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February 26, 2013


Rose and Levi testing out skijoring :) They both liked it enough that we're going to go out and get a harness for them.  

Rose Stoebner - 8th Grade   Submitted by Therese Stoebner

CH RavenRock's Harmony 501 Denim Blues (Levi)


AKC Tidbits and News 

 26 New AKC Titles Earned in January 2013



Dog TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritAltas Stylin In My Jaguar CM
Certificate of MeritLove That American Red White And Blue CM
Certificate of MeritMercyme Ima Silly Girl CM
Rally NoviceTimeless Jewel RN
Rally AdvancedTimeless Minnie Pearl RA
Rally Advanced ExcellentWinterbrooks Auzzie RAE CGC
Herding Intermediate Course B SheepTimeless Mattie Ross HSAs HSBs HIAs HIBs
Novice AgilityAraqua True Colors NA NAJ
Novice AgilityBoot Tops Field Of Dreams NA OAJ
Novice AgilityKlees's Toby NA NAJ
Novice AgilityWigglebutt Zenyatta NA
Open AgilityBarnestormer's Blaze Of Glory OA AXJ NF
Open AgilityDwelly's Outlaw RN OA NAJ
Agility ExcellentHigh Caliber Bullet AX OAJ
Agility ExcellentPaco AX OAJ
Master Silver AgilityBodie MX MXS MXJ MJS NF
Novice Agility JumperWigglebutt Zenyatta NA NAJ
Open Agility JumperAraqua True Colors NA OAJ
Open Agility JumperBoot Tops Field Of Dreams OAJ
Excellent Agility JumperJax Lee OA AXJ
Excellent Agility JumperPaco AX AXJ
Excellent Agility JumperViolet OA AXJ NF
Agility FAST NoviceBarnestormer's Blaze Of Glory NA AXJ NF
Agility FAST OpenViolet OA AXJ OF
Time 2 BeatGottabe's Doin' The Hustle AX AXJ T2B
Canine Good CitizenSnake Rivers Stir It Up With Chandrea CGC




 Mandy in Mobile has a message for you!

Submitted by Randy Wood




JUNE 19-23

in conjunction with the

  • Oklahoma Summer Classic Show Cluster

Cox Convention Center

Oklahoma City, OK




  • 5 "Supported Entry" Misc shows from June 19-23
  • 3 Open Shows June 20, 21,22
  • 5 Rally Trials
  • 5 Obedience Trials


We will not be able to offer Herding or Agility during this event, "HOWEVER" we have committees currently working on this aspect for our fancy.

More details will be forthcoming regarding accomodations, judges, sponsorships, MVMAS, premiums and the banquet as they become available


Note from the Board: PAYPAL

If you are submitting registration transactions and want to speed the process up, please include a request for a PayPal invoice with your paperwork. Please do not make PayPal payments in advance - payments must be made against an invoice. Once the PayPal invoice is paid, the paperwork is immediately forwarded to the registrar. If making payment by check, the process will be delayed approximately two weeks to ensure the check clears the bank. 

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So fun to see our dogs in action!  
Tru ears   
Mr. Tru had a great weekend!! He had just moved to EX at this trial, and after 3 runs, he earned that title!! Now he is in the same jumpers class as Icy, Master Jumpers!!
Here are his 3 runs.
and you have to love this picture!!
And even more fun to share the weekend with a friend! 
Coleen and Ozzie 
My friend Coleen and her Miniature American Shepherd Ozzie!
This is what she wrote of her wonderful weekend!! Tru and Ozzie are best of friends!

Coleen/Ozzie and submitted by Donna
"What a phenomenal weekend we had in Denver but so nice to be home....sweet home....Final tally for the weekend was 3 new titles, EX Stnd, EX JWW & Open Fast.
Very proud of the little red man! He handled the stress of the crowd, rings, and dogs very well for the nervous nelly that he is :-). Today I could tell he was a bit distracted and aware of his surroundings but refocused and Q'd. Donna and I decided it was better to scratch our last runs and hit the road for home since everyone's energy was spent....
Thank you Donna for driving and inviting us to tag along as I felt much more at ease, and of course to hang out with good people is what is all about..."







                            Two Titles in Two Weekends!!

Bluegrass Boomerang of Chandrea earned his AKC Rally Advanced and his AKC Beginner Novice B titles at the Denver Shows last weekend. He earned a 93 in rally and placed 2nd in his class. Jingle did not go to Denver, so she'll get her chance later this spring!

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
take it  

Jim Dandy (JD) a mini American pup owned by Disc Dog World Champion Lee Fairchild and bred by Linda Perry at Patchwork Farms was the demo dog for the weekend workshop with Lee!

JD and Lee were showing the audience the "take it" command during this photo.


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


'Girls just want to have fun!'

It was a fun time at the ICKC show in Garland TX this past weekend. Here is a photo of a Mini American winning Best in Show Adult (at just 12 months old!) and multiple Best in Show Jr. Pup awards.

Judges are Ms. Karen Arends and Mr. Nelson Huber.

Mini A enthusiasts include Jeanie McAdams, Leann Fenton, Julie Voge and Marie Libby.
Photo by Leslie Peckham. Not pictured is Angie Hayes who was also taking pictures!

shown is ICKC Jr. Hall of Fame, Multi CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM.



                 Salish Chandrea Cool Running aka "Blitz"
ICKC Show in Garland : 5 BOB, 4 - Gr1 Jr Puppy, 2 - Gr1 Open, 1 - Gr2 Open, BIS Jr Puppy, 2- RBIS Jr Puppy. I am so proud of my new boy, not too bad for a 6 month old puppy. Next, we focus on getting the AKC points needed to complete his Championship!
Leslie Peckham - Southern Star Minis


Patchwork's Heart Of A Hero
ICKC Show Garland TX 2/23-24, 2013
3x Best In Show Puppy
Owner/Breeder Linda Perry
Handler Leann Fenton


AKC Canine Health Foundation HealthE-Barks

In this podcast we bring you an interview with Dr. Ashley Saunders,
Assistant Professor of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Michael E. DeBakey
Institute at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Dr. Saunders
completed her DVM in 2001 and residency in Cardiology in 2005, both at Texas
A&M, and is board certified in veterinary cardiology. Dr. Saunders' recently
awarded ACORN grant focuses on cardiac biological markers and she discusses
their important role of informing clinicians about the presence and
progression of mitral valve disease (MVD).

To learn more: Heart Trust at Texas A

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If you enjoyed this podcast, you may also like our podcasts Familial Heart
Bess owned by Roger & Jeanne Norton 
Jeanne & Roger Norton live in Corpus Christi, TX.
They are both retired and Bess is the love of their life

 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!






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


 Joey - 1 years old.

Heading to our 3rd agility show this weekend!

 David Hawkins


 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"

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 


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


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In This Issue
AKC Titles for January
AKC Tidbits & News
Paypal for faster processing
Dogs in Action
Dogs Earning Titles!
Comix By Coleen
Disc Dog and JD the demo dog
Win & Brags Photos
New Podcast
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