About Australian Shepherds
Despite the “Australian” in their name, these dogs were born and raised in America and are one of the most popular shepherd dog breeds in the nation. An Aussie might just be the perfect dog for you if you desire a loving, lively puppy.
Loyal and Loving
Rain or shine, Australian Shepherds are loyal dogs that will stick by your side. They love nothing more than showering owners with affection.
Strong and Hardworking
With a tireless attitude, Australian Shepherds are hardworking dogs who are ready to tackle any challenge you throw their way.
After an exciting day at work or play, Australian Shepherds relish a chance at cuddling and snuggling with owners.
Aussies are a herding breed and they like to move—running, fetching and playing require an owner who can keep pace!
Aussies are super smart and love a challenge, and make a rewarding dog to train for the right owner.
Fun for the Whole Family
Australian Shepherds are wonderful family pets, both as companions and protectors for adults and kids alike.
Australian Shepherd Puppy Alumni
Finding the perfect Australian Shepherd puppy has never been easier.
Our 3 Part Mission
Between you, your puppy and your dog breeder, happiness is our foundation. California Puppies does things differently.
Connect ethical, responsible breeders with ethical, responsible families. We take the headache and doubt out of finding and adopting the perfect pooch.
Educate and help families on puppy health and happiness, from puppy to senior, by curating only the best services, products and learning resources.
Accelerate the closure of puppy mills by empowering ethical breeders and exposing inhumane breeders. Let’s be part of the solution—together.
5 Star Breeders
We only work with Australian Shepherd breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About California Puppies Approved Breeders
No scams. No mills. No backyard breeders. We vet all breeders and partners based on our strict Breeder Standards. When you find a California Puppy, you don’t just get a pet—you get peace of mind knowing your new pal comes from an ethical, experienced breeder who cares for dogs just as much as your family does.
Questions & Answers
When you're looking to buy a dog, you have a lot of things to consider. The breeder, gender, eye color, and size are just some factors. Although a miniature Australian shepherd from California Puppies may be more expensive than a full-size one, there are usually other options that would suit any budget. 2x
We take the experience of traveling for your puppy seriously. If you cannot pick up your new mini Australian Shepherd in person from California, we can arrange for you to meet them at your nearest major airport. The one thing that is a must is that the breeder meets our experience requirements. They need to have a history of arranging travel for puppies in the Lower 48.
We at California Puppies have set strict standards to prevent the use of puppy mills, dog scammers or backyard breeders. This ensures that when you purchase a pup from us we know it’s coming from a clean environment. You can take a look at our extensive breeder pledge to see just what we demand before approving a breeder or business to sell dogs on our site.
California Puppies has the perfect puppies available for you whether you're looking for a red merle Australian Shepherd or any other type of breed. Puppy mills and scammers have made it difficult to find Australian Shepherd puppies in the past, but we have a range of them available for you. We love our dogs here at California Puppies and we want to share that with you and your family.
Puppy mills are where female dogs are bred over and over again to produce litter after litter. These dogs often don't live well, and can cost more in vet bills and have a shorter life expectancy. All we want for your Australian Shepherd puppies Austin California is that they live as long as possible.
It's tough to find a mini Australian Shepherd in California. But there are plenty of breeders who specialize in the variety just waiting to be discovered by you. Start your search by finding one of our top-rated mini Australian Shepherd breeders in California and connecting with them. It couldn’t be any easier!
As a new owner of an Australian Shepherd puppy in California, you should be prepared to spend at least one to two hours a day playing and exercising with your pup. It's important for them to stay fit, healthy, and happy. Most dogs benefit from regular exercise. Australian Shepherds are no different.
Australian Shepherds are not originally from Australia, contrary to what their name suggests. The breed was first bred in the United States, during the gold rush era of the mid 1800s, as a dog for herding cattle. They still have a strong desire to work and will give their families plenty of love when they get a job to do.
Australian Shepherd puppies are a popular breed, and California Puppies is the site to go for them. But when it comes to finding reputable breeders of these beautiful dogs, we look for those who care deeply about their animals, as well as the conditions they live in. There are those who are called "backyard breeders", but you won’t find any here.
You might love your Australian Shepherd, but be aware that apartment living can be too confining for this type of dog. If you are set on getting an Australian Shepherd, consider getting a Mini Australian Shepherd California because it is much smaller than the regular size. Aussies love to move, and might be unhappy in a small space.
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