Aussie vs Mini Aussie
(North Dighton, MA)
Hi... We recently lost our red merle Australian Shepherd of 13 years (Murphy)… he was such a great dog and we loved and miss him so (only dog my kids every knew) and are planning to get another puppy soon. We have been looking at both Australian Shepherds and Miniature Australian Shepherds and are not sure what direction to go.
We live on 2/3 of a acre in Southern MA (currently with chickens and couple of cats) and plan on doing obedience and agility training. I have heard from Australian Shepherd breeders that Minis are not considered an Aussie but a different breed (sometimes breed with Pomeranians) and should be avoided... my wife and I are just starting our 50's and are very active (lots of walks in parks all over NE) and want the right dog to share our lives... can you help. Thank you
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