Mini Aussie vs Toy

My chocolate snow bunny is a Mini Aussie, however at 4 1/2 months old he is 8.5 lbs. Someone at the vets office said he may be a Toy Aussie. Is this possible and if so are there complications associated with the Toy Aussies?

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Toy vs mini
by: Anonymous

I have raised both toy and mini aussies from the same litter, ranging from 8 pounds to near 20 lbs at 6 months of age. I don’t think there are any particular health issues related to size, other than the toys may not be have the endurance of the larger mini and standards as far as herding and agility.

Mini vs Toy
by: Anonymous

I agree 100% with a previous comment regarding this subject. In litters of Mini Aussies, especially if you breed a tiny male to a bigger Mini female, as you should for the dam’s safety, you will typically get puppies ranging in adult sizes of 10 to 17 inches tall and 8 to 25 pounds. So there may be Toys and Mini Aussies in the same litter of pups. That furry baby will be so much fun inside if it is a Mini or Toy. It is still 100% Australian Shepherd, but you just don’t have to exercise the Toys and Minis as much. It is true that their endurance level is less than that of the standard size Aussies.

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