The vast Australian Outback and agricultural lands have long relied on working dogs

herd and guard livestock and hunt snakes and rodents. 

This has produced several Australian dog breeds with the same energy, independence, and work ethic

Dog breeds like the Australian Cattle Dog, Kelpie, Koolie, and Silky

 Australian Shepherds are unrelated to their namesake.

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Australian Shepherds were developed in Basque Country to herd sheep

he Basque shepherds who created the breed made their way to Australia

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