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My Dog Doesn't Play

My dog doesn't know how to play. I'm the fourth person to own her. She's about 7 years old, so not sure if this can be remedied. I can only get physically

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Looking for Australian Shepherd Breeder

Seeking Advice on Finding a Top-Quality Australian Shepherd Breeder. I'm currently on a quest to find a new companion for my male Mini Aussie. Sadly,

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Breeding My Mini Aussie

Ellie is my best friend and we go everywhere together. Because of where I work she is with me all day every day. Gets upset if I leave her when I go somewhere

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What Is Too Old for an Australian Shepherd to Have Her First Litter

Seeniy Australian Shepherd tri color

Hi, I have a 2-year-old Australian Shepherd. My questions are: What is too old for an Australian Shepherd to have her first litter? What is the best

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My Dog Is Hesitant on Stairs

Our 8-year-old Mini Aussie has some issues coming down the stairs. She also sometimes slips when moving around on a hard surface. Has anyone had an Aussie

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My Australian Shepherd Has Autoimmune Encephalitis

My beautiful boy has an autoimmune issue causing encephalitis. I'm heartbroken and exhausted hoping something helps him. Has anyone had this issue and

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USA, GA, Smyrna, 7 Years, Aikah

Aikah is a 7 year old blue merle Australian Shepherd. He is in need of a new home that has enough time to dedicate to him. His ideal home would be with

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What Color Is My Aussie?

What color is my Aussie?

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Mini Aussie Hates Being Picked Up and Cries as if He's in Pain

My family adopted two Mini Aussie pups at 6 weeks old. They're now 7 months. Both very intelligent. We have them potty trained, crate trained, learning

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Does Anyone Know a Farm or Someone Who Will Breed Their Dog With Yours for a Puppy?

Cooper

I have had my Australian Shepherd pure bred for 9 years. He is the smartest dog I have ever owned. The vet is pretty sure he can still breed. He is a blue

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Naish

2 years old

I drove 7 hours to get Naish in North Georgia, it was Christmas, 2009. He was so tiny and adorable. I had originally picked out another puppy but Naish

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Keep a Look Out for Oscar Believed to Be In CT

Oscar 7 yr old male, stolen 8/24/23

Oscar was seen in the morning of 8/24 with two women in their 20's, in a blue sedan with CT plates. The two women had medium length, dark hair, medium

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Sassy, We Will Always Love You

Sassy had to go over the Rainbow Bridge on August 4th, 2023. She was 13 years old. She went just about everywhere with me. It now feels so empty here.

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Games and Activities for Puppies?

Toby

What are some good games and activities for puppies 8 weeks to 4 months? What are good puzzle games? Where do I get them?

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Duke

Duke

My Australian Shepherd, Duke. I forced myself to let my 'pally' go after almost 12 years together. Duke was my a pet of a lifetime and I'll always feel

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Australian Shepherd Has Tumor Near Heart and Has Fluid Drained From Belly

I was looking for support for a 9-year-old Australian Shepherd diagnosed with a tumor near his heart. Testing was done before a dental visit. He now has

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What You Need To Know About Getting a Car Seat Cover For Dogs

Explore the benefits of a car seat cover for dogs. Protect your car, keep your pet comfy, and ensure safer travels. Discover the best dog car seat options.

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Australian Shepherd Jumping Over Fence

Beautiful Shadow

We gave our beautiful Australian Shepherd, Shadow, a 4 ft chain link fence to run in the backyard. Today a chainsaw scared her evidently. I went in the

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What Is This Behavior and How Do I Fix It?

I have a 4-month-old female blue merle Australian Shepherd. Every morning for the last 2 weeks my sweet pup turns into a menace. She is yanking and tugging

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What Color Would You Say This Australian Shepherd Puppy Is?

What do you call this Australian Shepherd color?

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House Training My Australian Shepherd Is Not Going Well

We have an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd that will not house train. He uses our living room to toilet, but not all the time. Tonight we let him in from

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Better Leash Manners: Martingale Dog Collar and Harness

Equip your Aussie with a Martingale dog collar for secure, humane, and effective leash training. Discover how to easily improve your daily walks today!

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Need Help Identifying Blue Merle Pattern

I’m debating wether I want to put a deposit down today to be able to secure the pick of the litter that I want. I’m hoping to have the black/white and

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Breeding My Australian Shepherd

Hi! So I'm thinking about breeding my Australian Shepherd and I know I have to get her tested and all that, which means I have to get her certified, correct?

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Overwhelmed by Flea/Tick Infestations and Dog's Aggression - What to Do?

We have recently taken possession of my adult daughter's 2-year-old, neutered male Mini Aussie, Blaze. My daughter works many hours, and the dog had been

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Australian Shepherd Marking in the House

We rescued a 1-year-old Australian Shepherd about 2 months ago. He clearly really had no proper training. He is SLOWY learning the law of the land here,

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Australian Shepherd Puppy With Ectopic Ureter

Hello!! My name is Gabby, and I heard a ton of great things about this site. I wanted to share Millie’s story to see if there was anyone else that may

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Alo

Alo is 45.5% Mini Aussie, 40.5% Aussie, 7.8% Border Collie, and 6.3% mutt mix which includes Cattle Dog and Pitbull. A shelter in Kentucky found him wondering

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Do I Have a Mini or a Standard Australian Shepherd?

We bought an Aussie puppy from a breeder in Texas. We have the papers and pics of parents. I thought she was a standard. But when we got her home she

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Looking for Book, "Total Australian Shepherd" by Ernest and Carol Ann Hartnagle

I've been looking for a copy of the Total Australian Shepherd by Ernest and Carol Ann Hartnagle, if anyone has a copy in decent shape to part with. Thanks!

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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

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