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My Dog Eats Too Fast and Gets Hiccups After Eating

My 3-year-old male Aussie/German Shepherd cross gets hiccups after eating. He does eat quickly even though I feed him in a divided bowl to try slowing

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Is This a Double Merle Australian Shepherd?

I found a puppy that I fell in love with and am supposed to pick up tomorrow. After doing some research, I’m concerned that it’s a double merle. Please

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Is My Little Tomgirl Too Fluffy?

My husband and I just recently got a 7-week-old blue merle Australian Shepherd and, oh my, she is fluffy. Extremely fluffy. And it makes us wonder if she

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Australian Shepherd Themed Gift Ideas for Aussie Lovers

Find the perfect Australian Shepherd gift for the Aussie fan in your life. Custom-designed t-shirts, puzzles, decorative signs, or jewelry. All kinds of inspiring Aussie themed gift giving ideas.

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Owning a Third Aussie

We currently own two Miniature Australian Shepherds, Quila and Cardi. Quila is almost two and Cardi about a year and a bit. Best dogs ever. We have a

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Mystery Rescue Doggo: What Do You Think He's Mixed With?

I rescued my Harvey boy back in July 2019. The shelter said he was an Aussie mix but the vet said because of his markings he could be anything! He also

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Do We Have an Incredibly Needy Aussie?

We have two female Australian Shepherds and just got a two-year-old male full size that is on his second rehome. We were told he was abused at his first

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Do Australian Shepherds Keep Their Pointy Puppy Nails All Their Life?

Do Aussies keep their pointy puppy nails all their life? My dog is 11 months old. When she jumps on people she always has her nails digging into you, it

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Do Littermates of a Mismarked Australian Shepherd Puppy Also Carry the Gene?

We are looking to get a puppy from a litter that has a mismark puppy in the litter. So my question is do the littermates carry the gene and can they pass

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Why Did the Breeder Refer to This Red Australian Shepherd Puppy as Turquoise?

I would like to share her pretty red face with light eyes. I'm getting her in 3 days. She is a puppy. I'd like to know why the breeder referred to her

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Four Key Dog Training Tips to Help You Lead Your Australian Shepherd

Key dog training tips to help you lead your Australian Shepherd by dog behavior expert and author Sylvia Jay. Learn to channel your Aussie's instinct to your advantage and have a rewarding partnership.

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Sick Australian Shepherd Has Rash And Is Now Vomiting: Vet Not Sure Of Cause

Our Australian Shepherd is 4 years old and recently has become ill. He has a rash on his stomach and it is not going away (even with care from his vet

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Extra Large Australian Shepherd?

So it seems like with Mini and Toy Aussies getting so popular that Australian Shepherds are getting smaller. I have a blue merle that's about 55lbs. My

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Any Good Brain Game / Mental Stimulation Exercises To Do With An Australian Shepherd?

Hello there, I have a 2-year-old Aussie going on 3, and for the last 6 months I have not really kept up with her mental stimulation portion of her training.

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Australian Shepherd Puppies Need A Warm Place During The Winter Months

Is there any type of rescue group that a person could contact in this instance? My friend has a male tri and a female blue merle. They mated and had seven

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Anyone Else's Australian Shepherd Have Seizures After Taking Adequan?

My 14-year-old Aussie had severe arthritis. My vet gave me a few different options. I chose the injectable series of Adequan. She seemed to get worse after

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All About My Aussies

I have been in love with this breed for 30 years this month! Raising and breeding is my passion. Right now I have 5 from 12 weeks to 7 years old. My

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Why Doesn't My 8-Year-Old Australian Shepherd Want To Get Back Into The Car After Our Walk?

My 8-year-old Australian Shepherd doesn't like getting back into the car after our walk. Any idea why?

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Tips For Leash Training An Australian Shepherd

Leash training an Australian Shepherd is among the first things, as an Aussie owner, you need to learn about as you need to have control of your dog for their safety as well as other people and animals.

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Is This Unusual Coat Color On My Australian Shepherd A Form Of Merle?

My girl is about 6 months old. She is papered from show stock. I fell in love with her unusual markings. She came from two tri parents with a red in her

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Still Living My Dream

Hi everybody! I wrote about my girl Lajla a couple of years ago on the post Living My Dream. This is an update. Well, she is now 8 1/2 years old and still

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3-Year-Old Australian Shepherd Showing Aggression Against Dogs Who Come In Our Yard

Our 3-year-old female Australian Shepherd has begun to show aggression against other dogs who come in our yard or approach my husband or me in our yard.

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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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