australian Shepherd puppy without seeing him first. His coat is short compared to the fluffy aussie pups I've seen online. Short and smooth …

Why Won't She Pody Train 
We have a 14 week Mini Australian Shepherd who decides when she wants to be pody trained and when she doesn't. She had two weeks where she didn't use the …

Mini Australian Shepherd With Red Eyes 
My 6 year old male Miniature Australian Shepherd is very healthy and active since he was born. He eats well and he's never had any stomach problems. …

Tissue Behind His Ear? 
My Australian Shepherd has another little growth behind his ears; it isn't a tumor... feels like "ear tissue"?

Australian Shepherd Grooming 
How can I get my Aussie to like being groomed? I have tried using a comb, a FURminator , and brush. Each time I try to comb her, she bites at the …

Thunderstorms 
How do you deal with fear of thunderstorms. My Aussie is terrified, he shakes, pants and tries to get out of the house if one occures and we are not home. …

Home Cooking is Easy! 
We have been feeding our 2 18 month old Aussies with home cooking for several months now. We use a magi-mix to chop a mix of healthy raw vegetables (no …

My Aussie HATES Children And I Don't Know What To Do! 
Hello, I have a big issue... I have a 1yr 5mo old Aussie named Sausage and he hasn't had the best of experiences with children and if I could go back into …

How Do I Train My Hyper, Jumpy And Biting Dog? 
How do I train my 1 yr old Australian Shepherd to not jump on us and not nibble at my ankle?

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Aussies And Children 
My family and I are thinking of getting an Australian Shepherd. I have three children, the two youngest are 1 year of age and 5 years of age. I have …

Orgin Of Australian Shepherd Breed? 
Where and how did the Australian Shepherd breed orginate? Note from Anton: You can find more info on Australian Shepherd history here .

Licking 
My Aussie always licks the top of her feet raw. Is there anything we can do?

Australian Shepherd Puppies Born Without A Tail 
My Australian Shepherd just had 8 puppies a couple days ago and 2 were born without tails what does that mean?

Is Lamb And Rice Known To Cause Seizures In Aussies? 
My Aussie started having seizures after I feed her lamb and rice dog food. The vet told me that happens alot with Aussies. Is this true?

Australian Shepherds Need Jobs Right? 
I've heard that Aussies need jobs, or purposes to be happy. Can you give me some ideas for 'jobs' you could give an Aussie? Thanks for any help!

Australian Shepherd Size 
I am worried about the size of my Australian Shepherd Puppy. She is 3 months old, and around 12-13 pounds. She is about 13 inches tall. I am concerned …

When Do Aussie's Get Long Hair? 
I have a 4.5 month Aussie. When does his shorter puppy hair grow into a longer, beautiful coat? Thanks!!

2 Questions Car Sickness And Hair Cuts 
#1 What can I do to prevent him from either throwing up and/or potting in my vehicle? We travel alot and everytime he goes with us it is a mess when …

Shedding Aussies 
I know this is probably a FAQ. I got my Aussie just before Christmas from the Humane Society. Apparently his owner had died. He's 3, and the best dog I …

4 Month Old Pup Aggressive And Jealous Toward Older Dogs 
We just got a four month old female Aussie two days ago. She has done beautifully with our two young children and is learning commands very quickly. The …

May And Patch Deemed Vicious 
May is Patch's mother. They are 9 and 8 years old. After all these years the dogs have been banned from the Thousand Island Park, NY community. They

How Many Times To Feed A 3 Year Old Australian Shepherd 
How many times to feed a 3 year old Aussie?

One Year Old Aussie Won't Eat 
My 1 year old Aussie is eating half the amount of food he should be eating. I've had him vet checked, changed his food and cooked him food. I've done it …

Leads, Harness, Collars... Oh My?! 
I'm struggling finding the best harness for my Aussies. I've tried a traditional harness but quickly found with their breed it just encourages pulling. …

Helping My Dog Be More Comforable Around Children 
I have an 11 month Mini Australian Shepherd and he gets very nervous around kids. I read they may try to herd children, and they don't like the fast movements …

How Much Should An Eleven Week Old Aussie Pup Weigh? 
How much should an eleven week old Aussie pup weigh?

Out of Control Puppy! 
Hi everyone, I have a thirteen week old Australian Shepherd, had him since he was seven weeks, and he just loves to bite and jump! I have a chunk out of …

My Aussie Is Aggressive On Leash 
What can I do to stop his aggression toward other dogs while on leash? He seems to think he has the job of protecting me. He is fine at dog parks when …

Determining Size Of Minis 
Hi, I have 2 mini pups that are 9 wks old - I would like to know how to determine what their size will be when grown. One is 10" and 12 lbs and the other …

Mini Aussie Feeding 
I recently rescued a 9 month old Mini Aussie and I am not sure how much I should be feeding him. His name is Bode and he is a 25 lb male. I feed him twice …

Is Misty a Red or Blue Merle? 
Misty is now nine months old and we are still scratching our heads as to whether she is a Red or Blue Merle. At 10 weeks when she came home it was obvious …

Hypo Allergenic Dogs Must Be Cute 
Are Australian Shepherds hypo-allergenic?

My Aussie Pup And Our Pool 
We have a very active 11-month old Aussie pup. We recently opened our in-ground pool and expected that he would love it. Quite the contrary; he seems afraid …

What Is The Difference Between A Girl And Boy? 
What is the difference between a girl and boy?

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Aussie Bites Mailman 
My 21/2 year old male Aussie has nipped at several children, but has not hurt them, but the other day my husband let him out of the truck while the mail …

Allergies? 
I am allergic to some dogs, but not many. I've grown up with two dogs, a cockapoo and a lab-doodle, neither bother me. Will an Australian Shepherd bother …

How To Tape Aussie Ears 
HELP! HOW do I tape my Aussie's ears so they stay button ears for showing. I can't find any info on the other Aussie sites. Found info on boxer and mastiff …

Eating - How Much Do You Feed Your Dog? 
How often and How much should a six month old female eat daily?

Are The Shepherds Born Without A Tail? 
Question: Are Austrailian Spepherds born without a tail?

Puzzling Question 
I have two Aussie puppies. Bailee is a mini, blue-eyed, blue merle, female, Maggie is a toy, brown-eyed, black tri, female. They are half sisters and 2 …

Help - Potty Training Forgotten 
I have an 8 month Australian Shepherd. I have had her since she was 6 weeks old. Two weeks ago I took her to my parents house and since I am moving back …

Tips On Getting An Australian Shepherd Puppy? 
I have always wanted an Australian Shepherd pup! My girl, Gigi, a Labrador, died recently and I'd love to get a new pup. I found this ad: http://www.pups-seeking-home …

Cooking For My Border Aussie? 
Hi! I have a 19 month old Border Aussie that is pretty much the best choice I've made yet, and I've made a lot of great choices. He's my first dog as an …

How To Get My Mini Aussie To Lose Weight 
My female Aussie is really over weight. We have tried for years to get her to slim down. We have tried a lot of the top brand diet dog food and nothing …

Tiny Toy Aussie 
Thinking about purchasing a Toy Aussie which appears to be extra small. She is 5 months old and weighs just about 6 lbs. When will she be fully grown …

Clipping An Aussie 
I feel HORRIBLE now, cause I just shaved my Aussie down, we live in Florida and I just got him. He was burning up so I thought I could clip him down, HOW …

Boundary Help 
I have a 2 year old Aussie named Puzzle who we just acquired a month ago. The issue we have is our village does not allow fences. The breeder we secured …

When He Was A Puppy 
I just got on the site yesterday with the question is he really an Aussie and posted a picture of my little buddy Sox. It seems like he might not be especially …

Eating Non Food Items 
My Aussie is 6 mts old. She eats toilet tissue (when she can get it) plastic wrap etc. I try to get it out of her mouth but she won't let it go. I never …

Is He Really A Mini Aussie? 
This is my little buddy Sox. He came from a special no-kill orphanage here in Arkansas. From everything that I have seen and read he probably is a Mini …

Aussie Being Clingy And Antisocial 
So, my dog Murphy is about 3 now, and the past few days he's been acting very strange. It seems like if he can't be right on top of me, he'll just go sit …

Male Aussie Puppy Being Aggressive 
I have a 5 month old Aussie and he has started to bark and act aggressive towards my friends and their kids. He also barks at other dogs. How can I stop …

Boundary Issues 
Hi Everyone, We recently acquired a 2 yr old gentle, low key, calm natured Aussie from a professional Aussie Breeder. I took some advice from other …

Aussie Pup Size 
At 3 months how much should they approx. weigh? How tall (shoulder to ground) would be the average? My all most 4 month old has paws that are 2.5" from …

Summer Coat 
Can you have an Aussie's hair thinned or cut for the summer month's?

Care For Our Molly, 13 Years And Arthritic 
I have a question. Molly is 13, about 62 lbs, healthy in all aspects except she is, on certain days, barely able to walk. She gets two tablets of Glyco-flex11 …

Strange Behavior 18 Months  
Hi, We have an 18 month old neutered male. He is very well socialized… hasn't met a person or other dog so far that he hasn't liked. We haven't seen …

Grooming 
I live in San Antonio Tx. Our summers are hot and humid. My Mini Ausie has a very thick under coat and long hair. She is very pretty, I wonder if is …

Aussie Puppy Does Not Come When Called 
We have a 5 month old toy Aussie, she exhibits all the behaviour of a full size Auusie. We live on a ranch and when Okie is not on a leash she sometimes …

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Thinking Of Getting An Aussie 
What are the common health issues with Aussies?

Aussie Biting Leash 
How to get aggressive 8 month old Australian Shepherd from biting the leash and biting at your hands when holding the leash?

Socializing And Exercising Our Aussie Pup 
Our puppy Stella, is full of energy. She is now 10 weeks old and doesn't finish her immunizations for another 6 weeks. She was raised the first 8 weeks …

K9 Advantix 
Can I use K9 Advantix on my Australian Shepherd?

Aggressive Behavior 
Leo is a 15 month old, neutered male Aussie. He exhibits aggressive behavior with strangers. Sometimes as soon as he sees them he is aggressive and wants …

Shyness Of New People 
My female Aussie is 10 months old and started being shy of new people around 3 months old. She is now barking at new people. She is not afraid of loud …

Australian Shepherd and Diarrhea 
I have a 3 yr old Australian Shepherd and he has been having trouble with diarrhea since he was a few months old. I feed him Chicken Soup for Dog Lovers …

Playing With Each Other 
We've only had our Aussies a few days. When we let them off their leashes outside, sometimes they get really wound up running around, and look almost …

Aggressive Behavior 
We have an Aussie that is about 6 years old. He has recently become very aggressive toward the family. He snarls and growls when we get near him. He …

Australian Shepherds And Strangers 
I love Aussies! They are in my top ten favorite breeds... Sorry, not really much of a question, so I will hurry. Do Aussies do okay with strangers? …

Nipping and Biting 
Hi, I have recently got an Aussie puppy named Cooper, he is wonderfully smart and full of fun. Although, I can't seem to prevent him from nipping and …

Crate Size For Mini Aussie? 
I have a 13 week old Mini Aussie pup, Jack. I'm just curious to know, approximately what size crate will accommodate him when he's fully grown? He'll be …

Puppy Food 
What puppy food would be best for my 9 mo old female Aussie? She has diarrhea or very soft yellow stool off and on. We are feeding her Innova puppy. We …

Eating Poop  
How do I get my 9 mo old female Aussie to stop eating her own poop? We have gone to leashing and picking up immediately, but can't let her out in the …

One Or Two Makes A Happier Dog? 
I am getting an Aussie pup. Will he be happy as an only dog or would he be happier if I got his sister too?

Crying 
My 1 year old Aussie mix barks then she starts crying how do i stop it?

Revolution 
My Aus Shepard pup is 18 weeks the vet sold me Revolution for fleas & heartworms. I've heard good & bad thing I don't know what to do help?

Eating Disorder 
My dog is not interested in eating? Is this normal? I have changed its food several times and she doesn’t care. I have to play with her and entertain her …

Growling 
I have an Aussie Border Collie Mix (4 yo.) That I am starting to have a problem with. He is neutered and well behaved in my presence. He knows his place …

Growth Rate For Aussies 
At what age are Aussies through growing?

Biting 
I have an Aussiedoodle, and I love her to death. I got her when she was only 4 weeks old since her mom had a bad infection and couldn't care for her. I …

Training Retrieval 
I have a wonderful 6 month old and would like to train her to play catch retrieve with a ball, Frisbee etc. She does not appear at all interested or distracted …

Will My 3 Month Australian Shepherd Ever Learn To Stop Jumping And Nipping On Our Clothes? 
Will my 3 mth Australian Shepherd ever learn to stop jumping and nipping on our clothes?

A Question About Merle Coloring And Deafness In Aussies. 
I have heard that blue or red merle dogs with white completley covering one or both sides of the head and ears can be deaf. If the ears have color on …

Counter "Surfing" 
My dog is ten months old, but has been jumping on the counter since about six months old. We've tried everything to get him to stop from stepping on the …

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Jumping During Play 
Our dog loves to fetch so we play with a ball often. Will it hurt her to jump high? Often, she will jump so high I worry that she will hurt her hips. She …

Working Dog Breed 
What things can I have my dog do so that she is "working". I know that will help her to do what she was created to do. She will fetch the newspaper, sometimes, …

Leash Training 
My dog is afraid of the leash, being because my younger brother put it on him and dropped it giving my lab mix a chance to tug it and choke my Aussie. …

Hand Biting 
Lucy is beyond mouthing... she is actually biting... how do I get this to stop? Also, she will chase down a ball or frisbee but will never bring it …

Aussie Pups 
I just got a mini aussie mix pup and started reading up on them and I am starting to worry I am a single mom and i do work full time i have a very large …

Finding a Mate For My Male 
I have a ASCA registered blue merle male I'm looking to breed. I have been unable to locate a female for him. I don't want to purchase a female, because …

Timid or Cautious? 
My husband worries that my 2-year-old Aussie is too fearful around strangers. Where his Gordon Setter is delighted to see every visitor, Rose stays back …

Nipping 
My eighteen month old Aussie male nips and barks at other dogs in the park. He doesn't bark at home and he does not obey "come" or "no" and runs around …

How Do I Interest My Aussie In Fetching And Playing? 
My Aussie Jack is a rescue dog about 18 month old. I have had him since November. When I got him he did not know what a toy was or a ball or anything playful. …

Itching and Red Underbelly 
Our two year old is scratching and biting his belly and back legs. We bathe him with dog shampoo that is for skin problems. Are Aussies more subject to …

Flea and Tick Medicine 
Is K9 Advantix safe for my Aussie? I have heard that certain medicines are poison for them and I was wondering if this was one of them. What would be a …

Separation Disorder 
My husband and I have two female littermates. We are older, retired people and are all together almost all the time except for an occasional run 'up town' …

Bad Gas 
Our Aussie is plaguing us with bad gas! We've tried 4 different types of dog food, but none make his gas less. He does gulp his food which we understand …

Question About Puppy Kibble 
Our 4 mth puppy has become a very picky eater! Are there any suggestions out there on helping my puppy get the nutrition she needs to grow up to be a healthy …

Animal Aggression 
I have my second Aussie, Merlin, a rescue approx. 3 yrs old (?) he likes people but not other dogs. Is this something with the breed or maybe something …

Something To Chew On 
What do you recommend for my nine month old Mini Aussie to chew? He goes right through toys and he doesn't like the Kong. The first one he ate part of …

Herding Cars 
We have a wireless electric fence for our Aussie, Riley, who is just over a year old. She also has a doggy door which gives her free reign of the house …

Red Eyes 
I took my Aussie to the vet because his eyes were red. The vet says he's fine but I have never seen a dog with such red eyes before... but this is my first …

Barking Aussie 
We adopted a two year Aussie about 9 months ago - he has really bonded well with us - give him plenty of walks, runs, and car trips. The issue is the more …

Eating Other Animal Droppings 
Will run from our yard while playing just for deer and any other droppings he can find or I should say smell. He has one great nose. Thank you, Sherry …

Exercise 
Can my Aussie keep up with me and not be over exhausted on a 3-4 mile run at an 8 minute mile pace?

My Aussie Does Not Sleep Through The Night 
We have a 6 month old male Aussie (mini) who is 25lbs - so he is going to be a big mini! Behaviorally, he is awesome. We play with him quite a bit …

Questions About Having An Australian Shepherd By Myself 
Hello, I've been thinking about getting a dog for a few years now, and after doing the research, I've found that the Aussie fits my personality and activity-level …

Gurgling From Our Mini Aussie's Throat When Sleeeping 
We have a four month old Mini Aussie and we have recently noticed that she is making a gurgling sound from her throat when she sleeps. I'm not sure if …

Australian Shepherd Always Seems Hot 
My boy Jax always seems hot. Even after he's been inside for a while, he sometimes pants heavy, like he's just come in from running. Just curious if this …

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Curious How Big My Aussie Will Be 
My 5 1/2 month old black tri Australian Shepherd is 34 pounds right now and I am curious how big he will be. Thank you for any help.

Chewing / Destructive Behavior 
We've had our Mini Australian Shepherd Maggie for for almost 5 months, she is 6 and 1/2 months old. She's wonderful, housebroken, listens to basic commands …

Help Training Scared Mini Aussie 
10 month female spayed. Unsocialized rescue pup from a backyard breeder. I know she has potential, I see it, and then she goes backwards. She is well exercised. …

3 Month Puppy Growling 
Is it normal for my 3 month year old to start growling if I pick him up during a play session?

Yeast Skin Infection 
I don't know why my boy came down with a yeast skin infection. He is almost 6 years old and we live in Florida. I was taking him to a groomer. He never …

Aggressive Australian Shepherd 
We have two one year old Australian Shepherds. Both are male. The smaller white one has bullied the larger black one non-stop. The black one has been a …

Have You Tried FURminator Shampoo and Conditioner? 
Has anyone tried the FURminater shampoo and conditioner ? Does it help?

Dog Aggression 
My very sweet mostly obedient smart Australian Shepherd 4 month old pup has been aggressive with other puppies since I got her. I am defiantly the pack …

Should We Get An Aussie? 
We live in the city but have a medium sized yard with open grass to run in behind our fence. I am currently on summer vacation but by the time the litter …

How Do I Stop The Barking? 
I have a Miniature Aussie, 4 years old, named Yadi. He is a very loving dog who, when out in public, loves people and other dogs. He thinks everyone is …

Can Working Line Aussies Make Good Pets? 
I finally found an Australian Shepherd puppy for sale as there are almost none in my area. Only problem is, its a working line dog. I have no problems …

Australian Shepherd Aggression At Fence 
My normally very sweet and calm 8 year old Aussie has started nasty barking at the fence with our neighbor dogs. He was fine until we adopted a 5 year …

Help! Mini Aussie Herding/Aggression Question 
Hello, I have a Mini Aussie, Charlie, who is a little over 1 year old. We tried socializing him at a young age, bringing him to daycare starting at age …

Jumping And Excited Urination 
Have a 5 month old Australian Shepherd which is really high strung. Jumps when she has been left alone or meets other people. Especially the kids. Verbal …

Health Concerns, New To Australian Shepherds 
I'm caring for five Aussie puppies. One came out blue, another came out black and tan, but three came out mostly white except for a spot on the eye, or …

Different Kind Of Aggression 
Our 14 month old Aussie (this is the 4th Aussie we've raised) has recently started showing aggression with dogs he's been playing with since he was 8 weeks …

6 Month Old Mini Aussie Biting! 
Hi! We have a 6 month old, male mini Aussie. He's a very loving dog, very snugly and clingy but we've ran into some problems. He's been submissive since …

First Time Aussie Owner 
We got a Mini Aussie puppy who is now 14 weeks old. We are crazy about her and she feels the same. Her name is Grace and she is cute as a button. I am …

Digging In The Yard 
Does anyone have a suggestion for digging in the yard? Sunny, my 1 yr old Aussie, digs just the sod up and usually goes no farther. I have a bunch of …

Help for My Reactive Aussie 
Greetings, I have a 4 year old male Aussie/Cattle dog cross named Sundance who has been with me since 8 weeks. He came from a backyard breeder and very …

Hair Loss On Aussie Pup 
I have an Aussie pup that is 5 months old and is losing his hair on his trunk. It started around his neck by where his collar would be then progressed …

How Old Does The Stud Have To Be In Order To Breed? 
How old does the stud have to be in order to breed? Thanks!

Mudd Madness 
My five month Aussie has never been away from me, he was found in a trash bag and I have to bottle feed him, so our bond it tight. We live with my four …

Aggressive Aussie 
We have an 11 month old blue Merle and 4 children ages 12 to 4. We raised him from 8 weeks thinking he would do better with our children if he grew up …

Desensitized to TV? 
Hurley just turned 2, he's a 40lb "mini". He reacts to about anything on TV now. It used to be just dogs. It's progressed to animals, movement, suspenseful …

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Aussie In Heat At Only 4 Months? 
Hello, I recently just got my first Aussie puppy and we are living in the same house as my brother, who has a Rottie puppy (9 mos). They are best friends …

Any Recommendations For Reputable Australian Shepherd Breeders In The UK? 
Hi can anyone tell me of a reputable Australian Shepherd dog breeder in the UK? Near or in Kent would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.

Australian Shepherds And Kids 
Hi everyone! I am getting a female Aussie/Mini American Shepherd mix. I have done some temperament tests with her and she is super sweet. I haven't had …

Australian Shepherd In The Heat 
Hi there :) What can you guys tell me about Australian Shepherds in a hot environment? We live in the South African bushveld where summers are hot. I have …

Shed-X 
Should I give my Aussie a Shed-X treatment? I don't want to hurt his coat. He is 10 months old. I'm a first time owner. Thank you.

Coat + Size + Agile Puppy 
For my curiosity... After some research and characteristics we wanted, we decided to get a Aussie. We fell in love with little Maverick a black tri Aussie …

How To Get Aussie's Coat To Grow Back 
About a year ago we took my Aussie for his regular trimming at the groomer, but instead they ended up shaving him down. His hair has been growing back …

Extreme Thirst, Panting And Urination After Anesthesia 
My 9 year old Aussie underwent dental surgery to remove 2 teeth (slab fractures) and had a dental cleaning 0n 11/4. Immediately following the surgery …

Need Expert For Court To Attest Value Of Breeding A Female 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 -- I am ISO of a expert to attest to a dog's breeding value for divorce purposes. Needs to be close to Sacramento, CA and verifiable …

My Dog Won't Listen To Me And I Must Get Control Of Him 
My male Aussie is 1-1/2. He is an alpha male and when around other dogs he wants to be the leader. He also wants to be the leader - or shall I say "boss" …

Separation Anxiety/Excessive Barking 
Fellow Aussie Owners! Help please! I have recently moved out to New Jersey with my 5 year old male pure bred Aussie. We moved into a nice neighborhood …

Delivery of Puppies 
What signs do I look for when my Miniature Aussie (Bella) is going to start delivering puppies? This is her first litter. She is at 57 days. Her teats …

Aussie Afraid Of The Car 
My Aussie is almost 2 now and is still deathly scared of the car. We have to carry him to it and once he's in be drools, shakes and usually ends up vomiting …

Overwhelmed At Dog Bar 
I have 2 Aussies. The young, a female, seemed very nervous roaming free at the Dog Bar. She was foaming at the mouth while the older one enjoyed himself. …

Good Mini Aussie Breeders? 
I'm looking for a good and reliable Mini Aussie breeder Mini Aussie breeder near NYC. I am willing to drive 6 hours tops to get the puppy, and would like …

Tricks Limit 
Does anyone know the upper limit of how many tricks an Australian Shepherd is capable of learning? I'm especially interested in hearing from people who …

Collapsible Trachae 
My Isabella female tri Aussie is 1 1/2 years old and the vet diagnosed her with Collapsible Trachae. Is this common in a regular size Aussie? I thought …

Average Weight of Australian Shepherd 
Hey, I am a new Australian Shepherd owner. My puppy is 14 weeks old and weighs 24 pounds. Now, before you guys say "stop with these questions, it's about …

This The Dog For A Recent College Grad? 
I live in St. Petersburg, Florida, which is pretty dog friendly in general and live in an apartment complex with a dog park in it. I also work at an office …

Isn't It Typical For An Aussie To Nip? 
Isn't a nip considered a bite? If so, isn't the Aussie a liability? If this is true, how can an owner trust taking this kind of dog to dog parks or other …

Demo Squad 
So our 8 month old Aussie is an indoor family member. We go to the dog park daily and do good puzzles as well as work on obedience. She is housebroken …

Male Australian Shepherd Aggressive Towards Strangers 
I have a 16 month male Aussie. Since he was about 9 months he has became aggressive towards strangers. Either coming into my home or in public. Is there …

Stubborn Australian Shepherd Pup 
For the most part he is good about outside potty but every now and then he will disappoint us. I have done all the tips. Aussie is 6+ months. Third Aussie …

Nosey Aussie 
Does anyone know why my Aussie seems to nudge everything with her nose?

Maggie Can't Jump 
We got Maggie at the age of 2 months from a backyard breeder. She immediately bonded with our P.M rescue Sunny (Keeshond). We placed steps so she could …

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What Is The Best, Quietiest Clippers To Use On An Australian Shepherd? 
What is the best, quietest clippers to use on a Aussie dog who can't sit still and does a proper job of clipping thick hair? Tessie is a *wiggler* when …

Sheep Herding And Behavior Changes? 
Has anyone experienced behavior changes in their Aussie after it has taken herding classes - positive or negative? I have a four-year-old who seems to …

9 Month Old Australian Shepherd Nipping Other Dogs At The Park, Playing Too Rough 
I have a 9 month old male Australian Shepherd. He has always been well socialized, but he has developed a habit of grabbing other dogs when herding them …

What Color Is My Aussie? 
Hey, I got an Aussie three years ago, called Mica, and last week she had her first litter. I have absolutely no idea what her true color is, since she …

Australian Shepherd Nipping 
My Aussie will not stop nipping I've tried everything I've read online what else can I do? Aussie Behavior Problems? Australian Shepherd Lover's …

Occasional Head Tremors 
Our 9 month old male Mini Aussie has had 2 episodes of this. From what I can gather it is called idiopathic head tremors. It is not harmful to the dog …

Was Given A Full Blooded Australian Shepherd 
Was given a full blooded Australian Aussie pup. Neither one of his parents have papers. How do I get papers for him?

Training On Leash for Deaf Australian Shepherd 
Our Aussie, Azul, likes to jump when we are walking him. How can we get him to stop doing that? Also any training tips for him would be great as he is …

Training To Stop Barking And Charging At People And Animals When They Approach 
How can my friend stop her Aussie from barking, lunging and charging at people, dogs and horses as they approach? Distracting with treats, sit / stay etc. …

Need Tips On Stopping Barking 
My Australian Shepherd likes to bark a lot. More than other Aussies I meet. Do you have helpful tips on how to stop that?

Fear Of Men, People, Other Dogs, And Multiple Allergies 
I have a year old Mini Aussie that I purchased when he was 16 weeks. I did not know the breeders and I still don't feel as if I know them well. My dog, …

Aussie Random Attacks 
I have 4 dogs ages 9, 6, 1.9 & 1.7. They are Dachshund, Boxer, Aussie & Lab. The two youngers have been with us since they were 3 months. The Aussie has …

Australian Shepherd Becoming Aggressive Toward Other Dogs 
Our 2 year old male Aussie has become super protective and started being aggressive toward other dogs when we're walking off-leash in open areas. How common …

Help Me Find A Video 
I recently saw a quaint video taken 50-60 years ago of a man doing rodeo type tricks with his Aussies, but now I can't find it. Does anyone know a link …

Puppy On Flight 
So I just bought a handsome boy red merle puppy yesterday and I am planning on flying him home from school in three weeks. He is about 7 lbs and is roughly …

Aussies in Arizona 
I grew up with LOTS of Aussies but lived in the country in the South. I now live in Arizona and while I would love to have one, I'm not sure it would …

How Much Should Our 6 Week Old Aussy Eat? 
New Aussy owner,; she's 6 weeks old. How much should we feed her per day?

Excessive Growling 
Our Australian Shepherd—Black Lab mix can be a very good and cute dog, but she has some strange behavior issues. Background: was sort of nippy as a puppy, …

What Is The Right Age To Have A Male Aussie Neutered?  
My Aussie, Akela, is now 8 months old. I have read many conflicting information regarding the ideal age to neuter male dogs. I read that apparently too …

Just Wondering About Different Fur 
I have a tri-color and have always wondered why the hair/fur of her collar and chest are so much softer than her black body hair? Any theories?

Mini Aussies And Rabbit 
Hi all, I am considering adopting a one-year-old Mini Aussie mix. I have never wanted a dog but fell in love with her at the pound. We currently have a …

Problem With House Training 
We have a 16 week old Mini Aussie and are having problems house training. The problem he will not tell us when he has to "go" and if we don't watch him …

Occasionally Aggressive Puppy 
I have a 5 month old Aussie and a 2 year old Husky. They're great buddies and the Husky is extremely gentle with Sadie, the puppy. Sadie is clearly the …

Metacam Pain Medication For Dogs 
Is Metacam ok for Australian Shepherds after a surgical procedure? Thank You, Pam, Fred, Buddie & Bandit

Nipping When Pet 
Hi! I have a nine month old Aussie, Duke. He is a great puppy but we have had some issues with aggression and biting. His aggressiveness is getting better …

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Aussie Puppy Of 12 Weeks 
I am concerned if a Aussie puppy of 12-13 weeks does not fit in my large in-cabin bag for a flight. It has to weight less than 21 pounds and be around …

What Tests Are Required To Register An Aussie? 
I am looking to get into breeding Aussies, and I want to be sure in my full knowledge of the breed. I know that to register under ASCA you have to have …

Unusual Merling 
Hi, I recently found a breeder who breeds Minis in my state and have made the decision to purchase from her. I waited on her litter, and she had two males …

14 Week Puppy Barks in Defiance 
Our little guy is 14 weeks old, his name is Auggie, and he is an angel one minute and the devil the next. We're noticing a few issues with him - specifically …

Mini Aussie Aggression 
I love my Mini Aussie, but I now have to take her out of my neighborhood to walk. Otherwise she will bark and act aggressive to the kids in the area. Any …

My 6 Month Old Female's Naughty Behavior Has Returned : ( 
I worked hard to eliminate my girl's bad behavior, but after almost 3 months she's jumping on me and nipping again. I've tried using the same training …

Aussie Nipping/Jumping At My Roomate 
I have a 10 year old female Aussie, named Star, who has always been an only child. Recently, I moved in with a roommate who has a 9 year old, male Dachshund. …

What's The Difference Between An Australian Shepherd And A "Texan Australian Shepherd" 
We just got what we where told is a Texan Australian Shepherd. So can this also be called a Miniature Australian Shepherd or are they totally different. …

Coat Color Related Health Issues 
I am thinking about adopting a dilute black or better known as slate colored male Australian Shepherd. He is 2 and has no apparent health issues. I was …

Laser Spay Surgery 
I received my first female Aussie pup when she was 8 weeks old. She's now 5 1/2 months. This week she started acting weird, i.e.: barely eats, lays down …

Rescued an Aussie—Need Tips 
I am just looking for some resources and someone to talk to about this surprise addition to our pack. Here is the story of Lucky (so far). This morning …

My Roaming Aussies  
Hello. I have two Australian Shepherds, both rescues acquired about one year apart. The alpha girl, 8 now, is very playful and loves to roam around our …

Leaving Two Australian Shepherds Alone In The House 
I have a male and female 6 month olds from same litter. They were trained from 6 weeks to sleep together in a crate but are too big to do that any more. …

Dry Skin Problem 
Hi, my new Aussi puppy has been scratching and biting herself a lot and also seems to have a bit of dandruff. I was just wondering if she might be allergic …

Question About Blue Eyes On A Red Tri 
So I know the BET gene is rare. I also know that eyes can change over the first few months of a pups life. So, with that said, how do breeders selling …

Nipping At People's Feet Or Edge Of Their Pants Legs 
Our female black-tri Aussie nips at people's feet or edge of their pants legs until they bend down and pet her. If it's a loud and hyper (jumping around …

Australian Shepherd Hearing 
Curious if Shepherd owners find that this breed has a higher hearing frequency?

9 Month Old Neutered Male Plays Really Rough With Puppies 
I have a nine month old neutered male Aussie and when we frequent the dog park he tends to play (what I think is) a little too rough with puppies. He'll …

Biting Aussie 
I have a male English/Australian Shepherd. He is under two years old and fixed. He is very well behaved and knows his role with small children in our household. …

Do The Merles Have Any Predisposition To Health Problems That The Tris Do Not Have? 
Do the merles have any predisposition to health problems that the tris do not have?

Standard Aussie 21 Pounds At 9 Months 
Our Aussie came from two standards both between 40 and 50 lbs, but our girl is over 9 months now and only weighs 21.3 lbs and has been this size for about …

Our New Aussie Won't Obey My Wife 
We got a 3-year-old Aussie at the beginning of Memorial Day weekend and he quickly established me as the leader. He exceeded our expectations in his obedience. …

NSDR Registration Question 
I have a female aussie I bought a few months ago. She came with what looks like an application for NSDR. It includes the transfer of ownership on the back. …

Aussies and Guinea Pigs 
Our Aussie "Zola" is now 7 months old. We have 3 guinea pigs in a hutch which she will often sit and pine/whine in front of. She has a favorite GP and …

How Old Is Too Old To Breed? 
How old is too old to breed?

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15 Months Old Australian Shepherd Nipping  
Our 15 months old Australian shepherd nipped our favorite waiter in our down the street restaurant, why? We go there regularly, he knows the staff and …

Should I Neuter My Male Aussie? 
I have a 17 month old male Aussie and have continuously asked for advice from training classes, vets, breeders, the lot! But no one seems to give a straight …

Herding vs. Attacking Cats 
I recently moved where there are several cats. My 10 year old neutered male has started being aggressive to a particular older cat. Since the cats owner …

History of the Australian Shepherd 
It is believed by some that the breed has Basque origins in Spain and was used there by shepherds. Those shepherds might, then, have emigrated to the West …

Puppy Getting Under Your Feet 
How do I keep the puppy from getting under my feet and possibly causing me to fall?

White Aussie Question 
So we are thinking about adding onto our family with a second dog. We have one now and two cats, we want a bigger dog since the one we have is small. Our …

Biting Not Nipping 
My 4 1/2 month old Aussie bit my step-daughters face. She should have had stitches but they are concerned about infection so they just taped it shut. She …

Dog Carts 
Does anyone know where to get not-too-expensive carts and harnesses for dogs to pull? I had my 2 Aussies pulling sleds this winter, and they loved it. …

Leash Aggression 
My Australian Shepherd Mocha has some leash aggression how do I stop it and help her be nice to other dogs?

When Will My Dog's Long Coat Come Back? 
How long does it normally take for Aussies to grow their coats out after shedding? I have three 2 year old Australian Shepherds all within a few weeks …

What Are Their Food Protection Instincts? 
Our dog turns his food over on purpose often. Is this some sort of instinct that generates this behavior? How can I deal with it better?

House Training 
Have a 3 year old female who is trained to potty outside. She used to go outside no problem. Ever since there was a separation in the family approx 10 …

When To Neuter My Australian Mini Sheppard 
There is some controversy for the correct time to neuter an Australian Sheppard Mini. 6 months seems to be the most recommended. Is this correct? Thanks …

Breeding Question 
I have two Australian Shepherds; one is a 4 year old male and the other is a 7 month old female; they are half siblings, they have the same sire. Is it …

Aussie At 15 Months Has Started Running After Dogs In The Park 
Hi all, I would love to hear any fellow Aussie owners experience! I have a 15 month old male Aussie that I have trained since he was 8 weeks old, very …

Blue Eye and Brown Eyes 
Do Miniature Aussies see equal thru both eyes?

Aussie Puppy Biting 
We have a 13 month old Aussie puppy who bites a lot. This is our first experience with Aussies. Is this common? He was part of two litters 1 week apart …

2nd Aussie Seems To Be An Angry Puppy - Is It A Phase? 
I have a 3 year old Aussie female and recently we added another female Aussie puppy who at the time was 3 months old when she came in to our home. I was …

Indoor Aussie 
We have a 6 year old blue merle female and a 2 year old Miniature blue merle male. The 6 year old does not want to stay outside and play unless someone …

Clipping Tools? 
Ok, so before people go saying "Don't Clip Your Aussie" give me a chance to speak. I've seen various Aussies on Instagram and have heard from many people …

My Blue Merle Is Experiencing Anxiety Going Out For A Walk 
My dog has extreme anxiety going out for a walk. When I take him out he refuses to go any further than our front yard. He resists and runs back to the …

Best Ways To Cut Down On The Shedding? 
Need help please. Can anyone tell me what are the best ways to cut down on the shedding? I am already brushing once a week, but we still have Trips hair …

Chicken Treats? 
My husband makes dehydrated chicken treats, will that hurt our Aussie when given as a reward for abilities doing tricks?

My Dog Is Scared Of People 
My dog is scared of everybody and is very shy what should I do? He is 2 years old.

Puppy Not Socializing Well With Other Dogs 
I have a wonderful 5 month old Aussie puppy who hates puppy romps and really stresses out. She seems to tolerate older dogs but really does not socialize …

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Intolerant Of Dogs Other Than Family Dogs 
I have an 7 year old red tri female who has decided she does not like other dogs and will pick a fight if she can get close enough. Several years ago she …

Antibiotic Side Effects 
Aussie has not had bowel moment in over two days and will not eat in last 36 hours.

Biting And Pulling At My Clothes 
I can't get dressed without my 4 month old Mini Aussie biting and pulling at my clothes. How do I train her to stop this?

What Is The Best Pet Insurance To Get? 
I need to get pet insurance for my puppy. I didn't have any last year and spent a fortune trying to get her better—which didn't happen; she passed away. …

Biting and Cowering 
I am concerned for my Aussie pup. He is 14 weeks old today and while at the vet he freaked out screeching. He isn't terribly anxious except around loud …

Training Tips For Our New Rescue Pup 
We adopted our Aussie from the humane society just shy of a week ago. He was rescued from a hoarder house along with 56 other pups. His paperwork says …

Sharing Toys 
Hello fellow Aussie lovers. I have a 17 month old blue merle Aussie male who is fixed and a few weeks ago I got another Aussie. She is now 11 weeks old, …

Best Time For Neutering? 
I have a 5 month old male Australian Shepherd and I was wondering when the best time to get him fixed is?

Dog Anxious In Car With Anyone Other Than My Husband 
Whenever my 2 year old Aussie rides in the car with anyone else in it besides my husband he is super anxious. He constantly whines and yelps and barks …

Best Dog Puzzle Toy 
What is the best puzzle toy for an Australian Shepherd?

Natural Balance Fish And Sweet Potato Canned Dog Food Out Of Stock! 
I have been feeding my Aussie and Border Collie, Natural Balance Fish and Sweet Potato CANNED Dog Food. In the last few months its been more hard to find. …

I'm Not Sure That My Girl Is A Pure Australian Shepherd 
When I went to pick up my baby, she was 5 weeks. The breeder said the mother could not breastfeed and was rejecting the babies, and had to deliver them …

Looking For A Friend For My Aussie 
I live in Orange County, CA and wondered if there's any Aussie groups? I would love to socialize with other owners.

How Can I Help Our Aussie Get Along With Our Cats? 
We adopted a 2 year old male (fixed) Aussie about one month ago. He has adjusted well, is active and loved, but has run our cats off. We live in a rural …

Aussie Hunting and Killing Animals 
Does anyone have an Aussie that hunts and kills animals in their territory? She has killed a lot of small animals. Recently my Aussie has been killing …

Herding Other Dogs 
Our two-year old Aussie, Dixie, will fixate on one dog at the dog park... barking incessantly at the dog (usually short-haired, light colored) and nipping …

2 1/2 Year Old Aussie Started Growling And Snarling At My Wife 
Hi, We have a 2 1/2 year old. She has been spayed. Within the last 2 months or so she started acting aggressive towards my wife; very guarding of a bone …

Eating Grass And Greens. What About Barley Grass? 
My 2 1/2 year old mini Aussie frequently nibbles on the tender tips of grass and other specific weeds. She will also occasionally gobble the decaying …

Two Female Australian Shepherd Puppies Showing Aggression 
Last week we got two female Australian Shepherd puppies. One is a red tri and the other a blue merle. They have started showing aggressive behavior toward …

Heat Cycle Not Regular 
My two year old female does not cycle on a regular basis? Could there be something wrong with her?

Peeing On Other Dogs! 
My 10 month old Aussie, who isn't fixed yet but we have an appointment, has been humping other dogs in the dog parks we take him to. I know this is a dominance …

Snake Bites 
Symptoms of a snake bite in dogs?

Fur, Fur and More Fur! 
My 5 yr old Aussie has been blowing his coat since the end of July... is this normal? I was told by a friend that it is a sign of a rough winter to come …

My Aussie Totally Ignores Me When I Come Home! 
My Aussie totally ignores me when I come home! She will bump into me just to push me out of the way to say hi to my boyfriend and ignore me. I walk her …

Barking, Timidness And Digging 
I have two Mini Aussies and they love to chase everyone down the fence line and bark at them until they can no longer see them. Any suggestions how to …

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Barking And Nipping Protective Aussie! 
Milly is a 3 year old, and the joy of my life. She follows me everywhere I go. She has lots of jobs on our farm. She is very dominant, and has vary strong …

Aggression Towards Other Dogs 
Recently my Aussie who is 1 1/2 years old is developing aggression towards other dogs. He has been well socialized since the very beginning and is starting …

Nipping and Biting While on Walks 
My Aussie is about 8 months old and he used to play wonderfully with other dogs and while hyper was quite loving with other people, but, as of late, he …

Car Chasing 
Our 4-month-old Aussie pup has become fascinated with cars that drive by the house. He darts off after them, and he's FAST. I can't catch him. Have …

Exercise 6-Month-Old Australian Shepherd 
How much should we exercise our six month old Aussie? We take her to the dog park and she loves to swim. And chase after the ball. It seems she could …

Australian Shepherd Aggression with Animals in Yard 
My Aussie does not like or tolerate animals in her territory - she has killed a variety of animals (except dogs) in the yard. The other day she was laying …

Barking When Someone Comes Into The House 
My wife is a piano teacher and teaches out of our home. So we have young students coming into our home several times per day. Our Aussie, Jasper (2 years …

Aussie Mix Tries To Grab Roomate. Need Advice. 
My husband and I have a 12 year old Aussie/Heeler mix named Dundee. In March we got a female, roommate. Every time my roommate crosses the room, Dundee …

Our Aussie Is Not Shedding Like He Has Other Summers 
We have noticed our Aussie is not shedding like he has other summers. We are brushing him well and lots comes out. Just wondering if anyone has seen that …

Gluten Free Food for Dogs 
Our 6 year old exhibits signs of being gluten intolerant (She would scratch and roll a lot after eating). To test her, we switched her to a grain-free …

What Biome Does An Australian Shepherd Live In? 
I need to know what biome an Australian Shepherd lives in, like in the next 5-10 minutes or a website where I can find it! Thanks and please help me!

My Aussie Always Walks Behind Me 
When I walk my aussie, she always walks behind me. Is that typical of that breed?

Grooming For The Show Ring 
I have been looking for a reference on how to groom your Aussie for conformation showing. I realize they do not require much trimming at all, but I also …

Aussie's Ears 
My Toy Aussie is 4 months old—one ear up one down. When should they be the same?

3 Year Old Australian Shepard Chewing and Nipping 
My full size Australian Shepard has been chewing out of our back gate lately. Yesterday he chased and nipped a girl walking home from school; she may need …

Feeding Bowl 
My 14 month old Walter loves to push his food bowl all over the kitchen with his snout before he chows down. Does he not like his bowl or is he "herding" …

Benedryl for Dogs 
My Aussie got stung by a bee (was determined by my vet - I thought she had a seizure by the way she was acting). I bought a pack of Benedryl to keep on …

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ticks That I Found On My Ausssie Today? 
What is best way to get rid of ticks on my AUssie? First time I have seen them in Colorado.

Found a Tick 
I noticed a tick just above the eye of my Aussie Cross. I didn't know what it was until it fell off, I actually thought it was a skin tag or something …

Does Having Two Different Color Of Eyes Lead To Hearing Problems? 
Does having two different eye colors lead to loss of hearing in Australian Shepherds?

Potty Training, Why This And How To Fix? 
I have a new 11 week old best buddy, Elly. She is so sharp, I am impressed. My first Aussie. In 3 weeks she has already learned to ring the potty bells …

Aussie Possessive Aggression 
I adopted my Australian Shepherd, Wrigley, in 2011 from an animal control shelter. He was 4 then and is 5 now. We've done obedience training and agility …

How Best To Care For My Almost 14 Year Old Aussie With Fairly Severe Joint Issues 
How best to care for my almost 14 year old Aussie (August 12th, 2013), blue merle, with fairly severe joint issues. No other health issues. What else can …

How To Introduce Older Cat And 7 Week Old Aussie Pup? 
Hi there everyone. In two weeks I'll be bringing home my new pup. I have an older male cat who I'm a little concerned about. How should I go about properly …

Senior Dog Abuse 
I have a four year old male neutered Aussie who has taken to being dominant over an 8 year old female spayed Weimaramer who use to dominate over him. …

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Recall Problems 
Hi all! I own a beautiful 6 month old male Aussie. He is an absolute dream to train and already reliably does more than 20 different tricks! He doesn't …

What Size Crate For Mini Aussie? 
Im getting a male merle Aussie in June and I'm super excited. I'm wondering what size crate I should get him. I want to just by one crate that he can use …

What To Do About Seizures? 
Hello, I have a 3 year old toy Aussie about 10 lbs and he has been having more seizures as he has been getting older. What should I do as far as when it …

When Does Eyeliner Form? 
We are buying a blue merle pup. What ages do you typically see their eyeliner and nose blacken?

When Does A Australian Shepherd Puppies Stop Growing? 
I have an Australian Shepherd. He is 5 months old. He is not that big. But I know for sure that he is not a mini we asked the vet. When Do Australian Shepherds …

Question About Australian Shepherd Teeth 
I have a very healthy 6 year old Aussie. I have noticed lately that he seems to be grinding his teeth or, at least, that 's what it sounds like. Checking …

Too Much Play Fighting? 
My female Aussie is almost 2 years old. Three weeks ago I adopted a rescue dog. He is a mixed breed, probably Aussie plus Australian Cattle Dog plus something …

Getting Another Aussie When Current Aussie Is Very Submissive 
My tri red Aussie male "Mouse" is 2 and he is very sweet and mellow and an all around good dog, but he is the most submissive dog I've ever met! When we …

Velcro 
Aussies are very velcro. They want to be with their people at all times. It may be a little late but crate training as early as possible is in my opinion …

Interceptor Heartwormer 
Interceptor Spectrum (milbemycin oxime plus Praziquantel) can still be ordered from Australian websites. It is over-the-counter in Australia, so no prescription …

Hates Trucks 
My four year old Aussie Jasper seems to hate trucks. He is my constant companion and rides in the back of the car with a seat belt. If a truck approaches …

More Aussie Grins 
Here are four more of my Aussie Ursa's grins. She LOVES people and greets everyone with her dazzling smiles and her wiggle-butt. Hope it gives you a …

Extremely Territorial Aussie! 
I need someone's help! We rescued a 4-year-old Aussie from our Humane Society in April. She has come miles and miles with us but I have a concern. She …

How Long Should An Aussie's Tail Be? 
How long a tail should a shorthair Aussie have?

Suddenly Peeing In Crate 
My boyfriend and I recently got an Aussie before he left for Afghanistan so we had crate trained her while I go to work. She is a little over 5 months …

Jealous Or What? 
We have a 4 year old that we got at 9 weeks. We rescued a red merle that has a growling problem and snaps at Presley the laid back 4 year old. Tonight …

Does Elevation Affects Dogs' Ears Like It Does Ours? 
My husband and I recently took a trip to Wytheville, VA from the SE coastal area of NC. As we were climbing "Fancy Gap" on I77, our Miniature Aussie went …

Adding New Puppy 
Any advice on how to add 8 week old female to 4 month old female?

Knee-Jerk Reaction Nipping 
My 16-month-old Mini Aussie is maturing and learning self-control. Some anxiety issues are diminishing and she is less vocal - yay. However, we still …

Why Don't My 9 Month Old Shepherds Have Their Ears Up? 
I have two German Shepherds, little siblings. The female occasionally has two ears up, but most of the time, just one. The male dog very rarely puts …

How Are Australian Shepherd Pregnant Females With Their Older Pups? 
How are Australian Shepherd pregnant females with their older pups?

Aggression When Scared 
I have two Aussies... one is almost 4 years old and the other is 2.5 years. The older dog is the dominant one. They get along very well and play together …

Arthritis 
Hi, can anyone tell me if arthritis is prevalent in Ausies? My girl 'Indie' is 16 months old and has been diagnosed developmental arthritis. I am devastated …

Behavior Question 
My 1 year old Toy Aussie Shepard, often attacks a mentally impaired family member. How do we curb this behavior?? He will growl, run and bite at Harvey's …

New Aussie Puppy 
My husband and I are adopting a 5 month old male Aussie who was surrendered to an animal hospital because he started showing signs of Parvo. Turns out …

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Frozen Meat Chew Instead Of Chewing On Bone? 
My dog's diet includes about 1/3 of the calories from raw meat/veggie/meaty bone. The raw is a separate meal. (Breakfast is grain-free canned, lunch …

Is It Ok To Leave An Aussie Alone At Home? 
I have a boy Aussie, he is about an year and a half. We have another dog, my daughter's Chi, he's almost 4. They sort of get along, although they do have …

Diabetes And Aussies 
Is diabetes common in Australian Shepherds?

My Dog Doesn't Want Anyone To Leave The House 
My dog starts barking and almost nipping whenever visitors start to leave the house, what do I do to stop it.

5 Year Old Aussie Has Black Area On Gums Is This Normal 
My 5 year old Australian Shepherd has black areas on his gums. Is this normal? His teeth are in good condition and he does not have bad breath.

Toy Aussie Cannot Sit Up Or Stand 
My Toy Aussie is 13 weeks old and has been a happy active puppy. On Saturday morning he was walking around squatting like he was constipated and when I …

2 Year Old Aussie Being Agressive Toward Fiance 
My Australian Shepherd is two years old and has always been wary of men. Has always barked at my brother and stepdad and fiance. My fiance and I moved …

Puppy Eating Everything Including Rocks! 
I have a 12 week Aussie pup who is well behaved and very social. He's ok with walks (working on this, not pulling and heeling) but he is frustrating me …

Running With My Aussie Pup 
I've heard that running with a young puppy isn't advisable because of potential bone/joint issues. I have a 3 month old Aussie who LOVES to run. My kids …

How Big Should My Aussie Be? 
How big should my male Aussie (Tonks) be at 4 and a half months old? They say he is full size, but I'm not so sure. At 4 months he weighed 18 lbs. …

Puppy Aggression?  
I have a 6 month old Toy Aussie who is very intelligent and obedient, like many Aussies. Although, every once in a while he will snap and curl his lip, …

I Have A Aussie Shepherd/Collie Mixed Dog That I Matched With A Companion Shepherd 
Since I matched my two dogs together the Shepherd Collie has become more aggressive on our walks toward people and other dogs. I have a highly paid trainer …

Puppy Biting 
I have an 11 week old male Aussie mix puppy, who loves to bite! He wants to play, but as he's getting older its starting to hurt! He also is starting to …

Food And Nutrition 
How much and how many times a day should I feed my Toy Aussie? Note from Anton: This type of question has been asked previously. You might be able …

Blowing Coat In The Winter? 
Why is my Aussie loosing his fur when it is really cold outside. The weather turned colder in Oct. (down to 23 or so at night) and only getting up to 50's …

Why Has My 2 Year Old Australian Shepherd Not Come In Heat? 
Why has my 2 year old Australian Shepherd not come in heat?

Lethal White Aussie who is Deaf :( 
We just recently adopted Jax our "Lethal White" Aussie, even though that terms sounds so bad! He was a stray and no owner claimed him. So now we have this …

Aussie Fur 
Has anyone noticed a difference in merle fur and tri fur? I have one one of both and have noticed some differences. Questions About Your Aussie? …

1 VS 2 Aussies 
Our 13 month Aussie is our only dog. We were wondering if it is better to have 2. He loves being with other dogs. He goes to doggie daycare most days …

Year Old Aussie Nips And Agressive Toward Puppies 
I have a dominant Aussie that plays hard with the big dogs at the park and is ok but when someone brings their puppy she is immediately focused on being …

How Do I Know When My Toy Aussie Will Be In Heat? 
How do I know when my Toy Aussie will be in heat?

Safest Cat Litter 
I have an 8 month old Aussie pup, and I also have two cats. The Aussie that I had many years ago did not bother litter boxes. This Aussie is different. …

Aggressive  
My dog loves people, but is just too aggressive to dogs, once, she made my friends dog bleed, and she ripped out another little dogs hair right out of …

How Much Exercise For 6 Month Old Australian Shepherd? 
How much should I exercise my 6 month old Australian Shepherd?

On Which Day Of The 21 Day Heat Cycle Is The Most Fertile? 
Hello Aussie Lovers, My Aussie has come in season and I was wondering what are the fertile days to breed with my black tri male? Do they stay together …

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Itchy 5 Month Old Pup, No Fleas  
My 5 month old female Aussie is constantly itchy, mostly nibbling herself and whining. She has no fleas. She does go in the pool alot but I rinse her with …

Feeding A 15 Week Old Puppy 
How much should a 15 week old puppy be eating daily and how many times daily? Questions About Your Aussie? Australian Shepherd Lover's Guide To …

Signs Of Being In Heat 
My Aussie started showing these signs last night. She keeps circling and trying to find a comfortable way to lay down. She doesn't appear to …

Help Prepare And Close Kennel For Cold Weather, But Be Able To Open Back Up For Summer! 
Hello Aussie Lovers and community. I'm a proud owner of Three Aussies! Winter is vastly approaching and I need your trusted advice on how to prepare …

Puppy Stomach Problems 
We just got Charlie last Friday. His stomach is making loud noises. I thought it was just the change in a new home but today I noticed a little blood in …

How Can I Keep My Australian Shepherd From Nipping? 
How can I keep my Aussie from nipping? Aussie Behavior Problems? Australian Shepherd Lover's Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Thinking About Having An Australian Shepherd 
Hi. I used to be a cat person but a few months ago something triggered a huge desire of having a dog. I've read and read and seen videos all the time since …

Toy Aussie Biting Aggression Problem 
We recently got a one year old male toy Australian Shephard for my elderly parents and find that with them he is quite loving. However, the problem occurs …

I Know: This Is WAY Early 
Okay, so I know this is extremely early to start actually looking, but it shouldn't be too early to do research. My husband and I just got a couple of …

How Can I Help Intigrate My Blind Aussie With My Rottie Mix? 
I've taken in a blind double merle. She was seized from a farm along with 18 others. She is friendly with people. She hates my dog, growling and snapping. …

Age And Coloring Changes 
I got our pure bred Australian Shepherd from the dog pound in April. They said she was 2-3 years old but just from her behavior I didn't think she was …

Puppy With Attachment Issues 
Hello, I have a 6 month old male Aussie. When I got him he was really timid and scared being away from his littermates for the first time. I comforted …

Igloo Dog House 
I want to get my Aussie an igloo dog house. What size would be best? She is 11 months old and about 45-50 lbs.

Going Balistic When We Get Out Of The Car 
We have a 6 year old male Mini Aussie. He is a wonderful dog except for one thing. When he is in the car with us he goes ballistic when one or both of …

Australian Shepherd Weight Concern 
I have a 9 mo. old Aussie and I am slightly concerned about his weight. He is very heavy in his rear and rather think on the sides. We exercise him quite …

Nipping HURTS 
Hello. My Red Tri Aussie starts training classes next week. I walk her twice per day and sometimes she loses focus of the walk and attacks me (her herding …

Fireworks Scare and Stress My Aussies 
My twelve year old, and six year old Aussie are both terrified of fireworks and other loud noises that sound similar. What can I do to help them not be …

Overweight Pup 
We just adopted a 4 year old Aussie mix. She is very sweet but possible 15 to 20lbs overweight. Do I have to ease her into exercise or go all in?

My Vet Has Said My Blue Merle "Baillie" Works Off His Front Legs  
Baillie has a very large upper body compared to his lower and my vet has said he obviously works off his front legs not his back legs. She said it is not …

How Much Should My 3 3/4 Month Female Aussie Weigh? 
I have an Aussie mix. Her mother is 1/2 Aussie 1/2 Queensland Heeler. Her father is 1/2 Border Collie 1/2 Rottie. She is 3 3/4 months old. How much should …

One Year Old Male Blue Merle 
I have a one year old male blue merle, Frankie, that my family and I love. Recently, I have been having problems with excessive barking and aggression …

Would You Give Up An Aussie Who Showed Aggression To A Child In The Home? 
Help. I have a 1 year old male Mini Aussie. He has shown growling behavior as young as 9 weeks. Then he became food aggressive with our other dog. My vet …

Great Pyrenees And Australian Shepards Working Together 
We have 3 Great Pyrenees and goats and 17 acres. Can you mix GPs and Aussies in a pasture? Can you have Great Pyrenees and Australian Shepards working …

Mismark 
Hi, I'm beginner in breeding but I have a question about mismark colour. A male red merle has puppies with red tri bitch - there are 8 puppies but 3 are …

How Can I Tell If My Puppy Is Deaf? 
How can I tell if my puppy is deaf? He is 8 weeks old and predominately white.

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How Do You Handle Sudden Agression To Children? 
We have a 7 month old Aussie Shepherd who we love however lately he will lay on his bed and growl or snap at our children's friends who have done nothing …

Aussie Goes Crazy Around Certain Female In Dog Class 
My aussie goes a little crazy around one specific female dog in my dog class! We separated but ended up next to each other. Please help!

Peeing In The House 
My Australian Sheep Dog sometimes pees in the house when he gets excited. Other wise he is great as he has been trained since he was a puppy. Is this normal …

Stop Chasing 
I just brought home 6 lambs and I cannot keep Cocoa (my Aussie) from wanting to run them (sending them into a frenzy). How do I get her to be calm with …

How Many Austrailian Shepherds Are Born Each Year? 
How many Austrailian Shepherds are born each year?

Temperament Change 
My almost 6-yr old Aussie has become more aggressive toward other dogs in recent years and bit someone recently. He also has had two seizures in the last …

Heart Disease And Peeing On Herself 
Our 7 year old female has heart disease and taking two medications for it. She could not control her peeing about a month ago. Within a day it cleared …

Weight Of A Puppy 
My blue merle puppy is 2 months old and weighs 11 pounds. Is this a healthy weight?

Aussie Puppy Nipping And Biting 
I have an 4 month old Aussie, she also has the strong desire to nip and bite and even at 3 months was really bad at it, she is my third Aussie, second …

My 6 Month Aussie Is TOO Sociable... How Do I Get Her To Focus? 
We rescued an Aussie / Rottie mix 2 months ago. Apart from all the energy she is a great dog. I take her to the dog park for 6 hours a week and she has …

Barking Habits Of Typical Aussie? 
Tell me about the barking habits of a typical Aussie.

I Need Some Help Identifying Mix 
I am currently trying to rescue a beautiful dog and would like to know what you think it may be mixed with?

How Much Are Puppies Supposed To Weigh? 
I recently got a new Aussie. He is just over 2 months old now apparently and is already 22 lbs. My question is is this a normal size? He is not fat and …

5 Month Female Deaf Aussie Growls At Us 
Hi, we are fostering a 5 month female deaf Aussie and she growls at us for petting her (not on head), sitting by her, not letting her into a room at certain …

Weight Of 8 Week Old Puppy 
My 8 week old puppy weighs 9.2 pounds. Is this typical weight? I can't find that information anywhere!

I Want An Aussie... But, I Have Alot Of Family 
There are nine kids, four other dogs, chickens, cats... in my house. But nothing for a herding dog to really herd. Will this cause a problem to the kids …

Brushes? Combs? 
What kind of brushes or combs do I need? What is a really good shampoo?

Mini Aussie Size 
How big will my Mini Aussie get if he is 15 weeks and 14 pounds?

5 Year Old Acts Like A Bully With Smaller Dogs 
My 5 year old Aussie female likes to attack some small breeds at the local dog park. (She has some friends that are small and they play well together). …

Crate Training An Adolescent Aussie Accustomed To Ruling The Roost (And Eating The Roost Too) 
On another thread, someone asked about teaching an adolescent mini-Aussie to crate. Since I'm currently doing exactly that with Twister, (and was limited …

Naive New Mother (Bitch) 
I had a litter out of a leased bitch who did not clean her pups. Because it was my first litter, I didn't notice this until the third day until I had …

Proper Puppy Weight 
My male Aussie is 38 pounds and will be 5 months in 2 weeks. Is this a bit heavy for a large puppy and am I headed toward downright fat? I know this …

10 Year Old Australian Shepherd Getting Fatigued 
My boy Foster recently had his 10th birthday last Oct. Prior to that time he seemed to tire very easily. Being my first Aussie, I'm looking for experience …

Dog Aggressive 
I just got a female Mini Aussie and I also have a 2 1/2 yr old Poodle mix that is female as well. I've had no problems yet but didn't know if it could …

Itching And Hot Spots 
We have three Aussies - and one has developed an allergy to "grains"... so we feed him a total grain free food - and his treats are grain free. Since …

Food Question 
How much should I feed my two year old black tri (boy). I also have a blue merle (girl) that seems to eat less. Note from Anton: You can find a …

9 Month Biting People's Backside 
I have a 9 month Shepherd that is around people including my 5 year old all the time. Every once in a while he will bite peoples backsides (has happened …

False Pregnancy 
Hello, Does anyone have experience with using homeopathics or herbs and supplements to alleviate a false pregnancy? I have a bitch who often has false …

Breeding 
I am considering becoming a breeder. I have always owned Aussies and live in the country. I do not want to become a breeder of "prize-winners", I just …

Puppy Sitting An Aussie 
My son has got a nine month old Aussie. Because he and his partner work I have helped with puppysitting since he got him about 5 months ago. He and my …

What "Jobs" Have You Created For Your Aussie To Perform? 
I have a 6 month old male Aussie (1/2 full size, 1/2 mini). I got him when he was 8 weeks old. I am dealing with some of the typical puppy issues: getting …

Aussie Attack 
I have two Miniature Aussies. One is quite calm, and the other... not so much. He has formed quite the bad behaviors. Guests can barely come to our house …

Woodville, MS Aussie Breeder 
About 17 years ago, I purchased a solid red male Aussie puppy from Mr. John Hughes, Woodville, MS. Does anyone know who ended up with Mr. John's Aussie …

Why Do They Dock The Tails Of Australian Shepherds? 
Why do they dock the tails of Australian Shepherds?

Australian Shepherd Nipping At Face 
My 4 year old male Aussie, nips at your face if you are on floor level with him. It happens most often with children but he has done it to adults (one …

Mini Aussie vs Toy 
My chocolate snow bunny is a Mini Aussie, however at 4 1/2 months old he is 8.5 lbs. Someone at the vets office said he may be a Toy Aussie. Is this …

2 Year Old Aussie Male Getting "Bitey" 
In just the last few days, my 2 year old rescue Aussie has bitten 3 times. We have had him more than a year and he has gotten very protective of family …

Hair Loss? 
My Australian Shepard has a thick beautiful fur in the summer time, but when October hits she starts shedding bad!! By snowfall she doesn't have much …

Delicate Question 
I have a question. Not sure how to word it, but… well, here goes: I have two males dogs, one is 4 months, the other is 2 years old, recently I noticed …

My Mini Aussie Pees In Kennel 
My Mini Aussie is about 9 months old and we have been trying to kennel train him ever since we got in at 2 months. He still pees on himself. We bought …

Help, My 4 Month Old Pup Started Having Diarrhea, And He's Also Losing Weight 
I got our little guy at 8 weeks of age. I have two other dogs, one is 14 years old, the other is 2 years old, they all eat holistic food, Pinnacle. Yet, …

Squamous Cell Carcenoma 
I recently lost my 10 year old Aussie to Squamous (sp) cell carcenoma of the mouth. She also had multiple seizures after it was diagnosed. The only symptom …

My 5 Year Old Aussie Just Started To Show Bad Hips 
My 5 year old Austrailian Shepherd just started showing bad hips. What might have caused this?

Color Question 
What is a power blue merle?

Hip Problems? 
My Aussie is having trouble with his hind legs. When laying down he gets up and holding left rear up. Could it be that he has hip problems? I am taking …

DNA Test Result Question 
I bred my purebred blue merle Aussie last summer with a black tri male and was very careful to keep her with me or confined during her heat cycle. When …

How To Positively Interact Your Puppy With Other People At Your Home 
We have a 3 month old girl Australian Shepherd and she is sometimes really good and sometimes really bad when we bring people over to our house. My mom …

Australian Shepherd Coat 
I have two Aussies, one female, one male. The coat on my male is very full like a cotton ball, the coat on my female is very thin and not full at all. …

What Is The Growth Rate Of A Red Merle Puppy? 
I have a red merle puppy, she is about 3.5 months old. But she hasn't grown much at all. She is about an inch bigger than when we first got her, and we …

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Tooth Damage 
Our 20 month old Aussie loves catching frizbees, but his canines appear to be "sanded" down, flat, rather than round. I assume this is from catching the …

Barking And Snapping 
My Aussie, who barks when anyone comes in the house, goes off the radar when they try to leave. I always say, if someone robs me, she will show them where …

Puppy and Water 
how often should I let my 10 week old puppy drink water? He always wants water: after play, after a nap, etc.,but if I let him have all the water he wants …

15 Wk Old Mini Aussie Barely 8 lbs? 
My 15 wk old mini Aussie is only 7.7 lbs. Is this a normal weight for a mini?

What Age To Stop Breeding A Female Aussie? 
What age to stop breeding a female Aussie?

Neutering And Accidents? 
My Aussie was neutered about 10 days ago. Since then he has had several accidents. It is as if he just cannot hold it. He is 7 months, and prior to this …

How to Stop Nipping 
Our Australian Shepherd is always nipping us - sometimes almost a bite. She gets very excited and is happy to see us and wants attention but she gets carried …

Tails and Dew Claws 
How is docking of tail and removal of dew claws done?

Introducing Aussie To Chihuahua 
Recently, I lost my 5 yea old Aussie, Luke. I am feeling such a void since. I went to a shelter, where I found a Aussie/Collie mix, 9 month old. She's …

Aussie Cross From Shelter is Very Thirsty 
It it a breed thing, this thirstiness? this is my 2nd Aussie, the first one was pure bred, I thought his thirst was due to his illness, he was epileptic, …

Food Quantities 
I have a 1 year old Australian Shepherd... How much should I feed him. Current weight is 40lbs.

Equal Love For Two Dogs 
I have two Aussies (females) 1) how not to show privileges and 2) how to act with justice with the two of them?

Fearful Aggression Please Help! 
My wife and I recently took in two beautiful Red Merle Aussies, Holtz and Montana. They are 6 months old, and we love them. Very smart and very loving …

What Are The Normal Vital Signs For Aussies? 
What are the normal vital signs for Aussies?

Aggessive Behavior! HELP! 
I have a Australian Shepherd Lab mix and he is starting to show some aggressive behavior and I don't know what to do, I don't want to get rid of him, I …

Aussie Herding Group Of Dogs 
I am a trainer in the Baltimore area. I have come across an Aussie that is herding the other dogs while he is at daycare. The owner of the said daycare …

Tail Docking Suture 
My 8 year old Aussie has spun around like a bee has stung him on his bum. Its a common occurrence for him. (We've checked to see what the problem was but …

Separation Anxiety 
With regards to the the separation anxiety , my Aussie is fine when I leave him at home or at my brother's house, where he is comfortable, but if I leave …

How To Groom An Australian Shepherd? 
My question: It seems that most groomers do not know how to properly groom an Aussie. Could anyone suggest a groomer in the Boston area who can do this? …

Why Does My Aussie Chew At His Paws 
My 3 years old (Male) Aussie has a habit of chewing at his paws. I think it is a skin or food allergy I am trying to find out more, please help.

Aggression 
My well-trained Aussie just bit the mailman that she has met a few times before (without problems). She is almost 2 years old, has never shown any signs …

How Much And When To Feed My Mini Aussie Shepherd? 
He's a male mini and is 9yrs. Does get 1-2 walks a day and weighs about 34lbs. He eats a very good brand of dry dog food called Summit. How much is …

Australian Shepherd Becomes Fearful of Slippery Floors and Loud Noises 
My 5-year-old female Aussie has become increasingly fearful over the last couple of years. She is a good well-trained dog and she gets lots of attention …

Aggression/Biting 
I have an Aussie about one year old with aggression issues towards people and other dogs. Running up to people and dogs barking, growling and has nipped …

Dog Age And Training 
We have 2 Austrailian Shepherds. How old is too old to try and train them? Our female is 5 years old and our male is 2 1/2 years old. My daughter took …

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What Is The Best Way To Reduce Attention Barking? 
What is the best way to reduce barking in my 6 month old aussie? She has passed her basic obedience and is very friendly. However, she drives other dogs …

Green Poop 
For about 2 days our Aussie's poop was green (almost Kelly Green). She is up-to-date on all her tests, shots, meds and is perfectly active and healthy. …

Fur Length 
How can you tell if an Aussie pup will have long or short hair?

2 Male Mini Australian Dogs? 
We currently have a 21 month old male red merle. We are wanting to get a second. It would be a puppy. Should we get a another male or female? Our current …

How Do You Make Ears Lay Down? 
How do you make ears lay down?

White Aussies 
I know alot of the time they have issues but give them a chance, not all are blind or deaf. My girl is completely white apart from her blue merle butt …

Australian Shepherds And The Heat 
I love to go running and hiking. I do these as a way to exercise not only myself but my 2 year old Aussie named Sadie. I live in St. Louis where our …

Summer Cut 
Is it ok to give an Aussie a summer cut and if so how short is too short? Please note... I live in Phoenix AZ so he is indoor outdoor (we have a door …

Walks, How Often and How Far? 
How often should a healthy 9 yr. old Aussie be walked?

Biting 4 Year Old Neutered Male 
Wonderful in every way. Was not socialized properly when young. He is a gem around children. But let someone walk by when the owner is right there he Bites! …

Help! Best Way To Deal With Shedding! 
I am newly going to be getting a place with my better half, but even now we have problems since he is allergic to her hair. She sheds so much that I don't …

Behavior Problem 
My Aussie, Emma, has started attacking small dogs. She doesn't actually hurt them, but makes a lot of noise and has to be pulled off them. She is normally …

Male Marking 
I am looking for an Aussie puppy. There is concern that a male will mark in the house. Considering a 7 month old from an excellent breeder. Dog to be neutered …

When Does Coat Come In? 
Hi, I have a blue merle. He's about 4-5 months old. He has short hair now, but what age will I see his beautiful coat come in? I mean he's so handsome …

Aggression 
How to handle 8 year old male that likes no one but me.

How Popular Is The Australian Shepherd In America? 
How popular is the Australian Shepherd in America??

DNA Testing Other Than Parentage? 
I know you can test your dog for parentage, to see if mutt pops up as well. We can test for traits such as MDR1 gene. Does anybody know a lab out there …

Attacking My Other Pets 
I luvs my baby Scrappydoo but ever since I got him fixed he is going after my other 2 dogs and my cats, it's like he is 2 different dogs. One min he is …

Breaking Her From Killing Squirrels 
So far she has killed 4 of them. I didn't realize they were hunters too!

How To Keep Your Dog Healthy... 
Try to stay away from dog food if you can. Cook quinoa, rice, millet and blend with fresh veggies like carrot and others. Add some nutritional yeast, …

Aussies In Temperate Weather  
Can Aussies be raised in temperate or tropical climates? I know that there are Aussies who do ok in Florida? But I live in the Philippines where temperatures …

Aggresion Towards Puppy 
My mother's Aussie, Clare, is three years old and grew up with my parents on their cattle farm. She loves people, and is generally well behaved, but when …

Scared Or Timid Puppy ? 
5 month old Aussie puppy scared to death of kids, still pees when greeted what can I do about?

Height 
How tall will this breed get?

Aggression On Leash 
Our 1-1/2 year-old male Aussie never exhibited any aggression toward other dogs until just recently and it only seems to occur when either he is on leash …

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Aussie Teeth Cleaning Tip 
Our Aussie loves to roughouse with a rope made of old clean socks knotted end to end. as she pulls on this rope we find that the action of the socks against …

Barking 
I have a 7 year male and now a 4 month old girl. The little girl barks at the older dog to play and the older dog will bark at her if he does not want …

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