Welcome to Toy/Mini Aussies


"Happiness is a warm puppy."
                         Charles Schulz
 
A blue merle male Toy Aussie - Cinch belongs to Dakota Toy Aussies.
Welcome to our website! So you are interested in a Toy or Mini Aussie, also known as a Toy or Miniature Australian Shepherd? Great choice and you are in the right place. Our goal is to help you learn about the breed and how to pick the best possible breeder and puppy.  
 
Did you know that the Australian Shepherds, Standard, Toy and Mini’s, are of the few breeds of dog known for smiling? A happy Aussie will do this often, and there is nothing quite like it in the world. Toy and Mini Aussies are loving, playful, intelligent, loyal, protective, athletic, courageous, and beautiful dogs who are easily trained. They have an easy going nature about them, making them a great family dog, working/herding dog, and devoted companion. Toy and Mini Australian Shepherds complement today’s busy lifestyles for many people without sacrificing the characteristics of the Standard Australian Shepherd. Toy and Miniature Australian Shepherds excel at Dog Shows, Agility, Fly ball, Disc, or Frisbee. They do like to be busy and daily exercise is recommended, though on occasion you will find a couch potato. Colors are Black Tri, Black Bi, Red Tri, Red Bi, Blue Merle and Red Merle. Eye color will be brown, amber, blue, one eye one color-the other another color, or even a bi-color, also known as a “split-eye.” Grooming a Toy or Mini Aussie is easily accomplished with an occasional brushing of their double coat and bathe when needed. As with any breed of dog, Toy and Mini Aussies have their own particular health concerns, such as the MDR1 gene factor (drug sensitivity). You will find this information within this website and your breeder can address this with you as well.
 
Good breeders know that being a breeder is a large responsibility. The breeding and care of your new puppy begins long before it is born. They know that the best puppies come from sires and dams that are well cared for. They will ask you what it is you are looking for in a new companion, the living environment you will provide, are there any health issues, such as allergies, etc. that need to be considered, any children or grandchildren, who will care for the puppy, and other questions to help them in providing you with the best possible match for your needs and wants. They will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have. You will get a Toy or Mini Australian Shepherd puppy that has been nurtured and cared for by a responsible and caring breeder. This breeder will be available to you for the lifetime of the dog, providing the wisdom and guidance necessary for a happy lifetime with your new best friend. We have included a number of good breeders within this website that  will be happy to assist you in choosing your special Toy or Mini Aussie.

We believe they are just an awesome dog and know that once you have been around one, you will too!
 
Please continue to learn from the informative and helpful pages within this website. We hope that we have been of help to you and want to thank you for visiting our site.
 
 
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