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Overview of Miniature Australian Shepherd



Miniature Australian Shepherd dog breed is Pure breed Small in size. Fur of Miniature Australian Shepherd is medium-length . Basic origin of Miniature Australian Shepherd is Australia. Miniature Australian Shepherd is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Easiest to train and Smartest Dogs, Miniature Australian Shepherd is commonly Miniature Australian Shepherd are very easily trained, but their intelligence and drive require that they be engaged in obedience training and plenty of interesting activities. They are easily trainable because they crave approval. Once given proper socialization they will thrive in a variety of environments, provided they have an adequate outlet for both physical and mental energy. If they are not allowed adequate stimuli they may become destructive. Because of their herding background, they also may have the tendency to try to herd people, especially small children, nipping at their heels. This instinct can be modified through early intervention and training. They are social dogs and form close attachments to their owner. As a result, some may suffer separation anxiety.
Miniature Australian Shepherd is available in blue merle, red merle, black, and red Colors.

Height and weight of Miniature Australian Shepherd

Adult Male of Miniature Australian Shepherd is about 9 to 14 kg (17 and 30 pounds) and adult female of Miniature Australian Shepherd is about 7 to 14 kg in Weight.
Height of Miniature Australian Shepherd is commonly 35 – 46 cm.

Common Health Issues of Miniature Australian Shepherd


Miniature Australian Shepherd has tendency to suffer from Iris Colobomas (IC), Juvenile cataracts, Persistent pupillary membrane (PPM), pigmentosa  

Appearance of Miniature Australian Shepherd

Miniature Australian Shepherd eyes may be any combination of brown, amber, hazel, blue, or marbled. Some of these dog have eyes that are two different colors or may be marbled or swirled. Some may have a natural bobtail or may be docked to less than three inches (7.6 cm).

Working Class of Miniature Australian Shepherd

Basically Miniature Australian Shepherd is Herding dog but is also used as Watch and Companion and Guard dog.

Training of Miniature Australian Shepherd

Miniature Australian Shepherd is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Miniature Australian Shepherd.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Miniature Australian Shepherd should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Miniature Australian Shepherd

Daily exercise for your Miniature Australian Shepherd is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Miniature Australian Shepherd is recommended Fetching,Running,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Miniature Australian Shepherd with children and other pets

Miniature Australian Shepherds (affectionately called "mini"s) function well as a family dog, but their excessive energy may need to be checked around small children.

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Once given proper socialization they will thrive in a variety of environments, provided they have an adequate outlet for both physical and mental energy.

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