Mini Yorkshire Aussie:Miniature American Shepherd and Yorkshire Terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

Miniature American Shepherd + Yorkshire Terrier


Origin and history of the Mini Yorkshire Aussie

The Mini Yorkshire Aussie, also known as the Miniature American Shepherd and Yorkshire Terrier mix, is a charming little dog breed. This mix combines intelligent and energetic aspects of both parent breeds. The Miniature American Shepherd was bred in the United States and originally served as a working dog for cattle herds. On the other hand, the Yorkshire Terrier originated in England and was once a highly prized chatterbox.

Alternate Name -
Origin USA - UK
Life expectancy 10 - 16 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level high - low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Character of the Mini Yorkshire Aussie

As a mix of both breeds, the Mini Yorkshire Aussie brings with it their best qualities. They are known for their energy, intelligence and adaptability. Typically, a Mini Yorkshire Aussie exhibits a confident, independent personality. At the same time, they have strong nerves but are also friendly and loving. They are also very teachable, which makes them easier and enjoyable to train.

Suitability and attitude

This mix is ideal for active families looking for a small but energetic dog. They are very playful and enjoy engaging in physical activities. Thus, they need an owner who is willing to provide them with enough exercise and mental stimulation. Their intelligence and adaptability also make them well suited for apartment living, as long as their basic exercise needs are met ensuring they are not left alone too much.

As an active dog, the Mini Yorkshire Aussie needs regular exercise and mental stimulation. They get along well with other pets and children and are usually friendly and social. However, their curiosity and natural herding instincts may lead them to chase smaller pets.

Care and health

In terms of grooming, Mini Yorkshire Aussies have a medium dense coat that requires regular care. Regular teeth cleaning, ear checks and claw care are also recommended.

They may also be predisposed to some health problems typical of their parent breeds, such as hip dysplasia or eye problems. Therefore, regular vet visits are necessary to ensure they remain healthy. It is important to note that the Mini Yorkshire Aussie varies as a mixed breed dog, and some dogs may exhibit more characteristics of one breed than the other.

The life expectancy of the Mini Yorkshire Aussie averages between 12 and 15 years.

Breeding of the Mini Yorkshire Aussie

Breeding a Miniature American Shepherd to a Yorkshire Terrier requires careful planning and supervision. While the Yorkshire Terrier is a small breed dog, the Miniature American Shepherd is slightly larger, so a size difference must be considered when breeding. Breeders should make sure that both parents are healthy and can pass on positive traits to their puppies.

The Mini Yorkshire Aussie is a small (to medium sized) dog. It has a robust build and an adorable facial expression.

Grooming the Mini Yorkshire Aussie requires attention, as both Yorkshire Terriers and Miniature American Shepherds have dense, medium to long coats. Their coat colors can vary across a wide color spectrum, from Solid Black, Blue Merle, Red Merle to Tan and many more, often with white and/or tan markings.

Fur length long - medium
Fur wavy - flat coated
Ear shape Triangle - Standing Ears
Tail fanned out - short
Anatomy strong, sporty, slim, square
Size ♀ 16 - 43 cm
Weight ♀ 3 - 13 kg
Size ♂ 16 - 46 cm
Weight ♂ 4 - 14 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Beginner, Seniors
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  • This mix is an active and intelligent dog that develops a close bond with its owner. They learn quickly and are great for agility sports and other active outdoor activities.

  • This mix usually has a double coat composed of a short, dense undercoat and a thicker, outer, longer top coat. It can come in different colors and patterns.

  • A dog should be fed so that it is adapted to its age, activity level and size.

  • This mix has a strong intelligence so physical training and mental stimulation are required. He needs regular walks and enjoys employment such as obedience and trick training.

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