Friday, July 3, 2015

What's In A Name: Australian Shepherd

Oddly enough, the Australian Shepherd hails from the American West, not Down Under. However, his ancestors are thought to be Collie-type dogs from Australia, or German sheepdogs exported to Australia where they're known as German Koolies, so that probably accounts for the breed name.

Aussies were bred for ranch work, and in particular, herding livestock.

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