MASCUSA Tuesday Talk Logo




June 5, 2012

yellow basket

AKC Tidbits and News


AKC Titles earned by Miniature American Shepherds in

March and April 2012


Dog Title

Dog Name

Companion Dog

Coat Tails Lariat CD

Beginner Novice

East Coast Diva BN

Beginner Novice

Lone Pine's Ironhorse Truman BN

Beginner Novice

Raindancer's Little Babushka BN

Rally Novice

Desert Sun's Pull That Trigger RN

Rally Novice

Murphy's Merry's Jewel RN

Rally Novice

Timeless Minnie Pearl RN

Rally Novice

Zakrzewski's Riley RN

Rally Advanced

Little Miss Nike Love RA

Rally Excellent

Winterbrooks Auzzie RE

Pre-Trial Tested

Timeless Pipen Red Hot PT

Novice Agility

High Caliber Bullet NA

Novice Agility

Patchwork's Hurricane Bill NA NAJ

Novice Agility

Timeless Black Ice PT NA NAJ

Novice Agility

Timeless Nvus From Luckydog NA NAJ

Novice Agility

Timeless Pipen Red Hot PT NA

Open Agility

High Caliber Bullet OA

Novice Agility Jumper

Timeless Black Ice PT NA NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Timeless Nvus From Luckydog NA NAJ

Master Agility Champion 9

MACH9 Schiml's Denim Blue Dylin OF


Dog Title

Dog Name

Companion Dog Excellent

Coat Tails Lariat CDX RN

Rally Novice

Coat Tails Lariat CDX RN

Novice Agility

If You Ain't First You're Last NA NAJ

Novice Agility

Lovin Lil Whispering Jesse Jade NA NAJ

Novice Agility

Mac's Little Blue Pan On Wiggle Patrol NA

Open Agility

If You Ain't First You're Last OA NAJ

Open Agility

Violet OA OAJ NF

Agility Excellent

Southern Acres' Little Mickey AX OAJ OF

Novice Agility Jumper

Alstar Blitzen's Smokin Allie NAJ NF

Novice Agility Jumper

Boot Tops Field Of Dreams NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

If You Ain't First You're Last NA NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Lovin Lil Whispering Jesse Jade NA NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Mac's Little Blue Pan On Wiggle Patrol NA NAJ

Open Agility Jumper


Open Agility Jumper

Violet OA OAJ NF

Excellent Agility Jumper Preferred

Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue OAP AJP

Master Excellent Jumper Preferred

MACH7 Katch Grand Cherokee AXP MJP XF

Agility FAST Novice

Alstar Blitzen's Smokin Allie NAJ NF

Master Agility Champion 2

MACH2 High Plains Drifter OF

Master Agility Champion 9

MACH9 Add It Up OF

Therapy Dog

Oakwood Kizzy Rose THD


A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for June 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. CST. The agenda is as follows:

  • Introduction of new Board Members.
  • Discussion of the AKC-mandated change to our breed standard.
  • Discussion of our history.
  • Discussion of ramp vs. table vs. floor for the conformation ring.

Members can provide additional agenda items to the Board at


Shambaugh April 2012 


*****************Check out the Nationals website***************

Dear MASCUSA Members,

Sponsorships are open for the taking and everyone who has their sponsorship in by Sunday, June 3rd will be included in the Premium List as well as the Show Catalog!
Available classes are listed at
If you want to send your sponsorship with a check, I've attached the paper form as well.
Thanks to everyone in advance for helping out!
The MASUSA Nationals 2012 Show Committe


Due to a minor glitch, the registration site has changed to:


 I would like to acknowledge the gift and thank you card that I received in the mail last week from our Board of Directors.

The Aussie Wind Spinner in this picture was the gift that said "Thank You" for the past 11 years as our clubs webmaster.

I appreciate the acknowledgment and want to say that it was a long 11 years with many changes, and many ups and downs, but I was happy to serve our club in such an invaluable position.

I encourage any one of you to volunteer and get involved with our club, it will give you a whole new perspective on how things get done, and what it takes to keep our members in the know!

Thanks again,
Denise Albright

That's My Dog!


Photos and stories showcasing activities with your dogs. They can be graduating from a training class, earning a leg in a trial, winning a fun contest, or sking down the Aspen slopes on doggie skies!
Whatever it is you want to share that highlights your activities with your dog!
Send those stories and a photo to me


Heartlands Wallace Icy Overpass CGC, JS-O, RS-N, OTDs, STDd  "Wallace"
Memorial Day and wins 

We had a great Memorial Weekend with ASCA Agility and Herding trials. Wallace and I double Q'd both Regular and Jumpers runs on Friday getting our JS-O and RS-N titles. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday we trialed on sheep and ducks earning our OTDs and 1 Q towards our OTDd. We also took Overall High Score Open for the weekend!!
As you can see, when we got home and took pictures, our ducks were not impressed. : )                Submitted by Carroe Sparks!

2012 Kim Gardner



 If you were in Poteau Ok in May for the Mini Extravaganza you might want to check out the photos. Here is the link to the photos take by Tammy from the Poteau Pow Wow?
Nice  photos Tammy!!
Good Eye
 Comix By Coleen
Just for grins a new comic every week in the Tuesday Talk!
Coleen Swift is our comic graphic designer for this series and she will be treating us to a new comic every week for the Tuesday Talk Funnies!  You can also send a photo to us to be considered in one of Coleens designs! Send to

Dulaney 2011

Sharing My Life Series

Your Everyday Photos!


Send me your most endearing pictures, the ones that make you laugh, cry, pull your hair out, shed a happy tear, working on training, snuggling on the couch, whatever happens in the days of "Sharing My Life" with your best friend!

Send to


Tru swimming


 A picture of Tru in his lifejacket....he just learned to swim....
from Donna

                     ATTENTION PHOTOS NEEDED!

clip art dog

The club needs good quality photographs of dogs in various settings, i.e., herding, agility, obedience, family/companionship, etc. These photographs will be used for a variety of things such as use in brochures, other forms of advertising, on the website, etc. If you have some great photographs, please send them in. You will need to submit a Photograph Release Form for any photographs you submit. This form can be found on our website under MASCUSA Forms. The higher the resolution, the better.

Send the photos to Mindy


Coyote Creek   




September 22, 2012
North Carolina State Fairgrounds,

Gov. James Holshouser Building
Raleigh, NC


We have been invited by AKC to participate and we as a club are looking for volunteers who would like to attend and help represent our dogs.  If you are interested please let me know ASAP.  We need to send in our application to AKC saying we will participate in the next few weeks. 


Read more and see photos from last years event by clicking here



Dear members,

We are seeking BEC member volunteers

(Breed Education and Evaluation Committee)...

Email Jeanie at


Catalog Ads 


GoodWill past Winners

ASHGI News: Podcast on Hemangiosarcoma

In this special 35 minute edition of Genome Barks we hear from Dr. Jaime
Modiano of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Modiano discusses his CHF-funded
research of hemangiosarcoma, as well as providing an overview on the
progress being made in the field of hemangiosarcoma research.

This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth
A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

Listen to the Podcast

If you enjoyed this podcast you may also like our other podcasts Lymphoma

New podcasts are released every two weeks. They are also available for
direct download at Apple's itunesR or

Judy Challinger


Kennel Club USA now accepts the Miniature American Shepherd into its Group One which consists of the Herding Breeds. Once a dog has entered in a Kennel Club USA venue as a Miniature American Shepherd it cannot compete as a Miniature Australian Shepherd with the sister group The American Rare Breed Association. See the KCUSA website at,
and the ARBA website at
Mid America
 Herding Instinct is available as a day of  entry
We have a few spots open.
Working Clinic is full but you can still audit for $25
MASCUSA Hosted AKC Herding Test and Clinic, supported by Mid America
You are invited to come on out to the AKC Herding Test/Trial on June 9th in Broken Arrow, OK. It will also be a day of learning and enjoying herding dogs. Marie and Alan Koebke from Texas will be on hand for a herding clinic, following the trial. We expect to be done early with the Test/trial and can devout a good portion of the day to the clinic! Even if you are only remotely interested in herding you don't want to miss this opportunity to learn more.
Cost to enter the AKC Instinct  is $40. Marie Koebke is the judge for our test.
inic audit fee (without a dog) is $25
Please enter let us know if you are headed over for the Instinct test and or to audit the clinic - we do have limited space!
to download an entry form and premium or click below



I think that the Working Aussie Source is one of the best locations on the net to find herding trials and clinics!

The opening page is for ASCA Trials but be sure and click on the Other Calendars and the Regional Calendars and other Events of Interest!

Keep in mind that AHBA does not require a club to put on a trial -- an individual can host a trial. So if you have a facility nearby that puts on AKC trials, there's no reason they can't also host AHBA events at the same location.




The Miniature American Shepherd is eligible to compete immediately in AKC Herding Trials!  As soon as you receive your AKC/FSS number you can enter an AKC Herding Trial.


Find AKC Herding Trials here!


If you have earned an AKC Herding Title please let me know,
Now that we are eligible to compete in AKC Herding Trials, we want to acknowledge those dogs who are out there earning titles and legs towards titles.
Let's have some fun and gather several photos and videos of our dogs herding!!


Send to me and I will place them in a future Tuesday Talk and maybe we can start a photo gallery of minis herding!


Let's do it right away!!


 sheep gif 


Aussie line bar



Litter Announcements

MASCUSA members get one free announcement in the Tuesday Talk for litters with health clearances on both parents (OFA hips, current CERF).

MASCUSA members may purchase additional announcements for litters with health clearances for $20 per package of four announcements.

MASCUSA members may purchase announcements for litters without health clearances for $40 per package of four announcements.


All litter announcements will appear in a section called the "Puppy Pen" at the end of the Tuesday Talk in a standardized format as follows:

one photo, maximum size of 300 pixels wide x 200 pixels high

a maximum of 50 words of description

one web link or email address


Send your litter announcements to Mindy

A gentle reminder to the membership concerning the MASCUSA name and logo(s)...

The name of our club, and our logos and artwork, are reserved for official club business only. Please do not download any club logo, or utilize the name of the club, for personal or any use other than official club business - per the bylaws:

Section 1.4 - Club Logo - The name, logo and the like may not be used by the Club or its members, unless authorized by the Board.

In This Issue
AKC Tidbits & News
New AKC Titles earned in March and April
Nationals Website ROCKS!
Nationals Class Sponsors
Gift to Denise
The Backwards Stay
Comix By Coleen
Sharing My Life
Agility Video from Chip
News from the KCUSA
Breeders Symposium
ASHGI Podcast
Humane Fund Scholarship!
Herding Test some spots available!
AKC Show Links


Karen Keller,

Deborah Dulaney,
Vice President

Jeanie McAdams, Secretary

Traci Phillips, Treasurer

 Board Members

Judy Challinger

 Charles Lasater
Patricia Davis

Linda Perry, Past President

Denise Albright,  many of the photos for TT


Visit the MASCUSA CAFEPRESS Store to purchase items with the top three logo designs and


Click here


 Minis Gone American Item!

1st Place
2nd place
3rd Place
Send in those favorite  photos so we can
post them on the Tuesday Talk!










Remember to send in your winsheets within 45 days of the show for your points to count!!!
 Search for AKC Conformation Shows, Herding Trials, Agility and other performance events. Click Here

Two popular Licensed Superintendents, who have information about upcoming shows and you can enter online thru their sites




Thank you for letting us share our wonderful dogs

Contact the Board

Visit the new MASCUSA website for forms and info about entering the newest AKC Breed, and also for all of our registration forms, including Breeders Listing, Litter Applications and more
Visit MARS (Mini Aussie Rescue) .

Contact the Registrar