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Echo - Australian Shepherd (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Australian Shepherd Dog For Adoption in Holly Springs, NC, USA

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Organization Name: Pawfect Match Rescue
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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Breed: Australian Shepherd
Gender: Female Female
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Echo

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Merle
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/06/2016
Location: Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Tags: Australian Shepherd Dog For Adoption in Holly Springs, NC, USA

Australian Shepherd Dog For Adoption in Holly Springs, NC, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Activity Level Highly Active
Other
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Australian Shepherd (medium coat). Echo is a super high energy girl that would love to have a family of her own! She is a special needs dog as she was born deaf due to the 'fabulous' breeding practices to obtain her pretty coloring. But don't let that stop you from looking at this girl, she doesn't know she's deaf! We are working on her with hand signals and she does amazing with other dogs, she lives with a houseful and goes to doggie day camp on a regular basis. She would do best in an adult only home with a minimun of a 5' securely fenced yard and would love another 4 legged companion that can keep up with her. Given her special needs, we will need to keep her adoption local so that her foster mom can be involved in her transition to her new forever home.

Australian Shepherd

Overview: The Australian Shepherd is intelligent and very loyal to his owner. He's a working dog, though, so he does best when his owner gives him a job to do ' such as herding livestock.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): male: 50-65, female: 40-55
Height (in): male:20-23, female:18-21
Colors: Blue merle, black, red merle, or red - all with or without white markings and/or tan points.
Coat: Hair ranges from medium to long with a dense undercoat.
Character: The Australian shepherd has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart and responsive. Australian Shepherds are intelligent and eager to learn. They're loyal and bond very closely with the family.
Temperament: This breed is generally good with children and other household pets. They can be shy around strangers, however.The Australian shepherd has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart and responsive.
Care: The Australian Shepherd requires very little grooming, although a good combing is called for during times of shedding.
Training: This breed is quite intelligent, learning tasks very rapidly. Therefore, training is easy and quick.
Activity: The Australian Shepherd needs to stay busy and needs a lot of exercise. He's especially suited for people who are into outdoor activities. If it doesn't get a chance to exercise and challenge its strongly developed mental and physical activities, it is apt to become frustrated and difficult to live with.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: This breed has a gene for merle coloration that may also carry a blind or deaf factor. The major concerns are cataracts, collie eye anomaly, and many other minor problems.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

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