There are a few reasons as to why they may be doing this. If it was one dog I would take a guess that it was Allergies, however it is rare for two dogs in one family to have allergies. My second guess is they have have gotten into something they shouldn't have which could cause the skin irritation.
This may sound strange but its worth a try. Get down to the dogs level, and crawl around where the dogs frequent. Look for open containers, spilled powders, anything that they could accidently lay down in or ingest.
If that's a bust think back have the carpets, or dog beds been recently washed? Are there new carpets in the house? Has the yard been treated with a new pesticide, or fertlizer? Even a new shampoo used on the dogs could cause them to itch or develop dry skin.
Remember even if they are pest free they may have caught some type of parasite, to diagnose a parasite a vet would have to take a skin sample scraping and look at it through a microscope.
If the scratching is excessive it could cause open wounds which would make them susceptible for an infection. Moniter the location of the biting carefully. If the skin is broken a course of oral, or topical anti-biotics may be called for, if there is an infection it is imperative for the dogs to receive medical attention. I hope they feel better! Good Luck!
Shepherds are a protective animal. They were used in other countries to heard cattle, but mostly sheep. They would nip at the ankles to make them move. I do not know if they are known to growl at strangers, but I hope this helped. :)
In the US, Australian Shepherds would cost around $500. International wise, I don't know. If you live somewhere other than the US, check with your local shelter / pet store to see how much they cost.
Most shepherds of the time were blind, and so would feel each sheep's face for specific features, the shepherds would memorise the face of every sheep in the flock.
Mini Australian Shepherds, now called American Shepherd (mini version) would be the best choice for a similar yet smaller dog.
Shepherds didn't have much food so they would take food/ leftovers from the previous days dinner and bake it into what is commonly referred to now as shepherds pie.
when they are a few days old the breeder will get it docked. the reason why is because when they are herding sheep or other animals, the tail would some times get cut or stuck on stuff. they look better docked.
A Shepherds' Pie made with pork mince would still be called Shepherds Pie. If one is quite meticulous, one might call it "Pork Mince Pie." I would call it "Curly Tail Pie".
no. if they did, they would drown.
They can, but I would not try it.
no that would be really weird if they did how would they even do it
Australian shepards are dogs that were bred as sheep/horse/etc. herders. they are normally multicolored, some could be white and black only, or brown and tan only, or all of those shades. Most Australian shepards had their tails cut off as pups so the horses and other animals would not step on the tail and create an injury for the dog, or interferre with herding
Figuratively, any action, belief or value that conforms with the Australian national identity, is Australian. A national identity is the way in which a nation defines itself as different to every other nation. For example, most Australians value hard work, fairness, sport and equality so 'being an Australian' would involve these factors. The stereotypical Australian (white, lower middle class male) is also a big part of what we perceive as being an 'Australian'. Most people who consider themselves as 'Australian' would also consider themselves as honest, working people who enjoy their sport and their drink. (Note: the Australian landscape has also had a profound effect on being an "Australian" and the way in which an individual relates to Australia effects their personal relationship to the nation) Literally, being an Australian is having Australian citizenship either by birth or application. It means to be born in Australia
Luke 2: 13 - 18: The angels appeared to the shepherds (and sheep) and announced the birth of Jesus. They told them that they would find the baby wrapped in cloth in a manger in Bethlehem. After talking among themselves, the shepherds went straight into the city and found the baby and Joseph and Mary, and worshipped him. They then declared to everyone they saw what they had heard and seen. (Legendary accounts indicate these were shepherds of sheep that were kept close to Bethlehem for sacrifice)
They could, but it would be considered a disqualifying fault and such a dog would not be permitted in the show ring. German Shepherds are supposed to have only dark brown eyes.
Australian sheperds are bred for herding, so I've herd. I have an austalian sheperd, and that's the thing she loves most is herding anything that runs. She has to be running, so anything that's kinda related to herding, might be what your looking for. I would go for something that has to deal with running. hope i helped.
Australian shpherd are not very smart as compared to a German shepherd. a German shepherd is 10 times smarter so if a German shepherd was trained to play soccer and an Aussie was trained to play soccer, the German shpherd would be way better. Australian shepherds are just below chihuahuas on the charts for smartest dogs. aussies are worth around $50 to $100 it is impossible for them to cost more then that, but most are given for free. the ones given for free are probably given for free because they either have a health problem or their parents have a have health problem. they are not really dogs people just get them because they are free.
German Shepherds are working dogs and were originally bred to herd sheep which would have involved them running around the whole day, so yes, on average German Shepherds are very energetic dogs who need a lot of exercise.
The angels told the shepherds that they would find the Newborn Christ Child Wrapped in swaddling clothes, & Lying in a manger. That is what they searched for & found.
Aye aye aye... German shepherds are HERDING dogs, not attack dogs. They are Friendly. I would trust any of the past, say, 20 German shepherds with any baby. They are sweet and loving, and rarely ever attack. The myth of German shepherds being attack dogs started when the percent of German shepherds being police dogs grew to 75%. They were bred for protecting flocks of sheep from wolves.
i dont see why they would not they are a family dog
American, I would hope that she was not Australian.
that would be 4 australian dollars
The Royal Australian Mint would have them, but I suspect they would be very reluctant to part with them.