Applewood Mini American Shepherds
from our family to yours

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Our Foundation Dogs
           Wilshys Rhapsody N Blu of Applewood & Lakesides Jazzy Jack of Applewood


Our Passion
We are not a kennel. We are a small hobby breeder. Puppies are raised in our garden room among the flowers. Our puppies are well socialized by our grandchildren and Ellen's piano students and their parents. We have very high standards and we want our puppies to go to the very best homes.

Testing and Health Exams
  • Our puppies are: CERF tested by a canine ophthalmologist at 8 weeks; temperament tested at 7 weeks; and structurally tested at 8 weeks.
  • All puppies are up-to-date on vaccinations before leaving us.
  • All puppies are health guaranteed against genetic defects.

Coats and colors

Miniature American Shepherds' coats come in two base colors, black or red, or a variation of the base color known as merle. The color offers variety and individuality. With no order of preference, the recognized colors are blue merle, red merle, black tri, and red tri. Hair is of medium texture, straight to wavy, weather resistant and of medium length. Mini American Shepherds are easy to groom and they do not have doggy odor even when wet! Read more about the standard here.


Miniature American Shepherds love to play   


Miniature American Shepherds are easy going dogs that love to play.  They are  very affectionate, loyal and courageous.  They are a devoted friend and guardian.  Very lively, agile and attentive, they are eager to please with a sixth sense of what the owner wants.

Miniature American Shepherds are highly intelligent and easy to train.  They need a job to do which can be as simple as bringing their dish to you after they have eaten.  They excel at obedience, agility, frisbee, flyball and Rally-0 and make wonderful therapy dogs.

Jack is a registered therapy dog

Jack is registered with the Delta Society. He works in a program called Paws and Read with children who are having difficulty reading. The children read to Jack and he listens intently to them.