Linda & Tom Winter DVM of “Designer Aussies” have chosen to raise quality “Miniature American Shepherds” also known as "Miniature Australian Shepherds" and affectionately referred to as "Mini Aussies". Our dogs are registered in American Kennel Club (AKC) as well as North American Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of United States of America (NAMASCUSA), and American Stock Dog Registry (ASDR).

We hope you enjoy learning more about this special breed, our adult dogs, and precious puppies. We truly feel that they are “Americas Dogs” because of their past history and how this breed has evolved.

We are a family of animal lovers and have dedicated our lives for the health and well being of all animals. Tom is a Veterinarian and owns "Cannon Veterinary Services Ltd". He provides preventative health care and emergency services for dogs, cats & horses. Linda manages the business end of the practice, teaches obedience and provides behavior counseling.

In the past, we raised beautiful Doberman Pinschers with exceptional pedigrees and temperaments.They were sold throughout the US, as dedicated and cherished family members and shown in conformation as well as obedience.

We also raise American Quarter Horses and have competed in Halter and Western Pleasure. Currently, our Quarter Horses boast reining and cutting horse pedigrees. Instead of competing, we trail ride in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. In addition to our horses, we also raise Black Angus cattle and sell "all natural grass fed" beef.

With the desire to trail ride, we made the decision to reduce the physical size of our canine family. Our research introduced us to the Miniature Aussie and we fell in love with the breed. Our selective breeding program is a reflection of our commitment to improve breed quality, type, and consistency. Our puppies are raised within our home (not a kennel atmosphere), fed Orijen puppy food, are on the CVS preventative health care plan, and are properly socialized with children and adults. Throughout the day, they are handled individually as well as in their puppy pack. They are introduced to routine household noises, experiences and obstacles. We continually evaluate each puppy as their personality and self esteem grows. It is important to us, to properly prepare them for an easy transition from our lifestyle to yours. Placing happy, healthy puppies in the right home is our top priority.

We are conveniently located (1 hour south of the Minneapolis/St.Paul (MSP) International airport and 45 minutes north of Rochester (RST) International airport, Minnesota.

Our vet clinic “Cannon Veterinary Services Ltd” and our 20 acre farm are located between Cannon Falls and Red Wing (1 mile south of Highway 19 on Woodhaven Trail).

We invite you to stop for a visit to see our adult dogs and designed patchwork litter of puppies. We welcome you to our home to pick out or to pick up your chosen puppy. If you choose to have your puppy shipped, we will be happy to make the flight arrangements. We love meeting, greeting and creating new friendships with new puppy parents and newcomers to this very special breed.

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“Designer Aussies” puppies are guaranteed to enhance your lifestyle.