How to choose an Australian Shepherd puppy: specialist advice
Before you go to choose an Australian Shepherd puppy, once again weigh the pros and cons. Talk with breeders and already established owners - this will help you understand if you really need an Aussie.
Before you go to choose a puppy of the Australian Shepherd, once again weigh the pros and cons. Talk with breeders and already established owners - this will help you understand if you really need an Aussie.
Keep in mind that the Australian Shepherd is a working dog, and you will have to walk and engage with it for a long, long time, and in any weather. Will you have time, strength and, most importantly, desire?
If the color of the future pet is important to you, be sure to ask the breeder about this at the time of choosing a puppy. At an early age, it is not always possible to determine what an adult Aussie will look like.
Get to know the parents of a potential puppy, this will help you understand what kind of dog you will have in 1 - 2 years.
A healthy Australian Shepherd puppy is active, curious, playful, not aggressive. He should have clean eyes and ears, not a bloated tummy, but the baby should be well-fed.
Feel free to ask the breeder “uncomfortable” questions. A good breeder will be happy to answer them and, in turn, will ask you many questions. If you get vague answers, better look for another nursery.