About the Australian Retriever
The Australian Retriever is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Golden Retriever. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Australian Retriever is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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Australian Retrievers are golden brown and golden blonde in color. Some have white accents. Most stand about 24 inches tall and are considered a medium sized dog.
Australian Retrievers have a protective sense and need a firm handler. They require plenty of exercise and socialization. They may become destructive if bored and under-exercised. Some may have herding instincts that may fade with age. They are loving, intelligent and loyal.
The average life expectancy is 15 years.
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The Australian Retriever needs to be exercised daily. An under exercised Australian Retriever will result in chewing and destructive behavior.
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