Miniature Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Introduction:
Miniature Australian Shepherds, also known as Minnie Aussies (Toy Aussies) and Tea Cup Aussies or Tea Cup Australian Shepherds are a miniature “designer breed” of the traditional Australian Shepherd. They possess many of the traits of their bigger brothers, just coming in a smaller package. Mini Aussies are becoming very popular and they are a beautiful little dogs. Visit our comprehensive breeder directory to find Miniature Australian Shepherd Puppies for sale close by.

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Miniature Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Origins and History:
The Australian Shepherd’s origins have been lost over time as discussed on their breed page. It is known that the original Aussie was very different than the modern day version of the breed. The original Aussie didn’t receive recognition in the ASCA until 1957. It was shortly after that time, that in 1968, breeders began to develop what was then known as the North American Miniature Australian Shepherd, using the smallest shepherds available. This was led by a woman named Doris Cordova. All modern Miniature Australian Shepherds came from those original stocks. Today, breeders continue to work at refining the Minnie Aussie to be a replica of the the parent breed just in a size that fits with modern convenience and popularity. They do this without losing the great instincts and traits of the original breed.

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Miniature Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Appearance:
The Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy quickly starts to display the traits you know and love. Their coats are medium in length with a slight wave. The coat colors are red or black tri-colorings, all white, and blue or red merle, sometimes with white or tan marks. The dog has a wonderful balance with hind and forequarters of equal length. Again, they have the same look of the full-sized breed just in smaller dimensions. They have an inquisitive and happy look most of the time. The Miniature Aussie grows to be anywhere from 14 to 18 inches tall at the withers and weighs between 17 and 30 pounds. The Toy Australian Shepherd version has an even smaller height than the mini at 10-14 inches.

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Miniature Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Temperament:
The Miniature Australian Shepherd is an intelligent and confident dog that is very outgoing. Their high level of intelligence means that training is definitely required, or their curiosity may find them getting into trouble. Start socializing your Miniature Australian or Toy Australian Shepherd at an early age and you will find them highly adaptable to all sort of situations, from children to dogs and other pets. They have a high social drive, so leaving them alone for long periods of time is not ideal as they will form separation anxiety and act out with bad behavior. They are excellent with families, just be aware of their small size when letting children handle them. See Cute Puppies For Sale’s thorough Dog Breed Index to locate Miniature Australian Shepherd Puppies for Sale from reputable breeders near you.

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Miniature Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Mortality and Health:
The main issues with Toy Aussies and Miniature Aussies are the same as with all Australian Shepherds. Eye issues are most common, with Juvenile cataracts, PPM (persistent pupillary membrane), PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) and iris colobomas all being possible. These can cause problems from mild discomfort to blindness. Get regular checkups for your dog, particularly your Miniature Australian Puppies to try and catch any of these issues early on. Aussies along with several other dog breeds sometimes carry the MDR1 gene, which can lead to issues with drug reactions, your Miniature Australian Puppy can be tested for this issue.

Miniature Australian Shepherd Dog Breed Overview:
The Miniature Australian Shepherd Puppy (and also Toy Aussie) takes all of the traits that you known and love in an Australian Shepherd and reduces them down to a compact size. Resulting in a beautiful, active and intelligent little dog that is extremely loving and loyal. Make sure you research before purchasing Miniature Australian puppies (this article was a good start!), and as always discuss your puppy with your breeder and your vet. Cute Puppies For Sale’s extensive Dog Breed Directory to locate Miniature Australian Shepherd Breeders in your state.

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