You’ve seen this popular breed all over your Instagram feed. Those big beautiful eyes and perfectly long hair…. Of course we are talking about Australian Shepherds. Maybe it’s the natural beauty of this breed that captures your eye or maybe it’s the beautiful photos that they seem to magically take. Either way, our next Fan Feature, “Oli The Aussie” captures all that and more!
Oli is a almost 3 year-old handsome, blue-merle Australian Shepherd that lives in Portland, Oregon. And while you may be used to seeing those big beautiful blue eyes, one additional feature that Oli brings to his social media feed is a fabulous smile! Oli’s Mom, Alicia, has taught Oli to open his mouth and smile on command, which certainly comes in hand for his modeling and social media career. 😉
But how is Alicia able to get such fabulous photos of Oli? According to Alicia, she began teaching Oli how to sit, stay and pose for the camera from the day Oli came home at 8 weeks of age. Starting basic training from the start was key in Oli’s photognetic ways. And, of course, treats! Lots of treats were used to help Oli during his training.
Today, Oli can best be described as a serious, yet energetic goofball. Oli loves to run, play, swim, hike and fetch.
But, his favorite activity of all time is by far swimming. Oli swims like a fish and can fetch a stick in the water all day long. When weather doesn’t permit Oli to go swimming, his favorite indoor activity is to squeak any squeaky toys that he can get his paws on! And, this is exactly how Oli spends most of his days. Oli lives the good life in that he gets to play with this toys all day, go for a couple of walks or runs and then takes naps in between.
A personality trait of Oli’s that you don’t always get to see on social media is his protective nature. Oli is very protective over his house and his family. But, while Oli barks and growls a big game at anything that remotely looks suspicious, truth be told, Oli wouldn’t hurt a fly!
If you can’t get enough of Oli’s cuteness, head on over to his Instagram account for your daily cuteness fix. And keep an eye out for a possible sibling heading Oli’s way! Alicia says that once they have more room, she would love to get a black tri colored Aussie brother for Oli.
Would you like to be our next Fan Feature or know a dog that should be? Leave your name in the comments below or tag us in your Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter photos. We are always on the lookout for dogs enjoying our newest product, the Pawplexer. Don’t forget to hashtag your pawplexer photos with #pawplexer so that we see them.
All photos: IG @oli_the_aussie_