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Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherds (also known as Miniature Australian Shepherds, or Mini Aussies) have the trainability, intelligence and energy of the larger Aussie cousins, and excel at outdoors activities and agility competitions.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 15-18in

Female: 14-17in

Weight

Male: 23-30lb

Female: 17-24lb

Fun Fact

Like their big brothers the Australian Shepherds, Miniature American Shepherds sport a range of coat colors and eye colors - sometimes one dog may even have multicolored eyes! They sometimes even have naturally short (bobbed) tails!

About this Breed

The Miniature American Shepherd descends directly from the Australian Shepherd, the 17th most popular dog in the United States. Despite their name, the Australian Shepherd originated from the ranches of the United States around the 1800s, with the Miniature American Shepherd bred from smaller individuals starting in the 1970s. Like Australian Shepherds, these dogs are known for their trainability, intelligence and energy. Miniature American Shepherds are outstanding agility dogs, striving for the approval of their owner.

This group of shepherds contains some dogs that are their own AKC group (“Miniature American Shepherds”) as well as other dogs whose breeders and owners have chosen not to join the MAS AKC club and still prefer to be called Miniature Australian Shepherds, or simply Australian Shepherds.

Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherds on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Miniature/MAS-type Australian Shepherd ancestry.

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    Berlin

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    Raven

    Raven

    Purebred

    Scamp (a.k.a. Skamp)

    Scamp (a.k.a. Skamp)

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    AJ

    AJ

    Purebred

  • Argo

    Argo

    Purebred

    Odin

    Odin

    Purebred

    FLYING M

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    Purebred

    Boo

    Boo

    Purebred

  • Atlas

    Atlas

    Purebred

    Tank

    Tank

    Purebred

    Hulali

    Hulali

    Purebred

    Cooper

    Cooper

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Cooper
  2. Koda
  3. Max
  4. Leo
  5. Bear
  6. Bandit
  7. Blue
  8. Charlie
  9. Jax
  10. Milo

For Females

  1. Luna
  2. Zoey
  3. Willow
  4. Penny
  5. Molly
  6. Bella
  7. Daisy
  8. Sadie
  9. Piper
  10. Bailey

Common Locations

  1. Texas, United States
  2. California, United States
  3. Washington, United States
  4. Oregon, United States
  5. Florida, United States
  6. Oklahoma, United States
  7. Arizona, United States
  8. Colorado, United States
  9. Missouri, United States
  10. Pennsylvania, United States

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