Facts about the Australian Shepherd

Are you interested in adopting, purchasing or rescuing an Australian Shepherd? If so, here is some information that you should know about the breed beforehand. First, the Australian Shepherd is often referred to as the Aussie, however, he didn’t originate in Australia. He comes from Europe and was brought to the U.S. in the early days via Australia where it spent time herding cattle, sheep and other livestock. It was there in Australia that he earned his name. The Aussie was bred with other working dogs in the U.S. and became what is known as the Australian Shepherd. Native Americans call him “Ghost Eye” because of the various color patterns of the Aussie’s eyes. In fact, most Aussie eyes are blue, brown, or amber. Some have two eyes of different colors while others have eyes that are split colors or color swirled. Learn more about this unique breed by clicking here or calling your veterinary clinic Seminole, FL.


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