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Miniature Australian Shepherd
Not AKC Recognized.

General Appearance

The Miniature Australian Shepherd is a well-balanced dog of medium size and bone. He is attentive and animated, showing strength and stamina combined with unusual agility. Slightly longer than tall, he has a coat of moderate length and coarseness with coloring that offers variety and individuality in each specimen. An identifying characteristic is his natural or docked bobtail. In each sex, masculinity or femininity is well defined. Bone is moderate and clean with coarseness, heaviness or lightness being undesirable.

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Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.
Breed Standard

GENERAL APPEARANCE
The Miniature Australian Shepherd is a well-balanced dog of medium size and bone. He is attentive and animated, showing strength and stamina combined with unusual agility. Slightly longer than tall, he has a coat of moderate length and coarseness with coloring that offers variety and individuality in each specimen. An identifying characteristic is his natural or docked bobtail. In each sex, masculinity or femininity is well defined. Bone is moderate and clean with coarseness, heaviness or lightness being undesirable.

CHARACTER
The Miniature Australian Shepherd is intelligent, primarily a working dog of strong herding and guardian instincts. He is an exceptional companion. He is versatile and easily trained, performing his assigned tasks with great style and enthusiasm. He is reserved with strangers but does not exhibit shyness. Although an aggressive, authoritative worker, viciousness toward people or animals is intolerable. Fault: Undue shyness.

HEAD
Clean-cut, strong, dry and in proportion to the body. The topskull is flat to slightly rounded, its length and width each equal to the length of the muzzle, which is in balance and proportioned to the rest of the head. The muzzle tapers slightly to a rounded tip. The stop is moderate but well-defined. Lips: Giving a dry appearance. Disqualification: Wet flews. Teeth: A full complement of strong, white teeth meet in a scissors bite. An even bite is a fault. Teethbroken or missing by accident are not penalized. Disqualifications: Undershot bites; overshot bitesexceeding one-eighth inch. Eyes: Very expressive, showing attentiveness and intelligence. Clear, almond-shaped, and of moderate size, set a little obliquely, neither prominent nor sunken, with pupils dark, well-defined and perfectly positioned. Color is brown, blue, amber or any variation or combination thereof including flecks and marbling. Ears: Set on high at the side of the head, triangular and slightly rounded at the tip, of moderate size with length measured by bringing the tip of the ear around to the inside corner of the eye. The ears, at full attention, break slightly forward and over from one-quarter () to one-half () above the base. Prick and hound-type ears are severe faults.

NECK AND BODY
The neck is firm, clean and in proportion to the body. It is of medium length and slightly arched at the crest, setting well into the shoulders. The body is firm and muscular. The topline appears level at a natural four-square stance. The chest is deep and strong with ribs well-sprung. The loin is strong and broad when viewed from the top. The bottom line carries well back with a moderate tuck-up. The croup is moderately sloping, the ideal being thirty (30) degrees from the horizontal. Tail is straight, not to exceed three (3) inches, natural bobbed or docked.

FOREQUARTERS
The shoulder blades (scapulae) are long and flat, close set at the withers, approximately two fingers width at a natural stance and are well laid back at an angle approximating forty-five (45) degrees to the ground. The upper arm (humerus) is attached at an approximate right angle to the shoulder line with forelegs dropping straight, perpendicular to the ground. The elbow joint is equidistant from the ground to the withers. The legs are straight and powerful. Pasterns are short, thick and strong, but still flexible, showing a slight angle when viewed from the side. Feet are oval shaped, compact, with close-knit, well-arched toes. Pads are thick and resilient; nails short and strong. Dewclaws may be removed.

HINDQUARTERS
Strong and muscular. Width of hindquarters approximately equal to the width of the forequarters at the shoulders. The angulation of the pelvis and the upper thigh (femur) corresponds to the angulation of the shoulder blade and upper arm forming an approximate right angle. Stifles are clearly defined, hock joints moderately bent. The metatarsi are short, perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other when viewed from the rear. Feet are oval shaped, compact, with close-knit, well-arched toes. Pads are thick and resilient; nails short and strong. Rear dewclaws are removed.

COAT
Of medium texture, straight to slightly wavy, weather resistant, of moderate length with an undercoat. The quantity of undercoat varies with climate. Hair is short and smooth on the head, outside of ears, front of forelegs and below the hocks. Backs of forelegs are moderately feathered; breeches are moderately full. There is a moderate mane and frill, more pronounced in dogs than bitches. Non-typical coats are severe faults.

COLOR
All colors are strong, clear and rich. The recognized colors are blue merle, red (liver) merle, solid black and solid red (liver) and with or without white markings and/or tan (copper) points with no order of preference. The blue merle and black have black pigmentation on nose, lips and eye-rims; the red (liver) merle and red (liver) have liver pigmentation on nose, lips and eye-rims. Butterfly nose should not be faulted under one year of age. On all colors, the areas surrounding the ears and eyes are dominated by color other than white. The hairline of a white collar does not exceed the point of the withers. Disqualifications: Other than recognized colors, white body splashes, Dudley nose.

GAIT
Smooth, free and easy; exhibiting agility of movement with a well-balanced, ground-covering stride. Fore and hind legs move straight and parallel with the center line of the body; as speed increases, the feet, both front and rear, converge toward the center line of gravity of the dog, while the topline remains firm and level. Joints do not bend or twist when in motion.

SIZE
Preferred height at the withers for males is fourteen (14) to eighteen (18) inches; that for females is fourteen (14) up to but not including eighteen (18) inches. Dogs or bitches above these measurements should be faulted to the degree of variance; however, quality is not to be sacrificed in favor of size. Disqualification: Below 14" at the withers.

OTHER DISQUALIFICATIONS
Toy-like characteristics (i.e. domed head, bulging eyes, fine bone), monorchidism or cryptorchidism.

Note: The Miniature Australian Shepherd should be judged as if it were an Australian Shepherd in all respects other than size. The Miniature Australian Shepherd's conformation, moderate coat, efficient yet driving movement and stable temperament should all imply a herding dog capable of working long hours in a variety of conditions. Shown in near to natural state. Hair may be trimmed away from and around the pads. Whiskers may be trimmed or untrimmed (never removed on a dog to work stock). Pasterns may be trimmed between carpal pad and heel. Hair along hock and long hairs on docked or bobbed tails or sparse, stray or straggly hairs may also be trimmed to make a neater outline.

Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc., PO Box 1692-32790 Winter Park, FL 32790

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Miniature Australian Shepherd breeders in Alabama

 
Bornt Aussies
Donna Jean Bornt
5748 County Rd. 58
Pisgah, Al
35765
USA
236-452-7755
E-mail
 

Miniature Australian Shepherd breeders in Florida

 
Mar-A-Lago Miniature Australian Shepherds
Tanja LeDutke
Palm Beach,Florida
USA
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Miniature Australian Shepherd breeders in Illinois

 
Crystal Springs Aussies
Donna Maurer
11317 Crystal Springs Road
Sparta,Illinois
62286
618-443=4302
E-mail
Puppies occasionally available and ready to join your family. First puppy shots, dewclaws removed, tails bobbed, worming program. NSDR and ASDR. Raised in home with lots of love. Shipping available at added cost.
 

Miniature Australian Shepherd breeders in Missouri

 
Patchwork Farms Miniature Australian Shepherds
Linda Perry
Aurora, Missouri
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Miniature Australian Shepherd breeders in Oklahoma

 
Arastya's Lil Aussies
Vickie Bratcher
1320 NW 852nd ST
Blanchard, OK
73010
405-412-3438
E-mail
 

Miniature Australian Shepherd breeders in South Carolina

 
Pocket Aussies
Ruth Vanderhoof
15001 S Howards Mill Rd
Mulino,Or
97042
US
503-829-5870
E-mail
 

Miniature Australian Shepherd breeders in South Carolina

 
Howlin Hills Kennels
Kitty Edmonds & Cathi Macheda
306 Asgill Lane
Kershaw, South Carolina
29067
803-475-4567
E-mail
 

Miniature Australian Shepherd breeders in South Dakota

 
Chase N It Farm
Cherie Lonas
116 E. Nowlin St.
Rapid City, SD
57701
USA
605-718-3608
E-mail
 
Duffs Wildrose
Sharon Verdugt
Po Bx 126
St. Lawrence, SD
57373
USA
605-853-0053
E-mail
 
KK Miniature Australian Shepherds
Kathy & Mike Waldo
37940 114th St.
Frederick, South Dakota
57441
605-329-2518
E-mail
 
Lauzon Ranch
Richard and Susan Francis
25953 Dewey Road
Edgemont,SD
57735
605-749-2218
E-mail
Our puppies are home/ranch raised with lots of care, love, and socialization (human and animal).
 

Miniature Australian Shepherd breeders in Washington

 
Hall's Miniature Australian Shepherds
Angie Hall
3055 SW Lake Flora Rd.
Port Orchard, WA
98367
360-874-8495
E-mail
 
Little Deb's Toy Aussie's
Debbie Hunt
13121 E. 29th Ave.
Spokane, WA
99216
509-922-7540
E-mail

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