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14 Surprising Australian Shepherd Facts You Might Not Know

The Australian Shepherds never really outgrow the puppy stage. They are loyal, dependable and easygoing. It’s also extremely smart and even holds a world record.

#1 Australian Shepherds did not originate in Australia

They were originally bred in America and they got their name from their working relationships with herders who came from Australia.

#2 They are also known as Aussies

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#3 Aussies come in four standard colors: blue merle, red merle, red, and black

#4 Most are medium-sized, however there are miniature and teacup varieties

#5 Australian Shepherds need a job to do, even if it is getting the paper everyday

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#6 Australian Shepherds love to be close to their family members