Welcome to Dynasty Miniature American Shepherds
Breeders of Champion Bloodline Mini American Shepherds
We have no more litters pending in 2021. All puppies have been placed. We will resume breeding plans in early 2022. We have done several exports to many countries and work with a very dependable puppy nanny to get your puppy shipped out of the country.
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.
Karma and Remi will be bred in spring of 2022 in Georgia. This is an all-black tri litter. Deposits are being accepted for pets only.
Sienna and Cooper should be bred in early 2022 in Michigan. This will be an all-red litter. This litter is all sold.
Maisel and Halen should be bred in early 2022. This is an all-red litter. This litter will be located in Pennsylvania with one of our co-owners.
Tanzi and Levi will be bred in the spring of 2022 in Georgia. We are excited to work with Flying M Miniature American Shepherds for this breeding.
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.