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: https://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 [email protected], 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 …

Legislation

The Australian Shepherd Club of America will not condone the policy of any individual, group, or proposed legislation which advocates restricting the breeding, showing, training, and/or exhibiting of the Australian Shepherd or any other domesticated animal. The Australian Shepherd Club of American also does not condone the proposed restrictions to the practice of tail docking or removal of dewclaws for …