What Is An Australian Shepherd?
If you are seeking a loving, friendly, and loyal companion, then the Australian Shepard will be a wonderful addition to your family.
Australian Shepherd’s are extremely smart and focused.
They thrive on human companionship, for that, they can be the ideal family dog.
When I decided to add a ‘furry’ friend to our household, I knew as soon as I laid eyes on the little guys multi-colored eyes and perky ears, he was the one for us!
So Is an Australian Shepherd Right for Your Family?
If you have an active lifestyle and are in need of an intelligent dog who wants nothing more than to please you, then an Australian Shepherd is the perfect dog breed for you.
The Australian Shepherd will require some work, mental stimulation and obedience training to be a balanced and well-behaved dog.
Yes, they can be higher energy, but not to the extent that you would seem to think.
They are perceptive, protective, silly and emotional.
They are devoted to their people.
When raised with children, they love kids and will quickly become playmates.
They like to be as close to their family as possible: that might be as simple as sitting on a foot, leaning against a leg or wedging themselves on your lap to cuddle on the couch.
That is probably to make you feel better about not being quite as smart as the Australian Shepard.
They enjoy the company of their family and prefer to stick close to their human pack.
They are born lovers, love to play, love their family…just LOVE!
An Australian Shepherd May be right for you if:
You are looking for a medium-sized (30-70 pounds) and sturdy dog.
Want an exceptionally intelligent dog that can do and learn almost anything.
Love physical activity, including playing fetch, running or walking.
(They are great running buddies).
Don't mind a little bit of dog hair on those black pants!
Want a dog that will be loyal to the end, the definition of a true best friend.
It’s important to know the dog’s background before purchasing a puppy.
You might think an Australian Shepard would need a home with a huge backyard, but they can adapt to any environment as long as their family gives them a couple hours of hearty exercise every day.
That can be as simple as playing fetch, with a ball, up and down a set of stairs.
Australian Shepherds are bred to work with people.
The Aussie, as he is nicknamed, is happiest when he has a job to do.
Keep him occupied by giving him tasks that he will love to do, such as bringing in the mail and newspaper.