German Australian Shepherd

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German Australian Shepherd History

The German Australian Shepherd is a fairly new hybrid or mixed-breed dog that was developed by crossing the German Shepherd with the Miniature Australian Shepherd. The genetic makeup of the “Ger-asso” is similar to that of the American Pit Bull Terrier, which is not surprising because both dogs are descended from the now extinct American Bull Terrier.

Time of Origin

Unknown

Country of Origin

Unknown

German Australian Shepherd Physical Characteristics

The German Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized breed of herding dogs that is thought to have descended from a mixture of German shepherds and Australian shepherds. They have a medium length, straight outer coat of medium length and a thick undercoat. They are agile, intelligent, and athletic. They are naturally protective of their owners.

Eye Colors

Blue, Brown

Nose Colors

Black

Coat Colors

Black, Cream, Blue, White, Sable, Gray, Silver, Red

Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 25 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 23 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 60 – 80 lbs

Female Weight Range: 46 – 65 lbs

German Australian Shepherd Health

Description of breed health.

Lifespan

12-15 yrs

German Australian Shepherd Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Hemophilia, Eye Disease and Disorders, Deafness, Degenerative Myelopathy, Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis, Idiopathic Epilepsy

German Australian Shepherd Temperament and Behaviour

The German Australian Shepherd is intelligent, agile, and the perfect companion for an active owner. They are often referred to by their nickname “Velcro” because they love to be held and cuddled and will follow their human around everywhere. They are extremely loyal to their humans and make great guard dogs.

German Australian Shepherd Activity Requirements

German Australian Shepherds are a medium to large-sized herding dog that was developed in Germany. They are a highly intelligent and hardworking breed that loves to be active and learn new things. A daily walk is the best way to keep an Aussie happy and healthy. However, they do need regular play and exercise. Running around in a large, fenced yard is a great way for an active Aussie to release some of that energy. They also enjoy playing ball and frisbee. If you are looking for a high-energy, intelligent dog, an Aussie may be the perfect match for you. However, they require a good deal of exercise and stimulation. If you are prepared to meet the needs of this busy, playful dog, you will be rewarded with a devoted companion.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

120 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

German Australian Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

German Australian Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

German Australian Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

German Australian Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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