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.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2018

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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 $2,000 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 $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $750.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $2,000.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 11346 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 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 11346 Miniature Australian Shepherd dogs.
  • 1. Bella
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Cowboy
  • 4. Hank
  • 5. Ruby
  • 6. Tucker
  • 7. Blue
  • 8. Bear
  • 9. Coal
  • 10. Luke
  • 11. Annie
  • 12. Daisy
  • 13. Panda
  • 14. Reba
  • 15. Rocky
  • 16. Candy
  • 17. Rusty
  • 18. Buddy
  • 19. Buster
  • 20. Cooper

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Rikashay Kennels
Member Since: January 2008
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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We have been raising Miniature Australian {American} Shepherds for over fifteen years. Selectively chosen genetics has allowed us to maintain the breed standard while ensuring a wonderfully intelligent and social puppy. All of our puppies are examined by a Veterinarian, vaccinated, de-wormed, well-socialized, and are eligible for AKC (American Kennel Club) registration. Even after raising puppies for over fifteen years, we have never produced an unhealthy family pet. We take great pride in understanding and evaluating the genetics of each of our dogs. We are currently working on DNA/OFA/HC testing for all of our Dam's and Sire's, not out of necessity nor concern, we are simply focused on providing peace of mind to the new families of our puppies. Our puppies are born in a meticulously designed kennel, which features five individually sectioned private areas for our mothers. Each section has access to an outside run, but they also have the option to stay inside the air conditioned or heating. This process helps train the puppies as they age as they are able to potty outside and then curl up in their warm bedding area for naptimes. All puppies have cushioned beds where they enjoy sleeping next to one another, and the occasional roughhousing goes on as they age. Our adult dogs are also well taken care of, as each has their own large grassy run, but also covered shelter via sun shades and their own houses. Our adults thoroughly enjoy going on daily walks through the back part of our three hundred acre farm. Many enjoy diving into the ponds and a few try their best at herding a few of our cattle into a circle. All of our dogs are up to date on all vaccinations, de-worming, tick/flea treatment and are groomed bi-monthly. We feed a high protein diet once a day that keeps everyone happy and healthy. All of our puppies are sold on a pet only contract. There may be a few exceptional individuals from time to time, but we reserve the right to deny breeding rights. Puppies will be available to go to their new homes at eight weeks of age. We require a non-refundable deposit of half of the purchase price of your puppy to hold it for you until it is ready to join your family. The deposit will be taken off of the purchase price, and puppy must be paid for in full by the time it joins your home. We are located in southern Oklahoma and will meet you within two hours distance to pick up your puppy. If you are located outside Oklahoma, shipping your puppy is an option.

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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 asked:
Is it true that if Miniature Australian Shepherd dogs have white ears, they could be deaf? or what do we look for in the eyes?

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The 'white' gene has always been a concern for many breeds of dogs, including the Miniature Australian Shepherd. The 'white' gene is a gene that does have deafness as a part of the genome in some dogs. Indicators that the dog may have hearing problems are an extreme amount of white on the dog and/or blue or pale eyes. It is best to have your breeder have all the pups BARE testing for their hearing before putting a deposit down on a puppy. Only the BARE hearing test done by a qualified vet will be able to determine if the puppy or dog has a genetic hearing disorder or has lost hearing because of an injury.

Anonymous asked:
I was recently diagnosed with PTSD, it was suggested that I get a service dog. Would a Mini Australian Shepherd be a good choice?

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Anonymous

Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals are two very different things. E.S.A's are pets that a person already has that helps a person mentally by giving the person something to care for and have unconditional love for and from. However, a Service Dog is a dog that is specially trained to preform at least 3 specific tasks that make a person's life easier because of their disability. If you need an actual Service Dog, it is best to figure out the tasks that you need help with and go from there for breeds. The Mini Australian Shepherd is a very intelligent breed of dog that can be trained as a Service Dog. However, they are not very big and can not do a lot of physical things that some people with PTSD need help with. I have a client whom has PTSD and when she is having an attack, her dog will physically push her to a wall or anything that is sturdy and press against her until she gives the right signal word. A Mini Aussie would not be able to do that because of its size. My client has a Golden Retriever/German Shepherd cross.

Anonymous

PTSD dogs that are very in touch with people are Cattle dogs, these dogs are better with people than other dogs. One of my dogs went to Fort Lenerdwood No. Worth his owner with severe Ptsd. They requested the dog to come to hospital with the mason.

Anonymous asked:
How much is a Mini Australian Shepherd puppy?

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The average price of a Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy will be between $500.00 - $1,500.00 depending on the breeder, the area that the breeder lives, the pedigree of the puppy and if the puppy is registered or not. AKC is allowing the Mini Australian Shepherd into their first Dog Show this year. They are now considered a real and true breed.

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

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Anonymous

An AKC registered Australian Cattle Dog pup will range between $1,000.00 - $1,500.00 while non-registered puppies should range from $400.00 - $800.00 per puppy.

Anonymous

My AKC pups are $600. Limited are $2000. For show, and must be shown.

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Updated: 4/25/2018