The Breed

Miniature American Shepherds

The breed...

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Having discovered that these amazing dogs weren’t available in Britain, the early enthusiasts went to enormous lengths (and expense) to research lines, find great breeders and finally import our foundation dogs from the USA. The whole process of importing, from initial interest to finally having our dogs here with us in the UK, took several years of determination, resource and patience.

The first Mini arrived in the UK in 2005 and the second early in 2008. In the decade since then their numbers have steadily grown; acquiring a great deal of respect, support, popularity and an enthusiastic following as they prove themselves time and again to be superb working dogs capable of turning their paw to any activity required of them.

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History

Originating from the Australian Shepherd, find out how the Miniature American Shepherd came to be.

breed standard

What should these dogs look like and how should they move? Find out all the details in the AKC Breed Standard.

colours

MAS are known for their colourful coats, so what colours might you encounter?

health

What health issues should you know bout and what health tests should breeders perform?

grooming

How much, how often, what tools will you need and what to do to keep your dog in tip top condition if you're interested in showing your MAS...

rescue

Are you looking to rehome your MAS, or interested in fostering or taking on a dog in ned?

MAS are members of the herding group

"The Herding Group, created in 1983, is the newest AKC classification; its members were formerly members of the Working Group. All breeds share the fabulous ability to control the movement of other animals."
"In general, these intelligent dogs make excellent companions and respond beautifully to training exercises."
- American Kennel Club -