This is a member owned registry dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Australian Shepherd as a reliable stock dog in an atmosphere of camaraderie, encouragement, and sportsmanship.
This association was formed to encourage Australian Shepherd owners to preserve the heritage of the working stock dog by promoting the breeding, registration, training, trialing, and exhibition of working Australian Shepherds.
It is recognized that as the number of ranches and farms diminish, it is important to develop stock dog trials as a way to showcase dogs with working bloodlines that may not live on a ranch or farm. In WASA, a dog can demonstrate their work ethic by competing in our only venue, the sport of stock dog trials.
We offer a unique trial system that welcomes handlers of any level and all herding breeds. It has many unrestricted, exhibitor friendly divisions in three categories of livestock, with no mandatory entry level or move-ups required. This creates a level playing field for all contestants.
WASA has a full range of member services in a user-friendly online format. These services include member information and registration, dog registration, ownership transfers, litter registrations, and a hardship registry. Posted is an events calendar with all event information, online entry forms, and trial results. We also offer the opportunity to earn Stock dog titles and point standings at all levels for national competitions.
So, grab a cup of coffee and make yourself at home while you browse our site for additional information, … and welcome to the world of the working Australian Shepherd.