My name is Fran and I grew up in Switzerland where I lived until the age of 19 and have shared my life with dogs since the age of 6. My first dog was a yellow Labrador, then a Beagle, followed by a rescue Aussie Cross called Tina. Tina was my rock who got me through my teens. She was that one in a million dog who did everything with and for me. I did Heelwork to Music, Canine Cross, Flyball and Agility with her. Her absolute favorite was Agility and we even went to Italy for a big competition where we got 2nd!
Aged 19 I decided to pack my bags and move to England. I was always fascinated by the English way of living and felt like there were more opportunities in the UK. As I had to leave Tina with my parents in Switzerland, I decided to get my very own dog, a Border Collie called Keen. He is a very pushy dog that knows what he wants and what he can get away with. Keen is now working in Agility Grade 5, has qualified and placed at Crufts twice now and was also the star in a TV commercial.
One of my friends back in Switzerland had a little crossbreed that looked just like a small version of Tina. I started researching on the internet and found the “Mini Aussie”. I made it my mission to do as much research as possible to then be able to own one of these dogs. Unfortunately it took me 3 years to finally get the chance to. Due to the then 6 months wait to import a dog into the UK, I decided to go back to my family in Switzerland so the puppy wouldn't have to go into quarantine. As my plan was to eventually breed these dogs in the future, I decided to also import a male. I did a lot of research to get the right lines and conformation to start the breed in the UK.
My ambition is to breed healthy, well balanced and active little dogs. I will try and keep the size down to below 17 inches however we are dealing with nature so size can never be guaranteed. I firmly believe that a correctly built MAS can do it all, excel in the show ring as well as being a good worker. Most of my dogs have been tested on sheep and shown a great natural herding instinct. All of my dogs have been carefully chosen for what I am looking for in the breed, and thats an athletic, healthy dog that is well socialized.
My dogs will undergo a vast variety of health tests before having their first litter to ensure my puppies the best possible start in life. I will only breed from healthy and mentally fit dogs. Health results are all listed on each dog individual page and copies can be provided upon request.
I am very excited about the recent developments of the breed in America and being able to start the Minis off in the UK. I welcome anyone that is interested in a Mini or has any questions to contact me, I also speak German and would be happy to answer any emails in German.
Mini American Shepherd, Mini Aussie, Mini Dog Mini American Shepherd Puppy UK
My dogs are fed on CSJ K9