Some come to City Slickers Ranch for horseback riding lessons while others come to see the most wonderful dogs in the world! I have collected my champion bloodlines from all across the country and work tirelessly to breed for the “perfect toy size” with extreme Aussie type and intelligence. My larger minis are just as lovely. I do health clearances on my adults and I am in frequent contact with some of the best breeders in the country as we work together for the common good of this magnificent breed sharing health data, pedigree information, etc. Together we have carried our fur kids into the show rings from Coast to Coast taking “Best in Show” at nearly every stop when our dogs are shown against other breeds. This journey has been a 20 year long one with this particular breed for me.
However, it originally began in 1976 with my passion to show that Greyhounds could be bred for family pets instead of just the race track. This lead to many successful family stories which encouraged dog lovers to adopt Greyhounds from the track to give them a loving family style home.
I will be forever grateful to the show breeders who sold me my first pups as my life was forever changed through those fur children.
The day one of my Veterinarians (who likewise spent weekends at dog shows showing her breed) said to me “I can now say I have finally seen the perfect pet, a Toy Australian Shepherd” was the day I knew my dogs likewise would be changing the lives of many for years to come.
I am located in Northern Central Florida and I welcome your visit. I have had visitors from all across the country and from outside the country. My pups are blessing families in so many places in the world.
God bless you in your search for the “perfect pet”, the Miniature American Shepherd (aka Miniature Australian Shepherds) and also the “Toy” size.
Incidentally this breed has almost zero “doggy odor” and is a very light shedder.