THE UNITED KINGDOM MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERD CLUB (UKMASC)
International Parent Club – Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA (MASCUSA)
The UK Miniature American Shepherd Club (UKMASC) was formed in 2011, as the official daughter club of MASCUSA, for Miniature American Shepherd Dogs in the UK. MASCUSA (the Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA) is the USA parent club and pedigree registry for the breed.
The breed was formed by a split of the Australian Shepherd breed in AKC, and the incorporation of dogs previously known as Miniature Australian Shepherds and also known as North American Shepherds.
UKMASC represents Miniature American Shepherd breeders and owners throughout the UK. We are dedicated to promoting, preserving, and protecting the breed, our dogs and their owners. UKMASC promotes sound and responsible breeding practices dedicated to the improvement and advancement of the Miniature American Shepherd. We advocate the highest ethical standards among breeders, owners and fanciers and encourage a spirit of sportsmanship and cooperation among the membership. The Club supports education and education events for its members, breeders, dog fanciers, and the general public, and conducts an annual camp highlighting competitive sports that members can take part in: including conformation, herding, obedience, rally, agility, and tracking.
In conjunction with MyDogDNA, we are pleased to be able to offer our Members and Breeders a discount on full genetic breed panel testing, including Optigen checks.