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Frequently asked Questions

What is the history behind the Miniature Australian Shepherd?

The Miniature Australian Shepherd is not a cross between an Australian Shepherd and another breed, it was actually developed in the late 1960s, mid 1970’s by breeding the smallest of the Australian Shepherds. The constant breeding back to the smallest of the litters produced a consistently small breed that is even being further reduced in size to the toy variety. They were bred first in the United States. This was largely in response to the dog owners desire for a well-behaved herding type dog with the coat variations found in the miniature Australian Shepherd that would be more suited to smaller living spaces and yards in cities. In many areas the Miniature Australian Shepherd is still used as a working breed in competitions ( America & Canada), and many people feel that the term miniature is a bit misleading as the smaller dogs are only miniature in size to the standard and are not petite and tiny like other “mini” breeds.

What are the different colour combinations?

We honestly have no control as to what colour pups we can expect with any litter. However great care is taken in pairing the parents.

There are a number of colour combinations but so that you can understand what colour combinations there could be they would be as follows ....

  • Black and Tan

  • Blue Merle 

  • Red Bi

  • Red Merle

  • Red Tri

  • Black Tri

  • Black Bi

  • Tan Point, Blue Merle

  • Other variations too

Eyes can also vary ....

  • Brown eyes

  • Blue eyes

  • One Blue / One Brown

  • Multi

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