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February 12, 2013


"Singer" (Linderlands Singing The Blues) & "Quest" (Linderlands Bequested Legacy)
wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!
Jack & Hazell Fuller, Alstead, NH 


AKC Tidbits and News 


Watch the Westminster Kennel Club Show Live!



Here is a pic of Crowe lure coursing.

Photo Credit

        from Sally Saxton              


Gardner 2013  



 New  Fees & New Forms Effective Feb 1, 2013

You must pay all applications using the new fees and be sure to download the new forms!


The Tuesday Talk is now only available to current MASCUSA members. Keep your membership updated!

I like many of you are very excited about the future of our great breed and can't wait to see us get full recognition in AKC as part of the herding group.

In attending many shows and discussing with others that have made the journey from FSS to AKC one thing is very important to help get the club moving forward, volunteers in the club. I know everyone lead busy lives but even giving a couple of hours a month to a committee can help the board move the process along. We as members can't depend on our board to shoulder all the work and responsibility for getting everything in order for this move to full recognition in AKC.


If you look at the club website you will see there are a variety of committees to serve on


Also look at the local affiliates in your region and see if there is something you can do to help with them.

I encourage the other members to offer up some assistance and use your knowledge of our breed to help the club move our breed forward!


Kim Johnson

Financial Review Committee







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
  American idol 

Great Companions Fancy Pants


Dynasty's Instant Replay!



Sassy earned her CM and MASCUAS Championship before the age of 9 mo. I have attached two pictures. One is from the weekend that she finished her CM and MASCUSA Chapmionship. All points were AKC, so she completed her MASCUSA Championship at the same time.  
Dynasty's Instant Replay 

Dynasty's Instant Replay, CM, CGC, TDI

Best in Misc Beaufort Kennel Club Nov 2012

Handled by Lori Brewster 

Spa day    
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



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


Dynasty's Instant Replay, CM, CGC started off 2013 with a BIS Misc win at the Cherokee Rose Cluster in Atlanta, GA this show had a very large turn-out of Misc breeds, Ref took the BIS Misc on Thursday with the Coton de Tulear on Friday and the Lagotto Romagnolo's winning on Saturday and Sunday. If you have not come up against the Lagotto yet, be warned these are very cute dogs with very big numbers, we had 11 at one show!

Ref's son Dynasty's Triple Crown, Remi will be joining him in the show ring in the upcoming month so we hope to see big things from him soon!

from Kim Johnson

New Herding Book Available - HERDING PRIMER by Jean Barrett
"It is not a training manual, but it does explain flight zones, and square flanks, slicing with multiple photographs to show the reader just what you are seeing and what should be seen. HERDING PRIMER would be the book to get before starting with a training manual.

This book goes over balance, cover, come-bye, away-to-me, what is wearing, driving and rating. It breaks down what is need on a flank, while fetching and while driving. There are chapters on reading livestock, reading the body language of dogs, how to use your cane as a communication tool, and how to recognize pushing, pressure and give. These are just a sampling of what the book covers."

HERDING PRIMER is now available for $30. US Priority postage is $6 and
postage includes up to two books. Foreign orders need to pay exact shipping.

Send for more information - Jean Barrett
or go to her website -  click on the link for Herding Primer.


 Raindancer's Poncho Via

He is 4 years old. He walks on the treadmill everyday as part of his morning routine! 

Important Note for Advertising and Brags!

Untill we are fully recognized we will allow titles achieved in venues other than AKC to be announced and used in the Tuesday Talk. We want to encourage people to identify the source of the title - e.g. IABCA CH or NAMASCUSA CH or MASCUSA CH, etc.




 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"
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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


Kennel Ads (business cards) - per month$15.00
Litter Advertising with Health Clearances - ONE AD FREE
Litter Advertising with Health Clearances - package of four$20.00
Litter Advertising without Health Clearances - package of four


 Download the Advertising form by clicking here!
In This Issue
AKC Tidbits and News! Westminster Live
New Fees & Forms are now in effect
Join a committee and get involved
Two New MASCUSA Champions!
Comix By Coleen
Win & Brags Photos
New Herding Book
Note about Advertising and Brags
Open Show Explanation
Important note when entering
All Herding Titles
AKC Herding Trials
Advertising in the Tuesday Talk
AKC Show Links
Send Your 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