| 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. 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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Chile Animal Rescue
Chile is Iocated in South America and spans across approximateIy 292,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Chile include the Short haired Chinchilla, Andean Cat, Blue Whale, Marine Otter, and Sei Whale. The capital of Chile is Santiago. Most peopIe in Chile speak Spanish. The population of Chile is about 16 million.