258 Reasons Why Australian Shepherds Are The Best Dogs
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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My Dog, Zion, An Australian Shepherd, Was Showing Off His Little Rain Dance In My Garden
I Came Home From Vacation Yesterday, And My Dog Hasn't Left Me Alone Since
Here's My Doggo Izzie Holding Her Teddy
Here's My Boy Ripley And His Flock
Before And After I Sign Good Boy To My Deaf Dog
Puppy Doesn't Want To Get Out Of Bed
I Work As A Dog Groomer. This Pup Is Amazing
This Is Toby. A Cat Got His Tongue
Three Months Later. The Face When Your Baby Brother Outgrows You
I Found A Sthick
Brother From Another Mother
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
The Only Kind Of Transformation I Care About
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 Dog Is Horrified That It's Her Birthday
The Greatest Dog Ever Came Into My Work Today. Kodak The Australian Shepard
My Dog Out-Cools Me At Every Opportunity
This Is The Best Photo I've Ever Taken... It's All Downhill From Here Folk
A Majestic Beast
Meet Indy He's My 8 Week Mini Aussie Shepherd. He Finally Sat Still For A Second And I Got This Pic
Waiting To Surprise My SO With This Little Nugget When She Gets Home From Work
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
Was Trying To Sneak A Photo When This Pretty Girl Suddenly Turned Around And Flashed Me This Big Smile
I really hope you were trying to sneak a photo of the puppy. And not the girls butt.
After 26 Years Of Waiting... I Finally Got My First Dog! This Is Bolt!
Peek - A - Boo
I melt every time I see a doggie tilt his head in confusion or questioning. Just love it.
How My Dog Has Changed In Last 2+ Years
Running Up To Chomp A Flower
This Australian Cattle Dog Puppy Is Perfectly Camouflaged!
First Taste Of Peanut Butter... Aaaand He's Addicted
Do you have more of this???? I'll pay you anything. I'll give you unlimited kisses!
I Think I Have A New Favourite Picture Of My Dog: Bolt! It's Just So Majestic
Sleep In Heavenly Peace
Took My Aussie For A Walk Today! Got This Shot Of Her As I Was About To Throw Her Ball
First Day With My Pupper. Meet Skye, The Mini Aussie!
Ahhhh.... Nap Time!
The Many Faces Of Goose
Proud To Be An Aunt For This Adorable Aussie Pupper. Meet Roo
Pink paws! Aww! And that fluff butt! It is so fluffy I am gonna die!!
Not Quite Sure What Is Happening Here
It's a new Yoga position: "Sitting Dog, Lotus Flower Paws"