Skip to main content

18 Adorable Photos of Cute Australian Shepherd Puppies To Make Your Day

As an Amazon Associate, The Autralian Shepherd Blog earns from qualifying purchases via links on this blog—at NO extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Study shows that photos of baby animals, including puppies, can bring big benefits, including lifting your mood. In addition, looking at cute animal photos can help reduce stress levels by up to 50%, according to a study by the University of Leeds. With that in mind, you shouldn't underestimate the potential positive power of cute animal photos. 

That said, cute photos of Australian Shepherd puppies can do the job well. Adult Australian Shepherds are gorgeous but have you seen them as puppies? They are insanely cute! The 18 pictures of cute Aussie puppies below are sure to make your day.

a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a red merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings

Most Aussie puppies in this article are merles. Aussies come in four acceptable colors including blue merle, red merle, black, and red. The Aussie puppy in the picture above this paragraph is a blue merle with tan makings, aka blue merle tricolor. It has two different colored eyes. This phenomenon is known as heterochromia, which is common in merle Australian Shepherds. 

In the United States, the most popular Australian Shepherd coat color is the blue merle. It is extremely rare to see an entirely red or black Australian Shepherd, despite the two colors being AKC-recognized. For more info, see the four rarest Australian Shepherd colors.


A cute red merle Aussie puppy


a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a blue merle Aussie puppy


a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a red merle Aussie puppy


The cutest blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a red merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a red merle Aussie puppy


a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings

Most merle Australian Shepherd puppies are born with butterfly noses. In other words, noses with pink spots on them. As the puppy matures, the pink spots on its nose may fill. However, some Australian Shepherds with butterfly noses may never develop a completely pigmented nose. 

Under the AKC standard, pink spots on the nose of an Aussie one year or older should not exceed 25 percent. Otherwise, it is considered a fault and an entirely pink nose, aka Dudley nose, is a disqualification. Dudley noses, however, are uncommon in Australian Shepherds.


a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings


a red merle Aussie puppy

This is a red merle Australian Shepherd puppy. Red merle Aussies have liver or brown noses. A red-appearing Australian Shepherd with a black nose is a red flag that they may actually be a sable or a yellow dog, both unacceptable colors.


a blue merle Aussie puppy with tan makings

Generally, Australian Shepherds are considered fully grown at the age of one year and four months. However, most Australian Shepherds reach their adult height around a year old. A full-grown female Australian Shepherd will stand at 18 to 21 inches tall. 

On the other hand, adult male Australian Shepherds tend to be slightly taller, standing from 20 to 23 inches tall. At the age of 8, an Australian Shepherd is considered a senior dog. They tend to be less active at this age. Australian Shepherds usually die at the age of 13 to 15, with cancer being the leading cause of death.

FYI, the pictures in this article were taken from Instagram accounts, @australianshepherdworld and @aussiesglobe. You can follow those accounts for more cute Australian Shepherd photos.


Popular posts from this blog

What 2 Breeds Make an Australian Shepherd?

MOST dog breeds, including the Australian Shepherd, were not originally created by crossing two different breeds. In Australian Shepherds' case, their origin is rather uncertain. By all accounts, the Australian Shepherd, aka Aussie, was developed in the United States but was so named by observant Americans who believed the dog's ancestors came from Australia. As I mentioned earlier, there are no two dog breeds that make up the modern Australian Shepherd breed. The Aussie is believed to have been developed by mixing various herding dogs. According to legend, Australian Shepherds' ancestors were brought, along with sheep, to the United States by Basque shepherds from Australia. The exact combination of sheepdogs used to create the Australian Shepherd we know today is unknown. However, two breeds are believed to be among the breeds involved in the Australian Shepherd's development. These include the Collie and the Pyrenean Shepherd . Collies, which form a distinctive typ

Australian Shepherd vs Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Shepherd and Australian Cattle Dog are both medium-sized breeds of herding dogs bred for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. However, though both dogs belong to the same group, they differ in terms of intelligence, characteristics, and origin. If you’re looking to bring home a smart dog with a strong herding instinct, these two dog breeds are worth considering. Origin Despite its name, the Australian Shepherd did not originate from Australia . It was developed in California, United States, in the late 1800s and was so named by Americans who believed the breed's ancestors came from Australia. Australian Shepherds' ancestors are believed to be sheepdogs that Basque immigrants brought with them to the US from Australia. On the other hand, the Australian cattle dog is native to Australia. The first Australian cattle dog was created in the 1880s by Jack and Harry Bagust of Sydney. Australian cattle dogs' ancestors are believed to be Halls Heel

7 Celebrities Who Own Australian Shepherd Dogs

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 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 h