Yes, mini Aussies can be AKC registered.
The American Kennel Club, or AKC, recognized mini Aussies in 2015 under the name “Miniature American Shepherd”. Mini Aussies can also be called mini Australian shepherds, and they are all registered as miniature American shepherds.
With proper breeding, mini Aussies can be considered purebred.
Mini Aussies can also be registered under AKC’s recognized breed club, Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA, or MASCUSA.