Despite its name, the Australian Shepherd was bred in the 20th-century United States for herding sheep. The Australian Sheepdog is an obedient shepherd, companion, or service dog. It is good with children & other dogs, suited to urban living, able to tolerate cold, and easy to train. The thick ruff requires regular maintenance.

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Coco must share her world with that uncouth creature her human friends call "Cleo." I am to understand that she is a "Australian Sheep Dog" mix.

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The Kelpie is an Australian sheep dog successful at mustering and droving with little or no command guidance. They are medium-sized dogs and come in a variety of colors. Kelpies have been exported throughout the world and are used to muster livestock, primarily sheep, cattle and goats

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