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July 24, 2012

Jack on B Course 
Gorgeous view of herding on B Course

The picture was taken by Blair Callicott
Timeless Jumping Jack Flash and Marla Vanwilligan earned 2 legs of Started B Course.
The trail was the Siesta Trail put on by San Pasqual Valley Herding Club.

AKC Tidbits and News


36 New Titles Earned by

Miniature American Shepherds in June 2012!!!!


Dog Title

Dog Name

Companion Dog

Flagtree's Dabbling In Crime CD BN RN

Utility Dog

Newman UD RE

Utility Dog Excellent

Pocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX

Rally Novice

High Valley Sasparilla RN

Rally Novice

Oso Awesome RN

Rally Novice

Raindancer's Little Babushka BN RN

Rally Advanced

Coat Tails Lariat CDX RA

Rally Excellent

Coat Tails Lariat CDX RE

Novice Agility

Gordonview Diamond Rio NA

Novice Agility

Jax Lee NA NAJ

Novice Agility

Sunflower Ozzi NA NAJ NF

Open Agility

Lily's Little Cricket OA NAJ

Open Agility

Lovin Lil Whispering Jesse Jade OA NAJ

Open Agility

Timeless Nvus From Luckydog OA OAJ

Master Bronze Agility

Philipp's Apache Sunrise PT MX MXB MXJ MJS MXF T2B

Master Agility Excellent Preferred

MACH7 Katch Grand Cherokee MXC2 MJS3 MXP MJP XF

Novice Agility Jumper

Bell's Lil Ruby NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Gordonview Diamond Rio NA NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

High Caliber Bullet OA NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Jax Lee NA NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Lily's Little Cricket NA NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper Preferred

Mac's Touch Of Midas RN OA OAJ NJP OF

Open Agility Jumper

Barnestormer's Blaze Of Glory NA OAJ

Open Agility Jumper

Gottabe's Doin' The Hustle NA OAJ

Master Gold Jumper


Master Bronze Jumper 2

MACH3 Puttin' On The Ritz Riley RN MXC MJB2 OF

Master Silver Jumper 2

MACH5 Alias' Call Of Freelancer MXB2 MJS2 XF

Master Century Jumper 3


Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 2

MACH7 Katch Grand Cherokee MXC2 MJS3 MXP MJP2 XF

Agility FAST Novice

Bell's Lil Ruby NAJ NF

Agility FAST Novice

Sunflower Ozzi NA NAJ NF

Agility FAST Open

Timeless Trudi AX AXJ OF

Agility Master FAST Excellent

Philipp's Apache Sunrise PT MX MXJ MJS MXF

Master Agility Champion 5

MACH5 Alias' Call Of Freelancer MXB2 MJB2 XF

Master Agility Champion 5

MACH5 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RE MXB2 MJB2 MXF

Time 2 Beat

Philipp's Apache Sunrise PT MX MXB MXJ MJS MXF T2B



RN picture for Sassy (High Valley Sasparilla) and Jennifer Wulffenstein with Judge Jill Jones at Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club show in Redmond, Oregon

Coyote Creek   


Highlights that might be of interest to Miniature American Shepherd owners, from the July 2012 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors

Full details on these actions, as well as other actions taken, are included in the minutes for the meeting, which are posted on the AKC website, within one week of the meeting.


  • Effective September 11, 2012, AKC will award titles to Urban Search and Rescue Dogs (SAR-U1 to dogs that are FEMA deployable, and SAR-U2 to dogs that are state deployable).
    • Effective January 1, 2013, AKC will initiate a new Family Dog Program. This will include the recognition of Therapy Dog titles and a new suffix title "CGC" for dogs passing a Canine Good CitizenŽ test.


    2012 Kim Gardner



    Applewoods Song of Liberty  

     Applewoods Song of Liberty 


    Applewood's Song of Liberty took Best of Breed and Best in Miscellaneous class at the Naugatuck Valley Kennel Club show on July 4th 2012 under judge Wendy Willhauck. Libby was one year and one day old at her first AKC show and is a homebred out of Int. CH Lakesides Jazzy Jack of Applewood and Wilshy's Rhapsody N Blu of Applewood. She was bred and handled by Ellen Friedman-Smith. Libby was the first Mini American to be awarded a Best in Miscellaneous in New England and possibly on the whole East Coast. She went on to take BOB in her next two shows on July 6th and 7th. Poppa Chuck, or brush boy as he calls himself, is very proud of this team.
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    *****************Check out the 2012 MASCUSA Nationals website***************

    If you are only competing in the National Specialty you can enter with your AKC papers pending! Which means you must have your AKC enrollment application submitted to the MASCUSA office to Mindy.

     If you enter any of the other AKC events you will need to have your AKC number before you enter.

    Judy Challinger


                                PUT THIS SHOW ON YOUR CALENDAR!

    Wirehaired Vizsla Club of America AKC Open Show for FSS and Miscellaneous Breeds!

    Saturday, August 18, 2012
    Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, KS
    in conjunction with the Capitol City Circuit of All-Breed shows


    Stay Tuned for more details and the premium

    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

     THAT'S MY DOG !

    Great Companions Bow The Knee

    First mini to show misc   

    Great Companions Bow the Knee was the very first Miniature American Shepherd to show in Miscellaneous Class in the world.
    Owned and handled by Linda Dubois

    Dogs showing in Miscellaneous will receive a Certificate of Merit Title similar to a championship, however the letters CM, will be behind the dogs names.

    The Certificate of Merit (CM) requires 15 points awarded in accordance with the following point structure
    (Dogs Competing Points) :

    2 dogs = 1 point
    4 dogs = 2 pts
    8 dogs = 3 pts
    12 dogs = 4 pts
    16 dogs = 5 pts

    Dulaney 2011
                                                             Comix By Coleen
     Test the Wind
    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
    Knowing the Signs of Eclampsia Can Save a Dam's Life
    By Susan Chaney


    "Hypocalcemia is most often seen three to five weeks after whelping, Casal says, "at the peak of lactation." It typically occurs because the dam loses too much calcium through her milk, due to a larger-than-normal litter or unusually big puppies. Inadequate nutrition prior to or after whelping can also cause hypocalcemia. When this happens, the dam's body will do everything it can to produce milk with enough calcium for the puppies....


    "There's a lot of calcium in milk, and there has to be," Casal says. "Normally it comes from the diet. If there's not enough, it comes from the bones." At some point, calcium will come from the bloodstream, where it is a naturally occurring mineral. "If the calcium drops in the serum [blood], things like muscles don't work properly." Not just large muscles, like those in the legs, are affected. Any muscle, including the heart, as well as nerve conduction, can suffer, "

    Read the entire article by clicking here


    New England Herding Dog Association

    3rd Annual Conformation Fun Match

    Saturday August 25, 2012 @ the Eastern States Exposition

    Better Living Center 1305 Memorial Ave W. Springfield MA 01089


    4-6 Puppy, 6-9 Puppy, 9-12 Puppy, 12-18 months, BBE, Open, Veterans, Junior and Adult Showmanship

    Ribbon/Prizes for each entry plus Prizes for BPIM, BAIM & BIM

    Entries taken all day at DBSC set up and 15 minutes after BIS at Newtown KC. Judging begins 30 minutes after BIS.

    Approximately 6:00 P.M for Juniors and 6:15 P.M. for breed judging.

    Entry Fee: $5 per dog per class; Juniors & Adult showmanship are free.

    50/50 Raffle


     For more information please email Patricia at


    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



    Lucy and alpaca baby 

    Chatting with one of the alpaca babies!

    owned by Alice Lessard

    Shambaugh April 2012 


    Interesting article sent to us by Candy Nachel- thanks Candy!
     Dog poisoned by death cap mushrooms saved by new procedure. By Doug Oakley Oakland 

    A Berkeley veterinarian and a Santa Cruz doctor on Monday announced a new lifesaving procedure for dogs poisoned by the deadly Amanita phalloides, or death cap mushroom, that was first tried on a pooch named Kasey earlier this month, a miniature Australian Shepherd.

    IMASC Registered Dogs Are Now Eligible For NAMASCUSA Registration. They must use the Hardship Application. Please contact the registrar if you need the application or vist it the MASCUSA Website and look under "Forms"!

     Cooper's Bailey Gal 

    Cooper's Bailey Gal  

    4th of July - going after the sheep just a little too enthusiastically!

    Ownded by Karen Cooper 



    Looking for Herding Committee Volunteers.

    MASCUSA Little Herders is the official committee facebook site. Barbara Byer moderates the facebook page. . Patricia Davis will be the Board Liaison for this committee. Contact Patricia at


    We are seeking BEC member volunteers

    (Breed standard evaluation and education committee)...

    Contact the new board liaison, Sharon Sloper, at

    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!



    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!!


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                         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


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    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

    In This Issue
    AKC Tidbits & News 36 NEW TITLES!
    Rally Novice Sassy!
    Jack on B Course
    Highlights from July AKC Board Meeting
    Another Best in Miscellaneous!
    Nationals You can be pending AKC for the Specialty
    Open show next month in KS
    Thats My Dog!
    Great Companions Bow The Knee
    Certificate of Merit Title Points
    Comix By Coleen
    Know the signs of Eclampsia!
    New England Fun Match
    Sharing My Life
    Mushroom Poisoning!
    IMASC Dogs
    Volunteers for Two Committees
    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