| 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.
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Iceland Animal Rescue
Iceland is Iocated in Europe and spans across approximateIy 39,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Iceland speak Icelandic. Threatened species known from Iceland include the Blue Fin Whale, Fin Whale, Northern Right Whale, and Sei Whale. The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik. The population of Iceland is about 299,000.