My first dog was an Australian Shepherd and I love this breed! They can be an intense, goofy, smart, derpy, coach potato that can go all-day long running and playing. Yes, they really are a combination of all of those traits. My Australian Shepherds are focused primarily on Sport & Working ability. Overall, these dogs are not good options for a low-activity household, they need to play and run daily and a few walks a day will not meet their needs and they will find a way to meet their needs if you don't.
Australian Shepherd Males
Kosmo is one AMAZING dog. He is high energy and high drive; very smart and quick to learn and watches your every move...and anything else around him that moves too. He is our go-to herding dog and the livestock mind their P's and Q's when he is around. Kosmo is a Certik-Bertik & Rising Sun Misko Grandson. He is also my toddler's co-conspirator and partner in crime.