Position Statements and Talking Points

The Australian Shepherd Club of America will educate its members regarding any proposed legislation which may ill affect the welfare of the breed and those who safeguard it: the breeders, owners, trainers, and exhibitors. To that end, the Australian Shepherd Club of America supports reasonable and rational efforts to encourage responsible animal ownership. Many policies being proposed in state and local legislative bodies seek to limit owners’ rights with no basis in fact or science, with no understanding of typical dog behavior, and with no understanding of how to raise physically and mentally healthy puppies or how to keep physically and mentally healthy dogs. The Australian Shepherd Club of America is providing position statements on legislative initiatives that are becoming increasingly common and also talking points and references for use when communicating with legislators.