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February 19, 2013


By Denise Albright 


AKC Tidbits and News 


Maintain your dog, litter and puppy records with the AKC Online Record Keeping Service!

Do you need a centralized area to maintain dog and litter records online?

Would being able to quickly print pre-filled AKC Dog Ownership Record, Breeding Record, and Litter Records forms make your life easier?

Would you like to view official AKC litter and puppy registration data, including registration information on ALL of the puppies from your AKC registered litters?

Are you interested in a place to store addresses and telephone numbers of your co-owners and puppy buyers?

You can do all this and more using AKC Online Record Keeping Services. And the best news is it's FREE for all AKC breeders. Try it today!

Online Record Keeping Overview


  • View, create, and maintain breeder records.
  • View AKC litter and puppy registration information.
  • View and manage puppy records.

 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!


A new facebook page you might want to join!




Alta ad 





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
  This is one confident puppy!
Puppy (about 6 weeks old) standing on a shaking seat cushion
Paws on Heaven's Golden Brownie



Announcing and Highlighting the very first
Mascusa Grand Champion under our new program! 

GR CH Love That Taycin Texan CM ('Dallas')   

bred, owned, shown & loved by Jeanie McAdams, Denton TX with husband Dr. Doug cheering from home!
Photo by Leslie Peckham
Dallas BIM
Best In Miscellaneous





'Dallas' finished his Mascusa Grand Championship on 12/7/12 and he finished his AKC CM on 12/8/12 at an AKC show in Dallas, Texas! He qualified for the 2012 & 2013 AKC Eukanuba Nationals and is a multiple AKC Best in Misc. winner.
He is by Multi GR CH Taycin's Always A Gentleman CM ('Tag') who is the #1 Mini for 2010 & 2011-2012, 2012 Mascusa Nationals BOB and Movement Champion, first mini male to win an AKC CM, among many additional honors,
and out of Multi CH Pocket's Love That Red HIC, multi CH producer & multi AKC BIM producer.

'Dallas' is the sire of CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM ('Merlie'), who is the first Mascusa Champion dog under the new program and who has qualified for the the 2012 & 2013 AKC Eukanuba Nationals. 'Merlie'is the youngest dog of our breed to win his AKC CM, is the 2012 ICKC #1 Jr. Puppy, is in the ICKC Jr. Pup Hall of Fame and Multi BIS IABCA, ICKC pup and multi BBX BIS pup!
schools out     
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


New study on health impact from Neutering


University of California, Davis
February 13, 2013

Neutering, and the age at which a dog is neutered, may affect the animal's risk
for developing certain cancers and joint diseases, according to a new study of
golden retrievers by a team of researchers at the University of California,

The study, which examined the health records of 759 golden retrievers, found a
surprising doubling of hip dysplasia among male dogs neutered before one year of
age. This and other results will be published today (Feb. 13) in the online
scientific journal PLOS ONE at

"The study results indicate that dog owners and service-dog trainers should
carefully consider when to have their male or female dogs neutered," said lead
investigator Benjamin Hart, a distinguished professor emeritus in the UC Davis
School of Veterinary Medicine. 



Janet Axtell shared this photo & link with me

earlier this week, here is Mocha modeling it!

A red, white and blue with stars and stripes harness, limited edition on the Clean Run website. Looks great for our MAS!


Gardner 2013  



 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"

Friends of Bob Vest have commissioned and donated a hand carved ivory (scrimshaw) trophy buckle that will be raffled off at a Specialty in MO this spring. The purpose of the United States Australian Shepherd Foundation is to fund projects that further the welfare of the Australian Shepherd breed and this buckle is their 2013 fundraiser. For more details, a picture of the buckle which features an Aussie and instructions how to buy raffle tickets go to: 

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 New Members! 

The following applicants have applied for membership in MASCUSA. Any current member may protest the acceptance of an applicant by emailing, and providing the reason for the protest and the full name of the member that is protesting acceptance of the applicant.
Nicole Dalton
Anita Sandberg
Susanna Lonngren
Kaitlin Exl
Jessica Steward
Judy Reynolds
Ralf Hilger
Iris Gussmann
Thomas Estermann
Christine Lord

                     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 & News AKC Online Record Keeping
New Fees & Forms are now in effect
MISC Breeds Looking For Shows
FIRST MASCUSA Grand Champion!
Comix By Coleen
Win & Brags Photos
Health Impact From Neutering
Open Show Explanation
Important note when entering
Hand Carved Buckle Raffle
AKC Herding Trials
Welcome New Members
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