The beautiful miniature Australian Shepherd is, obviously, a much smaller version of the standard Australian Shepherd. This dog can become as tall as 18 inches or as small as 14 inches. Any smaller than that, however, and you officially have the toy version. The miniature Australian Shepherd is a dog breed that lives around 13 years. Some, naturally, will live a bit longer and some will not live so long, but they do require some attention when it comes to their quality of life and their lifestyle. This is a dog that is not going to do too poorly if you live in an apartment or small home with no yard, but you will need to ensure that the miniature Australian Shepherd has plenty of exercise, plenty of long walks and plenty of activity to keep him busy and well exercised. He likes to have at least one very long daily walk to expend some of that ample energy that miniature Australian Shepherds are known to exhibit. Additionally, this is a dog
breed that is very capable of spending hours outside playing and having a good time. That’s why it’s a great dog to have in a family with kids that are willing and happy to take this dog into the yard and play games, hide and seek and other activities. This is a great dog, too, for those who haven’t the time or desire to spend on grooming. The miniature Australian Shepherd has a very simple coat that is easy to brush and requires only a weekly brushing to remove dead hair and to keep it from shedding so much in your home.