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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Good boy!

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#11

Brother From Another Mother

Brother From Another Mother

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Lilli Delilah 1 year 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 1 year 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... 1 year 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 1 year 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... 1 year 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 1 year 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... 1 year ago

What a striking pose!

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#18

A Majestic Beast

A Majestic Beast

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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... 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

CAN I BOOP THE SNOOT?!!

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#25

Peek - A - Boo

Peek - A - Boo

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Alex Craig 1 year 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 1 year ago

If it fits, he sits!

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#27

Little Mo

Little Mo

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Jill Rhoads 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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... 1 year ago

Gasp! I can't breathe!

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#35

Ahhhh.... Nap Time!

Ahhhh.... Nap Time!

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~Ravenclaw~ OwO 1 year 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 1 year ago

Beautiful!

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#37

Two Marbles

Two Marbles

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Pi... 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

What a face

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#41

Veterans Day Hug

Veterans Day Hug

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Braelin Malham 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

I would be afraid he strangles himself.

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#47

Blizzard Boys

Blizzard Boys

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Hawk 1 year 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... 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Dear God... CUTE!

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#58

Privacy? What Is That?

Privacy? What Is That?

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Sam Leigh 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Perfect caption!

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#62

Survived The First Night Together

Survived The First Night Together

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Jan Mazzulla 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

That title make me sad :(

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#65

Gimme Dat

Gimme Dat

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Kay Pahlad 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Awww

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#68

Nap Time

Nap Time

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Nikki D 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

This is what happy looks like :)

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#73

The Fluff

The Fluff

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rakuninaru 1 year ago

the majesty

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#74

Where’s The Water?

Where’s The Water?

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William Teach 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Beautiful

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#80

Caught With Her Hand In The Cookie Jar

Caught With Her Hand In The Cookie Jar