Despite their name, Australian Shepherds have little to do with the Down Under. This dog breed has originated in the Basque region between France and Spain, where many shepherds came from an Australian descent, hence the Australian dog name. Later on, because of their incredible trainability and herding abilities, these dogs were favorited by American farmers and cowboys where the official breed registration began. Even though these shepherd dogs are still working in farms herding cattle, their big brains and warm hearts have won over regular people across the world, too. Bored Panda has compiled a list of examples why Australian Shepherds are the best dog breed to have around.

From clinging onto their humans and being the best dogs ever to solving just about any puzzle they encounter, you could argue that these K9s are the Good Will Huntings of the animal kingdom. Aussies do need quite a lot of exercise, and though they excel in dog training, when bored they may invent their own games, which to a very busy owner might appear as destructive hyperactivity. Also, some of these dogs still have a lot of working qualities in them, so they might even try to herd little kids.

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#1 My Dog, Zion, An Australian Shepherd, Was Showing Off His Little Rain Dance In My Garden

My Dog, Zion, An Australian Shepherd, Was Showing Off His Little Rain Dance In My Garden

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stellermatt 11 months ago

why can I hear music when I watch this??

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#2 I Came Home From Vacation Yesterday, And My Dog Hasn't Left Me Alone Since

I Came Home From Vacation Yesterday, And My Dog Hasn't Left Me Alone Since

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MagicalUnicorn 11 months ago

that's real love

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#3 Here's My Doggo Izzie Holding Her Teddy

Here's My Doggo Izzie Holding Her Teddy

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Alusair Alustriel 11 months ago

Awww gosh!

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#4 Here's My Boy Ripley And His Flock

Here's My Boy Ripley And His Flock

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stellermatt 11 months ago

floof content off the scale

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#5 Before And After I Sign Good Boy To My Deaf Dog

Before And After I Sign Good Boy To My Deaf Dog

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Ivo H 11 months ago

Poor baby :( No one should breed double merle, they have serious health issues! Anyway, he looks really happy

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#6 Puppy Doesn't Want To Get Out Of Bed

Puppy Doesn't Want To Get Out Of Bed

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stellermatt 11 months ago

literally everyone, every morning, ever.

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#7 I Work As A Dog Groomer. This Pup Is Amazing

I Work As A Dog Groomer. This Pup Is Amazing

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SaddleUp 11 months ago

The first pic looks like Doug from UP!

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#8 This Is Toby. A Cat Got His Tongue

This Is Toby. A Cat Got His Tongue

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Roxanne Horbatuck 11 months ago

That’s too cute

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#9 Three Months Later. The Face When Your Baby Brother Outgrows You

Three Months Later. The Face When Your Baby Brother Outgrows You

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Emmy Funke 11 months ago

What happened to knowing your place, you little sh......

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#10 I Found A Sthick

I Found A Sthick

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C.Marrero 11 months ago

Good boy!

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#11 Brother From Another Mother

Brother From Another Mother

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Lilli Delilah 11 months ago

Haha I still can’t believe believe fletcher and araya are doing the rounds. These guys belong to Charlotte Reeves of http://www.charlottereeves.com.au/ Fletcher now has a sister, opal. If you like Aussie shepherds go and check out @fletcherandopal on instagram

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#12 The Only Kind Of Transformation I Care About

The Only Kind Of Transformation I Care About

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Aurelia Grey 11 months ago

Simply charming.

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#13 My Girlfriend Made Me Go With Her To The Flower Shop. Wasn't Thrilled Until This Dude Showed Up And Sat In Front Of Me

My Girlfriend Made Me Go With Her To The Flower Shop. Wasn't Thrilled Until This Dude Showed Up And Sat In Front Of Me

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Pi... 11 months ago

Ball.

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#14 My Dog Is Horrified That It's Her Birthday

My Dog Is Horrified That It's Her Birthday

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Rhân 11 months ago

No I‘m not THAT old!

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#15 The Greatest Dog Ever Came Into My Work Today. Kodak The Australian Shepard

The Greatest Dog Ever Came Into My Work Today. Kodak The Australian Shepard

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Pi... 11 months ago

I can feel the soft!

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#16 My Dog Out-Cools Me At Every Opportunity

My Dog Out-Cools Me At Every Opportunity

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Anda Lu 11 months ago

Thug life...

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#17 This Is The Best Photo I've Ever Taken... It's All Downhill From Here Folk

This Is The Best Photo I've Ever Taken... It's All Downhill From Here Folk

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Pi... 11 months ago

What a striking pose!

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#18 A Majestic Beast

A Majestic Beast

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 11 months ago

Hewo there? Would you like a bone?

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#19 Meet Indy He's My 8 Week Mini Aussie Shepherd. He Finally Sat Still For A Second And I Got This Pic

Meet Indy He's My 8 Week Mini Aussie Shepherd. He Finally Sat Still For A Second And I Got This Pic

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Ilona Z 11 months ago

c'mon, he poses for you with playful crossed legs! :D (and he's adorable, like... cuteness in its best... :-x oh god, i love dogs. we don't deserve them. sorry for unwanting emotive pouring my heard, just... dogieees!!)

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#20 Waiting To Surprise My SO With This Little Nugget When She Gets Home From Work

Waiting To Surprise My SO With This Little Nugget When She Gets Home From Work

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Ronja Rövardotter 11 months ago

OMG! I am in love! This one is too perfect!

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#21 We Found Some Kitties Emerging From Under The Shed During A Tornado Warning. Our Five Month Old Aussie Seems To Have Adopted Them. I Give You Abby And The Catbabies

We Found Some Kitties Emerging From Under The Shed During A Tornado Warning. Our Five Month Old Aussie Seems To Have Adopted Them. I Give You Abby And The Catbabies

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Pi... 11 months ago

I love this the most! Wish I could upvote it a gajillion times!

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#22 Beauty Shot!

Beauty Shot!

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Thelma Marcus 11 months ago

Love this ❤️

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#23 Was Trying To Sneak A Photo When This Pretty Girl Suddenly Turned Around And Flashed Me This Big Smile

Was Trying To Sneak A Photo When This Pretty Girl Suddenly Turned Around And Flashed Me This Big Smile

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 11 months ago

I really hope you were trying to sneak a photo of the puppy. And not the girls butt.

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#24 After 26 Years Of Waiting... I Finally Got My First Dog! This Is Bolt!

After 26 Years Of Waiting... I Finally Got My First Dog! This Is Bolt!

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The Timelord From Hogsmead 11 months ago

CAN I BOOP THE SNOOT?!!

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#25 Peek - A - Boo

Peek - A - Boo

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Alex Craig 11 months ago

I melt every time I see a doggie tilt his head in confusion or questioning. Just love it.

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#26 How My Dog Has Changed In Last 2+ Years

How My Dog Has Changed In Last 2+ Years

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Danie Lüttringhaus 11 months ago

If it fits, he sits!

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#27 Little Mo

Little Mo

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Jill Rhoads 11 months ago

What a cute door stop.

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#28 Running Up To Chomp A Flower

Running Up To Chomp A Flower

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Hawk 11 months ago

Savage

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#29 This Australian Cattle Dog Puppy Is Perfectly Camouflaged!

This Australian Cattle Dog Puppy Is Perfectly Camouflaged!

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 11 months ago

U can't see me!

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#30 First Taste Of Peanut Butter... Aaaand He's Addicted

First Taste Of Peanut Butter... Aaaand He's Addicted

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 11 months ago

Do you have more of this???? I'll pay you anything. I'll give you unlimited kisses!

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#31 I Think I Have A New Favourite Picture Of My Dog: Bolt! It's Just So Majestic

I Think I Have A New Favourite Picture Of My Dog: Bolt! It's Just So Majestic

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Wyndmere 11 months ago

Great waterfall. Where is this?

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#32 Sleep In Heavenly Peace

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

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Linda Adamo 11 months ago

Silent Night.

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#33 Took My Aussie For A Walk Today! Got This Shot Of Her As I Was About To Throw Her Ball

Took My Aussie For A Walk Today! Got This Shot Of Her As I Was About To Throw Her Ball

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 11 months ago

Take a photo. It'll last longer. XD

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#34 First Day With My Pupper. Meet Skye, The Mini Aussie!

First Day With My Pupper. Meet Skye, The Mini Aussie!

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Pi... 11 months ago

Gasp! I can't breathe!

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#35 Ahhhh.... Nap Time!

Ahhhh.... Nap Time!

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 11 months ago

OMG! He's smiling!!!

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#36 The Many Faces Of Goose

The Many Faces Of Goose

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rakuninaru 11 months ago

Beautiful!

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#37 Two Marbles

Two Marbles

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Pi... 11 months ago

God dabbed a paintbrush in black ink and splattered it onto these masterpieces!

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#38 Proud To Be An Aunt For This Adorable Aussie Pupper. Meet Roo

Proud To Be An Aunt For This Adorable Aussie Pupper. Meet Roo

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Ronja Rövardotter 11 months ago

Pink paws! Aww! And that fluff butt! It is so fluffy I am gonna die!!

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#39 Not Quite Sure What Is Happening Here

Not Quite Sure What Is Happening Here

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Aurelia Grey 11 months ago

It's a new Yoga position: "Sitting Dog, Lotus Flower Paws"

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#40 Ball? Stick? Belly Rubs?! What A Day

Ball? Stick? Belly Rubs?! What A Day

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Roxanne Horbatuck 11 months ago

What a face

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#41 Veterans Day Hug

Veterans Day Hug

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Braelin Malham 11 months ago

that's sweet

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#42 Yogi Practicing Together With Her Dog

Yogi Practicing Together With Her Dog

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Jodi Ellis 11 months ago

amazing! The dog has better form that me!!

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#43 So Cute, I Wanna Cuddle

So Cute, I Wanna Cuddle

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Kay Pahlad 11 months ago

When you gorgeous and you know it.

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#44 How Fast Can An Aussie Become A Swamp Monster?

How Fast Can An Aussie Become A Swamp Monster?

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 11 months ago

Two seconds.

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#45 Even A Year Later, She's Got The Same Smile!

Even A Year Later, She's Got The Same Smile!

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Karen Dalgaard 11 months ago

Such a gentle expression. What a beauty!

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#46 This Looks Like A Good Spot To Rest My Eyes

This Looks Like A Good Spot To Rest My Eyes

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Ilona Z 11 months ago

I would be afraid he strangles himself.

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#47 Blizzard Boys

Blizzard Boys

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Hawk 11 months ago

So like you went to blizzard in a blizzard, or you in a real blizzard while you are wanting to go to blizzard

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#48 After Beach And After Bath

After Beach And After Bath

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Pi... 11 months ago

Judging by his expressions, I think he prefers the beach XD

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#49 Our Puppies First Snow Day

Our Puppies First Snow Day

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Nora Bora 11 months ago

Not sure about all this, says puppy.

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#50 When Mom Says 'Hug Your Brother' But You Look Really Awkward While Doing It

When Mom Says 'Hug Your Brother' But You Look Really Awkward While Doing It

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Hawk 11 months ago

Dog seption

#51 Had The Best Passenger On The Ride Home Yesterday

Had The Best Passenger On The Ride Home Yesterday

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Leslie Crowley 11 months ago

That face! We don't deserve dogs!

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#52 I'll Never Get Tired Of Walking These

I'll Never Get Tired Of Walking These

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Hawk 11 months ago

Well, technically you are the one walking and they are the ones sitting, I would sit,

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#53 When You Try To Take Cute Pics Of Your Dog But He's Not Having It

When You Try To Take Cute Pics Of Your Dog But He's Not Having It

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Joan Taylor 11 months ago

Is he giving you "the paw"?

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#54 It Was My Pups Second Birthday The Other Day. He Wasn't Thrilled With All The Pictures

It Was My Pups Second Birthday The Other Day. He Wasn't Thrilled With All The Pictures

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Braelin Malham 11 months ago

That is soo sweet

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#55 Sometimes Walking Is Hard, But I'm Always Happy When Mom Carries Me The Rest Of The Way

Sometimes Walking Is Hard, But I'm Always Happy When Mom Carries Me The Rest Of The Way

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Ola Pe 11 months ago

This is just too sweet! Oh wait! I am a cat person! What have you done to me Bored Panda😁😁😁

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#56 Yeah, You Know You’re Cute

Yeah, You Know You’re Cute

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Geraldine Arguelles 11 months ago

Those paws !

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#57 Aussie Shepard Is Excited To Come To His New Home

Aussie Shepard Is Excited To Come To His New Home

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Rebekah 11 months ago

Dear God... CUTE!

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#58 Privacy? What Is That?

Privacy? What Is That?

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

Gorgeous

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#59 I Adopted! Ember, The Mini Aussie

I Adopted! Ember, The Mini Aussie

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Lulu Sanchez Avalloni 11 months ago

adoption is just so amazing <3

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#60 Finally Got To Bring Home My New Aussie Pup

Finally Got To Bring Home My New Aussie Pup

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Rebekah 11 months ago

No one should look that dang cute.

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#61 Ermahgerd Tehnish Behl!

Ermahgerd Tehnish Behl!

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Wamma Lamma 11 months ago

Perfect caption!

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#62 Survived The First Night Together

Survived The First Night Together

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Jan Mazzulla 11 months ago

...sort of

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#63 16 Years Old And Still Knows How To Work The Cuteness, Especially When He Wants Something

16 Years Old And Still Knows How To Work The Cuteness, Especially When He Wants Something

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Lauren Baker 11 months ago

I love old doggos. They are so sweet and gentle and loving and wise. I used to have a part Aussie. So sweet.

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#64 Thinking About Life And How I Have No Friends...

Thinking About Life And How I Have No Friends...

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Aud Wey 11 months ago

That title make me sad :(

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#65 Gimme Dat

Gimme Dat

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Kay Pahlad 11 months ago

'I wanna play but I don't wanna move.'

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#66 Before And After Finding Out He’s A Good Boy

Before And After Finding Out He’s A Good Boy

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Alex Craig 11 months ago

So happy to be a good boy. Adorable.

#67 Meet Pepper, The Cutest Toy Australian Shepard Ever

Meet Pepper, The Cutest Toy Australian Shepard Ever

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Nikki D 11 months ago

Awww

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#68 Nap Time

Nap Time

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Nikki D 11 months ago

Are their tails naturally docked?

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#69 Who Stole The Cookies From The Cookie Jar?

Who Stole The Cookies From The Cookie Jar?

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KismetTheFox 11 months ago

That side smile tho

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#70 How My Dog Waits For Me In The Bathroom

How My Dog Waits For Me In The Bathroom

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 11 months ago

Tell me is you poo coming along Ok?

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#71 Puppy Time!! Meet My 7 Week Old Mini Australian Shepherd, Oakley

Puppy Time!! Meet My 7 Week Old Mini Australian Shepherd, Oakley

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Manuela 11 months ago

This little puppy looks so cute. And Oakley is such a great name. I Love all puppies!

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#72 Just Trying To Cover Myself In Dirt Before My Bath

Just Trying To Cover Myself In Dirt Before My Bath

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Asia 11 months ago

This is what happy looks like :)

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#73 The Fluff

The Fluff

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rakuninaru 11 months ago

the majesty

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#74 Where’s The Water?

Where’s The Water?

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William Teach 11 months ago

Be careful what you wish for, furbaby

#75 Apparently They Have "Bring Your Dog To Work Day" At My Mom's Office

Apparently They Have "Bring Your Dog To Work Day" At My Mom's Office

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

The belly!!!!

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#76 The Snow Is All Gone And It's Back To Looking Like Fall Again

The Snow Is All Gone And It's Back To Looking Like Fall Again

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Hawk 11 months ago

It’s fall and a leaf has fallen on his head!

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#77 Everyone, Meet Tucker

Everyone, Meet Tucker

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Jodi Ellis 11 months ago

Hi Tucker!!

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#78 No, I Have Not Seen Your Other Sock. Why?

No, I Have Not Seen Your Other Sock. Why?

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Anne 11 months ago

This would be better if his name was Dobby

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#79 They Grow Up So Fast

They Grow Up So Fast

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Lauren Baker 11 months ago

Beautiful

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#80 Caught With Her Hand In The Cookie Jar

Caught With Her Hand In The Cookie Jar

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Rebekah 11 months ago

Awww, give her all the things.

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#81 Australian Shepherd Welpen

Australian Shepherd Welpen

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Lachlan Steininger 11 months ago

Pawfect shot

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#82 Talented Baristas Here In Japan

Talented Baristas Here In Japan