Here is a link to a web group that still uses the Aussie for what they were bred for "To Work"
From this site you will be able to get information on what the Real Australian Shepherd was used for,before they became a Pretty Pet,a fancy Show Dog,or Gosh Forbid a Designer Pet of non-recognizable color and size( My words,not the sites)
No matter where you buy an Aussie,Please Do Your Homework.
They are a great breed,but Not For Everyone.
Here is a site for you to see some great pictures of Aussies of long ago.If your familar with some of the older pedigrees of Australian Shepherds,you may even recognize a few names/pictures.This is a private site,so please do not attempt to copy or use any pictures or articals without written permission from the site owner,or the owners of the original items. Thank You