Mini American Shepherds are known by this name with
AKC. There are other registries that still use the
names Mini and Toy Australian Shepherds. AKC split the
Australian Shepherd breed by size and the smaller size
is now referred to as the Miniature American Shepherd.
They retain all the qualities of the Australian Shepherd in
conformation, working ability, temperament and loyalty.
They are extremely intelligent & active dogs that thrive
on attention & need to have a very close relationship with
their human companions. Lots of exercise is a must.
The Minis range from 14" to 18" tall (at the shoulder) and
usually weigh between 20 to 40 lbs.
The Toys are under 14" tall (at the shoulder) and
usually weigh between 9 to 20 lbs.
Hita is a 12" tall.
K2 at a herding lesson
Breeze at a herding lesson
One of our boys, Chaco.
One of our girls.
Trinket & our new kitten, Joey.
In the hammock.