Welcome to Desert Sun Miniature American Shepherds (AKCs name for these
wonderful dogs) and Miniature Australian Shepherds. I am a small hobby
breeder located in Buckeye, Arizona (20 miles west of Phoenix). My goal is to
produce Miniature American Shepherds/Miniature Australian Shepherds of
correct type, sound structure, and great temperaments.
My Mini's are part of the family. I do not keep my dogs in kennels. They enjoy
going camping, playing with the kids, agility, conformation shows, rally, and just
having a good life.
All my dogs are health tested prior to being bred. They will have their hips
OFA'd or Penn-Hipped, and their eyes CERF'd. I also test the dogs for MDR-1,
PRCD, DM, and Hereditary Cataracts. The mother will be health checked prior to
All puppies will be whelped inside our home. Each puppy will be socialized,
healthy, and eager for their new family. All will receive their appropriate
vaccinations and have a genetic health guarantee,as well as being registered
with AKC, UKC, NAMASCUSA/MASCUSA, MASCA,and/or IMASC. Feel free to ask
me about registering your Miniature Australian Shepherd as a Miniature
American Shepherd with AKC.
I have safely shipped puppies by air after they are 8 weeks old. At times, I make
deliveries to the Southern California area as well. Shipping is at the new puppy
owner's expense. I now have puppies living in Arizona, California, Utah,
Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Washington, Texas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New
York, Oregon, and even Canada.
My companion puppies will be sold under a spay / neuter contract only. I
reserve the right to place my puppies into suitable homes.
I have chosen to take my dogs AKC as the Miniature American Shepherd. In
Arizona, AKC offers many events for people to compete, which are not
available to the Miniature Australian Shepherd that is only recognized as a rare
breed. (Please see my About Minis page for more information).
This does not change what my dogs are. I grew up with Australian Shepherds. I
feel it is very important that my Minis have the same temperament and
structure as the Australian Shepherd, just in a smaller package. All my dogs are
bred down from Australian Shepherds and carry many well known Australian
Shepherds Kennel names such as Briarbrook, Propwash, Bayshore, Heatherhill,
Mill Creek, Carolina, Calais, McMatt, Brigadoon, and Taycin.
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Picture above is me in 1997, with my first Australian
Shepherds. Lady Blue on the left at 10 years old and Missy,
her daughter at 8 years old.
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