Pets Dog Breeds Database: Miniature Australian Shepherd

Breed: Miniature Australian Shepherd

Country of Origin: US

Health Issues: similar to other herding breeds: hip & eye problems; can have mdr1 mutation that makes them sensitive to ivermectin & other drugs

Lifespan
10 - 15 years

Temperament
Friendly
Mischevious

Working Dog?
Herding

Size
Medium
Small
Toy

Weight
25 - 50 pounds
15 - 25 pounds
under 15 pounds

Colour
Other: red & blue merle, tricolor
Merle

Coat
Long Hair
Double Coated

Grooming
Medium Maintenance

Image
(Image by Liz)
[ Comment ]

Posted by Liz on May 29, 2010 4:43 PM CST:
Mini Aussies have a similar temperament to full size Aussies. They are very loyal & protective of their families. Since they are a high energy dog, they do require regular exercise or else they can become bored/destructive. Good dogs for herding or agility.

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