Our Mini Americans!

   AKC Miniature American Shepherds

We have some new additions here at Faithwalk!  As I age, I realize it may be nice having smaller dogs who should have all the things I love about Aussies.   It was a no brainer to choose AKC Miniature American Shepherds, the smaller cousins to Aussies.  Like I did with Aussies, I sought out dogs with good temperaments, health and structure, type and movement and it started as a work in progress.

For those who are not familiar with this breed, they are a close cousin to Aussies and many of their pedigrees include Aussies. They are a somewhat new breed to full AKC recognition, being accepted in the summer of 2015 and of course are in the herding group.   They are a bit smaller but share many of the physical and behavioral qualities with their bigger Australian Shepherd cousins, and it's why I was interested in them.   I love an active, thinking, doing kind of dog and didn't want too small a dog, so this breed is a good choice for me.  

  I am just getting started, learning the lines and breeders. I really want to thank the breeders who helped me get started, especially Gale Nardi, for their help and selling me my foundation dogs!  

UPDATE 2020 -  STARTING IN 2021 WE MOVING TOTALLY TO MINI AMERICANS (MAS), AND LETTING THE LAST COUPLE AUSSIES GO TO FRIENDS ON CO-OWN OR AS COMPANIONS.  I REALLY ENJOYED THE LAST 18 YEARS IN AUSSIES BUT WANT TO FOCUS SOLELY ON MINI AMERICANS FROM HERE ON.  We finally have the dogs to build a good foundation.  With the open stud book process in AKC for Mini Americans, I was also able to bring in some of my Aussie lines.  It will add to genetic diversity and quality in Minis. 

We have pages for our MAS boys and girls




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