So you’re looking to adopt an Miniature American Shepherd, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Miniature American Shepherd shares many physical traits with its forebear the Australian Shepherd—only on a smaller scale. Females stand between 13 and 17 inches at the shoulder; males range from 14 to 18 inches. Despite their size, Minis are every inch a true herding dog: energetic, versatile, rugged, and extremely bright. The eye-catching coat comes in black, blue merle, red, and red merle. (The merle will exhibit in any amount marbling, flecks, or blotches.) Minis move with the smooth and agile step of a dog built for hard work on punishing terrain. The Miniature American Shepherd resembles a small Australian Shepherd. True herders in spite of their compact size, Minis are bright, self-motivated workers and endearingly loyal and lively companion dogs who have an affinity for horses.”
An Miniature American Shepherd typically ranges from 33.02cm to 45.72cm in height, and weighs from 9.071847400000001kg to 18.143694800000002kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Miniature American Shepherd breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Miniature American Shepherd insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.