Aussie shepherds are simply delightful to have around. They are protective and playful, and despite their herding instinct, are as goofy as puppies even in adulthood.
A combine of these qualities give you a dog that is smart, active, with terrific looks to boot. You may call them Shepradors, if you please, and here’s everything you wanted to know about them.
Personality Traits, Temperament, and Training
◼ His shepherding instincts are bound to be strong; although with mixed breeds, it’s difficult to ascertain the personality, as the offspring takes on qualities of both parent breeds.
◼ This dog is mild-mannered, and is very patient as well. This makes him a good pet to have around young children. These dogs love to play for hours on end, and enjoy the outdoors.
◼ Along with physical activity, these dogs need plenty of mental stimulation, given their high level of intelligence. Teach your dog tricks to keep his/her interest alive, or even design treasure hunts to keep her engaged while you’re away at work.
◼ While the breed is inherently gentle, their herding instincts may at times take over, making them a little overbearing with young children or other small pets in the household.
◼ To avoid this, behavioral training is necessary since puppyhood. Besides the basic commands like ‘up’, ‘sit’, and ‘heel’, your dog needs to obey the sound of his pack leader’s (your) voice and retreat immediately. You can avail the services of professional trainers to get the techniques right.
◼ They hate spending time indoors all day, so it isn’t a good idea to keep them locked up in an apartment. They are more suitable for people who will spend ample time with them each day and indulge in playing and exercise.