Country Of Origin
The Australian Shepherd (Affectionately called an Aussie) does not actually originate in Australia. It is believed that some Basque farmers brought ancestors of these dogs with them when they emigrated to Australia, then subsequently to the United States during the 1849 California gold rush. The Australian dog was crossed with several breeds in an effort to produce an animal able to deal with the harsh temperatures and demands of the American West. Breeding was mainly focused on ability-speed-agility and endurance, rather then appearance.They became popular pets after being featured as rodeo performers in the 1950's.
Character is Intelligent and eager to learn. It ia relaxed, loyal, and devoted, bonding closely with family. Aussies are confident and lively, they are known to behave like puppies. Temperament is a great companion for children and other pets, especial if socialized as a puppy. It can be shy around strangers, as it is territorial by nature. Aussies are affectionate and kindhearted. They are easily bored. They need and desire socialization and exercise. The Aussie is fun to train because it learns quickly and easily. Catch and agility make them happy.
The standard size has a shoulder height of 18-23 in and weighs 35-75 lbs. The Aussie has highly set, triangular ears, a moderaetly defined stop (point at which the muzzle meets the forehead), a scissors bite, and brown ,blue, or amber eyes (or combination thereof). It has flat back, natural or bobtail, and oval feet. The Australian Shepherd is slightly longer than it is tall. The coat ranges from medium to long, with a dense undercoat. It can be striaght or slightly wavy, and is highly weather resistant. The coat is short and soft on the head and legs, with a thick mane around the neck. The coat can be Black,red,red Merle,(dark patches on a light colored background), or blue Merle. In all may white marking or tan points.
Lakes Aussies has been raising and placing Intelligent, Beautiful Registered Standard Australian Shepherd Puppies for 20+ year.
We pride our selves in Breeding top quality healthy Aussies to be placed in Loving Homes. Our Families often return for a 2nd puppy. Our Dogs are Registered with AKC, NSDR & CKC. We will reserve your choice of Puppy if we feel your home will provide all the love and care they deserve. Our Dogs are well loved and cared for in our New heated and cooled facility.Owner Linda Lake invite you to check us out. We are a register Kennel that pays Federal & State Taxes We are supporters of Equine assisted Therapies for Special Needs & Veterans at Breaking Free Therapeutic riding Center Inc. www.breakingfreeriding.org
History Of The Australian Shepherd also known as the "Aussie"