16 Pictures That Perfectly Sum Up What It’s Like To Own An Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are wonderful dogs — they’re loyal, smart, and full of mischief. Plus, their butts are fluff-tastic. Here’s what it’s like to own an Aussie, in pictures.

1. As puppies, they’re so gosh darn squishy.

Puppy Sleeping

“My pink paws look delectable, don’t they?”

2. I mean, just look at this thing.

Aussie pup

“Who, me?”

3. Are you friggin’ kidding me?

blue merle

“I is a little chubby.”

4. The head tilts are a constant.

Head Tilt

“Dog does not compute.”

5. Australian Shepherds are known for their fluffy derrieres.

Winnie Butt

“I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.”

6. They excel at agility.

aussie agility

“Baby, I’m a star!”

7. And many love to swim.



8. They’ve got energy for days.


“Throw it again. Throw it again. Throw it again.”

9. They play with open mouths. Always.

Aussies Open Mouth Playing

“Wanna make it look like we’re murdering each other?”
“Oh, for sure.”

10. They love bomb their family members.

Dogs and Kids

“This is no longer your human. Our human. She belongs to us now.”

11. And side-eye strangers.

Side Eye

“Ahem. May I help you?”

12. The food drive is strong.

aussie begging

“Oh, hey there. Hi. Any food…or? Okay, cool, cool, just checking.”

13. Some will chew when left alone too long…

Winnie junk mail

“Great news! I got a little bored, so I sorted your mail.”

14. But the guilt face wins you over every time.

Guilty Dog

“Dog is sorry.”

15. It’s hard to stop at just one Australian Shepherd.

three aussies

“We are three times the cuteness and three times the trouble.”

16. They’ll love you ’til the bitter end.

aussie kiss

“Come here, let me gently sniff your nose.”

Featured image via Ben/Flickr (left) and carterse/Flickr (right)

Dr. Katy Nelson

6 years ago