MASCA BOD stands by our original decision to revoke the privileges of any MASCA dog going AKC/FSS. MASCA does not recognize any dog now registered as a MINIATURE AMERICIAN SHEPHERD, as an Australian Shepherd of the miniature size variety. We want to remind all MASCA members when they purchase a dog or pup from a breeder/sellerthat the buyer should insist on receiving full disclosure in writing of all registries of the puppy’s parents and/or dog. A responsible breeder should be willing to give the buyer a 3 generation pedigree on the sire and dam of a puppy. The only registries recognized by MASCA for individual or hardship registration applications are: MASCA, ASDR, NSDR, ASCA, AKC Australian Shepherds, and NAMASCUSA Miniature Australian Shepherds that have NOT gone AKC as Miniature American Shepherds. MASCA does not recognize the APRI registry. Also we want to remind MASCA members it is THE BUYER’s responsibility to check this out before they purchase a dog or pup. It is easy to go to the AKC site and look up a dog by name in the FSS: http://www.akc.org/store/reports/dog/search/dog_search.cfm?basic=yes
Members can also go to the files section of the MASCA members2 list to get the info on the ones we have identified and listed there, but should check the AKC site for updates as the MM2 list might not be all inclusive.
Members should not expect the MASCA BOD to “grant special privileges” for registering a dog after a purchase is made since a decision has already been made concerning dogs that are registered AKC/FSS as Miniature American Shepherds.
Again, BUYER BEWARE!