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The Australian Shepherd has a very interesting history. Though the breed came to America (California, to be exact) from Australia, it was not the Australians that developed the breed. The breed began developing in Europe as a sheep herding breed. Once the breed made it to the United States, it was mistakenly called the "Australian" Shepherd, and further refined into the breed it is today. The "Aussie" is still a herding breed and a working dog. However, it has become an iconic family pet, as well.