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The ASDCA, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is the official parent club in the United States for the Anatolian Shepherd Dog. Since its founding, the ASDCA has shared the great joy and responsibility of living with these magnificant and ancient dogs.

We are proud to announce that the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is the 144th breed to be recognized by AKC. On June 12, 1995, the American Kennel Club announced formal recognition of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog, effective to be shown in the Miscellaneous Class beginning June 1, 1996. On August 12, 1998, the American Kennel Club granted full recognition to the Anatolian Shepherd Dog effective June 1, 1999 (entered the Working Group). Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are registered by the American Kennel Club and/or the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc.



The ASDCA is made up of owners and/or breeders of Anatolian Shepherd Dogs.

The ASDCA maintains the original National Registry; we have over 4,200 Anatolians registered with the ASDCA; over 1,400 are registered with AKC

The ASDCA membership is over 250 members.

The ASDCA's official publication, the "ANATOLIAN TIMES" is published three times a year and sent to each member of the organization. The Anatolian Times is full of information dealing with training (both for obedience and livestock protection), health tips, sound breeding practices, and articles and letters from members all over the world.

The ASDCA maintains an extensive library of printed information on the Anatolian Shepherd Dog, which is available to owners and the inquiring public.

Each fall, the ASDCA sponsors its National Breed Specialty and Annual General Membership meeting. The Specialty is a three-day affair; beginning with a banquet and ending with a membership get together. Anatolian Shepherd Dogs from all backgrounds are welcomed at the specialty. Classes include conformation, obedience and working dogs.

The ASDCA is a strong supporter of the livestock guarding dog research programs.

The Anatolian is still considered a rare breed in the United States; but thanks to the efforts of the ASDCA, we are recognized by the AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC.

THE ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG IS NOT FOR EVERYONE! This is not the dog for the person who wants to leave the dog chained up until he has the time for him. If not socialized and obedience trained, the dog may become unmanageable with strangers and, upon occasion, with his owner. The Anatolian needs to be familiar with the outside world.

If you still feel the Anatolian Shepherd Dog is the breed for you and your family, take special care in selection of a breeder and the puppy. Learn all you can about this breed. While ownership of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog entails more responsibility and commitment than most any other breeds of dogs, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog can be a wonderful and intelligent companion, guardian, and friend.


This site is owned and operated by The Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America, Incorporated (ASDCA). All content of this site; text, graphics or photographic, is the sole property of ASDCA and/or its Member Contributors. Any copying, in whole or in part, for any use what-so-ever, is strictly prohibited. Anyone found to be violating this prohibition, without written permission from ASDCA, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

DISCLAIMER: Viewer is advised that ASDCA neither endorses or defends the business practices, breeding practices, or personal ethics of any individual member who may be listed on the BREEDERS LIST, have an advertisement, or have a "link" from this site to their personal Web Pages. Viewers are advised to make themselves as fully informed as possible about the Breeder's practices and become comfortable with, and confident in, any individual you may choose to do business with. ASDCA does not accept any liability for the actions of any of these individuals.

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PRESIDENT:
EJ Collins
EMAIL: edcollins.mail@gmail.com
Phone: 434-960-5213
VICE-PRESIDENT:
Carol White

EMAIL: myanatolians@prodigy.net
Phone: 831-809-7413

SECRETARY:
VACANT

 

TREASURER:
Treasurer:  Albert Suhajda 

EMAIL: albertsasd@gmail.com
Phone: 520-227-1070

DIRECTORS
Effective 10/1/16

Laura Long
Livonia, MI 48150

email: llong0267@gmail.com
313 300-2218 (cell)

Jan Fox
Stahlstown, PA

EMAIL:  foxglenaa@hotmail.com
Phone: 724-593-8939

VACANT


Diana Martinez
Sonoma, CA 95476

EMAIL: amerikanasds@yahoo.com
Phone: 707-996-4224

Paula Suhajda
Huachuca City, AZ

EMAIL:  Asiri.asd@gmail.com
Phone:  520-456-1033

Carol White
Salinas, CA 93912

EMAIL: myanatolians@prodigy.net
Phone: 831-809-7413

 




AKC DELEGATE for ASDCA:
(VACANT POSITION)

 

REGISTRAR:
Dorothy Ballard
Alpine, CA 91901

Phone: 619-445-6438

JUDGES EDUCATION COORDINATOR:
Catherine (Katie) Emanuel
Charlottesville, VA 22901
EMAIL: birinci@centurylink.net

Phone: 434-960-5213

HEALTH COORDINATOR:
Janet Dotson
Valley Center, CA
EMAIL:  jadees5150@gmail.com

ANATOLIAN TIMES EDITOR:
Caryn Molands

email: dandme2@yahoo.com

Submissions: AnatolianTimes@gmail.com

ASDCA WEBMASTER:
M.E. BILISNANSKY McMORROW
GROUNDDOGS.COM
EMAIL: yoda@grounddogs.com
Phone: 484-467-4829

HEALTH COORDINATOR:

 

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“ASDCA REVISED BYLAWS APPROVED BY ASDCA MEMBERSHIP”

79% of ASDCA Members who returned their ballots voted to adopt the revised ASDCA Bylaws. Per the Bylaws, a favorable vote of two-thirds (67%) of the members in good standing who return valid ballots within the time limit shall be required to effect any such amendment. Please click the button below to get a copy of the ASDCA Bylaws as amended September 9, 2009.”

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A PDF FILE OF THE BY LAWS


If you have any questions, comments or recommended revisions to the ASDCA By-Laws, please forward all comments to the By-Laws Committee. The By-Laws Committee has been established to conduct a thorough review of the By-Laws and consider member feedback for recommendations to the ASDCA Board of Directors.

The Chair of the By-Laws Committee is Diane Calabro
EMAIL: dacalabro@cox.net

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Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities for the Officers and Board of Directors of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America


Approved by the ASDCA Board: 8/06/08 (Items in Italics approved by the ASDCA BOD 08/04/12)

History of the ASDCA Officer and/ or Director Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA) is a national organization dedicated to the preservation of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog (ASD) and education of the public regarding the ASD. Election and subsequent service as an Officer or Director (hence forth known as the Board of Directors, aka the BOD) of the ASDCA is an important duty and responsibility, one that must be entered into with a strong desire to faithfully serve and protect the ASD, ASDCA and the ASDCA membership.

Election as a member of the BOD must not be taken lightly. Although the position you are elected to is voluntary, you WILL be expected to devote a significant amount of your personal time in the service of the ASD, the ASDCA, the ASDCA membership, and educating the public regarding the ASD and ASDCA. This service will include, but is not limited to ACTIVE participation in ASDCA events, almost exclusively at your own personal expense. The ASDCA events include but are not limited to hosting and or supporting ASDCA events such as a National Specialty, Regional Specialty, educational events, or participating in a significant manner in one of the aforementioned ASDCA events.

As a member of the BOD, you are an elected official chosen by the members of the ASDCA to preserve our magnificent breed, to protect it from exploitation and to ensure its survival. The office to which you have been elected to must be treated as a sacred honor, for you are ultimately entrusted with the future of our precious breed. You must understand that you will be accountable to the ASDCA membership and fellow BOD members for faithfully fulfilling the duties, expectations and responsibilities of your elected position. In short, you will be accountable for everything you do or do not do as a member of the BOD.T he membership of the ASDCA relies on the BOD to at all times act in the best interest of the ASD and ASDCA, specifically:

- To be knowledgeable about our breed;
- To be proactive on the issues facing our breed;
- To study all issues before the BOD;
- To base all decisions effecting the ASD and ASDCA on sound judgment, reliable information and the best interest of the ASD and ASDCA;
- To be a good steward of the resources of the club;
- To educate the public regarding the ASD and ASDCA
- To be honest and trustworthy in the execution of all BOD duties, expectations, and
responsibilities.

Much is expected of members of the BOD, as they are the governing body of the ASDCA. Members of the BOD are at all times expected to "LEAD by EXAMPLE" and subscribe to the "spirit and intent" of the "Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities for the Officers and Board of Directors of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America." Robert Ballard, the Founder of the ASDCA stated, "BOD members must exhibit and possess, three key traits, HONESTY, INTEGRITY and a SENSE of FAIR PLAY."

BOD Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities

In all matters affecting the ASD and ASDCA, members of the BOD will act in good faith, exercise sound judgment and ensure due diligent in the performance of their duties. Prior to meetings, Officers and Directors will faithfully prepare for discussions as set forth in the published agenda for the upcoming BOD meeting. All members of the BOD will strive to be knowledgeable regarding important issues impacting the ASD, ASDCA and the ASDCA membership. BOD members are expected to serve as a Chairman/Chairperson and or member of ASDCA committees.

Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities for the Officers and Board of Directors of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America

When called upon to cast a vote regarding a pending issue, each BOD member will render an impartial vote and or decision. Each BOD member will be expected to make decisions based on factual information rather than unsubstantiated information, opinions and personal preferences. At all times, BOD members will make decisions that are first and fore-most, in the best interest of the ASD breed; second, in the best interest of the ASCDA; and third, in the best interest of the ASDCA members, rather than any one group, individual, special interest, or friends.

BOD members will be responsible for disseminating information which is approved for release to the membership, to all ASDCA members with whom he/she is in contact or can reasonably contact. BOD members will be honest in the performance of their work for the ASDCA and speak positively on behalf of the organization and its leadership in order to foster trust among ASDCA members, potential ASDCA members and the public. BOD members will respect fellow BOD members of the ASDCA, acknowledging differences of opinion, providing for open and respectful discussion, and making decisions only after listening to all points of view and all available information. BOD members will always publicly support the majority decisions made by the BOD, even if he/she privately disagrees. BOD members will educate the public regarding the ASD. If a BOD member is a breeder of ASD's, he/she will hold their business to the highest standards of professionalism, quality, and integrity, because the manner in which he/she conducts their individual business affairs can affect the public image of the ASDCA. BOD members will adhere to the ASDCA Code of Ethics. BOD members are expected to perform such duties as deemed appropriate by the BOD. ASDCA National Specialty

The National Specialty is traditionally known as the "Annual Gathering of the Clan." This is the one and only ASDCA event that provides for the gathering of all ASDCA members. As a result, BOD members have a once a year opportunity to meet and discuss ASD and ASDCA issues face to face with fellow BOD members. Additionally and more importantly, BOD members also have an opportunity to meet with and discuss issues impacting the ASD and ASDCA with the membership and hear feedback directly from them. This event is considered to be a cornerstone of the BOD duties. Each BOD member is expected to participate in all National Specialties regardless of location (consisting of the BOD meeting, Breed competition, Annual Banquet and General Assembly meeting of the ASDCA membership). It is understood that BOD members may occasionally experience some difficulty attending each and every National Specialty (and some of the National Specialty events). However, during the four year tenure of office, BOD members are EXPECTED to make a FAITHFUL and SINCERE EFFORT to attend all National Specialties and events. This being said, it is expected that during their four year tenure of office, each BOD member will attend at least two National Specialties, to include accompanying events. If a BOD member is unable to attend or must leave the National Specialty and not able to attend one or more of the National Specialty events, it is expected that he/she will notify the President, Secretary or, (if they are not available), another ASDCA Officer present at the National Specialty.


Confidentiality
As a matter of general practice, all BOD discussions and documents generated or received by the BOD are considered to be privileged discussions and documents, therefore confidential.

Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities for the Officers and Board of Directors of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America

Members of the BOD will not disclose, beyond its intended scope, any information which is discussed, marked, designated, or treated as confidential by members of the BOD and committee members and which he/she receives as a member of the ASDCA BOD. He/she will only discuss the aforementioned information with other BOD members. He/sheunderstands they have an obligation to maintain the confidentiality which extends indefinitely beyond his/her term of office.

Conflict of Interest
BOD members represent the ASDCA. As such inappropriate actions and conduct by BOD members, whether intentional or not, can subject the ASDCA to liability. This can include perceptions of inappropriate actions and conduct (Approved by ASDCA BOD 08/04/12). Members of the BOD acknowledge that information gathered by the ASDCA is for the benefit of the breed, club and all club members. Therefore he/she will not use any information received as a member of the BOD for their personal benefit or the benefit of friends, family members or business associates.


Members of the BOD will openly declare any actual or potentially perceived conflicts of interest that may result from their involvement in discussions or decision making on an issue before the ASDCA, while having business, professional, or personal interests that could bias their decisions.

Members of the BOD have the sole responsibility for determining whether interests constitute a conflict, and if so, what the remedy will be. (See conflict of interest examples on page 4) The following becomes effective October 1, 2012:
All ASDCA BOD members must sign a statement certifying they have read and understand the ASDCA Bylaws and the Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities for the Officers and Board of Directors of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. This statement will be kept on file with the ASDCA Secretary. See sample "Acknowledgement Statement" on page 5. (Approved by ASDCA BOD 08/04/12).

The following becomes effective October 1, 2012 (for the 2013 AGM):
All ASDCA BOD members annually, 30 days prior to the AGM, in conjunction with the due date of reports to the ASDCA Secretary, must submit a disclosure statement detailing income received directly from the ASDCA or income indirectly originated from the ASDCA. The statement will also list all ASDCA expenses reimbursed to the individual. If no income or reimbursement for expenses was received, the member would simply state that no income or reimbursement for expenses was received. See sample "Financial Disclosure Statement" on page 5. (Approved by ASDCA BOD 08/04/12).

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Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities for the Officers and Board of Directors of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America

Examples of Conflict of Interest
Example 1
Judge Smith is a friend and or family acquaintance of BOD member Jones. Judge Smith was nominated to be a Breed (Confirmation) Judge for an ASDCA National (or Regional) Specialty. During BOD discussion regarding selection of Judge Smith as the Breed Judge for an ASDCA National or Regional Specialty, Jones would be expected to disclose his/her relationship with Judge Smith. During a BOD vote to approve or disapprove Judge Smith, Jones would be required to "Abstain" from voting.

Example 2
BOD member Jones is "campaigning" his/her ASD (owned or co-owned). Judge Smith has previously judged Jones's ASD and awarded the ASD a group placement or higher award during an AKC event. Judge Smith is being considered for selection as the Breed Judge for a National (or Regional) Specialty. Jones would be expected to disclose the award received from Judge Smith during BOD discussions regarding Judge Smith.

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Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities for the Officers and Board of Directors of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America

Sample Acknowledgement Statement

I, _____________________ (name of the individual and ASDCA BOD position held) have read and understand ASDCA Bylaws and the Duties, Expectations and Responsibilities for the Officers and Board of Directors of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America, to include the section pertaining to disclosure of ASDCA BOD information and Conflict of Interest.

Name of individual certifying above information and date signed
Signature Date

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Revised and Approved by ASDCA BOD: 05/07/2011

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA) depends on volunteer committees comprised of its members to accomplish much of the work necessary for the success of the organization. The ASDCA Board of Directors (BOD) developed a list of committees deemed necessary to meet this requirement. To ensure the successful operation and to maximize the benefits of each committee to the ASDCA, the ASDCA Committee and Appointed Position Guidelines contained within this document were developed. All ASDCA committees and ASDCA members shall adhere to the guidelines contained within this document.




Click on red type below for specific Committee Guidelines.
GUIDELINES FOR COMMITTEES WITHOUT A "HOT" BUTTON ARE PENDING.

"Committees that currently have a vacancy contain a blank space within that committee under the title of Chairperson or Committee members. One blank indicates one vacancy, two blanks indicates two vacancies and so forth. If no current opening exists within the committee you are interested in joining, club members are always welcome to volunteer to assist that committee. If any Club member is interested in volunteering to join a committee, they should first contact the Committee Chairperson. If there is no Committee Chairperson, then please contact the BOD Liaison/Adviser of the Committee or any BOD member on that committee for additional information. Any club member(s) interested in Chairing a committee should contact any Club Officer for additional information."

Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America
Committees and Appointed Positions
Last Updated April, 2016


ASDCA CODE OF ETHICS VIOLATION COMMITTEE:
Members: 3
Chairman: Ed (EJ) Collins
Committee Members: Barb Jakobi and Sigrid Owen
CLICK HERE FOR COE Violation Committee Guidelines (Approved 2009, revised 2013)

PURINA PARENT CLUB PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (PPCPP) BOD COMMITTEE:
Members: 3
Chairman: Laura Long
Committee Members:  Albert Suhajda and Diana Martinez
CLICK HERE FOR PPCPP BOD Guidelines - Approved by BOD 11/10/2011

HEALTH COMMITTEE:
Members: 3
Chairman: Janet Dotson (Health Coordinator)
Committee Members: Dr. Nina Ward & Carmen Thompson
CLICK HERE FOR Health Committee Guidelines

PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
Members: As necessary, minimum 3
Chairman: Edward Collins
Committee Members: Michelle Shiue, Tiffany Murphy, vacancy and Marilyn Harned
CLICK HERE FOR Public Education Guidelines - Approved by BOD 11/10/2011

HISAR SHIELD AWARD COMMITTEE (Effective 1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017):
Members: 3-5
Chairman: Erin Tallon-Carr
Committee Members: Tom Crockett, Barb Jakobi, Kathy Gerlach and Dorothy Ballard
CLICK HERE FOR Hisar Shield Award Guidelines - revised 11/13/2013

SERVICE DOG AWARD COMMITTEE:
Members: 3
Chairman: Gary Jakobi
Committee Members: Erin Tallon-Carr and Ron Arden
CLICK HERE FOR Service Dog Award Guidelines - Approved by BOD 02/11/2012
JUDGE'S EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
Members: 5
Chairman: Katie Emanuel
Committee Members: Gary Jakobi, Erin Tallon-Carr, Laura Edstrom-Smith and Sharon Newcomb
WORKING DOG COMMITTEE:
Members: 5
Chairman: Diana Martinez
Committee Members: Vacant, Perry Fox, Alan Akard & Kim Gray
CLICK HERE FOR Working Dog Committee Guidelines - Approved by BOD January 2013

LEGISLATIVE LIAISON:
Sandie King

 




2016 NATIONAL SPECIALTY COMMITTEE:
Members: As necessary
Chair: Carol White
Committee Members:  TBD
AD HOC BY-LAWS COMMITTEE:
Co-Chair: Diane Calabro
Members: Mark Griffith, EJ Collins, Dr. Mike Bitz, Esq. and Barb Jakobi
   


ASDCA APPOINTED POSITIONS:
AKC COMPANION EVENTS LIAISON:
Martha Davis
ASDCA HALL OF FAME:
Genia Kyres
ANATOLIAN TIMES EDITOR:
Barb Jakobi until vacancy is filled.
Now Vacant CLICK HERE FOR ANATOLIAN TIMES GUIDELINES
HISTORIAN
(VACANT POSITION)
ASDCA WEB MASTER:
Mary Ellen Bilisnansky McMorrow
WHAT'S NEW WITH RESCUE:
Club Liaison: Jo Lynne York
ASDCA REGISTRAR:
Dorothy Ballard:/ 619-445-6438
CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVE:
Correna Kelly:
AKC GAZETTE COLUMNIST:
Jo Lynne York
Breeder's List Coordinator
Carol White:
WEB ADVISOR:
Sally Angelucci

 


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ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA
PARENT CLUB APPROVED MENTORS (last edited 5/12/17)

Name

City

ST

Email

Phone

Darci Lang

Tucson

AZ

montairekennels@yahoo.com

(520) 219-9071

David Barron

Nuevo

CA

davidjcodd1@yahoo.com

(951) 928-3646

Kathy Gerlach

Napa

CA

gerlranch@aol.com

(707) 252-8196

Marilyn Harned

Alpine

CA

anat404@cox.net

(619) 445-3334

Diana Martinez

Sonoma

CA

amerikanasds@yahoo.com

(707) 996-4224

Lesley Brabyn

Bodega

CA

timaru@earthlink.net

(707) 876-1808

Genia Kyres

Jacksonville

FL

geniakyres@gmail.com

(858) 449-3853

Jim Kyres

Jacksonville

FL

geniakyres@gmail.com

(858) 449-3853

Deborah Grunnah

Ocala

FL

islandfarm@aol.com

(352) 598-6464

Sandra King

Chiefton

FL

alaturka8@gmail.com

(352) 493-2012

Laura Edstrom Smith

West Palm Beach

FL

carpedmanatolian@comcast.net

(561) 204-5445

Elizabeth Emanuel

Havre de Grace

MD

colonialrow@yahoo.com

(901) 679-2900

Linda Palmateer

Prince Frederick

MD

Anatolians4me@yahoo.com

(202) 502-6558

Rhys Owen

Twin Lake

MI

sahin@frontier.com

(231) 828-6603

Sigrid Owen

Twin Lake

MI

sahin@frontier.com

(231) 828-6603

Erin Tallon-Carr

Raleigh

NC

thegooddawg@gmail.com

(828) 649-3417

Sharon Newcomb

Santa Fe

NM

snew0444@aol.com 

(505) 983-0444

Jan Paulk

Santa Fe

NM

janpaulk@aol.com

(505) 820-6408

Sally Angelucci

Walton

NY

Salang1@aol.com

(607) 865-8812

Ann Collins

Catskill

NY

collinsa2@verizon.net

(518) 943-6942

Karen Sen

Springfield

OR

senflower@q.com

(541) 747-0094

Carmen Thompson

Meggett

SC

cjenkinsthompson@aol.com

(843) 889-2773

Elyse Vandermolen

League City

TX

elysevandermolen@aol.com

(281) 332-5633

Jo Lynne York

Elgin

TX

eboracumk9@yahoo.com

(512) 789-5921

Barbara Jakobi

Weston

WI

bgdogs01@gmail.com

(715) 443-3509

Gary Jakobi

Weston

WI

bgdogs01@gmail.com

(715) 443-3509

Edward J. Collins

Charlottesville

VA

edcollins.mail@gmail.com

(434) 960-5234

Catherine Emanuel

Charlottesville

VA

birinci@centurylink.net

(434) 286-2268

Louise Emanuel

Charlottesville

VA

birinci@centurylink.net

(434) 286-2268

Updated 05/19/17


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Adopted by ASDCA Board of Directors 2004
Approved by ASDCA Membership 2005

This Code of Ethics is established in accordance with the objectives of the ASDCA as set forth in the Bylaws. It is established to set a standard of conduct by all members of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. It is presented as a guideline for the use of ASDCA members and the general public when buying, breeding, selling and exhibiting Anatolian Shepherd Dogs.

The Anatolian Shepherd is a very special breed of dog, developed over many centuries under rigorous working conditions to perform a specific job – protect livestock. As breeders of these dogs, we are dedicated to maintaining the same degree of uniformity in working behavior, temperament, soundness and overall conformation as these dogs have exhibited for millennia in their native lands.

As a member in good standing of the ASDCA, I hereby agree:

01. To abide by the ASDCA By-Laws and the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.

02. That all advertising shall be honest and not in any way misrepresenting, fraudulent, or misle

03. To maintain the highest of standards of canine health, cleanliness, and care.

04. That no ASD will be knowingly sold to franchised commercial facilities, puppy brokers, puppy mills or agents. No stud dog will be knowingly bred to any bitch whose owner is directly or indirectly involved with any puppy broker, puppy mill, or any other commercial enterprise whose business is involved in like activities. No ASD will be sold or donated to a research laboratory. No dog will be offered as a prize or sold at auction

05. All breeding done will be done with the intentions of improving the breed and never for purely commercial reasons.

06. All breeding dogs/bitches must be certified radiographic free of hip dysplasia at age 2 or more by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals or comparable agency. Copies of this certification to be provided to puppy buyers, upon request.

07. All breeding Bitches and Dogs should be physically mature and at least two years of age with no disqualifying faults per the AKC Standard. Bitches should not be bred two heats in a row without veterinary approval.

08. Puppies will not be shipped before 8 weeks of age.

09. To realistically evaluate all puppies and to sell or place all nonbreeding ASD on spay/neuter contracts with limited registration papers (offspring nonregisterable).

10. To take responsibility for all offspring produced in my breeding program and to assist in their lifetime placements and re-homing if necessary.


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Established in 2004
ASDCA Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding Anatolian Shepherd Dogs
based on their accomplishments throughout the past year.
The awards include the following:



 

For


DAM of Merit

For

GOLD GUARDIAN – the Anatolian Shepherd Dog that has defeated more Anatolian Shepherd Dogs than any other dog during the calendar year (January 1 – December 31) in AKC competition.

2015 -- GCH CH Lucky Hit Bethany Yaman
2014 -- GCH CH Carpe Diem’s Amadeus
2013 -- GCH CH Birinci’s Pied Piper Goes Full Circle
2012 -- GCH Birinci's Pied Piper Goes Full Circle
2011 -- GCH CH Jughandle Mr. Arrowroot
2010 -- GCH CH Inanna Bay Boudreau of Luckyhit
2009 -- CH Birinci's Hint of Hoja
2008 -- CH Inanna Bay Boudreau of Luckyhit
2007 -- CH Inanna Bay Boudreau of Luckyhit
2006 -- CH Tamoora's Amir
2005 -- CH Caatskill Maranda NYS of Mind
2004 -- CH Horizon's Zafer
2003 -- CH Aegean's Kokkino Piperi

SILVER GUARDIAN – the top pointed opposite sex Anatolian Shepherd Dog.

2015 -- GCH CH White Oak Wiesje
2014 -- GCH CH Full Circle’s Treasure Island
2013 -- GCH CH Timaru Serag Mounir
2012 -- GCH CH Jughandle Mr. Arrowroot
2011 -- GCH CH J-Haven’s Esmeray of Timaru
2010 -- CH Aegean's Theia
2009 -- CH Carpe Diem's Champagne
2008 -- CH Island Farm's Roxanne
2007 -- CH Island Farm's Roxanne
2006 -- CH Night Watch's Steel Magnolia
2005 -- CH Night Watch's Steel Magnolia
2004 -- CH Maranda's Matilda Bay
2003 -- CH Caatskill's I Get Misty



The ASDCA Gold Leash is awarded to the Anatolian Shepherd Dog that has defeated more dogs (all-breed) than any other dog during the calendar year (January 1 – December 31) in AKC competition.  These awards are regardless of sex. 

2015 -- GCH CH Lucky Hit Bethany Beyaz Kumru
2014 -- GCH CH Carpe Diem’s Amadeus.
2013 -- GCH CH Luck Hit Bethany Beyaz Kumru

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The ASDCA Silver Leash is awarded to the Anatolian Shepherd Dog that has defeated the second most dogs (all-breed) than any other dog during the calendar year (January 1 – December 31) in AKC competition. 

2015 -- GCH CH Karaboudjan’s Mystic Moonspell
2014 -- GCH CH Full Circle’s Treasure Island
2013 -- GCH CH Carpe Diem's Amadeus

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To celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm of ownendler exhibitors the American Kennel Club has created the new AKC National Owner-Handled Series. This non-titling competition will be held at select dog shows across the country.  The ASDCA would like to recognize those that are participating in this competition.

The ASDCA/AKC Top Owner-Handled Dog Award is awarded to the Anatolian Shepherd Dog that has defeated more dogs (breed and all-breed) than any other dog during the calendar year (January 1 – December 31) in AKC competition.  This award is regardless of sex.

2015: GCH CH Lucky Hit Bethany Beyaz Kumru
2014: GCH CH Lucky Hit Bethany Beyaz Kumru


TOP PRODUCERS AWARD – based on the number of Champion offspring as published in the AKC New Titles Report. Only Champion titles are counted. The requirements are as follows:

Sire of Distinction – 15 or more
Dam of Distinction – 10 or more
Sire of Merit – 8 thru 14
Dam of Merit – 5 thru 9

The owners of Hall of Fame producers are not recorded as they may change over the lifetime of the dog, and the ASDCA has no means of determining the ownership of an untitled top producer. Breeders are also not listed. The titles (such as championship or performance titles) of Hall of Fame producers are not recorded as new titles can be achieved throughout the lifetime of the dog. Induction into the Hall of Fame is for all Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, whether or not they are owned by ASDCA members, but award certificates are issued to ASDCA members only.

Sire of Distinction:

2013 - CH Hisar Akar
           Sakarya's Sahmerdan II
2012 - CH Horizon's Zafer
2011 - CH Kandira's Encore
2009 - CH Alaturka's Kafadar V Tamoora

Dam of Distinction:

2013 - Inanna Bethany Bay of Lucky Hit


 

Sire of Merit:

1015 -- Gerlach Beau
2014 – GCH CH Birinci’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
2013 -- Buyuk Hoja of Cankaya Tepe
2011 -- Lucky Hit's Shadow Kasif
2010 -- CH Horizon's Zafer
2009 -- CH Birinci's Sage
2009 -- Sakarya's Sahmerdan II
2008 -- CH Birinci's Hurricane Hugo
2007 -- CH Kandira's Encore
2006 -- CH Alaturka's Kafadar V Tamoora
2006 -- CH Cobankopegi Ala
2004 -- CH Hisar Akar

Dam of Merit

2015 -- CH Sakarya’s It’s a Charmed Life Shameran
CH Birinci’s Hallow’s Eve
2014 – GCH CH Island Farm’s Center Stage
2013 -- Birinci's Carmen
2013 -- CH Carpe Diem's Elektra
2013 -- CH Phantom Farm's Miss Caroline
2011 -- Aysa Tam Tam
2011 -- CH Birinci's Big Green Toad
2011 -- CH Carpe Diem's Champagne
2011 -- CH Inanna Bethany Bay Of Lucky Hit
2010 -- CH Alaturka's SenRuya Eiserntor
2010 -- Croft's Harper Lee
2010 -- CH Night Watch's Steel Magnolia
2009 -- Pittman's Stormy Weather
2008 -- Patent Pending Layla of N.W.
2006 -- Eiserntor's Meuchver of Tamoora
2005 -- CH Kandira's Firtina of Sakarya
2005 -- CH Sakarya's Col Firtina of Tamoora
2005 -- CH Sakarya's Simarik
2005 -- Sinop's C.I.D. of Breezy Way
2004 -- Gerlach BeBe



BRED-BY-EXHIBITOR CHAMPIONS – recognizes those ASDCA members and their dogs who obtain their AKC Championship through the Bred-by-Exhibitor Class. Those members who qualify for this award receive a specially designed pin depicting an Anatolian Shepherd Dog with one of her puppies with the words ASDCA Bred-by-Champion around the picture.

2015/2016 -- CH Full Circle’s Arkadis/Nancy Wargas
CH Birinci’s Wocket in My Pocket/Catherine & Louise Emanuel
CH RBR Ozu/Lynn Kenny & Mark Griffith
CH Birinci’s Snow Queen/Catherine & Louise Emanuel
CH Birinci’s Prince Prospero/Catherine, Elizabeth & Louise Emanuel2014 -- CH Birinci’s Fiscal Cliff/ Catherine & Louise Emanuel
2014 -- CH Full Circle’s Varga/ Nancy & Kenneth Wargas
2014 -- CH Birinci’s Lebanon Cedar/ Catherine, Louise & Elizabeth Emanuel
2013 -- CH Islandfarm's Heathrow/ Deborah Grunnah & Jessica Voss DVM
2012 -- CH Full Circle's Gideon/ Nancy Wargas & Deborah Grunnah
2012 -- CH Full Circle's Treasure Island/Nancy Wargas
2012 -- CH Sahin's Ejderha/ Rhys & Sigrid Owen
2012 -- CH Sahin's Fevkalade Muhafiz/ Rhys & Sigrid Owen
2011 -- CH Full Circle's Johanna/Nancy Wargas & Deborah Ayala
2011 -- CH Lucky Hit Bethany Kamil/Erick Conard
2011 -- CH Lucky Hit Bethany Keyif/Erick Conard
2011 -- CH Jughandle Miss Marjoram/Sally & Mike Angelucci
2011 -- CH Birinci's Bold Ruler/ Catherine & Louise Emanuel & Edward Collins
2011 -- CH Birinci's Monopoly/ Catherine & Louise Emanuel & Edward Collins
2010 -- CH Aegean's Naxos / Demetrios & Genia Kyres
2010 -- CH Birinci's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride / Louise & Catherine Emanuel
2010 -- CH Birinci's Horton Hears A Who/ Catherine & Louise Emanuell
2010 -- CH Full Circle's Erin Ann / Nancy & Kenneth Wargas
2010 -- CH Island Farm's Center Stage / Deborah Grunnah
2010 -- CH RBR Bal Kiz / Lynn Kenney & Mark Griffith
2010 -- CH RBR Tipi / Lynn Kenney & Mark Griffith
2010 -- CH Roadblock's Show Me The Money / Tiffany Murphy
2010 -- CH Sahin's Enya Of Island Farm / Deborah Grunnah, Rhys & Sigrid Owen
2009 -- CH Aegean's Duke of Milos / Demetrios & Genia Kyres
2009 -- CH Birinci's Jeremiah Bullfrog / Louise & Catherine Emanuel
2009 -- CH Birinci's Trick or Treat / Catherine Emanuel
2008 -- CH Island Farm's Lunar Eclipse / Deborah Grunnah
2007 -- CH Birinci's Chocolate Frog / Louise Emanuel & Catherine Emanuel
2007 -- CH Island Farms' Roxanne / Deborah Grunnah
2004 -- CH Caatskill Mountain Rip / Ann Collins
2003 -- CH Alaturka's Daniska Eiserntor / Sandra King
2003 -- CH Birinci's Hamlet / Louise Emanuel
2003 -- CH Catskill-Maranda NYS of Mind / Ann Collins
2001 -- CH Alaturka's Safa of Senflower / Sandra King
2001 -- CH Birinici's Yali / Louise Emanuel
2001 -- CH M A Yosma Hirsiz / Gary & Barbara Jakobi
2000 -- CH Birinci's Sage / Louise Emanuel
2000 -- CH Birinci's Hurricane Agnes / Louise Emanuel
2000 -- CH Birinci's Hurricane Hugo / Louise Emanuel
1999 -- CH M A Talihli Elmas / Gary & Barbara Jakobi

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Established in 1998

The Hisar Shield Award is considered a "Life Time Achievement Award" by the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA). In 1998, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of Great Britain voted to send the ASDCA a new perpetual trophy to be given in memory of Natalka Czartoryska. Since the 1970's, the one name that has come to be synonymous with Anatolian Shepherd Dogs world-wide is Natalka Czartoryska. From her home in Surrey, England, Natalka fought valiantly for recognition of the breed both in England and internationally by FCI. The Hisar Shield Award honors Natalka and her dedication to preserving the Anatolian Shepherd Dog (also known as "Coban Kopegi"). The ASDCA designated the Hisar Shield Award for recognition to an individual (or individuals) who have given extraordinary service to the ASDCA and breed by his/her long-time record of service and leadership involving activities performed on behalf of the ASDCA. The Hisar Shield award is not awarded annually, although it can be if a worthy recipient exists. It is only bestowed upon an individual(s) when he/she is deemed worthy of that unique honor.



Provided below is a list of the Hisar Shield recipients who are current and former club individuals that played a prominent role in the success of the ASDCA:

1998 - Robert C. Ballard, Cdr., USN Retired
2000 - Quinn (Skip) and Marilyn Harned
2002 - Louise Emanuel
2004 - Ed Orr, Sr.
2005 - Erin Talon
2006 - Tom Crockett
2007 - Genia Kyres
2008 - Gary and Barbara Jakobi
2009 - Dorothy Ballard
2010 - Deborah Grunnah
2011 - Kathy Gerlach
2015 – Rhys and Sigrid Owen
            Catherine (Katie) Emanuel


 


(Currently unavailable)

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The ASDCA Distinguished Service Awards were started in 1990 to honor those dogs that went over and above the everyday life of an Anatolian. Originally, there were six categories, but have since been condensed to what we have today. These awards are one of the oldest awards in the ASDCA and are intended to recognize the actions of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog for various levels of guardian and/or service behavior. These awards are presented at the Annual Banquet held in conjunction with the ASDCA National Specialty.

PLEASE CLICK ON HEADLINE TYPE BELOW TO BE LINKED DIRECTLY TO
THESE LETTERS AMD FORMS:

Letters of nomination should be mailed by July 1, 2017 to:

Gary Jakobi
3154 County Road “O”
Marathon, WI 54448
715-443-3509
Email: bgdogs01@gmail.com



The original awards designed in 1990 were:

OUTSTANDING SERVICE DOG AWARDS:
Category #1: For an ASD whose actions, without human input and acting independent of owner's direction, saved a person's life (this is our "Hero" top award).

Category #2: For an ASD who, without human input and acting independent of owner's direction, saved a person from a harmful event.

Category #3: For an ASD who, without human input and acting independent of owner's direction, saved an animal from a life threatening event or prevented property from being damaged (this category is for pets rather than livestock).

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:
Category #4: For an ASD who sought out and became a "special friend" to someone with a handicap or disability. This action should be similar to a trained seeing-eye dog or other trained dog. however, the dog is performing the action without human input (for trained dogs - see Service Award).

DISTINGUISHED LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN AWARD:
Category #5: For an ASD who has prevented loss of livestock as a single action or over a period of time. We need to have information on stock Losses.

SERVICE AWARD:
Category #6: For an ASD trained to serve as a seeing eye dog, hearing dog, therapy dog, or other trained working dog.



In an effort to streamline the awards, the six service dog award categories were combined into four divisions/categories in 2012 and a two year time limit was established. As in the past, these awards are not necessarily given each year. Each ASD nominated for an award must be truly deserving by going OVER AND ABOVE WHAT THESE DOGS DO ON A DAILY BASIS to win an award. The ASDCA now recognizes the following Service Dog Award divisions and categories:

OUTSTANDING SERVICE DOG AWARD:
Category #1: For an ASD whose actions, WITHOUT INPUT & ACTING INDEPENDENT OF OWNER'S DIRECTION, saved a person's life or saved a person from harm (OUR TOP HERO AWARD).

Category #2: For an ASD who, WITHOUT HUMAN INPUT & ACTING INDEPENDENT OF OWNER'S DIRECTION, prevented property from being damaged or a crime from being committed.

DISTINGUISHED LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN AWARD:
For an ASD whose specific action, TAKEN WITHOUT HUMAN INPUT OF ANY KIND AND DEMONSTRATIVE OF THE BEST IN WORKING GUARDIAN ABILITY, saved an animal's life, or saved an animal from harm (OUR TOP ASDCA LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN AWARD).

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:
For an ASD that serves as a Physical Therapy Dog, Service Dog, Seeing Eye Dog, Hearing dog, or any other human assistance dog. In this capacity, the ASD distinguished itself.



The following dogs were honored for their actions as the recipients of these awards throughout the years:

1990
Service Award Winner: Pinarbasi's King

1991: NO AWARD GIVEN

1992
Distinguished Service Award: Sakarya's Akingi (Sport)
Service Award: Sakarya's Manika CD, TDI
Service Award: Clearlake's Bandera
Outstanding Service Award: B.A. Iron Eyes Cody

1993
Outstanding Service Dog Award: Cokely's Nikita
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award: Smoke

1994
Service Award: Ebeling's Texas Bluebonnet (Sabu)

1995
Outstanding Livestock Guardian Award: Kibar Kodaman Boaz
Outstanding Service Award: Clear Lake's Lugenbach (Luke)

1996
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One: Canon Creek's Germek
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Two: Birinci's Raj
Outstanding Service Dog Award: Canon Creek's Benim Kocaman Arkadas

1997
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Three: Sakarya's Hasad
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award Category Five: Ebeling's Texas Daisy

1998
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Three: Alaturka's Kafadar

1999
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Two: Mangham Manor's Kayirici Yoldas
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Three: Birinci's Alphie
Service Award Category Six: Full Circle's Zoe Gizelle
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Two: Buyuk Hoja of Cankaya Tepe
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Two: Hat Creek's I Feel Lucky
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Dog Award Category Five: Birinci's Levi Strauss

2000 & 2001 & 2002: NO AWARDS GIVEN

2003
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One: Marshall
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award Category Five: Ebeling's Kasif (Casey)

2004
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One: Growlsburg's Melek Kopek Yavrusu (Melek)
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One: Daniska's Fesat Fiona CGC (Fiona)

2005
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One: Birinci's Puff the Dragon
Distinguished Service Award Category Three: Kandira's Firtina of Sakarya
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award Category Four: Birinci's Big Green Toad

2006
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award Category Four: Golden Gate's Island Snowstorm (Sasha)

2007
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Two: Birinci's Zira Grace
Distinguished Service Award Category Three: Birinci's Dancing Banjo
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award Category Five: Birinci's Caesar Chavez (Murray)

2008
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One: Tamoora's Amir
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Four: Night Watch's Trip to Horizon

2009
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One: Carpe Diem's Champagne (Anya) and Gerlach Zorlu Veli (Zor)
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award Category Four: Birinci's Sage
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award Category Five: Pinarbasi's Tamum (Charlie)

2010: NO AWARDS GIVEN

2011
Distinguished Service Award Category: CH Birinci's Chocolate Frog
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award Category Four: BA Birinci Cadde
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award Category Five: CH Birinci's Hurricane Agnes

2012:
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One: GCH Carpe Diem's Old School (Gator)
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category Two: Island Farm's Hemmingway
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award: Lucky Hit Divakiz Rondo Alla Turca (Rondo)
Distinguished Service Award: GCH Full Circle's Sasquatch

2013:
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One
American Shakira
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award
BISS Ch. Horizon’s Zafer (Rocky)

2014:
Distinguished Livestock Guardian Award
Amerikan Mulayim (Fluffy)

2015:
Outstanding Service Dog Award Category One:
CH Panthera Tulliana of Cougar Ridge (Tulli)
CH Island Farm’s Kensington (Kenzo)

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Thank you for your interest in the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA). To apply for membership you can send an email to the ASDCA Club Officer: albertsasd@gmail.com that contains your name and mailing address, and a membership application package will be sent to you. Membership application packages can also be obtained by mailing your request along with your name and mailing address to an ASDCA Club Officer at the following address:
ASDCA Secretary/Membership Application:

CONTACT OUR CLUB OFFICER FOR MEMBERSHIP:
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