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Welcome To 74-Ranch Minis
Aussies/American Shepherds

***WE have 2 websites right now:  Our weebly site does not work as well on mobile. Once we get everything on this site that one will no longer be used. *** 


We are small breeders in Southeast Wyoming of American Quarter Horses, Black Angus Cattle and Miniature American, Mini Australian Shepherds. (Mini Aussies BECAME Mini Americans when they went to AKC, they are the same breed).  We have been cattle and horse ranchers for over 40 years in Central and Southeast Wyoming. We keep our program small so we can give everyone the quality of time they deserve here at the ranch.  We strive to breed the FULL PACKAGE: health, beauty, brains, athleticism, health and great temperaments. Our puppies are raised at the SE Wyoming ranch about 1 hr north of Cheyenne.

 We are a MASCA Hall of Fame breeder, AKC Bred With Heart
and AKC Breeder of Merit!  


We bought our first Mini Aussie in 2005.  We raised some Aussie X Border Collies in the past but preferred the registered Mini Aussie so we started breeding them instead.  We have shown with WOWMASC, ARBA, IABCA, ICE and ICKC before going AKC with Miniature American Shepherds (formerly Mini Aussie) in 2019.  We added performance to our training several years ago and enjoy it even more, and so do the dogs. We test for DM, MDR1, HC, PRA/PRCD, CDDY/IVVD, CEA, NAD, Non-HSF4, CERF and OFA hips, elbows and patellas. We never have more than 4 or 5 dogs at the house, normally less so they get the individual attention they deserve in our wonderful guardian homes.

We also raise cowhorse and reining bred horses, mostly, but they also do a super job in roping, team penning, barrel racing and even halter.  Versatility is important to us.  Horses have been around for many years in the history of 74 Ranch and previously the Herbst Ranch.  Tom's dad grew up raising horses, which in turn meant Tom grew up raising horses and he took over the program in his early 20's.  Now our son Garrett has taken ove a majority of the horse business.  Cattle have always been part of our ranching life but registered cattle began in the late 1990's.  Be sure to see our gorgeous horses at Herbst   In 2009 our daughter-in-law Kyla joined the family.  She added a few additional little ones to the family, Emmett, in 2017 and Zoey in 2020.  We raise Quarter Horses and Black Angus Cattn Torrington and on the mountains near Shoshoni), 

You are welcome to come visit or call to find out more info!  Please join our Facebook pages: 74
Ranch Mini Aussies; 74 Ranch Quarter Horses and 74 Ranch Black Angus!

Be sure to look around this site, it is new to us so a work in progress.  If you have any questions, please write or call.  We are breeding for the 'full package' - beauty, brains, health, temperament and athleticism. We have shown in conformation, agility, obedience, rally, herding, disc dog, scent and find, doggy dancing, fastcat and such.  We have 2 to 4 litters per year and ALWAYS keep this website up to date.  Take some time and look around - we have a page of our history, accomplishments, testimonials, terms as well as our gorgeous boys and girls (and upcoming boys).  We are normally available to talk to on email, Facebook PM or phone.  


Tom, Michele, Garrett and Kyla Herbst (and kids)

Torrington, Wyoming

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     VISITORS are Welcome 
with some terms after pups are 5 weeks old.  We deliver to Northern Colorado, the Denver Airport (for those flying in) and other local locations. We hope you enjoy and learn from our website.
We are here to help you and
support you for your puppy's whole life!!!

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   Check out our Country Cabin and RV space on AirBNB located right here on the ranch!
We offer rental of our country cabin/guest house or RV space here on the ranch through AirBNB!!! It has 2 beds - 1 queen and 1 double as well as a twin cot.  One room plus a bathroom, 320 sq feet, small kitchen and dining area, 12 X 12 deck overlooking the horse pasture and hills! Click here for a link!

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