Miniature Australian Shepherd Question

I am 11 and I found a Mini Aussie on the internet that I can buy. I am willing to be active with...


I am 11 and I found a Mini Aussie on the internet that I can buy. I am willing to be active with the puppy alot. I would bike ride, walk, play, and other things to keep him busy. He needs to be kind and gentle. Our yard is not fenced in and I am gone from 8am to 3pm. But my parents come home for lunch around 11:30-12:50. My dad gets home around 2:30. Would a Mini Aussie Puppy be in good shape and be a good dog for me?

    In Miniature Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 6/29/2011 12:22:05 PM
It could be, but keep in mind Mini Aussie's are VERY active. You'd have to potty train and probably crate train soon, since you don't have a fenced in yard. But even if you did, you shouldn't leave a dog alone in a fenced in-closure for very long,and if any breed would be able to get out it'd be a aussie - miniature or regular sized. Additionally to physical needs, aussies need mental stimulation, such as a job to do. If you do decide you can provide all of this, make sure you get your puppy from a good breeder, who can tell you what to expect from your puppy. Also make sure to meet it's parents, since it'll probably get some behaviors from them. For example, if the dad's aggressive? Your puppy might be too. Please keep all this in mind, I'd hate for a puppy to find a home with you, only to be sent back to the breeder because you weren't prepared.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/17/2011 4:52:20 PM