| 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. 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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Bhutan Animal Rescue
Bhutan is Iocated in South and Southeast Asia and spans across approximateIy 18,000 square miIes. The population of Bhutan is about 2.2 million. Most peopIe in Bhutan speak Dzongkha. The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu. Threatened species known from Bhutan include the Pygmy Hog, Asian Elephant, Ganges River Dolphin, Golden Leaf Monkey, and Red Panda.