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Old 11-03-2013, 07:50 AM
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What are Mini Aussies and How can I learn more about them . I see so much info out there , I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of some good info.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:06 AM
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I would start by searching for mini American shepherds and their parent club.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:18 AM
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thats what i am doing right now. it seems to be the legitest org of the three.

it seems convaluted and i am leary , but my mom is newly in love with them and i am trying to get some info.

does anyone here know any in real life?
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:24 AM
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does anyone here know any in real life?
I know several, but they're all rescues doing agility. My perspective is biased because a) they're with super dog savvy owners and b) I only see the ones who managed to make it to trials.

The ones I know are super active, drivey little dogs. I want one.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:27 AM
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i am actually trying to talk her out of one at all , and that will help. she is all about the looks and not the dog underneath.

hmm , i did not even think of rescues , i will check into them also .
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:06 AM
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I really like Mini Aussies but it depends on her wants/needs in a dog. What is your mom looking for?
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I trial and train with a gal that has two. They're very drivey and a little too barky for my liking. Need grooming of course. A little sensitive.
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I know quite a few mini Aussies. I would say that the majority of them have some pretty serious temperamental flaws (I know of 2-3 who won't hesitate to bite a person, and 1-2 who are nervous to a fault). I think that in breeding for the size a lot of breeders did not pay due attention to their temperaments, making the breed a bit of a crap shoot.

That said, I know of some really awesome minis too (most from the same breeder). Without fail, they seem universally loud with the most piercing bark I've ever heard. I would probably consider owning one at some point, but it would be from carefully considered lines.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:32 AM
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I know quite a few mini Aussies. I would say that the majority of them have some pretty serious temperamental flaws (I know of 2-3 who won't hesitate to bite a person, and 1-2 who are nervous to a fault). I think that in breeding for the size a lot of breeders did not pay due attention to their temperaments, making the breed a bit of a crap shoot.
To be fair, those things are not uncommon temperament issues in Aussies either. I can't say I've run into more weird/sketchy Mini Aussies than I have Aussies. I really don't think they're a crap shoot any more than any puppy is. I think like any other breed, you go to a reputable breeder who has dogs who's temperaments you like.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:46 AM
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a companion and bum around dog , no sports or anything. she has a dorkie mix she totes around now and wants a friend for him.
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