| 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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Libya Animal Rescue
Libya is Iocated in North Africa and spans across approximateIy 679,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Libya include the Addax, Grobben's Gerbil, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Sand Gerbil, and Dama Gazelle. The population of Libya is about 5.9 million. Most peopIe in Libya speak Arabic or Italian.