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Old 07-08-2009, 08:56 AM
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Hey everyone, fist post here so if I am in the wrong section I apologize. My question is I have a 9 wk old Miniature Australian Shepherd that I got from a very reportable breeder. She classified my pup as a Mini Aussie who is looking to get around 17" to the top of the back and roughly 35-40lbs. His mother is an Australian Shepherd and the dad is a "Mini Aussie" but good size. Wouldnt that make my pup just an Australian Shepherd but smaller in size? Is is just that my dog will be smaller then a standard Australian Shepherd, and wouldnt that make him an Australian Shepherd and not a Mini Aussie? I dont know, please any Aussie owners please chime in with any help possibly explaining this to me. Either way he is one great dog.....

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Old 07-08-2009, 09:38 AM
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I think it would just be your pup is an Aussie/Mini Aussie.

I could be wrong, so Aussie owners feel free to correct this, but I think Mini Aussies were bred with some other dog breed to create the 'smallness'.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:47 AM
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From my understanding legit "Mini" Aussies are just smaller versions of Aussies. Bred by not adding other breeds, but by breeding smaller Aussies.

You are correct. Your dog is an Australian Shepherd, just may be smaller than the standard.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:09 AM
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I dunno, I think we would have to see pics to give you a really good answer

*really just wants to see pics of an aussie puppy*
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:12 AM
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Since both parents our aussies, i would say your pup is an australian shepherd. just on the smaller end of the standard
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:26 PM
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I think it would just be your pup is an Aussie/Mini Aussie.

I could be wrong, so Aussie owners feel free to correct this, but I think Mini Aussies were bred with some other dog breed to create the 'smallness'.
My dog was bred with a Standard Aussie 17.5" @ the shoulders and dad a mini at 14.5" at the shoulders. 2 pure bred's I think the toy aussie's are bred with other dogs..

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Old 07-08-2009, 12:31 PM
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Then I'd say just a smaller than standard, but purebred Aussie Shepherd...if the breeders reputable she gave you papers right? What's he/she registered as and with whom?
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:50 PM
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Mini Aussie Rescue ***038; Support, Inc. (MARS)

According to this, the mini aussie is the outcome of only breeding small aussies.

Now there is a "mini aussie" breed club and standard(1960) as well as an Australian Shepherd breed club and standard(1957).

So, breeding the two together at this point (I would think) is a mixed breed.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:00 PM
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The Mini Aussie is what you get when you breed small aussies together. They're not a seperate breed.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:01 PM
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I dunno, I think we would have to see pics to give you a really good answer

*really just wants to see pics of an aussie puppy*
^^agreed.
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