We recently spent some time in Memphis, visiting my brother and his wife, which meant six days of dog deprivation....
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I can claim to be the Queen of England, but that doesn't make it so.
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While i'm sure the that the MAS community appreciates your article, i suggest that you continue your research prior to your next publication.
"First, there's the Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of America Inc., which is the parent club and registry for the "Australian Shepherd of the miniature variety." To quote from their website, "the mini Aussie remains a size variety of the Australian Shepherd, with a continuous gene pool. The dogs will not become a separate breed" Further, these small dogs, if registered with the American Kennel Club, are registered as an Australian Shepherd."
For instance, the above is not only incorrect, but it is fraud.
Mini American Shepherds are a separate breed in AKC because they are, in fact, a different breed.
While MASCA may claim to be a 'variety', you'll notice but on the AKC and the Australian Shepherd Club of America's page that there is no size variety of Aussie.
I can claim to be the queen of England, but that
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