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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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Kicks & Giggles Mini Aussie's
Member Since: December 2008
Location: Maine
I have Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies for sale! See My Profile
Kigks & Giggles Farm is a small Hobby Breeder. We have 3 Females and 1 Male. We are not a kennel. Our babies are bred for temperment, workability, and companionship. We now have 7 beautiful puppies. Our four dogs are our family pets, they live in the house and do everything with us. This is how we...

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joyfulgracie asked:

1/16/2015 11:25:55 AM

1/16/2015 11:25:55 AM

Training Miniature Australian Shepherd At what age should I start training (agility, commands, leash walking, etc.) the mini Aussie puppy I am about to buy?

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Anonymous

The moment your get your Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy you can start training your pup yourself. However, you should enroll your pup in a Puppy Obedience/Socialization class with your local Positive Reinforcement trainer. They will be able to tell you how old your pup has to be to enroll, normally about 4 months old as the pup must have all of his shots first.
1/16/2015 5:35:07 PM

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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Anonymous

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

Anonymous asked:

6/22/2012 7:12:22 PM

6/22/2012 7:12:22 PM

I have a mini aussie named Gunner who is just about 10 weeks old and weighs just about 13... I have a mini aussie named Gunner who is just about 10 weeks old and weighs just about 13 pounds, which we have had him for about 3 weeks and has gained 4 pounds. Is this weight normal for a almost 10 week old mini?? He does have a lot of hair (lol).

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Gunner is going to be a husky boy. It is normal for larger pups to gain about a pound per week while they are growing fast - up til about 4 months old. Then the weight gain slows down.
11/29/2012 3:47:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/19/2012 8:44:23 PM

6/19/2012 8:44:23 PM

Do Miniature Australian Shepherd's get along with cats?

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Anonymous

We have two 4 year old mini aussies who are litter mates. Our female absolutely loves our cat, they are best friends. Our male aussie is very indifferent with the cat.
6/30/2012 10:37:11 AM

Anonymous

I have a 1 1/2 yr old mini aussie female and we have 4 cats. She Loves Them! The cats were here before her and she was a puppy when I got her. We have one other dog a King Charles Cavalier and although she gets along with him she is indifferent to him. When she plays it is Always with the cats. She chases throughout the house and has occassionally tried to herd them. We have one Big orange Tabby that is almost as big as the aussie and they rough house and play in the same why that littermate puppies play. So cats she loves. Dogs that we meet on walks she does not. She does not like strange dogs or strange people and will bark a lot. However, if she sees a cat walk past the window she whines cause she wants to play with it.
7/23/2012 8:29:22 PM

Anonymous

My mimi, Macy heards my cat into the shower stall and won't let him out! But, when Joey (the cat) gets tired he jumps over and the chase starts all over. Never any biting or scratching just playing.
12/27/2012 10:34:42 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/11/2012 4:35:08 PM

6/11/2012 4:35:08 PM

WHY WOULD THE MOTHER BE TRYING TO KILL ONE OF HER PUPS?

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Anonymous

There are a couple of reasons... maybe there is something wrong with that pup. Usually, however, if there is a pup who has something wrong with it, Mom just pushes it aside and doesn't encourage it to nurse like she does the others. OR maybe she is a bad mother. There are some dams who truly are NOT good mothers. If you feel the pup is healthy, just take it away and feed it yourself. Then if it thrives, when it is a little older put it back with the litter (with lots of supervision)and see how she takes care of it.
11/29/2012 3:52:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/28/2012 3:55:43 PM

5/28/2012 3:55:43 PM

how old should my mini aussie male be to safely breed him?

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Anonymous

He should be shown, PennHipped, have a good pedigree, tested for HC, PRA, MDR1, and bred to one female with these same goals IF they are up to standards. Why are you breeding your dog? If you are offended because I am asking this question you should not be breeding. If you are going to say he's a good pet and I think he's pretty, find someone who DOES breed quality, championed Miniature American Shepherds and ask them. They will tell you what you should do with him. Wait until he is 2 years old as you cannot do testings till then.
6/5/2012 10:05:53 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/3/2012 12:30:44 AM

5/3/2012 12:30:44 AM

HI, MY DAUGHTER WENT TO A ANIMAL SHELTER WHERE WE LIVE AND THEY HAD GOT A AUSTIALIAN SHELPERD IN... HI, MY DAUGHTER WENT TO A ANIMAL SHELTER WHERE WE LIVE AND THEY HAD GOT A AUSTIALIAN SHELPERD IN THAT HAD 8 PUPPIESS. THEY ARE ALL ABOUT 3 POUNDS BUT ONE RUNT WAS SO SMALL SHE WAS NOT EVEN 1/2 POUND AND WAS DYING. THE DOG WENT AND GOT THE RUNT AND CARRIED IT TO MY DAUGHTER AND SET IT DOWN AT HER FEET AND PUSHED THE PUPPY TOWARD MY DAUGHTER. THATS ALL IT TOOK, MY DAUGHTER BROUGHT THE TINY PUPPY HOME AND CARED FOR HER. SHE IS NOW A MONTH OLD AND GROWING. WE ARE VERY WORRIED ABOUT HER EYES. WE THINK SHE MAY BE BLIND. WE HAVE TAKEN HER TO THE VET WHERE THEY SAID WITH HER BEING STILL SO SMALL THEY WOULD HAVE TO WAIT AND WITH HER EYE COLOR BEING THE BLUE IT WAS HARD FOR THEM TO TELL RIGHT NOW. THEY SAID THEY WERE STILL DEVELOPING FOR ABOUT ANOTHER MONTH. HOW WOULD WE KNOW BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT COME TO US AND WE ARE STILL HOLDING HER OR CARRYING HER AROUND EVERYWHERE BECAUSE SHE IS SO LITTLE AND RUNS INTO STUFF. PLEASE HELP OR TELL US WHAT TO DO FOR OUR LITTLE DAISY MAE. THANKS SO MUCH...

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Anonymous

you need to to take her to the vet and say i need an expanation
8/12/2012 5:16:55 PM

Anonymous

Awww... she's running into stuff? She could have a sight problem. If she is a merle with no colored hair around her eyes, there is a possibility of blindness. Having blue eyes doesn't mean there is a better chance of blindness though. Just like people with blue eyes aren't predisposed to blindness more than brown eyed people. If she is only a month old, her eyes have probably only been open for a week or so, and their eyesight is never real clear in the beginning. Give her a little more time, then by 6 weeks, if there is no improvement, take her to the vet. Even if blind, she can do just fine, especially if you get her a companion dog to be her guide. You would be amazed at how intuitive mini aussies or aussies are when it comes to helping ailing buddies.
11/29/2012 3:58:22 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/25/2012 11:23:16 AM

4/25/2012 11:23:16 AM

how do you know if its a mini aussie or a regular. i'm asking cause i have a five month old... how do you know if its a mini aussie or a regular. i'm asking cause i have a five month old aussie dont know if hes a mini or not but. he is as tall as my knee and im 5'6"

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Anonymous

Miniatures measure below 18 inches at the shoulder. Standards are above 18 inches at the shoulder.
11/15/2012 6:54:43 PM

Anonymous

They are two different breeds. A mini aussie is not recognized currently. A miniature american shepherd is the recognized breed for AKC. An aussie has no size variety. Check your registration. If the animal is under 19" for an aussie female, it is not within the standards for showing as it will be slight of bone. A mini that is 19" will be too big and be well overdone. 5 mos old is not really a good time to tell how big it will get. It will grow until about 12 mos.
1/7/2014 7:52:51 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/24/2012 6:14:00 PM

4/24/2012 6:14:00 PM

i really want a miniature australian dog but i have two cats i sometimes will get home later and... i really want a miniature australian dog but i have two cats i sometimes will get home later and we could get a dog door but we dont my yard is really open and it could escape from every angle

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Anonymous

I would advise against getting a puppy or adult dog until your yard is securely fenced. Mini Aussies are too expensive to risk losing one.
1/24/2013 3:41:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/23/2012 7:46:58 PM

4/23/2012 7:46:58 PM

what is the biggest a miniature Australian shepherd grows and how much do they weigh

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Anonymous

I have 2 miniature Australian Shepherd's that weigh 27lbs each
6/1/2012 3:23:30 AM

Anonymous

My miniature australian shepherd girl is between 35 and 40 lbs... She was the "moose"of the litter though, and she's just at the high end of the scale (not overweight, just all around bigger) Anyway, ask of her litter mates are about 25-28 lbs, which I think is about average.
8/8/2012 9:44:03 AM

Anonymous

A male mini aussie should not exceed the 18" standard. A female should not exceed 17". If the dog is heavy boned, it could weigh as much as 48 lbs. or so.
11/29/2012 4:04:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/14/2012 11:38:40 PM

4/14/2012 11:38:40 PM

I have a 9 week ols mini austrailain shepherd i caught him humping my grand son shoe. what the... I have a 9 week ols mini austrailain shepherd i caught him humping my grand son shoe. what the problem

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Anonymous

It is probably because your mini austrailain shepherd thinks he is alpha, he is finding his place in the pack and needs to know you are the leader. Do not allow him to do this. He is not old enough to understand anything sexual so if you have to explain it to your grandson just tell him he thinks he is the one in charge, not you. Take him to obedience when he has all of his shots. Neutering might be something to consider in the future but does not always quit it. Just do not let your puppy get away with jumping, biting, walking ahead of you, etc. He'll learn. Females do the same thing.
6/5/2012 10:08:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/5/2012 2:33:59 PM

4/5/2012 2:33:59 PM

I have a mini australian shepherd, cairin terrier mix, he is now 9 months old and I do not know... I have a mini australian shepherd, cairin terrier mix, he is now 9 months old and I do not know how to stop nipping at my ankles, he gets lots of physical exercise, likes children, cats, other dogs, Sam finds other ways to rebel after a firm amd calm No. I do not not know why he nips at me. I am the primary person who walks and exercises his high energy. help me find a way to prevent further nipping.

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Anonymous

Puppies go through a phase where it's hard to get them to stop doing something that they have become accustomed to. It will pass. Give it some more time and your dog will stop nipping so much.
1/17/2013 11:48:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/10/2012 1:15:50 AM

1/10/2012 1:15:50 AM

So, I am a college student at the moment and am seriously considering getting a Miniature... So, I am a college student at the moment and am seriously considering getting a Miniature Australian Shepherd. My college campus is fairly dog friendly, a few other students have dogs and many professors do. My main questions are, how do they do with strangers? And how do they do with bonding with a specific person? My main fears are for walking it around campus and it being scared of people (lots of people will want to play with it), and that it could feasibly escape my house...

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Anonymous

My toy aussie is extremely bonded to me -- will follow me anywhere, doesn't wander. However, he is just as attached to my college-age daughter even though she has been absent so much time in the little over year we've had him. The "butt wiggle" and spinning jumps upon your arrival home are heart warming. He seems to prefer women to men, but he is attached to both my sons too. I don't leave him outside alone (yard not fenced), but he is never on leash in our year (only for outings, which he is fine with, doesn't pull, etc.). He LOVES the attention from strangers and other dogs. Most say they need A LOT of exercise to stay content, I guess I just have a lazy one, because a leisurely walk around our 1.5 acres is plenty for him! He'll usually go out, do his business and head back in. He does like to chase balls, etc. -- and since he is so small, it's not a problem to get that exercise inside! Perfect little package - with so much love! Very easy to train, too.
2/3/2012 12:02:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/9/2012 8:10:51 PM

1/9/2012 8:10:51 PM

I have a 4 month old Miniature Australian Shepherd. I keep reading that I should give my aussie... I have a 4 month old Miniature Australian Shepherd. I keep reading that I should give my aussie a job. I thought about bringing in the mail. Any other ideas? Also, my family purchased the puppy without realizing how much exercise it needs. This concerns me. How much is recommended? I was thinking about getting a second older aussie to keep her company or maybe a different breed?

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Anonymous

i have a 4 month old red merle mini aussie and i taught him to put his toys back in his box. and sometimes i see him taking them out and moving them somewhere else box and all
4/8/2012 1:39:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2012 3:17:02 AM

1/4/2012 3:17:02 AM

I am 21 yrs old and live in a one bedroom apt and am thinking about getting a mini australian... I am 21 yrs old and live in a one bedroom apt and am thinking about getting a mini australian shepherd. Also I have never owned a dog before, and read they may not be a good first dog. However, I have always wanted one and am fully willing to put in the time to exercise him mentally and physically. I have plenty of time to spend with the pup now, but in 8 months I will be moving, and starting an 8-5 job, so the dog would most likely be alone all day at this time(except lunch). Would it be a good idea for me to get one now, or could the dog become depressed and cause problems in 8 months when I have to leave him alone most the day? I will still be able to exercise him but I didn't know if the sudden change would bother him? Also I was wondering about what the average cost of owning a mini is a month(food, vet, etc.). Thanks for any advice!

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Anonymous

I would try to get a toy aussie (small mini). Mine doesn't seem to need a lot of exercise -- and he's so little, we can play fetch in the living room/hall way. We are a family of 5, but 2 are in college, 1 in high school and both my husband and I work. He is EXTREMELY excited to see us return home, but doesn't mind the kennel at all. He actually sees me pick up my purse and trots to the kennel without hesitation to get his "good bye" treat. I don't close the door anymore, because he's proven himself responsible alone (1 1/2 yrs), but it's a way for me to signal that I am going out. I'm not sure if I got lucky because I got my toy at a pet store, and he was 7 months old! Broke my heart to see a dog in a cage for sooo long. We previously had a black lab who could never to be trusted to be in the house alone. I loved my first dog, but this AUSSIE is the best dog EVER!!!
2/3/2012 12:08:44 PM

Anonymous

I got one of my Minis when I was living in an apartment before I started working. She did very well when I was home but when I did start working she would throw a temper-tantrum and pee on the carpet everyday before I left for work even though she was potty trained. After a few months she settled down a bit. They do need a lot of exercise if they are stuck in a apartment all day and if they don't have enough to do they tend to get desctuctive. We ended up getting another mini for a play mate but they tend to get noisey when they play. If you really want a mini aussie, I would recommend lots of exercise whenever you can and always have something for the pup to chew on, sticks tend to be popular but are messy. Also, I would gradually get the dog used to you being away after she/he is trained so there will be less issues with you leaving all day.
10/23/2012 11:14:54 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/28/2011 2:24:17 PM

12/28/2011 2:24:17 PM

Are Australian shepherds good with kids and cats?

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Anonymous

We have had 2 aussies while raising a family during the last 25 years. They were both excellent with my kids. We have always had cats and they got on fine. One of my cats makes it a point to always come and rub on the dog before she comes in from outside. If your kids are little you have to remember that these are herding dogs and will want to herd your two year old instinctively. They are sometimes smarter than your kid is at certain ages. So you have to be on top of them. They are excellent amazing dogs.
2/25/2012 4:22:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/21/2011 5:57:04 PM

12/21/2011 5:57:04 PM

I have a 2 yr old daughter. Will getting a mini aussie be a problem.

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Anonymous

"Shepherds" in general have a tenancy to want to herd. This means they may nip at ankles of owners to their kids unless they are trained not to do so. Mini Aussies are no exception.
1/5/2012 3:44:55 PM

Anonymous

if you get one when it is a puppy and train it and teach it the word "NO" and to obey, then it wouldn't be a problem.
10/2/2012 9:42:30 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/14/2011 11:21:14 PM

12/14/2011 11:21:14 PM

do mini australian shepherds have a tail or are they cut off

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Anonymous

The breed standard for the Mini Aussie calls for a docked tail.
12/20/2011 9:31:44 AM

Anonymous

Most mini australian shepherds tails are docked however some are born naturally without a tail
1/6/2012 2:10:19 PM

Anonymous

Yes it is hereditary for herding purposes so they wouldn't trip on their tail.
11/11/2012 7:44:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/26/2011 11:35:49 AM

11/26/2011 11:35:49 AM

So I have 2 mini aussie puppies and they are getting along very well. Was wondering what is a... So I have 2 mini aussie puppies and they are getting along very well. Was wondering what is a good way to get them to sleep longer than say four hours. We take them on separate walks and the older male knows five commands at 12 weeks. The younger one knows 2 commands. But no matter how much we run them and much training time they get they won't sleep for more than say 4 hours without wanting to play more.

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Anonymous

Well, they are puppies and puppies don't sleep as long as adults. They have to go potty more often, so they wake up. As they mature, they will sleep longer - just like human babies. Hang in there - it gets better!
1/24/2013 3:43:00 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/16/2011 8:01:52 PM

11/16/2011 8:01:52 PM

when getting an aussie puppy would you recommend getting two and raising them together?

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Anonymous

I wouldn't recommend raising two puppies together unless you are very experienced with dogs. Most often they will end up forming a closer bond with each other then they will with you.
11/17/2011 4:32:20 PM

Anonymous

Not only will 2 mini australian shepherds also have a closer bond with one another but they will learn bad habbits from one another as well. As soon as one tries something the other one will too
1/6/2012 2:11:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/15/2011 8:48:53 AM

11/15/2011 8:48:53 AM

I am 15 and i am thinking of getting a mini aussie i can be with it from 5am to 7:15 and i get... I am 15 and i am thinking of getting a mini aussie i can be with it from 5am to 7:15 and i get back from school at 3:20 my parents will come home for lunch. I am also a swimmer and if i do get a dog that likes water will it be able to swim a mile or two? Thanks

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Anonymous

We had a standard size aussie and she hated to go swimming. She loved trying to get a trout off the line in a stream while we were fishing and would wade in and splash around. However at the lake I would paddle her out in the boat and then dive in and have someone put her in to get her to swim with me. She wanted none of it. Swam to shore as quick as possible and then went and hid. Every time. Maybe you want a bird dog? Lab?
2/25/2012 4:32:52 PM

Anonymous

That along with bed time will make it difficult to find activities between. Mini Australian Shepherd's are very active dogs and if they are not properly exercised they will become destructive.
6/5/2012 10:12:02 PM

Anonymous

My parents have two aussies, one hates swimming and the other loves it. My brother also has two and they both love to swim. Usually that involves playing fetch with a frizbee. A friend has two toy aussies and one loves to swim and the other would prefer not to but does if necessary. Similar to people, it just depends on the dog.
10/23/2012 11:19:54 AM

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