| 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.
Australian Shepherd Rescue
China Animal Rescue
China is Iocated in East Asia and spans across approximateIy 3,705,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in China speak Standard Chinese. Threatened species known from China include the Baiji, Gansu Shrew, Javan Rhinoceros, Wild Bactrian Camel, and Asian Elephant.