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The Australian Shepherd is a well-balanced dog, no matter whether Standard, Miniature or toy. Mini Aussies are 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.
Mini Aussies are relatively healthy
It is best to feed your adult once a day.
All colors are strong, clear and rich. The 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.
Dilute, Yellow, Sable, and white outside of specified areas are non-standard colors and should be viewed as a severe fault, resulting in a fail in shows.
As puppies, they are best when they are tired.
Aussies get along well with children, but make sure your kids don’t run since an Aussie loves a good game of chase.
If you want an outdoor dog who can be left alone for long periods, the Aussie loves their people and are considered velcro dogs.
Mini Aussies make excellent watchdogs and will alert their people to approaching strangers, but it’s not their style to bark without cause.
We chose the Mini Australian Shepherd Breeders Texas because I love the compact size while still getting all the same quirky attitudes that you just can’t see your life without them when they are not right next to you. Mini Australian Shepherd Breeders Texas
I have been around Australian Shepherds my whole life. I have had all 3 sizes (Standard, Mini, and Toys). The height of the adult dogs should be the only difference between the sizes. All 3 sizes should be as easy to train, loving/ protective of their family, quirky, fun-loving personalities but then again I have always been a sucker for the quirkiness of my animals.
The Mini Aussies are Super easy to train and are very smart. It is so easy to teach them a trick or 2 or 3 for that matter. Most of the time it takes just a few minutes, and they get the concept of what you are asking them to do. Although you must make sure that you are keeping them entertained, when such a smart dog gets bored, they can lash out and get themselves into so much trouble. Thankfully, this can easily be remedied by exercising them mentally (which is so much better at tiring them out than physical exercise).
Mini Aussies are very loving and protective over their family. Everyone seems to know about how loving the Aussies are but few know about the stranger danger that Aussies are prone to. This protection is part of the herding and Shepherd part of their heritage. Some dogs show this off by herding strangers moving them around by nipping at their heels. Other times the dog will just come out and tell a stranger that they are not happy with someone in their space. It is so cute to see a 20-pound Mini Aussie have little man syndrome thinking that they can take on anything no matter how much bigger their opponent is.
Fun-loving personalities are one of the main reasons that Mini Aussies are so unforgettable. The antics that happen when an Aussie has little time to think to themselves. My husband started teaching Our girl Shiloh to talk when she was a noticeably young pup (9 weeks), She thinks that she must have the last word and will keep going as long as it takes for her to get the last word. She decided early on that she belonged in our bed, under the cover with her head on the pillow.
Once Chase was born, she decided that he was in her place, her perfect personality realized that it was safer to sleep on the bed that we made especially for her where Chase would not try to snuggle on top of her in his sleep.