Miniature Australian Shepherd
Are you looking for a Miniature Australian Shepherd near Atlanta Georgia? Puppies Galore has Toy Australian Shepherds in the store on a regular basis. Therefore, you are in the right place. If you are looking for Miniature Australian Shepherds at a great price, we are the right store for you. Puppies Galore works with a large number of federally licensed breeders to procure Miniature Australian Shepherds from reputable breeders all across the United States. Call us for pricing or check out our available puppies page to see if we have Miniature Australian Shepherds available at this time.
What is a Miniature Australian Shepherd? A Miniature Australian Shepherd is a smaller version of the Australian Shepherd. The origin of the breed can be traced back to the late 1960’s. The breed was created by breeding small Australian Shepherds with one another in an attempt to create smaller and smaller Australian Shepherds.
Life Span – – 13- 15 years – Miniature Australian Shepherds have a long lifespan and we are all better because of it.
Activity Level – High – Miniature Australian Shepherds are a very high energy dog. They need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. They are a purpose driven breed that needs to know that they have a task to do. Because of their purpose driven behavior, they have what has been described as a sixth sense. Miniature Australian Shepherds strive to please their owners more than almost any other dog breed. You will find that they are always looking for a new physical and mental challenge. Miniature Australian Shepherds are a very agile breed.
Potential Height – 10 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder. The Miniature Australian Shepherd is bred to be a smaller dog. Naturally some will be smaller than others.
Potential Weight – 15 to 35 lbs. – The miniature Australian Shepherd has a large weight range which is simply dependent upon genetics. Keep in mind the Miniature Australian Shepherd was bred through choosing the smallest full size Australian Shepherds. The Miniature Australian Shepherd may be bigger or smaller, depending upon how many generations the Miniature Australian Shepherd has been bred with smaller dogs.
Barking – Frequent – If you are looking for a quiet dog breed, the Australian Shepherd may not be the right dog for you. The Miniature Australian Shepherd has an almost unusually high amount of energy. Miniature Australian Shepherds will do almost anything to expend some of their extra energy. They truly love exercising, dog sports, and mental challenges. If they do not get enough energy out, they will be happy to bark and bark some more.
Shedding – Moderate to Heavy – The Miniature Australian Shepherd breed has a thick double coat which means they will shed consistently. However, during the fall and spring they will shed a lot more. Their undercoat will be shed during what is called seasonal shedding.
Family Friendly – Yes – The Miniature Australian Shepherd is family friendly. However, they were originally bred to be herders. When the Miniature Australian Shepherd does not have a herd of livestock to manage, they will transfer their herding techniques to children. Their techniques could including nipping at children’s heels, using their body to corral, barking, and blocking their path. It is important to keep the Miniature Australian Shepherd mentally and physically occupied. Additionally, you should take steps to stop the Miniature Australian Shepherds herding techniques when they are used on anyone or anything other than actual livestock.
Pet-Friendly –Yes – The Miniature Australian Shepherd is friendly with other dogs. Particularly those who it can perceive as a friend to expend some of that pinned up energy.
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Are you convinced a Miniature Australian Shepherd is the right breed for you? We are ready to help you find the right pup for you. Our list of available puppies is on our website on the available puppies page of our website. You can finance the purchase of your puppy by applying for financing at our store or online. Financing will allow you to pay small monthly payments instead of paying the entire purchase cost up front. We look forward to helping you find the Miniature Australian Shepherd that is right for you.