Breed Standards for the Australian Shepherd
This is an athletic dog of medium size and bone; it is lithe, agile, and slightly longer than it is tall.
Moderate well-defined stop; eye color is brown, blue, amber, in any combination or with flecks; triangular, high-set ears; at attention they break forward and over or to the side
Docked close or naturally bobbed
Blue merle, black, red merle, or red, all with or without white markings and/or tan points
Weight: Male 50 – 65 lb; Female 40 – 55 lb
Height: Male 20 – 23”; Female 18 – 21”
The Australian Shepherd has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart, and responsive.