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North-American Shepherd:Dog Breed Profile

The North American shepherd dog is a small companion dog for people who live in small towns. Keen and active, the North American shepherd has made a lovely companion dog, and breeders envisage miniaturizing the individual while still retaining the attractive temperament traits, such as the quiet, keen qualities of the Australian shepherd, the ancestor of the North American sheepdog. This excellent companion dog enjoys working with small animals.

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  • About North-American Shepherd Breed

    The North-American Shepherd is the product of a special breeding program designed to produce a small companion dog for people living in small towns. Breeders envisage miniaturizing the individual while still retaining the attractive temperament traits, such as the quiet, keen qualities of the Australian shepherd (the ancestor of the North American sheepdog). This excellent companion dog enjoys working with small animals.


North-American Shepherd Breed Daily Care

North American Shepherd is active and often runs around. Too much hair on the feet in slippery places can easily cause dogs to fall down and get scratched. Especially, there is a lot of dirt trapped between the fingers on the soles of the feet, which is difficult to remove. We cut the dog's feet, to grasp the calf, from the bottom up, kick out the hair on the foot, we have to pay special attention to the dog will move. The height of the trimming around the sole of the dog's foot is about a centimeter above the meat pad, which serves as the base of the trimming. We want to get rid of the hair between your dog's fingers by gently pressing the toes apart and then pushing them forward in a V-shape. The hair between dog mat son is unusual bilge, we must eliminate the hair of final corner place, usable scissors rest.


Although North-American Shepherd is easy to feed and does not need much care from the host, a healthy and healthy diet is essential. For those who like to mix food by themselves, it is necessary to keep a balanced nutritional structure. In particular, we should not feed our pet dogs only meat or fish just because it is a carnivore. This can lead to hemorrhagic enteritis of whole meat syndrome, with serious consequences. In addition, dogs should be on guard for bones in food, which can also cause gastrointestinal damage. Also, Onions cause a rare and life-threatening form of anemia. People who mix food with their own hands should follow the advice of their veterinarians to avoid unexpected illnesses.

We vaccinate our North-American Shepherds not only for their health but also for our own health and safety. But some owners are in a hurry to take the vaccine as soon as they get home, which is wrong. This can lead to serious consequences, or even directly threaten the dog's life, so do not give your dog a vaccination as soon as he comes home. Usually a dog can take a vaccination two weeks after arriving home.

Training, urine outdoors, such as your pet dog when North-American Shepherd grew up, we should go out walking for the dog every day, but the dog it is a very good habit, once you determine a place in the home, feces, it does not generally in easily to change position, so the owners shall be first time frequently the dog for a walk, can turn around three times in the same place, even ten times, until it up shit to go home, every time the dogs outside surface wears, owners should a few biscuits in your pocket, or a butcher shop, as a reward to feed it.

Just like human babies, North-American Shepherds are very fragile, especially for the beginners, feeding must strengthen to take care of, when the abnormal situation, if the dog is so should be treated in a timely manner to the pet hospital, the using of some drugs is not recommended or blindly choose other medication treatment, it may cause other side effects, aggravating the condition of the dog.


North-American Shepherd Breed History

North-American Shepherd native to the United States, originating in the 19th century. Although it is called a small Australian shepherd, it is actually bred primarily in the United States. The breed is descended from the Collie, and the earliest lineage can be traced back to the Basco region of France and Spain. The North American sheepdog is a working dog with strong herding and guarding abilities, especially in search and rescue work. And is widely praised for its high degree of obedience.    

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