Australian Shepherd vs Shetland Sheepdog Comparison

 Origin

 Australian Shepherds are American; Shetland Sheepdogs hail from Scotland's Shetland Islands.

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 Size

 Aussies are larger, standing 18-23 inches; Shelties are 13-16 inches tall.

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Temperament

 Both breeds are intelligent and energetic, but Aussies are more outgoing, Shelties more reserved.

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Exercise Needs

Aussies need intense exercise; Shelties require moderate activity to stay healthy.

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Training

Both breeds excel in training due to their intelligence and eagerness to please.

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Grooming

Aussies have a thicker coat, needing regular brushing; Shelties shed seasonally and need weekly grooming.

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Health

Aussies and Shelties can suffer from hip dysplasia and eye problems; regular vet visits are essential.

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 Family Compatibility

 Both breeds are great with families; Aussies are better for active families, Shelties for quieter homes.

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