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Our Program

MarvelMAS Miniature American Shepherds are based just outside Gainesville, Florida, USA.
We are devoted to breeding litters of top-quality MAS for active homes.

Our Aim

We aim for temperament, health and structure in order to produce well-balanced dogs that will excel in any venture, be it working, sporting, conformation, or as a companion.

Our Dogs

Our dogs have been carefully selected for their health, temperament, structure and heritage. We have dogs from quality lines in the USA and Russia as well as our own UK breeding.

Our Set Up

We live on a 13 acre property just south of Gainesville, Florida (USA). We previously lived in the United Kingdom, but moved our program to the USA in 2022.

Our dogs are members of our family, we do not have kennels. All of our dogs (both male and female) live in the house, enjoy lounging on the sofa, interacting with us, one another and the cats 24/7.

Our dogs are our life! We have dedicated agility and rally obedience facilities at home, and previously had a dock diving pool in the UK (we hope to set one up in the USA soon).

We keep goats and ducks, and previously kept horses, sheep, pigs and a wider variety of poultry and waterfowl, that we showed at county events. Given time, we hope to have the same set up in the USA too.

What Our Dogs Do

Our dogs, and the puppies we produce, are known for their versatility. First and foremost they are loved members of the family and companions, but the majority also compete in a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Conformation
  • Agility
  • Rally
  • Obedience
  • Heelwork to Music & Trick Training
  • Flyball
  • Hoopers
  • Parkour
  • Fast Cat and CAT
  • Herding
  • Dock Diving


Our dogs and puppies are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and/or the American Stock Dog Registry (ASDR), while we bring over additional lines into the breed. Puppies that go to forever homes outside the US will have an export pedigree and registration respective registry to that country.


Our dogs are extensively health tested, including full X-ray and structural evaluations (hips, elbows, patellas, transitional vertebrae), annual eye scoring, and DNA testing for both disease and color traits. Results are available on demand or via our website. We will only breed from health-tested and cleared dogs.


We are members of MASCUSA (the Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA) – the parent Club for the breed.
We urge our puppy owners to join the breed club and take part in events.
We also held office as the Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the UK Breed Club, UKMASC.

Who We Are

We both have a keen interest in dog training and genetics and have been members of the Kennel Club’s GCDS Display Teams at Crufts since 2012. Both Gareth & Georgette are rally obedience scribes, and Georgette is also an A1 examiner for the KC’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme (for all levels).

Georgette is the official contact for Merle testing for MAS as a breed. Merle testing has progressed considerably over the last couple of years and Vemodia/ Tilia led the way with their collaborative work on the 7 merle alleles we now recognize (along with mosaicism). Should you wish to find out more, or understand where to get your dog tested, you are welcome to contact us for more details.