Toy Australian Shepherd Resource
Toy Australian Shepherd
The Toy Australian Shepherd should look similar to the standard-sized Australian Shepherd. Toy Aussies range between 10 and 14 inches tall at the shoulder, with 12 inches ideal. Although small, Toy Aussies are sturdy and should look neither spindly nor coarse. A happy, good-natured dog with an even disposition, Toy Aussies might retain the instinct to herd, even if they never encounter livestock. Instead, some will herd their owners. The medium length, straight to wavy coat is weather resistant and comes in blue merle, black, red merle and red – all with or without white markings and/or tan points. The tail is docked or a natural bobtail.
Rare Dog Breeds
This eclectic group of ancient dog breeds is anything but ordinary. To describe the dog breeds in this group as “rare” is entirely relative. Many of them are hugely popular in their native countries. The powerful Fila Brasileiro is used throughout Brazil as a police dog and a hunter of jaguar and other big game. The Canadian Eskimo Dog has a long history working with the Inuit peoples. The Sloughi and the Azawakh are ancient North African sighthounds. For our purposes, these dog breeds are considered “rare” because they have not yet…
Straight to slightly wavy, weather resistant double coat of moderate length.