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Should an Aussie/Heeler Mix's Skin Color Be Pinkish?

My vet thought our Festus had skin allergies and put him on Science Diet w/d. Festus is half Blue Heeler and half Aussie, his dad being the Aussie. The

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Question About an Ex-Breeder Dog Adjusting to Being a Family Pet

Has anyone gotten an ex breeder female dog that has always been a kennel dog? If so, was she able to adjust to being a family pet and in the house? How

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My Sweet Texas Heeler Boy (Aussie-ACD Mix)

One day, about two years ago in the summer of 2020, I fell in love with a precious chunky puppy at a friends' friend's house who was four weeks old. The

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Problems With Getting a 3-Year-Old Male Australian Shepherd From a Breeder?

We may be getting a 3-year-old male Australian Shepherd from a breeder. He has lived with other dogs his whole life. He will be the only dog in our household

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Love the Reds

Geisha is a 3-year-old pure Aussie girl. She is our fifth Aussie and the most laid back, fetch your own ball mom, type of dog. She loves to learn new tricks

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My Maggie

Maggie is a 3-year-old large toy. She is so funny and full of energy. She loves playing in the water, playing ball, playing frisbee, giving kisses, and

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Canine Oral Papilloma Virus In Dogs: What You Need to Know

Oral papilloma virus in dogs is quite common, however, that doesn't mean that you should take it lightly as it can be very contagious. It's important to recognize its signs and symptoms and control it.

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The Secret to Stopping Your Dog From Licking You and Others

How do I stop my dog from licking me? It's a common question among owners with overly affectionate pups. This can become a nuisance. But, there are ways that you can stop your dog from licking people.

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How to Help Calm Your Dog During a Storm and Keep Them Safe

Figuring out how to calm your dog during a storm can be a real issue for any owner. Fearful reactions to storms are common among dogs, even normally even-tempered breeds like the Australian Shepherd.

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Phifer (Phife Dog)

Phifer is a 9-month-old red tri Aussie. He is very energetic and mischievous and a very sweet boy. Having had two previous Aussies that passed last fall,

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Our Mini Aussie / Westie Barked Full Hour While We Were Out

Toby was walked before we left, blinds pulled, soft music playing. He goes to day camp 2x week. We came back to a note on our door from our strata president

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Ringo

After a break of over a year of not having a dog, my neighbour's Aussie had 6 male puppies. The smallest (Ringo) was the quietest, but also the last in

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"Heidi" — Forever Remembered

I lost Heidi in October 2020, and am just now searching for her replacement. I’m looking for a SHOW QUALITY blue merle, female with blue eyes. She must

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The Liver Disease Symptoms in Dogs You Need to Watch For

Liver disease symptoms in dogs can be a real challenge since they can be similar to those of other illnesses. As a result, liver disease in dogs is often missed until it has reached an advanced stage.

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Proper Dog Park Etiquette Rules You May Not Be Aware Of

What is proper dog park etiquette? It's important to know in order to ensure your dog's safety and the safety of all the other dogs and owners. Here are some rules and tips you may not have thought of.

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Australian Shepherd is Vomiting and Has Diarrhea or Can't Poop

He's has been struggling with this on and off for weeks. He went four days with these symptoms and finally recovered. He has been fine for a while and

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Why Does My Australian Shepherd Puppy Chew Anything Metal?

I have a new 12-week-old puppy. We keep buying new chew toys but the only thing he wants is metal bar stools, the latch on his leash, and even his bowls.

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Vestibular Disease in Dogs and What It Means for Your Aussie

Vestibular disease in dogs, also known as old dog vestibular syndrome, can be caused by several things. While the symptoms related to this condition can be frightening, the prognosis is generally good.

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How Luxating Patella in Dogs Can Affect Your Aussie

Luxating patella in dogs is a common occurrence and, fortunately, can often be easily treated. It's important to understand the condition and the steps you can take to treat patellar luxation in dogs.

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Beans the Aussie Belgian

This is Beans, and he has never been more happy than when in snow. He is completely fixated on a laser to the point that I no longer need a leash, wildly

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Simparica Trio Product

Do we need to dose our young Aussie Shepherd with this flea, tick, heartworm med? Any alternatives? I’ve read this breed is sensitive to a lot of drugs

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Is Search and Rescue Dog Training a Good Fit for Your Dog?

Search and rescue dog training can be a wonderful way for you and your dog to make a real difference in the community. What exactly is involved and would you and your Aussie work well as a rescue unit?

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USA, CT, 5 Years Old, Sam

I’m looking for someone who is an experienced dog owner who wants a very energetic Australian Shepherd. His name is Sam and he’s 5 years old. My boyfriend

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How to Treat a Dog Snake Bite

A dog snake bite can be one of the most serious health emergencies any pet owner can face. It's important for all owners to be aware of the dangers and know what to do if your dog is bitten by a snake.

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Training Your Dog to Come and Achieving a Reliable Recall

Training a dog to come is usually one of the first things owners will do, right after they've mastered sit and stay. Dog recall training is essential to keep your Australian Shepherd and others safe.

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The Average Cost of Dog Training and Your Best Options

The average cost of dog training is an extra expense that owners will have to take into consideration. There are several factors that affect the cost of training. Let's take a look at your best options.

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USA, Oregon, 10 Years Old, Riley

My name is Jamie. I have a beautiful sweet boy that needs a home. I am in Clackamas, Oregon. 503-757-2648

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What To Do When Your Dog Is Stung By A Bee, Wasp, or Hornet

A dog stung by a bee, wasp, hornet or other insect isn't an uncommon occurrence. Before your dog is stung, it is important to know what to do, what to have on hand, and the signs of an allergic reaction.

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What Is My Australian Shepherd Mixed With?

Hi! This is Asher. He is a 6 week old Australian Shepherd Mix (so we were told) and is said to grow to be about medium sized. He is the sweetest, most

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Jazzmine: My Angel in Disguise

In September of 2010 I found my dog soul mate. As the years went by I knew loosing her would be one the hardest things I would ever go through but I never

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