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HELP!! Fostering 5-Month-Old Aussie Mix—Eye Issues?

We just took in this sweet pup Simon over the weekend. We were aware he was born deaf but caught by surprise when given eye medication. Both eyes are cloudy

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What Is an Australian Shepherd? Learn More About This Exceptional Breed

What Is an Australian Shepherd? That's a question that has surprisingly varied answers. If you are getting an Aussie or would like to learn more about this incredible breed, let's take a closer look.

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Why Take the Canine Good Citizen Test With Your Australian Shepherd?

A dog that has passed the Canine Good Citizen Test is better prepared to be a polite and respectful member of society and exhibit a strong bond with his owner. Find out more about how to get started.

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Australian Shepherd Nipping at Strangers

We have a 9-month-old un-neutered Australian Shepherd that has started being less than happy with strangers and sometimes nipping. He is on-leash in public

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What Gives My Greyish Bi Australian Shepherd His Unique Coloring?

I have an Aussie that is grey and white, he looks like a red bi except instead of red he is grey. Although in some areas he looks a little red. Does anyone

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Food Guarding in Dogs: What to Do to Keep Everyone Safe

Food guarding in dogs can lead to aggressive and dangerous behavior, so it needs to be corrected as soon as possible to avoid problems. It's important to work with your dog to overcome guarding behavior.

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Are BIXBI Dog Food and Treats Really "Damn Near Perfect"?

BIXBI dog food and BIXBI treats are all sourced and created in the USA with only the freshest of ingredients. So what is all the buzz about and does this brand really stand out from the pack?

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11-Month-Old Adopted Australian Shepherd Will Not Come Near My Husband or She Barks at Him

We recently adopted an 11-month-old Aussie that was being rehomed by the breeder. She was obviously neglected, fleas, weight loss, no socialization or

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USA, NY, 13mo, Ozzy

I have had Ozzy since he was a puppy and he is an independent, high energy, loving and silly boy who needs a home where he can roam and play and be doted

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Pink Around Eyelid on Australian Shepherd Puppy

I am getting a new puppy here in a few weeks. The breeder posted new pics of her online and I noticed one her eyes have a pink hue around the eye. Is

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Need Help Finding and Herding Lost Yearling Cattle NOW

Having been an Aussie owner for years I know the skill and value of having a herding dog to help with the animals. My daughter and son-in-law just purchased

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USA, MO, 9 Yrs, Nikko

Nikko is a very sweet, 9-year-old Aussie who loves to please and is highly trainable. He has lots of energy and needs a home where he gets daily exercise

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Will an Australian Shepherd Suit Me Living in an Apartment?

Hi. We are a 3-person family living in Sweden, on regular weeks in an apartment suburb and in the countryside during weekends and holidays (~30%) of the

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Does Your Lawn Need a Dog Urine Grass Saver? How to Save Your Lawn

Finding a dog urine grass saver may not seem like an urgent issue, but if have a lot of dead, yellow spots all over then you know how frustrating it can be. Find out what you can do to save your lawn.

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Is My Mini Aussie Overweight?

Hi, I have a six-month-old Mini Aussie girl named Bindi. Lately I've noticed she's gained much more weight then her older (half) sister did at her age.

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What Is My Mini Aussie Mixed With?

We got her when she was 3 months old. Was told she was full Miniature Australian Shepherd. We were shown pictures of her parents. One was red and the other

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Non-Food Related Resource Guarding in Dogs and How to Stop It

What is resource guarding in dogs, and how can you recognize it? Simply put, it is when a dog acts aggressively protective of something. This behavior in dogs can become dangerous if it isn't addressed.

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Foxtails and Dogs: A Dangerous Combination for Your Aussie

Foxtails and dogs should be kept away from each other as foxtail seeds can be very dangerous. Barbs of the foxtail (and other grass seeds) can become embedded causing serious health problems and death.

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Blue-Green Algae and Dogs: The Invisible Poisoning Threat

Blue-green algae and dogs can be a dangerous combination, one that has only recently gained recognition when several owners lost their dogs to cyanobacteria after exposure to this devastating threat.

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Australian Shepherd Nipping

I have a 9-month-old Aussie who is nipping people. My extended family arrived in the afternoon and that evening he nipped one of my cousins. She was sitting

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Extremely Leash Reactive 18-Week-Old Mini Aussie Puppy NEED HELP!!

I brought home a Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy at age 14 weeks (thought she was 9-10 weeks because of the birthdate listed online), so when I got

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Will My Australian Shepherd Herd at Home?

I have an Australian Shepherd puppy, and will be training him to be a herding dog. I found a farm close by me that trains dogs to be herding dogs, however,

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Is There Hope to Relieve the Frequency of Seizures in Dogs?

My 9-year-old best friend, Duke, has frequent seizures, now every week. In 24 hours he had had five; he sees the Vet tomorrow. Duke is on Zonisamide,

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Question About Australian Shepherd That Is Grey and White

I have an Australian Shepherd that is grey and white. He looks like a red bi Aussie except where the red would be he is grey. Does anyone know if this

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United States, Texas, League City, 1.5 Years, Apollo

1.5 year old male Mini Aussie. He is 35 pounds and is a very sweet dog. He loves to play with other dogs and kids. He is crate trained and house trained.

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A Dog Fence Window Can Give Your Australian Shepherd a New Outlook

With a dog fence window your Aussie can see what's going on in the world and stop them from barking, digging, or pacing the fence line out of frustration because they can't see what's on the other side.

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Miniature Australian Shepherd Coat and Grooming Question

I have a Miniature Australian Shepherd that is five years old. She seems to have way too much fur for her frame even after professional grooming. I have

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Australian Shepherd Coat Troubles

Hey everyone! My dog's name is Luna. She's a red merle and I was wondering what coat would suit her. Her coat is very strange because it varies depending

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Australian Shepherd Chewing/Biting Issue

I have a 16-week-old male Australian Shepherd. From the day we got him at 8 weeks he has been a big fan of chewing on his people and not toys. We have

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Australian Shepherd Spraying

When my Australian Shepherd gets scared he sprays and has an awful smell. What can be done to have him quit doing that?

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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

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