Dog Breeds

  • Miniature American Shepherd

    The Miniature American Shepherd is a small herding dog developed in the United States. These are natural athletes with solid builds, and strength and stamina to spare.

  • Group: Herding
    Lifespan: 12–13 yr
    Height: 14–18 in
    Weight: 20–35 lb

  • Care

    Miniature American Shepherds have waterproof double coats that require regular grooming. Brush them at least once a week to remove dead hair and, during spring and fall when these dogs blow their coats, brush them with an undercoat rake daily. Keep their ears clean, and their nails trimmed. Like all breeds, Australian Shepherds benefit from a regular dental care routine that includes at-home teeth brushing and professional cleanings.

    Miniature American Shepherds have solid bodies with firm, level backs and full, deep chests. Their almond-shaped eyes may be brown, blue, hazel, amber, or other color variations and often include flecks and marbling.

  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.