Australian Shepherd Calendars: Attractive long-haired breed with a bobtail and striking, varied, coat coloration. Each dog's coat and eye color are highly variable, it is not uncommon to have a dog with one blue eye or one that is half blue and half brown. This does not affect their vision or their standings in the show ring. Aussie Sheps have sturdy bodies with medium length fur covering the entire body, with markings and colors of blue merle, black, red, merle, totally red with or without white, with or without tan points. They are compact, medium sized dogs with triangular drop ears. Their eyes can be of several different colors, including brown, blue, amber, or any combination of the three. Friendly, fun loving and hard working, the Australian Shepherd makes an excellent companion and friend. Australian Shepherds have strong herding and sheep guarding instincts. They are used in search and rescue, narcotics detection and as hearing dogs for the deaf. They are reserved with strangers, but are a dependable, tireless worker who is devoted to their owner. An attentive and animated dog who is strong and agile, with great stamina, the Australian Shepherd will make a great family pet. The Australian Shepherd is a well balanced, athletic, and alert breed. The breed is sensitive, easily trained, and a good guardian, being confident and devoted to their families. Australian Shepherds make fine companions and will also enjoy working small stock. They also have a playful side, and love to be around children. Australian Shepherd Calendars make great gifts.