Breed

Australian Shepherd


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperament
  • smart
  • work-oriented
  • exuberant

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best High-Protein Australian Shepherd Dog Food

In regard to weight, the Australian Shepherd is a large dog generally weighing 50-65 pounds (male), 40-55 pounds (female). The Australian Shepherd is also considered a medium-tall dog in regard to height, with an average height of 20-23 inches (male), 18-21 inches (female). If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Australian Shepherd, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Australian Shepherd is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Herding Group' with roots originating back to the United States. The exuberant, smart and work-oriented Australian Shepherd with an alert and responsive demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its large size combined with its usually high energy levels.


Breed

Australian Shepherd


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperment
  • smart
  • work-oriented
  • exuberant
Demeanor
alert and responsive

Like all dog breeds within the AKC’s Herding Group, the Australian Shepherd has an instinctive ability to control the movements, or 'gather', other animals. Originally bred to protect or herd livestock, the Australian Shepherd is a breed that used to run non-stop for most of the day. However, changes to the Australian Shepherd in modern-day society leave the breed less active than in years past. We'd recommend the Australian Shepherd a high-protein dog food to help the dog manage their weight and still provide them plenty of protein for their naturally active lifestyle.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
wanting to learn
Shedding
seasonally

The Australian Shepherd is considered an energetic dog and thus your Australian Shepherd could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of an energetic Australian Shepherd. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by an energetic dog like the Australian Shepherd. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Australian Shepherd is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for an energetic Australian Shepherd.


The Australian Shepherd is a large, medium-tall dog weighing in at over 50 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their large frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for large breeds, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Australian Shepherd at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a large dog such as the Australian Shepherd.


Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Australian Shepherd including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for an Australian Shepherd. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Australian Shepherd, Spot & Tango could be the solution.