Loving Australian Shepherds
Are you a dog lover?
Have you been wanting and waiting for the right breed of dog that would suit your lifestyle and at the same time a breed that is intelligent and easy to train? Well, you might consider the Australian Shepherd breed of dog or the other breeds developed from it -like the Miniature Australian Shepherd, the Toy Australian Shepherd and the Tea Cup Australian Shepherd.
The Australian Shepherd is a breed of herding dog that was developed on the ranches in the Western United States. Australian Shepherds in the Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Oklahoma and California States to name a few were used and trusted by stockmen for their inherent versatility and trainability. The Aussies earned recognition in other roles due to their trainability and eagerness to please. The Australian Shepherd rose gradually in popularity they became known to the general public through rodeos, horse shows and later through Disney movies for television.
During the late 60s a breeding program was begun to develop the Miniature Australian Shepherds using small Australian Shepherds. The Miniature Australian Shepherds are mirror image of the Aussies in a size that fits well in today’s lifestyle. At the same time the Toy Australian Shepherds came to fore a smaller version of the Mini Australian Shepherds and just when you thought it was over from the Toy Australian Shepherds they were able to develop the Tea Cup Australian Shepherds or the tiny Aussies. This breed is the smallest of the Australian Shepherds.
Now I know you are wondering, what it was they saw in the Australian Shepherd that made them develop breeds smaller than the previous one. It just shows you how resilient this breed of dog can be! Miniature Australian Shepherds Breeders claim that this breed is perfect for urban dwellers because not like the Aussie, the Mini Australian Shepherds will do okay in an apartment. Mini Australian Shepherds breeders offers Miniature Australian Shepherds for sale complete with certificates of health and free from any genetic problems. Other small hobby breeders are also offering Toy Australian Shepherds for sale guaranteed healthy and quality dogs.
Aussie colors are black, red, blue merle and red merle; each of these colors may also have copper points and/or white markings in various combinations on the face, chest, and legs. Some Aussies are born with a naturally bobbed tail others with full long tail. Because a bobbed tail is a hallmark if the breed, breeders have historically docked the tails to its standard length.
Because Australian Shepherds as well as the Mini Shepherds, the Toy Australian Shepherds and the Tea Cup Australian Shepherds could live up to 13 years owners will enjoy a long and happy relationship. Though owners are cautioned that these dogs should have enough exercise if not they can become nervous and destructive and since Aussies are originally wired to be herding dogs they have a tendency to nip the heels of people but since they are easy to train they can but taught that herding people is not acceptable. So if you are interested in owning any of the breeds of Australian Shepherds many can attest that it will be worth it.