All breeders listed below are members of MASCGB and follow our breeders guidlines:
Minimum recommended age for use of stud dogs is 18 months
No female should whelp a litter before 24 months of age
Females to have at least 12 months in between whelping
Females not to have a litter after 8 years of age without approval from the KC
(FCI guidelines used in above requirements)
Minimum requirements before breeding
HD/ED scoring by either OFA, BVA or FCI specialists. Any breeding dogs xrayed prior to import may be excluded from required for ED scoring.
Annual BVA (or overseas equivalent) eye examination to have been completed within 12 months prior to breeding
MDR1, DM, PRA, CEA testing to be completed unless clear through first generation by parentage. Carriers/affected dogs only to be mated to DNA tested clear dogs or 1st Generation Clear By Parentage.
HSF4 testing to be completed unless clear through first generation by parentage. MASCGB members agree not to breed from HSF4 tested carriers or affected dogs
Basileas Miniature American Shepherds
Based on the Surrey/Hampshire border
Specialised in raising healthy, well socialized and active puppies. Basilea pups succeed in Agility, Flyball, Obedience and Pets as Therapy dogs as well as being perfect little companions. “Little Moons Yana of Basliea” starred in the opening credits of ITVs Grantchester series. Their dogs Yana and Bliss have also competed at Crufts main arena in 2015 & 2019. Basilea puppies have made breed history several times having qualified for all top Agility Finals in the UK incl Crufts & Olympia, 2nd place at European Open, several Agility CC ticket holders, first UK bred Show Champion as well as the first ever Miniature American Shepherd Agility Champion in the UK.
Papikoi Miniature American Shepherds
Based in Shropshire
Our dogs are first and foremost family pets, we do breed periodically and this information can be found on our 'Litter Plans' page. We compete in agility with our dogs which can take up most of our weekends. Obedience is vital in a multi dog household, so all of my dogs have achieved their Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards (Gold) and practice their obedience on a daily basis. We holiday with our dogs and have invested in a touring caravan which makes it so much easier to take the pack away with us. Mostly though, we are camped in the middle of a field at an agility show!
I currently feed my dogs on a raw diet, puppies are raised on both raw and kibble so that new owners can choose their diet of choice. I also follow the ‘puppy culture’ programme of sensory, stimulatory enrichment and socialisation.
Starrytails Miniature American Shepherds
Based in Staffordshire
We are dedicated to breeding top quality Mini Americans from our fully health tested dogs - we strive to breed within the breed standard for happy, healthy and intelligent dogs that excel in their owners chosen field of performance. We aim to promote this new breed in the UK by increasing the gene pool with a small number of carefully chosen dogs from top breeders in the U.S. and Europe, only allowing breeding from the best, and assist with other breeders in gaining Kennel Club recognition.
*MASCGB reserve the right to verify the health test documents of any members dog/s*