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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 are but since I’m first on the list I need to know what to look or lookout for when choosing the dog.
I’m aware of eye and ear problems but I believe the breeder has done it right. I’ve heard the dogs can change color from the puppy stage to adults — any truth to that?
I’ve also heard that the double coat isn’t always the case, some of the red bi colored dogs may have less of it than others — any truth?
Temperament is important to me as I have two grandchildren age 4 and 8 who will want to help raise the dog although they won’t see the puppy on a regular basis. I would want the least active female — what should I look for?
Any advice will help.