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August 14, 2012


Ripe for olympics: Gwynn, 3 month old, with a basketball on an trampoline
 From Ulrike

AKC Tidbits and News

Many of you are now ready to register your litters with AKC. You will use the FSS litter form on AKC's website, however if you want to register a whole litter to yourself as owner or if you wish to register the whole litter but put your puppy buyers names on the puppies then you use the forms below.


The forms below are for regular AKC recognized dogs so it is important to write FSS on top of the litter form.

The fee is $10 for FSS breeds, but the form is designed for AKC breeds. That is why they need to write on the top FSS in big letters

Note: the fee is $20 for fully recognized breeds, so the form will say $20.


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


Coyote Creek   


In the Spirit of sharing Olympic win photos, I am devoting most of this weeks Tuesday Talk to our dogs and members awesome accomplishments over the past two weeks! 


And for fun check out this article

Olympic Athletes and Their Dogs

click here

Alaska Sheri Nelson 

Chandreas Over The Limit @ Artic Rose (Edge) was the

first Minature American Shepherd to be shown in Alaska 
owned by Sheri Nelson

Go GO JOE!!!!

Let the Games Begin!

A must see video

The link is:


Petco had contacted the Markim Pet Resort where our agility trainer rents their large field for her agility classes. They wanted to do a segment on things dogs can do in the summer, (of course we all know agility is a year round sport!). I had never done anything like this before and thought it would just be one person filming. They sent a full on Hollywood production crew. It was a blast - the crew made it a lot of fun for us and the dogs and they were very patient.
We have 4 minis represented: Rebecca with her Sally, my Lego and Bonnie, and one of Bonnie's weave clinic classmates Cody, (the little black tri boy).

The trainers voice in the background is our trainer Gabriella. Joe is really Max and his mom's voice must be a voiceover, because it's not hers.


                                   Sent in by Laura Lotz!

Alstars A Stormy Knight

Best In Miscellaneous Class
August 5, 2012
Crab Orchard Kennel Club, Marion, IL
Judge William Cunningham


 Alstars A Stormy Knight won Best in Misc. class with competition Sunday August 5, 2012 at the AKC Crab Orchard Kennel Club , Marion, IL under judge William Cunningham.

This was our first AKC conformation show. With over 550 dogs entered both days. Couple of weeks should have a photo of us with the judge. It was a fun weekend.
Cindy Duggan
Logo #2 
*****************Check out the 2012 MASCUSA Nationals website***************

See you soon!!!!


 Willow Rock's Legolas Greenleaf, TD, CGC, Delta Society Pet Partner

 Lego just earned his AKC Therapy Dog Title and had rave reviews from the hospital he works at and is considered one of the most valuable therapy dogs they have ever had. He is especially valued in the intensive care unit and in hospice.

What a wonderful soul!!

Owned by Laura Lotz


Judy Challinger


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




Jefferson County Kennel Club of Missouri
7th Annual Obedience and Rally Trials
Purina Farms, MO


I am proud of my girl Wigglebutt Madeline 6th Dynasty.

This weekend Maddie earned her AKC BN title and her AKC RN title.

It was a fun weekend.

Friday she placed third in Beginner Novice A her score was 188. Friday she placed third in Rally Novice A her score was 93. Judge William Oxandale. Saturday she placed third in Rally Novice A her score was 92. Judge Sandy Gould.
Cindy Duggan


Shambaugh April 2012 





"Singer" AKA Linderland's Singing The Blues & "Quest" AKA Linderlands Bequested Legacy posing with their ribbons from their very first CPE Agility Trial at Muddy Paws in Westminster, VT. They each entered 2 classes with their newbie handler/owners during their debut. Together they qualified in 3 out of the 4 runs!! "Quest" is shown guarding her very first qualifying and 1st place ribbon with her paw firmly holding on to her award.

                                                       Jack & Hazell Fuller
                                                            Alstead, NH

2012 Kim Gardner





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


the American Boerboel Club has been approved to hold 2 open shows this Oct 6/7

2012 in Davidsonville MD, all Misc and FSS. Ms Pat Hess will judge 1 show and
Mr Jim Owens will judge the other. Right now we are asking that you spread the
word to your club members in the Washington DC area



Immerson Therapy   
                                                         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


Gone Fishing?? Staying cool on a hot summer day.
with Hazell Fuller

Dulaney 2011
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!

Performance, Try Something New

by Susan Chaney


Your knees can't take those course dashes anymore. You're ready for something that's mostly just fun. Your performance dogs are aging and need an activity that's a little less strenuous.


Treibball, urban mushing or K9 Nose Work might be just what you're looking for.

These three sports take place in varied environments: treibball in grassy fields, urban mushing on park trails and K9 Nose Work in training schools, then outdoors around buildings and vehicles. They require very different equipment: fitness balls for treibball, a bike or scooter for mushing, and lots of treats and empty containers for nose work.


None, however, requires you to run, make sudden stops and turns, groom your dog to no end or spend hours upon hours training it to respond to your most subtle commands. Nor will your dog need to jump, climb, submit to exam or run to you from across a ring.

Any activity or sport takes training, but with these three, you'll likely find the training every bit as fun as the event.

                                                 Click here to read more


2012 Cutler Mini Am 

New Members Phil and Janet Axtell aren't wasting anytime getting ready for Performance with Mocha, and she herds too!


Axtell & Mocha 

Mocha is a Melbourne, Florida girl 2 1/2 yrs. old and she is definitely a high energy fur child. We enjoy her so much but I'm beginning to think I'm getting too mature :) to keep up with her or maybe she is keeping us younger, not sure which. Mocha loves all activities, swimming, herding, agility, her ball and lure events.

first event 

Actually this was funny since I didn't even know that we had a perfect run or that she also got a ribbon for the 2nd fastest until someone asked me if I had picked up my ribbons yet. Janet Axtell


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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Kathy Atchley
Donna DeCloedt
Tamara D. Peterson
Danielle T. Smith
Shannon Wacker
Mara Wacker
Natasha Chernyausky
Tracy Newgard
Arianna Newgard
David Hawkins
Gloria Kury
Andreea Pasarel
Cherie Dine
John Parente
Carrie Parente
Cameron Parente
Linda Jones
Kasey Mando
Linda Medina
Janet Axtell
Phil Axtell



                     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


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

In This Issue
AKC Tidbits & News
How to Register Litters With AKC
In the Spirit of the Olympics
Go Go Joe!
Nationals See Ya Soon!
Lego Earns TDI
Thats My Dog!
Put these shows on your calendar
Comix By Coleen
Sharing My Life
Treiball on TAT
Three New Performance Events
Meet The Axtells
Welcome New Members!
AKC Show Links


Karen Keller,

Judy Challinger,
Vice President

Patricia Davis, Secretary

Traci Phillips, Treasurer

 Board Members

Sharon Sloper

Sue Fontaine

Ashley Badgett

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