The deadline for converting an AKC Australian Shepherd to an AKC Miniature American Shepherd is December 31, 2014.
The deadline to register a litter that has an Australian Shepherd parent is February 1, 2015. The litter must be whelped no later than December 31, 2014. It is highly recommended that you send your paperwork in as soon as possible after whelping to ensure that your litter can be processed by the deadline.
If you have a dog registered as a Miniature Australian Shepherd that is also registered with AKC as an Australian Shepherd, you must convert that dog to a Miniature American Shepherd by December 31, 2014 or offspring from that dog will not be accepted as of January 1, 2015.
Effective January 1, 2015, puppy papers may only be used to enter AKC regardless of the date the papers were issued.
Effective January 1, 2015, MASCUSA will no longer issue NAMASCUSA registration certificates. Applications submitted must include the AKC/FSS Application and will only be processed for registration into AKC/FSS. Individuals who were issued an Individual Dog Registration (IDR) form for a dog whelped prior to January 1, 2014, may register their dogs in AKC by submitting the IDR form along with the AKC/FSS Application to MASCUSA.
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