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  A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel."

Proverbs 12:10

MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS 

Before considering a Mini Aussie or Miniature American Shepherd please take the time to answer the following questions 
CAN YOU:


KEEP YOUR AUSSIE BUSY ENOUGH TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE? AUSSIES ARE VERY INTELLIGENT AND MAY FIND WAYS TO ENTERTAIN AND EXERCISE THEMSELVES IF YOU DON'T. BARKING, CHEWING, DIGGING AND ESCAPING ARE ALL POSSIBILITIES.

  • MANAGE A DOG THAT HAS STRONG GUARDIAN INSTINCTS AND POSSIBLY RESERVED WITH STRANGERS?
  • HANDLE A DOG THAT MAY CHASE AND HERD LIVESTOCK, AND PEOPLE IF NOT PROPERLY TRAINED?
  • STAND HAVING A CONSTANT COMPANION AS THEY ARE VERY DEVOTED?
  • TRAIN YOUR PUPPY FROM THE DAY IT ARRIVES HOME TO TRAIN AN UNRULY PUPPY INTO A WELL MANNERED COMPANION?
  • COMMIT TO DAILY EXERCISE SUCH AS WALKS, THROWING A BALL OR FRISBEE FOR AN HOUR OR SO?
  • TEACH YOUR PUPPY NOT TO CHASE CHILDREN AND NIP AT HEELS? SOME BECOME OVER STIMULATED BY THE NOISE AND ACTIVITY.
  • PROPERLY SOCIALIZE YOUR PUPPY FROM A YOUNG AGE?
  • GROOM YOUR PUPPY REGULARLY AS THEY WILL SHED?

Miniature American Shepherds make great family dogs but like all dogs they need to be socialized with other dogs, people, places and new situations.  They can be protective of their person and love to give kisses and get attention.  They can be higher energy depending on the genetics but I try to raise dogs that are middle of the road in energy level.   They are wanting to please and easily trained.

​DOGS & PUPPIES AVAILABLE

The Miniature American Shepherd was bred down from the Australian Shepherd and have the same qualities and structure as the  Australian Shepherd with the exception that they are from 13" to 17" for females and 14" to 18" in height for males. They are extremely smart and athletic which makes them great working dogs. They have been around since the 60's as Miniature Australian Shepherds but when we were accepted into AKC they became Miniature American Shepherds.


These dogs love to do many things from laying on the couch, to agility, flyball, herding, obedience, rally, hiking and just being with you.  Check my puppies page to see if I have puppies available and from time to time I have an older dog that needs a wonderful new home.