1.4.1. To encourage and promote the breeding of purebred Australian Shepherds in such a manner as to bring their natural qualities as working stockdogs to the highest degree attainable. It shall strive to educate and assist all owners of the breed to improve their knowledge of the breed and it’s history.1.4.2. To protect and advance the interest of the Australian Shepherd breed and to encourage ethical breeding practices and sportsmanlike competition at all dog shows and trials.1.4.3. To primarily conduct Stockdog Trials.1.4.4 To encourage all breeders to accept the breed standard adopted by ASCA as the only standard of excellence by which the breed shall be judged.1.4.5. To preserve, foster and promote the natural working and herding instinct of the Australian Shepherd through activities and actions sponsored by the WEWASC and its members. The club takes care of the animals rights by taking care of the proper keeping and handling of working stockdogs. Through proper training and handling techniques, stress and damage to herding animals will be avoided. Through proper training and handling, the dog can be an important safety factor when handling livestock.1.4.6. To encourage and enforce an appropriate care for all animals according to their species by the members. To encourage the training of the working stockdog as the basis of appropriate handling and care for the animals that are herded.1.4.7. The club has an animal rights agent, who will be elected by the WEWASC board and who will be active on the boards mandate.