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Announcement from American Stock Dog Registry, LLC
We decided a long time ago that we would never change the names of our dogs, no matter what happened. They are three size varities of Australian Shepherds plain and simple. They are not a new breed, but a size variety that is ever developing and growing.
We have consulted with many long time Mini/Toy Aussie Breeders about how we can add an option to help keep the dogs size varieties rather than confusing the issue with a “new breed” or “new name”. We decided to have a special Dual Registration price for dogs coming to us with NAMASCUSA, MASCA, and AKC papers. From now until Jan 31, 2011 we will offer a reduced rate of $10 for dogs that come with either puppy or adult registration from those venues.
We will not register the new breed or change the name. We also will not accept dogs coming to us with papers as the new breed/name, to be dual registered as mini or toy aussies, they must be submitted on mini/toy papers.
If you are registered as a Mini/Toy Aussie, you will still be accepted in the rare breed show venues. IABCA, Rarities/NAKC, and ARBA have been a vital part of our dogs for a long time. They have given us a place to gain championships on our dogs and have allowed the clubs to gather points toward their own championships. I can’t imagine enjoying an AKC show as much as I enjoy the Rare Breed shows.
We just got started this past year with our own shows and have 2 scheduled so far for 2011. Everyone that has participated has enjoyed them self and are begging for more. It can only grow from here. So add another show venue with more events to showcase your dogs!! We offer Herding, Agility, Rally O and CGC added to Conformation, so essentially we have something for everyone. We encourage newbies to “just give it a try” and so many become hooked on the performance events and want to continue. We also try to have one educational seminar per show.
I have saved the most important reason to keep the name of our dogs for last. We feel that this was the way it was to be from the beginning and should remain that way to honor Sandy Travis and Doris Cordova’s dream for the little aussies. Below is a widely cross posted letter from Sandy Travis that gives real insight into their plans for the dogs.
Hi, I'm Sandy Travis founder of the "Travis Dogs" and I would like to tell you
the history of these dogs. In 1962, I was almost 16 yrs. old and I bought a
Australian Shepherd puppy from a friend of mine at the Torrance Rodeo. I knew
this puppy's parents and was anxious to get her to someday breed to my Aussie
male. I soon realized this wasn't going to happen as she "Puppy" only grew to
be approx. 11". In 1968, I found a small Aussie male and I bred Puppy to him.
The whole litter stayed small, 9" to 13". Realizing their popularity, I talked
with a Vet and he advised me to "inbreed, line breed and cull", so I did and
overall I was very happy with the small size and conformation.
Although I never asked if "Puppy's" parents were registered, nor did I ask if
the male I bred her to was registered, at that time in my life it wasn't
important to me to have a registered dog, but I did care that they were in fact
The general public that would see these little dogs immediately called them
Miniature Aussies or Aussie puppies. It wasn't until years later that the Mini
Clubs were formed that the two sizes were introduced, the Toy and the Miniature.
Under those guide lines, almost all of my dogs were Toys. I knew Bob and Doris
Cordova through Quarter Horse Shows and they fell in love with my little dogs.
In 1978 they bought a puppy from me and named him Cordovas Spike and he received
his Australian Shepherd papers with NSDR and than later got the Miniature added
to his papers. (we all were very proud of the Miniature on the papers) Later
with the addition of the Toy/Mini sizes, the dogs papers would state one or the
other depending on the size of the dog. Although Spike qualified as a Toy, his
papers were never changed. Spike was beautiful with a lot of refinement to fit
his small size of approx. 13". So you see, the Toy was the first to be bred to
the Standard to get the Mini. I must tell everyone how thankful I am to Doris
and how important it was to her to have registered Australian Shepherds no
matter what size they were.
Hope I have enlightened you somewhat on the true history of the "Travis Dogs"
There you have it, directly from Sandy Travis, no secondhand information. These dogs were always supposed to be size varities, not a separate breed, so let’s work to keep them that way.
To take advantage of this offer, simply do as always. Send completed dog registration form from our webite and a copy of the paperwork you have, any extra pedigree and $10.Mark “dual registration special” at the top of the form. Remember puppies must also enclose a picture. And if you are wanting to register a toy (under 14 inches), please include a statement from your vet with the measurement taken or (as long as we can see clearly) you may send a picture with a yardstick measuring your dog. Toys must be 9 months old to be classified a toy. We reserve the right to request a different measurement.
Come join us for the Red Dirt Shootout to be held in Lawton, OK May 27-29, 2011. We will be starting soon to post info about this show. We also have a show planned for Salt Lake City, UT Sept 30-Oct 2, 2011. Both shows will have Conformation, Agility, Herding, Rally O and CGC available. We will be having Handling classes on Friday evening before each show. We are so happy to have UDP to run our performance events and have a mini-seminar/demo planned for Oklahoma and working on one for Salt Lake.
Keep watch on our website and join us on Facebook.
We are coming up on 6 years of business soon and want to also take this opportunity to thank all our supporters these past years. We are busier than ever and our numbers are growing faster than we imagined. We will be here for the long haul and feel we do really have something to offer as many people have found.
Thanks and Happy New Year,
Sondra Conklin & Lois Stevens
All breeds registered by American Stock Dog Registry, LLC are accepted by the IABCA show venue.
For Immediate Release
Thursday 09 September 2010
To All Exhibitors, especially those breeders and exhibitors of the Mi-Ki, Shiloh
Shepherd, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Toy Australian Shepherd, Miniature
Australian Shepherd, and American Pit Bull Terrier.
Recently a disgruntled former exhibitor has set out on a systematic campaign to
harm IABCA. As a result, UCI has decided to reconsider the UCI-recognition of
some rare breeds that have long-standing histories with IABCA and UCI,
specifically the Mi-Ki, Shiloh Shepherd, and Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog. We are
diligently working with UCI to arrive at an acceptable resolution.
We at IABCA recognize and honor our group's history with these breeds and we
understand that rare breeds need a meaningful venue in which to show.
Consequently, we will continue to recognize and welcome these breeds as IABCA
breeds, even if UCI chooses otherwise.
The inclusion of the Miniature Australian Shepherd, Toy Australian Shepherd, and
American Pit Bull Terrier in this campaign is completely unfounded. If you own
one of these breeds, rest assured that all titles issued you by IABCA or UCI are
now, and always will be, valid.
We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion triggered by this situation.
The disturbance generated by this campaign has cruelly fallen upon truly
remarkable breeds and exhibitors. We appreciate your patience while UCI
deliberates, and look forward to seeing you at our next show."
Thank you, IABCA
NEW LINK FOR RARITIES/NAKC DOG SHOW
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Congratulations to these class winners at the American Stock Dog Special
- 3rd show of the IABCA Show in Moberly, MO Feb 8, 2009.
Patti Moore and Boottop Merle McArthur
Best Mini Adult
Heidi Saling and Coat Tails Barkley
Best Toy puppy
Pockets Smooth Operator owned by Cindy Shaykett
Best Mini puppy
Winner of our drawing for an American Stock Dog Jacket: Lynn Brown
We have been chosen as the registry of choice for the Toy Australian Shepherd Association of America. Please check out their website at: www.tasaa.org
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