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Miniature Australian Shepherd

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Miniature Australian Shepherd
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Appearance
14-18" (35-46 cm) 20-40 lb (9-18 kg) Moderate length, straight to wavy, weather resistant outercoat and undercoat. Blue merle, red (liver) merle, solid black, solid red (liver). With or without white markings or tan (copper) points.
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History

History

Australian Shepherds are not truly native to Australia, but when Basque shepherds immigrated there they brought their Pyrenean Shepherd dogs with them to herd Australian sheep. These dogs were crossed with other herding breeds such as the Collie and Border Collie to produce the Australian Shepherd. Eventually, in the 1840s, these shepherd dogs came to North America, where their efficient herding ability made them popular with Americans, particularly in the West. In the 1960s a breeder named Doris Cordova purchased several small working Australian Shepherds. Liking their small size, she bred them together, creating the Miniature Australian Shepherd that stood consistently less than 18″ tall. Other breeders took a liking to the little Aussies, and by 1990 the breed had its own breed club. Today breeders of Miniature Australian Shepherds consider them a unique breed, and strive to maintain their working ability.

Personality

A working dog at heart, the Miniature Australian Shepherd remains an active and capable athlete who excels at sports like agility or competitive obedience. He is a smart and friendly dog who loves to please.

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Miniature Australian Shepherd Breeders

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