Southern Star is a small hobby breeder not a commercial kennel and we give individual care to all our pets.
The parent club MASCUSA sought AKC recognition several years ago but in order to do so the dog fancy had to agree
to change the breed name from Mini Aussie to something else. After a club vote, Miniature American Shepherds was selected. There are
no standard size of American Shepherds, so I am still shaking my head. On July 1, 2015 the Mini American Shepherds became fully
recognized with the AKC and can now participate in a variety of dog events.
Some breeders chose not to register with the AKC and have maintained the name of Mini Aussies, but at this time the Mini Aussie and Mini American Shepherds are virtually the same dog. Eventually, their appearance will change some due to a different gene pool. So, whether you are looking for a Miniature Australian Shepherd / Mini Aussie, Toy Australian Shepherd / Toy Aussie, or a Miniature American Shepherd we might just have what you are looking for so contact us.
Here at the Southern Star we strive to raise pups that are exceptional examples of the breed by focusing on breed type, structural correctness, and sound temperaments. We do a lot of genetic testing on our breeding dogs to enable us to make the best breeding decisions. I have pups that have gone on to compete in the conformation, agility, herding, disc dog, and companion events.
Although all our dogs do not live in the house they do come for a visit and we consider them family members.. They have nice living quarters with better climate control than I have in the main house.
Take a tour through our website; view our dogs, facilities, read how we raise our pups, and check out the links page for additional sites and information.
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