Best of Breed Winner at 2012 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
2015 MASCUSA Goodwill Ambassador

MASCA CH, INT CH Warrior Princess of the 3rd Dynasty (Xena)
Radiant Man A Lagos Ready For Take Off (Pilot)

Best of Breed Winner, 2012 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
AKC Certificate of Merit (2)
MASCUSA Grand Champion (AKC Points)
MASCA Grand Champion
MASCUSA Champion
MASCA Champion
International ICKC Champion
IABCA National Puppy Champion
IABAC International Puppy Champion
NAKC JR Champion
ARBA Champion
MASCUSA Top Ten Merit 2012 (Number 7)
MASCA Top Ten Merit 2011 (Number 8)
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certified
Therapy Dog International Certified
AKC Therapy Dog

AKC Herding Group
Registered Miniature American Shepherd

DOB: 6/11/2010
Height: 17 ¾"
Weight: 35 lbs

CERF: Cleared 11/2013
Scissor Bite/Full Dentition
MDR1: Mutant/Normal InGen 4/2012
HC: N/N Animal Genetic
PRA: Clear InGen 4/2012
AKC DNA File: C0816891
DM Tested GenSol: Clear/Normal 9/2014

 Ref PuppyRef Headshot

Left: Ref as a puppy, Right: Ref's head shot, multiple specialty winner in head type

Ref is available for stud to approved bitches in Jan 2012. Ref is red factored with a wonderful temperament, a quick mind, good drive and eager to please. He is registered as a Miniature American Shepherd and has shown in the Misc Group and has had mulitple Misc Best in Show wins. Since his start in September 2012 in the AKC ring, Ref has obtained over 40 points with multiple MISC BIS wins and earning his Certificate of Merit in three months.

Ref is producing some great offspring, nicely marked and great structure. Ref's pups from his first litter are doing some amazing things. It is great to see that Ref is outdoing himself in his offspring, he is the sire to Remi who is the 2013 Eukanuba Best of Breed winner and MISC BIS Winner. His son Desi is starting his show career. All of his pups have shown to be easy going, athletic and have his wonderful movement. They are also staying smaller in size.

Ref awarded the AKC Therapy Dog TitleReferee is the first Miniature American Shepherd to be awarded the AKC Therapy Dog Title, which shows that he has completed over 50 documented visits. We are very proud of the work he does and the wonderful temperament he has to do this type of work.

Ref has retired from the show ring and is currently living with a retired soldier and working as his therapy/service dog. His work with soldiers that suffer from TBI's and PTSD earned Ref the 2015 Goodwill Ambassador award for his contribution as an ambassador for the breed and his service to others. We are very proud of Ref's work and know that he makes a difference every day for someone.

We are very honored to have Ref featured as the dog representing the breed standard in the 21st Edition of the AKC The New Complete Dog Book. What a honor!

Ref Best in Show at Augusta Kennel Club

Ref wins BIS MISC at Augusta Kennel Club, shown by Lori Brewster. October 5, 2013.

Photo: © Byran McNabb

Ref Best of Breed at Eukanuba 2012

We are pleased to announce that Dynasty's Instant Replay, CGC, TDI "Ref" was the Best of Breed Winner for the 2012 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, making history as the very first Miniature American Shepherd to win at Eukanuba. At the Misc Best in Show, "Ref" was selected in the Top Four Dogs in a group that has over 120 entries. Ref is handled by David Stout. Thank you to Judge Hiroshi Kamisato for this win.

During the Pre-Shows, Ref also took a Best of Opposite Sex, 2nd in his class and 4th in his class. He placed in every show he was entered in.

We are pleased and proud of our boy and the lasting impression he has made for the Miniature American Shepherd breed.

Photo: © Perry Phillips


Photo: © Phyllis Ensley

Ref BIS MISC at Shenandoah Valley Kennel ClubBIS MISC, Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club, March 2013. Thank you to Judge Mr. Whitney J. Coombs.

Photo: © Tom Digiacomo

Ref at Beaufort Kennel ClubBeaufort Kennel Club Nov 2012 BIS MISC Both Shows. Thank you to Judges Jon Cole and Ms. Keke Kahn. Handled by Lori Brewster.

Photo: © A-N Productions / Tom Nutting

Ref BOSBest of Opposite Sex at Kalamazoo March Madness

Ref at MASCA NationalsRWD Pre Show 2011 MASCA Nationals with Fran and Rayma

Photo: © Allen Bierman / Agents Photo Service

Ref is a black tri male from the Xena and Pilot cross. From the start Ref showed us an outgoing and adventurous attitude along with a sweet disposition.

Ref made a great debut in the show ring in October 2010 at the IABCA show in Orlando, at his first show he won three of his four classes and also took Reserve BIS Bred By Puppy! In his first ARBA show in Jan 2011 Ref took Winner's Dog Six of Six shows, Best in Breed in One Show and a Reserve BIS. Ref followed up with a great show at the NAKC Palm Tree Classic, with Best Jr. Puppy in Breed, Three Winner's Dog, Two Best of Opposite Sex, Group One Win, Best of Breed and a BIS Puppy! At the 2011 MASCA Nationals Ref took the Reserve Winner's Dog and also qualified in Scent and Find. Before the age of one, Ref has completed four separate Championship Titles with him obtaining enough points to become Kim's first home grown MASCA Champion. Ref took a Best of Opposite Sex at the MASCA show in Michigan and also won Head Type.  During the 2011 Show Season with ICKC/NAKC Ref ranked number Six in the Mini Aussies and was ranked in the top 25 for all breeds. For 2011 Ref ranked number 8 in MASCA in the Top Ten for Merit Points.  At his first show in 2012 Ref took three BOS, head type and movement.  Ref was awarded his MASCA Grand Championship in April 2012. Ref has passed his CGC and has passed his Therapy Dog Certification. We are very proud of all his accomplishments.

View Ref's Pedigree


Ref's Litters

Ref & Kyra's Litter (2012)

Ref & Kizzy's Litter

Ref & Kyra's Litter (2015)

Ref & Ziva's Litter


Ref's Offspring

CH Dynasty's Designed to Impress, CM Desi

GCH Multiple Group Placing Dynasty's Triple Crown, CM6 Remi, AKC Grand Champion, MASCUSA Grand Champion

ApplewoodnDynasty's Cream of the Crop, CGC Risa