Matt and I, along with our son Trevor and daughter Mackenzie, live on a farm in northeast Nebraska overlooking the beautiful Plum Creek. Our dogs are part of our family and live in our home with us. They do not live in kennels, they have a large fenced in yard to run and play in. In the evenings they are helping us around the farm. The passion for a miniature Australian Shepherd all started when I met my soon to be husband. He had a standard Australian Shepherd and I had a cocker spaniel. I always thought it would be the neatest dog to have an Australian Shepherd in a cocker spaniel size. In 2011 we bought our first toy Australian Shepherd. We loved the breed so much that we decided to share this amazing breed with others. Please visit my adult page to see the fur babies of the family. I have a degree in veterinary technology. I have done much research and asking mentors to advance my level of knowledge of the Australian Shepherd.
More about the Standard of the Toy Australian Shepherd:
Country of OriginThe Toy Australian Shepherd originated within the United States. SizeThe Toy Australian Shepherd stands 10-14 inches and weighs between 12-17 pounds. Even though all our parents of our puppies are 13” that does not mean they cannot grow to be Miniature Australian shepherd, which measure to be 14”-18”
Coat: The coat on the Toy Australian Shepherd is medium-length and slightly wavy though it can be straight. There should be feathering of the hair on the back of the legs.
Character: The Toy Australian Shepherd is an intelligent breed. It is primarily a working dog of strong herding and guardian instincts. This breed is an excellent companion and is versatile and easily trained performing their assigned tasks with great style and enthusiasm. The Toy Australian Shepherd is reserved with strangers, but does not exhibit shyness.
Temperament: The Toy Australian Shepherd is an excellent companion for children. They act as a devoted friend and guardian. Toy Australian Shepherds are easy going, loyal and courageous. The Toy Australian Shepherd can become nervous and destructive without frequent socialization and proper exercise. They are working dogs and want a job to do.
Care: The Toy Australian Shepherd needs little grooming and are an average shedder. Brush occasionally with a firm bristled brush and bathe only when needed.
Training: The Toy Australian Shepherd is easily trained. They seem to have a sixth sense to know what their owner wants and they are very eager to please. The Toy Australian Shepherd does need training at an early age to avoid nipping at the heels of humans as they are a herding dog by instinct and will try to herd their humans.
Activity: The Toy Australian Shepherd needs daily, vigorous exercise. They enjoy long walks and play-time as they are an energetic breed. They do best when they have a job to do.
IF you want a SMALL HOUSE SIZED DOG with brains, smarts, loyalty and HEALTH with limited herding instinct our TOY AUSSIES are what you are looking for!!
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