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November 13,  2012


Boldhearts Ty Dye owned by MS Gatton Ranch Australian and American Shepherds LLC

He was 9 months old here. Shelly Gatton

AKC Tidbits and News 


AKC Powerpoint Presentation
Need to explain what AKC and your club is all about to local dog owners?

AKC offers a PowerPoint presentation that covers the history of AKC and the sport of dogs, AKC events, most popular breeds, affiliate organizations and more.

To request the presentation, send an email to

with "AKC PowerPoint presentation" in the subject line.



Timeless Zero Gravity, CM 

 Qualifying for 2013 Eukanuba Nationals


 MTB Book 

Call MICHELLE at 800-738-2665 ext 4138 between 9am to 6pm CST to order the 2013 edition.

The cost of the book is $14.95 + shipping = $20.94
Make sure you ask Michelle for the 2013 edition!!!




Teacup Treasures Mercedes owned & bred by Kim Gardner just finished her Certificate of Merit at the Madera Canyon Show!!! Four days of showing, she was BOB & Best in Misc Sunday & Monday so a great weekend for us. They didnt have the correct sign but I am going to take that as a sign of things to come! Also congradulations to Abingtons Skys D Limit & Patti Cutler for BOB & Best in Misc Friday and MercyMe I'm A Silly Girl & Pam Bender for BOB & Best in Misc Saturday. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Eukanuba!!




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

The title should read "That My Dogs!"

Jerisha had a great weekend in Rapid City, SD


Coal Dust Love That Lady In Red

Owned by Jerisha Ganske and Jeanie McAdams
AKC Rapid City, SD show Oct. 19-21st
2 Best in Miscellaneous
Morning Sun's I Know I Am
Owned by Jerisha Ganske
AKC show Rapid City, SD Oct. 19-21st
2 Best of Opposite


Mockingbirds Worth The Wait At CoalDust
Owned by Jerisha Ganske
AKC show Rapid City, SD Oct. 19-21st
Best Misc. Puppy 4-6 months
Peaceful Acres   


Register and Microchip

A growing trend among breeders is to sell all of their pups registered and microchipped. Here's why. These pups can easily be tracked by the breeder during follow-up and litter evaluation. Knowing the name of a dog speeds up the search in databases such as the OFA. Record evidence shows those shelters, veterinarians and the AKC all report that micro chipped dogs and cats have the best chance of being returned to their owner. Very few micro chipped dogs end up with a rescue group. With discounts from AKC/ and CAR the process is easy. Instead of a $20/pup registration fee, the cost is $12/pup if all of the pups are registered to the breeder.


CAR now offers a free microchip program. For more information call AKC at (919) 233 9767 or AKC/CAR at (800) 252-7894


I am collecting Photos for a Judges Education Calendar for 2013. Deadline for submission is November 15th. Send high resolution photos (ones from phone cameras won't work) to Julie Voge at

if you feel your dog meets one of the following criteria:

Coat, Chest/Front, Movement/Gait, Head, General Appearance, Topline/Neck/Body, Size in Proportion to Substance, Temperment, Hindquarters, Color and the Whole Package:)




By Carmen L. Battaglia

"What we work for we value most"


Educators, sociologists and psychologists all agree that the past has taught us not to abandon the fundamental principles that have stood the test of time. This is because many of our traditions and beliefs are deeply rooted in our way of life. These fundamentals have guided breeders for many years and can be stated in the following way:

  • We will save those that we cherish,
  • What we cherish will have the traits we have learned to love,
  • What we love will depend on what we understand,
  • In the end, What we understand, will depend on how well we have learned from our past.

Fundamentals serve as a reminder to all breeders. Without an understanding of thepast, ignorance will continue and informed judgments will not be passed forward. In many ways, the past and future are close cousins, because our future depends largely on how well we understand and learn from the sharp turns in the road. The life of a breeder has often been described as an adventure, not a packaged tour and in a sport that values competition, breeders are constantly faced with uncertainties.


READ the entire article here and click Breeding to the Great Dogs!!



Introducing a fabulous Facebook Discussion Group!

MIniature American Shepherd Structure and Movement

There are currently 156 members


Judy Challinger


The Breed Standard Evaluation and Education Committee would like to have breeders with 10 or more years experience to take part inan short survey. If interested please contact
and you will receive the survey via email.
Thank you for your time and contribution during this exciting time in our breeds history.

Thank you the BEC

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

11.13.12 Pacey   
 Here is a pic of Pacey and his best buddy on his bday. It is 100%
true in our house that a dog is a boys best friend. Doing one of their favorite activities together...watching tv in bed on a lazy morning!
                             Submitted by Laura Lotz and the owners
I love hearing about the upcoming youngsters whether canine or human! Better yet when the update includes both! We can all share with todays technology and by sharing we encourage others to reach for their dreams as well.
Check out these agility videos of a few upcoming stars in Germany from Ulrike Pottrick
"It shows my 13 year old son Robin with his 5 year old 15" girl "Aussie love Wishes Come True" aka Wishes and the 14" 4 year old boy "Leb Raah Walk On Top" aka Casanova at a competition training with one of Europe´s most famous Agility Trainer, European Champion 2012 and our dear friend Silas Boogk. Robin starts allready in the highest leval A3 with both dogs and has jet qualified for the Youth European Open 2013 with both.
The third dog n the video is our youngster girl "My Magic DB No Speed Limit" aka Twinkle, 16" at her very first training session outside from home. She is only 18 month old but promisses to be a wonderful Agility dog in future." Ulrike
Duck and Trophy              
                                                         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

 Great Explanation of the Open Shows!!

        FIND INFO ON SHOWS HERE - Show Superindentents!

Jack Bradshaw -

Garvin Show Services -

MB-F -

Jack Onofrio -

Roy Jones Dog Shows -


where's the puppy  


Where's the puppy?

darling photo sent in earlier by the Fullers

AKC/FSS department has asked me to remind owners that long names are difficult to put in the system. The system allows for up to 35 characters and then it is an additional $10 fee for long names. 



This is a pretty kewl pool, don't think mine will get one for Christmas but....
$5.00 of all sales go to an Aussie Rescue

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 and News
Powerpoint Presentation
Meet The Breed Book
Show Brags
Thats My Dog!
Jerisha Ganski
Coopers Bailey Gal
Need Photos for Judges Education Calendar!
Breeding To The Great Dogs
Sharing My Life with Pacey
Future Stars
Comix By Coleen
AKC Herding Trials
Send Herding Photos
AKC Show Links
Send FALL Photos


Karen Keller,

Judy Challinger,
Vice President

Patricia Davis, Secretary

Traci Phillips, Treasurer

 Board Members

Sharon Sloper

Sue Fontaine

Ellen Friedman-Smith


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
 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





Remember to send in your winsheets within 30 days of the show for your points to count!!!
Send in those favorite  photos so we can post them on the Tuesday Talk!

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