You are more than likely at this page because you were on our companion Facebook group and an Administrator sent you here to read the rules for the group. 
If you just found this page and would like to join us our group on Facebook, you may use this link to view that page - Toy And Mini Aussies on Facebook 
Our group purpose is sharing, support, education, and knowledge of the breed. This is a non-judgmental environment where all levels of experience are welcomed. We are a Forum dedicated to sharing and education and that includes helping anyone with an Aussie-related issue regardless of circumstance. As members of this group, we set the tone and example of how we treat others and what is acceptable conduct. Judging & criticizing others opens the door for others to think it's acceptable. 


No Posts of dogs For SALE are allowed for any reason. You may go to  MeWe group that allows sales.  MeWe Toy and Mini Aussies
Revised on December 29, 2022.

Rule 1) All posts must be in good taste and show respect to the other members of the group. Before you push the enter button on your computer, phone, or tablet ask yourself:

Is my response respectful?
Is my response helpful? Sometimes criticism is necessary, but if it is not constructive, do not send it.
Put yourself in the poster's shoes for a moment and consider their feelings.
Is my response to something that I would be proud to be known for making? If it is not, do not send it.
If you are just chiming in, STOP! Sharing pertinent information is important; however "jumping on the band-wagon" so someone feels belittled is inappropriate or posting unnecessary opinions.
Agree to Disagree: Members must remember that we will not always agree on "ALL" topics so sometimes it is best to respectfully agree to disagree or not respond at all if you cannot say something positive and constructive.
Bashing: Name-calling, bashing, or abusive language on the group is NOT TOLERATED! No Exceptions! This includes bashing any member (or non-member) for any reason.
Derogatory Terms: The use of any derogatory words like Back Yard Breeder, puppy mill, mutts, mongrels, puppy farm, and any other disparaging, uncomplimentary terms are NOT acceptable.
Advertising Limited: If you would like approval for any advertisement, contact an administrator and we will approve it on a case by case basis.
Link posting is not allowed to any other online breeding sites, breeding groups (on or off Facebook), Breeding Forums, rescues, fundraisers, voting on personal dogs, pages seeking donations (we have our own Skarlette Fund). If ever in doubt, ask one of the administrators if a link is permissible before posting.
We don't judge a member or their Toy or Mini Aussies unless they ask for our opinions.
Ask yourself is my statement worth risking my membership with this group?

Rule 1) No dogs for sale posts are allowed. Sorry, we had to do this. It was not our choice as Facebook cracked down on sales of any animals. But, if you see a cute picture of a puppy that tugs at your heart, please private message the original poster. That might be the one you need to make your life complete.

Rule 2) Sharing of dogs/pups, If you are just posting fun or a pretty picture of your dog/puppy please do so, but you must post at least a short comment. Since Facebook is running algorithms to find animal sales we can not use the word sale in any way. Include a cute comment about the picture, please. Something along the lines of "Love this puppy's eyes", "She loves to play"... you get the idea.
Any post of just a picture with no comment will be deleted.


Rule 3) Due to the Facebook rules, please only use one picture of dogs/puppies. This is as close to a For Sale as we can get away with. DO NOT make multiple posts for each puppy. Use one cute picture to grab attention along with a required comment. Try to keep it short and sweet on puppies. Breeders that repeatedly post several single puppy pictures at a time will be banned. Keep in mind that putting text other than a watermark is now being picked up by the algorithms. 


Rule 4) Due to the newly enforced FB rules In Search Of posts (ISO) are no longer allowed. MeWe allows searching posts for Aussies. Join us at  MeWe Toy and Mini Aussies


Rule 5) Abbreviations such as BET, BMM, BTF need to be spelled out in the original post. 
Abbreviations for breed registries are acceptable
Abbreviations for testing are acceptable. If you don't know what those stand for, please click our link to see our: Genetic Testing page


Rule 6) Only discussions that are relevant to Toy and Mini Aussies are allowed;

Must be kept civil
Nasty comments will be deleted, you may be banned as well
No registry bashing allowed here - if you have a problem take it to the registry
Comments that have nothing to do with the original post will be DELETED


Rule 7) Litter announcements are no longer allowed. No posts of puppies under 4 weeks of age are allowed. If this rule is not followed your post will be declined. 


Rule 8) This is a Toy and Mini Aussie breed-specific group, this also includes Miniature American Shepherds

We do not allow posts for Auggies, Aussiepoos, or other mixes or breeds on this group.
Any discussion, dogs offered for sale, etc., of mixed or other breeds, will be DELETED.
If you have Mini Ameri's be sure you make that known upfront and very clear.


Rule 9) Any repost of ads from another source will be DELETED.

This includes screenshots off your cell phones
This includes shares from personal pages
This includes any Go Fund Me accounts.
If you cannot take the time to make an original post to this group please don't bother.


Rule 10) For those new to Toy and Mini Aussie, this site is a companion website to our Facebook group. Many of your questions may be answered here. Link to our Facebook group ~ Toy And Mini Aussies on Facebook

We do encourage you to ask questions on the group
Any rude or sarcastic answers to these questions will be deleted
Repeated offenders will be banned from the group.

Rule 11) For those of you that rescue; we all appreciate that, however, we don't allow posts for rescue here as there are a lot of pages that do. Rescue posts will be DELETED.
Rule 12) Lost or found Aussie posts are allowed only if it is your personal dog or one you breed.
Rule 13) It has become a problem in this group with the admins getting messages that the rules are too strict or that the page is micro-managed. Because it takes so much time to reply and try to explain, we will be changing how we handle this.
Rule 14) We do not expect to keep everyone happy. If you do not like these rules, do not join the group or leave the group.
The vast majority of our members are very happy with the rules, so in the interest of the majority and our private time if you complain, call us names, or refuse to cooperate, you will be permanently banned.
Rule 15) We do not allow posting of anything but Toy and Mini Aussies unless it benefits our Skarlette's Fund in some way. If you have something you would like to sell that would be of benefit to our members and you are willing to donate part of those sales to the fund please contact the Admin for details. For more information about Skarlette's Fund please visit that page. Skarlette's Fund
The owners of this website and the Toy and Mini Aussies Facebook group also own Shade Tree Web Designs. We will not allow advertisements for other website development businesses. If you are in need of a website please contact us through the Contact page on Shade Tree Web Designs.
Thank you in advance for understanding.
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