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Canyon, the American Alsatian


The official name of this breed has been changed to The American Alsatian™ .  If you have a registration certificate for an Alsatian Shepalute and would like your registration to reflect the new name, please submit a registration request for a single dog.  See link below.

The National American Alsatian Registry™  has been in existence since February 1988. We only register American Alsatians™ and are concerned solely with the validity of registration information submitted and certified by the applicant thus keeping our full efforts directly on and towards this breed. We do feel that only such a registry can offer complete alliance to the breed.

Our objective is to adopt and enforce uniform rules and regulations for persons interested in exhibiting, running, breeding, registering, purchasing and selling American Alsatians™ . To detect, prevent and punish frauds in connection there with to protect the interest of its members, in which rules and regulations have been designed to carry out these objectives.

The National American Alsatian Registry™ has field and corporate representatives to investigate breeding practices and handle complaints towards depleting this breed of dog.

We recognize and work together with the National American Alsatian Club™ towards the betterment of the breed and open a sincere invitation to any individual who can produce proper and legal proof of the purity of their dog as that of the American Alsatian™ .

We look forward to your membership and please do not hesitate to call on us if you have any questions or concerns.


Lois Schwarz

NAAR Founder

About Registration

    The National American Alsatian Club™ (a not-for-profit organization established in 1988) maintains a strongbred dog registry, sanctions dog events, and promotes responsible dog ownership of the American Alsatian™.

The NAAR is a department of the NAAC and does not breed or sell dogs, it cannot guarantee the quality or health of dogs in its registry. The NAAR reserves the right to refuse or to rescind the registration of any dog for cause.

    The owners of registered dogs have access to numerous educational and informational services provided by the NAAR, as well as to various breed events. The rules and regulations for each type of event should be referenced to determine specific eligibility and performance requirements.

If your dog is registered and you are attending any event of the NAAC please bring your registration certificate and member card for discounts off any and all events.

Be sure to get in touch to offer comments and join our mailing list.


Papers and Identification

    When you buy an American Alsatian™ represented as registerable, you should receive an American Alsatian™ Registration Application form properly filled out by the seller.

When you complete your portion and submit it with the proper fee, this form will enable you to register your American Alsatian™. When the application has been processed, you will receive an American Alsatian™ Registration Certificate.

    Under NAAR Rules, any person who sells dogs represented as NAAR registerable must maintain records that make it possible to give full identifying information with every dog delivered even though NAAR "papers" are not yet available. Do not accept any dog represented to be an American Alsatian™ who is not registered with the NAAR. There is no other registration for the true American Alsatian™.

    The Rules and Regulations of the
National American Alsatian Club stipulate that whenever someone sells or delivers a dog registerable with NAAR, the dog must be identified by providing the buyer with a properly completed American Alsatian™ Registration Application for "a dog not yet individually registered" or a properly completed "American Alsatian™ Registration Certificate" for a registered dog. If neither of these is available, the person delivering or shipping the dog must furnish the person acquiring the dog with a "bill of sale" or written statement, signed by the seller, giving all of the identifying information listed below:

For a Dog Not Yet Individually Registered
Sex and color and markings
Date of birth
Litter number (when available)
Names and numbers of sire and dam
Name of breeder
Date sold or delivered

For a Registered Dog
Registered name
Registration number
Date sold or delivered

    This identifying information must be supplied with the dog even though NAAR papers are not yet available. When you do receive the properly completed NAAR registration papers, verify the papers against your bill of sale to ensure that all the information is correct. Please be advised that a dog will not be registered or transferred without the proper American Alsatian registration papers.

    If you are buying a dog that is supposed to be registerable with the NAAR you should realize it is your responsibility to obtain complete identification of the dog or you should not buy the dog. If a breeder is doing his paperwork in a regular, careful manner, there is ample time to obtain the necessary "papers" from NAAR prior to sale of any puppy.


NAAR Registration and Quality

    There is a widely held belief that "papers" guarantee the quality of a dog. This is not the case. The NAAR is a Registry Body and that is all.

A registration certificate identifies the dog as the offspring of a known sire and dam, born on a known date. It in no way indicates the quality or state of health of the dog.

Quality in the sense of "show quality" is determined by many factors including the dog's health, physical condition, ability to move and appearance. Many people breed their dogs with no concern for the qualitative demands of the breed standard. This is where they and us divide.


All breeders of the American Alsatian™ must pass a breeding and genetics program and are awarded a certificate of breeding excellence when completed. If you have gotten a puppy who has a large amount of physical problems then you should contact the breed club, not the registration department.


Although we do and will report your concerns directly to the NAAC and everyone will know about any breeder of this breed who is breeding problem dogs. If this occurs and is not fixed with the breeder then that breeder will be denied any further dealings within the NAAC or the NAAR.  Breeding the American Alsatian™ is a privilege not a right.

Before buying a dog, you should investigate the dog's parentage (including titles and pedigree information), the breeder's breeding practices, the breed standard, and the temperament and character tests recommended by the NAAC Parent Club for the breed.


How NAAR Registration Functions 

    The National American Alsatian Registry™ 's registration system can be described as a cycle, which is repeated every generation.  A convenient starting point is the registration of a litter.

In order for a litter to be eligible for registration, the sire (Father/stud dog) and the dam (Mother/bitch) must be individually NAAR registered and the litter must be whelped in the United States.

Registration of the litter must be completed before any of the pups from the litter can be individually registered with NAAR.

Application to register a litter must be submitted on a Litter Registration Application form. This form as well as others mentioned here are available upon request.

The owners of the sire and dam should complete and sign the appropriate portions of the application and submit it to NAAR with the required fee.

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