American Shepherd
American Shepherd
American Shepherd


The Miniature American Shepherd was developed in California during the late 1960s with the breeding of small, unregistered dogs that were thought to be Australian Shepherds.

Care and Health

Several chronic diseases and detrimental genetic traits are known to exist within this breed. including progressive retinal atrophy (PRA-prcd), hereditary cataracts, iris coloboma, micropthalmia, multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1), hip dysplasia, and degenerative myelopathy.

Fun Fact

These dogs love to work, and training will be a blast for them and you if you make it fun and interesting.

Good For

The breed is often trained for dog sports such as herding, agility, obedience, canine freestyle, flyball


Intelligent working breed with strong instincts for herding and flock guarding.


Size medium, medium Fur, sheds medium, high energy.

The Cutest American Shepherds on Pet Parade

  • Hazel
  • Tank
  • Selkie
  • Sam