History of the NAAC
The National American Alsatian Club
The National American Alsatian Club (NAAC) was started in September, 1986 as a single breed club. The residing president, Mrs. Lois E. Kinglsey, was an avid fancier and breeder of the American Cocker Spaniel, The German Shepherd Dog, The German Rottweiler, The Shih-Tzu, The Toy and Miniature Poodle;
Lois Kingsley was the breeder and founder of the North American Shepalute which was a mix of German Shepherd and Alaskan Malamute. All members, in good standing, could register their dogs and litters with the registration department upon the yearly payment of $12.00 dues fee. Any individual could be a member of the club with or without a dog.
All records were kept in three ring binders in the storage and office of the k-9 emporium where the club met monthly.
The mixing of the breeds to beget the Ideal Standards of the breed were set up by Lois to achieve the ancient Wolfish look of an imagined red riding hood wolf in Lois's head. As she explains it in her records and standards at that time, the dog was a wild looking girthy, long bodied heavy set dog with good posture and sound legs and feet. The Standards of the breed were written before any dogs were ever bred.
In order to achieve this goal, many breeds were needed to be outcrossed into her lines as she hand selected only the healthiest of dogs to continue her lines.
For over 35 years Lois has filled those three ring binders with hundreds of dogs, puppies and litters as well as all the information that goes with it. Notes and photos and bills of sale as well as owners address's and phone numbers are still kept by lois in her home and office in Southern Oregon.
As the years moved on and the dogs got closer to her goal, the name of the dogs changed with the times. Shepalutes were now the Alsatian Shepalutes, then the American Alsatian.