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10 Australian dog breeds – Australian Shepherd Dogs



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All about Australian dogs

Australia is home to so many unique animals: koalas, kangaroos, and wombats, to name a few. But in addition to these species of wild animals, many breeds of domestic Australian dogs are also native to the land Down Under. From the hard-working Australian Cattle Dog to the high-energy miniature fox terrier, these Australian puppies are great companions.

If you want to add an Australian dog breed to your family, there are a few things you need to know. Although each breed varies widely, many Australian puppies were originally bred to herd livestock and hunt rodents on the continent’s vast farmlands. This means that they are often intelligent, energetic, and hardworking dogs who need vigorous exercise and training. If you can provide them with that, they’ll forever reward you with love and hugs (and probably some slight heel nips). Still doing your research? You’ll want to see how the Down Under dogs stack up against the most popular Russian, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and German dog breeds.

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1. Australian Cattle Dog

As their name suggests, these muscular puppies are expert shepherds. A relative of the wild Australian dingoes and the Dalmatian, the Australian Cattle Dog is loyal, protective and intelligent. They come in a variety of colors and brands, from red and speckled red to blue and speckled blue. Expect yours to need a lot of physical exercise and mental stimulation, like obedience or agility training. Even when these puppies don’t have a farm to manage, they still need a job to do.

Breed overview
Height: 17 to 20 inches
Weight: 31 to 35 pounds
Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years old



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