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The Australian shepherd is a medium-sized, athletic working dog. Although it is called “Australian,” the breed is thought to have originated in the U.S. Breed aficionados believe this collie/shepherd-type dog may have been imported with sheep from Australia or workers from Australia. The breed is extremely agile, intelligent, loyal and hard-working. Though known as a herding dog, the Aussie has a talent for all types of athletic activities. They are ubiquitous on the rodeo circuit and commonly associated with the cowboy lifestyle. However, the breed also makes an excellent companion dog for high-energy owners.Australian shepherds for sale
History of the Australian Shepherd
The Australian shepherd breed was developed in the United States. Basque people from the Pyrenees of northeastern Spain/southwestern France came to the American West in the mid-19th century to herd sheep and brought dogs with them. The name “Australian shepherd” may have reflected those who came to the U.S. after first working in Australia or the origin of the herds of sheep, but this is not clear. These dogs are not registered in Australia as a native breed.
American ranchers raised and bred the dogs as livestock herders and farm workers. They do well at high altitudes such as in the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, and high plains where ranchers pastured their livestock. As Western movies, television series, and rodeos were popular after World War II, the breed became well known.
Aussie enthusiasts and breeders have worked hard to keep the breed true to its heritage. Aussies were first recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1991. Miniature Australian shepherds were bred and the breed was accepted in 2012 as miniature American shepherds.