By Jags Goldie Last updated: 18th November 2022

German Australian Shepherd


Jags Goldie
Last updated: 18th November 2022

The German Australian Shepherd, a crossbred offspring of the German Shepherd and the Australian Shepherd, is a medium to large-sized dog inheriting the distinctive appearance and temperamental characteristics from its parent breeds. Its muscular body has a proportionate head with triangular ears that are rounded at the tip. It has strong shoulders and thighs with round-shaped feet having hard soles. This designer dog can also have a frill or mane around its neck.

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Quick Information

Other namesAustralian German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd-German Shepherd mix
CoatShort to medium length, water-resistant, straight/wavy, with undercoat of moderate length
ColorWhite, silver, blue, gray, black/tan, black, light
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group of BreedHerding
Lifespan12-15 years
WeightMale: 65-80 lbs (29.5-36.2 kg)Female: 45-75 lbs (20.4-31.8 kg)
Size and HeightMedium; 20-25 inches
TemperamentFriendly, intelligent, social, energetic, affectionate, loving
Good with ChildrenYes
Country Originated inUnknown
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationDRA, ACHC

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Temperament and Behavior

Known for their intelligence, alertness, and loyalty, the Australian German Shepherds are extremely devoted to their family members, spending time playing. They get along well with the kids provided they are socialized when young. As in the case of most herding dogs, they are reserved and unresponsive with strangers.

Being protective by nature, they do a great job watching and guarding their house and family. Because of their kind and loving behavior towards their family members, they are considered good family pets. However, they need confident and firm leadership and are thus not suitable for the timid or first-time owners.



As a lively dog, it needs a minimum one-hour of daily activities including running, playing, and agility exercises. Keep your pet occupied and mentally stimulated by providing it with puzzle toys. Long walks are also recommended for avoiding boredom and inactivity.


Routine maintenance will ensure a shinier and healthier coat. Utilize a slicker brush to stroke its hair in the direction of its growth. This will keep dead hairs from coming on your clothes as well as furnishings. Do not bathe your pet too often as it might strip its skin of all its natural oils. Trim its nails occasionally to prevent them from growing too long. Keep its teeth and gums healthy by brushing them with a gentle toothbrush and vet-recommended toothpaste.

Health Problems

These dogs might be prone to common health conditions including food and contact allergies, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, eye disorders, as well as some other diseases affecting its parent breeds. While adopting a puppy, it is advisable that you check the health clearances of its parents from the breeder.


Let your pet know that you are its leader and it should follow your commands. Enforce strict and positive training methods, but do not be too harsh. You may reward it by praising its good behavior, offering foods, or playing with toys. This will encourage your pet to listen to your commands and accept training. Obedience classes with basic commands like ‘come’, ‘sit’, ‘stop’, ‘stay’, and ‘heel’ will help to correct its bad behavior.


Keep an eye on the quality as well as the quantity of food you provide your pet. A low-calorie diet with small amounts of fat and protein is necessary to keep it in good shape. Do not offer more than 3-4 cups of dog food a day.

Interesting Facts

  • The German/Australian Shepherds can also work as “therapy dogs”. In 2011, USF Polytechnic Psychology Club started a new project to help a 2-year-old Australian German Shepherd obtain the certification of a therapy dog.

14 responses to “German Australian Shepherd”

  1. BKB says:

    Looking for a German Aussie pup ASAP anyone know where I can find one?

  2. Whitney Phife says:

    I have German Australian Shepherd puppies. It’s our 3rd litter and we have a very hard time finding them homes in East tx. If anyone is interested please lmk. Thanks !

  3. Stacy says:

    Looking for a German Australian Shepherd

  4. Danielle says:

    I have been looking for an Australian German Shepard, no luck so far. I am in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I am a college student so I am on a budget but the pup would be going to a great home! Any help?

  5. Zach lastinger says:

    I’ve been looking for a breeder as well or a pup. I will travel anywhere. Any help please.

    • Rachel Evans says:

      I have a female that I am looking for a home for. She was born September 1, 2018 and I paid $200 for her. I live in Kansas.

      • Tom hayes says:

        We have a farm in near Springfield mo. We lost our beloved Maggie a few weeks ago. We commonly adopt our animals. In the the last 16 years we have adopted two jack Russell ‘s from Texas, one jack from Louisiana we still have. 2 stray cats in Missouri German Shepherd mix Australian Shepherd.
        Do you still have the subject dog vou have listed and some photos.

  6. Michael Douglas Abrams says:

    I need help finding breeders for this breed in Indiana. I am in central Indiana, but willing to travel. I’m having a hard time finding breeders.

    • Bre says:

      My friend has an 8 week old german/Australian Shepherd girl puppy for sale $350 shes the last one left lmk if you’re interested!

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