(Mini Australian Shepherd) (Toy Australian Shepherd) (Mini Aussie) (Tea Cup Australian Shepherd) The Miniature Australian Shepherd comes in blue or red merle, red or black tri-color, each with white or tan markings. They also come in Bi-color lacking the third marking. Regardless of the rest of the coat, the hair around the eyes and ears should not be white in show dogs. The coat may be straight or wavy, but is of medium length. The hair on the head, front of the forelegs and on the outside of the ears is shorter than the rest of the coat, there should be a mane around the neck, and the back of the legs are feathered. Eye color varies – green, brown, or light blue eyes, as well as one eye green and brown, blue and brown, or green and blue.
The Miniature Aussie requires just as much work to maintain as it's larger counterpart, the Australian Shepherd. They require just as much exercise and are equally intelligent. This is a high energy breed, so plenty of exercise is a must.
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