14 Surprising Australian Shepherd Facts You Might Not 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 The Australian Shepherd (familiarly known as the Aussie) does not actually originate from Australia.

#2 Its ancestors probably include the Collie and some shepherd-type dogs that were imported with shipments of sheep from Australia during the 1840s.

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

#4 Their eyes may be brown, amber or crystal blue but it is not unusual to see this dog with one of a different color than the other.

#5 Australian Shepherd puppies are born with naturally bobbed tails.

#6 One of the most intelligent breeds, the Australian Shepherd can be trained to do just about any task put before them.

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