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What Color Is My Australian Shepherd?

My 3-month-old male Australian Shepherd looks like he has blue merle in him. He has one blue eye and one brown. One side of his face is white with patches

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What Is the Ideal Weight for a Mini Aussie?

Hello All, I'm new here. I recently rescued a dog and just got the results to his DNA test. It turns out he is a purebred Mini Aussie. Which is odd...

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My Maybel

This is my 10-year-old girl Maybel. She doesn’t act like she’s 70 (human years) and would be happier with me running errands, going on hikes, playing frisbee,

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Is This "Too Much White"?

Hi guys! We're getting this beautiful Miniature American Shepherd from a lovely breeder. He is a blue-merle, with his mom being a blue-merle and his dad

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My Aussies, Savanna & Sierra

Savanna & Sierra

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Any Puppy Tips or Reassurance for New Australian Shepherd Mix Owner?

I just got an Australian Shepherd mix puppy though he looks (and maybe acts) like mostly Aussie. He's often a very good boy but his endless energy has

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Australian Shepherd Mix Herding and Nipping When Walking

Help! My Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix is 13 weeks old and is exhibiting very intense herding nipping behaviors, especially towards bare legs.

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How Much Should I Feed My 40 Pound, 2 Year Old, Female Mini Aussie Daily So She Stops Gaining?

How much should I feed my female Miniature Australian Shepherd daily? She is 2 years old and weighs 40 pounds. I’m afraid of her getting heavier.

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Australian Shepherd Alone Time: How Long Is Too Long?

I don't have an Australian Shepherd yet, and I've been trying to convince the rest of my family to buy one someday. However, my family's only problem is

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Australian Shepherd With Excessive Shedding

Hi all! Yes, I know Australian Shepherds shed A LOT! This is my second Aussie, so I am familiar with shedding. My girl is 3 years old and NOT spayed. This

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My 10-Week Old Miniature Australian Shepherd Is a Bit Aggressive Towards My Son

I have a sweet 10-week-old Miniature Australian Shepherd, Daisy Mae, who is starting to show some aggressiveness towards my 12-year-old son. If she's resting

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Australian Shepherd CCL Surgery

Our beautiful Aussie, Trip, is scheduled for CCL surgery. Our vet says no leg brace after surgery and I am worried about her causing damage after the surgery

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Should My Australian Shepherd Walk in Front of or Behind Me When Hiking?

I’ve been told that my Australian Shepherd should walk behind me on hikes but my feet kept getting caught on his leash. Is it ok if he walks in front of

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Australian Shepherd With Leash Aggression

I adopted a 9-year-old Australian Shepherd 6 months ago. Based on her dog profile from her former owner, she's never had any obedience training and has

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Me and My Girlfriend Are Wondering if Our Australian Shepherd Puppy Is Purebred

We bought an Australian Shepherd from Craigslist. This is our first one and we love him to death but we didn’t get papers. We are just wondering if he

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Almost 10-Month-Old Australian Shepherd Barking at Kids

My Australian Shepherd is barking and jumping at kids when they come over scaring them even when they are sitting still. No matter what we do he doesn't

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Breeding Black Tri and Blue Merle Tri Australian Shepherd

I have a blue merle tri and I was wanting to breed him with a black tri, but the mom of the black tri was a blue merle and the mom of mine was a blue merle.

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7-Month-Old Australian Shepherd Behavior Correction

I have a beautiful 7-month-old red tri named Ziggy. He is very active and plays with his littermate regularly, is trained on all the basic commands as

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Australian Shepherd Color and Temperament Question

Is there any noticeable temperamentdifference between the different colors, or is it based only on the difference between each individual puppy? Thank

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Extremely Aggressive Australian Shepherd Has Attacked and Bitten People Many Times

So my fiancé has a 2-3 year old Aussie who is EXTREMELY aggressive towards me. The dog has bit me multiple times, chewing everything in sight, tried to

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Which Gender of Australian Shepherd Is More Loyal and Cuddly?

I want more than one Aussie eventually, but I've heard that the males tend to be more affectionate and the females more independent. I just want to know

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Biting Elmo the Australian Shepherd

I was hoping that someone can give me direction with my 6-year-old Australian Shepherd. Elmo has a bad habit of seeking attention by taking anything loose

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I Want Three Australian Shepherds... What Genders Would Go Best Together?

I really want three Aussies, but I don't know if I want 2 girls and 1 boy, 2 boys and 1 girl, 3 girls, or 3 boys. I want them to be affectionate but I'm

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Toy Aussie Poms?

Hello all! Back story first. I had an amazing Australian Shepherd named Mr. Bojangles for 13 years, he was my soulmate. Unfortunately, I had to put him

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What Brand of Dog Toothpaste Do You Use or Recommend?

Our 3 year old Aussie hates having her teeth brushed. Is there a dog toothpaste brand out there that your Aussie loves?

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Looking to Rescue Australian Shepherd in Alberta, Canada

Hi there, I have been browsing your website trying to find link or website that will give me a lead on where to rescue an Australian Shepherd in Alberta,

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Is a Mini Aussie Right for My Family?

I am looking at getting a Mini Aussiesometime next year, but I have some concerns. I am currently 13 but will be 14 this summer. I also have two younger

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White Face Concerns With Our Australian Shepherd Puppy?

Our new Australian Shepherd puppy has an all white face? Should I be concerned?

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My 11-Month-Old Australian Shepherd Is Obsessed With Other Dogs!

My 11-month-old Australian Shepherd is obsessed with other dogs! Not in an aggressive way he is just fascinated by every single dog we meet and wants to

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Dallas the Aussie

Hi! Im a 10-week-old Aussie with green eyes and a white tipped tail! I love playing in the snow and playing with my older Shih Tzu friends. They don't

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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

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