The Australian Shepherd most likely originated in the Basque country between Spain and France. When Basque sheep farmers who had lived in Australia came to the United States in the 1800s, their intelligent, alert, and hardworking dogs became known as Australian Shepherds. These strong, agile dogs possess a beautiful variety of coat colors. This Australian Shepherds square wall calendar offers a terrific sampling of this energetic breed. Includes a free download of the DogDays ¢ app for the smartphone and tablet, which grants access to the world's most captivating dog photos and backgrounds, fun puzzles, and a calendar featuring your favorite furry friends.