Miniature American Shepherd
The AKC accepts males at a height of 14 inches up to and including 18 at the top of the withers. No weight is referenced but proportions are important: he should be slightly longer than tall.
These dogs need regular exercise to keep them both physically fit and mentally sound. Regular walks and playtime are a minimum; better yet, enroll in some canine sports.
To keep that gorgeous coat in good shape, weekly brushing is a must. He will shed seasonally at least two times a year. Heritage: Herding This compact herding dog was developed in California in the 1960s. Essentially, he’s a pint-sized version of the Australian Shepherd.