We strive to maintain the original intentions of the Australian Shepherd. They are intelligent, primarily a working dog of strong herding and guardian instincts, an exceptional companion, and easily trained. While versatile, the Australian Shepherd is reserved with strangers, does not exhibit shyness and performs tasks with style and enthusiasm.
While this is a wonderful breed, they are not a good fit for everyone! If not used for their original intentions, their intelligence and high energy will get them into trouble. We highly encourage obedience training, agility classes, and other athletic outlets for them express their energy. They will learn quickly and are more biddable companions with structure and routine.
When looking for an Aussie, please ask questions and don't be afraid to continue your search if you don't get answers that satisfy you.