The Australian Shepherd, often referred to as an “Aussie”, is an intelligent working dog of strong herding and guarding instincts. They are loyal companions and have the stamina to work all day. They are well balanced, slightly longer than tall, different sizes (toy, mini and standard) and bone, with coloring that offers variety and individuality.
This is an athletic dog; The Australian Shepherd is lithe, agile, and slightly longer than it is tall. This breed is muscular and powerful enough to work all day, without sacrificing speed and agility. This dog’s gait is free and easy and must be able to change direction or speed instantly. The double coat is weather-resistant, with the outer coat of medium texture and length, straight to wavy. The expression is keen, intelligent, and eager.