Dynasty Minature American Shepherds

Dynasty Minature American Shepherds

About Us

Dynasty Minis TeamKim Johnson and Fran Withers met in Savannah, Georgia in 2002. Fran was impressed with all the hard work that Kim did for Aussie rescue. Kim is very dedicated to the cause and has been instrumental in placing countless Aussies in wonderful homes. Fran immediately agreed when Kim asked if she could help with some evaluations and basic training for incoming rescue dogs. It was our mutual love for the breed that introduced us and we have cherished our friendship ever since.

Sadly, our founder Fran Withers passed away at the beginning of September 2023. She was devoted to our breed, serving on several boards, committees, and instrumental in the Judges Education program for the club. She leaves behind a legacy of fantastic dogs that have had a huge impact on the breed. Most of all, she loved to get updates on the puppies as they grew up. We were fortunate that she was able to see Dax win a Best in Show in April of 2023 near her hometown and share it with her family. Her loss will be felt throughout the dog community.

The Dynasty MAS team consists of some of our co-owners who help to raise litters and provide homes for our dogs. Currently we have breeding girls with Kim in Georgia, one in Alabama, two girls in Western Pennyslvania, two located in Michigan and one in Florida. Our boys are located throughout the USA. We work closely with our handler and co-owners, Arvind and Joyce DeBraganca, who help to train, show, and advise on breeding plans. Dynasty MAS is thankful to have such wonderful people in place to help continue the legacy.

Photo: Fran Withers with Ember, Arvind DeBraganca with Remi and Deacon, Kim Johnson with Blaze and Kenya in Ohio in November 2016.

Fran and Ember win Group Second at Valparaiso Kennel Club

Fran and Ember win Group Second at Valparaiso Kennel Club in Valparaiso, IN on October 28, 2017

Photo: © Alyssia Booth

Fran and Dax

Fran and Dax

Fran and Dax

Fran and Dax

Fran and Kim

Fran and Kim

Kim and Remi

Kim and Dynasty's Triple Crown (Remi)

For the love of an Aussie

A glint in the eye foretells the mischievous
A lick of the hand, don't take life so serious
Yearning to bond they melt at your touch
Your heart swells, to love so much
To their loyalty there is no end
Unconditional love to offer, loneliness and hurting hearts to mend
Over your safety and happiness they claim dominion
They think you're incredible, don't seek a second opinion
Witnessing their birth, watching them grow, I am in awe
Tears or anguish dissolve at the touch of a concerned paw
Intelligence and silent dignity revealed in their maturity
Guiding us to experience joy and laughter in all of its purity
To feel upon your return, the happiness that abounds
With appreciation and love your heart surrounds
Never again to come home, struck by silence
A true companion, a lifetime of reliance
To lift your spirit you meet there adoring eyes
The truth you see, the love the world denies

- Fran Withers, March 2009

A Higher Standard

We hold ourselves to a higher standard. 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.

AKC Breeder of Merit Participant

AKC Breeder of Merit ParticipantDynasty Miniature American Shepherds is proud to be an AKC Breeder of Merit.


RemiBIS GCHG CH Dynasty's Triple Crown, CM6, CA, BCAT, RATN, CGCA, TKN, FITB (Remi) held many records throughout his life. He was the first Best in Miscellaneous Winner at Eukanuba, the first AKC Champion in the breed, the first male Best in Show Winner in the breed, along with many other accomplishments. He leaves behind a long legacy of offspring. Having sired over 25 litters in his lifetime, he has produced multiple Champions, performance dogs, and is a ROMX 1 Sire.

Photo: © Sarah Murphy | Abbaio Ibizan Hounds

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