AKC Tidbits and News
The Delegates Meetings from January is available and so is the January Secretary report. Check out these links to read and understand more about AKC!
January Delegate Report
The American Kennel Club is a "club of clubs", and not a club of individuals. There are over 500 clubs that meet AKC membership requirements and have duly elected or appointed Delegates to represent them at quarterly meetings of the Delegate Body. Each delegate functions as a representatives of his or her member club in voting on matters coming before the Delegate Body and electing from amongst their membership the thirteen individuals who serve on AKC's Board of Directors. Under the Constitution and Bylaws of The American Kennel Club, the Delegate Body"... shall have sole power to make the Rules governing dog shows and field trials and the clubs or associations formed to conduct them."
January Secretary Report.
The Secretary's Page reports actions being considered and taken by the AKC Board of Directors. This includes applications and approvals for breed, obedience and tracking judges, registered handlers and registered kennel names; disciplinary actions; and pending breed standard, rule and regulation changes.
Timeless Mattie Ross
Two 2nd places on AKC Herding B Course intermediate, and a 3rd place on Sunday. A 4th place on AHBA Herding Ranch Dog II, and a 5th place on cattle course A. from Marla VanWilligan
Congrats and thank you to Marla and Mattie for representing the
MAS in Herding so well!!!
Mattie working cattle at the trial
AKC Titles Earned in December 2012
|Dog Title||Dog Name|
|Certificate of Merit||Dynasty's Instant Replay CM CGC|
|Certificate of Merit||Love That Taycin Texan CM|
|Utility Dog Excellent 2||Pocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX2|
|Rally Novice||Dwelly's Outlaw RN NA NAJ|
|Novice Agility||Popp's Little Tin Man NA NAJ|
|Novice Agility Preferred||Bolo Tschiember NAP NJP|
|Open Agility||Coat Tails Missy OA OAJ|
|Open Agility||Gordonview Diamond Rio OA OAJ NAP NJP|
|Open Agility||Wigglebutt Bling OA OAJ NF|
|Agility Excellent||Coat Tails Missy AX AXJ|
|Master Agility Excellent||If You Ain't First You're Last MX MXJ|
|Master Agility Excellent Preferred||Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP AJP|
|Novice Agility Jumper||Araqua True Colors NAJ|
|Novice Agility Jumper||Klees's Toby NAJ|
|Novice Agility Jumper Preferred||Gordonview Diamond Rio NA OAJ NAP NJP|
|Open Agility Jumper||Wigglebutt Bling OA OAJ NF|
|Open Agility Jumper Preferred||Bissonette's Maddy RE NAP OJP|
|Open Agility Jumper Preferred||Bolo Tschiember NAP OJP|
|Excellent Agility Jumper||Coat Tails Missy OA AXJ|
|Master Excellent Jumper||If You Ain't First You're Last AX MXJ|
|Master Excellent Jumper||Timeless Trudi AX MXJ XF|
|Master Excellent Jumper Preferred||Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP MJP|
|Agility FAST Novice||Flagtree's Simply Spicy RN NF|
|Agility FAST Novice||Popp's Little Tin Man NA NAJ NF|
|Master Agility Champion 6||MACH6 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RE MXS2 MJS2 MXF|
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MASCUSA
Effective immediately, the club's official business address for all mail (including registration paperwork, memberships, and winsheets) will be:
Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA, Inc.
Attn: Patricia Davis, Secretary
PO Box 967
Shawnee, OK 74802-0967
This change of address has been done in order to provide a better system of checks and balances. Paperwork will be held for a sufficient time to allow checks to clear the bank prior to being forwarded for processing. Payment made by PayPal must be against an invoice generated by MASCUSA for specific processes. Foreign money orders and cashier checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank. All mail that has been sent to PO Box 141097, Broken Arrow, OK and PO Box 65, Shawnee, OK, will be automatically forwarded to the new post office box.
If you have any questions regarding this change, you can email the Board of Directors at
NEW FORMS, FEES AND RULES
Effective February 1, 2013 there will be new and improved registry forms, some fee increases, and a few changes to the registry rules. The new forms and a fee schedule will be available on the MASCUSA website - mascusa.org - at that time. These changes are being made to facilitate the new role of the NAMASCUSA Registry as an entity for registering outcrossed litters and verifying pedigrees of dogs for entry into AKC/FSS as Miniature American Shepherds.
As a reminder - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - all forms and club correspondence should be mailed to:
PO Box 967
As always, you may contact the MASCUSA Board of Directors directly at email@example.com.
MASCUSA Board of Directors
AKC Litter Registration
Per our agreement with AKC/FSS, beginning January 1, 2013 all litters born of two parents that are registered as Miniature American Shepherds must be registered with AKC. NAMASCUSA will not register litters born on or after January 1, 2013 of two Miniature American Shepherd parents.
DodgeCitys Marshall Dillon
14 months old
Just earned his AHBA JR sheep herding title!
Hometown honors the Eukanuba BOB WINNER!
Here is a picture of Dynasty's Instant Replay at his booth at the local Petsense Store in Hinesville, GA.
They has an event to honor the Eukanuba Best of Breed Winner, Ref got to sign pawgraphs and had enjoyed meeting some of his hometown fans!
He has enjoyed his break after Eukanuba but is ready to hit the ring again at the end of the month.
Everyone's Win photos have been gorgeous so keep them coming and I will post them! Send those brags and a photo to me.
(Parent Breed Club Multi Grand Champion,HIC)
Timeless Zero Gravity,CM
Owner/Handler: Debra Shambaugh
Breeder/Co-owner: Karen Keller
Wins 4th place in the Eukanuba National show
AKC Show Brag!
AKC Show in Des Moines Iowa 8 Miniature American Shepherds competing and 11 dogs in Miscellaneous.
On Saturday, Chandrea's Playing with Fire at Cadalie took Best of Breed and Best of Miscellaneous, owned by Marnie Powell, bred by Cheryl Hass. Prodigy's A-Tribute This took Best Opposite owned and bred by Lyndsi and Nick Guillien.
On Sunday, Prodigy's A-Tribute This took Best of Breed and Best in Miscellaneous and his littermate sister Prodigy's Convicted to Win took Best Opposite, owned by Dunkin and Lyndsi Guillien.
Newly released info for 2013 Eukanuba Judges
NEW YORK, NY (January 14, 2013) - The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 13th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
MISCELLANEOUS CLASSES & BEST IN MISCELLANEOUS CLASS - Mr. Roberto Velez-Pico - Puerto Rico
Given, owned by Marilyn Battey is chasing the rollers before getting her
turn in the herding practice pen this past Sunday afternoon.
Tru owned by Donna Crary Johnson has now earned three Titles in three Agility Trials.
So fun to watch these dogs take the world by storm!
Here are two of Tru's video's
DISC DOG from Puppy to Advanced and TRICKS!!!
When:Saturday, February 16th, 2013 from 9am-5pm
Where:Canine Connect Dog Sports:3102 Cascade Drive., Valparaiso, IN46383
Astroturf flooring.All breeds welcome.
How Much:All Day $50.00 or $10.00 per hour session.
Some classes are with dogs and some without.Be sure to make provisions to secure you dogs during sessions without dogs.
Schedule (Central Time)
Do Dogs See In Color?
How does color affect dogs competing in sports?
Here is an excellent article about how dogs perceive color! A Must read for those who compete in dog sports. Click here
According to the Records Manager for Entries, Betty Nightingale at ext 3585: "There are no Champions in the FSS or Misc class. The dogs can earn a CM.
People should not be listing CH as in Champion in front of the dog's entries for AKC shows"
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!