New to ASCA

Welcome to the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA). We are excited to have your interest and hope to answer some of the most frequent questions we have been asked. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the office.

ASCA Business Office
6091 E. State Hwy 21
Bryan, TX 77808
Phone (979) 778-1082
Fax (979) 778-1898
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST, M-F

ASCA Business Office Manager
Ray Fryar (ext. 101)

To view the answer to the question below, please click on the question.

Yes! We welcome all breeds and mixed breeds to participate in all events except conformation. This includes agility, dock jumping, junior showmanship, obedience, rally, stockdog and tracking events.

You do not need a QT number in order to compete in Agility, Stock or UAD events unless you want to earn ASCA titles.
You will need a QT number to enter an Obedience Trial, Rally Trial, Tracking Test or ASCA Sanctioned Dock Jumping.

Please see below, the FAQ’s on how to obtain a QT number.

For ASCA to process the titles, you must become a service member ($10) and then register your dog(s) – $10 each. There are two ways you can do that:

Mail in an application with your dog’s information:

Or online by first becoming a member:!/register/member

Once you are a member you then log in to the website and register a new dog. Big orange button. You would want a QT number on your dog. You will receive the number within a few days.

Yes, you must be a current member to use ASCA’s registry services, including QT numbers.  However, you do not need to renew your membership unless you would like to obtain another QT number for another dog after your membership has expired.
No, you will not need a QT number if your Australian Shepherd has already been registered with ASCA.  Please use your dog’s ASCA Registration ID# when entering ASCA events.
To find breeders near you, please contact your local ASCA Affiliate Club.  You will find our Affiliate Club listing at!/resources/clublist.  You may click on any President or Representative name to send an email to them, or call the phone numbers listed.
Click below for detailed instructions on filling out the Individual Dog Registration Application.

Individual Dog Registration Example

Yes, as long as they are emailed prior to the office receiving your application.  The email must contain the dog’s proposed registered name, and the name of the primary owner for ease of matching those photos to the proper application when the Business Office receives it.  Please send photos to
Your breeder must order a duplicate Individual Dog Registration Application from the Business Office using the Duplicate Individual Registration Application Request Form, located in our Rules & Forms section under Registry Forms.  We will send the duplicate to your breeder, who must sign the application and send it on to you.
We require a note of explanation from the breeder to make corrections to those forms.  You may have your breeder email you a note of explanation regarding the correction you need to make, then print that email out and attach it to the application for submittal to the Business Office.  Your breeder may also hand-write a note for you to attach.  The Business Office will not accept these notes separate from the applications, so they must be attached to the application when it arrives to the Business Office.

To register a litter online, the primary owner/lessee of the dam must initiate the application by logging into their online account and finding the dam of the litter under the “My Dogs” tab.   They must then click the “New Litter” button under that female to begin the process.   Once the primary owner/lessee of the dam submits the application, the system will send emails to all other owners and co-owners of the sire and dam.   Those emails contain links specific to each individual person that they will need to use to electronically sign the document.   They cannot log into their account to find out where to sign.   They must use the link provided in the email.   The co-owners of the dam will have to log in to their own accounts to sign and must be current members (if not, the system will prompt them to renew before proceeding).   Sire owners will simply be taken directly to a signature page since sire owners do not need to have current memberships, as they are not considered the litter owners.

*Each individual dam owner must set up an online account if they have not done so already. Two people cannot sign from one account, even if they are on a dual membership.   This rule applies to minors as well. A parent/guardian can create an online account for their minor child using their Junior Member ID# and sign for them unless that minor is capable of doing so themselves.

Once we have obtained all signatures, the litter will come through to the Business Office for approval.   If we are awaiting DNA results, the litter application will be pending until those results are received by the office.


**NOTICE: We will still send out paper applications in case you have buyers who do not wish to register their puppies online; however, please be sure to destroy the corresponding paper application for any puppies registered online so that you do not accidentally try to register the same puppy twice.

After the litter is approved by the office, the primary owner of the dam/litter will be able to log into their account and will see that litter in their “My Litters” tab.   They can click on the Litter ID# to open that litter and will see buttons next to each puppy.   The “Register” button will register a puppy back to everyone listed as breeders.   The “Release” button will allow you to release a puppy to a buyer.   Each puppy will be listed by sex and color, so be careful to select the correct puppy, as we are NOT able to correct the released puppy info once it has been done

Keep in mind that when you release a puppy to a buyer, ALL other litter owners must also electronically sign off to release that puppy to that buyer, so those co-owners will receive emails, just as they did to sign off on the litter, to sign for each puppy release.   If there is a kennel name associated with the litter, and that kennel name is also being used in a puppy’s name, all kennel owners will receive an email for their signatures as well.   This is the same requirement that we have on the paper forms, but instead of mailing forms back and forth to everyone, we can easily obtain those signatures electronically.   Since any given litter/kennel owner may receive several emails for signatures, be sure that everyone knows to check their spam folders in case those emails are seen as such through their email host and to add to their safe senders’ list.

Please also keep in mind that this option is not available for puppies out of litters that were not registered online.   The litter must have been registered online in order to register the puppies online.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.