Thank you for your interest in
Bold Legends Miniature American Shepherds, AKA North American
Miniature Australian Shepherds.
Miniature American Shepherds are a mirror image
of the Standard size Australian Shepherds and have all the same traits,
characteristics, temperament and colors that were bred and developed from
the Standard size Australian Shepherds. The Standard size Australian Shepherds
range in size from about 21 to 23 inches at the withers (highest point
of the shoulder) although some may be smaller and that is how the Minis
were developed. The new Miniature American Shepherd for height at the
withers is 18 inches for males and 17 inches for females. Our new Minis
go back to some very old Standard lines for both show and herding. Some
of the old Standard lines were not as big as they are now and some of
those individuals were used to downsize our modern Mini
All of our dogs here at Bold Legend are the result of a breeding
program that has been developed though careful thought and planning with
the result that you will have a Mini that has all the qualities and characteristics
that make our breed so special and desirable.
The Miniature American Shepherds are now a recognized AKC breed
thus the name change from North American Miniature Australian Shepherds,
however, as mentioned above the new Minis still have their
heritage of the old Standard Australian Shepherds. We are in our beginning
stage as an AKC breed and can participate in AKC comformation shows in
the Miscellaneous Class until we have gained the status to be able to
show in the Regular Conformation Classes. We are also able to participate
in other registeries such as ARBA and IBACA and to earn points toward
championships.The new Minis are a fun loving dog who like
ball, Frisbee, hiking, flyball and are also great at herding and agility,
and as a general rule, loves to travel, they love human companionship
and are lap-sitters!
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