Registries and Associations

Below you will find a list of registries and associations listed in alphabetical order that you can register and or show your Toy and/or Miniature Australian Shepherds with.


~ APRI ~

America’s Pet Registry, Inc. was founded in 1992 with the commitment to providing prompt, courteous, and economical service to pet owners while maintaining integrity in the documentation of pedigrees and the registration of purebred dogs. We are dedicated to the humane care of animals, the preservation of quality bloodlines, and the individual’s right to pet ownership. We provide educational training for the care of dogs conducted by veterinarians to thousands of people through our one-call system. Please call our office if you would like to participate. For more information please visit the APRI website.

~ AKC ~

The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership. NOTE: This is for American Miniature Shepherds For more information please visit the AKC website

~ AKC Partners program ~

AKC Welcomes All Dogs!!! Yes that's right. We said all dogs. Purebreds, mixed breeds, goofy-looking ones, ones that shed... you get the idea. We love 'em all. In all seriousness though, we think of ourselves as the dog's champion, and by being more inclusive we're making the world a better place for ALL dogs and the people who love 'em. That's really why we launched the AKC Canine Partners SM program.  For more information please visit the AKC Partner website.

~ ARBA ~

The American Rare Breed Association or ARBA is a national dog association of the United States, based in Cheltenham, Prince George's County, Maryland. The club was formed to register, show, educate and promote the breeding of uncommon dog breeds. ARBA handles breeds recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale or by its own board of directors that are not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club. For more information please visit the ARBA website


~ ASDR ~

The American Stock Dog Registry was created to provide an alternative registry program for all sizes of Australian Shepherds. Our mission is to preserve the old established pedigrees that are so important in the establishment of the Miniature and Toy Australian Shepherds. We are dedicated to the breed standard. For more information please visit the ASDR website

~ CKC ~

Continental Kennel Club Inc. exists to provide dog breeders and owners with quality canine registration services, accurate record keeping, educational owner resources, and unique canine programs and products. Established in 1991, Continental Kennel Club has continued to offer these services to the dog world, along with a simple registration process, unbeatable service rates, and excellent customer support. For more information please visit the CKC website


Kennel Club USA is an all breed organization.  We recognize over 330 breeds from all around the world. Kennel Club USA is comprised of three parts. Part one is an all breed registry, registering pure bred dogs. Part two is our all breed conformation dog shows.  Part three is our International titles from our partner in Germany the UCI. Kennel Club USA, has partnered with the Union Cynologie International. This is a German Based organization with ties to dog organizations around the world. Kennel Club International will be responsible for our International shows. For more information please visit the KCUSA website


International All Breed Canine Association. The International All Breed Canine Association of America (IABCA) began more than twenty years ago with the intent of making an International Championship Title available to the American public while not exposing the dogs to the danger and inconvenience of international travel. For more information please visit the IABCA website

~ ICE ~

International Canine Events was formed with the purpose of advancing ideals of years past that promote knowledge, sportsmanship and recognition for the exhibitor. Come and join us. Have fun in a relaxed atmosphere with your dog. Gain insights from experienced judges through critiques and personal interaction. The staff with ICE has been involved with dogs and dog shows for more than thirty years. Taking care of exhibitors and making dog shows friendly and fun for everyone is our passion. ICE website



The International Miniature Australian Shepherd Club was formed for the protection of our beloved Miniature Australian Shepherds. Miniature Australian Shepherds are not a new breed, they are a size variety of the Australian Shepherd. They are the same dog, same blood and DNA as the Australian Shepherd only smaller in size. Several farmers, ranchers, breeders kept the size down on these dogs for function. The larger 60 to 90 pound Aussies just could not get into places they were needed to be whether crossing through fences, under gates, through barns as well as many were used a s pen dogs. They had to be strong enough to get the job done but small enough to function and get to the places they needed to be. So the Miniature Australian Shepherd is not new, you can go back to the beginning and see many smaller dogs which still run today through many pedigrees and bloodlines. For more information please visit the IMASC website

~ NSDR ~

National Stock Dog Registry a Division of International English Shepherd Registry, Inc. For more information please visit the NSDR website

This is not a complete list as I am sure we have missed some. If you know of another please send me a contact form with the information and I will be glad to include it here.