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Our Australian Shepherd Has Lethargic Days

Our 3-year-old female Australian Shepherd is mostly very energetic and eager to go. However, about three times a month she just wants to lie around and

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When You Buy Dog Harnesses for Your Aussie Consider These Factors

If you want to buy dog harnesses you may be somewhat confused about what type to get and what to look for. Let's take a closer look at the three basic types of harness: standard, no-pull, and lifting.

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Extremely Timid Mini Aussie—8 Weeks

We just picked up our sweet baby Mini Aussie pup yesterday! He is extremely timid/scared. He will crawl in a dark hole if he can. He was born on a farm,

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The Girls

We begin our Australian Shepherd journey in June of 2019 with Andy, a 12-month-old red merle Aussie rescue who delivered 14 puppies. Almost nine months

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My Toy Size Aussie's Hair Falls Out and His Back Legs Are Weak

My Toy Aussie has had a type of autoimmune skin condition since he was about one. He is two now. Clumps and clumps of hair come out, his back legs are

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My Australian Shepherd Has a Bump on His Head

I have a one-year-old Australian Shepherd and just noticed a large bump on the back of his skull. Is this normal? I read they call it a knowledge bump.

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Australian Shepherd Eye Rim Question

Should I worry about a black spot developing on my dog's pink eye rim? It looks like just a mole or freckle. Her vision is good. Is it just pigmentation,

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Over-Protective Two-Year-Old Australian Shepherd—Very Protective Over Us With Children Around

I have a 2-year-old fame Aussie named Max. It is just me and my partner so Max isn't used to a lot of humans coming over etc. Max at the start was protective

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Another Dog as a Playmate?

Hi All! I am helping my parents (both 75) find a playmate for their 17 month Aussie/Norwegian Elk Hound mix. Sydney lost 2 of her playmates within the

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Ahava

In 2012, my wife sold a ring that meant the world to her to buy a pup for me. Love gave me my pup, so I named her “Ahava”, which is Hebrew for love. In

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Stubborn Australian Shepherd?!

For the past couple of years my 12-year-old girl, a blue merle Australian Shepherd has progressively stopped coming when called?! She deliberately ignores

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My Australian Shepherd Is Probably Pregnant But Not Showing. Is This Normal?

She should be around 8 weeks pregnant right now but she has no belly. Her nipples are larger and she has gotten wider and packed on a bit of weight, is

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Australian Shepherd/Mountain Cur Mix

This is my rescue pup! Got her last Sunday from Tennessee. About 4 months old and 16 lbs. Her fur is incredibly soft.

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Running With an Australian Shepherd With a Retractable Leash

My Aussie loves to run with me. We have tried the harness leashes and all kinds. The retractable leash is the only one she does well with. She obeys and

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Getting an Australian Shepherd Male Puppy in Our Household With a 4-Year-Old Aussie Female

We have the most wonderful 4-year-old female Aussie. I want another Aussie... as playmate and another pup to love. We have had an incredible amount of

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First Few Weeks With a New Australian Shepherd Puppy—Tips?

Hello, in a couple weeks I am getting my first Australian Shepherd pup... What are some tips for when I first get her? How quick should I introduce trick

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Our New Australian Shepherd/German Shepherd Puppy

We just recently got our newest puppy from some friends of ours. They have an Aussie named Sidney. A German Shepherd got in the backyard... and when a

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Are Blonde and White Australian Shepherd Puppies at Risk of Vision or Hearing Problems?

A friend's Aussies had nine pups. Both parents look like they're black tri. But the pups are a bit of everything. There are three blonde and white pups.

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Australian Shepherd Owners: When Is Your Dog Most Likely To Bite?

When is a dog most likely to bite? Understanding all of the potential causes can help you to better control your dog's behavior and avoid situations that could cause your Australian Shepherd to bite.

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Will This 7-Week-Old Pup Get More Tan Around Eyes?

Will this 7-week-old pup get more tan around eyes or will the face stay white?

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What Is the Best Dog Food for a Puppy?

I am getting a little girl, blue merle Mini Australian Shepherd, and was wondering the best dog food for a puppy Mini Aussie? Any recommendations? And

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My Dog Is Dragging Her Back Legs and Has Irritated Skin

My Mini Aussie mix is about 8 years old and has been dragging her hind legs down stairs, only indoors, since she was a puppy. Her stomach and hind legs

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Oaklee Belle

Oaklee Belle is a red merle with different colored eyes. She is a social butterfly and loves people, kids, cats, chickens and is a gentle giant with others

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Becoming an Australian Shepherd's New Person

After nearly two years of my Australian Shepherd passing, I am finally seeking another. But this time I am interested in a 2-year-old rather than a puppy.

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Need Help on Whether to Choose This Australian Shepherd Pup

I've put a deposit down on this pup, but I'm getting a little concerned as she's developing and something doesn't look right about her face. My hope is

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I Need Advice About Helping My Australian Shepherd Adapt to Apartment Living With a Pug That Invades My Aussie's Space

There’s a lot going on with my Australian Shepherd at the moment that it’s hard for me to determine what questions I really need answered. I’ve had my

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My Australian Shepherd Mix, Mr. Titan, Has Become Aggressive Towards Me

This is Titan. He's a 5-year-old Aussie mix. Was told he's Border Collie, Aussie, and Heeler. I have had him all his life and I recently got diagnosed

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How Can I Stop My Australian Shepherd From Chasing Cars?

My 5-year-old Aussie has recently developed a love for chasing cars. We have a large plot of unfenced land on a road that doesn’t see much traffic. So

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Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy Is Breathing Rapidly

I just picked up an Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix yesterday. A friend gave him to us as he was only 10 weeks old. I’ve noticed that when he’s sleeping

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Abused Mini Aussie

I got my little Misty two weeks ago from a dog trainer. She is a purebred. I have never seen a dog this afraid. She is starting to come around a little

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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

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