Last Updated on September 20, 2021 by Fumipets
If you have a strong desire for a beautiful Australian shepherd but want a smaller dog, there’s no need to worry. Standard, small, and toy sizes are available for these adaptable dogs. These canines, regardless of size, all have the same characteristics.
The Australian shepherd is not an Australian breed. The Aussie is a breed that originated in the Pyrenees Mountains, which are located between France and Spain. According to the American Kennel Club, the dog was given the name Australian shepherd since it was introduced to the United States from Australia by Basque shepherds from the Pyrenees region in the nineteenth century. The California shepherd and the New Mexican shepherd are two more names for the dog. While the active, sociable Aussie thrives as a ranch and farm dog, provided there is a big backyard and he gets enough of exercise, he can live in suburbia. He’s not meant to live in the city unless his owner can provide him with the amount of exercise that this energetic breed needs.
Standard Australian Shepherd
Male Female Australian shepherds grow to be 20 to 23 inches height at the shoulder, while males grow to be 18 to 21 inches tall. Males typically weigh 50 to 65 pounds, while females average 40 to 55 pounds. Colours such as black, crimson, and blue, as well as red merle (a solid base colour with marbling) are permitted. There are a lot of white marks and tan tips. Legs, chest, neck, beneath the snout, and as part of a face blaze are all permitted to be white. Their wavy or straight medium-length coats come in a variety of colours and patterns. Feathers adorn the backs of Australian shepherds’ legs and their “britches,” or the region between the tail and the legs.
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Miniature Australian shepherds grow to be between 15 and 18 inches height at the shoulder and weigh between 25 and 40 pounds when fully grown. Males are much bigger than females. With the exception of size, the tiny Australian shepherd is identical to the normal form. The breed was developed by marrying standard Aussies that were developing on the tiny side to each other until the resultant pups were the same size and type as the parents.
Toy Australian Shepherd
The toy is a little replica of the Aussie, produced via a similar breeding procedure. When fully grown, toy Australian shepherds reach between 10 and 14 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 12 to 17 pounds. Despite his little size, the miniature Aussie has all of his bigger cousins’ herding tendencies. He’s a wonderful option for a child’s friend and gets along with other animals, unlike some other tiny canines that are rather delicate. These little canines need a lot of mental and physical activity.