Meet the Aussie! The Australian Shepherd, the cowboy’s herding dog of choice, is a medium sized worker with a keen, penetrating gaze in the eye. Aussie coats offer many different looks, including merle in different color combinations. Aussies exhibit an irresistible impulse to herd, anything: birds, dogs, cattle, children etc. This strong work drive can make Aussies too much dog for a sedentary pet owner. Aussies are remarkably intelligent, quite capable of hoodwinking an unsuspecting novice pet owner. In short, this is not an ideal breed for everyone, but if you’re seeking a brainy, tireless, and trainable partner for work or sport, your search may end here.