United States
Australian Shepherd Association

United States
Australian Shepherd Association

2023-2024 USASA Board of Directors Election

USASA Member, we have four candidates running for the two open director seats for the 2023-24 Board of Directors. Each candidate was given the opportunity to provide a biography on themselves. Please take a moment to read the biographies of each person so you may familiarize yourselves with the candidates who are running to fill […]

The Nose Knows

Kay Marks, Rescue Editor Scent work (AKA nosework) is a popular dog sport based on the tasks performed by trained detection dogs. The dog and handler team works to find and correctly indicate a “hide,” a cotton swab soaked in a specific oil, hidden in a spot unknown to the handler. Besides being great fun […]

The Heart of an Aussie

By Grace Smith Maybe Kip was just born to be an overachiever. He was, after all, one of twelve in the first litter whelped by a mother who was the first AKC Australian Shepherd Grand Champion/Dual Champion (herding). “Snap” did, in fact, introduce her puppies—still in utero—to performance sports at the 2015 USASA Nationals MVA […]