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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 socializing her, and she's been around …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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, …

Can I Give CBD to My Australian Shepherd With the MDR1 Mutation? 
Hello, I would like to give CBD to my Australian Shepherd with MDR1 mutation but I have no information about toxicity of CBD for dogs with the MDR1 …

Palate (Roof of Mouth) Seems Swollen and Mushy 
My almost 9 year old dog seemed to overnight have a very loose front tooth and palate (roof of mouth) seems swollen and mushy feeling. I took her to the …

Aussie Puppy Conformation of Front Legs 
Hi Aussie lovers! I’m new to the breed, but an experienced dog owner. Our Aussie boy is 5 months old and has completely stolen our hearts! Getting to …

Should We Get a Second Australian Shepherd? (Caveats Apply) 
We have a 1.5 year Australian Shepherd who is a total velcro dog (and we love it). He is very social with both people and other dogs. To facilitate this …

Australian Shepherd Puppy Is Submissive Peeing Only With My Husband 
Our 5-month-old male Australian Shepherd puppy (Murphy) is continuing to have peeing issues whenever my husband talks to him or comes close to him. My …

Miniature Australian Shepherd Puppy Hates the Sun 
Our 11-week-old Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy seems to have trouble in the sun—not from being too hot, but he actually seems bothered by or afraid …

Unpigmented Australian Shepherd Nose 
Here is a precious red merle Australian Shepherd. She is 5 weeks old, but as you can see her nose is quite unpigmented. Has anyone had this experience …

Mini Aussies in Floria 
Hi Everyone! I have a 1 1/2 year old Mini Aussie named Margo. She is just the best dog. My husband recently accepted a job offer in Florida from Missouri. …

Our 4-Month-Old Australian Shepherd Puppy Won't Stop Piddling! 
We don't know what to do or what NOT to do about Murphy's constant piddling. He has both submissive piddles and when he's excited. We are so frustrated. …

My Mini Aussie Herds, Nips, and Digs! 
My 12-week-old Mini Aussie nips, herds, and digs! I take her on walks, play fetch, and tug throughout the day—every day, but she is still hyper enough …

How I Can Get My Australian Shepherd Unafraid of the Leash? 
My 8-month-old Australian Shepherd is very scared of the leash. I've bought many different leashes and he's scared of them all. I need help on how to …

My Miniature Australian Shepherd Barks at People and Dogs on Walks 
I have a 6-month-old Miniature Australian Shepherd and her name is Nova. She's super cute, smart, energetic, loving, and fun, but we have one issue of …

Does the Eye Color of Australian Shepherds Pose a Risk When Breeding? 
Does the eye color of your Australian Shepherd make any difference in breeding? By that I mean is it a danger or risk of eye problems to have the mother …

Older Australian Shepherd Not Adjusting and Seems Scared of Me 
I just adopted a 2-year-old Australian Shepherd who was living on a farm with a large family. Since he's been in our home he runs away any time we get …

Possible Eye Defect in Australian Shepherd Puppy? 
We are looking at purchasing this 5 week old Australian Shepherd. She is a blue merle. Dad was black tri, mum was red merle. We met her and after swooning …

Looking Into Buying a Miniature Australian Shepherd, But... 
There is a 7-month-old Miniature Australian Shepherd that was pretty much neglected, it was owned by seniors most of its puppyhood, that I am looking into …

Australian Shepherd Chewing on Baseboard 
Hi there! So I know a bored Aussie will become destructive and I know this is what’s happening, but we’re lost with what else to do for her. We took her …

What To Do When I Am Injured and Cannot Play Frisbee With My Australian Shepherd? 
For the past 2 years, I have played frisbee , practically every day, and it has caught up with me. I am not a doctor, so I cannot diagnose myself, but …

Trying to Determine What Colour My Australian Shepherd Puppy Is 
Hi there. I recently adopted a puppy who was being fostered. I understand that she is a red merle Australian Shepherd. This is my first Aussie dog and …

Tell Me About Your Mini American Shepherds! 
My boyfriend and I have been researching and deciding on a dog breed for the past 2.5 years and have decided on adding a Mini American Shepherd to our …

6-Month-Old Australian Shepherd Not Sleeping Through the Night 
My boy is 6 months old. At night, he sleeps in his kennel in the living room, our bedrooms are upstairs. He has been doing a great job sleeping in the …

Australian Shepherd Showing Sudden Aggression Toward Other Animals 
My 6 (almost 7)-year-old Australian Shepherd in the past 3 weeks has started attacking our other animals. Twice our cat and just today our 15-year-old …

Does a Litter of Only Two Puppies Create Bonding Issues in the First 8 Weeks? 
I was recently informed that a litter that I had put a deposit down on had only 2 pups as a result of a slip tie. Can a slip tie cause a limited number …

Worried About the Appearance of the Nipples of a Retired Australian Shepherd Dam 
Hi! I recently adopted a 5-year-old Australian Shepherd and I've been worried about the appearance of her nipples. Some are pretty distended and others …

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Is This Australian Shepherd Puppy a Merle? 
Hello, we are purchasing an Australian Shepherd puppy in June! I have been looking at other Australian Shepherd puppies and ours seems to look different. …

Puppy Hates Being Picked Up for Potty Run 
Hi, we adopted a lovely 10-week-old Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy three days ago. From his second day home we began to potty train him. Our …

Housebreaking a 5-Month-Old Australian Shepherd 
My Aussie is almost 5 months old and still not housebroken. I am an experienced dog and Aussie owner and have never had this much trouble housebreaking …

Need Help With My Dog's Whining 
I need to find out how to stop the whining problem. My toy Aussie has two issues if I could take care of or figure out what to do would be excellent. He …

11 Week Old Australian Shepherd Puppy Biting Aggressively 
Hello, I am reaching out today about my 11 week old male Australian Shepherd, Ranger. Ranger is a real smart pup already has learned sit, stay, and down, …

Sudden Hair Loss in 6-Year-Old De-Sexed Male Blue Merle Australian Shepherd 
My lovely 6-year-old Australian Shepherd (Buddy) has recently started to lose clumps of hair all over and has lost basically all undercoat—his coat is …

What's the Best Adult Dog Food to Transition Puppies To? 
Looking for suggestions. We have a month old Aussie/Collie cross and a 9-month-old purebred Australian Shepherd. The older one we had problems with …

How Much Activity Is Enough for a Puppy? 
Hi everyone, We are going to be getting our first puppy, a Mini Australian Shepherd , on May 5th :) We are all very excited (my husband, son 12, daughter …

Yikes!!! My Miniature Australian Shepherd Barks and Bares Her Teeth at My Husband 
I have a 2-year-old Miniature Australian Shepherd . To be honest I got her because she was cute and I had just lost another dog. I didn’t know much about …

Training Questions About Australian Shepherd Puppy Nipping and How Much Walking Is Too Much 
My 8 week old Australian Shepherd relentlessly nips at my (or other peoples') feet and legs. I try to provide her with distractions and more appropriate …

Is the Australian Shepherd the Right Breed for a First-Time Dog Owner—With a Newborn Baby? 
Hi all. I am in need a bit of help and advice. I am looking for a first-time family-friendly dog and I am massively taken in by this beautiful breed of …

Potty Training an 8-Month-Old Australian Shepherd That Was in a Kennel 
I just adopted an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd from an animal shelter. They picked her up as a stray and had her for 2 months. I take her outside …

Is My Australian Shepherd a Merle? 
I’m a new Aussie owner and my puppy is 5 months now but I always questioned his coloring. His breeder said he was a black tri (white, black, and copper) …

Can I Get a Lazy Australian Shepherd That's Still Beautiful and Healthy? 
Can I get a lazy Aussie that isn't through the roof energetic, but still just as beautiful and healthy as normal? I love dogs and recently have been …

Sudden Misbehavior From My Australian Shepherd 
Recently our 1-year-old male Australian Shepherd has torn up about 5 cushions from patio furniture. In addition, he is completely housebroken and has …

Sudden Death Cause for My Australian Shepherd? 
My dog, Blu, just passed away today. He was perfectly healthy, eating normal, playing normal. I wasn't there, but I saw him on Facetime and he was jumping …

Hope for New Australian Shepherd Owners 
I wanted to give hope to new Australian Shepherd owners, who are like I was when mine was a pup and up to the age of 1 year to a year and 6 months. She …

8-Year-Old Australian Shepherd Won't Stop Licking Paw Wound 
This Aussie, Gracie, has had more injuries than any of other Australian Shepherds over the last 35 years we have raised them. This time she had torn …

When Should My Australian Shepherd Go Into Heat? 
I own an Australian Shepherd, and I was wanting to spay her after she had her first heat, however, she doesn't seem to have had her heat yet. She is …

Australian Shepherd Eye Color 
My Australian Shepherd puppy has a half green/blue eye like it is crackled and the other eye is blue. What causes this and is it okay or normal?

Miniature Australian Shepherd Puppy Aggression 
We welcomed a Miniature Australian Shepherd to our family 2 weeks ago (now 10 weeks old, Mini red tri) and are having some concerns about her ggression/aggressive …

Standard or Miniature: 9-Week-Old Puppy, 9.6 Pounds 
Hello everyone, I just joined the Aussie family and bought a standard puppy 9 weeks and he weighs 9.6 pounds. I was told he was standard and both his …

New Australian Shepherd Puppy Question 
We just welcomed a new Australian Shepherd into our home. He’s 8 weeks old. We haven’t had an Aussie or a puppy this young before. I’ve read they need …

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 …

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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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 …

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. …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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?

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? …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Can My Australian Shepherd Move Across Country? 
I am going to be moving to the other side of the country. We will have more land and space for my Aussie. I am wondering if he will do okay with the …

Do Barx Buddy’S Work for Australian Shepherds? 
I’ve been reading about the Barx Buddy devices to train dogs to stop bad behavior. Anyone out there who uses or has tried these devices ? What is your …

I Have a One-Year-Old Australian Shepherd: Is That a Good Age to Get Another Puppy? 
We have one Aussie, a one-year-old female named Willow. We were thinking of getting a sibling for her. But I’m unsure if this is a good age to get another …

Australian Shepherd Suddenly Aggressive: Nervous For Our Child 
My 3-year-old male Australian Shepherd all of a sudden started growling at my husband and I. He only growls when we try to get him to come in the house …

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What Color Might These Australian Shepherd Puppies Be? 
We are trying to pick a puppy and we THINK the first is a red merle and the last is a blue? We are unsure about the middle one. What might these look like …

Itchy Australian Shepherd 
In warm, wet weather my Aussie gets very itchy. Would rubbing baking soda into her fur and then brushing it out help her?

Mixed Australian Shepherd? 
Hi there, me and my fiancée were recently given an adorable pup but we can’t seem to figure out his breed, we know he is a Chow Chow mix, they said he …

Thinking of Getting an Australian Shepherd 
I am thinking of getting an Aussie . I am looking for a dog that likes to curl up on my lap at the end of the day. Petting a furball is stress-relief …

How Can I Train My 7-Month-Old Australian Shepherd to Help Herd Sheep? 
How can I train my 7-month-old Aussie to help herd sheep? She has been shocked by the electric fence so she is scared to go in. I have to pick her up and …

How to Stop My Australian Shepherd From Running Around the Chicken Pen? 
My Aussie loves to run around my mother's chicken pen when we visit my mother. It's gotten to the point that she's created a moat about a foot deep around …

Question About Crate Training My Australian Shepherd Puppy 
I have a new 10-week-old male red merle Aussie. He sleeps amazing in his crate at night for up to 8 hours sometimes. I feel bad leaving him for the day. …

Australian Shepherd Nips at Men's Lower Legs 
We've had Pepper for about 4 years. We got her from a local shelter where she had been for some time, and according to the the people at the shelter, Pepper …

Male Australian Shepherd Attacks the Female 
I have two Australian Shepherds, not siblings. At least once a day the male will just randomly attack the female for no reason. What should I be doing …

Need Reasonably Priced Quality Dog Food Suggestions 
I have a six-month-old Australian Shepherd (which is our first Aussie), named Auggie. He is currently eating Fromm puppy gold. We love the food and his …

My Australian Shepherd Expects Me to Entertain Him 
Since my Aussie is our only dog, he expects us to entertain him by retrieving the ball instead of him. If we don’t get the ball, he will bark until we …

Miniature Australian Shepherd Has Stomach and Licking Issues 
Has anyone had a Mini Aussie who refuses to vomit? Ours gets sick often, he will eat random things and will not stop. Carpet, clothes, etc. When he …

I'm Puppy Sitting and Have a Question About Crate Training 
Taking care of two lovely 6-month-old Aussies while their young (9 and 12) owners are away with Mom and Dad for two weeks. They run on their 80 acre farm …

What Color Eyes Will This Pup Have When Older? 
What color eyes will this pup have when older? He is a 5-week-old red merle. They look blue now but I know red color Aussies eye color is hard to tell. …

Can You Freeze Dry Dog Food? 
Can you freeze dry dog food to extend the expiration date? If can be frozen can you freeze in a ziplock freezer bag and just thaw out a week's worth?

My Blue Merle Aussie Puppy Has a Reddish Tinge on the White Parts of Its Paws and Snout. Is This Normal? 
My blue merle Aussie puppy has a reddish tinge on the white parts of its paws and snout. Is this normal?

6 Month Old Potty Training Problems 
We have a 6-month-old Mini Aussie . We brought him home when he was around 13 weeks, and everything in puppyhood has been pretty great besides the house …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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?

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 …

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. …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Warm Climate To Cold Climate. Will My Dog Need A Jacket For Winter? 
Hi! We moved from Houston, Texas to Truckee, CA this summer. I have a Mini Aussie turning nine this October. We get a lot of snow here during the winter. …

Looking To Breed Australian Shepherd But Don't Want To Go Through A Breeder 
Looking to breed but not looking to profit money. I just want the pick of the litter. I don’t want to go through a breeder if I don't have to. Any suggestions? …

Australian Shepherd With Irritated Anus Due To Diarrhea 
My 6-year-old Australian Shepherd has had diarrhea all day and now his anus is raw and bleeding—more like spotty on the washcloth. What should I do …

Crating New Australian Shepherd Puppy While Our Other Dog Is Not In Crate 
Hi there. We have a 10-month-old Aussie/Collie cross who doesn't really sleep in a crate anymore. She's also started to be left out when we aren't home. …

My Australian Shepherd is Nipping 
My Australian Shepherd is almost two and has nipped twice. Both times she barely broke the skin and she was on a tie out and got out and both times it …

My 2-Year-Old Mini Aussie Has Stopped Eating 
I recently traveled to a new home with Dante. He is quite nervous and the flight was tough for him, but he’s settled into his new home and large garden. …

Reactive Australian Shepherd 
We have a 7 month Aussie. We have tried to socialize her from day one. Taking her places, puppy classes, etc. Most of the time she is great but recently …

Lesions On Miniature Australian Shepherd's Lips 
Hello, I have a 10-year-old Mini Australian Shepherd (Maya). In early August she had a raised red bump on her nose/upper lip that turned into about 5-6 …

My Australian Shepherd Doesn't Want To Run Anymore 
Hello, My Aussie (Xena) is 7,5 years old. Lately, she doesn't want to go on a longer walk anymore. She used to walk with my dad almost every day for 1-2 …

First Time Dog Owner Interested In Australian Shepherd 
I’m a 25-year-old, who lives in the Bay Area, looking to become a first-time dog owner sometime in the near future. The past year or so I’ve done extensive …

Mini Aussie Fur Coarse And Wiry Down His Spine 
We have a Miniature Aussie pup that is now almost 10 months old. This is our first experience with a Mini Aussie. His hair is very soft and smooth everywhere …

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My Australian Shepherd Chews His Paws 
My Aussie keeps chewing his back paws. Any ideas what causes this and what I can do about it? Note from Anton: There's an article about dogs chewing …

Would It Be Wise To Get A Puppy When I Have An 8-Year-Old Dog? 
I have an older 8-year-old Mini Aussie and I'm thinking about getting a puppy. My older dog does not care for other dogs sniffing her or jumping on her. …

Any Tips To Help My Shy Aussie? 
Hello! I’ve been socializing my 1-year-old Mini Aussie as soon as I could and I’ve had her in puppy classes and some additional ones as well. I try to …

Do You Think This Aussie Is A Double Merle? 
I am looking to rescue an Aussie puppy and have been reading about double merling which is extremely upsetting. I was wondering if anyone could shed some …

Question About Cause Of My Dog's Seizures And Best Treatment 
I am a Mini Aussie owner. Her name is Gracie and I absolutely love my Mini to death. She started having seizures and I think I was told by the veterinarian …

Australian Shepherd Biting, Jumping, And Chasing Chickens 
I became the owner of a two-year-old Australian Shepherd this past week. I presently have a two-year-old Chocolate Lab and Chickens and Ducks. The dog's …

Australian Shepherd Not Sleeping At Night 
Hi there. I have an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd named Stormi. She's been great with sleeping in her crate through the night since day one. However …

Neurotic Behavior In My Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix 
Boone is my 5 year old Aussie/Border Collie that I have had since he was 9 weeks. He's energetic - to be expected considering his breeds - and quirky. …

Help! Aussie Eating Everything In Sight! 
Am I not feeding my 7 month old Aussie enough since he attacks everything that falls on the floor and eats it and also rocks, sheets, bricks, wood, grass, …

Beware Of Lawn Insecticides 
My 3-year-old Aussie has never had any health problems. Recently we started a new lawn service and received a summer insecticide treatment on the lawn …

Is It Possible For My Australian Shepherd To Weigh This Much More Than Both His Parents? 
I have pedigree papers for my Australian Shepherd and I supposedly saw the parents... both weighing less than 50 pounds. At 9 months my male Aussie now …

Australian Shepherd Puppy Biting Problem 
We have a 10-week-old female that we can't seem to train not to bite us. She wants to bite everything. We have her trained to sit and is doing well with …

Any Suggestions On Diet For A Puppy? 
We will be bringing home our puppy next week. Were so excited. Any suggestions on diet? Our breeder said protein should be in the 20 - 25% range.

My Red Tri Aussie Puppy Will Bite Me, Growl, Rip Up Stuff, And More 
Hi, I have a beautiful 10-week-old red tri Australian Shepherd puppy. He is big for his age at 18 lbs. I got him at 7 weeks because he was bigger and doing …

What Goofy Thing Has Your Aussie Done? 
How about a fun little Q&A? Something I have noticed after getting my Aussie is how goofy the breed is. See a picture or video of a dog being a goofball, …

Australian Shepherd Moving One Pup Farther Than Others 
Question: Why is my Australian Shepherd continuously picking up one pup and moving it farther than the others?

How Can I Register My AKC Aussies With ASDR? 
How can I register my AKC Aussies with ASDR? They have their first litter and I would like to register the new litter.

What Exercises Do You Have For Your Australian Shepherd? 
Someone mentioned that they have exercises for their Aussie to do and I was wondering what those consisted of.

What Daily Supplements Do You Give Your Australian Shepherd? 
My Aussie has some dry skin (probably from all of the sand) and she's a pretty active dog, so I wanted to put her on a supplement to keep her skin and …

Australian Shepherd Breeding Color Question 
Wanting to breed my female Australian Shepherd. She is considered a black-tipped tri sable. She is an awesome herding dog and an even better companion/friend. …

Puppy Suddenly Doesn't Want To Be Crated At Night 
My 5-month-old Australian Shepherd has been sleeping overnight in her crate since we brought her home. She's been doing great until a couple of nights …

What Color Is My Australian Shepherd? 
What color is my Aussie?

Very Timid 2-Year-Old Rescue Australian Shepherd 
We got a 2-year-old female Australian Shepherd from a shelter. She looked timid and cautious but we thought with time she would adjust. It now has been …

Looking For Help With Australian Shepherd That Has Turned Vicious Toward Me 
My daughter has an Australian Shepherd. She lived with me last year and as a pup, I would play with him all the time and he was very loving. She moved …

Need Tips For An Extremely Active Australian Shepherd 
One year ago my wife and I adopted an Australian Shepherd and named him Ace. We did quite a bit of research on the breed, and had a fairly good understanding …

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Cut My Aussie's Fur To One Inch From Skin—What To Do To Help His Fur Grow Back? 
I took my 12.5-month-old Aussie to our vet's groomer. They said it would be okay to cut Aussie to 1 inch from the skin. So, I naively trusted them, and …

Getting A Puppy But Dam Has Not Yet Been Tested For Hip Issues. Is It Okay To Move Forward? 
Hi! I'm about to get a Mini Aussie and just learned the dam has not yet been tested for hip issues; she did test normal for eye issues. The sire has been …

Australian Shepherd Weight At 14 Months 
I have a 14-month-old male Australian Shepherd that is 21 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds. The vet says he is healthy but I was under the impression that …

Australian Shepherd Wants Constant Attention In The Evening 
Our two-year-old female Aussie demands constant attention in the evenings. If we aren’t petting her, playing with her or giving her a treat, she sits and …

Australian Shepherd Having Seizures In His Sleep 
I have 18-month-old blue merle Australian Shepherd who is deaf from birth and he is having seizures in his sleep. I've had blood work done on him and the …

My 6-Year-Old Australian Shepherd Just Started Exhibiting Shyness 
Our 6-year-old Australian Shepherd has just started to leave the area (she does stay on our property) just goes to another side of the house if we have …

Fear Aggression In 8-Month-Old Aussie 
Hi there, I noticed very early on my pup was irrationally fearful. Of nearly everything. Some 6 months later we have made much progress but this fear …

Question About Grooming My Australian Shepherd's Paws And Pads 
I have a purebred Australian Shepherd who is almost 5. We took him after my great grandfather passed. One weekend in May a few years ago he was getting …

My Australian Shepherd Has Panic Attacks 
Our Aussie has what the vet calls panic attacks. There is no pattern to how they occur. Once she starts the attack she trembles and wants to be held, but …

What Color Eyes Will My Australian Shepherd Puppy Have? 
My breeder has said a range of color for this pup's eyes and I’m just curious as to what her color will be. She’s still only three weeks old but here are …

Just How Active Is Active For An Australian Shepherd Poodle Mix? 
We recently adopted an Australian Shepherd Poodle mix . I've read a lot about the mix as well as Aussies in general, and again and again, keep seeing …

10-Month-Old Mini Aussie Socialization 
Hello Aussie Lovers! I am in need of some advice with my 10-month-old Mini, Barkeley. He is the love of my life but is going through a tough time with …

Fleas And Ticks? Help! Anyone Have Any Reviews On The Seresto Flea And Tick Collar? 
I’ve noticed lately that my Aussie has been itching more than normal and I saw scab forming on his lower back. I use flea and tick spray and check him …

Australian Shepherd Puppy Potty Training Woes 
I am new to the Aussie and he is only 10 weeks old and we have had him for just 2 weeks. We take him out about every hour, sometimes more. Every time he …

Confused About Raising An Australian Shepherd 
We have a 2-3 month old Aussie named Koda. He was scared and gentle when we first got him but has opened up to us for about a week now and we might have …

Going To Be Adopting A Double Merle Australian Shepherd 
I live on a large 40 acre farm and have taken care of many animals but I've never had a double merle . He's currently at a foster home but I plan on adopting …

Question About Hip Displasia Procedure For Four-Month-Old Australian Shepherd 
We have a four-month-old Australian Shepherd that has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia in the right hip. Mostly he will have issues later on, possibly …

Fatty Tumors In Australian Shepherds 
Anybody else have trouble with fatty tumors in their Australian Shepherd? We have a female, she is a merle in color and has started having these tumors …

Why Won't My Mini Aussie Stop Doing This To The Cats? 
Okay so, my Mini Aussie will run after my cats and sniff and lick their butts every time they are on the floor. We've tried to teach him not to but he …

Excess White (Mismarked) Australian Shepherd Puppy Concern 
My puppy is 7 weeks old and he has excess white on his head. One side is almost solid white with pink eye rim and a blue eye. The other side has a dark …

Which Is The Best Wireless Invisible Fence? 
Which is the best wireless invisible fence for an Aussie/Lab mix ?

Questions From A New Mini Aussie Owner 
Hello everyone! I have been with my first Mini Aussie pup ever the last 5 weeks and I think things are going great for his age (just about 4 months). I …

Adding Second Australian Shepherd: Is It Better To Have Male/Female Or Male/Male? 
We have had a female Aussie for 3 years, we are wanting to add another. we are looking for one about two to three years old. Does age matter and does sex …

How Do I Get My Mini Aussie To Eat? 
Hi, I have a 14 week old Mini Aussie. She is the best little girl but when it comes to eating she drives me insane. I bought her good dry puppy food and …

Hoping To Get Some Advice On Crate / Pen Training For My New 8-9 Week Old Australian Shepherd 
Hoping to get some advice on Crate or, more so, Pen training for my new 8-9 week old Australian shepherd pup (I have read through a lot of guides, but …

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Crying, Whining, Barking, and Zoomies During Walks 
My girlfriend and I have a 1-year-old Border Collie/Mini Australian Shepherd mix dog named Dusty. We've had the little booger since he was 8 weeks old. …

Question About Anesthesia And Complications During A Spay/Neuter For Australian Shepherd 
Has anyone experienced trouble/complications because of anesthesia during a spay/neuter? Curious if it has a harsher effect on a dog with the MDR1 gene …

Question About Breeding Australian Shepherds To Get A Blue Merle 
If I breed my red merle to my black bi, can I possibly get a blue merle?

Which Australian Shepherd Would You Purchase? 
Trying to decide between these two. Which one would you get? The darker has one blue and one brown eye. The lighter has two blue eyes.

Will Aussie Father Harm The Pups? 
We are anticipating a litter of puppies soon from our Aussie couple, first litter ever for us. Mom is about 45lbs, 2 yrs old. Dad (named Bandit) is …

Separation Anxiety When Going On Vacation: What Would You Do In This Situation? 
Hi All, I just wanted a bit advice on how to handle vacation anxiety. My hubby and I are going away in 2 weeks time, my Mini Aussie is staying home …

Can We Have A Puppy In A Covered Pen Outside While We Are At Work? 
I am a teacher and looking into getting a Mini Aussie this summer. This will give myself and my wife time to adjust to the dog and give it time it needs …

Question About Breeding Australian Shepherds 
Hi! I'm interested in breeding my 8 month old male blue merle Aussie before I get him neutered and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to go …

Is This Too Much White For An Australian Shepherd? 
Do you think this pup will be healthy? Does it have too much white?

Overly Submissive Behavior From 3 Month Old Miniature Aussie 
We adopted a 3 month old Miniature Aussie. She’s reddish brown merle. She is a very sweet dog. Displays no aggression, sleeps half the day. She is kept …

Aggression Between Two Female Miniature Aussies 
We have 2 female Miniature Aussies 3 and 4 years old. The younger one has always been high strung while the older is low energy. Within the past 6 months …

Are Australian Shepherds Escape Artists? 
I am considering getting an Australian Shepherd puppy and I'm wondering if they are the type of dog who constantly tries to escape. I had a Brittany and …

Adding A Second Dog To The Home 
We have a Mini Australian Shepard and he is 15 months old. He is very attached to mom and dad. He's an extremely needy dog who demands a lot of attention. …

Can Anyone Recommend A Good Shampoo For Australian Shepherds? 
Can anyone recommend a good shampoo for my Aussie mix ? I feel like it’s so hard to rinse the shampoo out of her hair. I've always had short-haired small …

Fundraiser For Toby To Help Cover Vet Bills. Please Help! 
Hello, hope this message finds you well even though its sad news. I have my baby Toby, 3 years old, hospitalized since 11 days ago. The vets are trying …

Are There Any Dog Puzzle Toys Recommended For Australian Shepherds? 
Are there any puzzle toys that are recommended for Australian Shepherds? I make sure my Aussie gets at least an hour of exercise daily but he still seems …

Why Is My Australian Shepherd All Of A Sudden Dealing With Aggression? 
Friends, I have a 5 year old Australian Shepherd, whom I have had since she was a baby. I started clicker training her when she was a pup, and constantly …

Can You Train an Aussie NOT to Herd Livestock? 
Hello, I have a general Australian Shepherd question that someone might be able to answer. My wife and I are looking into getting an Aussie. The new addition …

My Female Is 3 and She Has Had 1 Litter Of 5 and Has Lost 2 Litters. Is This Common In The Mini Aussie? 
My female is 3 and she has had 1 litter of 5 and has lost 2 litters. Is this common in the Mini Aussie? She shows signs and the beginning of her pregnancy …

Australian Shepherd Puppy Only Poops And Pees In Own Yard 
My parents' Australian Shepherd pup is only peeing and pooping in her own yard. I walk her and take her to dog parks, but she never goes anywhere else. …

How To Keep Our Australian Shepherd Home? 
We have a six year old male Australian Shepherd and his playmate (a Border Collie Mixed female, both neutered), often run off for 5 to 24 hours. We had …

Advice On If We Are A Good Fit With An Australian Shepherd? 
This weekend a sweet Aussie found us at our family’s camp. He has a collar with no tags. We are currently trying to find out if owners are looking for …

What's a Good Daily Exercise Routine for an Australian Shepherd? 
I have a 1 year old Australian Shepherd and I was wondering what is a good routine for her? I have one set up for her, but I'm not sure if it's right? …

Our Australian Shepherd Has Extreme Fear Of People 
I've had sweet Leroy since he was 1 year old. He was skittish of people then, and we worked hard taking him places to socialize him. But it was always …

Male Australian Shepherd Off-Leash Problems (Attacking Other Males Who Are On-Leash)  
My 1 year old male Australian Shepherd is very intelligent and he has learnt that he can experience the thrill of "winning" when he spots other male dogs …

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Adopted Older Mixed Australian Shepherd With Flat Feet 
I recently adopted an Australian Shepherd mix older dog that has both front and back paw on right side flat. He limps when he walks. My vet checked him …

New to Australian Shepherds 
Would like to know when should I start training my little guy? Should I start with basics? I know about 2 hours a day is the recommended amount. Would …

Harsh Winter Paw Care For My Australian Shepherd 
This winter's -47C (-53F) to -35C (-31F) windchill temps for almost 4 weeks has kept my 2 year old Australian Shepherd inside except to do his "business". …

Will Their Relationship Hurt In The Future? 
I have an Australian Shepherd pup and an older Golden. They get along fine but, I'm worried about what will happen in the future. (They are both girls.) …

How To Calm Down A Hyper Puppy? 
My puppy goes into a crazed state to the point he bites pants legs and socks while we are wearing them. How can we calm him? A chew stick helped for a …

My 11 Week Old Australian Shepherd Is Having Bouts Of Diarrhea Every Week 
Hello all! I have had my Aussie since she was 8 weeks old. After the first week she had a bout, I assumed it was me trying to switch her food to a better …

Is This An Umbilical Hernia In My Australian Shepherd? 
7.5 month old female Australian Shepherd. Was wondering if this looks like a hernia? It’s in, slightly firm and can not be pushed in.

Crate Training 5 Month Old Mini Australian Shepherd 
I have a 5 month old Mini Australian Shepherd named Jackson. We have had him for 1 week and 2 days. He is doing amazing in almost every aspect. He has …

Weird Cracking/Popping Noise With My Australian Shepherd Pup 
I'm hearing a popping/cracking noise (almost like when you crack your fingers) come from my dogs hips when he is walking. He is only 5 months. Any ideas …

Guess On Eye Color For A Red Tri Australian Shepherd 
These are pictures from a 4 1/2 week old red tri Australian Shepherd. Do you think they will be blue, amber, or green when adult? Thank you

I Want To Adopt/Rescue An Australian Shepherd—Any Tips? Advice? 
Hi there! I'm a 31 year old female, and I'm just about to move into a new condo. I want to get situated for the first couple of months, and then really …

Eye Color Changes In Australian Shepherd Puppy 
This is my puppy Sterling he's a blue merle male 5 weeks now and I was told by the breeder he has double blue eyes. I was unable to find any info online …

How Do I Register An Australian Shepherd Litter? 
I have an AKC red merle female and an ACA red tri male. How do I register the litter? Will they be AKC or ACA or both? She is 56 days today.

Training For Stubborn Australian Shepherds 
A little background: I’m a fairly decent amateur trainer, having trained 3 previous Australian Shepherds and other breeds to where they were above average …

Will Neutering An Adult Australian Shepherd Affect His Personality? 
My family and I just adopted a 3 year old male Australian Shepherd from our neighbors who moved. He has been an “honorary” family member of ours since …

Trying To Find Out What's Wrong With My Dog—He's Acting Weird 
Our dog for the last 3 months or so has been acting weird. It started with him jumping/biting into the air at different times throughout the day/night …

Australian Shepherd With Thinning Hair 
My Australian Shepherd has been spayed and is 2 1/2. I don't remember her blowing her coat in the spring or summer. We live in Texas so its usually warm. …

I Live In CO And My Aussie Has Blown His Coat In December 
My male Australian Shepherd has blown his coat in December. He still loves to go out side and even lays in the snow!! He will run and play with his dam, …

9 Month Old Australian Shepherd Aggressive 
Hi everyone! I have a 9 month old Australian Shepherd. He is the sweetest! When we got him at 4 months he had a very shy demeanor. He never loved strangers, …

My Australian Shepherd Has Suddenly Started Crying and Crying, and Scratching at Door 
I have a 3 yr old Australian Shepherd. Up till maybe one week ago she has been fine. This last week she has cried and cried and cried, scratching at the …

Help! My Dog Is Chewing Up Everything 
Why does my 15 month old Toy Aussie chew up everything? She pulls things off my dresser and eats a whole in it. Especially if it is a iron on material. …

When Is The First Heat Cycle In Australian Shepherds? 
Hello I have a pup that’s coming up on 6 months old. I was just wondering when too expect her first heat to start, tips on dealing with it, etc. Thank …

Adopting A Working Aussie And Transitioning To A Household Pet. Problems? Tips? 
Have adopted a 3 year old male Australian Shepherd from a local shelter. Background info limited. Previous owner kept dog for one month, housebreaking …

Need Guidance About Switching From Australian Shepherd To Mini Aussie As We May Be Moving To A Smaller Property 
First: I've been lucky to have known 3 Australian Shepherds as my "partners" over the last 30 years. My current Aussie--my BEST Aussie, is 13 and is declining …

New Australian Shepherd Rescue Whining 
We recently adopted an approximately 8 year old Australian Shepherd. Nothing is known about his history. He was likely a stray for some time or someone …

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Puppy And Aggressive Lead Biting 
Hello, I have a 15 week old female Aussie. She's wonderful most of the time but she has developed a habit of attacking her lead - she used to do it sometimes …

Is My Dog Going Into Heat Too Early? 
I’m a first-time Aussie owner, and naturally there’s a lot I don’t know about specifics pertaining to the breed. My dog is a little over 5 months old and …

How Long Can Aussies Stay Outside In The Cold? 
My Aussies love to play outside! But I'm curious to know how long is too long. Will it hurt them to be outside for long periods of time?

Barking And Rushing People/Other Dogs 
I have a (around) 7 month old Australian Shepherd mix pup. She’s so sweet and pretty but I’m having problems with her rushing people/dogs and barking …

Help With Pup's Nerves 
I am just wounding why does my alstralian shepherd shack and anxiety and fearful its like she had nerve problems and I was wounding how do I fix it

When Do Nipples Begin To Show On Female Mini Aussies? 
We have a wonderful blue merle Mini female. She is now 9 months and just went into heat. We could only ever see 2 defined nipples, now 1 more is starting …

Strange Behavior From My Dog Last Night And Today 
My 6 1/2 month old male Mini Aussie is acting strange today and last night. Like won't sit still... he goes to lay down and turns around 50x then lays …

Vet Gave Our Australian Shepherd Metronidazole And She Had Several Seizures 
Hi, Our vet gave our 11 year old Aussie metronidazole and she had several seizures last night. I have stopped giving it to her and I took her back and …

My Australian Shepherd Is Terrified Of Men 
So Annie is a black tri female Aussie and will be 2 years old in February. I’m a guy and in college. I’ve always had guy roommates and she loved the first …

Need Weight Loss Tips For My 76 Pound Female Australian Shepherd 
My female black tri Annie will be 2 years old in February. She currently weighs 76 pounds. I know that sounds insanely high, and my next comment will sound …

My Aussie Is Always With Me 
Don't get me wrong I love that my Aussie always wants to be by my side, but let's be honest there are times when I have "chores" I must do that I cannot …

Aussie Puppy Will Not Pee Outside 
I have an 8 week old female. She pooped outside the first night. She has had a half dozen accidents (poop) inside but she will poop outside when taken …

Australian Shepherd Scratching One Spot On His Front Leg 
I have an Australian Shepherd who is almost 1 year old, he had never had an itching problem until the last few weeks. He only itches one spot on his front …

Started Using Boundary Collar And Now Dealing With Behavior Problems 
I have a 10 month old female that started running off and getting into the highway. I bought a wireless boundary system to keep her in the yard. Two weeks …

My Aussie Is Being A Weird Dog 
Ok so a little preface information before the actual question/problem; so Aussie Dad works from home while Aussie Mom works just a short distance away …

Needing Understanding On Aussie Energy 
I have a 15 wk old Mini Aussie male named Kofi. He is normally very even keel in his energy, still pretty hyper but at a normal level. But there are …

Question About Nipping 
I have a 15 week old male Mini Aussie named Kofi, sweet as can be and so fun. But me and my roommates are having issues with the nipping which sometimes …

Potty Training/House Training Australian Shepherd 
I am a long time dog owner with an acreage and livestock... I have had Border Collies, Golden Retrievers, Great Pyrs and one Aussie in the past. Currently …

10-Month Old Mini Aussie Destroying Things 
Hello, We are having several issues with our 10-month old Mini Aussie, but I'll limit myself to one question here. He has all his adult teeth, but he …

Anxiety/Needy 4 Year Old Red Merle Australian Shepherd 
My GF and I both have Aussies that are 4YO. My Aussie is laid back, confident and does not have alpha mentality while hers always seems nervous by showing …

Is This A Double Merle Puppy? 
Is this a double merle puppy?

Decent Food For Aussies? 
My husband and I have tried many different, high-quality brands of dog food for our 2 Aussies, but no matter what we try, they seem to always get an upset …

Lack Of Appetite, Teething, 4 Month Old Red-Tri 
Hello Everyone, For the last 3 days my dog Tiller, hasn't shown any real interest in her food. On Saturday night she ate a whole bowl of kibble from another …

Aussie Shedding More Than Usual... Summer Coat? 
Hi All! We have a 1 year old red-tri Aussie, Bindi. She has been shedding a lot lately, and more than usual. She has lost almost all of her top coat and …

Double Merle Pups From Red Merle Aussie X Red Merle Aussie/Husky Mix? 
So my husband and I have a male Australian Shepherd and a female half Husky half Aussie. We're thinking about breeding them in a couple years but a friend …

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Does Size Matter When Breeding Toy Aussies? 
I currently breed Yorkies, but I want to add Toy Australian Shepherds into my program. With Yorkies, it is crucial that the male is smaller than the female …

Is This Puppy A Cryptic Merle? 
Could some expert tell me if this baby, which appears to be a black tri except at her ear, is a cryptic merle? Thank you.

My Australian Shepherd Debate 
Hi all, I would like to acquire an Australian Shepherd puppy. I am doing lots of research: information about the breed, needs, how to give proper care, …

Buying An Australian Shepherd Puppy 
I’m on a list to buy an Aussie puppy in October. While I’ve had 5 dogs in my life none have been Aussies. The puppies will be AKC registered as both parents …

Behavior Issue With Male Rescue Australian Shepherd 
We have a male rescue Australian Shepherd who has behavior traits that we are concerned about. He lives primarily outside with a dog door to the utility …

Mini Aussie Barking At People And Dogs: Anxiety When He Is Anywhere But Home 
My Mini Aussie is 6 months old. He was attacked by a German Shepard at the age of 4 months old. He had to be put under to have a bite stitched up. He has …

How Big Of A Kennel Do You Have For Your Aussie? 
My husband and I have recently gotten our first Aussie puppy! We’ve been borrowing a kennel, but have to return it soon. How tall is your Aussie from toe …

My Mini Aussie Has Separation Anxiety, How Do We Fix This? 
My Mini Aussie is 7 mo. old and has extreme separation anxiety . My husband and I got her when she was 8 weeks. old, so she is really bonded to us. My …

My Australian Shepherd Is A Picky Eater 
My 15 yr. old Aussie has recently stopped eating from a dog bowl. She wants me to hand feed her for a while, then she continues eating kibble from the …

Is It Safe To Breed A Red Tri Mis-Marked Australian Shepherd? 
I have a red tri mis-marked Australian Shepherd. I know much about the breed and the standards. But still puzzled on if a mismarked tri is safe to breed. …

What Size Of Booties Would Be Recommended For A Mini Aussie 
What size of booties would be recommended for a Mini Aussie?

Add a #3 To Our Family? 
We have 2 Aussies, both 2.5 and 3 years, one male and one female, our male is full size, our female is a mini, sort of... she weighs 40 lbs. Our male …

At What Age Do Australian Shepherd's Growth Plates Close? 
So at what age do Aussie's growth plates close? My pup is now 11 months and has so much energy! I swim him every day as a way for him to have fun, but …

Stubborn Puppy Refuses To Go On Walks In Direction Away From Our Property 
Our 9 week old pup is very smart. He is 90% house broken, sleeps 8 hours at night and after a week at home and he already knows the command “sit”. …

Rashes On My Aussie 
I have a 1.5 year old Aussie who has this rash on his back, sides, belly, and on the inside of his legs (and those are just the places I've currently found …

My Australian Shepherd Is Overly Excited To Meet EVERYONE! 
Our Aussie pup is 6 months old and we take her wherever we go. The problem we have is she wants to greet everyone we cross paths with. She pulls towards …

My Aussie Has Repeated Eye Irritation 
My 8 year old male Aussie has been having repeated eye irritation off and on for several years now. The area around his eye becomes irritated and he paws …

Australian Shepherd Is Charging, Nipping Hands And Shoes 
I just adopted a 5-month-old Aussie Shepherd. She lived in an apartment on the 4 floor and stayed in a cage until they go home, (a Mother and Daughter) …

Should I Keep Mixing Puppy Foods Or Just Stick With One? 
I started my Aussie who is 13 weeks on Taste of The Wild and she loves it. Recently the vet told us to feed her a grain food because he said there’s something …

Concerned About Dog Developing Separation Anxiety When Son Goes To College 
How can I help our 6 year old male Mini Aussie when my son goes to college? This is the person he is most bonded with...I am second in line. I am worried …

Mini Aussie Freaks Out When People Get Into Our Pool 
Hi Aussie Owner’s! We have a 15 month Mini Aussie who we adore. Most recently we had a pool built in our yard. The minute anyone walks into it he freaks …

Australian Shepherd With Separation Anxiety Chewing Up Stuff 
We have an 11 month old Australian Shepherd. He loves to play with other dogs and he is very social. My husband works from home so he is always with him. …

What Is The Best Puppy Food? 
What is a good puppy food for my Aussie? We have her on Taste Of The Wild puppy right now and she loves it. But the vet told us grain-free dog food isn't …

Baby On The Way With Aggressive Mini Aussie 
Hi! We have an almost 3 year old Mini Aussie who we love dearly. Like many other Mini’s he does not do well with strangers. He will bark, growl and circle …

Mini Aussie Is Barking And Biting 
We have a beautiful tri red Mini Aussie who will be 1 year at the end of October. We acquired him at the end of this past December at 8 weeks, and love …

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Blue Merle To Mismarked Breeding 
An accidental breeding has occurred and I'm curious what the outcome for the puppies will be. I am not a breeder. My merle bred the neighbor's mismarked …

How Long Before Australian Shepherd's Fur Gets Fluffy? 
My 14 week old pup has short hair with only a little fluff at her back. Both parents were quite fluffy and my other two were fluff balls as pups...are …

Question About Wisdom Panel DNA Results 
So my Wisdom Panel came back. Bear's dad is Australian Shepherd and American Mini Shepherd. His mom is Australian Shepherd and Dutch Shepherd? I know …

4 Month-Old Female Aussie Terrified Of My Boyfriend 
My 4 month old female is displaying sensitive emotions to my boyfriend. She almost acts as if she's terrified of him, but only sometimes. When he tells …

First Grooming For Our 8 Month Old Red Tri 
I’m looking into groomers, and would love to know the right things to ask for to get the best for our girl. She’s an 8 month old red tri and her butt …

Blindness and Deafness Question 
Hi. I just got a 10 week old blue merle Mini Australian Shepherd. I was told that she was born blind and deaf, but now has her eyesight. (She is still …

How Can I Stop My Dog From Nipping 
My pup is about 13 weeks old and constantly goes after my pants legs, and anything that hangs from me. Often nipping at them and biting and my hands.

Where To Get A Red Merle Australian Shepherd In NC? 
Where are some AKC breeders in NC (or anywhere nearby NC) that breed red merle/tri Aussies?

How Long Can You Leave An Australian Shepherd At Home? 
I go to school everyday from 8 to 4 but I really want an Aussie. My mother stays home all day except for when she goes on errands. Before I leave for school …

Leaving Mini Aussie At Home For Long Hours 
I'm in grad school and am making the transition from being in the classroom in the same building everyday and having the ability to go home for lunch, …

Australian Shepherd With Excessive Drool 
My 1 year old loves to play ball. When he does it seems there is excessive slobber and drool on the ball. Is this normal?

What "Job" Can You Give An Australian Shepherd? 
When people say you need to give your Aussie a "job" what does that look like practically?

Australian Shepherd Anxiety Issues 
Hello everybody, I have a red tri Aussie named Aspen, and he is just the sweetest most good natured dog I have ever had. He is fixed and just about a year …

Why Has My Australian Shepherd Suddenly Become Destructive? 
Hello! I need some help/advice from some other Aussie owners. My Australian Shepherd has suddenly become a very destructive and needy dog and I'm not sure …

Breeding Miniature Australian Shepherd 
I have a black tri Mini Aussie girl, she is 2 1\2 years old. I would like to breed her once before I get her spayed. I am struggling to find a stud to …

Australian Shepherd Socialization 
I didn’t socialize my Aussie very well when he was a puppy and now that he’s a year old he getting stressed and aggressive with other humans and dogs. …

Size of Australian Shepherds? 
I have a full size female red tri Australian Shepherd, and she is only 18 inches at the shoulder, which I know is pretty average, but she is quite a bit …

Unpredictable Behavior From My Australian Shepherd Towards Children 
Our Australian Shepherd is 1 1/2 years old, he has been socialized around other dogs and young children since he was a young puppy. (We've had him since …

Colorado Mini Aussie Breeder Recommendations 
We are looking for a Mini Aussie puppy, preferably this summer (2018). Any recommendations for a good breeder in the Colorado area?

Never-Ending Lick Granuloma 
I am the proud mother of an Aussie rescue in Baltimore, Maryland. We rescued him from a local shelter back in 2014 and think he is about 4-6 years old. …

Socializing A Hyper Aussie Mix 
Hi there. We have an Australian Shepherd hound mix. High energy of course. He is a 3 yo neutered male. We have had him since he was 4 weeks old. Very friendly …

My Dog Is Scratching Non-Stop 
My Miniature Australian Shepherd scratches non-stop and the vet doesn't seem to have an idea about this. Does any one have a similar problem?

Should I Get an Aussie? 
I really want an Australian Shepherd. I researched a lot on them but as I started getting really into it I’ve just been getting worse and worse reviews …

Gettin A 3 Year Old Australian Shepherd To Accept A New 4 Month Old Aussie 
I have a 3 year old Australian Shepherd who is stuck on me and sleeps on my bed and has to be with me every second. I am considering getting another …

Is A Mini Aussie A Good Apartment Dog For A Single Nurse That Works 3, 12 Hour Shifts A Week? 
I am an active 24 year old single woman. I jog 4-6 miles 3 times a week and would love to have a jogging partner. I stay outdoors and I'd love to sign …

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What Is The Best Adult Food For Australian Shepherds? 
My Aussie is just about 11 months old and I’m wondering what the best adult food to switch him to would be. He’s currently on Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy. …

Not Having Any Success Potty Training Our Australian Shepherd 
We don't seem to be having any success potty training our Aussie. We have read many articles and striven to follow all the advice. We are crate training …

Can Weird Odor Of Poop Indicate That My Dog Had A Seizure? 
Hi my 10 month old Australian Shepherd recently just pooped in her crate (which never happens). It had a weird odor; it didn’t smell like poop. It smelt …

Is It Possible To Have A Dog While I Am A Student? 
Hello, I am a 20 year old girl debating whether or not I should get a dog while I'm in school. I have decided an Australian Shepherd is the right dog for …

How Can I Teach My Aussie To Be ON Or OFF Guard When At Home? 
I have a question on training my Australian Shepherd in a specific situation: how can I teach my Aussie to be ON or OFF guard when at home? Gatsby …

What Are The Long Term Health Effects On A Puppy From A Double Merle Breeding? 
Hi, so I was looking at this red merle puppy and fell in love with him but found out that both his parents are blue merle. He looks totally normal to …

Why Does My Australian Shepherd Only Get Matted Behind His Ears? 
No matter how much and how often I brush my Aussie, Blue, his fur still gets matted behind his ears. Why is that, and how can I prevent it?

Australian Shepherd Refuses To Go On Walks 
Hoz is my daughter's 1 1/2 year old Aussie. He loves to play. My daughter lives in the city with a fenced dog park across the street from her apartment …

Australian Shepherd Food Allergies? 
I've heard that Aussies are more likely to be sensitive to certain foods. Is there an age when these issues arise? My 20 month old pup will itch himself …

What's The Best Flea And Tick Med To Give My 6 Month Old Aussie? 
Just wondering what the best medicine is for flea and ticks on my 6 month old Aussie.

6 Month Toy Aussie Is Hard To Catch 
I have a 6 month old Toy Aussie. He runs from me and other people when you want to put him in his crate. He is fine once he is in there and doesn't cry. …

What Are The Chances Of Getting Every Color Puppy With Black Tri (Solid Parents) Bred To Red Merle 
I have been breeding Aussies for years but have always bred a Merle to a Tri. I am looking at a new black tri female to breed to my red merle male however …

Help! Six Year-Old Australian Shepherd Suddenly Has Diarrhea 
I have a red merle Australian Shepherd who is six years old. All of a sudden he has diarrhea. It starts out as a normal stool and then goes to diarrhea …

Itchy Aussie Rescue Puppy 
Why does my 4 month old puppy keep itching and biting at one spot on his back quarter? We have tried using a shampoo and conditioner for puppies and dry …

Australian Shepherd Puppy With Diahrrea At Night 
Question. Did any of you experience puppy diarrhea at night time? My puppy has been having diarrhea. Today, this morning, and throughout the day it has …

10 Month Old Miniature Australian Shepherd 
We have 2 cats and small dog! We recently brought home a 10 month old Mini Aussie! He’s doing great with the other dog! He does great with one of the cats! …

Can Australian Shepherds Deal With Time Alone? 
I've had two Aussie/mutt mixes, which were great dogs. My recent old buddy died, and now I'm thinking about getting a pure-bred. My mixes were semi …

How Does Herding Manifest In Young Aussies? 
I have a 8 month old female Australian Shepherd. We've been training her and she is, for being so young, fairly well behaved. She's very sweet and has …

Aggressiveness In Six Month Old Australian Shepherd 
We have a 6 month old Aussie. Sometimes when we take her outside she starts acting possessed. She jumps, bites often drawing blood, growls and barks. Nothing …

How Much Exercise For An Older Australian Shepherd? 
Hello! I recently adopted a wonderful 12 year old Aussie and I was curious about exercise. She does not really have much speed anymore, and isn't really …

I Gave Moxidectin To My Australian Shepherd 
I gave moxidectin (Guardian) for the protection of heartworm. Two vaccines so far no problems. My vet said that my Aussie does not suffer from the …

Mini Aussie Flea And Tick Advice? 
My 2 year-old Toy Australian Shepherd. He has been on Heartgaurd Plus since April 2016. He was on Seresto Flea collar as well up until last January '17. …

Any Advice For Aussie And German Shepherd Puppies To Get Along? 
I am considering getting an Aussie puppy. They are currently 4 weeks old I would be picking them up when they are 8 weeks. My roommate just adopted …

In Need Of Brushing Tips 
I have a Mini Aussie, Roscoe, who will be a year old in just a couple days. Every time I grab his brush he wants to bite it. If I leave the brush where …

Australian Shepherd Puppy With Pink Eye Rims 
We purchased an Aussie puppy that has pink eye rims. The vet checked him out very well and said all is good but just wanted other opinions. Thank you. …

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Anxious Aussie Has Nipped Countless People 
Hello, My Aussie, Wrangler, is almost 8 years old now. He is my husband and my first baby! Since getting him we got another small breed of dog, have had …

HELP! 5 Month Old Australian Shepherd Treated With Heartguard Containing Ivermectin 
Our Aussie looks drunk. She was given Heartguard and NexGuard and 36 hours later has lost her balance and coordination. She is falling into things and …

Major Itchy Skin 
Sophie will be 2 in August. We have never had any issue with allergies . All of the sudden she is biting her forearms and paws . Biting and licking them …

To Crate Or Not To Crate... 
Hi. We rescued an Aussie a little over a month ago. He’s a great dog and will go in his crate but will scratch at the crate door and cry excessively as …

Question About Brushing Or Cutting Fur Of Australian Shepherd Rescue 
We rescued an Aussie last year. When we got him his coat had been shaved down. Everything I read says he’s gonna be messed up from now on. His coat has …

What Are The Differences Between NSDR, ASCA, AKC, Etcetera? 
Can someone please explain to me the significance and differences of NSDR, ASCA, AKC, etcetera? I'm looking to buy a standard Aussie and I'd really like …

My Aussie Is Aggressive Towards Strangers 
I have a female Aussie named Sibyl. She's three years old now. I got her at ten months. She is spayed. We live on a big chunk of property, but it has a …

Long Legs On My Aussie Pup 
I have an almost 6 month old blue merle Aussie girl who's legs appear to be growing disproportionate to her body? Since about 4.5 month old, her legs …

My Australian Shepherd Not As Hyper As Before 
My Aussie used to be so full of energy all day. Now she wants to take naps. Is that normal for a 7 month old? She does spend about 5 to 7 hours a day outside …

Adopting And House Training An Aussie 
I am considering adopting an 1.5 year old Australian Shepherd. I've been looking for a dog as a new addition to my life, and it would be nice to finally …

Australian Shepherd Coat Color? 
My almost 4-month old Aussie pup has very unique markings to me and I’ve had trouble determining whether he’s a light blue merle or a darker red merle. …

Double Merle Australian Shepherd? 
My boyfriend and I are getting a 3 month old Aussie pup but I’m wondering if she looks like a double merle . I’m curious due to the health problems that …

What Do You Feed Your Dogs? 
Hello! I am in need of some guidance. I have 3 1/2 year old mini and I'm welcoming another puppy in the end of April (standard/mini mix) I am currently …

Aggressive Australian Shepherd Pup 
We just got a beautiful 15 week old male on the 19th. The first few days of settling in were great and he's such a joy to hide Beal and play with. The …

How To Train An Australian Shepherd For A Small Family Farm 
We have a 1 1/2 year old Aussie girl. (We also have 13 year olds Jack Russell and Beagle). Our Aussie has been a wonderful addition, although she's more …

Brown On Blue Merle? 
I saw this photo and had a few questions. Is it okay for there to be brown on an Aussie? What causes this? Any other info would be appreciated.

My Aussie Likes To Do Headstands 
My Bayli does something weird. She likes to do headstands and play with her buddy that way too.

Aging Aussie Care 
My dog is 10, and obviously aging. Does anyone have recommendations for older Aussie care? What special care does she need?

How Do Australian Shepherds Do In Storms? 
How do Australian Shepherds do in storms, generally? Do they handle the storms well, or get super-nervous?

Aggression With 7 Month Old Australian Shepherd Puppy 
Every time I have company over my 7 month old Australian Shepherd will bite them. I am not sure of why but once she broke skin while my brother was leaving …

Four Month Old Australian Shepherd Teething 
My Aussie is 4 months old and teething. We can not get him to stop "biting" us. We tried the Yelp technique, toy distraction, walking away, ending play …

My Australian Shepherd Gets Aggressive With Mountain Bikers 
Been taking our 4 month old pup out on the trails for long walks. He loves meeting people and other dogs, but gets aggressive with bikers and doesn't care …

Aggression Towards Family Member 
My Australian Shepherd is almost 6 months old and he has always been on the nippy side. He is doing better as far as that goes except for with my teenage …

Australian Shepherd With Dry, Flaky, Itching, And Shedding Large Amounts Of Hair 
My Aussie's name is Lucy and is nine years old. Lucy has developed dry, flaky,itchy skin and is shedding large amounts of hair. I recently changed her …

Australian Shepherd Puppy Goes Insane During Car Rides 
My Aussie is 7 weeks old and absolutely goes INSANE in the car, he's petrified of it. Any tips?

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Why Is My Mini Aussie All Of A Sudden Peeing In The House? 
My Mini Aussie, Scout, is a year and a half. He was super easy to potty train. However, when he was a puppy he was more out going and laid back. Now that …

How Dog Australian Shepherds React To Strangers? 
Hello, I am looking to add an Aussie to our family and had questions about how they react to strangers? I have a friend with an Aussie mix and that dog …

Australian Shepherd Puppies Have Unusual Markings 
We have a blue merle male that we breed with our black tri female. The puppies have unusual markings. Please help. Mother is not merle from either mother …

Help - 6 Year Old Aussie Has Started Leaving Our Property 
We have had 10 Aussies over the past 32 years. Never had a problem with any of them leaving our property. Except one was a digger and at 1-1/2 he dug out …

Older Dog Can't Relax Around New Puppy 
We have a 14 month old mini Aussie and recently added a new Aussie pup to the family. The puppy is 15 weeks old. Our older Aussie can’t seem to relax around …

Do I Have An Australian Shepard? 
We live in Colorado Springs, CO. We lost both our dogs suddenly at the beginning of January this year. Tucker, our pure breed Alaskan Husky we had from …

One And A Half Year Old Male Aussie Pees In House 
I have a 1 1/2 year old Aussie (male). Got him from a breeder when he was one. He had been kennel kept and the only training he had was for the confirmation …

Australian Shepherd Extremely Afraid And Antisocial 
We got our boy Australian Shepherd when he was 4 months, he’s now 10 months. He had been in a very abusive home and the owner just wanted him gone so we …

Aggression Concern With Australian Shepherd 
Hey everyone! I am posting this because I am beyond stressed out this evening. We have a 7 month old Aussie - he is a male and we have had him for about …

Litter Male Mates, One Is Starting To Pee In The House 
We have two male Aussies 5 months old (not yet neutered) and they are litter mates. We have two issues... 1. One has started to go backwards in potty …

Question About Feeding My Aussies 
I have two Aussies Trip is 4 1/2 and Skye is now going on 7 months. In this pic Skye is just 4 1/2 months. I am feeding them 3 times a day small amounts …

Food For Over Weight Mini Aussie? 
I walk my Mini Aussie at least 2x a day and he gets exercise, but he is 5 lbs over weight. Any food recommendations to help him shed a few?

Is 24 lbs At 4 Months A Normal Weight For An Australian Shepherd? 
My female aussie is 24 lbs at 4 months. Is this the normal weight of a full sized Aussie at that age?

New To Aussies 
Hi, I'm new to Aussie's and bought one out of our pastor's fur family. I'm just curious as to what I have for sure. I think it's a light red bi but I have …

My Deaf Aussie Started Acting Aggressive And Strange Today, HELP??? 
My dog started barking and growling at anyone near her, and when my family or myself walk up to her she starts shaking and peeing. Before this started …

On Waiting List 2 Years For My Dream Puppy 
Blue eyed red or black tri female, standard sized puppy. I have been on a waiting list, with a deposit down, for almost 2 years. One such puppy was born …

Question About Pink Eye Rims 
We are looking at getting an Aussalier. Mini Australian Shepherd & Cavalier King Charles. He is a mismark with an all white face. Since he is a mix, he …

Recall Issues With 6 Month Old Australian Shepherd 
I have a 6 month old Aussie who is very bright and able to pick up many commands very quickly (sit, stay, speak, shake, lay down, go in crate, etc.). …

Miniature Aussie Eats Too Fast 
I have a 7 month Miniature Aussie that wolfs her food. With some treats she seems to swallow it without a single bite. Is this normal? Our 5 year old terrier …

Australian Shepherd Puppy Rips Clothes 
I have a 14 week old puppy that gets excited and lunges at me and has ripped so many articles of clothing. I exercise him constantly, and it seems to happen …

Potty Training Our 3 Month Old Female Australian Shepherd 
Our 3 month old Aussie, Lola is such a sweetie and so smart she gets along great with our 2 year old Lab and 13 year old Border Collie. They have the …

Should I Spay My Australian Shepherd? 
I have an Australian Shepherd. She's about 15 months old. Should I get her spayed? I'm not going to breed her.

Puppy Won't Stop Biting 
When we are playing in the backyard or just going on a walk he almost always goes straight for your ankles or shoes when not occupied and won't let go. …

5 Year-Old Well Trained Aussie Now Naughty 
I adopted a 5 year-old mini Aussie about six months ago from a nice family that could no longer take care of him (due to difficult life circumstances, …

How Do I 'Set Boundries' With My Girl Mini Aussie? 
She is continuously growling at my girl cat when (cat) she walks by (dog) her. I have been putting (dog) her in her kennel whenever this happens, and …

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Crate Training Australian Shepherd Puppy 
I just picked up my Aussie on Sunday and he is 11 weeks old. First time having a puppy!!! Wow! Anyways, I am trying to crate train him and he does fine …

Australian Shepherd Breeder Won't Send Papers 
I don't know what to do or who to contact regarding a breeder, ... who sold me a dog, per our agreement, had her spayed before shipping, was paid in full …

Leaving Aussies Outside While At Work 
We have a 5 month old Aussie and have been keeping him in a kennel while at work. We usually work opposite schedules, so it’s usually no more than a few …

Spaying My Mini Aussie 
I am spaying my Mini Aussie on Wednesday and I have been told this will ruin her silky soft coat. I am very nervous as I do not want her coat to change! …

Australian Shepherd With Recurring Diarrhea 
My 6-year old Aussie has this year developed a routine of recurring diarrhea . She goes from normal poop for a few days to softer poop and then to liquid …

First Heat Cycle 
Okay, I’m in college and bought my first dog (first that’s officially mine and not my family's). She is a black tri named Annie. She is 9 almost 10 months …

What's Your Opinion On The Furminator? 
Just wondering what everyone's opinion is on the FURminator . The way I see it, they make no distinction between dead hair that's ready to come out and …

Dominance Issue With Women 
Hi, I'm reaching out to the community in near desperation for suggestions on how to deal with our 14wo male Aussie who is making going for walks almost …

6 Month Old Male Australian Shepherd Has Started Growling And Snapping 
We have a 6 month old male Australian Shepherd who is so adorable and never shows any signs of aggression unless he steals something he knows he shouldn't …

Extremely Picky Blue Merle Mini Aussie 
I have and extremely picky blue merle Mini Aussie. She will not eat hardly anything but turkey jerky and bully sticks. I have tried taking them away for …

Topical Flea Treatment 
Is topical flea treatment less effective on Aussies because of their dense hair layer?

Aussies in Byron, Minn 
This is a weird question, I know. A few days ago I saw a young lady walking a beautiful blue merle on the southern outskirts of Byron, Minnesota. I was …

Not Eating, Excessive Shedding 
I have a one and a half year old Aussie and she will not eat her food. I have changed her food so many times, I’ve probably bought everything on the market …

Starting My Aussie On A Diet 
I need to rehome my Sweetie for various reasons. But first, she needs a diet. I have been giving her a handful of dry food twice a day. My dog does not …

Ever Hear Of A Dog Licking To Indicate "Yes" To A Question? 
My Aussie Hank will tell me what he wants by a lick when I ask him a question. So he will come and sit in front of me and just stare. I know what he …

Is Revolution Safe To Use On Australian Shepherds? 
Is Revolution safe to use on Australian Shepherds for treating fleas and heartworms?

What Are The Odds Of An All Merle Litter? 
My blue merle Aussie just had a solid merle litter! 4 blue merles and 3 red merles to be exact! She was bred to my black tri male. How common is it …

Why Is My Mini Aussie So Aggressive? 
I have 2 cats and whenever they walk by my Aussie seems to attack them. She never seems to bite them but she growls and her teeth come out and she charges …

How Big Should My Aussie Be? 
I have a 6 1/2 month old Aussie (who’s not supposed to be a Mini) whose weight seems to be somewhere between 30-35 pounds, (using a human scale so it’s …

18 Weeks Mini Aussie 
Today I took my Mini Aussie pup Mihko to the vet and she weights 5lbs 6oz. I don't know if it is normal for her weight? She looks so tiny to me. She is …

How To Stop Two Aussie Puppies From Biting, Jumping Up, And Getting Under Foot? 
I recently added two Aussie puppies to my family. They constantly walk and jump up at my pants and stay under my feet. I tell them "no" and pry their mouth …

Femoral Osteotomy Surgery For Australian Shepherd? 
My six month old Aussie puppy has hurt his hip and our vet has recommended a femoral head osteotomy for repair. I am having a hard time with both the idea …

What Is The Best Puppy Food? 
What is the best brand of puppy food for an Australian Shepherd puppy? My vet has said a large breed puppy food since he will be about 55 lbs. Royal canine …

My Aussie Is Losing Hair In Clumps; Should I Be Concerned? 
I've noticed over the last couple of weeks that Dolly is shedding in clumps — not the normal shedding she has throughout the year. The fur on her hind …

Coat Feels Rough And Wirey 
I saw someone post having the same issue I'm having. My girl is almost 8 months old and her coat feels wirey and rough (kinda like a hog). Her mother is …

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Do Small Australian Shepherd Puppies Stay Relatively Small As They Age? 
We recently got a female Aussie. The breeder stated she was almost 8 weeks when we got her but the vet confirmed she is about 6 weeks. She only weighs …

Is The Miniature Australian Shepherd A Naturally Thin Breed? 
Hello, I have a 9.5 month old Mini who is a neutered male. I've been a bit concerned about his weight, and am wondering if Aussies are naturally on the …

Frisbee Freak 
We rescued a seven year old Aussie and he is just the sweetest. My question is; every time we are out he has to catch frisbee and I think he would do it …

Moving Australian Shepherd From Backyard to Apartment 
I have had my little girl for 6 years, and she has lived most of her life in our backyard. Plenty of room to run around barking at cars driving by and …

Increasing Aggression In 17 Month Old Mini Aussie 
Need suggestions on what to do to about my 17 month old Mini Aussie's increasing aggression. She was spayed about a month and a half ago. Has been through …

Aussie Whining When People Pet Him 
My 4 month old Aussie absolutely loves people and other dogs, which is great. However, he constantly whines/cries at people when they pet him because he …

Am I Exercising My Aussie Enough? 
Hello! I have a 5.5 month Aussie, Luna. She is my first Australian Shepherd! She is an amazing dog, but I find myself worrying about her exercise needs. …

Brushing 8 Week Old Australian Shepherd Puppy 
I have an eight week old Aussie puppy that hates to be brushed. How do I get him to relax and stop biting the brush?

Aussie And Shih Tsu 
I have two questions, I have a 6 month old Aussie, Spirt Storm, and a 7 year old Shih Tsu, Danozo Gibbs McGee. At first, things were great between the …

Stressed 4 Year Old Red Merle Australian Shepherd 
We just brought a red tri (10 weeks old) into our household yesterday. Our 4 year old female red merle is the best most lovable dog anyone would ever …

Australian Shepherd With Terrible Fur Also Needs To Gain Weight 
Alright, here's the story. So, a friend of mine asked me to take her presumed 5 year old Australian Shepherd. I readily agreed, as she is nowhere near …

Australian Shepherd Around Kids? 
Hi! I have a beautiful blue merle Australian Shepherd named Luna, and she is amazing. Crazy smart, loyal, sweet etc. She has a brother, Navi (8 yr old …

How Do I Know How Big My Puppy Will Get? 
I have an Aussie puppy who is 16 weeks old. She's the sweetest girl and I love her to pieces. She had a rough start to life but is finally healthy and …

Is An Aussie Right For Me? 
I am 12 years old and considering getting an Aussie next summer. My parents are open to the idea but have a few concerns. I agree with their concerns and …

Destructive Chewing Behavior In 10 Month Old Aussie 
I'm having a spot of trouble with my Aussie chewing on my apartment. It started just after he was neutered - he ripped up carpet while wearing his cone …

How Much Exercise Do Australian Shepherds Need? 
Is a 30 min walk and 1 hour of training (agility, obedience, frisbee, tracking ect.) enough for an Australian Shepherd?

How To Buy An Australian Shepherd Puppy? 
I had an Aussie's as a kid, but he was just picked out of a litter from the ranch down the street. 40 years later, looking to buy an Aussie from an Arizona …

Do Aussies Need A Lightweight Jacket/Vest? 
Hello, I recently moved up North to Pennsylvania where it's much colder than in the South! My pup is 10 months old, and doesn't have his thicker, coarser …

Lack Of Color Around Puppy's Eye 
I'm supposed to be bringing this little girl home this coming week and got these pictures a couple days ago. I'm concerned with the lack of color around …

My Aussie Is Driving Me Nuts 
My boyfriend had a 4 year old 77 lb Aussie before we started dating, and it's been a little over a year and this dog at first seemed well trained, but …

Undocked Tails 
Will be looking to purchase a blue merle Aussie pup with undocked tail. Which breeders should I contact?

Australian Shepherd Has Seizures, Rapid Breathing, Collapse  
I need advice. My almost three year old Australian Shepherd began having seizures in May of this year. Two fairly mild seizures May 4. No more activity …

9 Month Mini Aussie Not Interested In Playing Fetch Anymore 
Our 9 month blue merle Mini Aussie is starting to not play as much. She was playing fetch very well with the frisbee and balls and then all of a sudden …

Problem With Barking Mostly 
Someone dumped my dog off which is an Aussie and I took her and she's about 7 years old and I'm not sure what to do with her or how to take her. She barks …

Spaying Aftercare For Our New Little Girl 
Just adopted from animal rescue (she's about 1 year and a half). Spaying tomorrow. Tips for what to expect?

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Aggression In 2 1/2 Year Old Australian Shepherd 
We have a 2 1/2 yr old Australian Shepherd. When she was a baby and we gave her treats, if you reached down to pet her she would growl. We would tell her …

Need Help In Identifying Merle Pattern 
Recently I paid in full a deposit on an Australian Shepherd puppy. We were looking for a red merle female and we finally found a breeder. My question is …

Joint Supplements For Mini Aussie Puppy - Controversy  
I recently read an article suggesting that puppies who will become performance dogs (ie agility) should be started on joint supplements sooner than later …

My 4 Month Old Mini Aussie Puppy Is Terrified Of My Cats 
Subject says it all. We are worried he may not get over his fear. He is a little skiddish with other dogs but not as bad. He does not even want to be in …

Puppy Food 
My Miniature Aussie has gotten bored with Fromm Puppy Food and won't eat it. I have been reading so much on what kind of food to give him. Any suggestions? …

How Much To Feed An 8 Month Old Puppy? 
My Australian Shepherd, Lorca, now eats a cup of puppy food 2x a day with training treats in between. I have started to call her roly poly, so I think …

Cooper Chews And Destroys His Toys 
Cooper is 1 year old. He chews anything you give him. There are only a couple of things we have found that he can't destroy on the first day he has them. …

Dry, Sun Damaged Coat 
Hello, my red tri is going through her first summer right now, and her coat on the very top of her back is not doing too well. It's been looking really …

My Big Handsome Boy... Is 84.3 Pounds 
Mine and my fiancé's Aussie Stoner Blue. He's 11 and is a big boy weighing in at 84.3 lbs. He exercises on the daily and has a pretty normal appetite from …

Severe Separation Anxiety Turned Destructive 
Hello everyone, I am desperately seeking out some advice about what to do. I have a (almost) 6 month old male Mini Aussie who is the definition …

Breeding A Black Tri With A Black Tri 
I have 2 black tri's, a male and a female. Someone once told me that if I breed them all they can have is black tri's? Is that true?

Rescue Aussie Nipping Strangers Inside The Home 
My wife and I are at our wits end. We have a 5 year old Aussie we rescued 4 years ago and she is perfect. With the occasional barking at the wind blowing, …

Eight Week Old Puppy Leash Biting 
I have an eight week old Aussie female. Her mother was rescued while pregnant and mine was born to a liter in foster care. I don't think she had any …

Aussie and Heartgard 
Our vet prescribed Heartgard for our Aussie, but it has ivermectin in it. He said the dose is too low to be dangerous, but I'm concerned based on some …

Aggressive Australian Shepherd 
My Aussie is 1 1/2 yrs. and is extremely aggressive when she has something she shouldn't have. She has attacked me on several occasions and gets worse …

Mini Aussie Pup Won't Stop Itching And It's Not Fleas 
My 5 month old Mini Aussie is obsessively itching! She's been treated regularly for fleas, I have been using puppy oatmeal shampoo (not too often), reg …

Sudden Aggression in 1.5 Year Old Australian Shepherd 
Hello -- we've been having a lot of trouble with our young male Aussie lately. He was neutered at 5 months, and is now 1.5 years old. He has a big backyard …

Will My Puppy's Ears Prick? 
She's about 5 months old right now, and teething, so her ear set is all over the place. But when she lays down or is looking up at someone, her ears stay …

9 Week Old Puppy Being Outside 
Is it ok to have our new puppy spend time outside at 9 weeks? I am nervous about disease before all her shots are complete.

My 4 Month Old Puppy Is Freaking Out In Her Crate 
We have a new puppy about 3-4 months old. We just got her 4 days ago. We got her a crate today so she can sleep inside and she does not like her crate …

My Aussie Wont Stop Barking At Kids 
Our Australian Shepherd is 1 year old, and she is not usually around kids. And when a kid is around, walking in the street, or tries to pet her, she won't …

Australian Shepherd Puppy With 3 Year Old Aussie 
We have a 6 month old Aussie pup. We think he needs a companion. My breeder has a three year old male that he is selling. We tried to go thru rescue groups …

Australian Shepherd White Around The Eyes 
How much color is needed around the eyes to not be considered a mismark? Is a white mismark around the eyes a sign of potential blindness? For example, …

My Australian Shepherd Is Biting And Jumping Up On Me 
Cooper is 10 months old. He is great most of the time but then he goes wild at times and attacks me. He bites me and jumps on me. Sometimes it is playing …

Over-Heating and Panting. Will Shaving Fur In Summer Help? 
We have a one year old red merle mini Aussie male. We worry about his panting so much. He is very energetic, constantly in motion. With his coat being …

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Adult Australian Shepherd Nipping New Puppy 
Just got a new puppy and my adult Aussie is nipping and being aggressive over toys towards the new Aussie. The new one is a puppy 9 weeks old and is annoying …

ASDR Registration 
Does the ASDR offer limited litter registration if both parents are registered, or is that handled through the contract?

Aussies At Dog Park 
My Aussie, Kylie (4 yr. old fm tri), seems to always be drawn to other Aussies over other breeds at the dog park. Could be 20 dogs there and the Aussies …

Over-Excited And Aggressive Play 
My 6 year old Aussie mix is a great joy except when I attempt to play outside with him. He gets so excited and seems to get out of control. He has even …

Considering A Second Aussie 
Hi All, I have had my Australian Shepherd for over a year now (she is just about 1.5 years old) and would like some opinions on getting a second. She has …

Australian Shepherd Grooming 
We have an Aussie we adopted from a shelter. His hair isn't as silky as others I've seen. It's like fuzzy and dull almost. Is there a shampoo or treatment …

My 1.5 Year Old Fixed Female Australian Shepherd Is Aggressive With Big Breeds 
All her life she has had run-in's with other dogs that aren't favorable. It happens with every dog, at every park. Demi is very socialized. Always …

Australian Shepherd With Lupus 
Yesterday my 3 1/2 year old Aussie was diagnosed with Lupus . She had a couple of mild cases of pancreatitis but was otherwise healthy until February …

Mini Aussie With No Fence 
Hello, My husband and I are considering getting a Miniature Australian Shepherd. We have a small backyard (around a quarter acre) and we don't have a fence. …

Australian Shepherd Is Suddenly Aggressive—PLEASE HELP 
Hi All, I have an almost 1.5 year old female Australian Shepherd who started showing possessive behaviors at around 7 months right after she got spayed. …

My Dog Has Behavior Problems And Is Aggressive Towards My Dad 
We have a one year old Miniature Australian Shepard and we have recently had some behavior problems with him. My dad is the head of the household and the …

Colorado Mini Aussies -- Good Breeder? 
Does anyone know anything about this breeder or have any experience with them? www.coloradominiaussies.com I am thinking about a puppy and she …

Destroying Bed 
Cooper is 9 months old. I think we should have named him Demon at times. We love him but he is still learning things he should not do. We keep him in a …

Have Your Puppies Had Health Screening? Advice Please. 
I have had a succession of blue merle girls, with a long gap (apartment living) the last 15. I recently put a deposit on a puppy. The father is AKC …

Nipping Begins When Washing Machine Goes Off Balance 
Whenever my washing machine is off balance obviously I am running to stop it but Molly my Aussie hears it before I do. The nipping begins if I do not be …

Mini Aussie Gets Overheated Easily 
Hi, We have a predominantly indoor Aussie. We live in an apartment so she is indoors most of the day. When we do take her out, it seems that she absolutely …

My Aussie Is Aggressive Towards Little Brother 
I have a 6 month Aussie named Kenji. I live with my mom, twin sister, and little brother (5yrs). My Mom used to have a Malamute and used the "Alpha" way …

Breeding Merle Aussies 
Is it true that you can't breed a Merle to a Merle or you may end up with pure white, 50% blind and deaf pups?

Love Hate Relationship With My Australian Shepherd! 
Hey All! I have a 14 month old Australian Shepherd and I am about to murder this little guy!!! (Not really :) ) Everything is slowly starting to get better …

When Is Australian Shepherd Fur Fully Grown 
When is my Australian Shepherd going to have full grown fur? I have 2 Aussies, one is 1 yr old and the other 1 yr 2 mos and it seems to be a long way before …

Why Does My Aussie Seem So Scared Of Me? 
Why does my Aussie seem so scared of me and doesn't like me? I didn't over punish him during training months. I walk him everyday, play with him, give …

Will Be Babysitting My First Grandchild But My Aussies Are Nervous/Nippy/Barking Around Children 
Hi Anton, I REALLY need your help with my 2 Aussie's, they did not grow-up/socialize with kids and are very nervous/nippy/barking bad around young kids! …

Extremely Nervous, Shy, Anxious, Fearful Pup 
Hello all! My fiance and I have a 3.5 month old Mini Aussie who we brought home at 8 weeks and 3 days old. When we first picked him up to bring him home, …

Training An Aussie To Not Roam On Walks 
I'm preparing to get an Aussie mix pup from a rescue. I have experience with Border Collies and GSDs. I thought Aussies were very similar, but as I do …

Need Help To Stop Aggressive Male Australian Shepherd 
Will my 6 month old male Aussie get any less aggressive towards strangers or other dogs being walked in our neighborhood? We have had him since 8 weeks …

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Separation Anxiety Causing Aussies To Destroy Rugs And Wet Their Beds 
My seven year old Aussie litter mates have been showing signs of separation anxiety by destroying rugs and wetting their beds. Please help with suggestions …

Fear Aggression or Other Problem?  
Hello! I have a 9 month old Aussie/Blue Heeler mix (not yet fixed) named Mowgli. He's incredibly active (though loves his naps) and always excited when …

Aussie Who Loves To Chase Chickens, And I Can't Spend Much Time With Her 
Hi, my Aussie is still very young. She is about 3 months old and loves to chase my Banty chicken. Can I have some advice on how to get her to stop this …

Mini Aussie Getting Aggressive With Me 
We have a 1 year old Mini Aussie who for the most part is an amazing dog. But lately she has been getting aggressive with me. When I tell her no, she will …

MDR1—Precautions and Care? 
Hello all, Our pup is an MDR1 carrier, and we love him oh so very much! I have researched the mutation extensively, but have found that Washington State …

10 Week Old Aussie Doesn't Want To Come And Does Things On Purpose To Upset Me 
My Aussie Skye is 10 weeks old, and I love her to death! Except she tends to purposely do things to get her way. When she wants to go out, and we have …

Pet Sitting 8 Month Old Australian Shepherd 
Hi, I've recently begun to pet-sit a client's 8-month-old Australian Shepherd, and right from the start, whenever I'd let him out of his kennel to go to …

Australian Shepherd Activity 
I love Australian Shepherds, and I was thinking about getting them. But I always hear about how active they are, and it makes me curious. How many walks …

Behavior Issues, 6 Month Old Australian Shepherd 
I love our little Folly girl. Now 6 months and 22 lbs. She was spayed about 3 weeks ago. So we've had the normal puppy issues (chewing, biting, etc.) pretty …

Adult Australian Shepherd Doesn't Like New Aussie 
Charlie is a DM stray, neutered male. He's 5-6 years old. He has always gotten along with the other dogs, bigger and smaller than he. Piper is my 8 month …

New To Aussies. What Are The Differences Between Australian Shepherds And Boxers? 
So my wife and I are considering adopting an Aussie to sadly replace our dying Boxer. Can anyone speak to the breed difference, besides the obvious such …

Black Short Haired Aussie? 
We brought Taz home at 6 weeks old and quickly realized that he wasn't fluffy at all. His siblings were like Pom Poms rolling around on the floor but he …

Best Flea And Tick Protection 
What is the best flea and tick protection? We have two Aussies and always seem to have trouble with ticks.

My New Australian Shepherd Is Aggressive Towards Children And I Don't Know What To Do 
My new Aussie pup Bandit is aggressive towards children and I don't know why. We recently got a new dog after our last Aussie passed away. Our last dog …

Timid Australian Shepherd 
I've had my Aussie Finn for about a week now and he's almost 14 weeks and he's still so timid. He deals with being pet but you can tell he doesn't really …

Good Puzzle Games Or Brain Teasers For Dogs? 
I am looking to keep my Australian Shepherd puppy sharp and I want to know good games or puzzle toys people have used that they have found success with. …

Defiance Urination 
We have a 4 month old Aussie that is house broken and crate trained. Dogs behavior is consistent with a puppy of its age and not problematic. Being …

Potty Training Gone South 
We have a 3 year old (she) Aussie, tri, who has impeccable potty manners but was so lonesome she would cry at tv animals, so... We got a (male) merle at …

Australian Shepherd Is Aggressive Towards Strangers 
3 year old Australian Shepherd male has recently started to show aggression with strangers but super lovable and gentle to every member of our family with …

Should I Use A FURminator On An Australian Shepherd? 
What can I use to brush my Aussie? I've heard that FURminators are bad for the coat. Is this true? I've used a FURminators for years on a bunch of different …

Itchy Minnie Aussy 
We have a 1 year old male Minnie Aussy. He is constantly itching and biting fur off his body. We have switched to grain free food (Purina sensitive stomach) …

Is An Aussie A Good Fit For Us? 
My husband is in the Air Force and works about 8-10 hours a day. I work part time from 9-5 three days a week and can make it home for lunch to let a puppy …

Protective or Aggressive Behavior? 
I have 2 standard Aussie males. Both fixed. Father and son. 13 and 7. No problems with them at all. I also have a 1.5 year old mini female. A couple months …

8 Week Old Australian Shepherd Pup And Full Time Work 
We just got our Australian Shepherd, and neither my boyfriend nor myself are able to leave work in the middle of the day to visit her, not at least for …

Overcoming Bad Behavior During Grooming 
My 7 month old male Aussie, runs away, or tries to bite anyone who tries to comb him with the pin brush, furminator , and even a hair brush. He will let …

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Looking To Adopt An Australian Shepherd 
I'm looking to adopt another Australian Shepherd. I have an 11 month old Aussie I rescued who wasn't socialized with people and new things growing up and …

New Herding Mum 
Hi, I am moving out of my parents place in August with my current dog (Springer Spaniel) my cat and a new Aussie pup who I will be getting in June. I …

Any Tips for the Car Ride When Bringing Your Puppy Home? 
Hello all, We will be bringing our new Mini Aussie puppy home in 2.5 weeks and are so excited! The car ride is a little under 3 hours long, so I'm trying …

Jumping And Biting 
Our Aussie is 7 months old. He has been through level 1 and 2 of obedience training and is learning a lot. I am the person who works with him the most. …

Aussie Puppy Weight? 
Our beautiful standard black tri Aussie pup weighs 37 pounds and 17 weeks and a half. He is perfectly healthy according to our vet, however he does seem …

Tethering A 5 Month Old Aussie On Long Cable On Carport 
My young Aussie loves to sit on our covered carport, which is open on two sides. She is on a long cable, has toys, water, sits in a chair some and watches …

Good Therapy Dog? 
One of my biggest goals is to own a therapy dog. At the moment my family has two dogs but one is getting older. I have started looking into getting a puppy …

Australian Shepherd Breeding Question 
I am kind of in a tiff at the moment with my pups. I have a female in heat and she is on day 16. She's not ovulating yet and I plan on breeding. She hasn't …

Aggressive Australian Shepherd Has Bitten Neighbor Boy 
This is "FLOYD" as in Pink Floyd. I know... stupid name for a beautiful dog. Anyway, Floyd is 7. Four years ago he was involved in a hit and run resulting …

Aggression With Small Children 
I have a 7.5 month old red tri Australian Shepherd, as of December 2016 he began showing aggression towards small children. ex - barking, lunging, and …

Two Aussies, One Family? 
Anyone have experience with introducing a new older Aussie with a younger one? We have a 17 month old but have come across a six year old who needs a home. …

Australian Shepherd Herding Behavior 
So I am getting an Aussie pup this summer and have never owned one before. I currently have a Springer and a cat and am worried about herding behavior …

Can A Miniature Australian Shepherd Jump A 5 Ft. Fence? 
Can a Miniature Australian Shepherd jump a 5 ft. fence? I know an Australian Shepherd can, but can a Miniature Australian Shepherd?

What Is The Safest Harnesses For Puppies? 
Hello all, I am looking for some advice regarding what harness I should purchase for my 8 week old puppy. I have done research regarding tracheal/esophogeal …

Mini Colors To Avoid 
Going to buy Mini Shepard, but trying to figure out what colors of coat and eyes to stay away from. Or should I just ask the breeder to pick one out for …

Collar vs Harness 
What is your preference for your Mini Aussie? I currently use a Martingale Collar , but was wondering if a harness would be better. Mostly walks with …

Size Question About Mini Aussie 
I have a 9 month old Mini Aussie who now weighs 47 pounds! We knew he would be on the big side, since his mom was 33 and his dad was 37 pounds but we are …

New Puppy With White Face – Should I Be Worried? 
I am going to be bringing my Mini Aussie puppy home in about 6 weeks. He is my first dog, but my fiance grew up with a Golden and a Husky mix as a kid. …

My Mini Aussie Is Nipping And Barking On Walks 
Hi, I have the best Mini Aussie pup who is 15 weeks old. She's already house-broken, crate-trained, and an angel (most of the time). However, this week …

Male Australian Shepherd Over Possessive With Our Other Female Dog 
I have 2 Australian Shepherds, a male 6 years old and a female 5 years old. They grow up together, but a time passes the male is becoming very protective …

My Dog Won't Go For Walks 
Hi, My husband and I have an almost 3 month Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix named Zeus! He's a ladies man and loves to be the center attention and …

Suggestions On Impulse Control During Dog Walks 
Hi folks, I'm a proud owner of a 5 month old Red Tri Aussie. His name's Spud. He's such a wonderful lil' trooper. Playful. Intelligent. Social. Eager …

At What Age Do Mini Aussies Go Into Heat? 
At what age do Mini Aussies go into heat? I have asked the vet and she is not sure because she has not encountered the Mini Aussie breed before. As …

Miniature Or Toy Breeders In Norway 
Hello, Are there any miniature or toy Aussie breeders in Norway?

Aggression With People 
I have a 1 1/2 year old Mini Australian Shepard who is aggressive towards everyone except me, my fiancé, his mom, and my parents. When it is just the above …

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Entertaining An Aussie 
I will be moving out of my parents house next summer and will be moving into an apartment with my dog and my cat I am also planning on getting an Australian …

Australian Shepherd Chewing On Paws 
My Aussie chews on her paws and scratches her ears until they are inflamed or bleeding. I have taken her to the vet, use paw ointment and ear ointment. …

Australian Shepherd With Collapsed Trachea 
Does anyone have an Aussie diagnosed with a collapsed trachea? My Aussie is only 1 1/2 and was just diagnosed. If so, how old is your dog? How are you …

How Do You Become A Breeder? 
I have 1 toy and 1 mini Aussie male puppies, they will be 1 year old in Feb, 2017. They are from the same litter. 1 parent a toy and 1 parent a mini. I …

Dog Will Not Stop Chewing!! 
We have a 10 month Aussie named Luna. She is sweet, hyper, and loves cuddles. However, no matter how many toys and training she WILL NOT STOP CHEWING!! …

Is Bravecto (Fluralaner) Safe For Australian Shepherds? 
Is Bravecto (Fluralaner) safe for Aussies?

Unsocialized Aussie 
Hi all, I rescued an Aussie about a month ago. She's 9 months old now. When I got her I was the 3rd person she had ever met. She had never been off the …

My Dog Won't Calm Down When Guests Come Over, What Can I Do? 
Hello there, My Aussie was a rescue, I got him when he was about 8 months old. Now he is 1.5 years. Unfortunately, I can't get him to calm down when people …

Is My Puppy Unusually Small? 
My little girl is 15 weeks and just around 12 pounds. Her mom was 45 pounds and dad 55+. I always get asked if she's a toy, but she's not. Is she small …

Satisfying The Herding Instinct 
I am very excited to be bringing home my first Aussie in 2 days. I am not a first time dog mom but I've never had a herding breed. I would like to know …

Unexpected Death Of Aussie  
Just lost my 6 y/o Aussie. No warning. All seemed normal. Went into dog house, something he never did, went to sleep and did not wake up. I have two other …

Need Australian Shepherd Puppy Buying Advice 
I had two Australian Shepherds from a breeder who has since stopped breeding. I consulted with a breeder who has no puppies and she recommended another …

What To Do With Two Puppies 
Well I didn't do the research beforehand but my two sons (7 years old) have asked for puppies for Christmas so I got them. One is 9 weeks and one …

Arthritic Hands Causing Problem With Pup 
I am a 75 year old man who is helping care for a 3-month old female Australian Shepherd. When I want to walk her, she struggles when I try to attach a …

How Long For Puppies To Sell? 
I am getting a 4-year-old Mini Aussie and she is on her 6th litter (she will be spayed right away)! I am trying to get her out soon but the lady won't …

2.5 Year Old Australian Shepherd WONT EAT! 
My 2.5 year old Australian Shepherd threw up last friday. He has done this type of throw up before (no food was in the throw up. Just mucus and little …

My Aussie Is Starving Himself 
We just lost a puppy on thanksgiving and now my other dog, my Aussie, is starving himself and getting weaker. We've tried force-feeding him but he just …

Aussie Pup Owned By A Golf Course 
We live in a golf community and the golf course management recently purchased an 8-week old female Aussie to ultimately be trained to keep away large numbers …

Cooper Our Australian Shepherd Has A Limp 
Cooper and I were out for the usual hike of about 6 km, he asks me to throw sticks on occasion, so he went after one and came back with a limp. This has …

How To Make My Aussie Stay Home? 
I have a 3 year old female Aussie. She is the smartest and sweetest dog I've ever had. The issue is her staying home. We live on a 500 acre farm next to …

Itching and Scratching in Fall Months 
I have 2 Aussies and both are itching and scratching since the middle of September and losing hair everywhere. They don't have fleas. I have given them …

My Aussie Is Chewing Up My House, Help Please? 
He's an awesome dog. I didn't want to crate him so I put a gate up and gave him a 6x6 spot with nothing but hardwood and walls with his water, food, some …

Mini Aussie Shepherd Growth Rate Question 
My 6 month old Mini Aussie Shep only weighs 7 pounds. How much should I expect him to grow and should I be concerned?

My Aussie Does Not Sleep Through The Night 
We have a 6 month old male Aussie (mini) who is 25lbs - so he is going to be a big mini! Behaviorally, he is awesome. We play with him quite a bit …

2 Year Old Nipping Only Some People 
Our Aussie is 2 years old. He has an issue with nipping or snapping at only some people. For instance, a person gave our dog a treat. He then petted our …

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Questions About Having An Australian Shepherd By Myself 
Hello, I've been thinking about getting a dog for a few years now, and after doing the research, I've found that the Aussie fits my personality and activity-level …

Gurgling From Our Mini Aussie's Throat When Sleeeping 
We have a four month old Mini Aussie and we have recently noticed that she is making a gurgling sound from her throat when she sleeps. I'm not sure if …

Australian Shepherd Always Seems Hot 
My boy Jax always seems hot. Even after he's been inside for a while, he sometimes pants heavy, like he's just come in from running. Just curious if this …

Curious How Big My Aussie Will Be 
My 5 1/2 month old black tri Australian Shepherd is 34 pounds right now and I am curious how big he will be. Thank you for any help.

Chewing / Destructive Behavior 
We've had our Mini Australian Shepherd Maggie for for almost 5 months, she is 6 and 1/2 months old. She's wonderful, housebroken, listens to basic commands …

Help Training Scared Mini Aussie 
10 month female spayed. Unsocialized rescue pup from a backyard breeder. I know she has potential, I see it, and then she goes backwards. She is well exercised. …

Are These Australian Shepherd Puppies Normal? 
Hello, everyone! I am interested in buying an Aussie pup and I found a breeder that has a litter ready to go to their new homes. The mom is a blue merle …

3 Month Puppy Growling 
Is it normal for my 3 month year old to start growling if I pick him up during a play session?

Jumping And Nipping 
My husband and I are first time Aussie owners. Our 4.5 month old Aussie has about half of his permanent teeth. Recently he's started herding by jumping …

Please Help, Australian Shepherd Is Growling And Nipping At Me 
So I live with my boyfriend and his dad, and they have had this Aussie for at least two or three years. Apparently they've told me she was professionally …

Full Blooded Aussie? Constant "Dribbling" 
My 8 month old male Aussie constantly dribbles everywhere and he pees on himself while sleeping. He goes outside to pee regularly but seems to take forever …

I'm Think About Getting An Australian Shepherd 
I have a couple questions about Australian Shepherds. 1 Are they a good guard dog ex. if someone attacks me will they attack them 2 Do they have a …

Help! Aggressive 10 Year Old Australian Shepherd 
My girl will be 11 years old in November. For the past year she has been getting very angry and trying to bite my husband and I. This behavior does not …

Food Focussed Australian Shepherd 
My six month old boy is extremely food focussed. He acts like he is starving all the time, always eager for a treat - or any crumb. Don't recall this with …

Considering an Australian Shepherd 
I'm the previous owner of an Australian Kelpie. We loved her to pieces, and she loved us to pieces, too. Sadly, we lost her to lymphoma over four years …

Breeding Merle Australian Shepherds 
We have a male brown and white and a female black red and white. Both dogs had merle mother's. Is it possible to have merle puppies from these two?

Trying To Breed My Aussie 
First, yes, I am a 1st time backyard breeder, I have a wonderful Aussie (she is 3) that we want to breed to a Border Collie. But she wants nothing to do …

Switching From Puppy Food To Adult Food, Any Tips? 
We are about to switch our Aussie from puppy to adult food. She is currently eating blue buffalo puppy. Any tips on choosing a brand of dog food?

Coughing After Eating And Drinking 
My boy Cooper always coughs after he eats and or drinks. should I be concerned? He is almost 6 years old.

Yeast Skin Infection 
I don't know why my boy came down with a yeast skin infection. He is almost 6 years old and we live in Florida. I was taking him to a groomer. He never …

Aggressive Australian Shepherd 
We have two one year old Australian Shepherds. Both are male. The smaller white one has bullied the larger black one non-stop. The black one has been a …

Have You Tried FURminator Shampoo and Conditioner? 
Has anyone tried the FURminater shampoo and conditioner ? Does it help?

Is 3 Months Too Early For A Puppy To Go Into Heat? 
We just purchased a Miniature Australian Shepherd. She is about 3 months old and on the second day having her we noticed that she started to bleed? …

12 Week Old Viciously Biting PLEASE HELP 
This is my baby boy Cooper. He's an angel most of the time. He's extremely smart and has mastered all of the basic commands. I take him to the dog park …

2nd Aussie 
Thinking of getting a second Toy Aussie. Mine is very loyal, jealous and loving. She likes to play with other dogs her size, but is intimidated by bigger …

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Is My Australian Shepherd Overweight? 
My Aussie Bella is 3.5 years old and weighs between 19 and 20kg, she is a bit short for her breed but very broad. We do agility and frisbee comps with …

Am I Up For This Challenge Or Should I Return Him To Breeder? 
We bought a 16 week old Aussie pup last Friday. He seems calm and friendly with people and other dogs. However, I am haunted by memories of my Aussie …

Short Hair And Pointy Ears? 
I have an Australian Shepherd puppy who is about 10 months old. I bought him from a farm, and he came from a small litter of Aussie's when he was about …

Short Haired Australian Shepherd? 
I have a 17 month old red tri Australian Shepherd and she has never had hair as long as the other Aussies I know, including her own mother, but since she …

Stubborn, Old, Paraplegic Aussies 
Hello! I have a 9 year old Aussie male that I adopted from animal control five years ago. He's had problems with biting, but we've mostly got that under …

8 Week Old Australian Shepherd Puppy Nipping 
We have a 8 week old Australian Shepherd puppy. She came to our family 2 weeks ago. All was fine for about two days and then the nipping started. Whatever …

Dog Aggression 
My very sweet mostly obedient smart Australian Shepherd 4 month old pup has been aggressive with other puppies since I got her. I am defiantly the pack …

Australian Shepherd Communication 
Mavis is my 14-month-old blue merle. Our older dog rings a bell to go out, and Mavis picked that up pretty quickly. But then things got complicated, as …

Temperament Of Red Tris 
I have a question on the temperament of red tris. I was told by a breeder that red tris are usually not as active and are generally more shy and stand-offish …

Should We Get An Aussie? 
We live in the city but have a medium sized yard with open grass to run in behind our fence. I am currently on summer vacation but by the time the litter …

How Do I Stop The Barking? 
I have a Miniature Aussie, 4 years old, named Yadi. He is a very loving dog who, when out in public, loves people and other dogs. He thinks everyone is …

My Australian Shepherd Is Leash Reactive 
We adopted a 3 year old Australian Shepherd approximately 7 months ago. She is a sweetheart, loves everyone, adults and children, and is very quiet and …

Can Working Line Aussies Make Good Pets? 
I finally found an Australian Shepherd puppy for sale as there are almost none in my area. Only problem is, its a working line dog. I have no problems …

Flea And Tick Protection For Australian Shepherds 
I have a 4 month old Aussie. Really enjoying spending time outdoors with her. Today I noticed a tick on her belly. I was wondering what everybody uses …

Is An Australian Shepherd Good With Cats? 
Is an Australian Shepherd good with cats?

Thoughts On Shaving Or Trimming My Beautiful Dog 
I have owned my Margo for several years. I use her as a support dog and we plan to do a lot of traveling this summer to warmer climates. She gets to hot …

Help! Unusal Red Merle Pattern On Face 
Hello, I will be getting a new Mini Australian Shepherd puppy soon and fell in love with a red merle puppy at a breeders. However, in coming home and researching. …

Housebroken, Adopted Australian Shepherd Peeing In House 
Sofie is 5. I adopted her about 3 months ago. She is the sweetest dog. Very loving and well behaved except for one issue. Sofie is housebroken but since …

Australian Shepherd Aggression At Fence 
My normally very sweet and calm 8 year old Aussie has started nasty barking at the fence with our neighbor dogs. He was fine until we adopted a 5 year …

Australian Shepherd Suffering Epilepsy? 
Have any of you Aussie owners out there been battling undiagnosed seizures? My Aussie Jackson is 1 year and 8 months old. He suffered his first wave …

Help! Mini Aussie Herding/Aggression Question 
Hello, I have a Mini Aussie, Charlie, who is a little over 1 year old. We tried socializing him at a young age, bringing him to daycare starting at age …

9 Month Old Female In Heat? 
I have seen a few spots of blood today so thought she was coming into heat but now she is peeing little drops everywhere. Now I'm afraid there is something …

11 Week Old Very Rambunctious Aussie 
We got our male red tri mini Aussie at 8 weeks. Initially he was very well behaved. Now that he's come out of this shell I'm getting a little worried. …

No Health Guarantee a Bad Idea? 
I'm looking at getting a pup and all the legit breeder sites say to make sure you get a health guarantee. The dog I want is from a couple who is raising …

Jumping And Excited Urination 
Have a 5 month old Australian Shepherd which is really high strung. Jumps when she has been left alone or meets other people. Especially the kids. Verbal …

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Health Concerns, New To Australian Shepherds 
I'm caring for five Aussie puppies. One came out blue, another came out black and tan, but three came out mostly white except for a spot on the eye, or …

Feeding 9 Week Old Puppy 
I have a mini female red merle that is 9 weeks old. We are feeding her 1 cup of food a day as recommended by the breeder. She always seems to be hungry. …

Different Kind Of Aggression 
Our 14 month old Aussie (this is the 4th Aussie we've raised) has recently started showing aggression with dogs he's been playing with since he was 8 weeks …

Question About Aussie Training 
So for a while now I have had my Aussie fetching, coming on command etc. However, when I am not at home I have to bring my dog inside due to the crowded …

First Time Australian Shepherd Pup 
Hey, I'm thinking about getting an Australian Shepherd puppy but not sure if I should or not. I have a 7 year old Jack Russell cross who seems bored …

6 Month Old Mini Aussie Biting! 
Hi! We have a 6 month old, male mini Aussie. He's a very loving dog, very snugly and clingy but we've ran into some problems. He's been submissive since …

First Time Aussie Owner 
We got a Mini Aussie puppy who is now 14 weeks old. We are crazy about her and she feels the same. Her name is Grace and she is cute as a button. I am …

Digging In The Yard 
Does anyone have a suggestion for digging in the yard? Sunny, my 1 yr old Aussie, digs just the sod up and usually goes no farther. I have a bunch of …

Worried About Merle Puppy's Eyes 
May I please get your thoughts / advice? We are set to be first time dog owners in a couple of weeks as we will be picking up the merle in the attached …

Help for My Reactive Aussie 
Greetings, I have a 4 year old male Aussie/Cattle dog cross named Sundance who has been with me since 8 weeks. He came from a backyard breeder and very …

Too Late For Taping And Gluing Ears? 
Is it too late to tape or glue my 8 month old Aussies ears! The are prick now. Will they stay that way?

Aussie Size At 9 Months 
My 9 month old male Aussie is 43 pounds. He is 20 and a half inches tall. Parents are 55 and 45. Will he get bigger?

My 10 Week Mini Aussie Has Lice 
I'm afraid to use anything because we don't have his MDR1 test results back yet - any recommendations? My vet wants to give him Revolution - I'm scared …

Hair Loss On Aussie Pup 
I have an Aussie pup that is 5 months old and is losing his hair on his trunk. It started around his neck by where his collar would be then progressed …

How Old Does The Stud Have To Be In Order To Breed? 
How old does the stud have to be in order to breed? Thanks!

Help—My Aussie Never Seems To Get Enough Exercise 
Hey Aussie land. I have a 3 year old red tri and she is, to say the least, the love of my life. She was sort of just left at my door step when she was …

Blue Eyed Red-Tri Puppy 
She is a red-tri Australian Shepherd, and is currently 5 weeks old. Her mom is a red tri with amber eyes and the dad's a blue merle. Will her eyes stay …

Crate Training Australian Shepherd Puppy 
So, my 9 week old Aussie puppy has been having trouble with going to the bathroom in her play pen. We started out by leaving her in her kennel for a couple …

Mini Aussie Puppy Growing Too Fast? 
Hi, I like the web page and all the info. Question though if anybody can help. I have a mini Aussie puppy that's just over 16 weeks and is about 17 1/2 …

Aussie Puppy Eyes 
Hi, I live in Ankara Turkiye (Turkey) and I am planning to get this puppy from a breeder. Her parents has been genetically tested and her health seems …

Aussie Reacts To Other Dogs 
My Aussie is 16 months old. See go nuts when she sees another dog. She would also do this with joggers and bikers but the "look" command has helped with …

Aussie And Kids 
We love our Milo to death but have a problem with him barking and growling at kids that he doesn't know. We have an 8 month old daughter who he is just …

Health Questions About Appetite, Gagging, Vomiting, and Breathing Issues 
Well I have an 11 month old Aussie and she just came out of heat. In the last 3-4 days she has had a loss of appetite. She also has had other issues like …

New Aussie Mom 
I got an Aussie pup as a companion for my weiner dog because my other dog is old and has arthritis and doesn't play with him anymore, but my Aussie is …

Emotional Support? 
I am looking into getting an Australian Shepherd; but need to know whether they make good emotional support dogs. A family member suffers with depression …

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Dog Diseases In Hotel/Motel Rooms And Rest Stops 
We will be traveling across country in May and I was wondering if anyone had heard of pets getting sick from the hotel rooms? I know that some hotels don't …

How Can I Get My Puppy To Take Her Heartworm Pills? 
Our mini puppy, Ridley, had her first vet appointment yesterday, and they gave me a heartworm pill for her to take. It was a miserable experience for both …

Australian Shepherd Color Question 
Cotton is my red Merle Australian Shepherd with white marks and tan points. I just wanted to see if anyone thinks he may have tweed or dilute coloring …

Puppy Aggression 
Hey there. I rescued my sweet female Australian Shepherd, Annie, a little over 3 months ago (as of right now she is 5 1/2 months old) and I have noticed …

Mudd Madness 
My five month Aussie has never been away from me, he was found in a trash bag and I have to bottle feed him, so our bond it tight. We live with my four …

Is My Aussie Growing? 
Hi! I was wondering if my 5 and half month old Aussie is growing at the right rate. At 17 weeks, he weighed in at 27.9 pounds. And he's definitely grown …

Aggressive Aussie 
We have an 11 month old blue Merle and 4 children ages 12 to 4. We raised him from 8 weeks thinking he would do better with our children if he grew up …

How Much Dog Food? 
My adorable 2-1/2 yr old Mini Aussie had a hair cut only to find she is overweight. Now 30lbs. I thought it was her long coat. She has no waist! I have …

4 Month Old Australian Shepherd Bites And Whines Constantly! 
I have a 4 month old Australian Shepherd mix. I know he is a very smart boy because he has already caught on to many things! However; he is constantly …

Desensitized to TV? 
Hurley just turned 2, he's a 40lb "mini". He reacts to about anything on TV now. It used to be just dogs. It's progressed to animals, movement, suspenseful …

My Tiny Sierra 
Hi, my 7 week old Aussie weighs only 2.06 pounds but the rest of the litter is around 4.5 pounds. The dad is 54 pounds and the mom is 35 pounds. I was …

How Long Can I Keep My Australian Shepherd Outside? 
It is in the dead of winter, Southwestern Mich and when I leave my Aussie out all year round on my farm, I do not have to put her on a run. Now my swans …

Interpretting Sounds of Aussies 
I asked some questions about my Aussie, Zappa, a while back in this forum and got some great advice. Zappa just turned 1 yr old and I have some questions …

Aussie In Heat At Only 4 Months? 
Hello, I recently just got my first Aussie puppy and we are living in the same house as my brother, who has a Rottie puppy (9 mos). They are best friends …

Any Recommendations For Reputable Australian Shepherd Breeders In The UK? 
Hi can anyone tell me of a reputable Australian Shepherd dog breeder in the UK? Near or in Kent would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.

Australian Shepherds And Kids 
Hi everyone! I am getting a female Aussie/Mini American Shepherd mix. I have done some temperament tests with her and she is super sweet. I haven't had …

My Aussie Has A Thin Coat 
Hello! I have a 4 year old red tri Australian Shepherd. She was spayed at about 7 months old, before first heat. She was very fluffy and Aussie looking …

Aussies In The Heat 
Hi all! What is your experience with aussies in a hot environment? We live in South Africa with nice winters, but summer-season go up to 35 celcius easy... …

Australian Shepherd In The Heat 
Hi there :) What can you guys tell me about Australian Shepherds in a hot environment? We live in the South African bushveld where summers are hot. I have …

How To Stop Jumping? 
Diesel just won't stop jumping, I've tried every tip I've read. Any suggestions?

Lifespan of Large Australian Shepherds 
Do large Australian Shepherds have a shorter life-span?

Excessive Licking Of Paws 
Hi. My Australian Shepard constantly licks her paws. Is this a trait common to this breed? I am not sure how to treat this. I tried Dinovite at one …

First Visit to the Snow! 
Hello, we are taking our Aussie to the snow for the first time and were wondering if she needs a jacket, shoes, etc?

Daredevil Bella  
Bella is 4 months and 2 weeks old blue Merle Aussie. Where to start... she is energetic, emotional, extremely social, extremely stubborn, very strong …

Shed-X 
Should I give my Aussie a Shed-X treatment? I don't want to hurt his coat. He is 10 months old. I'm a first time owner. Thank you.

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Australian Shepherd And Apartment Living 
Hey guys, So Australian Shepherds are definitely my dream dog and I've been thinking of getting one. But I don't want to do it until I get some information. …

How To Raise My Aussie With My Crazy Hours!? 
Hey guys!! (No rude comments please) I have a 7 month old Australian Shepherd. He's a beautiful red merle. I got him when he was just about to be 4 months. …

Coat + Size + Agile Puppy 
For my curiosity... After some research and characteristics we wanted, we decided to get a Aussie. We fell in love with little Maverick a black tri Aussie …

How To Get Aussie's Coat To Grow Back 
About a year ago we took my Aussie for his regular trimming at the groomer, but instead they ended up shaving him down. His hair has been growing back …

Extreme Thirst, Panting And Urination After Anesthesia 
My 9 year old Aussie underwent dental surgery to remove 2 teeth (slab fractures) and had a dental cleaning 0n 11/4. Immediately following the surgery …

How Long Does It Take For Undercoat To Grow Back? 
How long does it usually take for the undercoat to grow back out fluffy after first time being completely blown? My Chloe blew her coat during her first …

Puppy Name 
I'm getting my Aussie in two weeks and having trouble deciding on a name. He is a blue Merle boy with blue eyes. It looks like he may look alot like his …

Need Expert For Court To Attest Value Of Breeding A Female 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 -- I am ISO of a expert to attest to a dog's breeding value for divorce purposes. Needs to be close to Sacramento, CA and verifiable …

Too Much Love 
We have a female 1 1/2 year old Aussie who is very devoted, loving, and of course, energetic. The issue we have is that she licks us - or anyone visiting …

My Dog Won't Listen To Me And I Must Get Control Of Him 
My male Aussie is 1-1/2. He is an alpha male and when around other dogs he wants to be the leader. He also wants to be the leader - or shall I say "boss" …

When Do You Like To Spay? 
I have a 8 month red tri female. She is not spayed yet and wanted to know when everyone spayed their Aussie. I was planning on doing it when she turned …

Separation Anxiety/Excessive Barking 
Fellow Aussie Owners! Help please! I have recently moved out to New Jersey with my 5 year old male pure bred Aussie. We moved into a nice neighborhood …

Delivery of Puppies 
What signs do I look for when my Miniature Aussie (Bella) is going to start delivering puppies? This is her first litter. She is at 57 days. Her teats …

My 4 Month Old Australian Shepherd Is Changing Colors! 
Hello! First of all let me say I posted once before and I had great responses from the community. I appreciate all of you! So I have a 4 month old …

Adding A Third Aussie 
Hi, I have two Australian Shepherd males ages 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 years old. They are both brothers from the same parents but different litters. This coming …

Trimming Butt Hair 
My question concerns the long, thick hair that many Aussies have on their rear ends and the backs of their hind legs. I understand the AKC "fluffy dog" …

Coat Colour of Puppy 
I'm getting a new puppy. I currently have a Border Collie but have been looking at Aussies. I have a line on a 75% Aussie, 25% Border Collie. Wonderful …

Are Aussies Really The Best Dog For Me? 
We have been considering adding another dog to our family for over a year now and we have settled on an Aussie, but before we make the big leap I want …

My Aussie Pup Seems Too Calm! Is Something Wrong? 
I have a 13 week old Australian Shepherd. I got first pick on the litter and I chose the calmest pup of the bunch. I'm beginning to worry that something …

Itchy Due To Salt Water Swimming 
My Aussie girl Jade is itchy due to salt water swimming. What can help relieve this dry skin?

Aggressive Aussie 
Hi guys! I have a 1 year and 3 month old Australian Shepherd. He is very loving, sweet and very emotionally sensitive. He started to show signs of aggression …

1 Year Old Aussie - Biting and Nipping Problem 
Hi all, I have a 1 year old Aussie, who's amazing. But we got him at 7 months old so he has some slight issues. Me and my girlfriend have been training …

Australian Shepherd Blowing Coat 
My Aussie started blowing her coat in July right around the time she went into her first heat. It started with her buttfluff, now the inside of her back …

Puppy Nipping At Ankles 
How do you stop your puppy from nipping at your ankles?

What Is A Good Companion For My Aussie? 
I have the most loving, social, and outgoing male 4 mo old Aussie (Barkley) and I would like to get him a companion at some point in the next few months. …

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Pooping in House 
My Aussie is 3 years old and is housebroken. He goes to the bathroom outside everyday. However, he still poops in the house at least twice a week. Particularly …

Starting Adult Dog Food 
When should I start my Aussie pup on adult food?

Aussie Afraid Of The Car 
My Aussie is almost 2 now and is still deathly scared of the car. We have to carry him to it and once he's in be drools, shakes and usually ends up vomiting …

Overwhelmed At Dog Bar 
I have 2 Aussies. The young, a female, seemed very nervous roaming free at the Dog Bar. She was foaming at the mouth while the older one enjoyed himself. …

11 Month Old Aussie Extremely Small 
Chloe is my first ever Australian Shepherd, so this has been a huge learning experience. My concern is that she is so tiny. At 5 months old she only weight …

Can A Black Tri And Blue Merle Produce A Red Tri? 
I recently purchased a new red tri puppy, but I'm confused after seeing the parents. The mother is a blue merle and dad is a black tri! I don't fully …

Good Mini Aussie Breeders? 
I'm looking for a good and reliable Mini Aussie breeder Mini Aussie breeder near NYC. I am willing to drive 6 hours tops to get the puppy, and would like …

Tricks Limit 
Does anyone know the upper limit of how many tricks an Australian Shepherd is capable of learning? I'm especially interested in hearing from people who …

Weight Of Mini Vs. Non Mini Aussie 
Ours is a red merle just turned 4 months old on 8/22/15. She weighs 17 lbs.

Collapsible Trachae 
My Isabella female tri Aussie is 1 1/2 years old and the vet diagnosed her with Collapsible Trachae. Is this common in a regular size Aussie? I thought …

My Blue Merle Seems To Have Changed To A Red Merle? 
I have a male Australian Shepherd who was a blue merle baby. He is now two years old and looks more like a red merle now. I read that if their nose is …

Average Weight of Australian Shepherd 
Hey, I am a new Australian Shepherd owner. My puppy is 14 weeks old and weighs 24 pounds. Now, before you guys say "stop with these questions, it's about …

Breeding Australian Shepherd With Mini Aussie 
I have a male Australian Shephard that is 19 inches tall and registered. Someone is wanting to sell me a female Mini Australian Shephard, I am trying to …

4 Month Old Aussie Mix Puppy Nips Only Me?! 
Hi everyone! I need help! My husband and I adopted an Aussie mix puppy about a month ago. He is a very sweet and smart puppy the only issue we are having …

This The Dog For A Recent College Grad? 
I live in St. Petersburg, Florida, which is pretty dog friendly in general and live in an apartment complex with a dog park in it. I also work at an office …

My Aussie Wants To Eat Everything And Gets The Runs 
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Help With Submissive Urination 
I have a 4 month old mini female Aussie. We have had her for a month. First of all she's been to the vet no UTI or anything medical. We also know the breeder …

Looking For Breeder Who Will Leave A Full Tail 
I'm looking for an Aussie shepherd puppy but really want one that has its full tail intact. I'm concerned about the naturally bobbed tails due to the genetic …

How Can I Get My Aussie To Jump? 
We got Maggie when she was two months old. We had stairs so she could get on the sofa. She's a year old and does not know how to jump on couch, jump …

Invisible Fence For Our Aussie 
We adopted a male Aussie 6 weeks ago, he is almost 2 yrs old. We live in the country on almost 3 acres and don't have a fence yet and are wondering if …

Australian Shepherd Starting to Show Aggression Toward People 
Hello, I am in desperate need for help. I have an Aussie (he's almost 2) and he has been the best dog in the world, though he is protective of me which …

Isn't It Typical For An Aussie To Nip? 
Isn't a nip considered a bite? If so, isn't the Aussie a liability? If this is true, how can an owner trust taking this kind of dog to dog parks or other …

Picking The Right Breeder 
My husband recently lost our beloved Koda Bear who was a mix of what we think to be Australian Shepherd/Lab. We are beginning our search for a new pup …

Confused About My New Australian Shepherd Puppy 
I got my beautiful 6 week old blue merle female Australian Shepherd, "Zayleigh" about one week ago. I have saved up for a while to buy her. I was so exited …

Weight Gain Of Mini Aussie Puppy 
My 3 month old Mini Aussie gained 5 pounds in 3 weeks. Is that normal? I do not want to over feed him but after reading a forum on this site it sounds …

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Enough Exercise for Australian Shepherd? 
We have a six month old Aussie and we exercise her in the morning prior to her breakfast (typically a jog around the neighbourhood or tossing the ball …

Rushing, Barking, And Occasional Nipping 
We recently adopted a 4-year old Miniature Aussie from a shelter. She was initially with a breeder and we are her third owners. Something has been missed …

Demo Squad 
So our 8 month old Aussie is an indoor family member. We go to the dog park daily and do good puzzles as well as work on obedience. She is housebroken …

Male Australian Shepherd Aggressive Towards Strangers 
I have a 16 month male Aussie. Since he was about 9 months he has became aggressive towards strangers. Either coming into my home or in public. Is there …

Should I Ask My Neighbor To Keep Their Dogs Away From The Fence Because They Frustrate My Dog? 
My Aussie is a natural protector/guard dog and very territorial of his home turf. When he senses a threat or a tease, he barks with fury just like a guard …

New to Aussies 
We are new to owning an Aussie... And we love her to pieces. She is a very loveable and hyper. She stays close to me and is protective. My issue is... …

Crate Training 
MidWest iCrate Folding Metal Dog Crate - Details on Amazon I have a 16 week old Mini Aussie named Finn and he is having a hard time adjusting …

How Can I Control My Aussie's Fence Fighting? 
I adopted a brilliant, male Australian Shepherd at eight weeks. He is now 14 months and neutered. He’s been very socialized since puppyhood, and gets …

Salt Water And Australian Shepherds 
After walking in the Bay, my Aussie seems to have problems or an irritation somewhere on his paws. I can see nothing at all. Could it be the salt water …

Aussie Won't Leave My Side 
Hey everyone. I just got an 8 month old Aussie and I did a lot of research before choosing her as to activities and stimulation to help her stay stimulated. …

What Do Australian Shepherds Like To Do? 
Hi, everyone. My wife and I just got our first dog, a 14-month-old mini Aussie named Chili. For the first year of his life, he lived outside with probably …

Stubborn Australian Shepherd Pup 
For the most part he is good about outside potty but every now and then he will disappoint us. I have done all the tips. Aussie is 6+ months. Third Aussie …

Extreme Protectiveness 
My almost 3 yr old female Aussie, began showing signs of over protectiveness around 18 month and it has gotten worse from there. We worked with a trainer …

Sheila, Our Rescued Mini Aussie 
This is our beautiful mini girl. We rescued her and are so happy we did. We have always had Springers. She is so smart and we were able to train her using …

Nosey Aussie 
Does anyone know why my Aussie seems to nudge everything with her nose?

Will My Puppy Have Blue Eyes Or Will They Change? 
I am getting to bring home my red tri puppy June 30, when he will be 8 weeks old. These are his eyes now. Will they stay blue or is this the normal puppy …

Maggie Can't Jump 
We got Maggie at the age of 2 months from a backyard breeder. She immediately bonded with our P.M rescue Sunny (Keeshond). We placed steps so she could …

Australian Shepherd Got Aggressive As Person Was Leaving 
A friend of ours visited while I was playing with our Australian Shepherd in the back yard. She is a dog person. She had never seen our Aussie. Our Aussie …

Potty Training Australian Shepherd 
I have 10 weeks old Australian Shepherd puppy and she is peeing all over my house! We are doing crate training and it worked for couple of days but now …

My Australian Shepherd Is So Aggressive 
I got my Australian Shepherd at two months old, I think (or ten weeks? I can't remember). He is almost 8 months old now and neutered only a week ago, but …

Need Help Naming My 'To-Be' Female Australian Shepherd Puppy! 
I'm going to be getting my blue merle female Aussie on July 5th. She was born June 3rd. Gorgeous puppy!! BUT, I am frustrated because I can't decide on …

How Much Should My Australian Shepherd Pup (11 Weeks Old) Eat? 
How much should my Aussie pup (11 weeks old) eat?

What Is The Best, Quietiest Clippers To Use On An Australian Shepherd? 
What is the best, quietest clippers to use on a Aussie dog who can't sit still and does a proper job of clipping thick hair? Tessie is a *wiggler* when …

First Time Aussie Owner 
I'm getting my first Aussie. She's a red merle with blue eyes. Parents are registered with ASDR and the male is 15.5" female 15". Her name is Skylar. I'm …

Nervous About Post-Spaying Care 
Hi there! My Australian Shepherd, Zona (named after my home state Arizona!), is getting spayed this week. We love our vet and have had nothing but great …

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Aussie Afraid To Go Out In Our Yard 
A few weeks ago, our Aussie suddenly became frightened of our backyard; we don't know what scared her. We started taking her to the front yard, but now …

Sheep Herding And Behavior Changes? 
Has anyone experienced behavior changes in their Aussie after it has taken herding classes - positive or negative? I have a four-year-old who seems to …

Sheep Farm For Aussie To Try Work 
Where in Florida can I take my Aussie to run with sheep on a farm? Someone told me there is a place in North Florida. Thanks.

Taste Of The Wild 
I've been feeding our 15 week old Aussie Taste Of The Wild puppy formula, both bison and salmon, and up until about 10 days ago he was the most low energy …

Halter Or Leash? 
We are moving from five acres to a city lot and my two Aussies will be needing leash or halter walks a couple times a day. What kind of halter or leash …

Australian Shepherd Lifespan 
We lost our beautiful red dog, Abigail, a couple of days ago. She was thirteen years, eight months, and ten days old. She was the runt of the litter, and …

Aggression In Adopted Australian Shepherd 
Why would my 4 year old adopted Australian Shepherd get aggressive over baby talk? Please help. Thanks.

Is An Australian Shepherd Right For Us? 
Sorry if I'm in the wrong place. If not, I'm looking for advice from Aussie parents. My eldest daughter (16) lost her best friend (a 14 year old small …

9 Month Old Australian Shepherd Nipping Other Dogs At The Park, Playing Too Rough 
I have a 9 month old male Australian Shepherd. He has always been well socialized, but he has developed a habit of grabbing other dogs when herding them …

White Face Puppy, But Not Bred With Two Merles. Should I Be Worried? 
I'm picking up this little guy in 2 weeks. I am worried about the lack of color around his eyes/ears. His Dad is a Red tri. Should I be worried about deaf/blindness …

Idiopathic Head Tremors 
Our 9 month old male Mini Aussie has had two episodes of this. From what I can gather it is called idiopathic head tremors. It is not harmful to the dog …

What Color Is My Aussie? 
Hey, I got an Aussie three years ago, called Mica, and last week she had her first litter. I have absolutely no idea what her true color is, since she …

New Puppy Questions 
I am getting a 8 week old purebred Australian Shepherd in 8-9 weeks (S/he isn't born yet) but I had some questions as this is my first ever puppy. 1. …

Australian Shepherd Nipping 
My Aussie will not stop nipping I've tried everything I've read online what else can I do? Aussie Behavior Problems? Australian Shepherd Lover's …

Questions about Trefexis, Nail Trimming, and Bathing 
I just got a 3mo old female Aussie and named her Zappa. Overall, she's absolutely wonderful. But I have some questions. First, Zappa was purchased by …

Puppy Potty Training—Please Help!  
Hi everyone! I just got an Australian Shepherd and I am looking for tips with potty training. Marley is already pretty good with most things but I cannot …

Pregnant Australian Shepherd? 
My husband brought home an Australian Shepherd stray 56 days ago. She was on a job site for 6 months and nobody wanted her. On the last day she stayed …

Occasional Head Tremors 
Our 9 month old male Mini Aussie has had 2 episodes of this. From what I can gather it is called idiopathic head tremors. It is not harmful to the dog …

1 Year Old Australian Shepherd Seems To Tire Easily 
My pup Breeze is obsessed with balls! She loves to retrieve and then instead of giving me the ball, she prances around me, making sure I see the ball in …

Was Given A Full Blooded Australian Shepherd 
Was given a full blooded Australian Aussie pup. Neither one of his parents have papers. How do I get papers for him?

Training On Leash for Deaf Australian Shepherd 
Our Aussie, Azul, likes to jump when we are walking him. How can we get him to stop doing that? Also any training tips for him would be great as he is …

Is This An Australian Shepherd? 
Someone gave us this puppy and told us she was a Aussie I'm not sure if she is or isn't, I've never had one before. I love her regardless, just not sure …

Suggestion For Walking Upset Dog 
When walking our young one we used a regular collar and she wears a back pack with a few full 16 oz cans of tomato sauce in the pockets on each side. I …

When Walking Australian Shepherd Outside On Leash He Goes Crazy 
I have a year old Australian Shepherd red tri named Korben. Very energetic of course and extremely curious. When he was smaller I'd take him on a leash …

What Size Collar For My Puppy? 
Hi! I am getting a little red merle puppy the end of May. He was born 2 days ago! I've begun buying things for my puppy, but do I need to get 2 collars …

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Training To Stop Barking And Charging At People And Animals When They Approach 
How can my friend stop her Aussie from barking, lunging and charging at people, dogs and horses as they approach? Distracting with treats, sit / stay etc. …

Need Safe (Longer Lasting) Chew Treat Suggestions! 
Hello, my husband and I have gotten our first larger-sized dog. Boomer is a 4 month old blue-merle Australian Shepherd and he LOVES food and treats. Because …

Need Tips On Stopping Barking 
My Australian Shepherd likes to bark a lot. More than other Aussies I meet. Do you have helpful tips on how to stop that?

Smart Dog Gets Bored Resulting In Behavior Issues 
Hi! I have an Aussie/Border Collie mix that is brilliant and gets bored very easy. She however has a few behavior issues. She listens to my husband but …

Fear Of Men, People, Other Dogs, And Multiple Allergies 
I have a year old Mini Aussie that I purchased when he was 16 weeks. I did not know the breeders and I still don't feel as if I know them well. My dog, …

Aussie and Cats 
I'm very interested in getting a Miniature Australian Shepard. I have 3 cats and a little concerned on how the dog's natural herding instincts may cause …

Aussie Random Attacks 
I have 4 dogs ages 9, 6, 1.9 & 1.7. They are Dachshund, Boxer, Aussie & Lab. The two youngers have been with us since they were 3 months. The Aussie has …

New Mini Having A Few Issues Adapting To New Home 
Hi! I recently (one week) brought home a miniature Aussie named Red and I am now living with him in my parents house. Although he is very loyal to me and …

Any Shampoo Recommendations For Very Dry Skin? 
Hi, I was wondering if you could recommend a shampoo for my Australian Shepherd puppy? His skin is very dry and his coat is looking a little dull now. …

Australian Shepherd Becoming Aggressive Toward Other Dogs 
Our 2 year old male Aussie has become super protective and started being aggressive toward other dogs when we're walking off-leash in open areas. How common …

9 Year Old Australian Shepherd Nipped Someone She's Known Since Puppy 
We have high herding 9 year old female Aussie who 95% of the time is a total sweetie with visitors. On very rare occasions, unexpectedly and without warning …

Socializing Issues 
I have a 7 month old Mini Aussie. He is struggling with socializing! He can not seem to handle the dog park at all, while being at a human park with me …

Formerly Fearless Australian Shepherd Now Afraid And Skittish 
My 20 month old Australian Shepherd girl has suddenly (last 2 weeks) become afraid of noises. She's skittish. No change in routine or food. Nothing has …

Territorial Australian Shepherd 
How can I stop my male Aussie from being so territorial when it comes to other dogs?

Help Me Find A Video 
I recently saw a quaint video taken 50-60 years ago of a man doing rodeo type tricks with his Aussies, but now I can't find it. Does anyone know a link …

Feeding Frequency Change for Australian Shepherd Pup 
My Aussie Pup, RubiCon is 5 months old. When can I change her feeding schedule to once per day instead of 2? I work full-time and as she's gotten older …

Puppy On Flight 
So I just bought a handsome boy red merle puppy yesterday and I am planning on flying him home from school in three weeks. He is about 7 lbs and is roughly …

Aussies in Arizona 
I grew up with LOTS of Aussies but lived in the country in the South. I now live in Arizona and while I would love to have one, I'm not sure it would …

Australian Shepherd Attacks Mini-Aussie 
My question - Our 7 year old Australian Shepherd attacked our Mini Aussie (3 Yr) yesterday Quite severely, I had to yell her off of him, them move her …

My Australian Shepherd Is Very Aggressive And I Need Help 
I adopted the most amazing dog about eight months ago and she has really made my house a home. I got her as a puppy and did my best to raise her right …

Barking At Animals On TV 
Hello. Hope everyone is stayng warm! My 4 year old female is a sweetheart, and it is obvious the breeder from whom I purchased her knew what she was …

Re-Home Or Keep Aussie? 
Looking for suggestions on my Aussie. We have had Boots since he was 10 weeks old, and he is currently 4.5. My husband and I love our Aussie so much; he …

How Much Should Our 6 Week Old Aussy Eat? 
New Aussy owner,; she's 6 weeks old. How much should we feed her per day?

Doggie Dementia? 
My 13 year old red-tri Aussie seems to be confusing daytime and nighttime. At night she will pop up from her bed and wants pets, if I stop she pushes …

Excessive Growling 
Our Australian Shepherd—Black Lab mix can be a very good and cute dog, but she has some strange behavior issues. Background: was sort of nippy as a puppy, …

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Moving To Smaller Quarters 
We have a large house and 1 and 1/4 acres of ground. Circumstances dictate we must move to an apartment complex where we must walk our 5 yr. old Jodi on …

My 1 Year Old Aussie Doesn't Tell Us When He Has To Go! 
We rescued our beautiful Aussie, Sammy, about a month ago. He has been wonderful so far! He is very smart and picking up on training very quickly. We …

Why Does My Aussie Charge Me? 
Hi there! We just rescued Sammy (M-N), our new Aussie, from a rescue here in Illinois. We've had him for about a month and so far he has been an amazing …

Neutering Mini Aussie Pup 
I have a Miniature Australian Shepherd who is now 5 months and 1 week old. When I first purchased him from the breeder she made me aware that the vet could …

Questionable Breeding Policies? 
Hi everyone. We've raised Aussies for 24 years but just now found this site. It's great. I already know the answers to these two questions but wanted more …

What Is The Right Age To Have A Male Aussie Neutered?  
My Aussie, Akela, is now 8 months old. I have read many conflicting information regarding the ideal age to neuter male dogs. I read that apparently too …

Is This An Aussie? 
I got this tiny little puppy at 8 weeks old off of an ad on Craigslist. She needed a home or was going to be taken to the shelter. She is now 8 months …

What's The Best Puppy Food For This Breed? 
We just took this little bundle of joy on. He was born on Dec 10 and just after one day he has acclimated quite well. We have 2 other dogs and I believe …

How Do I Tell My Neighbor That I Don't Think His Pup Should Be Outdoors In The Cold All Day? 
This is a young beautiful 1.5 year old dog that is left outdoors for hours at a time in the cold weather in the upper Midwest. I feel so bad to see him …

Bringing On A New Puppy 
We have a 2 year old Aussie mix. I am really wanting to get a male puppy this fall. Rudy is the light of our lives and is the best snugger and playmate. …

Flea And Tick Chemical Products, Frontline, Fipronel—Do You Use It? 
I really need your help with names of people who have used the preparation from Frontline, Fipronel. I have your article " Flea and Tick Protection Severe …

Just Wondering About Different Fur 
I have a tri-color and have always wondered why the hair/fur of her collar and chest are so much softer than her black body hair? Any theories?

Is She An Aussie? 
Hi everyone! This is my precious baby girl Muffin! I rescued her in June 2014 and I believe she was about 6-8 weeks. She's the sweetest, friendliest, most …

Australian Shepherd Aggressive To Strangers 
My 15 month red merle "Sassy" loves everyone she knew as a puppy, cuddly, gentle, loving. Anyone she didn't know she becomes crazy, barking, growling, …

Is The Australian Shepherd The Right Dog For Me? 
I have been looking into getting an Australian Shepherd but have some concerns about whether or not this would be a good dog for me. My biggest concerns …

What's The Best Way To Train A Deaf Australian Shepherd? 
I was wondering what's the best way to train a deaf Aussie?

Help Identify Puppy? 
Me and my wife have been looking for an Australian Shepherd since moving to Hawaii recently and have stumbled upon this pup on Craigslist. I'm not too …

How Long Before You Left Your Aussie Out Of Its Crate During The Day? 
I have a three month old Mini Aussie, and was wondering how long it took before you left your pup out of the crate while at work during the day? She is …

How To Deal With Younger Australian Shepherd Being Too Aggressive With Older Dog And Running Out Into The Street? 
Hello everyone - My husband and I have two Australian Shepherds - one about eleven years old (male) and a female about fourteen months old. I am so frustrated …

Australian Shepherd Aggression With New People 
Hi I have an 8 month Aussie. His name is Jasper. For the most part I’d say he is very well trained for his age. We are getting ready to enter agility classes, …

What's Good For An Australian Shepherd With Dry Flakey Skin? 
I have a two year old Aussie. We are in pretty cold weather and have electric heat so the air is really dry. Her skin on her inner thighs has become dry …

How To Train An Australian Shepherd How To Behave Around Small Children? 
Hi - our 20 month old female Australian Shepherd tends to get into trouble around smaller children, which is not a surprise at all given that they move …

Australian Shepherd Color Standards 
I always hear people talk about Tri's but they are not listed as an acceptable color?

Constantly Nibbling Or Licking My Hand 
Our 9 month old Ty has the oddest behavior and I don't understand it... When he's sitting next to me and I'm petting him, he has to have my hand in his …

Itchy Australian Shepherd 
We just adopted a beautiful 6 month old Australian Shepherd from a rescue over the weekend. I noticed yesterday that he's started itching and biting at …

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Mini Australian Shepherd Feeding 
I have a 6 month old Mini Aussie that always seems to be hungry. So much so that I invested in a slow feeding bowl because he could down his food in seconds. …

Australian Shepherd Attacks and Aggressiveness 
Someone please help me. I've tried everything I know to do and it seems like the situation just keeps getting worse! We have 3 female dogs, the oldest …

How Common Is Aggression In Australian Shepherds? 
After looking through the questions in this forum I am feeling a bit nervous about getting my Aussie this weekend. I have seen many comments about aggression. …

Need Boarding—Any Aussie Lovers Living In Austin, Tx Area? 
Need boarding of my daughter's beautiful mini blue merle Aussie. Temporary board for 3-4 months, till she can find a new home. She doesn't have much money, …

How To Test If Australian Shepherd Is A Red Carrier? 
I have a black tri female who is out of a black tri dam and blue sire. What testing can I do to see if she could possibly be a red carrier?

Mini Aussies And Rabbit 
Hi all, I am considering adopting a one-year-old Mini Aussie mix. I have never wanted a dog but fell in love with her at the pound. We currently have a …

15 Year Old Female Aussie Gagging? 
I have a 15 year old blue merle Beatrice who is a rescue dog that has been the light of my life since she was 6. At 15 now she is getting a little slower, …

Over-Protective Female Australian Shepherd? 
Hi - recently I have noticed that our female Aussie, 20 months old, has been showing some signs of aggression. We recently moved from a busy neighborhood …

Can Black Tris Have Blue Eyes? 
I thought only merle Aussies had blue eyes, I was always told the merle gene also was responsible for the blue eye. Now I see black tris advertised as …

8 Month Old Aussie Chewing On The House! 
Hello... my beautiful Aussie puppy, Olivia, is eating me literally out of my home! I have found the 7th chew spot today - ANOTHER windowsill. I keep her …

Scared 6 Month Old Mini Aussie 
My 6 month old male Mini Aussie, MO. I've had him since he was 8 weeks old. He is so skiddish, even with me and my son who are his main caretakers if you …

Safe Chew Toys For Heavy Chewer 
My 2 year-old mini Aussie is a gnashing/gnawing chewer and loves Nylabones and will literally scrape through the "Nyla". I'm concerned about him swallowing …

Nexgard Flea And Tick Control? 
I am thinking of changing flea and tick control measures from Parastar Plus to NexGard chewables. Parastar Plus has seemed to work well and seems to cause …

Problem With House Training 
We have a 16 week old Mini Aussie and are having problems house training. The problem he will not tell us when he has to "go" and if we don't watch him …

Need Advise About Puppy Teething 🐶 
This is my son Aaron and his girlfriend Sarah's first puppy. Ava is a mini and all Aussie! Ava's teething and they could use some advice. My son says Ava …

Australian Shepard vs Mini Aussie 
I post this question not looking for negative comments about either breed just looking to understand why Mini Aussies are not accepted in the Aussie community. …

Keeping My Aussie Busy? 
My Aussie is 8 months old and I could really use some (lots) of advice on keeping her occupied. 😧 She and I spend at least an hour a day at the park, where …

Occasionally Aggressive Puppy 
I have a 5 month old Aussie and a 2 year old Husky. They're great buddies and the Husky is extremely gentle with Sadie, the puppy. Sadie is clearly the …

Serious Behavioral Problems 
My puppy, Indy, is a sweet and loving loyal dog. Sometimes, but lately I cannot get him to listen to a single thing I say. He WILL NOT listen, and I'm …

Metacam Pain Medication For Dogs 
Is Metacam ok for Australian Shepherds after a surgical procedure? Thank You, Pam, Fred, Buddie & Bandit

Nipping When Pet 
Hi! I have a nine month old Aussie, Duke. He is a great puppy but we have had some issues with aggression and biting. His aggressiveness is getting better …

How Much Do Australian Shepherds Shed? 
Do Australian Shepherds shed? If so how much?

Barking At Ball 
Several times a day I go out in the yard to play 'herd the ball' with my Aussie. She has two that she loves... one a jolly ball and the other is a hard …

Barking At Grandson 
We rescued a Australian Shepard/Border Collie mix when she was about 10 mos old and is now 7 yrs old. She will bark and sound mean when people or other …

Aussie Puppy Of 12 Weeks 
I am concerned if a Aussie puppy of 12-13 weeks does not fit in my large in-cabin bag for a flight. It has to weight less than 21 pounds and be around …

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Adding A Second Female Aussie 
We have a 5 year old female Aussie and are debating getting an 9 week old Aussie pup (female). I have read that having two females in not wise and just …

What To Feed My New Puppy? 
Hello everyone!!! So excited to be a (almost) proud new mommy!!! I will be getting my darling lil pup, Sidney, next week. Could someone please tell …

Adopting A 6 Year Old Aussie To Accompany Our 13 Month Old 
Hi folks, We have an opportunity to take in a 6yo spayed male Aussie named Gunner, who happens to the be the Uncle of our 13 month old pup Zola. Zola …

Aussie Adoption 
Greetings, my name is Russ Peters. My wife and I have been trying to adopt a purebred Aussie since September of last year. We have experience raising Aussies …

Best Medications For Little Aussies 
What is the best medication for flea & tick control and also heartworm control?

What Tests Are Required To Register An Aussie? 
I am looking to get into breeding Aussies, and I want to be sure in my full knowledge of the breed. I know that to register under ASCA you have to have …

Excited Barking In The Car 
My three-year-old Mini Aussie barks in the car out of sheer joy and excitement on the way to meet her fur-buddies most mornings. She usually waits a few …

Unusual Merling 
Hi, I recently found a breeder who breeds Minis in my state and have made the decision to purchase from her. I waited on her litter, and she had two males …

14 Week Puppy Barks in Defiance 
Our little guy is 14 weeks old, his name is Auggie, and he is an angel one minute and the devil the next. We're noticing a few issues with him - specifically …

Mini Aussie Aggression 
I love my Mini Aussie, but I now have to take her out of my neighborhood to walk. Otherwise she will bark and act aggressive to the kids in the area. Any …

My 7 Month Male Aussie, Keeps Getting On My Bed Messing It Up And Then Peeing On It. Why? 
HELP... My 7 month male Aussie, keeps getting on my bed messing it up and then peeing on it. WHY?

My Aussie Just Doesn't Want To Eat In The Afternoons! 
I have a nervous rescued Aussie who eats in the AM, albeit with concern... I cannot change the routine! In the afternoons I have to feed him with my hand …

What Is A Good Flea Treatment To Use? 
I'm looking for a flea treatment that isn't harmful or as harmful as most. I live in Washington State and it has stayed warmer this year longer than usual. …

My 6 Month Old Female's Naughty Behavior Has Returned : ( 
I worked hard to eliminate my girl's bad behavior, but after almost 3 months she's jumping on me and nipping again. I've tried using the same training …

Aussie Nipping/Jumping At My Roomate 
I have a 10 year old female Aussie, named Star, who has always been an only child. Recently, I moved in with a roommate who has a 9 year old, male Dachshund. …

Outcome Of Tri To Tri Breeding 
Is there any chance of getting a merle, out of a tri to tri breeding, when there is a parent to both sire and dam that are merle's?

Aussie Reacts Spastic If Held 
My 1 year old Australian Shepherd reacts violently if we have to hold her to remove a tick or look in her ear when she's been scratching. The breeder told …

Marking Behavior + Asking For Door 
My Australian Shepherd puppy is 5 months old, and he has been great so far. He is crate trained and when out of the crate he now asks for the door. He …

Empty Water Bowl 
Why does she empty out her water bowl (she uses front paws in digging motion to get all the water out of her bowl).

Australian Shepherd Extremely Afraid of Humans 
So I rescued this amazing Australian Shepherd. Love him. My buddy when we are alone at home. However, he was not well socialized, a skeleton and had mange …

Aussie Mix Crazy On Walks (But Only When I Least Suspect It) 
Hello! I recently adopted a 1 year old Aussie Mix from local rescue group. I live in an apartment and he is doing great; being a mix he's only around 35# …

Single Eye Dilation 
Anyone ideas as to why my puppies eye will dilate like the picture shown? It doesn't seem to occur with any kind of regularity or cause. He's 18 weeks …

How To Handle Discovered Mom And Pups 
I just found a Mother Aussie with her pups underneath a vacant building. She is aggressively protective as you can imagine. I left a dish close by with …

Whether Or Not To Adopt A Second Mini Aussie As A Friend For Our 1 Year Old Mini 
We have a 1 year old Mini Aussie who is (of course) very active. We are looking into adopting another young adult Mini Aussie as a friend for our little …

Fence Climbing 
Our 18 month old Auusie is a wonderful family dog. Everyone, I repeat, everyone loves her with one exception: the neighbors previously abused, vicious …

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What's The Difference Between An Australian Shepherd And A "Texan Australian Shepherd" 
We just got what we where told is a Texan Australian Shepherd. So can this also be called a Miniature Australian Shepherd or are they totally different. …

Coat Color Related Health Issues 
I am thinking about adopting a dilute black or better known as slate colored male Australian Shepherd. He is 2 and has no apparent health issues. I was …

Double Merle Australian Shepherd 
The other day I (although unknowingly) picked up an 8 week old double merle puppy. I had gone to get a completely different breed of dog but she chose …

Laser Spay Surgery 
I received my first female Aussie pup when she was 8 weeks old. She's now 5 1/2 months. This week she started acting weird, i.e.: barely eats, lays down …

Body Slamming? 
When my Aussie plays sometimes she slams her whole body into me, which hurts a lot! I grab her and tell her no firmly, but then she growls and tries to …

Buying A Puppy From A Breeder 
Getting an Australian Shepherd on Saturday from a breeder. I just checked her website and she posted pics of both the parents and they are both merle. …

Anyone Found A Durable Frisbee? 
Like a lemming, I keep making my weekly Frisbee order to Amazon. Not only can't I find one that will withstand my Aussie's teeth, actually fly, and not …

4 Year Old Miniaute Aussie Scratching And Itching 
My four year old Mini Aussie is scratching the hair off her legs and her butt area. Itching and scratching a lot. When I brush her there is a lot of dandruff. …

Young Puppy Will Not Stop Leading Another Puppy By The Neck 
This is a new on on me. We have had Aussies since 1981. This is a long read but all information is below. At this time we have 3 Aussies (full size) …

Need Advice From Other Owners Who've Helped Dogs Through Joint Surgery (Hip/Knee) 
I'm looking for advice and experiences of other Australian Shepherd owners who have gone through joint surgeries and recoveries with their dogs. Specifically …

Why Does My Aussie Whine When I Get Ready? 
When I get ready, for just about anything, my 10 month old Australian Heeler whines. When I put my makeup on, she whines the entire time. Same when I'm …

Aussies And Yards Without Fences 
I have a very young Australian Shepherd, and we just moved into a home that does not have the best fence. In some places, the fence is only about 3 feet …

My Aussie's Skin Problems 
He is a lovely red Merle. At about 7 years old, he developed, after boarding, 2 red sores or lesions that would look like a bite from either a snake or …

Rescued an Aussie—Need Tips 
I am just looking for some resources and someone to talk to about this surprise addition to our pack. Here is the story of Lucky (so far). This morning …

Wild Child 9 Month Old Mini Aussie 
We have a 9 month 38 lb Mini Aussie (Bruno). He is a wild child. Will he calm with age?

Pooping Outside 
Hello :) My husband and I just got a 15 week old miniature Australian Shepherd from a breeder this past Thursday. He's been doing great so far. The only …

Sleepy Aussie 
My 1.5 year old Aussie doesn't like to play, isn't incredibly interested in treats, and I'd say she's interested in me about 85% of the time. However my …

Puppy In Heat 
Our little girl Aussie went into heat this morning. My husband was outside for about an hour and came back in to a mess of blood and that she has pooped! …

My Roaming Aussies  
Hello. I have two Australian Shepherds, both rescues acquired about one year apart. The alpha girl, 8 now, is very playful and loves to roam around our …

Leaving Two Australian Shepherds Alone In The House 
I have a male and female 6 month olds from same litter. They were trained from 6 weeks to sleep together in a crate but are too big to do that any more. …

Sprayed by Skunk 
If your Australian was sprayed by a skunk PLEASE help! Our Aussie got sprayed by a skunk a few nights ago. That morning we bathed her with Odormute. …

Eating/Chewing Problems 
My 6 month old male Aussie acts like he is always starving, gets fed well, and eats holes in walls, chairs, doors etc. What is wrong? He won't even touch …

Proper Way To Socialize Puppy? 
I have a 3 month old Mini Aussie and need advice on socializing. He is ok with people but scared of other dogs. I found a dog park near our house and …

My Aussie Hates Grooming 
I have a 4 year old girl since she was a new pup. She has always hated a brush or comb. I run her off leash several miles everyday. Burrs are a constant …

Need Examples of Jobs for Australian Shepherds 
Everyone keeps saying that Aussies need a job but no one can seem to give me concrete examples of what those jobs could be - aside from herding sheep, …

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Dry Skin Problem 
Hi, my new Aussi puppy has been scratching and biting herself a lot and also seems to have a bit of dandruff. I was just wondering if she might be allergic …

Question About Blue Eyes On A Red Tri 
So I know the BET gene is rare. I also know that eyes can change over the first few months of a pups life. So, with that said, how do breeders selling …

To Crate? Or Not To Crate? 
I am going to be a first time Aussie owner in 2 weeks! We are a family of 4 (children ages 6, and 15), we live on 4 acres, and I work from home. I have …

Nipping At People's Feet Or Edge Of Their Pants Legs 
Our female black-tri Aussie nips at people's feet or edge of their pants legs until they bend down and pet her. If it's a loud and hyper (jumping around …

Australian Shepherd Hearing 
Curious if Shepherd owners find that this breed has a higher hearing frequency?

Red Merle To A Red Tri Makes All Red? 
I have a red merle Australian shepherd female and red tri male that I plan to breed when they are both old enough. I have talked to several breeders and …

Feeding A Rescue Dog 
We just rescued an Aussie and now she is hardly eating at all (not a bite today). She did have some diarrhea when we first got her back. I would appreciate …

Excessive Barking; What Can I Do To Stop It? 
We have a fenced yard for the dogs to play etc. But new puppy when left in there with other dogs, which he gets along with, will stand at the back and …

Aussie Barks At Strangers 
My 4 month old Aussie is hard to take on walks and go outside with because she always barks at people in a defensive way, and it sometimes scares them, …

Full Blood Australian Shepherd? 
I have never had an Aussie before, but I may be adopting one. He is 8 months old. The vet wasn't very clear when I asked if he was full blooded Aussie. …

Fear And Spay 
My new Aussie is almost 6 months old. We've had her for 3 months now and although she has been continuously positively exposed to life, she still seems …

Getting Dragged To Australia 
Our Aussie, Oliver, is simply wonderful... in the house, playing frisbee, at the end of a walk, and if the Site published our picture of him with a baby …

Patella Luxation (Knee Bone Dislocation) 
My 9 month old Miniature Aussie has been diagnosed with patella luxation. It means keeping her quiet for a month after surgery. Has anyone had experience …

9 Month Old Neutered Male Plays Really Rough With Puppies 
I have a nine month old neutered male Aussie and when we frequent the dog park he tends to play (what I think is) a little too rough with puppies. He'll …

How Can I Help My Aussie Be Less Afraid Of Everything? 
I have a mini Aussie who is 9 months old, and he is sweet playful, and has such a kind heart. He was very well socialized and loved people, abandoned my …

Biting Aussie 
I have a male English/Australian Shepherd. He is under two years old and fixed. He is very well behaved and knows his role with small children in our household. …

Aussie Has Cracks In Paws 
I have a 1 and half year old Auss. Her paw pads seem really cracked. Like dry skin. Some on the largest pads and some cracks are on the side of the pads. …

Standard Size And Crystals In Urine 
I have a 5 month old blue merle male. I am concerned he is not the standard size I was told I would get through a breeder. He is now roughly 30lbs. Additionally, …

Aussie Tails 
I noticed that European Aussies have their tails, are there breeders in the US that have puppies with tails?

Grooming An Aussie 
Twice now (two different groomers) I have asked for Diesel my 6 year old male aussie to be shaved down for the summer. Both groomers complied without …

What Do You Do About Early Signs Of Aggression? 
My 13 week old Australian Shepard is beginning to get snippy. She tried to get into the garbage and I pushed her away by the shoulder. When I did that …

Do The Merles Have Any Predisposition To Health Problems That The Tris Do Not Have? 
Do the merles have any predisposition to health problems that the tris do not have?

Standard Aussie 21 Pounds At 9 Months 
Our Aussie came from two standards both between 40 and 50 lbs, but our girl is over 9 months now and only weighs 21.3 lbs and has been this size for about …

New Puppy Is Such A Picky Eater At 8 Weeks Old! Help! 
Hi everyone, I got my Aussie puppy yesterday, he is 8 weeks old and the breeder fed him Mighty Dog beef 3 times per day and left the kibble in a bowl out …

Why Is My Mini Aussie Biting? 
I just moved and lately, my dog Millie, has been nipping at people's faces she doesn't know very well. She is only a year old and when we moved, all these …

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Nipping Turning Into Biting 
My 3 year old Aussie is a nipper that usually doesn't hurt or break the skin but when he is uncomfortable with someone and seems to not trust that nip …

I Am Adopting An Aussie Pup But I'm Worried That Our Family's Lifestyle Will Be To Different For Him 
I am adopting an Aussie pup that is 2 months old but I'm worried that our family's lifestyle will be too different for him. He is being raised on a farm …

Our New Aussie Won't Obey My Wife 
We got a 3-year-old Aussie at the beginning of Memorial Day weekend and he quickly established me as the leader. He exceeded our expectations in his obedience. …

Alpha Female During Walks 
Our blue merle, Charlotte, is fantastic but for one problem: she acts out of control with other dogs during our walks. She ranges from aggression with …

Flea And Tick Preventive 
What type of flea and tick preventive have you had success with? We have 2 Aussies and have been using Advantix 11 for quite some time. They are now having …

Cut Or Not To Cut! 
My Mini 8 month old has a very thick coat and looks as though she has britches on and huge hips! Consequently she looks out of proportion with a small …

Working With A Rescued Aussie 
I am a 20 year old college student who just saved an Aussie from a misfitting home. She is a 6 month old blue merle and is just a doll most of the time. …

Unequal Sized Pupils 
I have a 4 1/2 month old blue eyes Aussie. He was playing and completely fine. Took about a 10 min nap and woke up with one pupil completely dialated and …

NSDR Registration Question 
I have a female aussie I bought a few months ago. She came with what looks like an application for NSDR. It includes the transfer of ownership on the back. …

Got Puppy Too Early And I Need Advice 
I was just recently on vacation and got my first Aussie puppy. The breeder had sold all but two pups. She was 5 weeks old when I got her. Now, before everyone …

Heartworm Med Intolerance, Help Please 
Aspen is a 10 year old female red merle Aussie (with pink skin and a lot of white in her coat). I rescued her when she was 5. She and I are very close …

Adapting An Aussie To Living In An Apartment 
Concerned... I have a 2 1/2 month Aussie puppy. We live in the suburbs, but in an apartment with no backyard. Is this breed adaptable to this type of environment? …

Consistent Biting 
My 14 week old puppy consistently attacks my 11 year old son's shoes every day, multiple times. If he walks by, the puppy will attack his feet by lunging, …

Aussies and Guinea Pigs 
Our Aussie "Zola" is now 7 months old. We have 3 guinea pigs in a hutch which she will often sit and pine/whine in front of. She has a favorite GP and …

Loves To Read! 
My 8 month old pup is very receptive to positive training and is an excellent student. But... she has always loved to take books, magazines and any paper …

How Old Is Too Old To Breed? 
How old is too old to breed?

15 Months Old Australian Shepherd Nipping  
Our 15 months old Australian shepherd nipped our favorite waiter in our down the street restaurant, why? We go there regularly, he knows the staff and …

Should I Neuter My Male Aussie? 
I have a 17 month old male Aussie and have continuously asked for advice from training classes, vets, breeders, the lot! But no one seems to give a straight …

Herding vs. Attacking Cats 
I recently moved where there are several cats. My 10 year old neutered male has started being aggressive to a particular older cat. Since the cats owner …

Need Advice About 10 Week Old Deaf Puppy 
I have a 10 week old puppy who is deaf. He is a great addition to the family but I am looking for any advice.

History of the Australian Shepherd 
It is believed by some that the breed has Basque origins in Spain and was used there by shepherds. Those shepherds might, then, have emigrated to the West …

Pink, On 5 Year Old Tri Mini Lower Lips, Nose And Eye Rims 
Roxy is 5 years old and always has had black nose, eye rims and lower jaw lips. In the last six months her black line around her lower lips has turned …

Split Face Aussie 
Hello, I am getting my first Aussie puppy in two days! She had split face (brown markings around one eye and white around other). She also had one brown …

Puppy Getting Under Your Feet 
How do I keep the puppy from getting under my feet and possibly causing me to fall?

White Aussie Question 
So we are thinking about adding onto our family with a second dog. We have one now and two cats, we want a bigger dog since the one we have is small. Our …

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Is This An Australian Shepherd Puppy? 
I want to know if this puppy in this picture is an Australian Shepherd or a mix between a Husky and a Golden Retriever?!

Aggressive Behavior Toward Dogs 
My 6 year old Aussie girl has been getting increasingly aggressive toward dogs we meet on our walks. She's fine at first, nose touching, stump wagging …

Biting Not Nipping 
My 4 1/2 month old Aussie bit my step-daughters face. She should have had stitches but they are concerned about infection so they just taped it shut. She …

Dog Carts 
Does anyone know where to get not-too-expensive carts and harnesses for dogs to pull? I had my 2 Aussies pulling sleds this winter, and they loved it. …

FOUND!! Red Merle Aussie Male, Berea, KY 
I would really love to reunite him w/his family. I've found a lot of rescue sites but none that allow me to post a found pet.

Aggressive Play 
Remy is a 13 month old, neutered male Aussie. We brought Remy into our house to be a playmate for our 12 month old, neutered, female Sheltie. They bonded …

12 Week Old Aussie And Cats 
I have a 12 weeks old Aussie and two 8 month old cats. He has taken to chasing, jumping and even snipping at them and their tails whenever they are in …

Toy, Mini Or Full 
I have a Australian Shepherd and was told it was regular size. I love her no matter what size but I am questionable about her size. At 8 weeks she is only …

Why Do Small Aussie Dogs Female Or Male Scoot On Their Seats? 
My female Miniature Toy Aussie now and then scoots on her seat, does anyone know why?

Leash Aggression 
My Australian Shepherd Mocha has some leash aggression how do I stop it and help her be nice to other dogs?

Do Red Merles Have A Different Temperament? 
A fellow breeder claims that red merles are more snippy or aggressive / sassy than other colors. Has anyone noticed different attitude tendencies between …

Dog Dislikes 
My Aussie is a perfect dog 99% of the time. However, there is a dog in the neighborhood he hates (for lack of a better word). This dog has done nothing …

Odd Staring Behavior 
Garbo is our 2nd Aussie, a 4 year old rescued stray we've had for 7 months, so we know nothing about her background. We just started working with a behavior …

When Will My Dog's Long Coat Come Back? 
How long does it normally take for Aussies to grow their coats out after shedding? I have three 2 year old Australian Shepherds all within a few weeks …

Australian Shepherd Grooming Issues 
My 10 month old female Aussie hates being groomed. She has never willingly let us brush her and she bites and growls at every type brush we have tried. …

Intense Biting Of Flesh (Beyond A Nipping Issue) 
My family adopted an Aussie about 2 weeks ago from a breeder. Riley is 13 weeks now and is very playful, but 2-3 times a day, in 30 min spurts, he goes …

Change In Temperament After Spaying 
I have a three year old Mini Aussie. She had a seizure at 12 weeks and they never determined a cause. Because of that, we were afraid to have her sedated …

Parastar Plus? 
We live in an area where ticks abound and find it sadly necessary to apply a pesticide to our Mini Aussie. We have been using K9 Advantix II, but our …

My Aussie Is Chewing Everything Up! How Can I Get Her To Stick To Her Chew Toys? 
My 8 month old Aussie chews up EVERYTHING. Especially things she is not supposed to chew up. When will she stop chewing and how can I train her to not …

What Are Their Food Protection Instincts? 
Our dog turns his food over on purpose often. Is this some sort of instinct that generates this behavior? How can I deal with it better?

House Training 
Have a 3 year old female who is trained to potty outside. She used to go outside no problem. Ever since there was a separation in the family approx 10 …

When To Neuter My Australian Mini Sheppard 
There is some controversy for the correct time to neuter an Australian Sheppard Mini. 6 months seems to be the most recommended. Is this correct? Thanks …

Breeding Question 
I have two Australian Shepherds; one is a 4 year old male and the other is a 7 month old female; they are half siblings, they have the same sire. Is it …

Aussie At 15 Months Has Started Running After Dogs In The Park 
Hi all, I would love to hear any fellow Aussie owners experience! I have a 15 month old male Aussie that I have trained since he was 8 weeks old, very …

Mini Or Full Size Aussie 
12 weeks 17.5 pounds how big can he get?

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Blue Eye and Brown Eyes 
Do Miniature Aussies see equal thru both eyes?

Aussie Puppy Biting 
We have a 13 month old Aussie puppy who bites a lot. This is our first experience with Aussies. Is this common? He was part of two litters 1 week apart …

Rescue Nervous/Excited With Loud Noises/Voices, Pees And Paces 
I have an older Aussie that I loved so much that I decided to get another through a rescue. The rescue Aussie is younger and having some anxiety issues …

2nd Aussie Seems To Be An Angry Puppy - Is It A Phase? 
I have a 3 year old Aussie female and recently we added another female Aussie puppy who at the time was 3 months old when she came in to our home. I was …

2 Year Old Not Having Heat 
My female who turned two in January 2014 has only had 1 heat at 9 months old. She is fine and healthy, I hope. I had a vet tell me to spay her?? She is …

Indoor Aussie 
We have a 6 year old blue merle female and a 2 year old Miniature blue merle male. The 6 year old does not want to stay outside and play unless someone …

Clipping Tools? 
Ok, so before people go saying "Don't Clip Your Aussie" give me a chance to speak. I've seen various Aussies on Instagram and have heard from many people …

My Blue Merle Is Experiencing Anxiety Going Out For A Walk 
My dog has extreme anxiety going out for a walk. When I take him out he refuses to go any further than our front yard. He resists and runs back to the …

Winter Boots for Dogs 
My husband is horrified I am even considering getting my very active 'manly' Aussie a set of winter booties! This has been a tough winter in NY and …

My Australian Shepherd Recently Started Acting Very Nuerotic, Has Anyone Ever Experienced This? 
I have a 3 year old male Australian Shepherd. He's wonderful and sweet but recently he has started acting funny. At first he was licking his paws obsessively …

Best Ways To Cut Down On The Shedding? 
Need help please. Can anyone tell me what are the best ways to cut down on the shedding? I am already brushing once a week, but we still have Trips hair …

What Age Should I Neuter My Aussie? 
What age do you recommend neutering Aussies?

Any Tips To Deal With Florida Weather? 
I currently own two female Aussies, we are about to move to Miami Florida. Any tips to keep them cool and healthy?

Chicken Treats? 
My husband makes dehydrated chicken treats, will that hurt our Aussie when given as a reward for abilities doing tricks?

What Causes Diarrhea In My Minature Aussie? 
I have a 3 1/2 year old Minature Aussie and in 2012 she landed in the hospital with a severe case of gastroenteritis and pancreatis. In the hospital a …

My Dog Is Scared Of People 
My dog is scared of everybody and is very shy what should I do? He is 2 years old.

Best Companion For An Australian Shepherd 
I was wondering what breed would get along best with my Aussie, besides another Aussie. Though I love the breed, mine is extremely shy around strangers …

What Causes Aggression With SOME Other Dogs? 
My Aussie is great with people and other dogs. When we visit the dog park he is fantastic with all around him... however in some cases when other dog comes …

Puppy Not Socializing Well With Other Dogs 
I have a wonderful 5 month old Aussie puppy who hates puppy romps and really stresses out. She seems to tolerate older dogs but really does not socialize …

Siezure Treatment 
What is the best medicine to treat seizures in Aussies?

Intolerant Of Dogs Other Than Family Dogs 
I have an 7 year old red tri female who has decided she does not like other dogs and will pick a fight if she can get close enough. Several years ago she …

Antibiotic Side Effects 
Aussie has not had bowel moment in over two days and will not eat in last 36 hours.

Deafness In Aussies 
Dear Friends, My family and I are in the process of rescuing a four month old Aussie bitch who is deaf. She is a homozygous merle (i.e. double merle) …

Anything And Everything I Can Learn... 
We made the decision to add a beautiful Australian Shepherd boy to our family and will have him the first week of February. Will be 8 weeks old, AKC, tail …

Biting And Pulling At My Clothes 
I can't get dressed without my 4 month old Mini Aussie biting and pulling at my clothes. How do I train her to stop this?

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Eye Drainage 
My black tri Aussie has always had eye drainage (eye boogery stuff). I asked the vet about it and they stated if she is rolling around in the dirt etc …

Anybody Know Of Any Healthy Bones, Rawhides? 
I've recently been educated on how rawhides, compressed rawhides, and bones are manufactured and processed and it worried me. It said companies even trick …

What Is The Best Pet Insurance To Get? 
I need to get pet insurance for my puppy. I didn't have any last year and spent a fortune trying to get her better—which didn't happen; she passed away. …

Ring Worm Problem On My Aussie 
My Aussie has a ring worm on her belly. How do I get rid of it and keep me from getting it too! Thank you. :)

Biting and Cowering 
I am concerned for my Aussie pup. He is 14 weeks old today and while at the vet he freaked out screeching. He isn't terribly anxious except around loud …

Training Tips For Our New Rescue Pup 
We adopted our Aussie from the humane society just shy of a week ago. He was rescued from a hoarder house along with 56 other pups. His paperwork says …

Sharing Toys 
Hello fellow Aussie lovers. I have a 17 month old blue merle Aussie male who is fixed and a few weeks ago I got another Aussie. She is now 11 weeks old, …

Australian Shepherd Jumping On Everything 
My Aussie is 2 and we have had trouble with jumping since day 1. We took him to a trainer and tried everything in the book but nothing is working he jumps …

Capstar 
An oral medication for fleas, is it OK to give it to our Aussies?

14 Week Old Australian Shepherd Female Nipping, Biting, Humping 
I have a new Aussie pup who is displaying some challenging behaviors to me when she get overly excited. She is biting and nipping at my ankle and calves …

Best Time For Neutering? 
I have a 5 month old male Australian Shepherd and I was wondering when the best time to get him fixed is?

Dog Anxious In Car With Anyone Other Than My Husband 
Whenever my 2 year old Aussie rides in the car with anyone else in it besides my husband he is super anxious. He constantly whines and yelps and barks …

Puppy Energy Levels - Are They Truly Indefatigable? 
Zola is our just over 10 week old bob tailed black tri and we are in our 3rd week with her in our home. The question I have is, just how much energy do …

Our Aussie Is Blowing His Coat In Winter 
Our male Aussie has started shedding his coat in the winter instead of in late spring like he used to. It may have to do with the fact that he is 14 years …

Jumping Up And Nipping At Arms 
I have a 4 year old Aussie who gets excited when he meets some one on a hike or that comes in the house, he wiggles his butt and looks real happy but then …

Best Dog Puzzle Toy 
What is the best puzzle toy for an Australian Shepherd?

On/Off Mushy Stools 
I have a 5 month old Australian Shepherd that has eaten the same dog food the breeder used since we got her. She seems to have very soft stools. Sometimes …

Runner 
How do I get my runaway Aussie to come back to me? She is perfect in the house, follows all my commands, but when she gets outside and gets off the leash—GONE. …

Natural Balance Fish And Sweet Potato Canned Dog Food Out Of Stock! 
I have been feeding my Aussie and Border Collie, Natural Balance Fish and Sweet Potato CANNED Dog Food. In the last few months its been more hard to find. …

I'm Not Sure That My Girl Is A Pure Australian Shepherd 
When I went to pick up my baby, she was 5 weeks. The breeder said the mother could not breastfeed and was rejecting the babies, and had to deliver them …

Looking For A Friend For My Aussie 
I live in Orange County, CA and wondered if there's any Aussie groups? I would love to socialize with other owners.

How Can I Help Our Aussie Get Along With Our Cats? 
We adopted a 2 year old male (fixed) Aussie about one month ago. He has adjusted well, is active and loved, but has run our cats off. We live in a rural …

What Is The Best Dog Food For A Mini Aussie? 
What is the best dog food for a Mini Aussie?

Aussie Hunting and Killing Animals 
Does anyone have an Aussie that hunts and kills animals in their territory? She has killed a lot of small animals. Recently my Aussie has been killing …

Soft Squeaky Ball?? 
My poor Aussie needs a new ball. My Aussie LOVES to squeak a ball with her nose. Problem is, most balls I see in the store are too tough for her to do …

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Help, Male Mini Aussie Aggressive Toward People And Other Dogs 
I have a 5 year old male, neutered Mini Aussie, who has been becoming more and more aggressive toward dogs and people he doesn't know. I am his second …

Herding Other Dogs 
Our two-year old Aussie, Dixie, will fixate on one dog at the dog park... barking incessantly at the dog (usually short-haired, light colored) and nipping …

Sick Dog Throws Up After Eating 
Anna is 9 months old and for the last week, she eats her dry food and within 2-4 hours she throws up the food. The Vet ran x-rays and no obstructions …

Is Having A Litter Good? 
We have owned Aussies for years but always males. We decided to change and currently have one dog and one bitch Aussie. She has great breeding and is turning …

2 1/2 Year Old Aussie Started Growling And Snarling At My Wife 
Hi, We have a 2 1/2 year old. She has been spayed. Within the last 2 months or so she started acting aggressive towards my wife; very guarding of a bone …

Run Away Aussie! 
My Australian Shepherd (14 months) is usually extremely well behaved. 98% of the time he listens, the other 2% of the time he's already run so far he cannot …

Is It Normal For A Female's Behavior To Change Before She Goes Into Heat? 
My little girl is about to hit her second actual cycle in the next two weeks or so. But her behavior has been completely different then how she normally …

Size By Age Of Dog 
My male Australian Shepherd is 5 months old and weighs 20 lbs. Everyone keeps asking me if he is a minnie and we bought him from a kennel that had both …

My 1-Year-Old Aussie Is Biting Me Very Aggressively Outside 
Sometimes she just turns on me outside. Out of nowhere (or when I scold her) she will rush at my feet. When I scold her for that, she becomes a bit neurotic …

Can I Deworm My Aussie Puppie? 
I have a 2 month old Australian Sheppard Kelpie mix, he keeps yapping and biting at his rear end and family and friends have told me this could mean he …

How to Stop Dogs Barking at Everything? 
I have 2 Miniature Australian Shepherds. They bark at the air. Any noise they bark. How can I stop this?

Australian Shepherd Nipping And Growling At My Son 
We have a 3 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd. We've only had him three weeks. His last owners didn't have time to play with him. He is mainly my ten year …

Eating Grass And Greens. What About Barley Grass? 
My 2 1/2 year old mini Aussie frequently nibbles on the tender tips of grass and other specific weeds. She will also occasionally gobble the decaying …

Breeding My Female 
I have a female mini Aussie that is considered a "merle"... however, she has more black markings with a little white and tan on her legs and face. Her …

Knee Joint Loose 
Vet recommends Dasuquin with MSM by Nutramax. Please provide input.

Aussie Doesn't Seem To Be Growing 
Our Aussie, Boomer, is a tri-color male 8 mos old. The last month he has seemed to stop growing. Last month at the vet he weighted 36 pounds and now maybe …

Injured Aussie—Want City To Pay Vet Bill 
My husband took our Aussie for a walk a few evenings ago. She stepped on a rusty old piece of a sign post that had been left sticking up from the ground. …

I Would Like To Know If My Puppy Is A Purebred Is There Anyone Who Can Help Me? 
Is my puppy a purebred? Her parents look like Aussies but I just was wondering. Note from Anton: You can have a dog breed DNA test done to find …

Fearful Aussie Cross - Help Please! 
I have an 18 month old Texas Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog and Australian Shepherd cross) who, since he was 5 months old, is terrified of people and animals. …

Coloboma Question 
I just got an Australian Shepherd pup from a breeder. I thought the patch in his eye was marbling, but as i looked into it I'm pretty sure it's a coloboma. …

Helping Our New Aussie Transition 
We are about to adopt a 2 year old, well-trained male Aussie from family members who live on the opposite side of the country. We had owned a Golden Retriever …

3 Month Old Aussie Nipping 
Hello, My 3 year old Aussie male has been having an issue with nipping people. They have been people who have been out on walks that we meet and know him …

Two Female Australian Shepherd Puppies Showing Aggression 
Last week we got two female Australian Shepherd puppies. One is a red tri and the other a blue merle. They have started showing aggressive behavior toward …

Heat Cycle Not Regular 
My two year old female does not cycle on a regular basis? Could there be something wrong with her?

When Is A Good Time In Their Life To Be Neutered? At What Age? 
At what age do you get the dog neutered?

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Epilepsy and Australian Shepherds 
In July I gave my Aussie Frontline Plus. The next day he had a seizure. I freaked!!! He has had 11 of them so far. The last time he had 5 on Labor Day. …

Peeing On Other Dogs! 
My 10 month old Aussie, who isn't fixed yet but we have an appointment, has been humping other dogs in the dog parks we take him to. I know this is a dominance …

Snake Bites 
Symptoms of a snake bite in dogs?

I Have An Australian Shepard or Shepard X (Color?) 
I have an Australian Shepard or X and was wondering what color he is. He is mostly white, but has some dots around the ears and a black spot on the base …

Bladder Stones 
I have 7 dogs part Aussie. One has bladder stones (2). Is there any brand of food I can feed them that might prevent them, Besides wonsong?

Aggressive Aussie 
My 10 year old female has become very aggressive. She never has been very friendly with anyone. She does have a brother who is also an Aussie, 6 years …

Fur, Fur and More Fur! 
My 5 yr old Aussie has been blowing his coat since the end of July... is this normal? I was told by a friend that it is a sign of a rough winter to come …

Panting and Pacing 
Hi Everyone! I have a red merle Aussie rescue. He is about 13 and is now sleeping all day and panting and pacing at night. Last night I took him out four …

Aussie Health—Rapid Breathing 
My 10 year old Aussie has developed a very fast breathing rate... up to 90 breaths a minute, and not in a panting state. This is at rest. He is not overweight. …

My Aussie Totally Ignores Me When I Come Home! 
My Aussie totally ignores me when I come home! She will bump into me just to push me out of the way to say hi to my boyfriend and ignore me. I walk her …

My Mini Aussie Is Afraid Of My Husband 
I have a 5 month old male Mini Aussie and he is terrified of my husband to the point where my husband is so frustrated that he wants to get rid of him. …

Barking, Timidness And Digging 
I have two Mini Aussies and they love to chase everyone down the fence line and bark at them until they can no longer see them. Any suggestions how to …

When "Leave It" Doesn't Work 
My 2.5 year old Aussie knows the "leave it" command, and she usually obeys. "Usually" is not good enough. She just had a bout of really bad, mucusy diarrhea …

Barking And Nipping Protective Aussie! 
Milly is a 3 year old, and the joy of my life. She follows me everywhere I go. She has lots of jobs on our farm. She is very dominant, and has vary strong …

Aggression Towards Other Dogs 
Recently my Aussie who is 1 1/2 years old is developing aggression towards other dogs. He has been well socialized since the very beginning and is starting …

Is My Aussie Normal? 
My Auss is now almost 9 months. She acts more like a lazy old dog than a puppy since I got her at 4 months. She's not at all excited about fetching whether …

Nipping and Biting While on Walks 
My Aussie is about 8 months old and he used to play wonderfully with other dogs and while hyper was quite loving with other people, but, as of late, he …

Car Chasing 
Our 4-month-old Aussie pup has become fascinated with cars that drive by the house. He darts off after them, and he's FAST. I can't catch him. Have …

Metronidazole For Diarrhea 
My 2.5 year old Aussie has diarrhea of unknown origin. A veterinarian wants to give her metronidazole. I have read about it online, and there are some …

Coming When Called 
We have had our little Trip for 7 days, he is now 15 weeks old. For the first 14 weeks or as soon as he could go outside the breeder let him just run …

My New Puppy Is Biting Me So HARD And Is Infatuated With My Hands! 
I recently adopted a puppy, Dakota, from a shelter at 8 weeks old. I've now had her for 2 1/2 weeks and she's a gem and I love her. Because she is a shelter …

Aussie and Yellow Lab Hybrid? 
Hello, Our neighbor has a litter of puppies who come from a pure breed Aussie and a pure breed Yellow Lab. Does anyone have experience on how these dogs …

Teenage Attitude 
I believe my Aussie is a teenager! She has selective hearing and sometimes doesn't listen! Yikes, does anyone have problems like that?

How Can I Get My Dog Interested In Frisbee? 
I have a almost 2 year old Australian Shepherd and I am trying to get her interested in playing frisbee. We play short sessions in the house where she …

At What Age Will My Australian Shepherd Puppy Stop Growing? 
At what age will my Aussie puppy stop growing?

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Dog Changing Color 
My dog is now on thyroid medication and has changed from a black white gray merle to patches of brown. Even her tail has changed. She is mix of Australian …

Exercise 6-Month-Old Australian Shepherd 
How much should we exercise our six month old Aussie? We take her to the dog park and she loves to swim. And chase after the ball. It seems she could …

Australian Shepherd Aggression with Animals in Yard 
My Aussie does not like or tolerate animals in her territory - she has killed a variety of animals (except dogs) in the yard. The other day she was laying …

Barking When Someone Comes Into The House 
My wife is a piano teacher and teaches out of our home. So we have young students coming into our home several times per day. Our Aussie, Jasper (2 years …

Two Year Old Female Australian Shepherd Showing Aggression With Certain Dogs 
Our 2 year old female Aussie is showing aggression with certain dogs. Whether she sees them through the window or meets them on leash in the neighborhood, …

Uncommon Aussie Color Breeders? 
I'm looking for a show line breeder who produces 'uncommon' colors as in, EE red, solid merles, bi-merles, sables, muddy merles, blanket merles, tweeds, …

Old Dog And New Dog Fighting 
She is awesome, and convinced us we needed another. We love the dog, does everything right, smart, friendly, playful, etc... We recently added …

Excessive Panting... What Is Excessive? 
I have a very healthy nine month old Aussie and she seems to pant a lot. I try to keep the house very cool but notice this more at the end of the day, …

Aussie Mix Tries To Grab Roomate. Need Advice. 
My husband and I have a 12 year old Aussie/Heeler mix named Dundee. In March we got a female, roommate. Every time my roommate crosses the room, Dundee …

Our Aussie Is Not Shedding Like He Has Other Summers 
We have noticed our Aussie is not shedding like he has other summers. We are brushing him well and lots comes out. Just wondering if anyone has seen that …

Dog Vomiting 
I tried to ask this once before but I'm not sure it went through. My Sammy is vomiting. He vomits food he's eaten as much as two hours ago and with it …

Toy/Food Possessiveness 
Any suggestions about how to end toy/treat possessiveness?? I've tried "trading" something better for treat/toy. And I've tried dropping yummy pieces of …

Ear Taping/Gluing 
My three month old male has pointy ears. He is not a show dog and will never be a "baby daddy", but he is a good looking Aussie. Does anyone have advice …

Eating Grass 
All of the sudden, my 6 year old female Aussie has started eating a lot of grass. It does not seem to effect her, and she is very picky only to eat new …

Gluten Free Food for Dogs 
Our 6 year old exhibits signs of being gluten intolerant (She would scratch and roll a lot after eating). To test her, we switched her to a grain-free …

New Aussie Mom! Suggestions? 
I will be bringing home my new little boy in just a few days (he will be 8 weeks old then) and he is my first Aussie! I've had many dogs in the past and …

Clipping For The Summer Heat 
I have a red tri and she is getting mats on her hips, hot spots. I've been told that clipping them for the summer heat will cause the fur to grow back …

How To Overcome Fear Of Getting In The Car? 
I recently adopted an Aussie from a foster home about 3 hours away. He got sick in the car on the way home and has refused to get in the car since then. …

Puppy Itching And Lump On Cheek 
Hi, our new Aussie girl (12 weeks) Flossie itches, bites and scratches herself alot (no fleas) and also has a few lumps on her cheek, 3 or 4 mm big, brown, …

Leg Injury 
My 4 year old has exhibited a slight limp for the past few weeks. It comes and goes depending on what type, and how much, exercise she engages in. Is this …

Dog Off To Training 
I have a aggressive Aussie that is now 9 months old. He is the most loving dog as long as its with us but anyone else he attacks and is almost impossible …

Cancer in Australian Shepherds 
We are potentially dealing with cancer in our 7 year old male Aussie (purebred blue merle). Cancerous lump on his right shoulder. Still waiting for an …

Has Anyone Experience With Growth Plate Fractures In Puppies? 
We found this puppy at the rescue. She is 6 months old and they found she has what they think are growth plate fractures in her hind legs. Has anyone …

What Biome Does An Australian Shepherd Live In? 
I need to know what biome an Australian Shepherd lives in, like in the next 5-10 minutes or a website where I can find it! Thanks and please help me!

New Puppy and Older Dog 
My husband and I had been wanting a new dog for a while now. We already have a 9 year old Maltese named Oliver. Well, we decided on getting a Miniature …

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New Aussie Puppy Owner Questions 
I bought my first dog yesterday, an Australian Shepherd. She has been sleeping A LOT. The woman I bought her from said she is almost two months old. When …

My Aussie Always Walks Behind Me 
When I walk my aussie, she always walks behind me. Is that typical of that breed?

Grooming For The Show Ring 
I have been looking for a reference on how to groom your Aussie for conformation showing. I realize they do not require much trimming at all, but I also …

Aussie's Ears 
My Toy Aussie is 4 months old—one ear up one down. When should they be the same?

Previously Bred Female 
What are the risks of adopting a 9 year old Aussie previously used in a breeding program?

9 Week Old Mini Aussie Growling And Barking 
Hello everyone! I hope someone has some helpful insight to this case. I recently brought home an 8 week old Mini Aussie I bought from a reputable breeder. …

Pacing Aussie/Boxer Mix 
Harley is now 8 years old, for years he has been running the perimeters of his area (underground fence), back and forth continuously for hours, and will …

Herding Instinct 
I inherited a 5 year old Australian Shepherd a few months back. Every time we go outside he gets out in front of my other 2 dogs and tries to herd them …

3 Year Old Australian Shepard Chewing and Nipping 
My full size Australian Shepard has been chewing out of our back gate lately. Yesterday he chased and nipped a girl walking home from school; she may need …

Feeding Bowl 
My 14 month old Walter loves to push his food bowl all over the kitchen with his snout before he chows down. Does he not like his bowl or is he "herding" …

Benedryl for Dogs 
My Aussie got stung by a bee (was determined by my vet - I thought she had a seizure by the way she was acting). I bought a pack of Benedryl to keep on …

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ticks That I Found On My Ausssie Today? 
What is best way to get rid of ticks on my AUssie? First time I have seen them in Colorado.

Border Collie 
I love this sight so much for information on my Australian Shepherd!!! I was wondering if anyone knew of anything like this for border collies? as I have …

Pure-Breed "Lethal White" Or Can It Be Mixed? 
I am a boy from Spain. Last year, I rescued a dog from the street and now he's part of our family. Firstly, I didn't know which breed he belonged to. Now …

How To Stop My Aussie From Barking At Visitors? 
How to stop my Aussie from barking at visitors? One bark is ok but he will not stop even if I go and hug the visitor. He is 6 months this week. Thank …

Training Siblings 
What advice do you have for training siblings? I have two year olds, male and female, and struggle with the female challenging my authority. When the male …

Found a Tick 
I noticed a tick just above the eye of my Aussie Cross. I didn't know what it was until it fell off, I actually thought it was a skin tag or something …

7 Year Old Australian Shepherd Is Losing Her Fur Coat 
Can anyone tell me why my 7 year old Aussie is losing her fur coat. She is eating well and does not seem to be bothered by anything.

Bad Reaction To Heartguard 
Not long after my two year old had all his immunizations I gave him his first Heartguard dose of the season. He became lethergic, avoided water, barked …

Does Having Two Different Color Of Eyes Lead To Hearing Problems? 
Does having two different eye colors lead to loss of hearing in Australian Shepherds?

Potty Training, Why This And How To Fix? 
I have a new 11 week old best buddy, Elly. She is so sharp, I am impressed. My first Aussie. In 3 weeks she has already learned to ring the potty bells …

Are These Trips To The Vet Normal? 
My Aussie is 5 months. She has had a problem with frequently urinating, yelping occasionally and running off. Squatting and walking while peeing in the …

Aussie Possessive Aggression 
I adopted my Australian Shepherd, Wrigley, in 2011 from an animal control shelter. He was 4 then and is 5 now. We've done obedience training and agility …

3 Month Old Puppy... New to Puppy Care 
Hi everyone! I recently brought home an Aussie/Lab mix. She is a wonderful addition to the family and wants only to please us. She will be 3 months this …

Shaving A Working Aussie 
I've seen a lot of opinions on shaving Aussies, but mine specifically pertains to a working dog. My Aussie goes out with me riding anywhere from 8-20 miles. …

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Should 9 Week Old Aussies Be Very Shy? 
I met a 9 1/2 week old Aussie yesterday with the hopes of bringing her home. She was very shy and would not come to me and really wanted nothing to do …

How Best To Care For My Almost 14 Year Old Aussie With Fairly Severe Joint Issues 
How best to care for my almost 14 year old Aussie (August 12th, 2013), blue merle, with fairly severe joint issues. No other health issues. What else can …

How To Introduce Older Cat And 7 Week Old Aussie Pup? 
Hi there everyone. In two weeks I'll be bringing home my new pup. I have an older male cat who I'm a little concerned about. How should I go about properly …

T-Shirt For Dogs 
I was wondering if anyone has tried the t-shirts that help control anxiety, barking, jumping and if they work on Aussies?

My Aussie Is Aggressive 
We have a 7 month old Aussie that we can not stop his aggression. I have never had a dog that will bite kids and to be honest do not want one. How do we …

Aussie Panting A Lot 
We have a 4.5 year old spayed Aussie. Fabulous. Bright. Energetic. Typical Aussie. Pants a lot. A whole lot. House is a cool 69-70 degrees. Southeast Louisiana, …

Senior Dog Abuse 
I have a four year old male neutered Aussie who has taken to being dominant over an 8 year old female spayed Weimaramer who use to dominate over him. …

Recall Problems 
Hi all! I own a beautiful 6 month old male Aussie. He is an absolute dream to train and already reliably does more than 20 different tricks! He doesn't …

What Size Crate For Mini Aussie? 
Im getting a male merle Aussie in June and I'm super excited. I'm wondering what size crate I should get him. I want to just by one crate that he can use …

Peeing While Excited 
I have a 6 month old Aussie/Border Collie, and every time someone comes over or when I get home from work she tinckles/pees when she comes close or if …

Destructive Aussie 
Our Aussie is a little over 2 years old. He has destroyed alot of things including kid's toys, air conditioner cover, grill cover, apple trees, and other …

What To Do About Seizures? 
Hello, I have a 3 year old toy Aussie about 10 lbs and he has been having more seizures as he has been getting older. What should I do as far as when it …

How Do I Get My Ten Month Old To Stop Growling? 
We got are black tri a week ago. He's great with me and my kids but when my husband comes over he growls and tries to hide in the hall still growling. …

HELP: The Neighbor's Swing Set 
Our neighbors have a swing set for their grandchildren just outside our backyard fence. When the dogs are out, they bark so loudly and try jumping over …

Refuses Certain Tricks 
Hi all! Any advice would be much appreciated! I have a five and a half month old Aussie male pup. He's very smart and does at least 20 different tricks! …

Aussie Teeth Cleaning? 
My Aussie is 3 1/2. My vet says she has grade one or minor redness at the gumline. She said my dog should have a cleaning ($500). I hate to have her …

What Is A Good Brand Puppy Food? 
We have always used Iams but the breeders had them on Blue Diamond. Lot's of problems with loose stool.

Can I Thin The Coat? 
I've adopted a 1 1/2 year old male mini? (weighs 15 # with all this hair). I did a grooming with under coat rake, pin brush, and slicker brush and trimmed …

Sensitive Tummies 
We have a sweet 14 week puppy, who has been suffering from small amounts of blood in her stool for awhile now. Sometimes it's diarrhea and sometimes it's …

8 Week Merle Aussie Continuously Peeing 
My girlfriend and I recently just got a beautiful female Aussie merle pup, named Skylar. We love her so much and are crate training her. She whined the …

When Does Eyeliner Form? 
We are buying a blue merle pup. What ages do you typically see their eyeliner and nose blacken?

Female In Heat? 
I have two Australian Shepherds, one male two years and one female 4 months. I was wondering if its possible she's in heat? My male is acting like she …

Male Australian Shepard 
My Aussie is 6 months old and every time he sees someone else he pees even when taking him for a walk how do we stop this?

Aussie and Border Collies? 
Recently I added a 3 1/2 month Aussie female and 3 1/2 month Border Collie female to my home. I have had them 2 weeks. The Aussie is very easy going, mellow …

Puppy - Separation Issues and Kennel Training 
I have a 4.5 month old Aussie that we are struggling to crate train, and leave alone. I'm looking for help/guidance from other Aussie owners! We work …

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My Two Aussies Are Constant Food Scavengers! 
Two 6 year old Aussies are terrible counter and table surfers. They are constantly, nonstop, always looking for food! Like scavengers! They are garbage …

When Does A Australian Shepherd Puppies Stop Growing? 
I have an Australian Shepherd. He is 5 months old. He is not that big. But I know for sure that he is not a mini we asked the vet. When Do Australian Shepherds …

Australian Shepherd Tricks 
Hi Everyone, I'd love to hear what kind of tricks your Australian Shepherd has learned. How many tricks do they know? How did you teach them? How long …

Jumping And Nipping In One Particular Area And Circumstance 
I have a 5.5 month old, female Australian Shepherd named Amy. She's my first Aussie, and I have enjoyed her so much. She's brilliant and knows all the …

Pink Nose On Pup 
Hi there, My husband and I just put down a deposit for a red merle puppy. She has BRIGHT blue eyes and is gorgeous and super sweet personality. I am …

How Do I Properly House Break My Aussie? 
I have a 10 week old aussie, and we are having troubles getting her completely house trained. By that, I mean, not potting in the house. Questions …

Breeders Who Like Tails 
I purchased my first Aussie from petfinder. He came with tail included. Yippee! He is my Velcro dog. I would like to purchase a mini or toy Aussie …

Is My Australian Shepherd Puppy A Tri Or A Merle? 
My pup is 8 weeks old. She has five different colors in her coat (brown, white, light brown, gray and copper). The breeder says shes a tri but vet tech …

Job For 13 Week Aussie 
What kind of job can I give my 13 week Aussie? We exercise her regularly and play a lot, but I know she would benefit from a job. Can she have a job at …

Bow Legged Puppy 
I have a 4 month old Black tri Australian Shepherd male. He has endless amounts of energy and will run all day if you let him, he seems to be completely …

Question About Australian Shepherd Teeth 
I have a very healthy 6 year old Aussie. I have noticed lately that he seems to be grinding his teeth or, at least, that 's what it sounds like. Checking …

Aggressive Biting And Growl 
I have a almost 4 month old Mini Aussie. He goes to my aunt's house during the day with her dog while I'm at work. The other day he was there and she gave …

Sudden Onset Rear Weakness And Drooling 
Our 4 Year old Aussie, Mojo became ill over last 2 days. Seemed like a gastric thing, off food, vomit occasional clear and frothy fluid. Took to vet …

Afraid of Horses 
Hi, We have a 1 year old Aussie. She was supposed to be a riding companion. She even comes from a breeder with a horse ranch and her parents are great …

Can You Get A New Aussie When You Have An Older One Already? 
Last week I wrote you about our beloved 12 year old Aussie that wouldn't eat. We had to take him to the emergency vet Saturday nite. After more blood …

Mini Aussie Nipping and Growling at Cats 
We have had our Mini Aussie since she was 10 weeks old. She grew up with the cats around her, so she should be used to them... that was our hope. She will …

How Tight Should My Aussie's Collar Be? 
I use a flat, nylon web collar with a quick-release buckle. I'm not sure how tight the collar should be. I don't want it to be too tight when she is …

Too Much Play Fighting? 
My female Aussie is almost 2 years old. Three weeks ago I adopted a rescue dog. He is a mixed breed, probably Aussie plus Australian Cattle Dog plus something …

What Type Of Shock/Vibrate/Sound Collar Works Best For Aussie Training? 
We have a 5 month Auusie who constantly jumps up to see what's on the table, barks at everything in site, steals toys and socks... I wondered if there …

My 12 Year Old Aussie Won't Eat Much At All 
He used to be a great eater. 2 weeks ago we had his teeth cleaned because he had problems. They pulled 2 teeth and he came home and ate fine. Then a few …

Breeding My Aussie 
I have a Aussie female that I kept out of my last liter of pups we had and I was reading about the genes. I was wondering if I could breed my female I …

Getting Another Aussie When Current Aussie Is Very Submissive 
My tri red Aussie male "Mouse" is 2 and he is very sweet and mellow and an all around good dog, but he is the most submissive dog I've ever met! When we …

What Food Will Help Puppy With Diarrhea? 
I have a 3 month old Australian Shephard puppy who is having some belly issues. The first time I took him to the vet and they advised a bland diet as well …

Introducing A New Dog 
I have 3 dogs, an Aussie (neutered male) a Mini Aussie (spayed female) and a border Collie/Aussie (spayed female). I recently rescued a 6 month old Aussie …

Aussie And The Invisible Fence 
We have a 2.5 year old Aussie rescue female. She is smart as a whip. While staying at my parents house for a long weekend she learned the invisible fence …

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Mis-Marked Aussies 
How can I tell if my dog is mis-marked? I've just recently learned about it and I'm confused as how to tell. Thanks!

Jumping Up 
Question: We have a persistent problem of our Aussie jumping up to greet or just to get our attention. Turning our backs works but only temporarily. …

What Is The Best Way To Train My Aussie Not To Chase Joggers, Bikers, Etc.? 
I have a 6 month old Australian Shepherd and when I take her to the local park and let her off leash she plays great with other dogs but the moment she …

High-Valued Treats 
What is/are the best high-valued treats... and what is/are the best sources?

Puppies First Week Home 
I am new to this website, and my wife and I have Dunder (Miniature Aussie from Simply Spotted in Tampa, FL) and we were hoping for some advice. Before …

How Much To Feed A 16 Week Old Puppy? 
How much should I be feeding my 2 boys? They're 16 weeks old.

Puppy Temperament 
I have a 10 week old Aussie that seems to lack enthusiasm to train. He just kinda lays and looks at me sometimes and refuses to train. Is there something …

Aussie Attacking Other Dogs And My Fiancee 
We have had our Aussie for a little over three years now and he has never shown any kind of aggression at all towards anyone or anything. About a month …

Crossed Eyed Pup? 
Has anyone had an Aussie puppy whose eyes seem to be crossed outwards? It seems that my little guy (12 weeks old) has this at certain angles when you look …

Velcro 
Aussies are very velcro. They want to be with their people at all times. It may be a little late but crate training as early as possible is in my opinion …

Chewing At Night Or When We Are Away 
Our 1 year old Aussie is always getting into things and chewing them, either at night when we are sleeping or when we are at work and no one is home. We …

2 Year Old Aggressive Towards My Other Dog 
I have a 2 year old Aussie that tries to "herd" my Golden Retriever and sometimes takes him down while they are running. I am concerned that he will hurt …

Why Doesn't My Aussie Just Jump Into The Back Of My Jeep? 
Why doesn't my Aussie just jump into the back of my Jeep? I take him with me to the dog park, when I want to have him jump into the jeep he wants me to …

Interceptor Heartwormer 
Interceptor Spectrum (milbemycin oxime plus Praziquantel) can still be ordered from Australian websites. It is over-the-counter in Australia, so no prescription …

When Does An Aussie Puppy Lose Baby Teeth? 
When does an Aussie puppy lose baby teeth?

A Aussie Puppy Dumped 
Freckles was dumped in the bed of my truck while I was buying dog snacks. Anybody in town knows I'm a sucker. I have rescued many over the years, find …

Puppy Nipping, Biting, Roughhousing 
Hello all, My 12 week old Aussie puppy loves to roughhouse and chew on fingers and never likes to just relax and play nice. I understand that he is a puppy …

Aussie Licking People Excessively 
Is it normal for an Aussie to lick excessively? I love that she loves us but she can't seem to help herself from "licking our skin off". And no, we don't …

Frontline Plus 
My mini Aussie was diagnosed with lice which is crazy for Colorado in the middle of winter. My vet prescribed Frontline Plus as a safe Aussie medicine. …

Hates Trucks 
My four year old Aussie Jasper seems to hate trucks. He is my constant companion and rides in the back of the car with a seat belt. If a truck approaches …

More Aussie Grins 
Here are four more of my Aussie Ursa's grins. She LOVES people and greets everyone with her dazzling smiles and her wiggle-butt. Hope it gives you a …

My Dog Protects Us From This Invisible Being 
I have an 8 month old Australian Shepherd (tri color male) who barks at an invisible thing in the living room. He was asleep last night beside the couch …

Puppy Growth And Development 
I have been told that feeding "puppy chow" to an Aussie past 20 weeks of age may cause hip displasia due to rapid growth. Is there any truth to this?

Feeding Amount Calories Per Day 
My Aussie is 16 months old. How many calories of food per day does he need? Walks every day 2-3 miles, during winter he runs while I ski, plays hard with …

Extremely Territorial Aussie! 
I need someone's help! We rescued a 4-year-old Aussie from our Humane Society in April. She has come miles and miles with us but I have a concern. She …

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Natural Sedative For Dogs? 
Hi there. My 12 year old Aussie girl has never enjoyed riding in the car. Now that she is getting older, it's getting worse - she is very anxious, whining …

Two Aussie Puppies 8 And 10 Weeks 
I have a 10 week and 8 week old female Aussies. The 10 week old is twice the size of the 8 wk old. The older dog is constantly nipping, jumping, and …

Itchy Dog 
My 7 year old Austrlian Shepherd, Lucy, has really dry skin on her rump and has 3 times pulled fur out. The vet has given her cortisone shots and that …

Frontline Alternatives? 
Anyone know of a dependable flea and tick products aside from Frontline? I use this routinely and was just informed in November that my Aussie (1 year …

Older Aussie Games? 
I have a female who is getting older (almost 9) and she won't admit it but she just can't play the same games she used to. The strenuousness of her favorite …

How Long Should An Aussie's Tail Be? 
How long a tail should a shorthair Aussie have?

Best Heartworm Preventative For Aussie/Sheltie Mix 
I'm looking for a good, reliable, and most of all SAFE heartworm medicine for my Australian Shepherd and Sheltie mix. He is 4 yrs old. Thanks.

Suddenly Peeing In Crate 
My boyfriend and I recently got an Aussie before he left for Afghanistan so we had crate trained her while I go to work. She is a little over 5 months …

Shots Before Socialization? 
I have a new Aussie puppy coming to my home in 1 week. The medical record from the breeder shows the puppy needs several shots (DA2PPL +CV, Rabies, etc.) …

The Aussie Grin 
Some Aussies have a trait called "grinning." The attached photo is my Aussie Ursa's grin. She LOVES people and she grins when she greets them. Sometimes …

What Is Happening To My Puppy? 
My pup is about 9 months old now and at about 5 months she has begun to change color. She is going from black tri to having blonde/copper highlights everywhere. …

My Dog Is Nudging Me 
My dog nudges at me or puts her head under my arm, what does this mean?

Unusually Laid Back Pup? 
Hello! I have an 11 week old, blue merle female. She's been with us for two weeks now, and I'm wondering if her behavior is normal. I thought long and …

Petsmart Puppy Training 
Has anyone taken their puppy to puppy training at the Petsmart stores? I have an 8 week old Aussie that I am looking to start obedience training after …

Heartworm Meds 
I am very concerned about giving my Aussie heartworm meds. Would you be able to give me any feedback on your opinion. The breeder is very adamant about …

Jealous Or What? 
We have a 4 year old that we got at 9 weeks. We rescued a red merle that has a growling problem and snaps at Presley the laid back 4 year old. Tonight …

Stopping My Aussie From Snapping At Other Dogs On Walks 
When we take our Aussie Bailey on walks and she sees another dog, she immediately starts barking, then tries to pull on her leach to go to the other dog. …

Aussie Shipping 
I am purchasing an 8 week old Aussie from a reputable breeder who is shipping him to me in New York. I am wondering if anyone has had experience with picking …

Aussiedoodle Freaks Out When She See's A Squirrel 
Just looking for some tips on how to stop her from freaking out, barking, and whining everytime she sees a squirrel.

Aussie at Petland 
Hello. I am aware of an Aussie male puppy that has been "on display" at Petland for months... no one has bought him yet. He is now 5 months old and getting …

Could A Casual Owner Keep An Aussie? 
I work Monday to Fridays 8am to 4pm and I would like to know if owning an Aussie would be difficult or the lifestyle could be acclimated.

Deaf Aussie Not Eating or Gaining Weight 
I have a Australian Shepherd puppy that is deaf. We are having troubles with him eating and gaining weight. We have tried everything and besides the few …

Lunging at Small Children 
I have a 5 year old male Aussie (Tucker) who is great with older children (6 and up) but is very uncomfortable around toddlers. It was never an issue …

Yard Digging 
I have a 1 year old female that loves to dig. Is there any chance of getting her to stop?

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Abused Aussie 
I and my husband just adopted n Aussie named Rusty. He is 7 yrs old and was abused by the man that used to have him. A lady took him in and cleaned him …

Average Age of Australian Shepherd Breed 
My Aussie is almost 12-1/2 years old and starting to show his age. He's still pretty happy, but has arthritis in his hind legs and now the vet wants to …

Aussie Jealous? 
When my wife and I kiss our 1 year old female likes to jump between us. Why? WAKE

Seizures/Epilepsy 
My dog had a seizure July 2 and again September 19. In the last two weeks she has had 5 seizures and the vet put her on phenobarbital last Monday. So …

Panting And Breathing Fast (New Puppy) 
My new 14 week old Mini Aussie just came home today. He has been panting a lot. When he lies down to sleep he keeps breathing really fast. Is it a nervous …

Bad Behavior/Eating Cats! 
If an Aussie wants to eat your cats, can you train that behavior out of him? If so, how? Will you ever be able to trust your dog alone with the cats?

Which Medication Is Safe For Heartworm? 
I gave my dog 1 dose of Trifexis at the recommendation of a vet. He had no problems thank god. That was 2 weeks ago. After reading these comments as …

8 Month Old Aussie Getting Aggressive With Other Dogs 
Hello, my name is Tony and I live in Rock Hill, SC. I have a 8 month old Aussie girl. I got her when she was approximately 4 months old. She lives in …

Puppy Training 
My Mini Aussie pup is very badly behaved. He is 11 weeks old. I live alone and he is home crated 7 hours a day. I know he is bored and gets excited when …

Turning In Circles Before Going Out A Door And Before Coming In A Door 
We just got a 7+ month old male red merle who I have recently noticed has to turn in at least one circle before he will go outside through a door or go …

Two Aussie Girls Can't Be Trusted Together 
I have a 13 year old Aussie adopted her when she was 4 months old. Four years ago I brought home another Aussie girl at 8 weeks old. They love each other …

Registering My Pups And Many Other Questions 
Ok... I have a couple questions for everyone. I have two black tri Australian Shepherds that are 5 months old. They are brother and sister. Their mother …

9 Month Old Female Rarely Barks 
Our soon to be 9 month old female rarely barks at all. Just wondering if this is a normal thing for Aussies or is Maya just a quiet girl? She is a whiner …

Puppy Play Biting and Fighting 
I have 2 Aussie puppies (sisters from same litter) They play together and then start wrestling and nipping. Then it turns to biting and shaking. Then the …

How Long Do Aussie Puppies Stay Aussie Puppies? 
How long do Aussie puppies stay Aussie puppies—behavior and appearance.

Can An Aussie Jump A 4 Foot Fence? 
I have an 8 month old Aussie and want to build a wood fence in my yard to contain him, how high should I have the fence built? Our neighbor has a 4 foot …

Will Narrow White Blaze Marking Disappear on Puppy? 
I´m looking at a black tricolour puppy with a narrow white blaze and I´m wondering if there is a chance that the blaze will disappear?

Does Elevation Affects Dogs' Ears Like It Does Ours? 
My husband and I recently took a trip to Wytheville, VA from the SE coastal area of NC. As we were climbing "Fancy Gap" on I77, our Miniature Aussie went …

Other Options For Allergys 
We love our Aussie (Cider) so much and would do anything for him, but we're at our wits end with his allergy. We tried betalog and prednisone and those …

Female 1 Year Old Aussie Mix Showing Aggression 
Hi! My problem is I adopted an Aussie mix female a year ago August. We have to other big dogs, who she gets along with. Our problem, whenever we get company …

Adopted Aussie Help 
My boyfriend and I just adopted a unspayed 3 year old female blue merle Aussie. She was un-socialized and under exercised - spending 12 - 18 hours a day …

Grooming Rear Legs 
I have a question on rear legs: Does the scruff from the hock down get clipped clean or do you just feather it with thinning shears?

Problems With Second Aussie 
Yesterday I took my female 18 month old Aussie to meet a 17 month old neutered male dog that was a referral dog with ARPH (still living with owner). They …

Adding New Puppy 
Any advice on how to add 8 week old female to 4 month old female?

Frequent Urination HELP!!! 
Willow, 4 months old blue merle has been urinating alot lately. She will go to the door to signal for potty. I take her and her brother out. She urinates …

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NSDR Registry Question 
Yes, I have a 5 month old female Aussie that I plan on spaying at 6 months. I haven't yet registered her with her NSDR papers yet. Can I still do this …

Heartworm Prevention 
I have a 2 year old female. I have always given her Interceptor for heartworm prevention. Now, Interceptor, is no longer available. I have been told not …

DHLLP+C Shot Reaction 
My Aussie, Lindy, 6 yrs old, received her DHLLP+C shot 3 days ago. She has been very restless and even more itchy than normal since. Also doesn't want …

Herding Bikers Or Skaters 
My 16 month old male Aussie just started to bark and try to herd bikers and skaters. He seems so aggressive that he scares the unsuspecting victims and …

Excessive Barking 
We have a 1 1/2 year old neutered male Aussie. He is very hyped up about reacting to anything that goes by or near the house, resulting in excessive barking. …

Depressed Dog? 
I recently got a male Aussie from our local shelter. He had been in a small cage for about a month. Since I brought him home, he just lays around, rarely …

Not A Typical Aussie 
My Aussie will be 1 year at the end of September, he is not a typical Aussie. He has zero drive. He will chase a ball maybe twice and then stop, won't …

Knee-Jerk Reaction Nipping 
My 16-month-old Mini Aussie is maturing and learning self-control. Some anxiety issues are diminishing and she is less vocal - yay. However, we still …

Breeding What Is Too Close Related? 
This is for breeders, are first cousins too close to breed, would there be genetic problems with pups, parents would be related as the male's mother is …

What Type Of Heartworm Medication Is Safe To Use For Aussies? 
My vet had mine on Heartguard, my pup started having seizures a day or so after the 1st of month dose, after some research. I found that Aussies should …

Gnawing 
My Aussie is about three, a Tri-Black. She has recently began gnawing at her paws mostly in between her nails to the point they are bloody looking. Any …

Hot Spots - Ugh! 
My 2 year old blue merle Aussie (Maya) is prone to hot spots. We are now better at noticing pretty quickly if she is scratching or biting excessively …

Price for Australian Shepherd? 
I have bred my Aussie and have 5 puppies now. The dad is AKC and the mom is ASCA. I picked the male because he had the dispostion that I like. They …

Wiggle Butt 
We just got a 8 week old Aussie puppy and we noticed when we got her home she doesn't have a tail! It's not docked, it's not there! We called the breeder …

Aussie/Beagle Mix Nipping 
Hi Everyone! I have an almost 5 month old Aussie-Beagle mix and I was wondering if anyone else out there has a mix like this too? He looks more Aussie …

Bite Happy Aussie... Help! 
Hello, we have a four month old Blue Merle female Aussie named 'Maddie'. We love her very much, but she constantly bites and chews on us. We have gotten …

Eating Everything In Sight 
Is it common for a blue merle to try to eat everything in sight—rocks, bark, paper, eye glasses, you name it and he's tried to eat it! It's not so much …

Adopting An Adult Aussie 
I have an 18 month old Aussie whom I raised from a pup. For the past few months I have been thinking about adding a second dog. I've been debating getting …

Short Haired Aussie: How Common Is This 
I have been reading alot about this short haired Aussie. I too would have believed there was a mix, but it has happened to my litter of 9. Two have been …

Play With Ball Or Frisbees 
I have a 1 year old Aussie. Will not have anything too do with a ball or frisbees?

Aussie Puppy Won't Drink Anything? 
I have a 5 month Mini Aussie puppy who hates drinking anything. He kind of slams his face up and down into his water bowl when trying to drink and seems …

Why Don't My 9 Month Old Shepherds Have Their Ears Up? 
I have two German Shepherds, little siblings. The female occasionally has two ears up, but most of the time, just one. The male dog very rarely puts …

How Can I Get My Aussie to Relax? 
I have a very smart and intense 5 year old male Aussie. We have worked very hard with him over the years. We love him to death but we are having some …

New Pup Or Not 
I would love to get a new puppy for a buddy for my 2 year old Mini Aussie, the issue is, my Aussie is very territorial at the home, in the yard and in …

I Can't Choose My New Puppy 
I've got a black tri female and she's got seven puppies. I'd like to get one of them but I can't choose, because they are all so cute and beautiful... …

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Aussie Coat? 
I found a 4 month old Aussie to adopt. He is mostly white blue merle with blue eyes. The picture she sent me he has really short almost wiry hair. Is this …

How Are Australian Shepherd Pregnant Females With Their Older Pups? 
How are Australian Shepherd pregnant females with their older pups?

Flea / Tick Meds 
I have a red tri Aussie that is almost two years old. My vet gave her a two month supply of Comtortis for flea/ticks. It's been a terrible year for both. …

Millie Is So Big Now! 
Hey it's Kylie again. You guys have too see how Milli is. Fully potty trained, and shakes and sits, and stays. She is an amazing dog now and I am getting …

14 Week Male Aussie Just Starts Peeing Inside 
Our male Aussie is almost 14 weeks. Ever since we got him we never had a problem with him peeing in the house or having and major accidents. But recently …

Chasing Cars 
I have a five month old male Aussie. For the past few weeks while we are out walking, he has developed this urge to run after cars that drive by. I have …

Scared To Ride In A Vehicle? 
We have a five month Australian Shepherd that is very scared to ride in our SUV. She cowers when we put her in the car and after going a short distance …

Returning Frisbees 
Sophie is my 3 yr old Mini Aussie. She knows the standard tricks, with a few more expert tricks. Her Frisbee is her favorite toy at the dog park. She loves …

Territorial Aggression, Socialization, Biting 
My Aussie is a red-tri who turned 1 in February. I have 2 major problems with him. I have asked vets and various trainers and gotten conflicting advice. …

Aggression When Scared 
I have two Aussies... one is almost 4 years old and the other is 2.5 years. The older dog is the dominant one. They get along very well and play together …

Australian Shepherd Coat Problem 
Need help with Aussie, coat thin at birth and bald spot on head. Will this fill in with age? Had skin scrape at vet, was ok. He said would probably fill …

Arthritis 
Hi, can anyone tell me if arthritis is prevalent in Ausies? My girl 'Indie' is 16 months old and has been diagnosed developmental arthritis. I am devastated …

Interaction With Other Dogs? 
I have a three month old Aussie-Border Collie mix named Lola. She interacts very well with my Sheltie puppy and even our cat. However, she seems hesitant …

Mostly White Aussie? 
I rescued a dog from Craig's List who I was told is an Aussie. He reportedly has one standard Aussie parent and one mini Aussie parent. He is mostly white …

Spaying My Female Aussie 
Hey there! I'm getting a red tri female Aussie who is currently five weeks old. I'm getting her when she is 9-10 weeks. In my state (Nevada), there is …

Low Pulse 
My Aussie is 5 or 6 years old and has a pulse of 72. He weighs 77 lbs. and my vet is doing extensive tests to see why his pulse is only 72, anybody have …

Picking And Choosing Who He Likes 
We are in the process of adopting an Aussie who is approximately 1 1/2 to 2 years old. He makes me nervous around "strangers", i.e., my daughter or son-in-law. …

Behavior Question 
My 1 year old Toy Aussie Shepard, often attacks a mentally impaired family member. How do we curb this behavior?? He will growl, run and bite at Harvey's …

Uneven Hair - Undercoat Rake Use 
So my girl is shedding and I thought I'd help her out using an undercoat rake. As expected, bunches and bunches of light fuzzy hairs came off. What I …

Overweight Aussie Girl 
I have a champion blood lines female Black Tri Aussie who (yes I refer to her as if she's a person) is overweight. Her line (a mixture of Caitland Aussies …

Escaping Aussie 
We just brought our new Aussie home 3 days ago. She is a 4 year old female. She has been getting out of our yard. Always comes back when I whistle. How …

Miniature Aussies 
What is the difference between an Aussie and a Miniature Aussie other than size? Does a Miniature live as long, do they have different genetic problems? …

Thinning Fur / Vaccines 
I have 2 mini Aussies, brother and sister. Just turned 1 year old. I've noticed in the past few weeks their fur (especially the male) is thinning out. …

Jumping Up on Me and My Son 
My 5 month old female Miniature Aussie is driving me crazy jumping up on me and my son. I say no, i push her off and say no, I get the fly swat after her …

Best Companion for My Aussie 
Hi, I have a 15 month old Aussie, and I can't take him everywhere unfortunately. He has panic attacks if there are no other dogs or people around. So, …

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Puppy Crying At Night In Crate 
This is our third Aussie. The first two crate trained with no problem, (they were females). Our newest Aussie is a male. We got him at 8 weeks and have …

Jumping On People 
How can I train my Aussie to not jump up on people, family or strangers. She will also "kiss" them on the face. People may think she is going to bite them …

Pricked Ears In Home Companion Puppies 
Who has had a pricked (upright) eared Aussie whose ears did not fall after 17 weeks? Our other Aussies had fallen ears that stayed to standard through …

Interceptor 
My 16 year old Aussie has always been on Interceptor for Heartworm prevention - I have one dose left and have been unable to locate the product due to …

How To House Train And Potty Train An Aussie Puppy 
Just got my sizzle puppy and he is 7 weeks old. So I'm in process of crate training and potty training him. I get him to potty outside about 50% of the …

Mini Aussies—Not Accepted? 
I supposedly have a 'AKC Mini Aussie'. I've had several Shelties in my lifetime and while he has some similar looks as Shelties, his personality is clearly …

Car Sickness And Car Anxiety 
My 5 month old Mini Aussie is petrified of the car. The very first ride we shared together he drooled a tremendous amount. In fact, I thought he had thrown …

New Aussie Puppy 
My husband and I are adopting a 5 month old male Aussie who was surrendered to an animal hospital because he started showing signs of Parvo. Turns out …

4.5 Month Old Is Biting And Barking At Me 
My pup had been a really well-behaved, submissive dog. About 2 weeks ago my pup decided he would jump up at me and bite at me. The jumping up has minimized …

How Much Should My Four Month Australian Shepherd Eat? 
How much should my four month Australian Shepherd puppy eat?

Grooming An Old Aussie 
In January, I adopted an 11 year old Aussie after her owner died. She had been clipped. Now that her hair is growing back I tried grooming her and she …

Aussie Trait Or Aggression? 
What is the difference between the herding "nip" and aggression? Is nipping people a trait of the breed? It can be annoying when my Aussie nips my pant …

Overly Active Aussie? 
We have a 3 year old Mini Aussie. A female. She is extremely active. And I am wondering what else we can do. We walk her every day to the park where she …

Aussie Barks And Lunges At People And Dogs 
Our 11 month male Aussie, Riley, just seems to extremely dislike other people and dogs. If we take him anywhere, he barks his head off and will lunge (on …

Heartworm meds  
We have a new Mini Aussie puppy and have tried finding Interceptor to continue the same heartworm meds as the breeder, however I cannot find it or Sentinel …

Shaving an Aussie 
My Aussie is 3 years old and has never been trimmed/shaved. We live in Michigan - she is an outside dog. I have read conflicting stories - you can shave …

Can Mini Aussies Suit Average Life Style? 
I have known many people that have these dogs and I absolutely love them. I want to get a Mini Aussie, and have been talking with a breeder, however, I …

Frozen Meat Chew Instead Of Chewing On Bone? 
My dog's diet includes about 1/3 of the calories from raw meat/veggie/meaty bone. The raw is a separate meal. (Breakfast is grain-free canned, lunch …

Foraging/Eating Everything In Sight? 
We have a 10-week old black tri (Wyatt). He's a wonderful little bugger but my biggest frustration (apart from his biting, which I think will pass with …

Breeders / Genetics and Health Question 
I am in the process of looking for a breeder for a MAS. I am aware of the fact that these dogs can have some health problems also genetically related - …

Recent Agression In 8 Month Old Mini 
We have recently moved to Philadelphia and my 8 month old male Mini Aussie has gotten more and more aggressive towards other dogs when on a leash. He …

Nipping My Kids Ankles 
My 6 month old Aussie loves to chase my 12 years old down the hall way and nip her on the ankle.

Natural Products For Alergies Instead Of Prednisone 
Does anyone know of a natural product to help allergies instead of prednisone? My dog has allergies and when we took him to the vet he put him on an antihistamine …

Running Through The House With Abandon 
We love our miniature Aussie/Lab mix. But the one thing that really is annoying is his running. He runs through our open floor plan with abandon, not …

Australian Shepherd With Red Gums 
My Aussie is 2 and she is itching a lot all over, and her gums around her teeth are red. Help.

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A Sign Of Age? 
Our female Aussie is 12 years old and I've noticed some urinary leakage on her pillow and some small spots on our carpet. She still urinates outside 3 …

Bringing Shepherd Along For A Ride In The Car 
We would like to get some training tips for our 3 year old male Aussie. He came from a rescue shelter and is very well trained. (He was a stray found …

Leaky Bladder 
We have a 4 1/2 month Mini. She leaks alot when she is excited but also she hates her leash and every time we try to put it on her she pees all over. Any …

Overnight In Bed? 
My Mini Aussie, Kuma, is nearly 4 months old. Since I've had him (nearly a month) he has slept in bed with me the entire night without accidents. Suddenly, …

Is It Ok To Leave An Aussie Alone At Home? 
I have a boy Aussie, he is about an year and a half. We have another dog, my daughter's Chi, he's almost 4. They sort of get along, although they do have …

E-Collars and Aussies...Good Idea or Not? 
I have gotten some great advice from this site. If you are a regular reader, you may have heard from me before. I am the owner of Tucker, a 5 year old …

7 Month Old Puppy With Low Energy 
We have a Mini girl, about 7 and one half months, 22 lbs. She is pretty much the most idealistic dog ever. Smart, knows tons of tricks and obedience etc... …

Aussie Seizure? 
My Aussie is 15 months old. Last night, I noticed for the first time an episode of shaking. She was laying down, and when she got up her head was twitching …

Aussie Nipped 3 People At A Party 
We took our 1 1/2 yr old male Aussie to a party on saturday where they were playing wiffle ball. Lots of adults and children. He was fine until an adult …

Why Is My Aussie Constantly Attacked By Other Dogs? 
My five year old male Aussie Tucker, has been attacked by other dogs on several occasions while we are on walks. Each time he was on a leash and we were …

Aggression In Puppies 
Our 12 week Aussie gets almost angry with our 14 year old daughter. She barks at her non stop while she is in on of these "moods." The puppy bites her …

Toy Aussie Behavior Problems 
I have a 1.5 year old Toy Aussie who is wonderful, but only to me and my family. He constantly barks at anyone who comes to the house, bites them and absolutely …

Sleeping Through The Night 
Just got a 7 week old red tri puppy. The first night at home we put her in a crate and it was a rough evening (mostly crying). How can we properly train …

Pure Bred? How Can I Tell? 
We got our Aussie at the Humane Society, and some people say he is pure bred others say he isn't. Is there a way to tell?? Note from Anton: You can …

Mini-Aussie Ideal Weight 
I have a 3 year old female Miniature Aussie and she currently weighs 30 pounds. She gets moderate exercise (2 mile brisk walk each morning; chasing rabbits, …

What Size Crate Is Needed For An Aussie 
In a couple months we will be getting an Aussie puppy! I want to crate train her and am looking at purchasing a crate she can grow into. (It will have …

Miniature Aussie Training 
I have a 6 week old Miniature Australian Shepherd. Will the training methods and info in this book would pertain to them? From what I've read, they are …

How Do I Keep My Red-Tri Dog's Coat Looking It's Healthiest? 
My red-tri colored Aussie has a very rich liver main color with beautiful white. I have heard that too much protein in his commercial diet may be the …

Obsession With Balls On TV 
My 5 year old Aussie, Tucker, has always loved to play ball but when he sees a ball on the TV, he completely loses control and turns into a different dog. …

Will Coat Grow Back To Former Glory? 
Please help. I have been away in hospital for one month. My friend looked after my beautiful girl Indie (Aussie black tri). Unfortunately my friends …

Pregnant Aussie - Too Old? 
My 8 year old Aussie might be pregnant, I am worried she is too old though. Any thoughts? Suggestions?

Home With Older Small Non-Sporting Breed Dogs 
I have had concerns in bringing in an Aussie with our two small dogs. Some breeders, owners etc. say there should be no problems as long as limits, direction …

Eating Poop! 
PLEASE help... Lily eats poop... hers or the other dogs. No matter what I do... tried the "No Drop" that doesn't work... picking it up right away is the …

Leaving My Dog At Home 
I have a 9 month old male blue merle Mini Aussie. I have to go back to work after being on medical leave. I'm so stressed because I'm not sure what to …

Aussie Obsessed With Neighbors Dogs 
Hi, My two year old Aussie rescue is obsessed with the two dogs that live behind us (fenced yard). She "fakes" having to go out so she can see if they …

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Can A Red-Tri Breed With Another Red-Tri? 
Some friends of mine have a red tri female that they are trying to breed but having a hard time finding a mini male to breed her with. I have a red tri …

Breeding 
I have a well behaved and trained Mini Aussie. He is about a year and I am thinking about studding him out. He has gorgeous color which is not normal, …

Who Did YOU Get Your Mini Aussie From? 
I am researching breeders and have used the links here and others. I have started calling and speaking to some, I would LOVE to know what breeder the folks …

Aggressive Puppy Towards Other Dogs 
We have a 13 week old male Mini Australian Shepherd named Leon. He is absolutely adorable and is very loving towards us, but hasn't been around other dogs …

Old Age Diseases 
My 15.5 year old Aussie is suddenly drinking a lot of water. Any ideas?

What Is The Standard Size And Correct Type For Ears? 
What is the standard size and correct type/shape for ears? It appears there is a large difference in size and type among breeders. The show types seem …

Diabetes And Aussies 
Is diabetes common in Australian Shepherds?

Obedience And Respect 
I have a really important question that I cannot seem to find anyone to answer. Or else I am just too dumb to understand the answer. Maybe I am not asking …

Desperate For Help With CHEWING EVERYTHING! 
My husband and I have a 1 year old beautiful Aussie named Zoe. We have had her since she was approximately 6 weeks (maybe younger), when we adopted her …

Aggressiveness In Toy Aussie 
I have a Toy Aussie, one and a half years old. He gets along wonderfully with my family, but goes crazy around other dogs and people. We call him the Tasmanian …

No Barking Or Growling At Seven Months 
Our blue merle, Charlotte, won over the family from the first day we brought her home. She has all the great traits of Aussies we were hoping for plus …

Rescue Aussie Is VERY Shy 
I recently adopted an Aussie from a bad situation. The people I adopted her from got her from a "breeder" who raised her dogs in kennels, not in the home. …

Barking Pup 
My 14 week old male constantly barks when we correct him for unwanted behaviors. He also barks at the other pets when they avoid him. What can we do to …

Dog Park 
I have taken my dog just twice to play with the dogs at a dog park (once at about 6 months and again at about 8 months). Both times she wanted to run, …

My Dog Doesn't Want Anyone To Leave The House 
My dog starts barking and almost nipping whenever visitors start to leave the house, what do I do to stop it.

Mini Aussie Aggressive Towards Children 
My Mini Aussie, Paisley, will be turning 2 in April. She has come a long way with her aggression issues. She used to be very timid and aggressive towards …

Flea And Tick Control 
Each time we apply Frontline plus to our Aussie, he rubs his face for a couple hours afterwards... we're concerned that perhaps he's allergic to it. If …

Ear Infections 
Are mini Aussies prone to ear infections? My Max who is 11 years old seems to get them once or twice a year. I can't figure out how or why this is happening? …

Over Excited Outside - Jumps, Nips, Bites Boots, Tears Clothing 
I have an Aussie puppy 5 months old and we go out for long walks 3 times a day. Sometimes I have a long lead for when we play "fetch" with a frisbee or …

Puppy With Overbite 
My 4 month Australian Shepherd has a pretty bad overbite, will his jaw keep growing?

Help! My 2 Year Old Mini Is Aggressive With My Daughter 
I have a 2 year old male Mini Aussie. I got him when he was 11 weeks old, the last of his litter to be adopted, and upon meeting him I could not separate …

Australian Shepherd Walking Slowly, Drooling 
My Australian Shepherd is 12 years old and today she is not feeling good, she's walking very slowly and drooling a lot. Her eyes seem like she can't focus …

Reactive Dog 
My Aussie hates the vacuum, the hair dryer, the mixer, the door bell on TV and at the door. When new people come over she goes ballistic, barking and trying …

Aussie With Tummy Troubles? 
I work at a pet store and after talking with a lot of customers, I've been hearing that it's normal for Aussies to have stomach problems. I haven't been …

Clicker Training Question 
I'm training my dog, Lady, using the clicker training method. She is 7 years old and smart. At the moment I'm teaching her to watch me so that it is …

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Puppy Food 
I will be getting my first Aussie next month and I was curious to know what will be a good puppy food for him?

9 Week Old Puppy Night Time Sleeping 
Should I leave a night light on for my 9 week old puppy?

Training My Australian Shepherd To Listen 
How do I get my 4 month old Australian Shepherd to listen to me when I give her command such as "come" or "sit". Training Your Aussie? Australian …

When Do You Start An Aussie On Adult Dog Food? 
Hi. My Aussie Roxy is turning one in a month. When should I start feeding her adult dog food? Thanks:)

Why Does My Australian Shepherd Nip At One Of My Sons Friends? 
My 5 year old male Australian Shepherd, Tucker, is extremely reactive to everything ~ the door bell, meeting new people, other dogs etc. After he finally …

Very Timid Mini Aussie Pup? 
We just got a 4 1/2 month old Mini Aussie puppy from a local breeder. We've had her for almost three weeks, and she seemed very loving at the breeders, …

New Aussie In The House 
A few months ago, my boyfriend and I rescued an Australian Shepherd. We had one Australian Shepherd before adopting this new one. We rescued the new Aussie …

House Breaking 
I have recently acquired a two year old Toy Aussie. Unfortunately, she was never house broken. We have two doggie doors which she uses all the time and …

Australian Shepherd Energy Levels 
We are seriously thinking of purchasing an Australian Shepherd puppy. We have done a lot of research and found a very solid breeder that we are happy and …

Wondering If My Dog Is A "Lethal White" 
My puppy, Sam has a lot of white on him. He has no hearing or vision problems that I can detect, but he does have an ongoing demodectic mange issue. My …

Snow Shoeing - Any Tips? 
Hi All, My Aussie is still a pup at 4 months old, but in another month or 2, I'd like to take her Snow Shoeing. I've not been able to find much information …

Dog Toys? 
My Aussie has TONS of energy! And there are some days where it is just impossible to go outside and play (stormy weather, freezing blizzards) so what toys …

Puppy Grabbing Pants Hem 
My 12 week old Aussie is wearing me out! She grabs the hem of my clothing constantly and pulls. She does NOT do this to my husband (he says he just continues …

Aussie Won't Stop Whining! 
I have an 8 month old Australian Shepherd and for the life of me I cannot figure out why he won't stop whining. Him and I play fetch everyday and go on …

My Mini Astralian Shepherd Is So Lazy What Can I Do? 
I just bought a 16 week old Mini Aussie puppy two days ago and she sleeps ALL day long and she only gets up to whine at the door to potty or to kiss attack …

Six Month Old Australian Shepherd With Diarrhea 
My six month old Australian Shepherd has had diarrea and soft stool for the past 2 days and seems to be doing more sleeping then usual today. Any suggestions? …

Choking Or Breathing Troubles 
My Cooper is one years old now, lately he's been throwing up his water (when he drinks it too fast, or its too much) but why now? And my most concern, …

Australian Shepherd Growling At Strangers 
My 3 month old Australian Shepherd we have only had for a week growls at people and other dogs. Any suggestions on how to stop this behavior. He is wonderful …

Pooping During Agility Training 
My 1 and half year old male Aussie always poops half way through our agility training. He will go before training but never makes it through without going …

Running With A Puppy 
I have a 5 month old 12 pound Mini Aussie pup with lots of energy. I am wondering when it is OK to take him for regular runs with me. I have taken him …

5 Year Old Aussie Has Black Area On Gums Is This Normal 
My 5 year old Australian Shepherd has black areas on his gums. Is this normal? His teeth are in good condition and he does not have bad breath.

Toy Aussie Cannot Sit Up Or Stand 
My Toy Aussie is 13 weeks old and has been a happy active puppy. On Saturday morning he was walking around squatting like he was constipated and when I …

Dog House 
Why will our Australian Shepherd not sleep in it's dog house? It is cold outside.

2 Year Old Aussie Being Agressive Toward Fiance 
My Australian Shepherd is two years old and has always been wary of men. Has always barked at my brother and stepdad and fiance. My fiance and I moved …

Allergies And Scratching 
I have an Aussie who is going through a rough time with itching and other than feeling so sorry for him the vet bills are killing me!! He is AGAIN on …

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Puppy Eating Everything Including Rocks! 
I have a 12 week Aussie pup who is well behaved and very social. He's ok with walks (working on this, not pulling and heeling) but he is frustrating me …

Running With My Aussie Pup 
I've heard that running with a young puppy isn't advisable because of potential bone/joint issues. I have a 3 month old Aussie who LOVES to run. My kids …

What Age Would One Expect To See Their Aussie Grinning? 
Hi, I was wondering what age that an Australian Shepherd would start grinning by if they are going to display this trait? We have purchased a puppy from …

How Big Should My Aussie Be? 
How big should my male Aussie (Tonks) be at 4 and a half months old? They say he is full size, but I'm not so sure. At 4 months he weighed 18 lbs. …

Spaying 
I have a 3 month old female Aussie... I have heard it's better for the dogs health to let her come into heat at least once before having her spayed and …

Aggression Over Toys And Barking When Outside 
I adopted 2 year old Australian Shepherd from a shelter that was planning on putting him down. He was a nervous wreck. He had chewed the hair off of his …

Puppy Aggression?  
I have a 6 month old Toy Aussie who is very intelligent and obedient, like many Aussies. Although, every once in a while he will snap and curl his lip, …

Fear Aggression Toward Other Dogs 
My 1 yr old Mini Aussie (male) is just a sweetheart. He is a cuddle bug and very timid, easy going. He's not agressive towards humans, just takes him a …

Aggressive Biting Aussie 
A year ago, when he was 2, my Australian Shepard started being openly aggressive with people and other dogs. He bit a child on the arm when it ran toward …

Why Is My Austrailian Shepherd Becoming More Aggressive?  
I have a 4 year old Australian Shepherd. He was given to me about 3 months ago, and he seems to be very timid. Not sure if he was possibly abused in the …

Aggressive Australian Shepherd Puppy Please Help 
OK, so I have had my puppy (Maya) for a week and a half now. She is 9 weeks old and all she does is bite and attack our cats as well as our other dog. …

What Is The Best Food For My Miniature Aussie At Age 11? 
What is the best food to maximize the health and potential longevity of my 11 year old Mini Aussie Shepherd? He is currently doing fine on Natural Balance …

How Much Do Australian Shepherds Shed? 
I would prefer the answer from an Aussie owner, but do Aussies shed a lot? Will the fur be EVERYWHERE like a German Shepherd? Will we live in a fur ball? …

Shyness 
My Aussie is very shy around people. Is this a puppy phase?

Which One Is Better? 
I am deciding on buying an Aussie, but I am not sure what the pros and cons are of the Miniature Aussies and the regular ones. Personally, can you tell …

My Friend Is In Denial About His Ability To Care For His Aussie 
1 year ago my friend found a very cute and loving Australian Shepherd puppy through a breeder. He fell in love with that tiny dog. Now his puppy is all …

Potty Training An Aussie Who Was Kept In A Kennel 
We brought home our beautiful Aussie a month ago. She is 6 months and the breeder had kept her in the kennel all of the time. We have been trying to …

My Hyper Dog 
What do I do about my dog? He is a year old and it seems even when he is running all the time he is still hyper and out of control.

I Have A Aussie Shepherd/Collie Mixed Dog That I Matched With A Companion Shepherd 
Since I matched my two dogs together the Shepherd Collie has become more aggressive on our walks toward people and other dogs. I have a highly paid trainer …

Puppy Biting 
I have an 11 week old male Aussie mix puppy, who loves to bite! He wants to play, but as he's getting older its starting to hurt! He also is starting to …

Food And Nutrition 
How much and how many times a day should I feed my Toy Aussie? Note from Anton: This type of question has been asked previously. You might be able …

Blowing Coat In The Winter? 
Why is my Aussie loosing his fur when it is really cold outside. The weather turned colder in Oct. (down to 23 or so at night) and only getting up to 50's …

Best Time To Neuter Male Aussie 
I have a 10 month old Tri colored Aussie male. When should we neuter him? The vet said is good to wait until he is 14 months, but he is getting very pushy …

Very Dominant Aussie Pup Still Not Potty Trained And Shows Signs Of Aggression 
Me and my boyfriend got our 5 month old female Aussie at 8 weeks! She's a beautiful dog but we never asked about her temperament. When we got her we noticed …

Aggression In A Year-Old Mini Aussie 
My 1-year-old male Mini Aussie has been showing signs of aggression starting in July of this year (when he was about 10 months); things like growling when …

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Eating Rocks 
I have a 10 month old mini and she has just started the habit of running around with rocks in her mouth and sometimes eats them. I know this can be dangerous …

Aussie Grin Reactions 
My pup does the delightful "AUSSIE GRIN". If you have seen one, you know what I mean. If you have not, it is difficult to explain. She gives the grin …

Aussie Tricks 
I want to teach my Aussie a bunch of tricks. I see all these Aussie's who have pages and pages of tricks! My blue merle is about a year and something odd …

Problems Getting Up 
What is the cause of a dog having a hard time getting up in the mornings?

Behavior Problems With Newly Rescued Aussie Chow Mix 
Two months ago I rescued a sweet, loving, beautiful Aussie/Chow mix. She has since turned one year old. I am at home during the day, though need to …

My Aussie Does NOT Like Children, How To Help? 
Hello! I have an Aussie who will be 2 in January 2012. I am 21 and do not have kids, therefore he has not grown up with/been really socialized with children. …

Confused About Australian Shepherd Behavior 
My boyfriend and I just bought Stella (October 30) from a breeder she turned 5 months yesterday (October 31). She's really shy, grew up with about 15 family …

Australian Shepherd Weight 
Hi everyone, I have an Aussie puppy who is 14 weeks old and weighs 26 pounds, how big is he going to get with your experience?

Tail Inquiries 
Is a miniature australian shepherd can born with a tail longer than 4 inches? Could you tell me by this picture if you think the puppy I bought is a purebred …

Help! My 7 Month Old Australian Shepherd Is Fear Aggressive! 
I got him a couple of weeks ago from a women who no longer wanted him because he was scared of her husband... well he has become really fear aggressive …

Skittish Mini 
I have a 6 month old Mini Australian Shepherd, I have had her since she was 8 weeks old and purchased her from a breeder. She had other brothers and sisters …

Why Has My 2 Year Old Australian Shepherd Not Come In Heat? 
Why has my 2 year old Australian Shepherd not come in heat?

Lethal White Aussie who is Deaf :( 
We just recently adopted Jax our "Lethal White" Aussie, even though that terms sounds so bad! He was a stray and no owner claimed him. So now we have this …

Aussie Fur 
Has anyone noticed a difference in merle fur and tri fur? I have one one of both and have noticed some differences. Questions About Your Aussie? …

1 VS 2 Aussies 
Our 13 month Aussie is our only dog. We were wondering if it is better to have 2. He loves being with other dogs. He goes to doggie daycare most days …

Year Old Aussie Nips And Agressive Toward Puppies 
I have a dominant Aussie that plays hard with the big dogs at the park and is ok but when someone brings their puppy she is immediately focused on being …

Pure-bred Or Half Border Collie? 
I am trying to find out if my dog is pure-bred OZ Shep or Border Collie. What are key things to look for? I have seen pure-bred OZ Sheps with bobtail …

Do Australian Shepherd Puppies Run With One Hip To The Side? 
I found an Australian Shepherd puppy that I wish to purchase but when it ran a short distance, its hind legs were to the side. Is that normal for a puppy? …

UKC or AKC For Agility? 
I want to enter a faulted dog, in agility. She's faulted because one of her ears sticks straight up. I'm not too competitive and looking for fun, not awards …

Why Won't My Two Year Old Aussie Run Or Play? 
I just adopted the most sweet gentle two year old Aussie from a rescue in August of 2011. I had just lost my Border Collie of 13 years and was left with …

How Do I Know When My Toy Aussie Will Be In Heat? 
How do I know when my Toy Aussie will be in heat?

Full Grown Size? 
Millie is 24 pounds at 24 weeks. I was wondering if anyone had any guesses to what her full grow weight would be.

Aussie Teething 
Does anyone know at what age the teething process ends for Aussies?

Careless Breeding? 
WE spent a LOT of money (over $1,300) from a breeder in Bradenton FL, who specializes in teacup and toy Aussies. We wanted a small toy dog, as I can't …

Aussie Weight 
How much should a 9 mo. Aussie weigh?

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Safest Cat Litter 
I have an 8 month old Aussie pup, and I also have two cats. The Aussie that I had many years ago did not bother litter boxes. This Aussie is different. …

Aggressive  
My dog loves people, but is just too aggressive to dogs, once, she made my friends dog bleed, and she ripped out another little dogs hair right out of …

What Causes A Young Aussie To Turn And Attack Her Owner? 
Hello. I have a 9 month old purebred Red Tri Aussie. She is a well cared for dog and we exercise her, play ball with her, and take her many different places …

Toothcare 
Our Mini Aussie is going on 11 years old and to try and keep her occupied during apartment living I was in the habit of giving her hard or rawhide chew …

Barking At One Family Member 
We just rescued an Australian Shepherd. Before bringing her home, my fiance and I visited her at the Humane Society everyday for a week to spend a few …

Aggressive Australian Shepherd 
What do you do to stop a 5 year old Australian Shepherd from being so aggressive to other dogs. She hates them and cannot be around any one them. …

Best Age To Neuter My Australian Shepherd? 
What is the best age to neuter my Australian Shepherd?

Aussie Hair 
I have never owned an Australian Shepherd before so I am not too familiar with the specifics of them. I just got a female mini with tri coloring and was …

Ears On My 15 Week Old Blue Merle Female 
Hello community any advice on how to get my 15 week old Blue Merle Female ears to lay down, or will they lay down as she gets older? Questions About …

Frisbee 
My dog loves to jump really high and is really playful so I think she would be a good frisbee dog, but for some reason, she won't chase a ball! How do …

Breeding Red Tri With Red Merle - Percentage of Merles? 
I have a Red Tri Female that I'm thinking of breeding to a Red Merle Male. What do you think my percentages of merles will be?

Why Is My Four Years Old Female Leaking All Over The House? 
My four year old spayed, female is leaking all over our house. She seems to do it when she is snoozing or just coming out of a sleep and sometimes just …

Our Aussie Is Peeing On Our Guest Beds! 
We have an Australian Shepherd mix from the Humane Society. He was about six years old when we got him and is now about nine. He seems to have a dominant …

My One Year Old Aussie Won't Come? 
I've had my Aussie for almost a year (He is one year and 4 months old now) And I've attended obedience classes with 4H and he comes okay (As in, he comes …

Jobs For An Aussie In Town? 
I have an Aussie but I live in town so it's difficult to give him the exercise and stimulation he needs, such as herding animals. We do have a backyard …

4 Month Old Australian Shepherd Won't Walk 
Hello, I have had a 4 month old Aussie for a week now and I am having issues getting him to go on walks and be around other dogs and people. He is great …

Are Aussie's More Prone To Seizures Than Other Breeds? 
I have an Aussie that is 2 years old and just in the past month has had 5 seizures. He has been to the Vet and is on phenobarbital twice a day. What …

How Can I Stop My 1 Year Old Australian Sheppard From Nipping 
Our 1 year old Australian Sheppard (Blue Merle purebred) became part of our family 6-months ago. Her previous owner was very ill and could not look after …

Nipping And Snarling At My 13 Year Old Lab 
Why, for no apparent reason, my Aussie will just go after my older Labrador nipping, snarling, growling and my Lab, who really could eat him for lunch, …

How To Stop My Aussie From Play Biting Our Mini Dashound? 
Our 2 year old female Aussie will not stop play biting and dragging around our 10 month old male Mini Dashound by his neck and collar!! I'm afraid she …

12 Week Old Blue Merle Female Got Parvo 
Misty got her 1st Parvo shot from the owners I purchased her from, and received her second shot September 15, I don't know where my 12 week old blue merle …

Mini Aussie or Australian Shepherd? 
Just curious... My puppy is 7 months old, not overweight, and she weighs 43 pounds. Her parents were both classified as Mini Aussies (her genealogy is …

Learning To Chill Or Settle Without Being In Crate 
We have a 11 month old male Aussie, and he has not learned how to settle down or chill. We have to put him in his crate for him to relax. Is this normal, …

I Have A Female Black Tri That I Bred With A Male Red-tri And She Had 8 Blue Merles. How Could This Happen? 
I have a female Black Tri that I bred with a male Red-Tri and she had 8 Blue Merles, 5 females and 3 males. She also had one black-tri that died at birth. …

Bum High 
My 5 month old Aussie has a high bum, is this just a stage of puppyhood that he will grow out of? He has his first show in a month and am worried he will …

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Projected Adult Weight 
I have what I think is a Toy Aussie... she is 6 lbs 6 oz at 17 weeks. I would like to know her projected adult weight.

How To Get Them To Like Chocolate Labs? 
My question is that my Australian Shepard gets into fights with my Chocolate Labs over bones and food how can I resolve this problem? Questions About …

What's The Best Dog Food To Feed My Aussie During Pregnacy? How Much Exercise? 
What's the best dog food to feed my Aussie during pregnancy? Whelping date is 11/26/11. To insure a healthy litter of puppies I want to make sure she gets …

Puppy Energy Or Behavioral Problem 
My 11 week old puppy (mostly Australian Shepherd) seems to be getting more hyper and not minding as well as she did in her earlier weeks! She just won't …

How Much Exercise For 6 Month Old Australian Shepherd? 
How much should I exercise my 6 month old Australian Shepherd?

Spay And Neuter My Mini Aussie 
What age should I spay and neuter my Mini Aussie?

On Which Day Of The 21 Day Heat Cycle Is The Most Fertile? 
Hello Aussie Lovers, My Aussie has come in season and I was wondering what are the fertile days to breed with my black tri male? Do they stay together …

Looking To Guess The Size Of An 8 Week Old Aussie Puppy  
My wife and I are getting our Aussie pup on October 30th and we had planned to bring the pup out for Halloween with the kids. My question to all the Aussie …

Our Aussie Is Starved For Affection And Timid 
We just got our Aussie. He is almost 2 years old. He has been living at a farm for his entire life, and has not been trained at all. He is very needy and …

Australian Shepherd Puppy Stages 
Hi, I'm Kylie. I live in New Castle, Indiana and I got my Aussie, Millie when she was 6 weeks old. She is now 7 weeks old, and I was wondering what their …

Get Another Aussie? 
Hello, me and my husband have a 10 month old Aussie named Saige. We recently ran into the gal we got her from and turns out her mom had another litter …

Hair Pulling 
My 11 month old Aussie is pulling out the hair on his left foot where his pad is and its causing his pad to bleed really bad, what am I doing wrong and …

What Would The Height and Weight Of An Aussie And Aussie Mini Mix Be When Fully Grown? 
We have an Aussie Shepherd female who has a Mini Aussie father and a Aussie mother. How tall and how much will she weigh when fully grown? Questions …

7 Week Old Aussie Nipping And Growling 
My husband and I have had our black tri Aussie male puppy for a little over a week. We love having him in our family. He is super smart, playful, and can …

Urinary Problem 
I just rescued an 8 mo old male. He is urinating at the drop of a hat in the house. I know he is somewhat timid and we are really giving a lot of positive …

Use Of Benadryl For Dogs 
We have heard that a large number of medicines can be toxic to Aussies. We have heard too that Benadryl would be beneficial for an itching problem as well …

Young Aussie Bitch Bites Chunks Of Wood Of Her Dog House 
I rescued a female Australian Shepherd by July 31 this year 2011.The owners who had three dogs moved out of their house with two of them and left her tied …

Attachment Issues 
My 6 month old red tri male Aussie seems to be having attachment issues. I got him at 16 weeks. When I got him he was so terrified and not very well socialized. …

Australian Shepherd Jumping 
My daughter moved to NYC and left her year old with us. We love her but she jumps and I am afraid that it could end up in a lawsuit. I know she is excited …

My Aussie Is Growling At Me! 
This is getting worse! When we approach her to give her a pet of affection, she growls at me and the kids. We are not rough and her breeder has described …

Itchy Aussie! 
I have a female Mini Aussie who is just over a year old. She has always been an itchy dog, but it has been getting worse lately. It seems like she is …

Barking When People Come to Visit 
My dog, Max, is a 10 year old mini Aussie - great, great dog, but why does he single out one of my friends and bark at him? Also, lately he occasionally …

Chocolate And Dogs - Is It Really Poison To Them? 
Is it true that chocolate is poison to a dog? See: Dogs and Chocolate and Other Dangerous Foods For Dogs Questions About Your Aussie? Australian …

Are Australian Shepards Afraid Of Water? 
My dog is an Australian Shepard and he's afraid of water terribly. Do you have any reasons why?

Abused Australian Shepard 
We just got a 10 month old Australian Shepard and he was a cattle dog until we got him. Now he has 10 acres to run and play on. Very loving and eager to …

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Itchy 5 Month Old Pup, No Fleas  
My 5 month old female Aussie is constantly itchy, mostly nibbling herself and whining. She has no fleas. She does go in the pool alot but I rinse her with …

Feeding A 15 Week Old Puppy 
How much should a 15 week old puppy be eating daily and how many times daily? Questions About Your Aussie? Australian Shepherd Lover's Guide To …

Australian Shepherd Aggression 
My 10 week old male Aussie seems very aggressive at times. He will growl, snarl and bite at me and my 4 year old son for no apparent reason - like when …

What's The Best Soft Dog Food?  
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18 Week Old Mini Aussie Aggressive 
How should I handle my 18 week old pup from growling and biting when I need to take something away from him? Several times I needed to take something like …

How Old Should My Dog Be To Start Playing With The Frisbee? 
Hello all! My 10 month old Australian Shepherd, Mason, really likes to play with the Frisbee. I enjoy playing with him too! He is really good at it, but …

Signs Of Being In Heat 
My Aussie started showing these signs last night. She keeps circling and trying to find a comfortable way to lay down. She doesn't appear to …

Help Prepare And Close Kennel For Cold Weather, But Be Able To Open Back Up For Summer! 
Hello Aussie Lovers and community. I'm a proud owner of Three Aussies! Winter is vastly approaching and I need your trusted advice on how to prepare …

Puppy Stomach Problems 
We just got Charlie last Friday. His stomach is making loud noises. I thought it was just the change in a new home but today I noticed a little blood in …

Tail Docking 
I have heard that it is quite difficult to find an Aussie who has not had their tail docked (as it is usually done at such a young age). I am looking to …

Mini Aussie In Heat 
How long will my Mini Aussie be in heat for?

Paraylsis In My Dog 
About 1 year ago I brought my Aussie to vet. Vomiting, diarrhea weakness loss weight. Test after test couldn't find out what was wrong. Tried all different …

Hip Dysplasia Australian Shepherd 
Are Aussies prone to hip dysplasia? I know that if I want to breed my girl I should test her hips, but I'm not just concerned about breeding; I am worried …

Breeding Age For Mini Australian Sheperd 
How old should a Mini Australian Sheperd be when you breed her for the first time? Questions About Your Aussie? Australian Shepherd Lover's Guide …

Coat Question 
I'm a bit curious, how long does it normally take for a coat to fully grow? It looks like my dog is getting more hair around his legs and near his neck …

How Can I Keep My Australian Shepherd From Nipping? 
How can I keep my Aussie from nipping? Aussie Behavior Problems? Australian Shepherd Lover's Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Thinking About Having An Australian Shepherd 
Hi. I used to be a cat person but a few months ago something triggered a huge desire of having a dog. I've read and read and seen videos all the time since …

Toy Aussie Biting Aggression Problem 
We recently got a one year old male toy Australian Shephard for my elderly parents and find that with them he is quite loving. However, the problem occurs …

Aussie Games :-) 
Aussies will sometimes make up "games". My 6-month old has made one that is kind of cute but also a bit annoying. She likes to get a toy or rope or ball …

Aggressive 5 Month Old Aussie Shepherd To My 10 Month Old Child 
I was wondering if you might be able to offer me some advice on Andy. All of a sudden he is acting and behaving very aggressively towards my 10 month old. …

What Happens When They Come Into Heat? 
What happens when they come into heat? Questions About Your Aussie? Australian Shepherd Lover's Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Feeding Puppies 
Our 10 week old Mini eats constantly. What is the proper amount to feed him?

Is It A Good Idea To Get An Australian Shepherd? 
I am hopelessly in love with Austrailian Shepards. I have never owned one and currently live in an apartment. We are looking to get a house at the end …

How Often Should You Walk A Puppy 
How often should I walk my Aussie puppy?

Puppy Food? 
My fiance and I have a 20 wk old Aussie. This being his 4th Aussie, I've let him take the reigns on the particulars of the little guys rearing so far. …

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I Know: This Is WAY Early 
Okay, so I know this is extremely early to start actually looking, but it shouldn't be too early to do research. My husband and I just got a couple of …

Puppy Biting, Nipping And Biting Ankles 
My 11 week old Aussie Miyla is really playful and energetic but even with all the toys she has she still seems to want to bite and nip at my hands and …

Which Gender Should I Choose? 
I have a two year old Aussie female now and I am looking to get another Aussie pup. The dog I have now is spayed, (she was spayed before her first heat) …

Scratching & Losing Fur 
My Australian Shepherd is 4 years old. She's been scratching alot, extreme shedding and has some bald spots on her hind quarters. She does not have fleas. …

Australian Shepherd Aggression 
My Australian Shepherd is 9 years old and has recently been showing aggressive, unpredictable behavior especially towards children and adult males. She …

How Can I Get Her To Quit Barking? 
I got my pup in March and I would say she's 6 1/2 months now. At night it seems she will not be quiet. She's very obedient during the day. She acts better …

9 Week Australian Shepherd Pup 
My Australian Shepherd puppy hates to go outside. I try taking her for a walk and she fights the leash or cries the whole time. An when I take her outside …

How Do You Socialize A Four Month Old Aussie Who's Never Been Out Of The Kennel 
I just got a 4 month old female Aussie that is frightened of everyone. I don't think she was ever let out of the kennel and he said he sold all of the …

Itchy Skin 
My Aussie wont stop scratching. We've changed her food, I give her fish oil pills, we use special shampoo, I've given her Benadryl. She is miserable …

Giardia Exposure 
I may have just exposed my 6 month old Aussie to Giardia. I took her for the first time to a dog park. It had large swampy areas and large areas of standing …

New Aussie Pup Jumping, Grabbing, Mouthing 
I have a 9/10 week blue merle Aussie we just adopted. Sometimes when my 7 year old daughter walks by our pup jumps on her, grabs her leg with his paws …

Can I Use Frontline Top Spot On My 10 Month Old Mini Aussie? 
I have heard that I should not use Frontline Plus on my Aussie, so I wanted to know if the Frontline Top Spot was safe to use. Thank you

Why Does She Chew Up Her Bedding? 
I have a 8 month old female Aussie. I work 10 hour days and she is crated only until my husband comes home at noon and is home with her until I get home …

Is Your Aussie A Little Stinky? 
Okay this is my first Aussie I have had many other dogs and he is great except for being a little bit stinky mostly from the back end. I have given him …

Why Does Loki From Portugal Have A Tail? He's A Beautiful Dog But Are They Bred Differently Over There? 
It was great to see the Australian Sheperd win Best In Show at the National Dog Show. They are undoubtedly the best. Questions About Your Aussie? …

Non-Stop Barking In The Car 
Merlin came from a kennel. Was soo happy to get "home" approx. a year later he startd barking in the car. It can drive one nuts as they are loud! Anyone …

Please Help Me Come Up With A Name For My Aussie Blue Merle Female 
Should I name her a girlie name or I was thinking something along the line of an outdoor name. She's so beautiful I want a special name. I had Kylie …

How Can I Help Intigrate My Blind Aussie With My Rottie Mix? 
I've taken in a blind double merle. She was seized from a farm along with 18 others. She is friendly with people. She hates my dog, growling and snapping. …

Matting 
I thought I was diligent about brushing my beautiful Aussie... I discovered large matts under her fur on her hind end on both sides - you know the area. …

Age And Coloring Changes 
I got our pure bred Australian Shepherd from the dog pound in April. They said she was 2-3 years old but just from her behavior I didn't think she was …

Help!! Reaction To Advantix Treatments 
I have an 11 month old black tri Australian Shepherd that after the 3rd Advantix treatment started pacing around and was very unsettled and the only relief …

Aussie Size Question 
I was wondering if someone could post some information regarding puppy age vs weight and size. I have a 15 wk old red merle (Millie) and she only weighs …

Puppies Only Eat A Few Bites At A Time! 
I have 2 Mini's, male and female. They are 16 weeks old. But from the time I've had them (8 weeks old) They only eat a few bites or piece of kibble at …

Stanger Aggression 
I have a 6 month old blue merle male Mini Aussie who has stranger aggression and has snapped at a few of my friends. As long as they do not try to touch …

Puppy With Attachment Issues 
Hello, I have a 6 month old male Aussie. When I got him he was really timid and scared being away from his littermates for the first time. I comforted …

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Barking At Other Dogs And In Their Face - Herding? How To Control Behavior 
I recently adopted a 1.5 year old Mini Aussie, and from what I can tell, he has not been socialized. I have another dog that is extremely social. He goes …

Canine Epilepsy  
My Aussie has idiopathic canine epilepsy. We have been struggling with this for a couple of years now. Currently we have been fortunate to have some good …

Smiling??? 
My Aussie keeps showing his teeth when happy or content. It looks like he's smiling. I've never had an Aussie before this one. Is this a common trait?

Australian Shepherd Exercise: How Far, How Soon 
How far should I run with my 4 month old Aussie?

Aussie Crated During Work 
I have a 4.5 month old Australian Shepherd that I came into from a home that could not care for her. My plan was to find her a good home, but we have now …

A Chaser! 
Help! My 10 month old mini Aussie barks, growls and chases kids, cars, people and anything else that moves! He does this both on the leash and in our …

Chasing a Frisbee 
Hey, I have a 14 week old male Aussie who doesn't seem interested in chasing a ball or Frisbee. The other two Aussies I had, both female were all about …

Thinning Coat 
My Aussie was a year old at the end of May. She was growing well and a happy dog. I have been using a FURminator on her to try to help decrease the …

Crating My Puppy At Night 
I've had Milo for 3 days. He's 8 weeks old and he goes nuts at night. Not whining but consistent barking in his crate for hours. I don't know what to do.I'M …

Coat Is Turning White On Head And Around The Eyes Of My 3 1/2 Year Old Miniature Aussie 
Coat is turning white on head and around the eyes of my 3 1/2 year old Miniature Aussie. Does anyone know why this is happening? He is otherwise a very …

13 Week Aussie Pup 
Hi, I recently purchased a male 13 week Aussie pup, about 5 days ago. He is very laid back and calm. He's also very sweet. I have a couple questions however, …

What Is The Difference Between A Mini Australian Shepherd And Australian Shepherd 
We're considering adding an Australian Shepherd to our family and was wondering if there is a difference between a mini and standard shepherd. Note …

14 Week Old Aussie Shepherd Peeing 
We have a 14 week old Aussie Shepherd who pees when someone comes in the house... even though we have gotten company to not get excited over her. Any time …

Was Black Now Brown Fur 
I have a blue merle aussie and her black fur is brown from the sun, how can I make it black again? Brooke

10 Week Toy Aussie Ears? 
My 10 week Toy Aussie ears stand straight up and I want them to fold over? Should I tape them? Or will they change?