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August 7, 2012


What is a Miniature American Shepherd?

AKC Tidbits and News

The FIRST dog to earn the Certificate of Merit 

It is Official - click here to read the list!

First CM Timeless Trilogoy  

Miniature American Shepherd
First AKC Miscellaneous Best of Breed
First Best in Show Miscellaneous
First Eukanuba Qualifier
First Certificate of Merit Champion

Timeless Trilogy CM
Breeder/Owner/Handler: Karen Keller

*****Note from the AKC /FSS Office*****


If both parents are in the system and you wish to register a litter use the forms below.

Be sure to mail your AKC litters to the AKC Office

Full litter Offspring - all pups to litter owner. The fee is $10 per puppy.


Full Litter Offspring Plus - pups to litter owner and new puppy buyers.

The fee is $10 per puppy

Dulaney 2011
Three New Confirmed NAMASCUSA Champions!  

McStorms Lil Tator Bear

owned by Colleen Storms


Sizzln Hot Bear's Replica Of Thistle Creek

owned by Juliene Laughy


Abington's Bold Legends De Ja Vu

owned by Patti Cutler



2012 Cutler Mini Am 

Logo #2 
*****************Check out the 2012 MASCUSA Nationals website***************


Judy Challinger


This is how dogs were shown back in 1922!

Did they even brush them back then?

Some look very unsocialized 

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



         Sparrow Treiball

Here are a couple of treibball pictures taken by Wendy Broderick of my
Miniature American Shepherd, Sparrow, during our Treibball demonstration
at the Redmond Oregon Mt Bachelor Kennel Club show July 1, 2012.
Submitted by Jan Gould


Jan Gould will be the guest on Talk About Training -TAT beginning on August 15th!!   She will be talking about TREIBALL!!
Be sure you sign up for this fun and educational yahoo group!

Shambaugh April 2012 




SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012 AKC Sanctioned B Match!!


 Location: Canine Sports Academy

Norman, Oklahoma

 On-site Registration: 8-9 am,   Judging begins: 9:30 am     Two rings available

Classes: Puppy 3-6 mo, 6-9 mo, 9-12 mo, Open, Junior Handling, Misc/FSS & Rare Breeds.* Site is air-conditioned. Indoor crating and grooming space is limited.                    Fees: Pre-entry: $5/dog,                    On-site entry: $7/dog

Send Pre-entries to: Alice Ah Lo, 506 SW 3rd St., Tuttle, OK 73089

Mailed entries must be received no later than 8/15/2012, so allow plenty of time. Make checks payable to Town & Country Kennel Club. Only breeds listed on AKC website. Forward Breed Standard to prior to entry.





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


The premium is out for the Greater Lafayette Kennel Club shows Sept. 15 and 16 at Lebanon, Indiana just off Interstate 65 northwest of Indianapolis.
There will be two conformation shows, 2 obedience trials, 2 Rally trials and a Puppy match. There will also be a CERF clinic. Come and have fun with us!


Who: The Greenwich Kennel Club, Inc.
What: AKC Sanctioned B, OB, Rally Match; Rain or Shine
Where: Bruce Park, Bruce Park Drive, Greenwich, CT
When: Saturday, September 15, 2012 
GKC invites you to attend our first AKC Sanctioned B, OB, Rally Match to be held in Bruce Park, Greenwich, CT. This is the home of our very first show held in 1930.

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


From Wright County Kennel Club:
Please note that on Friday October 5th the Wright County MN Kennel Club will have an Open Show - all MISC and FSS as well as regular breeds are eligible for CM points in the official AKC event. Information as it is available will be at

      We have been invited to sign up for this webinar
sponsored by the Danish-Swedish farm!
Jean Dodds WEBINAR, "Novel Approaches in Canine Nutrition" for August 12, 2012 has been so popular, we have reached classroom capacity for the August 12 event and we have closed registration.
However, we asked Dr. Dodds for an additional date to present this same LIVE WEBINAR, and she has given us, Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 5 PM PDT, one week after the first presentation.

Please follow link below if you wish to join them on August 19th!


                                                         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

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




I received this from my customer, Claudia Plafsky.
Thought it was a great photo of Remington.
At 10 months, Remington is one spectacular dog. As you can see, he loves the pool and will dive for balls for HOURS. 
Hope that you all enjoy it!
Submitted by Karey Marrs
Mockingbird Hill Kennel

2012 Kim Gardner



AVMA Addresses Raw Food Diets

By Christi McDonald


The American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates is meeting August 3 through 7, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. Among the items on the agenda is a proposed policy on the feeding of "raw or undercooked animal-source protein diets" for pets.

The new position statement, drafted by the AVMA Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine, states, "The AVMA discourages the feeding to cats and dogs of any animal-source protein that has not first been subjected to a process to eliminate pathogens because of the risk of illness to cats and dogs as well as humans."

The proposed policy is based on the fact that studies have shown that raw or undercooked animal protein might be contaminated with pathogenic organisms such as Salmonella, E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, among others. According to the AVMA, if raw foods are not cooked to a specific temperature prior to feeding, pets may be contaminated with these organisms, which can lead to illness or possibly death. Although animals that have ingested these harmful pathogens may not become ill, they can harbor the microorganisms and transmit them to other animals or humans.

Read more here........

Don't you love it when puppies are first introduced to stock!!
Gilbert Pups 
Seven week old Rosie/Flash pups submitted by Becky Gilbert

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!!


 sheep gif 


Coyote Creek   


                     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 First dog to earn a CM!
Timeless Trilogy
Note from the AKC/FSS Office
Three New Champions!
Nationals Entries Closing!
Dog Shows 1922
Thats My Dog!
Treiball on TAT
Put these shows on your calendar
Jean Dodd Webinar!
Comix By Coleen
Sharing My Life
AVMA addresses Raw Food Diets
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