Milwin is a hobby kennel located in Madison County, Virginia about 70 miles south of Washington, DC. We are located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains and Shenandoah National Park where we enjoy the beautiful rural landscape of central Virginia. I have been involved with Australian Shepherds for more 40 years and in that time I have bred, raised, and shown in ASCA and AKC. Over the years I have trialed with a great deal of success in Stockdog and Obedience trials and have obtained titles on dogs in both venues. I have bred, raised, trained and handled a number of Australian Shepherds finishing their AKC and ASCA championships over the years.
Recently, we have added the Miniature American Shepherd (MAS) to our family and I have been thrilled with ours. Prior to full AKC recognition the breed was known as the Miniature Australian Shepherd. The Miniature American Shepherd joined the AKC Herding group in July of 2015. The Mini American is now considered a separate breed but was developed from the Australian Shepherd. Remaining true to their heritage I find they share many of the same qualities and characteristics of the Australian Shepherd except they are smaller in size as you can see from the below photos.
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