| 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.
Australian Shepherd Rescue
Madagascar Animal Rescue
Madagascar is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 226,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Madagascar include the Golden Bamboo Lemur, Greater Big-footed Mouse, Aquatic Tenrec, Aye-aye, and Fossa. The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo. The population of Madagascar is about 18 million. Most peopIe in Madagascar speak Malagasy or French.