About Us


Minikin Manor is a small family breeder of quality toy Australian Shepherds located in central Texas. All of our dogs and puppies are raised as pets and members of our family. We are blessed with the opportunity to get to know each as an individual, learn their quirks, and see which puppies inherit them! Our dogs and puppies are not raised in a kennel situation, as this takes away from them getting to be a dog, enjoy their time running and playing, and getting to lounge around inside during lazy days.


Our breedings are carefully planned, taking into consideration quality, temperament, genetic health, and past pairings. We are there for each mom during whelping, right by her side so we can monitor and comfort her throughout the process. We camp out with mom and her puppies for the first week or two, just to be sure everyone gets a strong start, and mom doesn't show any signs of problems. Our puppies are raised indoors, underfoot, and spoiled constantly. We incorporate Puppy culture, ENS, and the latest information into how we raise our puppies! It's always so exciting to introduce each puppy to the world, and all the new experiences within it! We get to learn each individual puppy, their personalities, and what makes them special. They are our kids.


We are always available before, during and after you bring your new family member home. Whether it's for questions, advice, concerns, or for puppy updates (our favorite!).


Who are we?


Kathy has several years experience working in a veterinary clinic. She's experienced everything from performing c-sections, to broken bones, vaccinations, and so much more. She is hands on for each whelping, and heavily involved in every aspect of the breeding program.


Chris is an expert in the breed, and all things related to it. Whether it's the history, genetics, genetic diseases, breed standard, nutrition, etc. He strongly believes knowledge is power, and is always willing to answer questions pertaining to Australian Shepherds! He is extremely detailed on record keeping for each individual dog and puppy, whether it's daily weights, date and time whelped, pedigrees, or health records he has it on file!


Martin is involved in everything, he is always coming up with ways to improve the quality of life here for the dogs. He's always thinking of ways to add more activities and challenges, up-keeping runs for their safety, and is the official handyman here!


We all share in the fun, and responsibility of raising and caring for all of our canine companions! Between us and the rest of the family, our dogs are constantly showered with love and people time, which is so important to this breed! They thrive on it.


What is our goal?


We are breeding in accordance to the breed standard, maintaining the characteristics and traits of the breed. We breed to produce healthy companions genetically, physically, and mentally. Our Toy Australian Shepherds are much smaller than their mini and standard relatives, which makes it possible for everyone to enjoy and experience how great this breed truly is without needing a lot of acreage. We also strive to help each placement be as successful and rewarding as possible, whether it's through advice, tips, or helping you find your perfect match! We are always available, whether it's before you pick out your future partner in crime or 15 years after!