So you’re looking to adopt an Australian Shepherd, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Australian Shepherd, the cowboy’s herding dog of choice, is a medium-sized worker with a keen, penetrating gaze in the eye. Aussie coats offer different looks, including merle (a mottled pattern with contrasting shades of blue or red). In all ways, they’re the picture of rugged and agile movers of stock. Aussies exhibit an irresistible impulse to herd, anything: birds, dogs, kids. This strong work drive can make Aussies too much dog for a sedentary pet owner. Aussies are remarkably intelligent, quite capable of hoodwinking an unsuspecting novice owner. In short, this isn’t the pet for everyone. But if you’re looking for a brainy, tireless, and trainable partner for work or sport, your search might end here. The Australian Shepherd, a lean, tough ranch dog, is one of those “only in America” stories: a European breed perfected in California by way of Australia. Fixtures on the rodeo circuit, they are closely associated with the cowboy life.”
An Australian Shepherd typically ranges from 45.72cm to 58.42cm in height, and weighs from 18.143694800000002kg to 29.48350405kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Australian Shepherd breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Australian Shepherd insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.