The Australian Shepherd, also known as Aussie, is a loving, brave, confident, smart and responsive dog. These dogs are affectionate, friendly, good-natured and are willing to go out other their way to please their master. The breed’s ears are of moderate size, triangular in shape, slightly rounded and are set high up at the side of the head.
The breed has a double coat – the out layer and the inner layer. The outer layer is weatherproof, whilst the inner layer provides insulation. The texture of the coat is considered to be medium, straight to slightly wavy and weather resistant. The coat colors of the Aussie are black, blue merle, red merle, solid red with or without white markings.