|Picasso Miniature Australian
Shepherds is located in Surprise,
Arizona, outside of Phoenix. I'd like
to give you a little background
information concerning how I
became involved with this delightful
breed. I've always loved dogs, but I
met my first Australian Shepherd in
1988 when we moved to Phoenix.
We had a senior adult neighbor, "Mr.
Joe" who had a black tri Aussie as
his constant companion. Gypsy was
an amazing dog, not only in how
smart she was, but I was impressed
with her relationship with her owner.
Then, a few years later, Elicia
Calhoun and her awesome
partner Suni became my favorite
team in televised agility events.
Eventually I got to meet Elicia and
Suni, and they reinforced my
growing desire to have a dog that I
could have a "team mate"
|In 1998 I found out there was a smaller version of the Australian Shepherd, that a group of
dedicated people had been developing. Fortunately for me, my first contact was with Linda
Perry, of Patchwork Farms. She has worked for many years to help this new breed, known
as Miniature Australian Shepherds, grow, while trying to protect it from the problems that
develop when a breed becomes too popular for it's own good. I am proud to say that Linda
has become my friend and mentor, and I appreciate the standards she has required me to
adhere to in order to breed these wonderful little dogs.
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Located in Surprise, AZ
"The Valley of the Sun"