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					ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA, INC

Established 1970 AKC Recognized Parent Club
5078 Argonne Court San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 274-8628

Thank you for your interest in the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA). The ASDCA is the American Kennel Club (AKC) Parent Club of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog in the United States. We welcome new members who wish to work with us to preserve the working ability and health of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog. The ASDCA offers to its members: Educational materials Anatolian Times – ASDCA newsletter published 3x’s per year filled with articles about Anatolian Shepherd at work, at home and in shows A Breeder’s Listing An Awards Program A Register of Merit (ROM) program Support of AKC shows through yearly National Specialty and Regional Specialties The membership application package consists of the official, current ASDCA Membership Application, the ASDCA Bylaws, and the ASDCA Code of Ethics. Be sure to read the Bylaws and Code of Ethics prior to completing the membership application since they explain the purpose of the ASDCA and outline eligibility requirements for membership. There is a $5 non-refundable membership application fee. This fee is in addition to the membership dues for the type of membership you apply for. The membership dues are listed on the application. In order to be considered for membership, all of the fields of the membership application must be completed in full. Please print clearly on your membership application. It must be signed by the applicant(s) acknowledging familiarity with and acceptance of the ASDCA Code of Ethics and Bylaws. Two persons living in the same household may submit a single application as long as both parties are identified on the application and dues are paid for both members. If you are applying for a Regular Membership, two ASDCA Regular Members in good standing must sponsor you by signing the form. The first year’s dues must accompany the application – the dues are listed on the membership application. Checks and money orders must be made payable in U.S. funds to the ASDCA. Please note that your check may be cashed prior to your being elected to membership. This does not automatically elect you to membership. If for any reason, you are not elected to membership; your dues will be refunded. Once your application has been received, it will be reviewed for completeness by the ASDCA Secretary. She will send you a short note indicating that we have received your membership packet and that everything is in order (or if not, what is missing). Once all required information is complete, your name and address will be printed in the next Anatolian Times (the ASDCA newsletter which is published 3 times per year) for review by the membership. All objections to an applicant’s membership shall be 1/1/08

forwarded to the ASDCA Secretary in writing within 45 days of an applicant’s name being printed in the Anatolian Times. These written comments regarding applicants will be considered confidential communications to the Board. The secretary will report to the Board any comments received regarding your application, and within 60 days of an applicant’s name being printed in the Anatolian Times, a motion will be made by a member of the ASDCA Board of Directors to vote upon the applicants for membership in the ASDCA. Each applicant will then be voted upon by the Board for approval of membership. Each applicant will be notified shortly thereafter if they have been accepted for membership in the ASDCA and what type membership they have been granted. Per ASDCA Bylaws there are three types of membership: Regular Membership: Application open to persons eighteen (18) years and older, who owns an ASDCA or American Kennel Club (AKC) registered Anatolian Shepherd Dog. These applicants cannot be an Officer or Director of an Anatolian Shepherd Dog club that is not a subsidiary/affiliate of the ASDCA. Regular members enjoy all the privileges of the club, including voting and office holding. A Regular Membership requires the endorsement of two (2) regular members in good standing. Associate Membership: This type of membership is open to persons eighteen (18) years and older who express an ongoing interest in the Anatolian Shepherd Dog. These individuals are entitled to all privileges except voting, office holding and listing on the Breeder’s List. This type of membership does not require any endorsement. Junior Membership: This type of membership is open to persons 10-17 years of age. Junior members cannot vote or hold office. Upon reaching their 18th birthday, Junior members may convert to regular membership Special Household Membership Dues Rate: If two members of the same household have been accepted as regular members of the ASDCA individually, they are then eligible for a special household membership dues rate the following year when they renew their membership. This household membership dues rate will entitle the household to only have to pay $40 for United States members or $55 for Canadian members or $60 for all other non-United States members for their annual dues. Because of this savings, only one copy of the Anatolian Times and other ASDCA mailing will be sent to the household. Both household members retain their regular memberships and all the privileges that go with that membership. However, if at any time, one individual or both in the household should allow their membership(s) to lapse, the individual or individuals would be required to re-apply for membership before they can utilize the Special Household Membership Dues Rate. The ASDCA is a private club and has the right to accept or reject a membership application at its discretion for what it considers good cause. If you have any questions regarding the application procedure or your membership status once you have applied, please contact me at the address and phone number listed above or email me with your questions at aegean@san.rr.com Very truly yours,

Genia Kyres ASDCA Secretary Enclosures: 1) ASDCA Code of Ethics 2) ASDCA Bylaws 3) Membership Application Form

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ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA CODE OF ETHICS
Adopted by ASDCA Board of Directors 2004; Approved by ASDCA Membership 2005

This Code of Ethics is established in accordance with the objectives of the ASDCA as set forth in the Bylaws. It is established to set a standard of conduct by all members of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. It is presented as a guideline for the use of ASDCA members and the general public when buying, breeding, selling and exhibiting Anatolian Shepherd Dogs. The Anatolian Shepherd is a very special breed of dog, developed over many centuries under rigorous working conditions to perform a specific job – protect livestock. As breeders of these dogs, we are dedicated to maintaining the same degree of uniformity in working behavior, temperament, soundness and overall conformation as these dogs have exhibited for millennia in their native lands. As a member in good standing of the ASDCA I hereby agree: 1. To abide by the ASDCA By-Laws and the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club. 2. That all advertising shall be honest and not in any way misrepresenting, fraudulent, or misleading. 3. To maintain the highest of standards of canine health, cleanliness, and care. 4. That no ASD will be knowingly sold to franchised commercial facilities, puppy brokers, puppy mills or agents. No stud dog will be knowingly bred to any bitch whose owner is directly or indirectly involved with any puppy broker, puppy mill, or any other commercial enterprise whose business is involved in like activities. No ASD will be sold or donated to a research laboratory. No dog will be offered as a prize or sold at auction. 5. All breeding done will be done with the intentions of improving the breed and never for purely commercial reasons. 6. All breeding dogs/bitches must be certified radiographic free of hip dysplasia at age 2 or more by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals or comparable agency. Copies of this certification to be provided to puppy buyers, upon request. 7. All breeding Bitches and Dogs should be physically mature and at least two years of age with no disqualifying faults per the AKC Standard. Bitches should not be bred two heats in a row without veterinary approval. 8. Puppies will not be shipped before 8 weeks of age. 9. To realistically evaluate all puppies and to sell or place all non-breeding ASD on spay/neuter contracts with limited registration papers (offspring non-registerable). 10. To take responsibility for all offspring produced in my breeding program and to assist in their lifetime placements and re-homing if necessary.

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ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA, INC. AKC Recognized Parent Club
Founded 1970

BYLAWS
Amended January 1, 1999

CONSTITUTION ARTICLE I Club Name and Objects
SECTION 1. The name of the Club shall be the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA). SECTION 2. The objects of the Club shall be: (a) to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of pure-bred Anatolian Shepherds (b) to encourage the organization of independent local Anatolian Shepherd clubs where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed; (c) to urge members and breeders to accept the Standard of the breed as approved by the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America as the standard of excellence by which the Anatolian Shepherd shall be judged; (d) to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials; (e) to conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows, and obedience trials under the rules of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. SECTION 3. The Club shall not be conducted or operated for profit and no part of any profits or remainder or residue from dues or donations to the Club shall inure to the benefit of any member or individual. SECTION 4. The members of the Club shall adopt and may from time to time revise such bylaws as may be required to carry out these objectives.

ARTICLE II Membership
SECTION 1. Eligibility. There shall be three types of membership open to persons who are in good standing with the ASDCA (Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc.) who subscribe to the purposes of this Club. Regular membership – Application open to persons eighteen (18) years and older, who own an ASDCA or AKC registered Anatolian Shepherd Dog and who are not an Officer or Director of an Anatolian Shepherd dog club that is not a subsidiary/affiliate of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. Regular members enjoy all the privileges of the Club, including voting and office holding. Associate membership – Application open to persons eighteen (18) years and older who express ongoing interest in the breed. Application open to Officer s and Directors of Anatolian Shepherd dog clubs that are not a subsidiary/affiliate of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. These individuals are entitled to all privileges except voting and office holding. Associate members are not computed in determining a quorum. Applications should be filed with the Secretary but need not require sponsors or approval process applicable to prospective regular applicants. Junior membership – Open to person 10-17 years of age. Junior members cannot vote or hold office. Upon reaching their eighteenth birthday, Junior members may convert to regular membership.

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SECTION 2. Dues. Membership dues shall not exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per year, payable on or before the 1st day of January of each year. No member may vote whose dues are not paid for the current year. By the 15th of November, the Treasurer shall send to each member a statement of his dues for the ensuing year. SECTION 3. Election to Membership. Each applicant for membership shall apply on a form as approved by the Board of Directors and which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by the Constitution and Bylaws and the rules of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. The application shall state the name, address and occupation of the applicant and it shall carry the endorsement of two members in good standing. Accompanying the application, the prospective members shall submit payment for dues for the current year. Applicants may be elected by secret ballot at any meeting of the Board of Directors or by secret vote of the Directors by mail. Affirmative votes of two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors present at a meeting of the Board or of two-thirds (2/3) of entire Board voting by mail shall be required to elect an applicant. An application which has received a negative vote by the Board may be presented by one of the applicants endorsers at the next annual meeting of the Club. The members may elect such applicant by a favorable vote of seventy-five (75) percent of the members present. SECTION 4. Termination of Membership. Memberships may be terminated: (a) by resignation. Any member in good standing may resign from the Club upon written notice to the Secretary, but no member may resign when in debt to the Club. (b) by lapsing. A membership will be considered as lapsed and automatically terminated if such member’s dues remain unpaid sixty (60) days after the first day of the fiscal year, however, the Board may grant an additional sixty (60) days of grace to such delinquent members in meritorious cases. In no case may a person whose dues are unpaid be entitled to vote at any Club meeting. (c) by expulsion. A membership may be terminated by expulsion as provided in Article VI of these Bylaws.

ARTICLE III Meetings
SECTION 1. Annual Meetings. The annual meeting of the Club shall be held in conjunction with the Club’s Specialty Show, if possible, at a place, date and hour designated by the Board of Directors. Written notice of the annual meeting shall be mailed by the Secretary to each member at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the meeting. The quorum for the annual meeting shall be ten (10) percent of the members in good standing. SECTION 2. Special Meetings. Special meetings may be called by the President or by a majority vote of the members of the Board; and shall be called by the Secretary upon receipt of a petition signed by ten (10) percent of the members of the Club who are in good standing. Such meeting shall be held at such place, date and hour as may be designated by the Board of Directors. Written notice of such meeting shall be mailed by the Secretary at least fourteen (14) days and not more than thirty (30) days prior to the meeting. The notice of the meeting shall state the purpose of the meeting and no other Club business may be transacted. The quorum for such a meeting shall be ten (10) percent of the members in good standing. SECTION 3. Board Meetings. The first meeting of the Board shall be held immediately following the election. Other meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held at such times and places as are designated by the President or by a majority vote of the entire Board. Written notice of each such other meeting shall be mailed by the Secretary to each member of the Board at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the meeting. The quorum for a Board Meeting shall be a majority of the Board voting in person, by mail, FAX or telephone conference call. SECTION 4. The Board of Directors may conduct its business by mail, FAX or telephone conference call through the Secretary. Items voted upon by the telephone conference call must be confirmed in writing within seven (7) days.

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ARTICLE IV Directors and Officers
SECTION 1. Board of Directors. The Board shall be comprised of the officers and seven (7) other persons, all of whom shall be members in good standing who are residents of the United States. They shall be elected for four (4) year terms in the manner provided in Article V, the Directors terms being staggered and shall serve until their successors are elected. Officers and Directors may succeed themselves. General management of the Club’s affairs shall be entrusted to the Board of Directors. SECTION 2. Officers. The Club’s officers, consisting of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, shall serve in their respective capacities both with regard to the Club and its meetings and the Board and its meetings. (a) The President shall preside at all meetings of the Club and the Board and shall have the duties and powers normally appurtenant to the office of the President in addition to those particularly specified in these bylaws (b) The Vice-President shall have the duties and exercise the powers of the President in case of the President’s death, absence or incapacity and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him or her by the President or Board of Directors. (c) The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Club and of the Board and of all votes taken by mail, and of all matters of which a record shall be ordered by the Club, have charge of the correspondence, notify members of meetings, notify new members of their election to membership, notify Officers and Directors of their election to office, keep a roll of the members of the Club with their addresses and carry out such other duties as are prescribed by these bylaws. (d) The Treasurer shall collect and receive all monies due or belonging to the Club. Monies shall be deposited in a bank approved by the Board, in the name of the Club. The books shall at all times be open to inspection of the Board and a report shall be given at every meeting of the condition of the Club’s finances and every item of receipt or payment not before reported. At the annual meeting an accounting shall be rendered of all monies received and expended during the previous fiscal year. The Treasurer shall be bonded in such amount as the Board of Directors may determine. (e) The office of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person, in which case the Board shall be comprised of the officers and six (6) other persons. SECTION 3. Vacancies. Any vacancies occurring on the Board or among the officers during the year shall be filled until the next annual election by a majority vote of all the then members of the Board; except that a vacancy in the office of President shall be filled automatically by the Vice-President and the resulting vacancy in the office of Vice-President shall be filled by the Board.

ARTICLE V The Club Year, Voting, Nominations, Elections
SECTION 1. Club Year. The Club’s fiscal year shall begin on the 1st day of January and end on the last day of December. The Club’s official year shall begin immediately at the conclusion of the election and shall continue through the next election. The elected officers and directors shall take office on the first day of the month following the election and each retiring officer shall turn over to his successor in office all properties and records relating to that office within thirty (30) days after the election. SECTION 2. Voting. At the Annual Meeting or at a special meeting of the Club, voting shall be limited to those members in good standing who are present at the meeting, except for the annual election of officers and directors and amendments to the constitution and bylaws and the standard for the breed which shall be decided by written ballot cast by mail. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted. The Board of Directors may decide to submit other specific questions for decision of the members by written ballot cast by mail. SECTION 3. Annual Election. The election of officers and directors shall be conducted by secret ballot. To be valid, the Secretary must receive ballots by September 1. Three (3) inspectors of election, who are members in good standing and neither members of the current Board nor candidates on the ballot shall count the ballots. The Board may designate an independent professional firm to send, receive and count the 1/1/08

ballots apart from the Annual Meeting. Newly elected officers and/or directors will be installed in office on October 1st. The nominated candidate receiving the greatest number of votes for each office shall be declared elected. If any nominee, at the time of the meeting, is unable to serve for any reason, such nominee shall not be elected and vacancy so created shall be filled by the new Board of Directors in the manner provided by Article IV. Section 3. SECTION 4. Nominations and Ballots. No person may be a candidate in a Club election who has not been nominated in accordance with these bylaws. A Nominating Committee shall be chosen by the Board of Directors before March 15. The Committee shall consist of three (3) members from different areas of the United States and two (2) alternates, all members in good standing, no more than one of whom may be a member of the current Board of Directors. The Board shall name a Chairman for the Committee. The Nominating Committee may conduct its business by mail. (a) The Nominating Committee shall nominate from among the eligible members of the Club, one candidate for each office and for each position on the Board of Directors and shall procure the acceptance of each nominee so chosen. The Committee should consider geographical representation of the membership on the Board to the extent that it is practicable to do so. The Committee shall then submit its slate of candidates to the Secretary who shall mail the list, including the full name of each candidate and the name of the state in which he or she resides, to each member of the Club on or before May 15, so that additional nominations may be made by the members if they so desire. (b) Additional nominations of eligible members may be made by written petition addressed to the Secretary and postmarked on or before July 15, signed by five (5) members and accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying his or her willingness to be a candidate. Except for the position of Delegate, no person shall be a candidate for more than one position. (c) If no valid additional nominations are postmarked on or before July 15, the Nominated Committee’s slate shall be declared elected and no balloting will be required. (d) If one or more valid additional nominations are postmarked on or before July 15, the Secretary (or an independent professional firm designated by the Board) shall, on or before August 1, mail to each member in good standing a ballot listing all of the nominees for each position, in alphabetical order, with the names of the states in which they reside, together with a blank envelope and return envelope addressed to the Secretary (or designated professional firm) marked ”Ballot” and bearing the name of the member to whom it was sent. So that the ballots may remain secret, each voter, after marking their ballot, shall seal it in the blank envelope which, in turn shall be placed in the second envelope addressed to the Secretary (or professional firm). The inspectors of election (or designated professional firm) shall check the returns against the list of members whose dues are paid for the current year prior to opening the outer envelopes and removing the blank envelopes, and shall certify the eligibility of the voters as well as the results of the voting which shall be announced at the Annual Meeting. (e) Nominations cannot be made at the Annual meeting or in any manner other than as provided above.

ARTICLE VI Committees
SECTION 1. The Board may each year appoint standing committees to advance the work of the Club in such matters as dog shows, obedience trials, trophies, annual prizes, membership and other fields which may well be served by committees. Such committees shall always be subject to the final authority of the Board. Special committees may also be appointed by the Board to aid it on particular projects. SECTION 2. Any committee appointment may be terminated by a majority vote of the full membership of the Board upon written notice to the appointee; and the Board may appoint successors to those persons whose service has been terminated.

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ARTICLE VII Discipline
SECTION 1. Charges. Any member may prefer charges against another member for alleged misconduct prejudicial to the best interests of the Club. Written charges with specifications must be filed in duplicate with the Secretary, together with a deposit of Thirty ($30.00) Dollars which shall be forfeited if such charges are not sustained by the Board of Directors following a hearing. The Secretary shall promptly send a copy of the charges to each member of the Board of Directors or present them at a Board of Director’s meeting. The Board of Directors shall first consider whether the actions alleged in the charges, if proven, might constitute conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the Club or of the breed. If the Board of Directors considers that the charges do not allege conduct which would be prejudicial to the best interests of the Club or of the breed, it may b refuse to entertain jurisdiction. If the Board of Directors entertain jurisdiction of the charges, it shall fix a date of hearing by the Board of Directors or a committee of not less than three (3) members of the Board of Directors not less than three (3) weeks nor more than six (6) weeks thereafter. The Secretary shall promptly send one (1) copy of the charges to the accused member by certified mail, together with a notice of the hearing and an assurance that the defendant may personally appear in his or her own defense and bring witnesses if desired. SECTION 2. Board Hearing. The Board of Directors or Committee shall have complete authority to decide whether counsel may attend the hearing, but both complainant and defendant shall be treated uniformly in that regard. Should the charges be sustained after hearing all the evidence and testimony presented by the complainant and defendant, the Board of Directors or Committee may, by a majority of those present, suspend the defendant from all privileges of the Club for not more than six (6) months from the date of the hearing or until the next Annual meeting, that will occur after the expiration of six (6) months. If the Board of Directors or Committee deems that punishment in insufficient, it may also recommend to the membership that the penalty be expulsion. In such case, the suspension shall not restrict the defendant’s right to appear before the membership at the ensuing Club meeting which considers the recommendation of the Board of Directors or Committee. Immediately after the Board of Directors or Committee has reached a decision, its findings shall be filed, in written form, with the Secretary. The Secretary, in turn, shall notify each of the parties of the decision and penalty, if any. SECTION 3. Expulsion. Expulsion of a member from the Club may be accomplished only at the Annual Meeting of the Club following a hearing and upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors or Committee as provided in Section 2 of this Article. The defendant shall have the privilege of appearing in his or her own behalf although no evidence shall be taken at this meeting. The President shall read the charges and the findings and recommendations and shall invite the defendant, if present, to speak in his or her own behalf. The meeting shall then vote by secret ballot on the proposed expulsion. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present and voting at the Annual meeting shall be necessary for expulsion. If expulsion is not so voted, the suspension shall stand.

ARTICLE VII Amendments
SECTION 1. Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws (and to the Standard for the breed) may be proposed by the Board of Directors or by written petition addressed to the Secretary signed by twenty (20%) percent of the membership in good standing. Amendments proposed by such petition shall be promptly considered by the Board of Directors and must be submitted by the Secretary to the members with recommendations of the Board of Directors for a vote within three (3) months of the date the petition is received by the Secretary.

SECTION 2. The Constitution and Bylaws (or the Standard of the breed) may be amended at any time, provided a copy of the proposed amendment has been mailed by the Secretary to each member in good standing on the date of mailing, accompanied by a ballot on which a choice for or against the action to be taken shall be indicated. Dual-envelope procedures described in Article V. Section 4 (d) shall be followed in handling such ballots, to assure secrecy of the vote. Notice with such ballot shall specify a date not less than thirty (30) days after the date postmarked by which the ballots must be returned to the Secretary. The 1/1/08

favorable vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members in good standing who return valid ballots within the time limit shall be required to effect any such amendment.

ARTICLE IX Dissolution
SECTION 1. The Club may be dissolved at any time by the written consent of the not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the members. In the event of the dissolution of the club, other than for purposes of reorganization, whether voluntary or involuntary or by operation of law, none of the property of the Club, nor any proceeds thereof nor any assets of the Club shall be distributed to any members of the Club. After payment of the debts of the Club, it property and assets shall be given to a charitable organization for the benefit of dogs to be selected by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE X Order of Business
SECTION 1. At meeting of the Club, or order of business, so far as the character and nature of the meeting may permit, shall be as follows: Roll Call Minutes of the last meeting Report of the President Report of the Secretary Report of the Treasurer Reports of Committees Election of officers and board (at annual meeting) Election of new members Unfinished business New business Adjournment SECTION 2. At meetings of the Board of Directors, the order of business, unless otherwise directed by majority vote of those present, shall be follows: Reading of the minutes of last meeting Report of Secretary Report of Treasurer Reports of committees Unfinished business New business Adjournment

ARTICLE XI Parliamentary Authority
SECTION 1. The rules contained in the current edition of “Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised,” shall govern the Club in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws and any other special rules of the order the Club may adopt.

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Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc.
AKC Recognized Parent Club – Founded 1970
WWW.ASDCA.ORG

Membership Application
Please TYPE or PRINT CLEARLY all information requested – incomplete applications will be returned:

Name Street / P.O. Box City Phone Number ( ) State Zip Code Occupation
YES

Email Kennel Name
NO

I own an AKC and/or ASDCA Registered Anatolian Shepherd Dog: AKC and/or ASDCA Registered Anatolians currently owned:

Other breed(s) owned:

(Use full registered name of dog(s) and registration number)

Other dog clubs or animal clubs you belong to and offices held: Special skills or abilities you possess which might be helpful to the ASDCA: I / We herby apply to the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. for membership. NOTE: There is a $5 membership application fee which is non-refundable. Please enclose a check or money order payable to the ASDCA as follows:
______ INDIVIDUAL (REGULAR) MEMBERSHIP $35 Total for US residents ($30 membership + $5 application fee) open to any owner, 18 years or older, of an AKC and/or ASDCA registered Anatolian Shepherd Dog. Requires endorsement by two ASDCA regular members in good standing AND must be voted upon by the Board of Directors. Associate Member status granted until applicant is accepted by the Board of Directors. For Canadian residents, please ADD $15 ($50 Total). For all other Non-US residents, please ADD $20 ($55 Total). Note: Please remit in US Dollars only. ______ ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP $35 Total for US residents ($30 membership + $5 application fee) open to non-owners and owners of non-ASDCA and/or non-AKC registered Anatolian Shepherd Dogs. For Canadian residents, please ADD $15 ($50 Total). For all other Non-US residents, please ADD $20 ($55 Total). Note: Please remit in US Dollars only. DOES NOT require endorsement by two ASDCA regular members in good standing. ______ JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP $20 Total for US residents ($15 membership + $5 application fee) open to persons 10-17 years of age. DOES NOT require endorsement by two ASDCA regular members in good standing. For Canadian residents, please ADD $15 ($35 Total). For all other Non-US residents, please ADD $20 ($40 Total). Note: Please remit in US Dollars only. FOR JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: DATE OF BIRTH IS REQUIRED: No individual member will enjoy voting if his/her dues are in arrears. All dues shall become due January 1 of each year. Dues not received by February 28th shall be arrears. There are no half-year dues. An Associate Membership does not include voting privileges. All memberships include one yearly subscription per household (3 issues) to the ANATOLIAN TIMES. Note: The names of new applicants are published in the ANATOLIAN TIMES to allow for comments from the current membership. Membership will be voted on by the ASDCA Board of Directors three months after publication. I have read the ASDCA By-laws and the ASDCA Code of Ethics. I agree to abide by the bylaws and Code of Ethics as adopted by the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. as well as to abide by the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.
Signature of Applicant Date Signature of Applicant Date

Yes, I would like my name, address & phone number included in a published membership list. Check area(s) of interest: ___ Breeding ___ Showing ___ Working ___ Obedience ___ Therapy Dog ___ Public Ed. ___ Personal Companion No, I do not want my address and phone number included in a published membership list.

ENDORSEMENTS BY TWO ASDCA MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING REQUIRED FOR REGULAR MEMBERSHIP:
Sponsor Printed Name Sponsor’s Signature Sponsor Printed Name Sponsor’s Signature

Send check/money order made out to the ASDCA, Inc. to:

Genia Kyres, ASDCA Secretary, 5078 Argonne Ct, San Diego, CA 92117
Cashing of check does not automatically guarantee membership. Received by Secretary: AMOUNT / CHECK # / DATE

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ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA CODE OF ETHICS
Adopted by ASDCA Board of Directors 2004; Approved by ASDCA Membership 2005

This Code of Ethics is established in accordance with the objectives of the ASDCA as set forth in the Bylaws. It is established to set a standard of conduct by all members of the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America. It is presented as a guideline for the use of ASDCA members and the general public when buying, breeding, selling and exhibiting Anatolian Shepherd Dogs. The Anatolian Shepherd is a very special breed of dog, developed over many centuries under rigorous working conditions to perform a specific job – protect livestock. As breeders of these dogs, we are dedicated to maintaining the same degree of uniformity in working behavior, temperament, soundness and overall conformation as these dogs have exhibited for millennia in their native lands. As a member in good standing of the ASDCA I hereby agree: 11. 12. 13. 14. To abide by the ASDCA By-Laws and the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club. That all advertising shall be honest and not in any way misrepresenting, fraudulent, or misleading. To maintain the highest of standards of canine health, cleanliness, and care. That no ASD will be knowingly sold to franchised commercial facilities, puppy brokers, puppy mills or agents. No stud dog will be knowingly bred to any bitch whose owner is directly or indirectly involved with any puppy broker, puppy mill, or any other commercial enterprise whose business is involved in like activities. No ASD will be sold or donated to a research laboratory. No dog will be offered as a prize or sold at auction. All breeding done will be done with the intentions of improving the breed and never for purely commercial reasons. All breeding dogs/bitches must be certified radiographic free of hip dysplasia at age 2 or more by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals or comparable agency. Copies of this certification to be provided to puppy buyers, upon request. All breeding Bitches and Dogs should be physically mature and at least two years of age with no disqualifying faults per the AKC Standard. Bitches should not be bred two heats in a row without veterinary approval. Puppies will not be shipped before 8 weeks of age. To realistically evaluate all puppies and to sell or place all non-breeding ASD on spay/neuter contracts with limited registration papers (offspring non-registerable). To take responsibility for all offspring produced in my breeding program and to assist in their lifetime placements and re-homing if necessary.

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