Despite its name, the Australian Shepherd was bred in the 20th-century United States for herding sheep. The Australian Sheepdog is an obedient shepherd, companion, or service dog. It is good with children & other dogs, suited to urban living, able to tolerate cold, and easy to train. The thick ruff requires regular maintenance.
The Kelpie is an Australian sheep dog successful at mustering and droving with little or no command guidance. They are medium-sized dogs and come in a variety of colors. Kelpies have been exported throughout the world and are used to muster livestock, primarily sheep, cattle and goats