| Australian Shepherds are not Australian; they were developed in the United States for herding livestock on American ranches. Australian Shepherds are descended from Spanish dogs that were used for herding Merino sheep. Aussies can be trained to perform tricks. Aussies are often used by police for narcotics detection. Some Australian Shepherds are prized for their beautiful merle coloring, but the gene that causes this coloring also results in deafness or blindness.
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Azerbaijan is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 33,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Azerbaijan speak Azerbaijani Turkic. The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku. The population of Azerbaijan is about 7.9 million. Threatened species known from Azerbaijan include the Armenian Birch Mouse, Argali, Bechstein's Bat, Caspian Seal, and East Caucasian Tur.