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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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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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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Puppy Doesn't Want To Get Out Of Bed

Puppy Doesn't Want To Get Out Of Bed

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I Work As A Dog Groomer. This Pup Is Amazing

I Work As A Dog Groomer. This Pup Is Amazing

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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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#11

Brother From Another Mother

Brother From Another Mother

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Lilli Delilah
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#14

My Dog Is Horrified That It's Her Birthday

My Dog Is Horrified That It's Her Birthday

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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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#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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#25

Peek - A - Boo

Peek - A - Boo

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Alex Craig
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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#30

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

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

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#37

Two Marbles

Two Marbles

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#39

Not Quite Sure What Is Happening Here

Not Quite Sure What Is Happening Here

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#42

Yogi Practicing Together With Her Dog

Yogi Practicing Together With Her Dog

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#43

So Cute, I Wanna Cuddle

So Cute, I Wanna Cuddle

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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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#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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#47

Blizzard Boys

Blizzard Boys

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Hawk
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#51

Had The Best Passenger On The Ride Home Yesterday

Had The Best Passenger On The Ride Home Yesterday

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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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#60

Finally Got To Bring Home My New Aussie Pup

Finally Got To Bring Home My New Aussie Pup

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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Before And After Finding Out He’s A Good Boy

Before And After Finding Out He’s A Good Boy

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#67

Meet Pepper, The Cutest Toy Australian Shepard Ever

Meet Pepper, The Cutest Toy Australian Shepard Ever

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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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#70

How My Dog Waits For Me In The Bathroom

How My Dog Waits For Me In The Bathroom

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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#74

Where’s The Water?

Where’s The Water?

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#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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#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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#78

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

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

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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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#84

I Did A "Newborn" Photo Shoot With My Foster Puppy, Glenn

I Did A "Newborn" Photo Shoot With My Foster Puppy, Glenn

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#86

I Raise You My Shameful Aussie

I Raise You My Shameful Aussie

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Alex Craig
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how guilty their cute little faces are when they know they are in trouble. Ha Ha

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I Have The Most Beautiful Aussie Pup Ever. Introducing My New Baby Boy - Neptune, 9 Weeks Old

I Have The Most Beautiful Aussie Pup Ever. Introducing My New Baby Boy - Neptune, 9 Weeks Old

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Effie Wants To Be Exactly Wherever Her Big Sister Is

Effie Wants To Be Exactly Wherever Her Big Sister Is

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