Miniature Australian Shepherd


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ID8339
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Dec. 18, 2017
Female
Animal Kingdom Arizona Mills
Breeder Info:
ELAINE WILSON
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ID8341
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Dec. 18, 2017
Female
Puppies N Love Paradise Valley
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ELAINE WILSON
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ID8079
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Nov. 30, 2017
Female
Puppies N Love Paradise Valley
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PAM MIDDLETON
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Weight: 17–30 pounds

Height: 14–18 inches

Group

Herding

Description

The Miniature Australian Shepherd (North American Miniature Australian Shepherd) is a very good looking breed with a relaxed, playful personality. It has a medium length coat that you most often find in blue or red merle or red and black tricolor - both with white and/or tan markings. The coat varies from straight to slightly wavy. This breed is highly intelligent and known for having a sort-of sixth sense about what its owner is thinking. This also makes them easy to train. Australian Shepherds really do well when you give them a job to do, as they are active and can get bored quite easily. They can also show signs of nervousness and destruction if left alone too long with no physical or mental stimulation. Overall, this will make a devoted family pet and does super well around children.

Additional Information

The breed is not large so doesn't require a whole lot of living space, therefore, it can be suited for an apartment but it will need proper exercise to burn off energy. Not dog aggressive and does great with kids of all ages, but keep in mind this is a herding breed, so some puppies will try to nip at your heels as they think it is their job to herd you. You need to teach them that herding humans is not acceptable. As a responsible owner of this breed, you must establish that you are the pack leader so as to avoid Small Dog Syndrome, a human induced behavior issue in small dogs leading them to think they are the leader if/when undesirable behaviors are not fixed at a young age.

Clubs, Registries & Associations

  • Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of America
  • National Stock Dog Registry
  • America's Pet Registry, Inc.
  • American Stock Dog Registry
  • Dog Registry of America

(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)