Miniature Australian Shepherd

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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.
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.
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.
Characteristics
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2019

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How much do Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Miniature Australian Shepherd varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Miniature Australian Shepherds sold is $750.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Miniature Australian Shepherd with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,300 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Miniature Australian Shepherd with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Miniature Australian Shepherds sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $750.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $2,300.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 12881 Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Miniature Australian Shepherds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Miniature Australian Shepherd Names for 2019

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 12881 Miniature Australian Shepherd dogs.
  • 1. Bella
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Cowboy
  • 4. Hank
  • 5. Ruby
  • 6. Tucker
  • 7. Annie
  • 8. Blue
  • 9. Coal
  • 10. Bear
  • 11. Rusty
  • 12. Daisy
  • 13. Luke
  • 14. Reba
  • 15. Lucy
  • 16. Molly
  • 17. Panda
  • 18. Buddy
  • 19. Buster
  • 20. Ranger

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Breeding wonderful Mini Aussies, also called Mini American Shepherds from all DNA health tested parents with excellent temperament to assure your Pint Size mini is a happy, healthy, confident and will bring joy to your family for years. Written Health Guaranteed, Full AKC papers/pedigree. We are happy to answer questions for the life your dog. VERY SAFE shipping available in the USA and Canada. Email is the best way to reach us. Visits welcome by appointment.

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Anonymous asked:
We got a female Mini Australian Shepard about 2 months ago. The lady we bought her from promised she would be registered. To date, we don't have any registration paperwork. She said she would refund the amount that we think fair. We paid $800 for her. What is a fair amount for an unregistered puppy?

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Anonymous asked:
What should I expect to pay for a Miniature Australian Shepherd with two blue eyes?

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The coloration of the dogs eyes should not be a reasoning behind the price of a pup. Though it may look 'exotic', it is not rare, it is quite well known in this breed so please don't be haggled into paying more just because the eyes of the pup are blue. The reason you should be getting a pup from any specific breeder is because of the health, temperament and pedigree of that pup. Depending on if you are getting a show quality, working quality or pet quality pup will depend on the price. It could be anywhere from $500.00 - $1,750.00 again depending on the quality, pedigree and the breeder itself.

We just got a Miniature Australian Shepherd. He is about 4 months old now. He sheds terribly!!!!! Is there anything we can do to help this??? We got a furminator and brush him 2-3x a week.... does not help. Everywhere I turn, there is hair. :( We vacuum and sweep 4x a day. All suggestions welcome!

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In one word, nothing. The Australian Shepherd, both the miniature and the standard are both heavy shedders. The furminator will help and you can wash him with a shed-control shampoo; but other than that, you're going to have to live with it and learn to love it. Fur is a part of this breed and they have a lot of it.

Anonymous

Having had English Springer Spaniels for 20 years and English Setters for 10 years before that, we have always taken them to the groomer for a"horse cut, plus a little extra" every spring. They may not look as pretty for a couple of months, keep in mind this is not a shear cut, which is not good for a dog, but they always love it and by cool weather they will have their winter coats well on the way in. Just a suggestion, but it sure keeps my wife and I sane during that outer/inner shed every spring. I believe my wife and I are going for a mini-Aussie or Cavalier King Charles next.

Anonymous

Buy a roomba to run twice a day! We have two aussies in our home and three littles who were just born. I bought the roomba a few weeks ago because I was tired of sweeping twice a day and it helps so so much! I bought the iRobot 670 from Wal Mart.

Anonymous

I have a 4 year old mini/toy aussie, get top hair cut off in summer, helps alot. Also it grows fast and in few months will be back to long again. Really helps in summer to keep him cooler and once cut, no shedding to say. Plus, if you cut top coat(leave undercoat alone) they look like a hamster, so cute.

Anonymous asked:
What the difference between a Miniature Australian Shepherd and a Toy Australian Shepherd?

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There are two register-able sizes of the Australian Shepherd breed. The Miniature and the Standard. The word toy is used with breeders who want to convince people that their Miniature Australian Shepherds are the smallest of the small. The words toy, and teacup are used frequently to describe their specific dogs and have made a bit of confusion for people. The Miniature Australian Shepherd can range anywhere from 20 - 30 lbs, however a lot of breeders have gotten their adult dogs down to the 12 - 18 lb mark. These breeders are the ones using the Toy word to describe their dogs. However, they are not of a separate group, but smaller than standard Miniature Australian Shepherds.

Anonymous asked:
What is the difference between a Miniature Aussie and a Miniature American Sheepdog?

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There is no register-able breed called the Miniature American Sheepdog. The breed coined as the Miniature American Sheepdog is a Miniature Australian Shepherd that cannot be registered with the AKC, CKC or UKC.

Anonymous

The miniature American shepherd can NO longer outcross to our larger cousin the Standard Aussie from which our mini aussies are bred down from. The miniature Australian Shepherd, pups reg w/masca can and will ALWAYS remain a size variety of the Australian Shepherd and will Always be able to downsize from our Standard cousins. The mini amerri looks the same rt now as a Miniature Australian Shepherd, but give a few yrs they will not look the same as they once again can NOT outcross to our Standard cousins. One can still do AKC events w/the Mini Aussie if one chooses, Anytime a breed goes AKC the breed is ruined.

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Updated: 11/21/2019