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The purpose of the Australian Shepherd Club of Victoria Inc. is ....

  • To encourage and promote the breeding of purebred Australian Shepherds in such a manner as to bring their natural qualities to the highest degree attainable.  It shall strive to educate and assist all owners of the breed to improve their knowledge of the breed and its history.
  • To promote the holding of Exhibitions under the VCA Rules and Regulations and to conduct training classes, members competitions, exhibitions as from time to time may be declared by the Committee.
  • To collect, verify and publish information relating to dogs and the breeding, exhibition, training and trialing of dogs including the Australian Shepherd.
  • To obtain affiliation with the Victorian Canine Association (VCA) and maintain such affiliation.

  • To educate and encourage members, breeders and judges to abide by the requirements and standards approved by the VCA for the conduct of exhibitions and trials.

  • To promote good fellowship and sportsmanship amongst members and those participating in or attending exhibitions, shows and trials.

  • To inform members of and make known to them the Laws and Regulations of the State relating to the ownership and care of dogs, and the responsibility of owners for the conduct and actions of their dogs.

  • To hold functions and lectures relating to dogs and to the purposes of the Club generally.

  • To provide awards and donate prizes for competitions and exhibitions and for the competition by breeders and exhibitors of dogs.

  • To foster relations with other Clubs and bodies having similar aims.

  • To promote and encourage responsibility amongst breeders in all matters relating to their activities as breeders and the provisions of the Australian Shepherd.

  • To invest the funds of the Club not immediately required in such a manner as the members, or the Committee in lieu thereof, shall determine.

  • To initiate measures to ensure improvement of quality and the continued health and well being of the Australian Shepherd: and

  • To do all such other things as may be necessary or conducive to carrying out the objects of the Club.

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