Make sure you have the most recent version of the Rulebook! When major changes are made, we will send out an email blast to members and post updates here on the website and on our social media sites!

Current Edition:
Our rulebook is currently being updated to the 2017 edition, please check back soon! If you have a question regarding the rules, please contact our Executive Director or Registrar.

The ASHDA Rulebook is an extensive, board-approved document covering all matters of association governance. Within its pages you'll find information on the breed standard, our show system, code of ethics, judging and more! The ASHDA Rulebook can only be changed with a majority board vote and will have a current edition made available each year with any major changes made note of.

All members should brush up on the rules, specifically those regarding membership and what is expected of and offered to each current ASHDA member. For now the rulebook is only available in PDF format, but in future years it will likely be printed in hardcopy format and distributed to paid members.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rulebook or any changes to it, please contact a staff member or director and we can help you.