Australian shepherd, aussie, australian shepherds for sale Ohio, blue merle, blue eyes

Tasha (FOR SALE)

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We currently have two female Australian Shepherds and one male Australian Shepherd, Quigley.

We are selling our female Aussie, Tasha. She is a blue merle with one brown eye with a spot of blue and one blue eye with a spot of brown. She has a naturally bobbed tail. She is going to be 2 years old December 2nd. She is a pure bred Australian Shepherd. She is registered with the stock dog registry. She is a small standard. She has been around all our animals; cat, dogs, goats, pigs, and horses. She has no problems around other animals. We’ve had her since she was a pup. She’s always been an outside farm dog. She loves to be outside. She is very active. She must go to a home that has a yard. She stays loose in the yard and never leaves the yard unless she follows one of us across the street. She stays right with us while we are outside working. She has a bad habit of taking treats and hiding them instead of eating them. She is $650.00. Will send more pictures if interested in her.

We will have Aussie puppies this coming spring!

The Australian Shepherd is a well balanced dog of medium size and bone. He is attentive and animated, showing strength and stamina combined with unusual agility. Slightly longer than tall, he has a coat of moderate length and coarseness with coloring that offers variety and individuality in each dog. An identifying characteristic is his natural or docked bob tail. His gait is smooth, free and easily shows agility and efficiency of movement.

The Australian Shepherd is intelligent, primarily a working dog of strong herding and guardian instincts. He is an exceptional companion. He is versatile and easily trained, performing his assigned tasks with great style and enthusiasm.

The only recognized colors are blue merle, red merle, solid black, and solid red. Blue merles and blacks have black noses and eye rims while red merles and reds have liver (brown) noses and eye rims. All colors may be with or without white and/or copper trim. Preferred height for males is 20-23 inches and for females 18-21 inches at the shoulder.

Australian Shepherds are considered by many people to be the ideal dogs. Their uncanny intelligence, whether herding livestock or being a companion is always at work. The Aussie’s loyalty and devotion are beyond question.

History Of The Breed

Contrary to his name, the Australian Shepherd is not an Australian breed at all. We can trace his early ancestors to sheep herds, many of which were brought from Australia. Basque shepherds on the west coast were known to have “little blue dogs with bob tails” in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Sheep were imported from France, Spain, England, New Zealand, and Australia along with shepherds with dogs. In the western United States the Basque shepherd and his little blue dogs came to represent shepherding as much as the Scotsman and his Collie in Britain. In Australia there are dogs similar to Aussies called German Coolies.

Although their exact origin is unknown, there is no doubt that the breed was developed in the western United States by livestock producers who used the dogs for working. The fact that the dogs also excelled as a cattle dog made them ideal for our many diverse farm and ranch operations. The breed evolved to the demands of their farm and ranch owners.

Aussies have been used for many purposes. Their use with livestock demanded a natural worker who was easy to train. Their devotion to their owners made them the ideal family farm dog which was needed to guard the homestead. Modern times have seen these talents used in even more diverse ways such as Search and Rescue, Drug Detection and Hearing and Handicap work. The original purpose of the breed as a working stockdog is still maintained across America on ranches and farms as well as through competition at stock dog trials.

Australian shepherd puppy, aussie puppy

Australian shepherd, aussie

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Aussie stock dog registration

Tasha’s American Stock Dog Registry