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Interested in Getting a Puppy. First Time Australian Shepherd Owner

My husband and I are not new to having dogs but are new to the breed. My husband likes the idea of running with his dog and my daughter (age 8) would love

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Australian Shepherd Ziggy's Aggression Towards Bikes and Runners

We recently adopted a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd named Ziggy. He is very friendly with us, but has some issues with lunging at runners/bikers when

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I Have a Six -Month-Old Female Australian Shepherd and Am Thinking of Adopting a 3-Month-Old Female Aussie to Keep Her Company

I have a six-month-old female Australian Shepherd and am thinking of adopting a 3-month-old female Aussie (who’s looking for a home) to keep her company.

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My Australian Shepherd Is Wary of Strangers and Is Nipping!

My Australian Shepherd is about one and a half, and I've had her since she was seven weeks. I spent a lot of time socializingher, and she's been around

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Her Last Day by Barbara Boudreau

The day that Australian Shepherd owners, and all dog owners, dread. The day we must say goodbye. This is Barbara Boudreau's story about the life and passing of her beloved Aussie, Lila.

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Apollo, My Mini Australian Shepherd, Nipped a Friend Visiting My Home

Hello. I’ve just recently moved into my own apartment after staying at my parents for about a year. With me I’ve brought my dog Apollo. He’s used to people

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My Australian Shepherd Is Aggressive Toward His Vet

My Australian Shepherd is 2 years old. I have had him since he was 8 weeks old. We live on an acreage and he doesn't have much interaction with humans

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What Kind of Dog Harness Would You Recommend for My Australian Shepherd?

Hi! My name is Bruni. I would like to know what kind of dog harness you recommend for my Aussie. She pulls on the leash. She is 40 pounds, neck 15, and

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Why Is My Four-Month-Old Australian Shepherd Puppy Not Sleeping Through the Night?

When I first got my Australian Shepherd puppy she slept through the night great. Now after moving to a larger kennel she is not sleeping through the night

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My Beautiful Roo

Roo, or RooRoo as I called her, was such a special girl to me. She was my best friend at a time I needed it most. Always by my side till the very end.

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Socializing and Housetraining a 5-Year-Old Retired Australian Shepherd Breeder

My 5-year-old retired female breeder is not house trained or leash trained. She is scared and will not walk with me. She has only lived with me for 5 days.

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Question About Whole Family Bonding With 6-Year-Old Adopted Australian Shepherd

We are hoping to adopt a six-year-old Australian Shepherd next week. We would like the dog to be engaged with the whole family (me, wife, teenage boy and

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Australian Shepherd Puppy Biting and Aggressive

I need some advice on how to handle an aggressive 10-week-old Australian Shepherd pup around young children. He is very loving and sweet but he is biting

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How Much Drinking Water to Be Left Puppy and How Do You Deal With Chewing?

Just got a 10-week-old Miniature Australian Shepherd, Benson. 1. Do I leave his water bowl on the floor and in his crate all the time in terms potty training

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Blue Merle Australian Shepherd Puppy With White Face

Hi there! Attached above is a picture of a 1-week-old Australian Shepherd puppy. She will be ready in 7 weeks and I was wondering if the white on her face

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Blue Merle Puppy Color Opinion

I am considering getting a blue merle girl. A puppy became available but I'm not sure if blue merle puppies are supposed to be more “merle”, with more

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Questiions About New to Us Australian Shepherd

We acquired a red merle Australian Shepherd this past January. She was raised on a ranch but circumstances made it necessary for previous family to place

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3 Year Old Aussie Has Gotten Aggressive and Needs Training

Hi all! We have an Australian Shepherd who is three years old. She has gotten more aggressive this past year and we aren’t sure why. She is very protective

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Need Advice Choosing Between Two Australian Shepherd Puppies

Hello, I would like to have some advice and some points of view because I have the choice between two puppies. One is way shyer than the other, what could

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Will My Australian Shepherd Ever Get Tired?

My Aussie isn’t even 6 months yet and he is always so active. We play with him a lot outside and take him for walks but he is never tired. As he gets older

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Is There Too Much White on My Puppy's Coat to Show Her?

Wondering if there is too much white on my pup. I know their coats can change but there is a lot of white on her face and hope this won't prevent me from

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Shadow and Ivy — The Calm and The Storm

Shadow is our 2.5 year old black-tri male and is the lover of all humans and afraid of frogs. He’s always so proper and mild-tempered that we call him

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My Australian Shepherd Puppy Has Been Having Diarrhea for Three Days

My Australian Shepherd puppy has been having diarrhea going on the third day now. It started out of nowhere on Sunday morning around 4:30. She’s still

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Is Lacey's Stack Okay?

Hi! I have a 8-month-old Australian Shepherd named Lacey. We got her from a renowned AKC Champion, and Westminster Merit Winner breeder in California and

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Trifexis Vs Simparica Trio

Our vet is encouraging us to switch from Trifexisto Simparica Trio. Anyone have any unfavorable results with Simparica? Our girl can sniff out the Trifexis

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Understanding the Australian Shepherd Temperament

Australian Shepherd temperament is unique and is part of what makes Aussies so attractive. It is what makes this breed particularly prized as working dogs and family dogs alike.

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Australian Shepherd Baby Cujo

I have a 10-week-old Australian Shepherd female. We’ve had her a week now. She has bitten me terribly on my hands and arms that I now have a jacket on

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Why Is My Australian Shepherd Fat and Lazy?

My Australian Shepherd is 22 months old and keeps gaining weight. He is up to 72 lbs. I cut his daily food allowance in half. It did not help. All he does

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Help! The Puppy Wants to Be Alpha

I have a 5.5-year-old female Australian Shepherd / Bearded Collie mix from the Humane Society. I adopted her when she was 2. She was found on the streets,

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Can I Give CBD to My Australian Shepherd With the MDR1 Mutation?

Hello, I would like to give CBDto my Australian Shepherd with MDR1 mutation but I have no information about toxicity of CBD for dogs with the MDR1 mutation.

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