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A Look At Mini Australian Shepherds And How They Relate To Aussies

The status of the Mini Australian Shepherd has been a subject of much debate. Despite the contention of many breeders and owners, the Mini is not just a smaller version of the Australian Shepherd.

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Question About Australian Shepherd Teats

Is it normal for my female Australian Shepherd to have saggy teats towards the middle to the back of her stomach? Her teats are of normal size.

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Bowie The Diamond Dog, Embroidery On Cotton

Traditional fiber art embroidery on cotton. I use different colors to achieve a more dimensional portrait. This one will be framed and hung above Bowie’s

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Mini Australian Shepherd Is On Epilepsy Meds, Still Having Seizures, And Has Fleas

After taking Simperica chewable flea tabs, my 4-year-old red merle Mini Aussie developed epileptic seizures. The vet put her on Phenobarbital tabs 2x

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12 Week Old Australian Shepherd Won’t Walk And Is Terrified Of Everything Outside

My 12 week old Aussie is perfect, however, I can’t get him to walk outside, he won’t even respond to treats. I will carry him off the front porch to the

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What To Do After My Australian Shepherd Was Practically Shaved By A Professional Groomer?

Our Beauty a 6-year-old Australian Shepherd was taken to the groomer that has records on her and groomed her less than 2 months ago, practically shaved

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Australian Shepherd Peeing (Marking) The Couch And Bed

Our 7-year-old Australian Shepherd, Flora, is a great dog, friendly to all, protective, comes when she is called. She is fixed and is a super alpha female,

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How Long Until Your Australian Shepherd Was Active After Her Spay?

My 7-month-old Aussie is due to be spayed later this month. The vet suggests limiting physical activity for 2 weeks after. How did your Aussie behave

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Warm Climate To Cold Climate. Will My Dog Need A Jacket For Winter?

Hi! We moved from Houston, Texas to Truckee, CA this summer. I have a Mini Aussie turning nine this October. We get a lot of snow here during the winter.

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Looking To Breed Australian Shepherd But Don't Want To Go Through A Breeder

Looking to breed but not looking to profit money. I just want the pick of the litter. I don’t want to go through a breeder if I don't have to. Any suggestions?

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Australian Shepherd With Irritated Anus Due To Diarrhea

My 6-year-old Australian Shepherd has had diarrhea all day and now his anus is raw and bleeding—more like spotty on the washcloth. What should I do until

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Recognizing and Preventing Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal disease in dogs is one of the most common ailments seen by veterinarians. What are the signs that may indicate that your dog has gum disease and what can you do to prevent and treat it?

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My Three Aussies Painted On A Rock

This was painted on a rock using acrylic paints and macro pens for details.

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Crating New Australian Shepherd Puppy While Our Other Dog Is Not In Crate

Hi there. We have a 10-month-old Aussie/Collie cross who doesn't really sleep in a crate anymore. She's also started to be left out when we aren't home.

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Introduction To The Blue Merle Australian Shepherd

The blue merle Australian Shepherd is a very popular variation of this dog breed. The Aussie has brains, beauty, and personality which has earned them a place in popular culture and our hearts.

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My Australian Shepherd is Nipping

My Australian Shepherd is almost two and has nipped twice. Both times she barely broke the skin and she was on a tie out and got out and both times it

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What Is My Australian Shepherd Mixed With?

We just got her from a rescue! She’s originally from a reservation and we know she is an Australian Shepherd mix, just trying to find out with what!

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My 2-Year-Old Mini Aussie Has Stopped Eating

I recently traveled to a new home with Dante. He is quite nervous and the flight was tough for him, but he’s settled into his new home and large garden.

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Reactive Australian Shepherd

We have a 7 month Aussie. We have tried to socialize her from day one. Taking her places, puppy classes, etc. Most of the time she is great but recently

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Lesions On Miniature Australian Shepherd's Lips

Hello, I have a 10-year-old Mini Australian Shepherd (Maya). In early August she had a raised red bump on her nose/upper lip that turned into about 5-6

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MM Fine Art Studio - Pet Portraits In Graphite

I am a professional pet portrait artist who mainly works in Graphite. I love drawing all dogs, but as an Aussie owner, I love drawing Aussies the MOST!

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My Australian Shepherd Doesn't Want To Run Anymore

Hello, My Aussie (Xena) is 7,5 years old. Lately, she doesn't want to go on a longer walk anymore. She used to walk with my dad almost every day for 1-2

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First Time Dog Owner Interested In Australian Shepherd

I’m a 25-year-old, who lives in the Bay Area, looking to become a first-time dog owner sometime in the near future. The past year or so I’ve done extensive

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Mini Aussie Fur Coarse And Wiry Down His Spine

We have a Miniature Aussie pup that is now almost 10 months old. This is our first experience with a Mini Aussie. His hair is very soft and smooth everywhere

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My Australian Shepherd Chews His Paws

My Aussie keeps chewing his back paws. Any ideas what causes this and what I can do about it? Note from Anton: There's an article about dogs chewing paws

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Would It Be Wise To Get A Puppy When I Have An 8-Year-Old Dog?

I have an older 8-year-old Mini Aussie and I'm thinking about getting a puppy. My older dog does not care for other dogs sniffing her or jumping on her.

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Any Tips To Help My Shy Aussie?

Hello! I’ve been socializing my 1-year-old Mini Aussie as soon as I could and I’ve had her in puppy classes and some additional ones as well. I try to

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Do You Think This Aussie Is A Double Merle?

I am looking to rescue an Aussie puppy and have been reading about double merling which is extremely upsetting. I was wondering if anyone could shed some

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Question About Cause Of My Dog's Seizures And Best Treatment

I am a Mini Aussie owner. Her name is Gracie and I absolutely love my Mini to death. She started having seizures and I think I was told by the veterinarian

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Australian Shepherd Biting, Jumping, And Chasing Chickens

I became the owner of a two-year-old Australian Shepherd this past week. I presently have a two-year-old Chocolate Lab and Chickens and Ducks. The dog's

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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

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