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BSK Breed Index: The Miniature Australian Shepherd

Life Span: 12-14 years

Height: 13-18 in

Weight: 20-40 lbs

Litter Size: 2-6 pups

Temperament: Brave

Intelligence: High

Classification: Herding

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Miniature Australian Shepherd

In the late 1960's and early 1970's, breedings between the smallest Australian Shepherds resulted in the Miniature Australian Shepherd. Constant breedings to the smallest puppy in the litter produced an even smaller breed; the toy variety. 

The Australian Shepherd originated in Australia, but the Miniature Australian Shepherd was first bred in the United States.

Miniature Australian Shepherd Fun Facts

There is actually a tea cup size for the Miniature Australian Shepherd.

The merle coloration carries a blind/deaf factor.

Ironically, the breed was bred in America not Australia. 

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