Miniature Australian Shepherd


The North American Shepherdwas developed by breeding smaller Australian Shepherds. The variety – not yet formally recognized as sub-breed of Australian Shepherd by any major breed registries – is a compact type, with strong working dog behaviors, and is trained for dog agility trials and other dog sports including herding, obedience, disc dog, flyball, and other activities. An offshoot of this breeding program, the Miniature American Shepherd, has been fully accepted by the American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club since 2015, as a herding-group breed in its own right.


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Characteristics / Temperament

Dogs have several different traits or characteristics which may or may not be right for you. Learn if the Miniature Australian Shepherd has the set of characteristics that are right for you.

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Miniature Australian Shepherd are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Miniature Australian Shepherd has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Miniature Australian Shepherd typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Miniature Australian Shepherdwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Miniature Australian Shepherd Photos

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