How do we verify pedigrees ?

Verification of generations in a pedigree is accomplished by using copies of registration certificates and/or certified pedigrees issued by acceptable registries as listed below.  In some instances, SDRS, LLC may already have these documents and therefore some of the dogs in a pedigree may already be verified.  However, in many instances SDRS, LLC. may not have any information on dogs within a pedigree especially if the dog is registered with another registry.  SDRS, LLC does not have access to other registries’ databases.  Therefore, the only way verification can occur is to have an official document, as described above, to verify not only a dog’s registered name and registration number but to also verify that dog’s connection (parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent) to your dog. 

Impact of having less than 3 generations

Dogs with information missing from their three generation pedigree will be enrolled in AKC/FSS with fewer than 3 generations verified.  Dogs enrolling in AKC/FSS may have 1, 2 or 3 generations verified in their pedigree.  Dogs that have fewer than three generations verified will remain in FSS.  These dogs are eligible to participate in all companion and performance events and may be used in a breeding program if breeding rights have been given.  However, these dogs cannot participate in the conformation show ring and therefore cannot earn conformation titles.  Their offspring can move to full recognition once three generations of pedigree have been established. 

Dogs with three generations verified will be fully recognized.

Recognized Registries

  • Miniature American Shepherd (AKC/FSS)
  • North American Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of the USA (NAMASCUSA)
  • Stock Dog Registry Services (SDRS, LLC)
  • United Kennel Club (UKC)
  • National Stock Dog Registry (NSDR)
  • Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of America (MASCA)
  • American Stock Dog Registry (ASDR)
  • International Miniature Australian Shepherd Club (IMASC)