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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.

Does your Miniature Australian 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 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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. 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 Australian 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
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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.
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Birchenoughs Bullies & Babies
Member Since: September 2010
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
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At Birchenoughs Bullies and Babies we strive to raise a very healthy and well socialized puppy. We do not have kennels. All our puppies are raised in our home. They are raised around our 8 children and other pets big and small. Being raised in our home all puppies get use to all household sights and sounds plus they have access to our fenced in back yard all day. It makes for a very well rounded puppy! I am a stay at home mom with my youngest children being homeschooled so we are always home to be with our animals. I have 20 plus years experience! Many references upon request. Along with ABD we also raise quality Shih-tzu and miniature Australian Shepherd! Please contact me for more information or to be put on our waiting list for any of our future fur babies! Just check out our website for pictures and testimonials of some of our past fur babies and their very happy owners! We now also have a facebook page. The link is on the front page of our website.

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How much is a Mini Australian Shepherd puppy?

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What is an appropriate price for an Australian Cattle dog that is AKC registered vs non-registered puppies?

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I have a 15-month-old Sheltie and would like to get a companion. Would an Australian Shepherd male or female be ok?

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Depending on whether your dog is a male or female will depend on the companion best suited for your dog. Whenever considering a companion for your dog, it is best to go to the breeder alone first. Pick out a couple puppies that you like with their temperament and then bring your dog. See which puppy out of the one's you've chosen will get along with your dog. It will be ultimately up to your dog and the puppy to get along so that a good companion can be chosen.

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We have a 5-year-old Queensland Heeler. She catches the frisbee and plays well with our 4-year-old daughter. Would a Miniature Australian Shepherd be a good friend to our dog and daughter?

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The Queensland Healer and the Miniature Australian Shepherd have close to the same energy level, so the mix would be good. As long as your dog is well socialized and will tolerate a puppy, I would say go for it.

Anonymous asked:
We have a 4 year old female Westie. We were thinking of getting a Miniature Australian Shepherd and wonder, 1) how they might get along, 2) could it be another female and 3) do they really have to have constant play and exercise or does that slow down when they become older? Thank you for any help you can give us.

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1. If the puppy and your dog are both well socialized then they should get along fine. Take your dog to meet your new pup several times before taking him/her home. 2. It could be another female as long as your Westie does not show same-sex aggression. 3. Yes, the Australian Shepherd, mini or not needs an average of 2 - 2 1/2 hours of exercise a day -- both walks/runs on and off leash. So be prepared to exercise the dog in that fashion for his/her entire life, until they get into their late senior years. I know one Mini Aussie whom is 10 years old and still needs 2 hours of jogging exercise every day, an hour in the morning and an hour at night.

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Opposite sex gets along best. Terriers can be pesky to other dogs. Try them out in a neutral territory. A fenced yard that is neither of their territories. Let them interact off-leash. Keep a hose handy if things get too rough. Make sure both are spayed. Territorial between females is not unusual. It occurs most often when one or both are in heat. Think PMS with teeth.

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Updated: 2/6/2016