Welcome to the Land of Enchantment


Our email is lauri@placitasminis.com

We have puppies

born 12/18/15.

See our puppies page.



 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.




Our dogs are part of our family
they are involved
in our family's activities.  We're
located in New Mexico.



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American Shepherds

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