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Finding The Best Dog Chew Toys For Your Australian Shepherd

Finding the best dog chew toys is like searching for the Holy Grail for most dog owners, but we have some dog chew toy suggestions that will be durable and fun for your dog.

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I Want To Adopt/Rescue An Australian Shepherd—Any Tips? Advice?

Hi there! I'm a 31 year old female, and I'm just about to move into a new condo. I want to get situated for the first couple of months, and then really

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Eye Color Changes In Australian Shepherd Puppy

This is my puppy Sterling he's a blue merle male 5 weeks now and I was told by the breeder he has double blue eyes. I was unable to find any info online

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How Do I Register An Australian Shepherd Litter?

I have an AKC red merle female and an ACA red tri male. How do I register the litter? Will they be AKC or ACA or both? She is 56 days today.

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Understanding The Importance of Australian Shepherd Breeding

Australian Shepherd breeding is about more than just bringing together a sire and dam to produce puppies. Learn more about what goes into dog breeding that is vital to keeping the breed alive and thriving.

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Training For Stubborn Australian Shepherds

A little background: I’m a fairly decent amateur trainer, having trained 3 previous Australian Shepherds and other breeds to where they were above average

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Will Neutering An Adult Australian Shepherd Affect His Personality?

My family and I just adopted a 3 year old male Australian Shepherd from our neighbors who moved. He has been an “honorary” family member of ours since

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Trying To Find Out What's Wrong With My Dog—He's Acting Weird

Our dog for the last 3 months or so has been acting weird. It started with him jumping/biting into the air at different times throughout the day/night

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Australian Shepherd With Thinning Hair

My Australian Shepherd has been spayed and is 2 1/2. I don't remember her blowing her coat in the spring or summer. We live in Texas so its usually warm.

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I Live In CO And My Aussie Has Blown His Coat In December

My male Australian Shepherd has blown his coat in December. He still loves to go out side and even lays in the snow!! He will run and play with his dam,

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9 Month Old Australian Shepherd Aggressive

Hi everyone! I have a 9 month old Australian Shepherd. He is the sweetest! When we got him at 4 months he had a very shy demeanor. He never loved strangers,

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My Australian Shepherd Has Suddenly Started Crying and Crying, and Scratching at Door

I have a 3 yr old Australian Shepherd. Up till maybe one week ago she has been fine. This last week she has cried and cried and cried, scratching at the

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Help! My Dog Is Chewing Up Everything

Why does my 15 month old Toy Aussie chew up everything? She pulls things off my dresser and eats a whole in it. Especially if it is a iron on material.

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When Is The First Heat Cycle In Australian Shepherds?

Hello I have a pup that’s coming up on 6 months old. I was just wondering when too expect her first heat to start, tips on dealing with it, etc. Thank

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Adopting A Working Aussie And Transitioning To A Household Pet. Problems? Tips?

Have adopted a 3 year old male Australian Shepherd from a local shelter. Background info limited. Previous owner kept dog for one month, housebreaking

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Need Guidance About Switching From Australian Shepherd To Mini Aussie As We May Be Moving To A Smaller Property

First: I've been lucky to have known 3 Australian Shepherds as my partners over the last 30 years. My current Aussie--my BEST Aussie, is 13 and is declining

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New Australian Shepherd Rescue Whining

We recently adopted an approximately 8 year old Australian Shepherd. Nothing is known about his history. He was likely a stray for some time or someone

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Does Seasonal Affective Disorder In Dogs Affect Australian Shepherds?

Seasonal affective disorder in dogs is a subject of much debate. Many Australian Shepherd owners may notice a change in their dog's behavior during the winter months. What can you do to help?

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MDR1 Gene Mutation Causes Dangerous Sensitivity To Many Drugs In Australian Shepherds

The MDR1 gene mutation can be fatal when affected Australian Shepherds are exposed to medications like Trifexis and Ivermectin for dogs (among many other medications).

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Puppy And Aggressive Lead Biting

Hello, I have a 15 week old female Aussie. She's wonderful most of the time but she has developed a habit of attacking her lead - she used to do it sometimes

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What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) In Dogs?

IBD in dogs actually refers to a group of diseases that result in inflammation and chronic gastrointestinal symptoms.

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The Pros and Cons of Dog Daycare

Dog daycare can be a great choice for owners who need to be away from home for hours, but what are the pros and cons?

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Is My Dog Going Into Heat Too Early?

I’m a first-time Aussie owner, and naturally there’s a lot I don’t know about specifics pertaining to the breed. My dog is a little over 5 months old and

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How Long Can Aussies Stay Outside In The Cold?

My Aussies love to play outside! But I'm curious to know how long is too long. Will it hurt them to be outside for long periods of time?

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How To Deter Your Dog From Begging For Food

Rectifying dog begging is easier when your dog is a puppy, but it is possible to stop begging in an older dog too.

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Barking And Rushing People/Other Dogs

I have a (around) 7 month old Australian Shepherd mix pup. She’s so sweet and pretty but I’m having problems with her rushing people/dogs and barking constantly

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Help With Pup's Nerves

I am just wounding why does my alstralian shepherd shack and anxiety and fearful its like she had nerve problems and I was wounding how do I fix it

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When Do Nipples Begin To Show On Female Mini Aussies?

We have a wonderful blue merle Mini female. She is now 9 months and just went into heat. We could only ever see 2 defined nipples, now 1 more is starting

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Strange Behavior From My Dog Last Night And Today

My 6 1/2 month old male Mini Aussie is acting strange today and last night. Like won't sit still... he goes to lay down and turns around 50x then lays

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Vet Gave Our Australian Shepherd Metronidazole And She Had Several Seizures

Hi, Our vet gave our 11 year old Aussie metronidazole and she had several seizures last night. I have stopped giving it to her and I took her back and

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