In 1975 Australian Shepherd Club of San Diego County (ASCSDC) became an affiliate club of the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA). ASCSDC held it's first sanctioned conformation and obedience show the same year in Escondido, California. ASCSDC proudly hosts approximately ten sanctioned conformation shows and obedience trials. The club has approximately thirty members active in all areas of competition or therapy work with service dogs.
In 1981 a merit program was started, recognizing and honoring the achievements of our members and their dogs. We offer performance class awards for Aussie and Non- Aussie competitors. Adults and juniors are awarded in all areas of competition at our annual banquet.
We have a Yahoo Group e-mail list for members. The mailing list keeps club members informed of club changes, business, upcoming events, brags, show results and other pertinent club information.
Our main goal is preserving the integrity of the Australian Shepherd. We do this through education. We offer educational talks with a variety of guest speakers. We give handling clinics covering all areas of dog related activities. Also, we participate in community awareness programs.
The club takes great pride in our junior program. We feel it is our responsibility to educate and support our junior membership. After all, the juniors today are the future of the Australian Shepherd.