Miniature American Shepherd Breed Standard Link
Miniature and Toy Australian Shepherd Breed Standard Link
The Miniature American, Miniature Australian and the Toy Australian Shepherd originate from herding stock, but as a household pet they might never cross paths with a farm animal. Nevertheless, instinct prompts many of these dogs to gently herd their owners. In general, these intelligent dogs make excellent companions and respond beautifully to training. They are good natured and even tempered. They make a very loyal companion. This is an active dog with a happy and even disposition, seldom quarrelsome and responds with enthusiasm to the challenge and responsibility of having a job to perform.