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January 22, 2013


Wigglebutt Maverick
 Priceless photo of two friends!

from Bill & Angie Ogle

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

 Mattie working cattle at the trial


 AKC Titles Earned in December 2012

Dog TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritDynasty's Instant Replay CM CGC
Certificate of MeritLove That Taycin Texan CM
Utility Dog Excellent 2Pocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX2
Rally NoviceDwelly's Outlaw RN NA NAJ
Novice AgilityPopp's Little Tin Man NA NAJ
Novice Agility PreferredBolo Tschiember NAP NJP
Open AgilityCoat Tails Missy OA OAJ
Open AgilityGordonview Diamond Rio OA OAJ NAP NJP
Open AgilityWigglebutt Bling OA OAJ NF
Agility ExcellentCoat Tails Missy AX AXJ
Master Agility ExcellentIf You Ain't First You're Last MX MXJ
Master Agility Excellent PreferredBoot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP AJP
Novice Agility JumperAraqua True Colors NAJ
Novice Agility JumperKlees's Toby NAJ
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredGordonview Diamond Rio NA OAJ NAP NJP
Open Agility JumperWigglebutt Bling OA OAJ NF
Open Agility Jumper PreferredBissonette's Maddy RE NAP OJP
Open Agility Jumper PreferredBolo Tschiember NAP OJP
Excellent Agility JumperCoat Tails Missy OA AXJ
Master Excellent JumperIf You Ain't First You're Last AX MXJ
Master Excellent JumperTimeless Trudi AX MXJ XF
Master Excellent Jumper PreferredBoot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP MJP
Agility FAST NoviceFlagtree's Simply Spicy RN NF
Agility FAST NovicePopp's Little Tin Man NA NAJ NF
Master Agility Champion 6MACH6 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RE MXS2 MJS2 MXF










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



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 - - 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

Shawnee, OK


As always, you may contact the MASCUSA Board of Directors directly at


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!
Jessey Horn
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.

Kim Johnson

Dynasty Aussies


Gardner 2013  



 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.





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


CenMASC Seminars
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)
Contact Angela Ogle
Tiki pup 

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 

 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 -

Important Note:
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

Here is a great list that shows all herding titles from all venues!


Here is the link:

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!!


 sheep gif 


                     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

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 and News! January AKC Meetings
Mattie and Herding
Mattie working Cattle
AKC Titles Earned in December 2012
Important messages from MASCUSA
Dillon Earns his AHBA Jr Title
Hometown Honors Ref!
Win Photos
Show Brags!
Eukanuba Judges for 2013
Tru at 3 Trials & 3 Titles
CenMASC Disc Dog Seminar !
How does color affect competitive dogs?
Open Show Explanation
Important note when entering
All Herding Titles
AKC Herding Trials
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