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January 29, 2013


Seven & Elektra on the scoreboard in Memphis!

AKC Tidbits and News 


Watch Top Dogs Compete for Best in Show

and $225,000 in Cash and Prizes -

The 12th edition of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, featuring the country's premier dogs vying for the biggest dog show prize in the world and special features like a ceremony honoring hero dogs, will air on ABC on Saturday, February 2nd at 2 pm EST (check local listings).




 New Fees take effect February 1, 2013


Below is an example of a few of the changes but be sure to click the link above for all updates!





1 Year Single (1 Vote)$25.00
3 Years Single (1 Vote)$60.00
1 Year Joint (2 Votes)$40.00
3 Years Joint (2 Votes)$90.00




(primary owner of dog must be a MASCUSA member in good standing in order to qualify for member discounted rates)

Individual Dog Registration (includes yellow puppy paper)



Up to 1 year of age - MASCUSA member$25.00
After 1 year of age - MASCUSA member$50.00
Up to 1 year of age - Non-member$50.00
After 1 year of age - Non-member$100.00
Additional Fee for Foreign Transactions $2.50



Dual Registered Individual Dog Registration



Any age - MASCUSA member$25.00
Any age - Non-member$50.00
Additional Fee for Foreign Transactions $2.50







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.

Timeless Pandemonium "Izzy"
took two 1st place qualifying runs in Novice
Standard agility this past weekend. Handled by Janet Galiger
Karen Keller-Breeder
Janet Galiger-Owner/Handler
Multi CH Love That American Red White and Blue 
 Love That American Red White and Blue who just recently won his AKC CM at 10+ months old!

'Merlie' is by Multi CH Love That Taycin Texan CM who is by Multi GR CH Taycin's Always a Gentleman CM.
He is out of Multi CH Timeless Love That Classic Look. 'Merlie' has numerous BIM wins under his belt and is qualified for the 2013 Eukanuba Nationals! He also is the 2012 ICKC Top Junior Puppy and is in the ICKC Jr. Pup Hall of Fame!

Very proud of this little man!
Jeanie McAdams


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


I Can Climb at Timeless

won 3 Best of Breed and 3 Best In Misc

last weekend
Karen Keller-Breeder/Owner/Handler



This is Timeless Jewel CGC, RN (blue merle) & her daughter Timeless Minnie Pearl CGC,RN,RA (black tri) with our judge Michelle Illes Sunday after a long weekend of showing 

Great weekend at the Winterfest cluster in Ventura. We have 2 new rally titles & 3 CGC titles earned by everyone tested. Timeless Jewel got her CGC & Rally Novice title in her 1st show ever. I'm very proud of her, she scored no lower than a 91 in 3 days of showing. Her daughter Timeless Minnie Pearl RN qualified all 3 days getting her Rally Advanced title on day 2 & took 1st place in Rally Advanced on day 3 which we did for fun & practice. She was not to be outdone by her mother! Timeless Laughing Out Loud RN earned her CGC title like a champ. My youngest girl Timeless Uptown Girl earned her CGC & got her 1st Rally leg in addition to earning Best Opposite the 2 days we made it to the breed ring. It was a busy weekend for my ladies- they hung in like pros!

Lisa Wilson


Winter fun!
"Little Moons Yana of Basilea" and "Milandres Makaio of Basilea" enjoying the snow!
Greetings form the UK
Fran Albiser
Vegetables For Dogs!!
Discover what vegetables dogs can eat for a healthy treat.
(from DogChannel)

"As with all food items, portion size is important. Keep the veggie treats small. Vegetables may be low in calories, but they are not zero calories. Also make sure your dog does not choke on the vegetable in the excitement of eating them.


Dogs always seem to be hungry, and they just love "people food." So when you are looking for a healthy treat for your dog, try dog-safe vegetables. Not only are vegetables filled with vitamins and minerals, but the non-starchy vegetables are also low in calories and fat and provide fiber that promotes healthy digestion"......

The following are 11 safe, good vegetables for dogs, but to read about the suggested cooking and portions you will need to click the link!



  1. Asparagus
  2. Broccoli florets
  3. Brussels sprouts
  4. Carrots
  5. Cauliflower
  6. Cucumbers
  7. Edamame
  8. Green beans
  9. Peas
  10. Sweet potatoes


CenMAS 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

Welcome New Member Tanya Cato!  


My name is Tanya and I am married to Mike. We have three children; Kurtis 19, Lucas 16, and Amy 14. We live in St. Peters, MO. I show and breed havanese. My boys wanted something a little bigger to play ball and run with so that is how we came upon our newest family member, Bella the Mini American Shepherd. We want to do obedience with her and maybe agility and therapy work. I am also playing around in conformation with her since I currently don't have a havanese to show. My youngest girl finished last summer and is now learning agility with my daughter. It is kind of nice to show something without so much hair! Our girl Bella came from Hannah Allen in Columbia MO who is going to school to be a vet. Bella's parents are both from Mockingbird Kennels. She is so smart and a joy to live with. We are having a lot of fun with our new girl. We are looking forward to meeting and learning from others who love and own these great dogs.

Tanya Cato

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 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!!


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                     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
AKC Tidbits and News!
New Fees go into effect Feb 1
MASCUSA Address Change
Win Photos
Show Brags!
CenMAS Disc Dog Seminar !
Welcome Tanya Cato!
Open Show Explanation
Important note when entering
Comix By Coleen
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