The Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA®) was established as the parent club for the breed in 1957 and incorporated as a non-profit corporation. Increasing interest in competition led to the development of merit programs.
These programs today provide certification and titles in Stockdog, Conformation, Obedience, Tracking, and Agility as well as recognition to the top Juniors. These programs increased ASCA®'s role as a service organization to much more than a registry. ASCA®-registered Aussies can earn titles in every phase of competition as well as entry into ASCA®'s Hall of Fame which is reserved for outstanding sires, dams, and kennels. ASCA® has over 100 Affiliate Clubs internationally providing sanctioned shows and trials for ASCA® registered Aussies.
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.  The OFA databases are core to the organization’s objective of establishing control programs to lower the incidence of inherited disease.  Responsible breeders have an inherent responsibility to breed healthy dogs.  The OFA databases serve all breeds of dogs and cats, and provide breeders a means to respond to the challenge of improving the genetic health of their breed through better breeding practices.  The testing methodology and the criteria for evaluating the test results for each database were independently established by veterinary scientists from their respective specialty areas, and the standards used are generally accepted throughout the world.
The Canine Health Information Center, also known as CHIC, is a centralized canine health database sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). CHIC, working with participating parent clubs, provides a resource for breeders and owners of purebred dogs to research and maintain information on the health issues prevalent in specific breeds by establishing a recommended protocol for breed specific health screening and recognizing dogs tested in accordance with that protocol. CHIC also maintains a DNA Bank that collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding genealogic and phenotypic information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs.
Australian Shepherd Health & Genetics Institute, is dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge of genetics in the Australian Shepherd, and the inherited diseases from which it sometimes suffers. We envision serving all Aussies, no matter what their purpose, the goals of their owners, or where they live. ASHGI will work both independently and in cooperation with researchers, breed clubs, canine health organizations and foundations that provide grant funds for canine genetics research.
This is the American Kennel Club's website.  It is a little overwhelming but has a lot of info for the dog lover.
As an AKC parent club to the breed since 1991, USASA represents Australian Shepherd breeders  and owners across the United States and around the world. We are dedicated  to promoting, preserving, and protecting our wonderful Australian Shepherd breed.  This web site provides information on all of USASA’s many activities





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