Last summer the American Kennel Club, AKC, voted to accept the Miniature Australian Shepherd into their ranks. With the introduction of the Minis as a new AKC breed, the name is changed to Miniature American Shepherd.
In the “mini Aussie” world, there has been some controversy over the name change and although bloodlines criss cross every which way, some breeders have polarized on one side or the other.
The change will not affect the average buyer of a pet puppy that is to be spayed or neutered so don’t be alarmed and just don’t pay attention to the rigamorole. One day the dogs were called mini Aussies, the next day mini Ameris and they didn’t even get a bath in between. 🙂