We must first look at what the word OFFICIAL means: Authorized by a proper authority
So when we look at the shorkie breed in general, we know it has been bred for MANY years. We know the first known person who started to breed them on purpose and place them into loving homes via the internet was Stephanie White. Stephanie set the standard for the shorkie breed that most breeders use today.
Stephanie was the only shorkie breeder to use the word OFFICIAL, since she was the first online breeder for our wonderful breed. Recently there have been new shorkie breeders using the words OFFICIAL SHORKIES.
In 2005 Stephanie started the Shorkie Club Of America, she contact several breeders of Shorkies and formed the Shorkie Club Of America. In 2008 The Shorkie Club Of America started their own registry, the SCA.
Stephanie has kept all her breeding records for the shorkie breed since 1990. The other members of the SCA has kept their records since joining the club. All members submit their breeding records to the SCA on a yearly basis.
The Shorkie Club Of America has the documentation for the shorkie breed since 1990. The registry is the OFFICIAL registry for the SHORKIE BREED.
So any member that has been approve by the SCA has official shorkies. They can be registered with the Shorkie Club Of America Registry.
My question is the other breeders that are saying they have OFFICIAL SHORKIES what makes them OFFICIAL?
I would like to know why they have not joined the SCA, it is free.
Some of the requirements to be a member of the Shorkie Club Of America is: GENETIC TESTING ON EVERY ADULT IN THE BREEDING PROGRAM.
You must be a home breeder not a kennel,Your vet to visit your home for a in home inspection.