Miniature Australian Shepherd

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 - 40 lbs
13 to 18 inches
Blue merle, black, red merle and all red with or without white markings and/or tan points.
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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 $725.00. 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: $725.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $2,000.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 11180 Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies across the United States on

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 11180 Miniature Australian Shepherd dogs.
  • 1. Bella
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Cowboy
  • 4. Hank
  • 5. Ruby
  • 6. Blue
  • 7. Tucker
  • 8. Coal
  • 9. Luke
  • 10. Panda
  • 11. Reba
  • 12. Rocky
  • 13. Annie
  • 14. Bear
  • 15. Candy
  • 16. Daisy
  • 17. Rusty
  • 18. Buddy
  • 19. Buster
  • 20. Cooper

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Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
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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?



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.


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.

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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?



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.


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

Anonymous asked:
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.

Anonymous asked:
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.

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Updated: 2/18/2018