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Australian Retriever

Australian Retriever

Breed Characteristics

Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Life Span:12-15 Years

Australian Retriever Build Information

An Australian Retriever is a cross between the Australian Shepherd and a Golden Retriever, and is most often golden brown and golden blonde in color. It generally stands about two feet tall and is overall a medium/large-sized dog that is intelligent and has natural working ability, making it suitable as a watchdog.

Length (Male):19-25 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs
Litter Size:5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

It has a protective nature regarding owners and is very loyal and loving. This dog does require a firm handler to keep it from slipping into slightly destructive instincts when bored, and it requires plenty of exercise and socializing. With proper training and handling, Australian Retrievers are kind, friendly, and exhibit an air of confidence.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Easy
Energy Level:Very Active
Good to Other Pets:Very Friendly
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Blue Merle, Gold, Light Brown, Tan Brindle, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Wiry

Australian Retriever Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Australian Shepherd x Golden Retriever mix. The Australian Retriever is suited for herding and as a watch dog.

Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Herding Skills:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes