Holly Spring Farm
Standard Size Australian Shepherd
Personality: Smart, work-oriented, exuberant
Energy Level: Very Active; True working dogs, unemployment doesn't agree with these guys.
Good with Children: Yes
Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
Height: 20-23 inches (male), 18-21 inches (female)
Weight: 55-70 pounds (male), 35-55 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Although there are many theories about the origin of the Australian Shepherd, the breed as we know it today developed exclusively in the United States. It probably originated in the Basque region of the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France, but was dubbed the Australian Shepherd because of its association with Basque shepherds who came to the United States from Australia in the 1800's.
As with most working breeds, the Australian Shepherd was initially called by many names, including Spanish Shepherd, Pastor Dog, Bob-Tail, Blue Heeler, New Mexican Shepherd, and California Shepherd.
Our Standard Aussies
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