The goal of this website is to help better the
understanding of the ASCA Breed Standard of the Australian Shepherd.
Anyone involved in the sport of
dogs, whether as a judge, exhibitor or breeder, must have the ability
determine correct structure and type and how it relates to their dog’s
perform the function for which it was bred.
The Australian Shepherd's primary purpose is that of a stock dog,
to take on multiple, utilitarian ranch tasks from moving livestock over
acreage to close-in pen work, requires endurance as well as
These same traits serve the breed in other areas of performance such as
Search and Rescue, Frisbee and Flyball competitions. Correct structure
just as desirable in the family pet as it is in the best ranch dog or
conformation competitor. I
that this site is able to impart something of value to the Aussie
breeder, exhibitor and judge.