Hello! I show Miniature Australian Shepherds in conformation. I only have Miniature Australian Shepherds right now. AKC finally accepted the mini Aussie but only if they were called Mini American (same breed, different name); I haven't decided if I'll make the switch to AKC or not. Mine are currently registered MASCA, ASDR and NAMASCUSA.
They have amazing temperaments and are part of our family. My male is the biggest snuggle bug and my female is a goofball. I love them, I'll never own another breed.
My male just recently won his International Puppy Championship title. Pretty proud of him. After all health testing is complete and clear- OFA, CERF, MDR1, PRCD (hips, eyes, ivermectin allergy, PRA) we will be expecting our very first litter either late summer/early fall. There are all colors expected- blue Merle, red Merle, black Tri, red Tri.
You can visit my site www.casitaminiaussies.com and www.facebook.com/casitaminiaussies
Photo #1 my male- Int'l Puppy Ch. Bar-KL's Quick On The Draw
Photo #2 my female- Moonbaby's Blame It On The Boom Boom
These are very nice looking dogs.... Sure wish I knew how to show dogs....
I agree that this testing is so important with breeding stock. There are way too many Aussie breeders that don't do any of this - and don't even know what the tests are.