Loyal • Companion • Herding • Enthusiastic • Well-Adjusted

Australian Shepherd

Mini • Toy

If you’re an apartment dweller who loves the larger Australian Shepherds, take a look at Mini/Toy Aussies, which deliver all of the breed’s easygoing, dependable playfulness in a much smaller packages.

When it comes to their love of play, this breed never really outgrow the puppy stage. They are superb with children — the more active, the better. But they have a gentle nature that prevents playtime from ever getting rough. They are also eager to work: Give them a job and they’ll be brilliant workers.

Miniature American Shepherds have excellent guarding instincts and a strong sense of loyalty to their families. They will let you know if anything suspicious happens around the house, but are much quieter than other guardian dogs.

  • Working, Herding, Companion, Guardian
  • Height 13–18 inches; Weight 15–35 lbs.
  • Height 10–14 inches; Weight 7–20 lbs.
  • Active, Playful, Lively
  • Med, Soft to Course, Occasional Brushing
  • Merle, Tri-Color, Black, Red
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