Notification from the Board of Directors

ASCA has been informed that several puppies who attended and were on the grounds of the ASCA Nationals held at the Brazos County Expo Center Bryan, Texas on October 27 – November 4, 2017, have been diagnosed with Parvovirus. The incubation period for Parvovirus indicates that exposure could have occurred at Nationals. The ASCA Board reminds Members to follow this …

ASCA Stockdog Committee – Research Study on the Stockdog Program

The ASCA Stockdog Committee has just released a Research Study on the Stockdog Program. The link to the study is here. https://survey.sogosurvey.com/k/TsYUSRTsWsPsPsP We hope that this study will provide the SDC input from the ASCA membership & Stockdog Community, about who participates, how frequently, their needs, wishes, and concerns about the ASCA Stockdog program. This Study is critical for the …

Grant for Aussie Rescue Organizations

Members,   Thanks to a generous donation to the ASCA Foundation with funds marked for rescue, from the estate of Susan Youngblood, grants are now available to eligible rescue organizations. The funds will be granted in $5000.00 increments to 501(c)3 organizations that rescue primarily Australian Shepherds. Each organization can receive one grant per calendar year.   Please contact me (the …

ASCA Scholarship for Students Under 25

Members,   Did you know that the ASCA Foundation, ASCA’s tax-decutible charitable foundation, offers a scholarship for students under 25?   The Cee Hambo Educational Scholarship is intended to provide scholarship funds to individuals with a background in Australian Shepherds seeking to extend their education beyond high school (this applies to college or trade/craft school). The fund was originally established …

ASCA is seeking members for a new Judges Education Committee!

Members,   ASCA is seeking members for a new Judges Education Committee!   The quality of ASCA’s programs depends in large part on the quality of its judges. Judge education requirements are not uniform across ASCA’s various programs. The purpose of this ad-hoc committee will be to produce a proposal which will address the logistical aspects of a comprehensive judges’ …

Interested in joining an ASCA committee?

Members,   Are you interested in joining one of ASCA’s many active committees? You can view the full listing of committees and current members here: http://www.asca.org/home/about-asca/committees/   ***The Board is currently seeking to fill a vacancy on the Stockdog Committee. The position is for a judge from any region.***   Members interested in serving on an ASCA committee should submit …

Dog Registration

The registry office must receive your original Individual Dog Registration Applications (no photocopies) no later than the Monday prior to your show or trial if you need a number before the weekend.   If you are emailing the photos to registrar@asca.org, be sure the registrar has your photos prior to the arrival of your application, and that the emailed photos …

Login Information

On Aug 5th the website had a software update. All members had to re-register for the website. If you have not re-registered on the website please click the link in the top right-hand corner that says Register or go to this direct link https://portal.asca.org/#!/register/user Put in your ID, last name and email address to re-register then you can create an …

From the Board – Miniature Australian Shepherd, North American Shepherd, North American Miniature Australian Shepherd, Miniature American Shepherd, and/or Toy Australian Shepherd breeds

The Miniature Australian Shepherd, North American Shepherd, North American Miniature Australian Shepherd, Miniature American Shepherd, and/or Toy Australian Shepherd breeds are not recognized as a variety of Australian Shepherd by ASCA. The club considers such dogs to be distinct and separate breeds and will not accept them in to its registry. “Our bylaws state that ASCA’s purpose is: ‘To encourage …

Judging the Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a natural bob-tail/docked tail breed. At this time ASCA does not plan to change its breed standard as no official description of the undocked Australian Shepherd tail exists. The breed standard states in General Appearance: “An identifying characteristic is his natural or docked bobtail.” The standard continues in the Neck and Body section: “The Tail is …