| 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.
Australian Shepherd Rescue
Ivory Coast Animal Rescue
Ivory Coast is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 124,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Ivory Coast include the African Elephant, Chimpanzee, Diana Monkey, Liberian Mongoose, and Red Colobus. Most peopIe in Ivory Coast speak French. The population of Ivory Coast is about 17 million. The capital of Ivory Coast is Yamoussoukro.