Australian Shepherd

About

The Australian Shepherd, who was originally named Admiral, is the third dog Mr. Genosse created for the VKC™. The Aussie is a medium-size dog with a happy disposition.

Instincts

  • Basic Positions: stand, sit, down, bang, beg, bellyup, shake, rest
  • Basic Activities: come, getbone, howl, itch, roll, rove, sniff, speak, wag, wander
  • Other Activities: go, run, on, greet, get (These require you to name a destination or an object; for example, "Fido go Sandry" or "Fido run redball" or "Fido greet Bichon")
  • Owner-only commands: heel, follow (Follow also requires you to name a destination)
  • Special command: fetch (Requires a redball toy, free at VKC Dog Parks)

These instincts are not described in any detail because it will be much more fun for you and your dog to try them out together.

Special Poses

The Australian Shepherd has a charming animation for petting him. The avatar kneels in front of the dog, holding the dog's head in his hands and appears to be softly saying sweet nothings to the dog.

Color Options

You can use the commands color and tint with the Aussie, but only the neck and torso will change color. It takes a delicate touch to customize the colors on this dog.

Prim Count

Prim Count — 30

Land Impact — 25

Important Dates

Released: September 2006

Retired: January 2012

Although the Australian Shepherds are in retirement, they still receive the full support of the VKC. They can be updated and claimed at the Dog Clinics and the VKC Proven Trainers will continue to help you with these breeds, just like always.

In June, 2014, the Australian Shepherd II was released, a complete makeover of this original dog, with improved appearance, better scripts, and pathfinding abilities.