Miniature American Shepherd
Estados Unidos FCI 270 . Sheepdogs

Miniature American Shepherd

With his alert expression, attentive and intelligent, the Miniature American Shepherd has all the qualities of Sheepdogs

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History

In forty years, los estadounidenses han logrado fijar las características de esta nueva raza, from the strains of small Australian Shepherds. Recently, the American Kennel Club (AKC) agreed to integrate and, therefore, recognize the Miniature American Shepherd as a race in its own right, integrating it into the Pastoral Group “Sheepdogs” … next to his ancestor, the Australian Shepherd.

In the decade of 1960, the little ones Australian Shepherd que trabajaban en el circuito de rodeo de los Estados Unidos fueron criados selectivamente para reducir aún más su tamaño. The new breed was originally called the “Australian Shepherd” in miniature. “They became especially popular with riders who traveled to horse shows, since his intelligence, lealtad y tamaño los convertían en un excelente compañero de viaje”, say the experts of the Club del Miniature American Shepherd from the USA. “De esta manera su popularidad se extendió por todo el país.

Currently, the breed is recognized by the FCI (International Cynological Federation), en vista del número de criaderos que se están embarcando en la selección de esta raza de perro en Europa.

Photo: Buddy” Miniature American Shepherd – Lost Island’s Roy ‘Arsenal’ Harper – bred by: Julia Bettendorf, Lost River Miniature American ShepherdsJugabe3b, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Miniature American Shepherd comparte muchos rasgos físicos con su antecesor el Australian Shepherd, only on a smaller scale. The females measure between 33 – 43 cm at shoulder; the males between 35,5 – 46 cm.. Despite its size, son cada centímetro un verdadero perro de pastoreo: energetic, versatile, robust and extremely bright. Striking fur comes in black, blue merle, red and red merle. (Merle exhibits any amount of marbling, spots or mottling.) The Miniature American Shepherd se mueven con el paso suave y ágil de un perro construido para el trabajo duro en terrenos difíciles.

Character and skills

With his alert expression, attentive and intelligent, dogs Miniature American Shepherd they have all the qualities of a little Shepherd dog, with a pronounced instinct to lead and watch over the herds. Easy to train, able to respond to a variety of demands that allow them to evolve in different sports disciplines. the Miniature American Shepherd However, they are reserved for people who are not familiar to them.. But once the “known”, becomes a wild playmate, and capable of real feats, thanks to its agility and small size.
Like all working dogs, especially those able to work in their original profession, when in a situation with a herd of animals, their behavior changes and they become attentive and tireless helpers.

Its small size, su aseo reducido al mínimo, their adaptability and listening skills, greatly facilitate your life and your education in the city. But, like all shepherds, need to spend and “empty” su energía desbordante. Beautiful walks and runs in the forest are essential to maintain your tone, su forma física y su carácter juguetón.

Health and nutrition

This solid and sturdy dog, just like their ancestors, no plantea ningún problema particular en la alimentación. His health is that of a dog from generations of working dogs, aunque muchos compradores dan el paso de tener un perro de compañía con el que es fácil vivir. Never forget where it comes from, ya que merece una actividad física regular para mantener su figura y su fuerza.

The Miniature American Shepherd is generally a healthy dog, and responsible breeders test their breed for health conditions, comunicándose con otros criadores dedicados a trabajar juntos para la salud de la raza y la preservación de las cualidades únicas de la misma.

Although the Miniature American Shepherd it is a relatively healthy breed, the following complications have been observed:

  • Juvenile cataracts
  • PRA (progressive retinal atrophy)
  • Iris Colobomas
  • PPM (persistent pupillary membrane)
  • Regular visits to the vet for checkups and parasite control help ensure a long and healthy life for the dog.

    Grooming

    The Miniature American Shepherd has a double coat, with a longer outer coat and a wool underlayer. The breed shows a good amount, más aún durante la temporada de desprendimiento, which can happen once or twice a year. Weekly brushing, daily during molting season, will help remove dirt and loose hair and keep the dog looking its best. Balls or tangles can be resolved with a finer brush or metal comb. As in all races, nails must be trimmed regularly, too long nails can cause discomfort to the dog.

    Training

    As in all races, early socialization and training classes for puppies are recommended, which help to ensure that the dog becomes a well-adjusted and well-behaved companion. Smart and willing to please, the Miniature American Shepherd is highly trainable and will reach its best potential as a partner when taught at least basic obedience.

    Ejercicios físicos

    The Miniature American Shepherd he is active and athletic, and requires a moderate amount of exercise but is also very adaptable to your family's way of life. They do well as city dogs as long as their owners provide them with enough exercise.. They enjoy outings with their people that will occupy both their mind and their body. They enjoy and excel at many dog ​​events, including obedience, agility and tracking.

    Characteristics "Miniature American Shepherd"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Miniature American Shepherd" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images "Miniature American Shepherd"

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    1 – Blue Merle Miniature American Shepherd by Lextergrace, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – Miniature American Shepherd with Frisbee by Mullinspw, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – Miniature american shepherd puppy by TanSinVic, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    4 – Miniature american shepherd by TanSinVic, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    5 – Miniature American Shepherd, blue merle, female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    6 – American miniature shepherd by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1029669

    Videos "Miniature American Shepherd"

    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:
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    • Section : . .

    Federations:

    • FCI
    • AKC


    FCI breed standard "Miniature American Shepherd"

    FCIFCI - Miniature American Shepherd
    Pastor

    Alternative names:

      1. Miniature Australian Shepherd, MAS (English).
      2. Miniature Australian Shepherd (French).
      3. Miniature Australian Shepherd, Mini-Aussie (German).
      4. Miniature Australian Shepherd (Portuguese).
      5. Miniature Australian Shepherd (español).

    Border Collie
    Gran Bretaña FCI 297 . Sheepdogs

    Border Collie

    The Border Collie is regarded as the breed of smarter dogs que existe

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    History

    The Border Collie takes its name from the region of Borders, the border region between Scotland and England, where he has been tending flocks of sheep since ancient times with extraordinary efficiency. For a long time, has remained there out of sight of international canine enthusiasts. Therefore, the official rule was not registered with the FCI until 1976.

    The foundation of the ISDS (International Society of Sheep Dogs) in 1906 marked a turning point in this dog's history. The name of Border Collie then appeared in 1915 to describe these famous “shepherds dogs”, in recognition of the selection work carried out by the pastoralists of the border regions. The word “frontera” refers to the border, while the word “Collie” used to describe a sheepdog.

    The Border Collie owes excellent performance in many disciplines to rigorous and uncompromising selection in a pastoral environment. The different breeds that have stabilized the border are mainly herder breeds (Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail), Bearded Collie…), but also hunting dogs, as the English Pointer and especially the Gordon Setter.

    Like this, the definitive pedigree of Border Collie, and therefore his right to breed dogs with pedigree, directly depends on your herding skills.

    Physical characteristics

    The Border Collie is a dog of medium size, well proportioned, that can weigh between 16 and 23 kg. It has a double cloak of hair that supports various colors, variations of black, toasted and white though white should never be the predominant color, the fur is impermeable, It can be dense and coarse, or dense, soft. The body has athletic appearance, low chest, strong and agile.

    The height varies between 46,5 and 56 centimeters for males and between 46 and 53 centimeters in females. The tail is moderately long, slightly curved, well populated, with a lock of his hair white at the end of the same.

    There are two coat varieties, moderately long and short. In both, the outer layer is dense and has a medium texture; the inner layer is dense and soft, which gives it good protection against the inclement weather. In dogs that have a moderately long fur, the abundant hair is Manes, fringes and tail brush. In the face, ears, previous members (except for the fringes) and later members from hocks to the ground, the hair should be short and smooth.

    Character and skills

    He is loyal to his own and especially to whom he adopts as a leader, with whom he forges an unconditional bond. His gaze is one of his main characteristics., in moments of work he never separates her from her leader, denoting an unusual ability to concentrate in other dog breeds. He is happy when working, enjoy doing it.

    According to the classification made by Stanley Coren after analyzing the responses of more than 200 work of the AKC judges (“The intelligence of dogs, Stanley city, Ediciones B, 1995), the Border Collie is the No. 1 from the list.

    It is a clever dog, very acute hearing, with a broad response capacity but, above all, It has a great agility and is owner of extreme intelligence, both functional and obedience.

    His strong herding instinct, coupled with his tenacity and resistance, It places it among the most required to bring races, controlling and driving flocks, proving the best breed of dog existing pastor.

    The Border Collie is regarded as the breed of more intelligent dogs que existe, next to the Golden Retriever and to the German Shepherd, that is why it is so easy to train.

    It´s awake, vigilant, responsive and intelligent. Affectionate and docile, sociable with humans and other animals. He possesses an innate curiosity. It is a working dog and requires exercise in large or open spaces. You need to feel that it is part of a group and it has a function in the same. As it is a herding breed, it needs a lot of daily physical activity..

    Slender, regular and easy, raising little toes, which gives the impression that move furtively and at high speed. The Agility It is a sport open to all those people who have one or more dogs (Whatever your race, with or without pedigree). It consists of the dogs led by their handlers being able to overcome a series of obstacles in order to demonstrate their intelligence., obedience, concentration, sociability and agility.

    The Border Collie stands out in this sport for its physical and mental characteristics. If any of these tests has been occasionally observed, couldn't help but realize that the Border Collie They are present in many of them and they always end up doing it well.

    Did you know??

    The Border Collie they are known as herding dogs, but a dog of this breed currently holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest car window opened by a dog. Striker, a Border Collie from hungary, non electric opened window 11,34 seconds. Awesome!

    Characteristics "Border Collie"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Border Collie" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images “Border Collie”

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    Type and recognitions:

    • FCI CLASSIFICATION:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs ) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. With working trial.
    • FCI 297
    • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC


    • FCI breed standard "Border Collie"

      FCIFCI - Border Collie
      Border

      Alternative names:

        1. Scottish Sheepdog (English).
        2. Border collie (French).
        3. Border collie (German).
        4. collie da fronteira (Portuguese).
        5. Collie de la frontera, Collie fronterizo (español).