Australian shepherds are a popular herding breed of dog that excels in many activities. Their miniature counterpart, the Mini Australian Shepherd (Mini Aussie) is growing in popularity for its adorable size and easygoing personality. The AKC officially recognizes Mini Australian Shepherds as Mini American Shepherds. We use both of these terms interchangeably. These dogs make great companions and can provide endless hours of entertainment. If you’re interested in learning more about the mini Australian shepherd or are thinking of adding one to your family, you’ve come to the right place.