American Jacob Sheep Registry

PO Box 237, McKean PA 16426


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this the only Jacob Sheep Registry in the U.S.?

A. No.

Q. Why is there more than one?

A. There are many basic differences in philosophy. It is not appropriate here to attempt to explain the methods or goals of other groups, and we will not attempt to do so. We can only speak for ourselves.

We have established a meaningful registry where all demonstrably purebred Jacobs may be registered with a minimum of paperwork, cost, time, and political turmoil.

If you do not like what we are doing here, do not agree with our methods or goals, you have other options. Please do not write to us to tell us how wrong we are. We reserve the right to ignore insulting, disparaging, niggling, pedantic, or unnecessarily controversial communications; and we intend to exercise that right.

Q. I believe that more than one organization devoted to a breed is bad for the breed. Don't you?

A. No, we don't. There is absolutely no proof this is true, but there is abundant reason to believe absence of a harmonious breed organization is detrimental to the popularity of the breed.

The 1905 Yearbook of Agriculture, published by the U.S. government, lists no fewer than ELEVEN organizations in the U.S. alone devoted the the Merino breed. The Merino is one of the most popular breeds in the world, and there is no evidence that the number of organizations harmed the breed in any way!

Q. So how do I join? How much are membership dues in the AJSR?

A. This is not a membership organization; this is a registry only. There are no annual dues or membership fees.

Q. What type of support should I expect to receive from this organization?

A. You may expect to receive your registration paperwork with reasonable promptness. In the future we eventually plan to prepare a flock book. It is intended that the AJSR will function primarily as a registry; not as a sales outlet, a publication source, a critiquing platform, or a club.


©2006 American Jacob Sheep Registry. All Rights Reserved. Updated 6/2012.