Is there such a thing as a miniature Australian Shepherd?
The Miniature Australian Shepherd, abbreviated as MAS and also referred to as a Miniature American Shepherd or Mini Aussie, is considered a small herding dog breed. The dog breed originated during the late 1960s in California when they were crossed with smaller, unregistered dogs thought to be Australian Shepherds.
What kind of dog is an Australian Shepherd?
Can a miniature Australian Shepherd be registered with AKC FSS?
The Australian Shepherd Club of America has accepted the Miniature Australian Shepherd ONLY if the Miniature changes its name and has no reference of any kind to the Australian Shepherd or its history. A lot of Miniature Australian Shepherd owners are registering with AKC FSS.
How do you take care of a miniature Australian Shepherd?
Brush occasionally with a firm bristle brush and bathe only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder. A breeding program to develop the Miniature Australian Shepherd (North American Miniature Australian Shepherd) was begun in 1968 using small Australian Shepherds.
The Australian Shepherd Club of America has accepted the Miniature Australian Shepherd ONLY if the Miniature changes its name and has no reference of any kind to the Australian Shepherd or its history. A lot of Miniature Australian Shepherd owners are registering with AKC FSS. The AKC’s official name is Miniature American Shepherd.
How old is Vera the mini Australian Shepherd?
Vera the Mini Australian Shepherd at 6 months old— “Vera has a great personality. She is very keen and loves to play fetch. She is a great dog.” This is Roo the blue-eyed Miniature Australian Shepherd from Wee Mini Aussies of Southern California at 8 months old.
Are there any health problems with a Merle North American Miniature Australian Shepherd?
The vast majority of merle North American Miniature Australian Shepherds are heterozygous merles (one parent is merle, the other is solid) and these merles are not at risk for any special health problems due to their coloration. Be sure to check the hearing on merle puppies.