|Barked: Fri Aug 17, '07 6:06am PST |
|people CALL them minis but they are just smaller sized aussies. There is not variation of the aussie like there is for poodles. Im not saying you arent an aussie....I am saying you ARE an aussie but JUST an aussie NOT a mini aussie because as a recognised breed (by AKC, ASCA, UKC, CKC) there is no such thing. Any aussie that is an aussie can be any size. There is not DQ fualt for varyation in size so there cant be seperate varieties because the standard covers ALL heights.
"Quality is not to be sacrificed in favor of size" Therefore what people call "mini aussies" are either mixes or just smaller sized aussies...not their own breed or variation of a breed.
Im not trying to put anything down just clear up misconceptions...
I DO know that they are trying to get them recognised as a totally seperate breed called the Royal Basque Sheepdog or something and that is totally fine because then they are a seperate breed with no link to the aussies. I dont care if people breed smaller aussies (working farms do it all the time) but dont say there is the standard, mini, and toy variations of one breed because there is not under ANY standard.
I have done a LOT of research on this subject.
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