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Australian Koolie

Appearance

AKC Height:

Ideally, 15" - 22"

Colors:

White or grey with splashes of black or red. Typical marking has four white socks. Nickname is "Coolie" or "Koolie."

Basic Requirements

Koolies are an active breed, and need a securely fenced yard in which to run and play. Weekly brushing will help keep moderate to heavy shedding under control.

Temperament

Koolies are happy dogs that are loyal and devoted to their owners. They enjoy being with their family and are easy to train.

Australian Koolie Housebreaking

Housebreaking requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful. PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/puppy-housebreaking/ ADULT MARKING AND RETRAINING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/dog-housebreaking-marking-page/

Health

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Watch for deafness and eye disorders. The average lifespan is twelve years.

Where to find puppies and adults

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.