All the intelligence, loyalty and versatility you expect in an Aussie only in a "Smaller Package"
The Miniature American Shepherd is a breed that prior to 2011 was known as the Miniature Australian Shepherd. A group of individuals got together with a dream of having the Mini's recognized by AKC. As with any change there can come controversy. Some individuals did not want the breed to go AKC, so you still have Miniature Australian Shepherds that are recognized by several different registries. American Stock Dog Registry, National Stock Dog Registry and MASCA. The AKC Parent Club of the Australian Shepherds did not recognize and did not want the minis to have "Australian Shepherd" in their name. There is more information below in the Proposal for Breed Division and New Breed. I personally have both the Miniature Australian Shepherd and the Miniature American Shepherd. At this time to me they are one and the same, just different registries. Over time I feel that there will be a difference between the two.
I try to treat people who are interested in my puppies as I would like to be treated.
The official history for the Miniature American Shepherdwhich was put together by our parent group and submitted to AKC. Check out these resourses below.