| 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. 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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Laos Animal Rescue
Laos is Iocated in South and Southeast Asia and spans across approximateIy 91,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Laos speak Lao or French. Threatened species known from Laos include the Javan Rhinoceros, Kouprey, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, and Black Gibbon. The capital of Laos is Vientiane. The population of Laos is about 6.3 million.