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7 Celebrities Who Own Australian Shepherd Dogs

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According to a recent survey by Forbes, the Australian Shepherd, or Aussie is America's most favorite dog breed. The breed is winning hearts and souls with its smarts, playful nature, and gorgeous look. Speaking of gorgeous looks, Aussies arguably have the most beautiful coat and prettiest face. Plus, they are heartbreakingly cute as puppies, albeit insanely cute as adults, too. 

Initially bred and used as farm dogs, Aussies, as well as other herding dogs,  have found their way into family homes instead of out in the fields, as the traditional livestock industry dwindles. That includes celebrities' homes as well. In this article, we will look at a few celebrities who have welcomed Australian Shepherds into their homes.

1. Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried and her Australian Shepherd Dog

Actress Amanda Seyfried owns an adorable Red Bi Australian Shepherd that is almost as famous as her. She regularly shares pictures of her and her Aussie, named Finn Seyfried, with her millions of followers on Instagram. What's more, Finn has his own Instagram account with more than 70 thousand followers as of the time of this writing. Here, you will find cute photos and videos of the gorgeous Aussie's daily activities. 

Finn has been featured in various magazines, including People, Vogue, US Weekly, and E! Online, to name a few. In an interview with People Magazine, Amanda Seyfried said Finn completely changed her life and helped her find her solitude as well as independence. As per People, Seyfried met Finn on the set of the HBO show Big Love and was battling anxiety at the time.

2. Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany and his blue merle Aussie

Actor Paul Bettany and his wife Jennifer Connelly own or owned a blue merle Australian Shepherd as a family dog. In the above photo, Bettany is seen with his son and their Australian Shepherd during an outing in Manhattan, New York.

3. Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano and her two Australian Shepherds

Actress Alyssa Jayne Milano, who is a long-time advocate for animal rights, reportedly had 9 rescue dogs in 2011, including 2 Australian Shepherds. Her Aussies' names were Diesel and Quixie. It is unknown if the pups are still alive today. In addition to her two Aussies, Milano is known to have had other pets including 9 horses, 8 chickens, and 2 bunnies.

4. Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins and his two Australian Shepherds and daughters

Country music singer Trace Adkins is known to have owned two Australian Shepherds as family dogs. The dogs made headlines in 2011 when they were saved by Adkins's daughter when a fire ripped through their Tennessee home.

5. Devin O’Branagan

Devin O’Branagan  and her Australian Shepherd

Novelist Devin O’Branagan is an Australian Shepherd owner who weaves tales of uncommon heroes. Some of her books that feature Australian Shepherds include The Legend of Glory trilogy, The Show Dog Diaries, and The Red Hot Novels.

6. Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz and his blue merle Aussie

Actor Kellan Lutz is a proud owner of a blue merle Australian Shepherd named Koda. In an interview with Pet Age, Lutz revealed that he was taken by the sheer beauty of the breed. In addition, Lutz said he was blown away by the dog's gorgeous coat. Lutz loves sharing photos and videos of Koda with his Instagram followers. What's more, the adorable Aussie even has her own Instagram account.

7. Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen and her blue merle Aussie

Danish model Helena Christensen owns a blue merle Australian Shepherd dog named Kuma. She is rarely seen without her beloved Aussie. On the dog's 5th birthday, Christensen took to Instagram to gush about how "smart, loyal, protective, incredibly loving and more than anything, very funny" Kuma is. Christensen said she was going through a rough time when she got the dog and it pretty much saved her spirit.

Final Thoughts

The Aussie is an intelligent and high-energy breed that requires proper training from an early age. Additionally, the breed also requires lots of attention and playtime. They are family-friendly and get along with other pets. Aussies require weekly brushing to keep their beautiful coat looking its best. What's more, Aussies are a generally healthy breed with an average life expectancy of 13 to 15 years.

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