Little Woods Story

About Us

Monica Kirkwood

Owner

 

We are an ethical Toy and Miniature Australian Shepherd breeder focused on ensuring that our puppies are healthy and a joy to own.

Nestled on 16 acres of sprawling countryside, Little Wood Toy and Mini Aussies is more than just a home; it’s a haven for dogs to thrive and explore. At the heart of our program are our canine companions, Oakley and Macie. These two furry pioneers were the beginning of our journey, inspiring us to create a space where dogs can truly be themselves. 

We believe in providing a natural and enriching environment where our four-legged friends can thrive both physically and mentally. At Little Wood, every day is an opportunity for our dogs to experience the joys of country living to the fullest.

Why Choose Little Wood Toy and Mini Aussies?

At Little Wood Toy and Mini Aussies, we pride ourselves on being more than just breeders – we’re dedicated stewards of the  breed, committed to producing healthy, happy, and well-socialized puppies that enrich the lives of their future families.

We support our owners throughout the life of their dog.  Most importantly, we provide guidance to get their crucial early puppyhood period right, setting a strong foundation for a well-balanced, happy dog for you throughout its life.

They are never inbred, so are very unlikely to develop genetic illness.  In fact our puppies come with a lifetime money back health guarantee against serious genetic illness!

They are personality tested and matched for you.  You also get regular photo or video updates of their progress on our facebook page.

In addition, we get their potty training off to a great start and our puppies are chew toy conditioned, crate conditioned and well socialized.

As part of the all-important socialization, we also take care of the first groom and nail trim.

And to prevent future injury and pain, our puppies’ dew claws are removed when they are very small.

Our puppies are family reared so they will fit in beautifully with your family.

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FAQ

What is the difference between Toy and Miniature Aussies?

Toy Aussies are smaller in size, typically weighing between 8-18 pounds, while Mini Aussies are slightly larger, weighing between 20-40 pounds. Both share the same intelligence and characteristics of the standard Australian Shepherd.

Are Toy and Mini Aussies good for families with children?

Absolutely! Toy and Mini Aussies are known for their friendly and gentle nature, making them great companions for families with children. Their adaptability allows them to thrive in various family dynamics.

How much exercise do Toy and Mini Aussies require?

While smaller in size, these Aussies are still energetic and intelligent. They benefit from regular exercise and mental stimulation. Daily walks, playtime, and interactive toys are essential for keeping them happy and healthy.

Do Toy and Mini Aussies shed a lot?

Australian Shepherds, including Toys and Minis, have a double coat and shed moderately. Regular grooming, including brushing, can help manage shedding. It’s important to note that shedding might increase during seasonal changes.

How do you socialize your puppies?

Our puppies are raised in a home environment where they’re exposed to various stimuli, including different people, sounds, and experiences. This helps them become well-adjusted and socialized members of your family.

Are Toy and Mini Aussies good with other pets?

Yes, with proper socialization, Toy and Mini Aussies can get along well with other pets. Early introductions and positive experiences help them form good relationships with other animals in the household.

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