Facts & Origin
Aussietare - Australian Shepherd and Bull Terrier mix
The Aussietare is a hybrid dog that is the result of crossing the Australian Shepherd and the Bull Terrier. The Australian Shepherd was bred for herding work and is known for its intelligence and working ability. The Bull Terrier, on the other hand, is known for its strength, courage and dedication. Together, this combination makes for a lively, intelligent, and courageous dog that works well as a working dog or family pet.
Suitability and attitude
Because of their energy and need for mental and physical stimulation, Aussie Terriers are best suited for active families or individuals. They can also work well in a home with a yard, where they have plenty of room to run and play .
|Origin||USA - England|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The character traits of the Aussietare can be a mixture of the personality traits of both parent breeds. These dogs are usually intelligent, energetic and determined. They may inherit the Australian Shepherd's willingness to work and the Bull Terrier's tenacity, making them dedicated dogs that enjoy performing tasks.
These dogs are also usually very loyal and affectionate, and they enjoy spending time with their family. However, they can also be stubborn and headstrong, and they may have a strong need to work or perform tasks.
The Aussietare, a mix of Australian Shepherd and Bull Terrier, is an active, intelligent and engaging dog that is a good fit for an active family or active individuals. With proper care, training and social interaction, these dogs can be loyal and loving companions that can shine as both working dogs and family pets. Their energy, intelligence and loyalty make them a special addition to the right home.
Care and health
Grooming of the Aussie Shepherd can range from moderate to intense, depending on the type of coat they inherit. If they inherit the long coat of the Australian Shepherd, they will need regular brushing to prevent matting. If they inherit the short, smooth coat of the Bull Terrier, they will require less grooming.
Like all mixed breed dogs, Aussie Terriers can be prone to the health problems common in their parent breeds. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and certain types of skin problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The size and appearance of an Aussietare can vary depending on which parental breed is more dominant. Generally, these dogs are medium to large in size, growing between 40 and 60 cm tall and weighing between 20 and 30 kg. They can have the distinctive variegated coat color of the Australian Shepherd or the solid color robe of the Bull Terrier. Their ears can be either droopy or erect, and they often have a muscular, athletic build.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
Often occurs in old age.
The Aussietare is intelligent, energetic, friendly, loyal and affectionate.
He usually has a very kind and gentle temperament.
Since he is a very active hybrid breed, he should get at least an hour of exercise every day.
The Aussietare needs enough space to move and play.
Yes, he needs regular training to encourage and control his behavior.