It's a National's Shout Out!

Wow! There are only 29 more days until the National Specialty in Minnesota.


Just a reminder to all of you who are coming and don't have your AKC/FSS number yet.....Get those in to Mindy ASAP and put on the envelope ASAP Nationals. She will get your info out in a jiffy so that you can participate in the whole weeks' worth of events 

Herding Trial and Test

Click here for the Herding Premium


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Now is the time to see how much instinct your dogs have on sheep. All dogs over 6 months qualify for the herding instinct test. This is a great way to promote our breed and your kennel by letting people know our dogs have the instinct to do what they were bred to do. Or if the herding bug has already bitten and you have started your dog in herding classes come on out and get try for a leg in Started, Intermediate or Advanced. This will be something Ewe will be talking about!

Highlight of the week:

MASCUSA 2012 Class Sponsors


The class sponsors are filling up and we the Nationals Committee say "Thank You!" but we still have about 40 classes that need sponsors. So, this is to all of you who just can't make this year Nationals - why don't you sponsor a class that you WOULD have shown in if you had been here? We would love to see our entire list of classes filled by the time the catalog goes to print which will be in about 10 days. Just follow the link and sponsor a class. What could be easier?


MAS Keepsake Catalog pre-orders are due August 5!

Follow this link, print off your premium and send it in.


This will be the only First AKC Miniature American Shepherd National Specialty catalog so if you have MAS you will want one for your piece of MAS history.

We will be printing only a few additional catalogs so if you want you're 2012 MAS National Specialty keepsake catalog you must get your order in soon


Volunteers needed for Judges Education Seminar:  

We are looking for dogs and handlers for the Judges Education seminar on Friday evening from 6 - 8 pm, August 25, 2012. Please respond to this by contacting Kellie Barry at and include your name, cell number and email address and your dog's age, sex, approximate height, color and 3 of its best attributes. We have limited space so depending on the response we may or may not use you and your dog. Please don't take offence we are looking for a good cross section representation of our diverse dogs. Your participation in our seminar will be greatly appreciated and a lot of fun


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RV Parking at the Fairgrounds

Book your RV Parking by clicking here


Please use the above link when booking your RV parking. It lets the SCVKC people know you are with the MAS National Specialty. Also, email Sharon Sloper if you are planning on arriving with a class A or C RV.



Nationals Website

National's web site is at:


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That's it for this week's edition of the Nationals Shout Out.  We're looking forward to seeing everyone at Nationals!


The North Star Miniature American Shepherd Club