Our eight month old Aussie has brought so much joy into our home. We brought him home when he was three months old and we can't imagine our lives without him. He was named after Mickey Mantle, thanks to my husband the Yankees fan. Mickey is very affectionate and loves to cuddle. He is very active and loves to play sports. And he was very easy to train -Aussie's are so smart! Mickey adores children and is very protective of his family members. Australian Shepherds are the perfect family dog!