LINKS with INFORMATION

Breed Clubs and Registeries

American Kennel Club  (AKC)
Starting July 2015 the Miniature American Shepherds gained full recognition with AKC and entered the
Herding Group.    For those who opted to go AKC, we were forced to change the breed name from Mini
Australian Shepherd to Miniature American Shepherd.  AKC will no longer recognize a size variety of a
breed already on the books.  That is OK, the dogs didnt originate in Australia anyway.  There are still
parent clubs that are oppose to the workings of AKC therefore have kept thier dogs as Mini Aussies.  
That club would be MASCA.  AKC offers more events and activities for your dogs.
www.akc.org

Miniature American Shepherd Club USA  (MASCUSA)
formerly North American Miniature Australian Shepherd Club  (NAMASCUSA)
Name changed due to the club seeking AKC recognition which would not allow
the use of Miniature "Australian" Sherpherds... hence now Mini Americans !
www.mascusa.org

Miniature Australian Shepherd Club   (MASCA)
www.mascaonline.net

International Miniature Australian Shepherd Club  (IMASC)
newly formed club in 2011
www.imasconline.net

American Stock Dog  (ASDR)
www.americanstockdog.org

National Stock Dog  (NSDR)
www.nationalstockdog.com

Continental Kennel Club  (CKC)
www.continentalkennelclub.com

Toy Australian Shepherd Assn of America   (TASAA)
www.whoward.homestead.com


Aussie Health

Australian Shepherd Health & Genetics
Great site to answer concerns regarding diseased and genetics
www.ashgi.org

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals  (OFA)
www.offa.org       ($300-$500)

Canine Eye Registration Foundation  (CERF)
www.vmdb.org/history.html     ($45-$65)

DNA Testing Centers for Genetic Disorders   (Good breeders spend alot of $$ on testing)
PRA-Prcd  (eyes)
Pawprint Genetics:  
www.pawprintgenetics.com ( as of 9/15/2015 $80)
Optigen:  
www.optigen.com  (as of 5/28/11  $195)
Genomia in Slovakia:    
www.prcdtest.com  (as of 5/28/11  $85)

CEA/CH  (eyes)
PawPrint: www.pawprintgenetics.com
Optigen:  www.optigen. com   (as of 5/28/11  $180)

MDR-1  (drug sensitivity)
Washington State Univ:  
www.vetmed.wsu.edu   (as of 5/28/11 $70)
PawPrint:  
www.pawprintgenetics.com
Genomia in Czech Rep:  www.genomia.cz     (as of 5/28/11  $83.50)

HSF4  (Juvenile Cataracts)
PawPrint:  
www.pawprintgenetics.com
Animal Genetics    www.animalgenetics.us      (as of 5/28/11  $45)

DM (Degenerative Myelopathy
PawPrint:  www.pawprintgenetics.com




Poisons and Dangers

Animal Poison Control        Phone # (888)426-44355    usually a $65 consultation fee applies


Buster ALERT !!  -  DRUG SENSITIVITY IN DOGS
This is very important information for Aussie owners as well as several other breeds that could carry a
mutant MDR-1 gene
www.miniaussierescue.org/BusterAlert/busterspage.html


Dangerous Foods and Household Products
www.akc.org/pdfs/public_education/dangerous_products.pdf


PLEASE do NOT donate to organizations such
as these (ASPCA, HSUS, PETA), you will be paying for lobbyist to take away "your" rights to own pets &
breeders rights to raise them in a family environment.  They do not contribute to shelters or help animals
as they claim.  
  HSUS is NOT the same as your LOCAL Humane Society !!  DONATE to you LOCAL
Shelter where your donations go the place you plan on "animals"





Conformation Show Venues

International All Breed Canine Assn.  (IABCA)
www.iabca.com

American Rare Breed Assn.  (ARBA)
www.arba.org

Kennel Club USA  (KCUSA)
www.kennelclubusa.com

International Canine Kennel Club  (ICKC)
www.internationalcaninekennelclub.com

American Kennel Club   (AKC)
www.akc.org


DOG FOOD RELATED  (click the given links for info)

Get notices of Recalls and see how your food rates
www.dogfoodadvisor.com

Lifes Abundance Products - Delivered to your Door
www.lifesabundance.com    

Other foods delivered to your door
www.chewy.com