Pacific Northwest Miniature American Shepherd Club (PNWMASC)
Affiliate Club of Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA
• Region 1: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming.
The Pacific Northwest Miniature American Shepherd Club (PNWMASC) was elected in August of 2020 as the region 1 affiliate club for the Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA. The Miniature American Shepherd breed was formed by a split of the Australian Shepherd breed in AKC, and the incorporation of dogs previously known as Miniature Australian Shepherds and also known as North American Shepherds. MASCUSA, our AKC parent club, was originally known as the Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of the USA, and then the North American Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of the USA, and was founded in 1990 as original parent club for the Miniature Australian Shepherd.
PNWMASC represents AKC Miniature American Shepherd breeders and owners across Region 1 including; Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming. We are dedicated to promoting, preserving, and protecting our dogs and their owners. PNWMASC promotes sound and responsible breeding practices dedicated to the improvement and advancement of the Miniature American Shepherd. We advocate the highest ethical standards among breeders, owners and fanciers and encourage a spirit of sportsmanship and cooperation among the membership. The Club supports education and education events for its members, judges, dog fanciers, and the general public, and is pursuing approval to conduct AKC sanctioned competitive events including conformation, herding, obedience, rally, agility, and tracking. We encourage the promotion of the abilities of the Miniature American Shepherd through participation at specialty shows, obedience trials, working trials, and performance events throughout the region.