Welcome to Desert Sun Miniature American Shepherds (AKC and UKC's name
for these wonderful dogs aka Mini Aussies) . I am a small hobby breeder, who
has achieved Breeder of Merit status with the American Kennel Club aka AKC. I
am located in Buckeye, Arizona (20 miles west of Phoenix). My goal is to
produce Miniature American Shepherds of correct type, sound structure, and
great temperaments. I have reduced the number of dogs that I have, so I will
only be having a couple of litters a year.
All my dogs are health tested prior to being bred. They will have their hips
evaluated by OFA or Penn-Hip, and their eyes cleared by a Canine
Ophthalmologist . I also test my dogs for MDR-1, PRCD, DM, CEA, and
All puppies are whelped inside my home. Each puppy will be socialized,
healthy, and eager for their new family. I am proud to say I raise my litters
following the Puppy Culture method. All puppies will receive their appropriate
vaccinations and have a genetic health guarantee,as well as being registered
with AKC and/or UKC.
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, Idaho, Indiana, and even Canada, to name a few.
My companion puppies will be sold under a spay / neuter contract only. I
reserve the right to place my puppies into suitable homes.
Why my dogs are called Miniature American Shepherds:
I have chosen to take my dogs AKC/UKC and call them Miniature American
Shepherds. 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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