Long Haired Australian Shepherd?

Are Australian Shepherds long haired?

There’s long, profuse hair — which is especially thick and full in males — on the neck and chest. Australian Shepherds come in several colors: blue merle, red merle, red, tri-color (white, black, and tan), and black.

Why are Australian Shepherds so expensive?

Not only do they need to pay for housing and food of these dogs, but also vet bills. As a matter of fact, many Australian Shepherds come in with major health problems. The organizations need to provide treatment before they get adopted. In some cases, this can mean surgery, which you already know is extremely costly.

What is bad about Australian Shepherd?

Australian Shepherds are generally healthy dogs, but they can develop certain health problems, including hip dysplasia, various eye diseases, sensitivity to certain drugs, and epilepsy. Here’s a brief rundown on what you should know. Hip dysplasia is a genetic malformation of the hip socket.

Is Australian Shepherd a good family dog?

An active yet easy-going dog, the Australian shepherd loves to romp with children and tends to get along well with other pets. Australian shepherds are great family pets, herding animals, police dogs and competitors in obedience trials.