Country of Origin: United States
  • Activity Level: high
  • Grooming Level: moderate
  • Trainability: moderate
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 12-13 years
  • Prey Drive: low
  • Watchdog: aware
  • Registered?: aca
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Toy Australian Shepherd Breed Profile


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They are typically a very easy going dog. Toy Australian Shepherds are wary with strangers but never aggressive. They love to be with their family and are great with children and other pets.

The Toy Australian Shepherd learn very quickly and are one of the easiest breeds to train.

They have a double coat that is medium length and straight to slightly wavy. Their coat colors are blue merle, black, red, merle and all red with or without white markings and/or tan points. They are easy to groom.  Brushing once or twice a week will help to minimize shedding.

This dog has a high energy level and needs vigorous exercise. They love to run, hike and play.

Shoulder height: 13 inches and uder at the shoulder Weight: 5 – 15 Lbs

Toy Australian Shepherds tend to live for 12-13 years.