Club History: CASSA was formed by Mr and Mrs Vincenzo De Palma in 1998-99
With the mission of preserving the breed and maintaining a accurate stud book.
At that time the integrity and the future of this breed was at stake..
But the question was just how to go about this? The answer came to us in the form of the United Kennel Club..
The deciding factor for CASSA to ask UKC to keep CASD records was the DNA-P , & the strict anti dog fighting stance , This sets UKC above the rest & defines them as a Working dog club backed with science.
1999 marked the year Jeannine De Palma requested UKC to accept the breed,with the help of Cindy Cooke.
All records, standards and information that was needed was collected and submitted.
A great deal of work was put into the translations and collections of breed information.
At the present time we submitted both the current FCI standard + the new 1999 RKF standard( which has since been rejected by FCI 6 years).. Thus the FCI standard is still in affect that UKC based their standard on.
We did requeste that one part of the New RKF standard issued in 2000 be adopted, the section concerning Lack of pigment was changed to a fault.
Thus combining the best of both standards into a well written superior UKC standard.
We waited with anticipation and were very pleased that in 2002 the CASD was taken into the UKC Guardian Group.
2001 the 1st CAS was shown at a UKC Rare Breed exhibition Cozemo, 2002 marked the year we could compete in the UKC Guardian Group-: 1st UKC reg dog Tasha Warrior Princess (2000) , 1st UKC Champion FoxFire NY Courage Under Fire. 1st UKC Grand Champion FoxFire Lady J-lo (2006).
From 1999 to 2002, Cassa has hosted Breed education seminars at the
Toronto Sportsman show, Rarities, and ARBA Cherry Blossom , being interviewed on local and national networks.
In addition correcting and or writing the vast majority of the breed profiles found on the Internet....
Our rescue efforts were un matched , networking many abandoned CASD into new homes .
Welcoming National Rescue Angie Wheat into our fold in 2004.
Our FAQ was the 1st for the breed & till this day stands as the most comprehensive English based website for the breed
2003 We held our first National Speciality at a Molosser show sponsored by CASSA. FCI Russian Judge Mr Polinova t
2004 2nd Annual Nationals were held at the MBA Judges FCI Mr and Mrs Zoran Brankovic
2005 We hit a pot hole and had to cancel our nationals . Replacing it with a regional... Judges FCI Mr and Mrs Berrios
2006 All New and new CAS from Club members Judge Mrs Zhitkova
2003 - 2006 . You have seen us conducting breed educational seminars on the local Pet Connection , in local Schools , and have written a complete website based on breed education from a Buyers guide. This feet not easily done , since most text on the breed requires translations.
As the breed grew the club grew , issues came up and we did the best we could to stir the breed into the right direction..
We stumbled and recovered with the total reorganization of CASSA in 2006, a new website with public positions. dealing with serious issues affecting the CASD.
2006 We marks our 4th year of Specialities under breed experts from FCI 2006 - Judge Zhitkova