| 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 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
Rwanda Animal Rescue
Rwanda is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 10,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Rwanda speak Kinyarwanda, French, or English. Threatened species known from Rwanda include the Black Rhinoceros, Chimpanzee, Mountain Gorilla, and Wild Dog. The population of Rwanda is about 8.6 million.