By Lynn Hayner | Posted: December 29, 2014, 1 p.m. PST

A dog breed’s name may reveal something about his origins, his intended work, or perhaps the person instrumental in developing the breed. Other times, a breed’s name is just a name… and occasionally a confusing one at that. 

 Australian Shepherds 

For centuries, dog breeds have been named after geographical areas, the dog’s working purposes, or his appearance.

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By the standards of most pointers, this dog is not tall, but it is nevertheless a robust animal, well-balanced, with muscular thighs, a heavy head, and a long and powerful neck with dewlap. Its short coat is brown and white in colour, some ticking being permitted.… Read the full post here