Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Great Mills, MD
Nope, the same way that a breeder being a part of the AKC doesn't mean anything. It's a stamp of approval from the governing body, but the same way an AKC GSD breeder can breed bad hips, temperament, body shape, and any of the undesirable GSD traits, a member of the AWSA can breed the same bad things.
Kamieju is correct. The AWSA is for the American White Shepherd and they say in their history that they believe the AWS should be a separate and distinct breed from the standard GSD and that's what they are working towards.
RIP Sebastian, Baby, Cheyenne, Baxter. Gone but never forgotten.
Finnian The Irish Lad WGSD: SAR
Abeni the Little Warrior: Pomeranian rescue.
"Res nos operor ut alius algo"
"Go mairidís beo"