Miniature Australian Shepherd Bio

Description:

The Miniature Australian Shepherd is an intelligent working dog of strong herding and guarding instincts. It is a loyal companion with the stamina to work all day. It is well-balanced, with coloring that offers variety and individuality. Attentive and animated, the Miniature Australian Shepherd is a graceful, solid and muscular puppy. It is a coat of moderate length and coarseness. It is a docked or natural bobbed tail.

History

The Miniature Australian Shepherd's origins are vague, but at least one ancestor can be traced back to the herding dogs of Spain, the Basque. Once the breed arrived to the U.S., the Basque was quickly bred with other herding breeds to create the Aussies of today.

Color

Blue merle, black, red merle, red-all with or without white markings and/or tan (copper) points, with no order of preference.

BEHAVIOR

Temperament

The Miniature Australian Shepherd is an intelligent, active dog with an even disposition. It is good natured and seldom quarrelsome. Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies may be somewhat reserved in initial meetings.

Barking

Barks If Necessary

Disclaimer

The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors

Adaptability

Adaptability to apartment living

Good for novice owners

Tolerates being alone

Tolerates cold weather

Exercise needs

Energy level

Exercise needs

Playfulness

Trainability

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