Miniature Australian Shepherd

Non-KC Pedigree, Small-Medium

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

Developed in California during the late 1960s, the Miniature Australian Shepherd has been used for herding smaller stock, such as sheep and goats, but is also able to tackle larger livestock.


Attractive to ...

Horse owners. The breed has become especially popular with equestrians going to horse shows as they make an excellent travel companions.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who doesn't want to live with a workaholic. Your main responsibility will be to keep them constantly busy or they'll find their own 'jobs'!


Mini Aussie

Cross between



United States


You could pick them up if you had to in an emergency.

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!


Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.


Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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