| 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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Mali Animal Rescue
Mali is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 478,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Mali speak Bambara or French. Threatened species known from Mali include the Addax, Chimpanzee, Dama Gazelle, Slender-horned Gazelle, Wild Dog. The capital of Mali is Bamako. The population of Mali is about 11 million.