moved to the country in 1992. My dear friend and handler, Jon
Woodring, insisted I get a "big" dog for protection. The
breed he chose for me was the Australian Shepherd. My first, Alex,
was supposed to be a show dog, but it just wasn't to be. I fell in
love with the breed. I spent the next 15 years trying to find that
"special" dog that I could show. I gave up on ever finding
my show dog. That is until I discover After All Australian
Shepherds, Rick and Mel Gann and Janet White in 2006.
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CH Griff, CGC. TDI
BISS CH ChiliBean, CGC
at one year
are no varieties of Aussies
interested in the Australian Shepherd should be aware there are no
size varieties of Australian Shepherds. There is no officially
recognized Australian Shepherd variety such as "Standard,"
" or "Toy" Australian Shepherd.
Advertisers of Standard, Miniature, and Toy Varieties of Australian
Shepherds are simply employing marketing terminologies to facilitate
the sale of animals to the unsuspecting public that are, in reality,
just dramatically smaller than the norm.
Responsible, reputable Australian Shepherd breeders who care about
protecting this unique, American breed of stock dog do not promote
the sale of Standard or Miniature or Toy Varieties of Australian
Shepherds. This is a marketing ploy to sell faulty, undersized pups
for increased prices.
If you're still interested in a Miniature or Toy Australian
Shepherd, be advised that those dogs are not recognized by any
reputable dog registry. Breeders of Miniatures and Toys who state or
imply to potential buyers that their dogs are Australian Shepherds
are misrepresenting them, and you should proceed with caution.
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