Adopt a Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd is a naturally muscular and well built herding dog. It has a medium sized body, is very fast, and can change direction in an effortless and fluid manner. The Australian Shepherd features a durable double coat, the outer of which, comes in a variety of colors, and can be straight or wavy. The Australian Shepherd is a very smart and confident dog, and tends to be reserved towards strangers. They require daily exercise as a way to prevent boredom and restlessness. Considering the Australian Shepherd is a herding dog, it may try to nip at the heels of children and other pets, as a way to exercise its natural instinct.
The Australian Shepherd is a healthy dog, with a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. It is prone to minor health issues such as iris coloboma, nasal solar dermatitis, hypothyroidism, canine hip dysplasia, and Collie Eye Anomaly. Nonetheless, the Australian Shepherd remains a great pet for a prepared household.