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About our family of aussies

introduction to australian shepherds

Australian Shepherds, also known as "Aussies", are highly intelligent and active dogs that thrive on mental and physical stimulation. They are loyal and affectionate with their families.  Aussies require daily exercise and mental enrichment, as well as regular grooming to maintain their thick coat.

 

They excel in various activities such as obedience, agility, and herding and require a family that has the time and space to exercise and provide stimulation.

why choose an aussie?

appearance

Australian Shepherds have a distinctive and striking appearance, with a combination of colours, markings, and features that make them easily recognisable.

The coat can come in a variety of colours, including black, blue merle, red, and red merle, and can have white and/or tan markings.

They are a medium-sized breed with a sturdy, muscular build. They have a double coat that is thick and weather-resistant, making them well-suited for a variety of environments.

The typical Aussie male should stand about 51-58cm (20-23 inches) at the shoulder with the females being 45-53cm (18-21 inches).

 

Many Aussies are born as a natural 'bob-tail' and many have a tail that varies greatly in length.

Ngalla is proud to breed Australian Shepherds that fit the standard appearance as set out by Dogs Australia.

TEMPERAMENT/PERSONALITY

Australian Shepherds make great family pets and are known for their loyalty and devotion to their owners. They bond closely with their family members and enjoy spending time with them.

They are also very affectionate and love to snuggle with their human companions, bringing joy and companionship for many years. 

COAT MAINTENANCE

Australian Shepherds have a thick, double coat that requires regular grooming to keep it healthy and free of tangles and mats. 

 

They should be brushed at least once a week to prevent mats and tangles from forming.  A slicker brush or a pin brush can be used to gently remove loose hair and debris from the coat.

Pay particular attention to areas where mats are prone to develop, such as behind the ears, under the legs, and around the tail.

 

Australian Shepherds do not require frequent bathing, but should be bathed as needed, typically every two to three months.  Use a mild, dog-specific shampoo and rinse thoroughly to avoid leaving any residue on the coat.

IDEAL OWNERS

They are versatile dogs that can adapt to a variety of living situations. They can thrive in both urban and rural environments and are comfortable living in apartments or houses with yards.

 

They also excel in a variety of activities, making them a great choice for families who enjoy outdoor adventures

LIFESPAN

10-15 years.

our pups

Pups are vaccinated, micro chipped, health checked and limit registered with DogsVic.  Happy to discuss helping new breeders start out in the breed, but new people should be mentored.

current litter - born feb 2024

AVAILABLE PUPPIES

previous litters and puppies

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