We are a family of Aussies
Australian Shepherds are an exciting breed! They are very intelligent, versatile, and highly trainable. They are also outstanding loyal companions that can excel at Herding, Tracking or Agility events.
CHARACTERISTICSFor newcomers to the breed, the Toy/Mini Australian Shepherds most striking feature may be the breeds many different coat colors. Their coat vary from Tri's, Blue or Red Merle's, or Party Pups, (one with all colors.)
NSDR (National Stock Dog Registry) Toy Size Miniature Size Standard SizeHeight under 13" Height: 13"-17" Height 13"-24"Weight: Under 20 lbs. Weight: 20 - 40 lbs. Weight: 40lbs & up
ASDR (American Stock Dog Registry) STANDARD: Preferred height for both male and female is 18 inches up to 23 inches at the top of the withers. MINIATURE: Preferred height for both male and female is 14 inches up to 18 inches at the top of withers. TOY: Preferred height for both male and female is 10 inches up to 14 inches at the top of the withers.
TEMPERAMENT Toy/Mini Australian Shepherds are a fun loving, people dog but tend to be reserved toward strangers. So the need to socialize them with other animals and people is important. They are a great all around pet.
ENERGY LEVEL Toy/Mini Aussies tend to be calmer then the full size Australian Shepherds. Meaning they are not one bit lazy, but are not hyper like there Big Australian Shepherd family. They have a herding instinct, and high intelligence so give them a job to perform. Exercise is very important to these guys, if not they tend to chew on things not meant to be chewed on.
**All Picture credit of Dogs/Puppies are by Debbie Hunt except for the past puppy page!