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German Australian Shepherd

German Shepherd / Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures


The German Australian Shepherd is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Australian Shepherd and the German Shepherd. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

A black with tan and white German Australian Shepherd is sitting on a carpet and looking up

"This is MacKenzie. She is an Australian Shepherd / German Shepherd mix. She's 10 in these photos. What a wonderful mix of breeds! She's great with my daughter as well as all my nieces and nephews. I took these pictures myself, as she is very photogenic and poses really well. She's loyal, protective, obedient as well as extremely intelligent!"

A black with tan and white German Australian Shepherd is laying outside in a field on top of fallen leaves.

MacKenzie the Australian Shepherd / German Shepherd mix at 10 years old

A black and tan German Australian Shepherd is sitting on a tiled floor. There is a wooden chair next to it.

"Rocky the German Australian Shepherd is 1/2 purebred German Shepherd (dad), 1/4 German Shepherd and 1/4 Australian Shepherd (mom). His dad is papered and the mom's parents are purebred German Shepherd and Australian Shepherd."

A black and tan German Australian Shepherd outside in a grassy yard with a house behind it. Its mouth is open and tongue is out.

Rocky the German Australian Shepherd