How much should Australian Shepherds cost?
Depending on the breeder and availability in your area, an Australian Shepherd puppy can cost between $800-$1,800 and even be higher in some cases. On average, you can expect to pay around $1,000.
How much do Australian German Shepherds cost?
They cost between $600 to $800, depending on the breeder you buy them from and their pedigree. Hybrids are almost always less expensive than the average price for a purebred puppy. This fact stays true when you look into the price of a German Australian Shepherd. They are often between $300 and $800.
Is an Australian Shepherd a good house dog?
If you are familiar with the breed, you probably know that they are famous for their abundant energy levels, and you may be wondering – are they good indoor dogs? Yes! Like most dogs, Aussies (and Mini Aussies) are active and outdoorsy, but still best suited to indoor living.
Do police use male or female German shepherds?
Males and females both make excellent police service dogs. Do you neuter and/or spay police dogs? Females are normally always spayed because of their heat cycles and for medical benefits. Males may also often be neutered for medical or behavioral reasons.
Do Aussies with blue eyes go blind?
Blue eyes in Aussies: Having blue-eyes does not mean a dog is blind. Blue eyes or partially blue eyes can occur in any color dog. Eye defects caused by the merle gene are due to having two copies of the merle gene. Cataracts and distichiasis are the most common eye diseases in Aussies.
Do Australian Shepherds stink?
While Aussies have a natural odor, with proper care it should not become an overpowering bad smell. Most often the cause of a strong odor from your shepherd is due to their coat’s condition. For many owners, bathing their Australian shepherd poses some challenges.
Are Australian Shepherds smart?
The breed is considered highly intelligent and easy to train. Aussies are known for being especially eager to please their owners. True to their herding instincts, Aussies are very protective of their families and territory and will let you know if strangers approach, but they are not considered aggressive.