| 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 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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Brazil Animal Rescue
Brazil is Iocated in South America and spans across approximateIy 3,286,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Brazil speak Portuguese. Threatened species known from Brazil include the Black-faced Lion Tamarin, Brazilian Arboreal Mouse, Capuchin, Golden-rumped Lion Tamarin, and Brazilian Spiny Shiny Rat. The population of Brazil is about 188 million.