Welcome to Dynasty Miniature American Shepherds
Breeders of Champion Bloodline Mini American Shepherds
We have several litters planned for 2022 and several deposits. The timing of the litters all depends on Mother Nature as to when the girls go into heat. We will post on our Facebook page upon confirmation of pregnancy. We will be looking for some companion homes to keep some of our dogs that we wish to show or breed in the future. Feel free to call and discuss with us. 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.
Annika and Remi will be bred in early summer of 2022 in Michigan. This cross will have blue merles and black tri's.
Karma and Epic will be bred in fall of 2022. This litter will have red and black tri color puppies. This litter is sold.
Mysti and Remi will be bred again in 2023 in Georgia.
Cardi and Emmett will be bred in early 2023. We expect them to be larger size minis that will be great pets. All colors are expected. This will be Cardi's last litter and will be in Georgia.
Sienna and Cooper will be bred in early 2023 in Michigan for an all-red litter.
AKC Breeder of Merit Participant
Dynasty Miniature American Shepherds is proud to be an AKC Breeder of Merit.
An Epic Year
In 2021, Epic won the four Major shows of the year, becoming the first MAS to win Best of Breed at a National Specialty, Westminster Kennel Club, the National Dog Show and the AKC National Championship. Epic is also our very first Platinum Grand Champion and finished the year as the Number 2 MAS in Breed standing and the Number 3 in All Breed. Congratulations to Team Epic on an EPIC YEAR!
Another Historic Win!
Epic became 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.