COASC became an affiliate club of the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA) in early 2014.
Located in Ontario, Canada, COASC is not restricted to a geographical area. We hope to attract members to our new Club from Ontario, Quebec, and the USA. We hold several events each year, including seminars, herding instinct testing, conformation, Rally, Obedience, and eventually agility.
The primary objective of COASC and ASCA is to protect and advance the Australian Shepherd breed. In service of this goal, COASC strives to:
Educate and assist owners of the breed to improve their knowledge of the breed and its history
Encourage ethical and responsible breeding practices and encourage breeders to accept the ASCA and CKC breed standards as the standards of excellence by which the breed shall be judged
Encourage sportsmanlike competition at all dog shows and trials
Conduct conformation shows, performance trials, tests, and other events in conformity with ASCA rules and regulations
Sponsor various educational seminars for our club members and non club members alike
COASC supports responsible ownership and supports breed rescue efforts (for example, Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline (ARPH) and Australian Shepherd Rescue of Ontario (AROO)).
As part of our efforts to support the breed, COASC donates proceeds variably to various organizations, such as research projects.
Click here to see COASC by-laws.