| 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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Micronesia Animal Rescue
Micronesia is Iocated in Oceania and spans across approximateIy 270 square miIes. The capital of Micronesia is Palikir. Threatened species known from Micronesia include the Chuuk Flying Fox, Mortlock Islands Flying Fox, Pohnpei Flying Fox, Marianas Flying Fox, and Polynesian Sheath-tailed Bat. The population of Micronesia is about 108,000.