Welcome to Dynasty Miniature American Shepherds
Breeders of Champion Bloodline Mini American Shepherds
We are again accepting deposits on future litters. Please feel free to contact us regarding our upcoming litters.
Karma and Blaze welcomed seven healthy puppies on 8/16/21. Mom and puppies are doing well. We have reds in this litter and what a variety Karma gave us. This litter will be whelped in Georgia. This is Karma's first litter and one of Blaze's last litters with us. We have been waiting for this combo for some time. All puppies in this litter are pending placements.
Peri and Cooper's (red tri male out of Bootsie x Trey) puppies were born early on September 2nd and were a big surprise. Peri gave us seven puppies and all girls! That is a first for us. Please contact Fran for availability.
Mysti and Remi will be bred in late 2021 or early 2022. We think this will be a great cross with wonderful movement and temperaments.
AKC Breeder of Merit Participant
Dynasty Miniature American Shepherds is proud to be an AKC Breeder of Merit.
Breeding Plans for 2021
2020 was a difficult year for all of us. We had limited litters during that time due to travel restrictions and out of an abundance of safety. We still had four dogs ranked in the Top 20 for Breed standings: Epic, Mysti, Fini and Blaze. We also had many owners who earned new titles for their dogs. For 2021, we are anticipating several nice crosses with our younger girls who have just turned two. Please visit the Puppies page for the latest information.
Another Historic Win!
Epic has become the first MAS to win a Group Placement at The Westminster Kennel Club. Epic was awarded a Group 3 in an amazing lineup of Top Herding Dogs by Judge William Shelton. In addition, Epic became our first MASCUSA National Specialty Winner under Judge Dr. Carmen L. Battalia in May 2021. Only two Miniature American Shepherds have made the cut in the herding group at Westminster Kennel Club: Remi in the breed's first year showing at WKC, and Epic earned the first group placement five years later. Both dogs are the only tri-colored MAS to be awarded Best Of Breed at WKC.
Photo: © Fritz Clark | The Standard Image
Dynasty Minis' success comes from teamwork. Fran and Kim both plan for and whelp the litters. Fran is the one who spends the first few months with the show prospects before they move South to start their career. Fran also presents several of the dogs in the ring and has several owner handler group placements. Kim raises and trains puppies and presents them in puppy shows and also has done some owner handler showing with our dogs. Our handler, Arvind DeBraganca, and his wife Joyce spend hours training, grooming and presenting our dogs. They are an integral part of our team.
Photo: Fran Withers with Ember, Arvind DeBraganca with Remi and Deacon, Kim Johnson with Blaze and Kenya in Ohio in November 2016.
Breeding for Health, Structure, Temperament and Versatility
At Dynasty Miniature American Shepherds, we pride ourselves on quality. We are very selective in our breeding program and with that we produce a small number of litters each year. Our owners become part of our extended family and we enjoy keeping up-to-date on pups' progress. We invite you to take a look at our dogs and welcome any questions regarding our breeding program. The Miniature American Shepherd moved to the Herding Group in July 2015.
All breeding stock have their OFA (Orthopedic Foundation of America) ratings (hip), eyes cleared and scissors bite. With all of the newly available DNA testing, many are also tested for extensive DNA results. All testing results are posted on each dog's page and links to OFA and CAER records are viewable.
Learn more about the Miniature American Shepherd breed standard:
AKC Meet the Miniature American Shepherd: Featuring Fran Withers and GCH Dynasty's Designed to Impress, CM "Desi"
MASCUSA: The Breed Standard
We have some amazing Co-Owners and Dynasty Dog Owners that are out there having a great time with the Dynasty Dogs they own. To see what the dogs have been up to, please visit our News page.
Fran Withers' YouTube Channel
For videos about how your puppy was raised, how to train them when they come home, how to show a dog in AKC, traveling with your dog, home remedies, and more, visit Fran Withers' YouTube Channel.