The Australian Shepherd is very proud looking
Very agile, it can change directions instantaneously. It is well proportioned and is slightly longer than it is high. This breed is also robust, muscular and supple.
Between 51 and 58 cm (20.08 to 22.83 inches) for the male
Between 46 and 53 cm (18.11 to 20.87 inches) for the female
Between 25 and 34 kg (55.12 to 74.96 pounds) for the male
Between 19 and 26 kg (41.89 to 57.32 pounds) for the female
The Australian Shepherd can be found in 16 colors. Four of them are very popular: black tricolor (black coat with some white and copper), blue merle (silver patches with some white and copper), red tricolor (brown with some white and copper) and red merle (golden spots with white and copper). The other indexed colors are the following: bicolor (4 coats without white), bicolor (4 coats without copper), self black (4 coats without white and copper).
Its robe is smooth and very weather resistant. Its hair, straight to wavy, is medium length. It is short on its head, ears, the front of its forelimbs and under the hocks.
The tail is naturally short or docked short at birth (certain countries no longer authorize the docking of the tail). Its head is well proportioned with respect to the rest of the body. The nose can be of different colors. Its eyes are brown, blue, amber or a combination of these colors.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #342