Choosing a Miniature American Shepherd dog!
Choosing a miniature american shepherd puppy or dog from a breeder for your family is no easy task and shouldn't be left to chance. Ensure your family pet or show dog is well bred, beautiful, healthy, easy to train and good-tempered by selecting from a reputable breeder and trainer.
With 27+ years of breeding and training experience, Waterfall Mini American Shepherds & Australian Shepherds is proud to breed quality dogs with these traits. Our dams and sires are health tested, temperament tested and creating family pets with excellent health and temperaments is paramount to our breeding program.
Our puppies are a family member for life!
Experienced Australian Shepherd Breeders
I have been breeding and raising Australian shepherds in Minnesota for 27 years. For us it is about the health of our animals so we check for every known disease to the breed. The Miniature American Shepherd was originally the Mini Australian Shepherd. In 2014 they were accepted into AKC as the Miniature American Shepherd. Both breeds history is as sheepdogs herding in the wild west! Sheepdogs of all breeds are well known as some of the smartest dogs and because of that they are highly sought after to do many things. Mini sized shepherd dogs have been in demand for smaller flocks.
We started in Miniature American Shepherds in 2019 and are enjoying the smaller size of their bigger counterparts, the Aussie, and we hope you do too! Our dogs have made wonderful family companions in many types of homes, and it is our mission to place the right puppy in the right homes based on temperament of the puppy and the type of lifestyle you live and how the puppy will be involved in your life.
Happy, Healthy Aussie Bloodline
Our dog’s longevity means a lot to us. We want your mini Aussie puppy to be around in your family for as long as possible. With health testing, proper diet and exercise your miniature American shepherds can live to be 15 years old. We have personally had several live over the age of 15! We test all our potential parents for hip and elbow dysplasia, all our dogs also see a canine ophthalmologist yearly, we also run a full DNA prolife for all diseases that the Australian Shepherd and Miniature American Shepherds have available tests for. When we can we also participate in new genetic testing to further make our breed as healthy as possible. We participate in many seminars throughout the year to learn about updated health information, training, and studies of all things canine.
A Furever Mini American Shepherd Friend
We ensure our Miniature American Shepherd puppies and adults are socialized from birth. We use a few different ideas on raising pups for what I believe is the most effective way to have a well-rounded Miniature American Shepherd that is the perfect family companion! Early neurological stimulation, Early sound and tactile stimulation has set our puppies up for continued success in everyday life as a dog in all types of households. We set the foundation of a great dog and want our new families to continue on with that foundation by enrolling in obedience classes and more so that the dogs can live their best lives and you can understand what you mini American shepherd puppy is trying to tell you!
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Visit our Puppies page to see which mini puppies are currently available!