to the Heart of Texas Australian Shepherd Club home page. We are an affiliate
of the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA). Please look around the
site using the buttons at the left . We have a lot going on -- enjoy your
of Heart of Texas
of Texas Australian Shepherd Club (HOTASC) was founded in 1991 in Ft.
Worth Texas with just enough members to form an ASCA club. The club was
brought together after the local club (North Texas ASC) became a United
States Australian Shepherd Association (USASA) Club affiliated with the
AKC. At that time the HOTASC focused on conformation but through the years
we have grown into an organization with many goals and a large membership
that is active in all areas of competition.
Currently HOTASC has about fifty members. Members of the club encourage
anyone who loves Aussies to join us. We hold meetings about two or three
times a year, often times during a scheduled club event so that it is
convenient for members to attend. The most important (and most fun) meeting
of the year is our year end meeting when numerous well-deserved awards
To educate on all aspects of the Australian Shepherd.
As an ASCA affiliate the HOTASC is required to hold at least one educational
event each year. Members of the club have worked hard to be sure that
many different areas have been considered in these educational events
which have included:
- C.A. Sharp
seminar on the genetics of the Aussie
on canine structure and movement
on the ASCA breed standard
clinic, including Jr clinics
the needs of the club members.
The HOTASC also tries to schedule regular clinics to meet the needs of
its members that include:
- Eye examination
clinics with a certified ACVO vet.
and microchipping clinics.
and encourage members to participate in various competitions.
HOTASC holds about four weekends of conformation and obedience shows a
year. We also try to hire at least one Aussie Breeder Judge for a show
weekend. Most of the time exhibitors can expect a major win in conformation
competition. The obedience trials are always very competitive. Many times
the club is able to hire an Aussie Breeder judge to judge obedience too.
also holds about two to three weekends of agility trials a year. At our
last extremely successful trial we had over our limit on runs and had
to hire extra judge's help.
also works cooperatively with other regional clubs like the Southwest
Working Australian Shepherd Association (SWASA) and the New Hope
Aussie Club to co-host a weekend event to expand the areas of competition
open to exhibitors.
Please use the buttons at the left to discover more about the HOTASC's
most recent activities and for plans and schedules for upcoming events.
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