Colorado Owner and occasional Breeder of Toy and Miniature Australian Shepherds
Welcome to the High Plains Toy Aussie website! We are located in beautiful Colorado just south of Colorado Springs. We are the proud owners of five adorable little Toy Aussies. My little ones will quickly steal your hearts in so many ways!!
My Toy Aussies are 9-14 inches at the shoulder and weigh 9-20 lbs at maturity. They are the perfect size for any home or lifestyle.
Toy Aussies are full of life, love and laughs! Life is never boring with an Aussie! They are little show-off clowns that continuously bring a smile to our faces. Each has their own personality but overall, they are comedians, cuddlers, kissers, and tricksters. These little guys are smart, loyal and fun!! Hiking, Herding, Agility, Retrieving, lounging-they are up for anything!
They are all unique and each just as beautiful. Their coats are amazing with a variety of colors available. Red-tri, Black-tri, Red Merle, Blue Merle, Red or black Bi color each with a possibility of brown, amber, blue or flecked eye color. The Aussie coat is easy to maintain with regular grooming. They do shed some but Toy Aussies never have a body odor!
Although genetic or inherited disorders do occur, Toy Aussies for the most part are very healthy. Expect a Toy Aussie to live well past the 12 year mark. They are sturdy for their size and require little maintenance to remain healthy and active.
Toy Aussies are not the breed for everyone. They are extremely smart and do require mental stimulation in the form of games, exercise and training. They are very social so do require or demand attention and affection. I tend to relate them as "velcro" dogs.... they are likely to follow you from room to room just to be with you. At bedtime you will likely find they steal your pillows as they settle in for the night. Although they enjoy outdoor activities, an Aussie deserves to be an indoor companion.