AKC Tidbits and News
Eukanuba is here!
Best of wishes to all the Miniature American Shepherds!
We will be anxiously awaiting news from Orlando as the days unfold.
These 6 dogs will be competing In the Agility Championships, I am already cheering for them and it hasn't even started!
Sheila,(12 in class) Sydney, Hope, Icy, Dylin, and Riley (16in class)
The times for the Time to Beat class
Friday: 1:20pm in ring 3 are the 16in dogs with 145 dogs competing
1:20 pm in ring 2 are the 12 inch dog with 111 dogs competing
Saturday: Round 1 standard
Ring 2 the 16 inch dogs: 8:20am
Ring 1 the 12 inch dogs: 10:50am
Round 2: Jumpers
Ring 1 the 16 inch dogs: 3:15pm
Ring 3 the 12 inch dog: 2:05pm
Sunday: Round 3 Jumpers
Ring 2 the 16 inch dogs: 9:05am
Ring 3 the 12 inch dog: 8:50am
Round 4 Hybrid
Ring 3 the 16inch dogs: 11:45am
Ring 2 the 12 inch dog: 2:10pm
For the next few weeks we are going to have fun celebrating the Holiday Season! In place of "Sharing My Life" and "That's My Dog" I will post seasonal cards from the members! So be sure and send me those digital Christmas Cards, Hanukkah or what ever seasonal greeting you would like to share with others, and be sure your dog(s) are in the picture! I will post a few each week until Christmas. Send to email@example.com
EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR WINSHEETS
The MASCUSA Board of Directors approved an extension of the deadline for winsheets for the awards period beginning June 27, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012. The new deadline for winsheets for this program period is January 15, 2013. All winsheets for this program period must be postmarked by that date to be accepted and no exceptions will be granted.
Please remember that you must submit winsheets for all shows including AKC shows. There are separate winsheets for AKC shows and non-AKC shows which can be obtained from the MASCUSA website at http://mascusa.org/awards.php.
Good luck to all of you who are out there representing our breed so well!
Patricia S. Davis, Secretary
Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA, Inc.
The new MASCUSA Championship program began on 6/27/2012 requiring AKC points to count towards a MASCUSA Championship. Congratulations to the first MASCUSA Champion under this new program.........
CH Coal Dust Love That Lady in Red (Kiara), bred by Jerisha Ganske, owned by Jerisha and Jeanie McAdams.
Not only is Kiara the first Champion under the new MASCUSA program, she was 2012 Nationals WB/BOS (her daddy Multi GR CH Taycin's Always A Gentleman was BOB!) at barely 1 year old and was the first Miniature American Shepherd to win a Best in Show 4-6 month old puppy class (Glen Rose, TX ,1/2012)! Kiara's other 2012 accomplishments are 2 AKC BIM which qualified her for the 2013 AKC Eukanuba Nationals show, IABCA BIS Rare Breed Pup and Reserve BIS Pup!
MAS EVENTS COMMITTEE
Looking for a minimum of 4 hardy souls willing to share the joy of working on the EVENTS COMMITTEE. NO PAY, LOTS OF SATISFACTION IN HELPING TO PLAN EVENTS FOR MASCUSA AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN AKC. Meetings will be held via conference call and will try to acomodate everyone's busy schedule. Information on the committee and an application can be downloaded at MASCUA.org
. Please send the applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Events committee liason to the MASCUSA board
Here's a Christmas card to all of our furry friend lovers!!
Jack & Hazell Fuller
The Financial Review Committee
Members: If you were notified by the Registrar that your payment was not received with your paperwork to be processed, please send those payments in now along with the registration number for the payment. As the end of the year approaches we need to close out the books for the previous year and request that all members send in any payments that are due. Please include the registration numbers on the dog or litter you are paying for with the payment. Please contact the Registrar if you have any questions.
The Financial Review Committee
Molly and Zoya are certainly ready for a visit from Santa.
Photo by Mary Riley
Everyone's Win photos have been gorgeous so keep them coming and I will post them! Send those brags and a photo to me.
Sterling did very well for his first showing. He took best of breed and best in miscellaneous Saturday and Sunday at the Winston-Salem NC dog show.
Owned by John & Dory Erickson Handled by Windy Doss
CH SANDY CREEK'S MAYHAM LIKE ME (Kojack ).
He has achieved # 4 ranking dog with the International Canine Kennel Club
Owned by Wanda Alsleben
The Miniature American Shepherd RAP Song!
EAST COAST, WEST COAST AND IN BETWEEN
THE MINI AMERICANS ARE MAKING A SCENE!
AKC SAID 'COME WITH US'
SO WE JUMPED AT THE CHANCE
AND SAID 'SURELY WE MUST'!
THE DOGS, WE THOUGHT, DESERVE THE BEST,
SO WE NEED TO GET UP AND LEAVE THE NEST!
IN THE SHADOWS WERE WE LIVED
WE CRAWLED OUT TO SEE
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD IT IS-THE AKC!
WE CAME OUT NOT KNOWING
HOW FAST WE'LD BE GOING,
SO WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT
WE WOULD SHOOT OFF THE CHART
THE MOMENT OUR DOGS
CAME OUT FROM THE DARK!
MOST ARE CHEERING
AND A FEW ARE SNEERING
BUT OUR DOGS COULD CARE LESS
'CUZ THEY KNOW THEY ARE THE BEST!
WE ARE PROUD OF THEIR HISTORY,
AND WHY IT'S NO MYSTERY,
BUT TODAY WE BEGIN
A NEW CHAPTER WITHIN!
WE LOVE OUR NEW NAME
AND NOW IT'S A NEW GAME!
WE ARE FROM AMERICA,
AND TO HAVE ANOTHER NAME,
WELL, THAT'S JUST LAME!
WE ARE THE MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS
AND WE ARE HERE TO STAY!
WE ARE 'PROUD TO BE AMERICANS'
FROM THE GOOD 'OLE USA!
COME JOIN THE FUN
'CUZ WE'RE NOT DONE,
IN THE AKC, WE HAVE JUST BEGUN!
Written by Jeanie McAdams
Who better than a puppy typifies the loving and giving spirit
we all hope will fill our homes now and all year long.
We wanted to share our puppy with you.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Mandy, Brenda and Randy Wood
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 ColeenLS@aceweb.com
Out for A Hike!
Here's a picture of my MAS, Sunny (Philipp's Apache Sunrise PT MX MXB MXJ MJS MXF T2B) doing one of our favorite things-hiking. Hiking with a pack is a great cross-training activity for agility. We routinely hike 5-6 miles on the Los Robles Trail in Thousand Oaks, CA several times a week. Talk about BIG fun for people and dogs!
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hope to see you on the trail,
Cathy Philipp and Sunny
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!
AKC HERDING TRIALS!
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!!
ATTENTION PHOTOS NEEDED!
Looking for winter photos, photos with family, performance photos, training photos and any fun photo you want to share with us! Send the photos to Mindy email@example.com
THE PUPPY PEN
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
THE PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEER FOR YOU
Patricia Davis, Secretary
Traci Phillips, Treasurer
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
Minis Gone American Item!
AKC SHOW LINK SECTION
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!