Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Where do I come from?

Although there are many theories about the origin of the Australian Shepherd or the Aussie, the breed as we know it today developed exclusively in the United States where it was bred for sheep herding.  It probably originated in the Basque region of the Pyrenees, but was dubbed the Australian Shepherd because of its association with Basque shepherds who came to the United States from Australia in the 1800's with boatloads of Australian sheep.

1 comment:

Winchester whisperer said...

It'll be interesting to see how he reacts to the sheep in Cornwall