This section our web site provides basic information
about the breed miniature american shepherd (mini aussie).
History Early history of miniature aussies
The miniature australian shepherd was developed directly from the australian shepherd. Throughout the history of the aussie, small dogs can be seen in historical photographs.
First mini aussie Cordova's Spike
Spike was purchased by Doris Cordova in 1978. In 1980 Doris was able to get Spike registered as the first Miniature Australian Shepherd of record National Stock Dog Registry (NSDR).
Fundamental lines mini aussie
These pictures are of 'foundation' mini aussies, ones that are found in the earliest pedigrees. The majority of the photos are from the personal collection of Kathy Munson (Destiny kennel).
Sandy Travis and her mini aussie
In 1962, Ms. Sandy Travis, of Norco, CA, acquired a very small, unregistered bitch - Travis Puppy, of rough Australian Shepherd type. This bitch was bred to an unregistered Australian Shepherd.
Doris Cordova and her breeding
Between 1978 - 1980, Doris Cordova began to acquire some of Sandy Travis’ dogs, embarking on a program to specifically create the miniature version of australian shepherd.
Chas Lasater - Valhalla's kennel
Chas Lasater - horseman is a California, mini aussie breeder. He became interested in breeding miniature shepherds at about the same time as the spouses Bob and Doris Cordova.
Susan Sinclair - Wanna'be kennel
Despite the almost complete absence of at least some information about Susan Sinclair and the Wanna'be kennel on the modern Internet, her contribution is invaluable and very important.
Family kennel Taycin
Taycin kennel - are a four-generation (just recently became a four-generation) family dedicated to raising quality dogs. Kennel are located in Santa Ynez Valley, California, Santa Barbara County.
Books about mini aussies
At the moment, several books on the breed of a miniature American Shepherd and Australian Shepherd have been released. You can order them online with delivery or buy in bookstores.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Miniature Australian Shepherds are easy going, perpetual puppies that love to play. Courageous, loyal and affectionate, they are excellent children's companions that are great with active children. A devoted friend and guardian.