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December 18, 2012

MTB Booth 

Our booth won the best decorated FSS/MISC MTB Booth

contest at Eukanuba! 

AKC Tidbits and News 



  Miscellaneous Best of Breed
Dynasty's Instant Replay



Miscellaneous Best of Breed
Dynasty's Instant Replay

Misc Best of Opposite Sex
Timeless Trilogy CM

Best Bred by in Misc Breed
Timeless Trilogy CM

Winners Bitch
Timeless Trilogy CM

Winners Dog
Dynasty's Instant Replay


Click here for updated information! 

Eukanuba Agility dogs 
Photos of the 6 Miniature American Shepherds who competed
at the Eukanuba Agility Invitational!
You all ROCK!
Sheila,(12 in class) Sydney, Hope, Icy, Dylin, and Riley (16in class)

AKC 2012 Agility Invitational

Orlando, FL

Final Results

Arm# Total Name Owner/ Handler Breed


1 16395 100.00 31.43 Crush MACH2 Crush MXS MJS XF Aryn Hervel/Aryn Hervel All American Dog / Mixed Breed

2 16387 100.00 34.48 Yukon MACH5 Eskipade Frank's Luxury Suv CD MXC MJB2 XF Rebecca Smith/Glenn Rawsky American Eskimo Dog

3 16373 100.00 34.62 Token MACH18 Karefree Ticket To Ride MXC5 MJS6 FTC1 MFB2 TQX Laurene Galgano/Laurene Galgano Shetland Sheepdog


4 16352 100.00 34.87 Diesel MACH2 Rocrill Fast-N-Furious MXS MJGXF Beth A. Mathews-Bradshaw/Beth Mathews- Manchester Terrier

5 16363 100.00 35.62 Bling CH MACH Rustins Jeweler's Apprentice MXS MJG XF Aimee Schilling/Colleen Driscoll Brittany

6 16468 100.00 37.52 Motzie MACH12 Motzfelt Von Kappen MXG3 MJC3 MXF MFB TQX Marleen Lehman/Marleen Lehman Standard Schnauzer

7 16378 100.00 38.00 Gilroy MACH4 Gilroy Rodriguez MXC MJB2 T2B Terri Rodriguez/Terri Rodriguez Boston Terrier

8 16428 100.00 43.12 Scarlett MACH6 Boedekers To Hot To Touch MXB2 MJS2 OF Terri k Boedeker DVM/Terri Boedeker Australian Shepherd


9 16455 95.00 35.50 Icy MACH5 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RE MXB2 MJB2 MXF Donna Crary-Johnson/Donna Crary-Johnson Miniature American Shepherd


10 16382 95.00 37.34 Maizey MACH2 Swan Song's Kiss From Kiwi RN MXB MJB XF Anne Swan/Anne Swan Australian Cattle Dog

11 16351 95.00 37.42 Vixen MACH23 Hillcrest's Vixen MXC6 MJB7 FTC2 MFB3 TQX T2B2 Robin Cohen/Robin Kletke Border Collie

12 16422 95.00 41.00 Zizzo MACH6 Lo Zizzo Funziona Con Corragio MXG2 MJC2 Johanna Ammentorp/Johanna Ammentorp Italian Greyhound

13 16417 90.00 43.39 Tazz MACH5 Rainkees He's Got Razzmatazz CD RE MXB2 MJS2 MXF Beth Godwin/Beth Godwin Keeshond


Icy and her awards including medallion for

Top Miniature American Shepherd Agility Dog!

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



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

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.


Treasures Miniature American Sheperds & Teacup Treasures Mini Aussies
wishs everyone a Merry Christmas!!!
Kim Gardner
Teacup Treasures
Peaceful Acres   
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 Please send the applications to

Ellen Friedman-Smith
Events committee liason to the MASCUSA board




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

Colleen Storms

Susan Gesting

Kimberly Johnson


Gardner 2013  



My two angels
Dayle Marsh




 Everyone's Win photos have been gorgeous so keep them coming and I will post them! Send those brags and a photo to me

Eukanuba Pre Show Brags!
12-12-12- I Can Climb at Timeless "Monkey"
Best of Breed/Best In Show Misc
Judge: Mr. Robert E Hutton
Handled to his Best of Breed win by Brian Keller
Timeless Trilogy CM
Best of Opposite Sex
Handled by Karen Keller

Timeless Trilogy CM
Best of Breed/Best In Show Misc
Judge: Mr. Timothy Catterson


Judy Challinger


 Enjoy these two awesome videos!

Future Superstars


First is the  Mini American Jim Dandy who is 5 weeks into training for Disk Dog!


Second is Trudy an aglity dog earning her MXJ with this run at the Oriole Agility trial in Westminster, MD. this past weekend.



INGen is going out of business!
Dear InGen Customers:

As many of you know, InGen settled its lawsuit with OptiGen concerning their PRCD patent. InGen agreed to cease testing for PRCD. Given this represented a significant portion of our sales, we have made a decision to close our doors and go out of business.
For those of you who have been archiving certificates in our on-line portal, please go on- line and print out copies of these reports. The website along with the portal will close permanently on Dec. 28, 2012. These certificates will no longer be available after this time. We will not be able to provide them in any other format after Dec. 28, 2012.
I thank all of you for your past support and wish you the best in your future breeding endeavors.
Rick Dobbins, GM
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 -


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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Welcome Newest and Past Members!


Jannessa E. Brown
Melissa R. Dusenbery
Lee Fairchild
Vickie Shelton
Aimee Gulick
Rebecca Langston
Harmoney Leavitt
Ralph Leavitt
Julia Lenoci
Theresa LeRoy
Jerry LeRoy
Melissa Mohar
Jeanne Norton
Roger Norton
Karen Steenken
Gloria S. Trice
Lauren Buth
Kathy Hackett
Wendy Ward




                     ATTENTION PHOTOS NEEDED!

clip art dog

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

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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
Our booth Wins!!
Watch all the Eukanuba Action on Videos here!!
Misc Best Of Breed
Eukanuba Agility Dogs!
Icy earns 9th place overall
Holiday Photos and Cards
Extension of deadline for winsheets
From the Financial Review Committee
Win Photos- Send Them
Show Brags
InGen going out of business
Comix By Coleen
Open Show Explanation
AKC Herding Trials
New Members!
AKC Show Links
Send Winter 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