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Miniature Australian Shepherd

Purebred Dog Breed

Description

The top of the skull is quite flat and clean cut. The feet are oval and compact. The lips do not hang over the lower jaw.

Coloring

It comes in blue or red merle, red or black tri-color, all with white and or tan markings.

Temperament

Miniature Australian Shepherds are easy going, perpetual puppies that love to play. Courageous, loyal and affectionate, they are excellent children's companions that are great with active children. A devoted friend and guardian, for they are naturally protective.

Origin

The Miniature Australian Shepherd share their history with the standard version with the same name. Their origins are vague, but at least one ancestor can be traced back to the herding dogs of Spain; the Basque. Once arriving to the U.S., the Basque was quickly bred with other herding breeds to create the Aussies of today.

Care Level

Easy

petkey™ Breed Statistics

# Registered Pets 3883
Males 2007 (51.69 %)
Females 1876 (48.31 %)
Microchip Count 3294 (84.83 %)
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