Australian Shepherd Research Paper

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Australian shepherd- the Australian shepherd originated in the United States in the 1700 's and not Australia as most people may think. This dog was bread for herding sheep. This dog came from a part of the Pyrenees mountains and were bread by the
Basque shepherds who came over from Australia in the 1800 's whichever is where the dog gets its name. The dog was first registered by the American Kennel Club in 1993.
Most people misspell the name as Shepard.
Characteristics- This dog weighs 35-17 pounds, and is 18-23 inches tall at the shoulder. The dog can be a shade of merle blue, black, merle red, or all red, with or without white markings and/or tan points, the coat is normally strait and dense. Life expectancy for this dog breed is 12 to
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This dogs coat is usually brown with white markings, and is glossy, short, and smooth. Life expectancy for this dog is 10-14 years.
Black lab- The black lab came from Canada and was bread for hunting small game. This dog was first given its name in Great Britain in the 1830 's when fishermen from Newfoundland and Canada who had used the dog to help aid in landing nets made landfall on British shores.
Characteristics- This dog weighs 55-70 pounds, and is 22.5-24.5 inches tall at the shoulder. The dogs coat is usually close, short, and dense. Life expectancy for this dog is 10-12 years.
German Shepherd- The German Shepherd originated in Germany in the 700 's and was used to guard and heard sheep. After WWII the dogs name was changed to
Alsatian Wolf Dog, but was changed back to German Shepherd in 1977, because it was believed that Alsatian Wolf Dog would prove to be an unpopular name. This dog was very unpopular following the World Wars. The German Shepherd was first registered by the American Kennel Club in 1908.
Characteristics- This dog weighs 75-95 pounds and is 24-26 inches tall at the shoulder. The dogs coat is usually a shade of solid black, tan, gold, grey, or white, and is medium, strait and hard. Life expectancy of this dog is 12-14

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