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, for they are naturally protective.
The top of the skull is quite flat and clean cut. The feet are oval and compact. The lips do not hang over the lower jaw.
The Miniature Australian Shepherd share their history with the standard version with the same name. Their origins are vague, but at least one ancestor can be traced back to the herding dogs of Spain; the Basque. Once arriving to the U.S., the Basque was quickly bred with other herding breeds to create the Aussies of today.