Australian Shepherd Adoption Information
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Adopting An Aussie
So you want to adopt an Australian Shepherd. We want you to as well. But first, lets talk about what an Australian Shepherd is and what they do, and why we have them in rescue. We want everyone to be on the same page and we only want the best for our Aussies. They have been through so much and we care for them like our own.
What Is An Aussie?
What is an Aussie? Australian Shepherds are very smart dogs and were bred for intelligence and herding livestock much bigger and heavier than they were., If you were their size (45 lbs on average) how would you get your job done when a large 2,000 – 3,000 lbs steer decides he wants to go off on his own? They would go into alert mode and either chase, bark, nip or all three to get them back in line or to stay where they want it. They were bred to do that job, and some do it really well. Owners not understanding the breed is why we get them into rescue. Either they nipped the kids, the neighbor, the mailman or another dog. Sometimes they just corraled someone into to the back of a room door or the corner of the yard, again they are just doing what comes naturally. That’s why we love them, they are smart and do what they were bred to do.
What Else Should I Know?
Sometimes you will want earplugs. “If someone is in the yard (or thinking about coming in the yard) your Aussie thinks you need to know, they are watchers and barking to alert you, your home and your family. They are very loyal. Would they attack or bite? Probably not, they are mainly alerting you, going after them would require energy they would rather save for playing. They were not bred to hurt other animals. They want to let you know that something is different and will alert bark until it goes away or you come to investigate.
What do Australians Shepherds Love to do MOST?
That an easy answer. PLAY! An Aussie they can “dance” with another Aussie and wrestle with the best of them, they wrestle so hard sometimes people think they fighting and out for blood, but they aren’t. What they are doing is what Aussies do best, wrestle and exercise. We always say an Australian Shepherd is like a potato chip, you can’t have just one. They are pack dogs and crave companionship, mostly with you, but another Aussie gets them going and helps burn off all the energy they have.
Is There Anything Else An Aussie Lover Can Tell Me?
After having an Aussies as part of the family for even a short amount of time, most owners comment their dog is also part velcro/super glue. They will follow you everywhere, to the couch, the bedroom, the bathroom, they might trip you in the hall because they want to be with you. You can expect them to bond to someone in the home, don’t get mad if they follow them every where and you only a little, it’s what they do. Did we say they are loyal?
If you are good with the possible quirks that Aussies have, we want to see one in your home. Just remember they do need their exercise.