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Overview
The Miniature American Shepherd originated when Basque farmers brought ancestor dogs with them when they emigrated to Australia, then those ancestor dogs were brought to the United States during the time of the 1849 California gold rush. These ancestor dogs were then crossed with several breeds in an effort to produce a dog breed (the Australian Shepherd) that was able to deal with the harsh temperatures and demands of herding livestock in the American West. The abilities for the breed during this time were mainly focused on herding with speed, agility, and endurance. These dogs became popular for pets after they were featured as rodeos performers in the 1950's. In 1968, Doris Cordova, from Norco, CA, began a breeding program to produce the smaller sized Australian Shepherds. From her kennel, came a well-known dog named "Cordova's Spike". Doris Cordova (Cordova Kennel), Bill & Sally Kennedy (B/S Kennel), and Chas Lasater (Valhalla Kennel), developed the first miniatures of the Australian Shepherds that were under 17" who had heart, intelligence, and the drive to work stock, and be small for easy travel to stock shows and be a nice size for a house dog. In 1990, MASCUSA, the Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of the USA, was formed as the parent club to preserve, promote, and protect this lovely breed. This parent club is now the Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA.
Character
This breed is intelligent and a versatile working dog with strong herding and guardian instincts. It is an exceptional companion that is easily trained, performing the assigned tasks with style and enthusiasm. The Miniature American Shepherd is a relaxed, loyal, and devoted dog that bonds closely with family.

Does your Miniature American Shepherd bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Miniature American Shepherd is reserved with strangers but does not exhibit shyness. It is a great companion for children, especially if socialized as a puppy. This breed is affectionate, kindhearted, and attentive to their handler.
Care
Grooming is minimal as this breed sheds the undercoat twice a year. Daily brushing will both help speed up the shedding as well as prevent mats from forming. The body coat should not be clipped. The hair may be trimmed only on the ears, feet, back of the hocks, the pasterns, and the tail. Untrimmed whiskers are preferred.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Miniature American Shepherd has a moderate coat of a medium texture may be straight to wavy, weather resistant and of a medium length. The amount of undercoat will vary depending on the seasons and climate. Hair is short and smooth on the head and front of the legs. The back of the forelegs and breeches are moderately feathered.
Training
Owners must devote time to socialization and training to direct this breeds strong working instincts and drive. The breed responds well to obedience training and has a natural sensitivity that makes it a good choice for therapy work, search and rescue, herding, flyball, disc dog, dock dog, and agility. An exceptional companion, he is versatile and easily trained, performing assigned tasks with great style and enthusiasm. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Miniature American Shepherd puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Miniature American Shepherd is ideal for an active family that loves to walk, hike, run and play. He is a resilient and persistent worker who adjusts his demeanor and arousal appropriately to the task at hand. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
20-40 lbs
Height
Male: 14-18; Female: 13-17 inches
Color(s)
Black, blue merle, red, red merle. May have tan markings.
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Shadow Fox
Member Since: July 2014
Location: N/A
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I have been a hobby breeder of purebred dogs for over 40years. I am an AKC breeder of merit for Australian Shepherds. Before that, I bred Siberian Huskies for 25years. Breeding several AKC conformation champions. As a new breed to AKC, there is a lot of room for improvement. Here at my farm, Shadow Fox Farm, we are dedicated to the purebred dog with only improvement our goal. We genetically test all breeding stock. Most pups will go to pet homes,however, if you prefer breeding or show stock we can help you get started. I will be there for you and your puppy if there are any questions or concerns.

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What is the difference between the Miniature American Shepherd and the Miniature Australian Shepherd?

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Anonymous

Both the Mini American Shepherd and the Mini Australian Shepherd breeds are quite similar in standard, however the breeds origin is the difference between these two.

Anonymous

Both are the same dog. The only difference currently is the registration through AKC. AKC is a closed registry. Once books close on the MAS, there will no longer be any dogs accepted into the genepool making a PURE BRED. The mini aussie is in an open genepool, not making it a PURE BRED. Anything can be added to the genepool as it is open. Over time, there will be a difference in the dog type.

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Updated: 5/28/2016