Australian Shepherd – Mini
The Miniature Australian Shepherd was first bred in the United States. This breed was created by breeding the smallest of the smallest Australian Shepherds. This type of breeding eventually produced a consistently small Australian Shepherd which was then called the Miniature Australian Shepherd. This breed is great for herding just like the Australian Shepherd.
- Country of Origin: United States
- Weight: 20 - 40 lbs
- Height: 13 - 18 inches
- Color: Their color is liver/red, liver/red merle, blue merle and black.
The Miniature Australian Shepherds are affectionate, playful and athletic. This breed is active, alert and they make wonderful watchdogs. They are great with children and well behaved which makes them wonderful family pets.
The Mini Australian Shepherd life expectancy is between 12 - 15 years. This breed has little health concerns to watch for. They are a health breed but do have a few concerns:
• Eye Disorders
• Hip Dysplasia
This breed has a double coat. It is medium in length with a slight wave to it.
Brushing 2 – 3 times weekly will help maintain their healthy coat. During shedding season they will require extra attention.