Animal entries
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Animal entries

The Breed Archive for Miniature American Shepherds is exclusively for provably pure-bred Miniature American Shepherds registered with internationally recognised registries. To keep our archive clear and reliable we cannot allow dogs without papers or mixes (except for ancient ancestors of the breed).

For most of the world this means that the dogs must be registered with their national registry, ie with participating members of the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) Exceptions to this are the United States of America, and Canada. Canadian dogs should be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), American dogs with the American Kennel Club (AKC).

The American Stock Dog Registry will also be included in the list of registrable associations as the Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA, Inc. (MASCUSA) is the American Kennel Club Parent Club for the Miniature American Shepherd. MASCUSA ended their registry services in 2016 but the AKC studbook for this breed remains open. MASCSUA entered into a contract with Stock Dog Registry Services to continue the registry services that had previously been provided by the club. Stock Dog Registry Services is the only registry selected by MASCUSA through which dogs can be registered with AKC.

In some countries breeders are not required to register the full litter or each individual dog. In accordance with the American Kennel Club’s 'eligible for registration' requirement, we take the position that if any one dog in a litter is registrable, every dog in the litter is registrable. Even if a breeder, or the new owner choose not to register a particular dog, the dog in question remains a purebred Miniature American Shepherd and is therefore eligible for inclusion on the Breed Archive.

Pedigree analysis

We offer an extensive pedigree analysis page for each animal stored in the TBA database. This analysis contains the inbreeding coefficient (Wright's formula), ancestor loss, the partial inbreeding coefficient, the blood quota and more.

Please note: The pedigree analysis is based on the information in the database and is only accurate to that extent.

You can find a link to the pedigree analysis page on each animal's detail page and on the testmating page.

The pedigree analysis page calculates the inbreeding coefficient, ancestor loss, blood quota and the partical inbreeding coefficient (only up to the 5th generation) for a particular animal or testmating.

For details on the calculations study the tooltip information on the pedigree analysis page.