14 Surprising Australian Shepherd Facts You Didn’t Know

One of the most popular dogs in the United States, the Australian Shepherd is an unbelievably loyal dog. It’s also extremely smart and even holds a world record.

#1 In spite of its name, the Australian Shepherd (familiarly known as the Aussie) does not actually originate from Australia.

#2 The breed was in fact developed on ranches in the US in the 19th century for herding purposes.

#3 There are four basic colors of the Australian Shepherd – black, blue merle, red and red merle.

#5 As many breeders historically docked these dogs´ tails, some Australian Shepherd puppies are born with naturally bobbed tails.

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