It was a wonderful stroke of luck and pure happenstance that my wife and I found Dynasty Minis with Fran and Kim. It was approaching the 2-year mark since we had to part with Jewel, a 15½-year-old Jack Russel. There was a void and we were ready for another family member. Temperament, demeanor, intelligence, love and loyalty were at the top of the list for traits we were looking for. After much research, and the Miniature Aussie/American Shepherd breed seemingly always coming up in our research, we started looking into finding a breeder and a pup. We found Dynasty online and really liked what we saw, so my wife phoned Fran in Michigan. They talked at length and we were somewhat let down to learn no pups were currently available. Fran encouraged us to fill out and send in an application. A litter was anticipated in early spring. My wife and I separately filled out applications without conferring with each other and submitted them. Shortly thereafter, we received a phone call from Kim in Georgia. Again, we spoke at length about everything from our lifestyle to what we were looking for in a pup and moreover, an adult dog. Kim informed us she thought she had a male pup that would be a really good fit. I have to admit, I was hesitant to even consider allowing someone to "pick out" a pup for me. I had no idea this sort of procedure even took place. My wife and I talked it over and decided to go with Kim's advice. Long story short…best decision we could have ever made. His name is Tater and he immediately stole our hearts. He is so full of love and loyalty at such a young age, it is hard to believe. By 11 weeks old, giving "cues" that he needs to go out to do his business. We took Tater to the vet the day after we returned home as he was due for his second vaccination. Our vet was absolutely impressed with Dynasty Minis' total approach. She commented how "refreshing" it is to see a breeder that is "conscientious and passionate" about puppies. We can't thank Kim and Fran enough for bringing Tater into our lives. He is a joy…and we are lucky to have him.
Thank you Dynasty,
Mike and Michaele McPeek
Quinn is from the last Rosie and Kane litter. She was born 1/15/16 and is 9 months now. In the time I have had her, she has exceeded my expectations. She already has her CGC, has completed puppy, basic and advanced obedience classes and is now learning agility and triebball. She loves to work, but also loves to be home and be loved on. Dynasty Minis really considered what I wanted in a puppy and gave me exactly that and so much more. I have always loved this breed and now I have found an amazing breeder that i will be with for life. They have helped me with any concern or question I have had. They were a pleasure to work with.
My husband and I would like to share the experience we had with Fran from Dynasty Miniature American Shepherds. In one word: awesome! Fran went above and beyond helping us choose the right puppy. We put it in her hands and she chose the perfect puppy for our lifestyle. Her name is Skylar and she is a joy, she loves everybody and every dog she meets. Fran helped us with training along the way, I texted her many, many times to make sure I was doing things correctly and if not, Fran guided us. We are over the moon with Skylar, we take her everywhere we go and that is exactly what we wanted. You can't go wrong with Dynasty Miniature American Shepherds!
Thank you Fran!
Greg, Sharon and Skylar Bellefleur
We just could not possibly LOVE Miss Bonnie Blu any more. The moment we saw her, we fell in love and she climbed right into my son Lukas' lap as if she knew she was meant to be with us. Although Fran was loathe to let her go to a regular "pet" family, we can promise that she is certainly not just a pet. She is an incredibly intelligent, loving, funny, athletic, and integral part of our family. She is by our side, with her furry brother Max, in everything we do. She fits perfectly into our active, busy life with 2 teenage boys. She loves to hike and swim and I truly can't remember how I kept my lap warm before her! If I'm sitting down, she is in my lap. Thank you Fran and Kimberly for giving us such an amazing dog! We are part of the Dynasty family furever now.
The Bettich Family - Karim, Marcia, Lukas, Noah, Max and Bonnie Blu
My relationship with Fran Withers, co-owner of Dynasty Miniature Americans began in fall 2015 when I inquired about getting a puppy. I was very interested in Remi, Dynasty's BIS winning special and hoped to have a puppy from him. As some point though, I told Fran that she knew what my goals were, and if the right puppy came along, I trusted her to pick it for me. And along came Epic! Both Fran and Kim have been absolutely fantastic to work with. They have supported us in everything we have done so far, they have been great resources for problems and/or concerns, and they have both been our biggest fans as Epic moved quickly to becoming a champion. If you are looking for an intelligent, fun-loving, energetic bundle of happiness, I recommend Dynasty's Miniature American Shepherds – they will not disappoint!
In April 2013, we got horrible news: our precious Mini Aussie of 9 years has cancer. Was horrible. Scout, a beautiful black tri with a right blue eye was diagnosed with cancer. Sucked the breath out. 4 weeks later, we had to send him to doggie heaven. Heartbroken...knowing that a Mini Aussie is the most incredible breed in the world, started trying to mend. Decided to get another but decided on two. Wanted a tri... black or red, but did not want one that looked like Scout. Too painful. Big mini and perfect black tri markings. Know it needed to be just before summer. Teacher and able to spend lots of time then. So research begins.
We found Dynasty online and found they had a brand new litter. 6 in litter from Ringo the man and Rosie the beautiful red tri. After describing desires NOT to look just like Scout, and unique markings, and sweet, and outgoing... the introduction to the beautiful cocky and feisty Flow. Unique white face, rules the roost, explorer girl. Then, (as wanted a boy and girl) the description of Seth was shared. The color was/is called, "dilute." The most beautiful color in the world. Silver/gray with gray eyes. Hence Dilute Tri. Totally amazing color. (Predict that is the next sought after new color.) Both have huge hearts! Both were a hit at Puppy School. Both make folks melt. Very smart. Very loving. Healthy, beautiful pups. Since they completed the family, they win the hearts of all. Scout is buried out back. He has a statue. The first place Flow and Seth went when they got home was to the statue. That is their favorite part of the yard. Kismet: Dynasty...Flow...Seth...
Thank you Fran and Kim,
When my husband and I finally decided that the time had come to get a dog, we sat down and made a list of traits that our ideal dog would have: medium-sized, smart, very athletic and easily trained. When Rio came home with us, she not only stole our hearts in mere minutes, but also proved to be everything that we had ever dreamed of and beyond. She was potty trained in days and as we went through the obedience courses with her it was obvious that it was going to take a lot more than learning to heel or do tricks to stump her. She has graduated "doggie valedictorian" from every class. She has taken and took to agility like a duck (or aussie?) to water, but Rio's true passion is running. Starting with slow short jogs on grass as a puppy and working up as she got older, Rio now accompanies me on 6-10 mile runs early in the morning 5 days a week. She gets so excited when she sees me lace up my running shoes that her whole body wiggles. She is without a doubt the perfect running partner and once we're finished, she's content to snuggle on the couch.
When we have doggie-playdates with our neighbors, everyone always comments that Rio is the best-behaved dog there and she always sits politely near me or my husband while we are talking to other people. Because she is so well behaved, she gets to go everywhere with us: from downtown Savannah to kayaking adventures to out of town vacations. We got more than we could have ever dreamed of when Rio became a part of our lives: a well-mannered sweetheart with plenty of energy to keep up with us who is eager to please. We couldn't imagine a better dog!
Fran and Kim,
We wanted to thank you so much for bringing Tucker into our lives. When we began looking for another dog to keep our English Bulldog Pebbles company, we didn't know anything about the Miniature Australian Shepherds. We have certainly learned a lot! Tucker is a wonderful friend and playmate for Pebbles and has become an important part of our family. He has quite the personality and is VERY handsome. Whenever we go out, people always comment on his beautiful and unique color (and freckles)! We take every opportunity to tell them all about the Mini Aussie breed and the wonderful breeders we have! He loves to swim in the pool (and sometimes the bathtub)! and go everywhere we do in the car. He has also become quite an attention hog! Being in the ring makes him VERY happy! Fran, we are so grateful for all the time and effort you have given to Cameron teaching him the ropes in the Jr. Showmanship ring. He LOVES it and thinks the world of you and all the dogs! All your hard work is really appreciated.
John, Carrie, Michael, Daniel, Cameron, Pebbles and Tucker Parente
We are truly thankful to have two Mini Aussies from Dynasty - Wyatt Earp, a black tri (born June 2009 from Maggie and Wigglebutt's Bravo), and his "brother" Ozzy, a blue merle (born June 2010 from Xena and Radiant's Pilot). We live vicariously like celebrities through Wyatt Earp. When we lived in New York City, it was impossible to walk a block without getting stopped. He takes it in stride and it hasn't gone to his head. Wyatt Earp is an avid fan of Johnny Cash. His favorite food is prosciutto and and he loves hiking, car rides, and running around outside. During his life living in Manhattan, all Wyatt Earp wanted was a yard and a brother to play with. In August 2010, both his wishes were granted. Enter Ozzy, who gives kisses uncontrollably and is an exceptional high jumper. He was potty trained in less than one minute and had leash walking down the first time he was ever walked. Ozzy is a sports fan and routinely sits on the couch, intently focusing on whatever game is on the television. He especially loves watching football and NBA basketball. Both Wyatt Earp and Ozzy are super sweet and loving boys. They are always at our side keeping us company.
Andrew and Maria Isabel
This litter from Pilot and Xena is truly something. I have had some wonderful dogs, but Phoenix is beyond my wildest dreams. He has the best temperament possible - it continues to amaze me. I keep telling my husband, all I want from now on is Dynasty Aussies. I am so happy we found you. Best wishes with all of your wonderful Aussies.
Here are a couple recent photos of Kimble. He loves to jump up on the trampoline to be with the kids...or by himself. He is admired at the dog park and we always get compliments on his colors! He is the sweetest dog ever and very smart. I can't express enough how much joy we receive from having Kimble in our family. He is a blessing and we are so fortunate to have found such an excellent breeder. Thank you for all you do to ensure such high quality standards with your litters.
The Mohr family