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Miniature Australian Shepherd

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Weight
20 - 40 lbs
Height
13 to 18 inches
Color(s)
Blue merle, black, red merle and all red with or without white markings and/or tan points.
Overview
Directly developed from the Australian Shepherd, the Miniature is a relatively new breed. Originating in the United States, the Miniature Australian Shepherd is rapidly becoming popular for their compact size and strong work ethic. They are extremely adept at herding, but are not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Character
Commonly referred to as the Mini Aussie, this breed is sturdy, hardy, and medium sized. They are well balanced, extremely agile, and possess strength and stamina. Exceedingly versatile, this breed is highly intelligent, an exceptional companion, and a talented farm worker and guardian.
Temperament
The Miniature Australian Shepherd is loyal, affectionate, and easy going. They are lively, playful, and alert. They are deeply devoted and naturally protective. This breed gets along well with older children. Their exuberance and herding instincts make them unsuitable for homes with young children. They are wary and suspicious of strangers and will warn their family of danger or unusual noises. They are typically not aggressive to other dogs.
Care
This breed is relatively easy to groom. Occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush will suffice. Bathing should only be done when necessary. The Miniature Australian Shepherd is prone to blindness, deafness, eye disorders, hip dysplasia, and luxating patella.
Coat
The Miniature Australian Shepherd is a double coat breed. The weather resistant outer coat is moderate in length and is straight to slightly wavy. The under coat is short and dense. The hair on the head, front of forelegs, and outside of ears is short and smooth. The hair on the back of the forelegs is feathered. The coat comes in such colors as red or blue merle and black or red tri-color; all have tan or white markings. The Miniature Australian Shepherd is an average shedder.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are necessary and beneficial for the Miniature Australian Shepherd. They are quick to learn and easy to train. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. This breed does best with firmness, fairness, reward, consistency, and positive reinforcement. They excel in agility, conformation, fly-ball, Frisbee, herding, and as a therapy dog.
Activity
Miniature Australian Shepherds require a lot of exercise and stimulation. They thrive on being given a job to do. The Miniature Australian Shepherd is easily bored and will become high-strung and destructive if left alone for an extended period of time without proper exercise. They enjoy family play sessions, long walks, and a securely fenced yard to romp and run in freely. They will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised and entertained.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Miniature Australian Shepherd Breeder

Heifer Creek Kennel
Member Since: November 2007
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
I have Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies for sale! See My Profile
Breeder of the AWESOME miniature australian shepherd, which are registered with MASCA & NSDR. Super stocky, big boned, and beautiful coats. All pups are up to date on vaccines and worming, as well as started on heartworm prevention. Call anytime for more pictures and information 501-977-0138, or you...

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Anonymous asked:

4/21/2014 8:43:12 AM

4/21/2014 8:43:12 AM

Do you breed a Mini Australian Shepherd with a toy or can you breed two minis? When wanting to breed mini Australian shepherds do you breed a mini with a toy or can you just breed two minis?

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Anonymous

If you need to ask this question, you are not ready to breed. You need to spend more time with a qualified, reputable, and responsible breeder of Mini Australian Shepherds. There is no 'Toy Australian Shepherd' breed recognized by any kennel club. The Miniature Australian Shepherd is a breed all it's own, so yes; you would breed a Mini to a Mini. But again, you are not ready if you have to ask that question. Please be responsible and contact a good breeder first.
5/1/2014 12:24:09 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/4/2013 8:29:49 PM

4/4/2013 8:29:49 PM

how can you tell when a mini aussie is in heat

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Anonymous

The vulva increases in size. Once that increases in size, blood will flow. That is a sign of heat. However, a bitch can have silent heat. If this is the case, the vulva will swell with no discharge.
1/7/2014 7:49:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/25/2013 11:27:53 AM

1/25/2013 11:27:53 AM

How do you know when a female Miniature Australian Shepherd dog is ready to breed How do you know when a female Miniature Australian Shepherd dog is ready to breed?

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Anonymous

I am a professional breeder, and I never breed a breed a female until she is 2 years old.
3/8/2013 9:08:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/25/2013 12:52:00 AM

1/25/2013 12:52:00 AM

how many shots does a puppy need to be vaccinated against parvo

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Anonymous

I give 5 shots total - 6 wks, 8 wks, 11 wks and 14 wks. then Rabies at 14 wks.
3/8/2013 9:09:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/25/2013 12:45:51 AM

1/25/2013 12:45:51 AM

How do I get a 10 week old mini Australian shepherd to sleep all night and to stop barking?

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Anonymous

That is an impossible question to answer without more information such as: the environment, location of the bed, other members in the family, access to exercise, feeding schedule, etc.
3/8/2013 9:13:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/27/2012 10:47:56 PM

12/27/2012 10:47:56 PM

are 2 mini aussies better than 1? I was thinking of getting a second mini aussie, mine never seems to get enough excercise, we walk 2 x each day and play ball in the backyard for 10 to 15 minutes each time! thinking they will play and run in the yard together

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I am a firm believer that any dogs needs a canine playmate. It doesn't affect their relationship with their humans, and in fact, may add to the joy of having 2 little clowns to watch interact with each other!
1/24/2013 3:38:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/2/2012 9:27:57 PM

10/2/2012 9:27:57 PM

how long are australian shepherd's tails before they cut them off?

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Anonymous

If Aussies are bred right, they should be born without tails. Sometimes though, they do have tails. If they do have a tail, you can dock their tails when they are young puppies. Aussies that have tails, usuly have nice long feathered tails.
11/16/2012 8:53:55 PM

Anonymous

Most Aussies and Mini Aussies nowadays are born with tails. The minority are born without tails, and those that are "natural bobs" can have tails that are very short, or a half length tail, 3/4 length, etc. So even some "natural bobs" will have to have the extra length docked in order to meet breed standards. The majority of aussies and mini aussies are born with long tails with a white tip on the end.
11/29/2012 3:39:51 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/2/2012 3:20:16 AM

9/2/2012 3:20:16 AM

Why is my mini gaining weight? Her name is Flower and is just barely a year and a half and... Why is my mini gaining weight? Her name is Flower and is just barely a year and a half and seems to grow wider and wider every week. I'm really worried. My husband and I just split up and are in the middle of divorce proceedings so, there has been a drastic change in family dynamics. I know my girl's breed well and she is VERY in tune with emotions etc. I'm trying to get her more active we go to the dog park almost everyday and they have a big yard to play and run in.. When I take her to the dog park I try to get her interested in the tennis ball like she used to be but she's been doing this compulsive eating thing. I've decreased her food in half so is she hungry or does she have OCD? All she does at the park now is eat grass or is looking for something else she thinks is yummy to eat as opposed to before when she would run and play with the other dogs.

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Anonymous

I would definitely take her to the vet. The vet should be able to help. Hope everything goes well!!
11/16/2012 8:57:17 PM

Anonymous

First of all, take her to the vet for blood work. She could have a thyroid problem. However, when you feed her, feed her only what is recommended by the food manufacturer. After she eats, take the bowl up so it is not a constant reminder to her.
11/29/2012 3:42:51 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/13/2012 2:11:59 PM

8/13/2012 2:11:59 PM

I was going to breed my male mini aussie to my female toy aussie but my male is 16 inches and my... I was going to breed my male mini aussie to my female toy aussie but my male is 16 inches and my female is 11 inches do you think that they could breed or is that a bad idea?:)

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Anonymous

You should talk to a good breeder about that. Also, there is a LOT to learn about breeding dogs, if you already haven't done research. Things like health testing, genetics, etc. An awesome site to go to would be qualityaussies.webs.com There is SO much Aussie info on it! Including breeding. Quality Aussies is one of my favorite website. If all checks out well about your Aussies, and you decide to breed them, I would highly reccomend going to this site. Also, it would be a very good idea to work with a really good breeder. Hope this helps!
11/16/2012 9:13:57 PM

Anonymous

Personally, I would not breed a pair with such a drastic size difference. It would be better, if you have your heart set on raising a litter of puppies, to contact a reputable breeder who will consider breeding to an outside dog.
11/29/2012 3:45:30 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/23/2012 3:17:12 PM

7/23/2012 3:17:12 PM

How many times do you have to walk an Aussie and do they pick a favorite in the household? :)

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Anonymous

Aussie are all different. Some of very energetic and will require a lot of walking to not be destructive. Mine nt like that. She does not like the heat so we have only been taking short bathroom walks. As for favorite in household. I had an American Eskimo hey are "ONE" people dogs only. Aussie are not. They love there families very much. My Aussie prefers my 11 year old when she wants to play and she prefers me when she wants to nap.They are a breed Known for loving their family. I will say though they also have a very protective nature. Almost all aussies are leary of strangers but mine goes into protective mood. She does not want strange people coming near myself or my son and will nonstop park at them to get them away. She parks at all new friends that come over. She has never growled or showed teeth but she barks a lot. Again all Aussie's are protective of their families but some are way faster to accept strangers. I would suggest early socialization.
7/23/2012 8:45:04 PM

Anonymous

All Aussies must have long, daily exercise. If you don't exercise your Aussie, it can become destructive. Aussies without exercise will probably be unhappy. Our Aussie doesn't have a favorite person in our family. She loves everyone in our family the same! All Aussies are different though, but you shouldn't expect your Aussie to love one person in the family way more then the other person in the family. Aussies sure do LOVE their family!
11/16/2012 9:25:51 PM

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