Australian Retriever

Australian Retriever

INTRODUCTION

The Australian Retriever is a mixed breed dog, a cross between the breeds of dog Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever. Loyal, intelligent, and friendly, these puppies inherit some of the best traits from both of their parents. You can find these mixed breed dogs at shelters and breed-specific rescues, so remember to always adopt. If you’re looking for a devoted family dog that’s smarter than the rest of the dogs, the Australian Retriever could be the perfect addition to your home. This mixed breed adores children and is quick to form lasting, loving bonds with the humans in their lives. Keep in mind that the Australian Retriever is one of the most energetic dogs, so you will need to commit to providing plenty of exercise and playtime and adequate space.

HIGHLIGHTS

Australian Retrievers are mixed breed dogs. They are not pure breeds like their parents the Australian Shepherd or the Golden Retriever. The main coat colours of the Australian Retriever are black, brown and white. Some may be more golden like their Retriever parent. It is common for each dog to have its own mix of colors and markings. When it comes to grooming, you will need to brush the dog’s coat two to three times a week, which will prevent any matting problems that could require an expensive visit to the vet or groomers. The Australian Retriever is a very active and energetic dog, and will need about an hour of exercise daily. Ideally this should be divided into two separate sessions. The Australian Retriever fits in very well with children. Both the children and the dog will form a strong bond. Even so, you should supervise all play time between the children and the dogs. In general, the Australian Retriever also does well with other pets, although it may show herding instincts. This mixed breed can be a good watchdog, Although it is not known for being the loudest at the time of barking.

HISTORY

The Australian Retriever is a more recent designer dog breed and is speculated to have originated during the 2007 holiday season. Breeders continued to produce these mixed breed dogs as demand increased. Going back to the parent breeds, the Golden Retriever was originally developed in Scotland, where they quickly became highly sought after puppies due to their high intelligence and impressive ability to perform agility and obedience tasks. As for the Australian Shepherd, It is a breed that was developed in United States. At the beginning, the breed earned an excellent reputation as a working dog, and today it is often used as a guide dog. Despite its unfortunate start as a designer breed, some Australian Retrievers end up in rescues and shelters. Seek them out and adopt if you decide they are the right dog for you.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
4/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 19 to 23 inches
Weight: 25 to 60 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years

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