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The Australian Shepherd Club of New England (ASCNE) is an Australian Shepherd Club of America affiliate with 200+ members.  We meet 6 times a year and  publish "New England Aussie," the club newsletter.

The goal of ASCNE is to educate Australian Shepherd owners, both new and veteran.

In addition to education, ASCNE is also concerned with protecting Aussies. We participate in a national rescue program for purebred Australian Shepherds who need new homes. All rescued dogs are temperament tested and neutered before being placed in new homes. Placements require a donation to cover the costs to the rescue organization.

ASCNE holds several dog shows each year. These shows are held in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire. We offer competitive obedience, agility, tracking, and stock dog trials open to all breeds, as well as conformation shows open to ASCA registered Australian shepherds. We also offer Junior Showmanship competition for children up to age 18.

Our shows are open to the public, providing an informal forum for people who want to learn more about Aussies, visit dogs, and chat with breeders and exhibitors.

While ASCNE offers many things, above all we try to be a friendly, helpful, fun group of people with a common interest. We love our dogs, and try to do the best we can with them by sharing information and learning from one another.

Who's Who

ASCNE Board of Directors

  President
  Lee Prager
  978-618-4896
  President@ASCNE.org 
         
Vice President    Secretary   Treasurer
Wendy Richmond   Kathy Peloquin   Steven Phillips
845-389-6123   508-360-0185   401-487-8447
aussiedogs@optonline.net   Secretary@ASCNE.org    treasurer@ascne.org 
         
Affiliate Representative   Board Member    Board Member 
Cynthia King   Gull Gullicksen   Alicia Campbell
860-546-6367   508-947-5606   860-309-4405
cking1299@hotmail.com    gullr210@juno.com   moonstone6295@yahoo.com
         
Membership Coordinator    Newsletter Coordinator   Webmaster
Dottie Duclos   Ariane M. Bailey   Robin Goodman 
774-644-0693   603-930-4095
woodchip@meganet.net   NewsletterCoordinator@ASCNE.org   rtgoodk9s@quantum-k9s.com
         
Show Coordinators
Agility Trial & Show Coordinator   Obedience & Rally Trial and Show Coordinator
    Robert Wheaton
    404-918-8535
    robertnwheaton@bellsouth.net
     
Conformation Show Coordinator   Stockdog Trial & Show Coordinator
Alicia Campbell   Carol Landry
(860)309-4405   603-783-4180
moonstone6295@yahoo.com   gidgandmeg@aol.com
     
Agility Coordinator   Conformation Coordinator
Chris Carlson   Karen Souza
agileaussies23@gmail.com   halleymcgee11@gmail.com
 
Obedience Coordinator   Stock Dog Coordinator
Dan Thomsen   Anne Hubbard
978-828-0593   401-647-5751
dan.thomsen@me.com   familydogtrainingri@gmail.com

Show chairs: please send a copy the ASCNE show results to the coordinator.

Membership Information

Membership in ASCNE is open to all persons in good standing with ASCA. You do not have to own an Australian Shepherd to be a member. Single or family membership entitles you to a single or dual vote for a single or family membership respectively, in all club matters, elections, and access to the ASCNE E-mail group. The membership year begins January 1st and ends December 31st. You can join anytime of the year, but realize that all memberships renew Jan 1st of the following year.

ASCNE membership also entitles you to participate in the year end Record of Merit (ROM) awards program. Full rules for these programs can be found on the ASCNE ROM page.

ASCNE offers the following types of club memberships:

  • Single Membership - This is for individuals.  The annual dues are $15.
  • Family Membership - This is for families that reside in the same household. The annual dues are $22.50.
  • Junior Membership - This is for individuals under the age of 18 and not living with an ASCNE member: $7.50.
  • Newsletter Membership - This is for individuals who want to receive the newsletter.  This membership does not include voting privileges. These members do not require sponsorship. The annual dues are $12.

Join or Renew Membership

Click here for printable form to mail in with your dues. If you have any questions about the membership form or the club in general contact:

      Dottie Duclos
       P.O. Box 896
      Assonet, MA 02702
       774-644-0693
       woodchip@meganet.net   

 

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