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Australian Shepherd Dog For Adoption in GARDNER, KS

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Ad ID: ADN-45949
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Date Listed: 09/27/2017
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Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Sammy and Leo

Age: Young
Availability Date: 09/27/2017
Location: GARDNER, KS 66030
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Australian Shepherd Dog For Adoption in GARDNER, KS

I am a breeder and had two dogs returned for re-homing. (I request that my dogs come back to me instead of a shelter.) Both are male, approx. 2 years old. They are neutered and house trained and kennel trained. Well mannered and social. Up to date on vaccinations. They have been well cared for. I prefer to keep them together, but will separate if necessary. Sammy is a red merle with blue eyes, approx. 55 lbs and very loving. Leo is a black tri with brown eyes and approx. 50 lbs. I've kept and observed them for the last 2 months to make sure they have not become aggressive. Both are good with children and small pets.

Australian Shepherd

Overview: The Australian Shepherd is intelligent and very loyal to his owner. He's a working dog, though, so he does best when his owner gives him a job to do ' such as herding livestock.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): male: 50-65, female: 40-55
Height (in): male:20-23, female:18-21
Colors: Blue merle, black, red merle, or red - all with or without white markings and/or tan points.
Coat: Hair ranges from medium to long with a dense undercoat.
Character: The Australian shepherd has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart and responsive. Australian Shepherds are intelligent and eager to learn. They're loyal and bond very closely with the family.
Temperament: This breed is generally good with children and other household pets. They can be shy around strangers, however.The Australian shepherd has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart and responsive.
Care: The Australian Shepherd requires very little grooming, although a good combing is called for during times of shedding.
Training: This breed is quite intelligent, learning tasks very rapidly. Therefore, training is easy and quick.
Activity: The Australian Shepherd needs to stay busy and needs a lot of exercise. He's especially suited for people who are into outdoor activities. If it doesn't get a chance to exercise and challenge its strongly developed mental and physical activities, it is apt to become frustrated and difficult to live with.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: This breed has a gene for merle coloration that may also carry a blind or deaf factor. The major concerns are cataracts, collie eye anomaly, and many other minor problems.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

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