AKC Tidbits and News
Congratulations to the 5,000 new Canine Good Citizen title holders!
If you earned a CGC in the past, you can request the Title be added to your AKC papers! Add CGC after your dogs name since this is now an Official AKC Title as of Jan 2013
Register & Microchip
A growing trend among breeders is to sell all of their pups registered and microchipped. Here's why. Pups can easily be identified and tracked by their breeder if lost or stolen and they are handy during routine follow-up and litter evaluations. Shelters, veterinarians and the AKC all report that micro chipped dogs and cats have the best chance of being returned to their owner. Very few micro chipped dogs end up with a rescue group. Discounts are now available from AKC/CAR. A free microchip program is available.
For more information call AKC at (919) 233 9767 or AKC/CAR at (800) 252-7894.
Timeless Zero Gravity, CM earned her CGC title
A Miniature American is now titled on Intermediate B Course Sheep!
Introducing the FIRST MAS to earn an Intermediate B Course Title
Timeless Mattie Ross HSAs HSBs HIAs HIBs
Owned and handled by Marla VanWilligan
This past weekend was the Fiesta Cluster AKC Show, and it was Rosie's first venture into AKC Agility. We hadn't been entering much of anything for the past couple of years, so this was new for us. The Agility show was Friday through Sunday, with JWW and Standard offered each day. She qualifed on every run, earning her Novice Agility and Novice Jumpers titles with placements of two firsts, three seconds, and one third (on that run I almost fell over the wing on a jump! so it was my fault we were slower). Submitted by Becky Gilbert
Maverick giving Kristina a high five after a big day at McCormick Place. It was a benched show Saturday, and it seems like THOUSANDS of people stopped by to pet the dogs. Eros, Maverick, Han and Zen were troupers and did a great job as ambassadors. So proud of them! They also did AKC Meet the Breed and were swarmed - so much interest.
Saturday, Wigglebutt Zenyatta dashed around the ring with dynamite in her pads for a Best of Breed, and Wigglebutt Han Solo took Best of Opposite. Sunday Wigglebutt Maverick was Best of Breed and sister Wigglebutt Zenyatta Best of Opposite.
Picture - Wigglebutt Maverick giving Kristina Montomery a high-five after taking Best of Breed at AKC IKC show in Chicago on Sunday.
AKC OPEN SHOW - premium coming soon!
Event No: 2013701903
K-9 Manners and More
1000 E Memphis St
Broken Arrow, OK
Mid America Club Website http://www.mamasc.com
Parent Club Web Site: http://www.mascusa.org
FSS Breeds (Incl.Misc)
Start Date: Sunday - May 05, 2013
End Date: Sunday - May 05, 2013
Closing Date: Sunday - May 05, 2013
For additional information contact:
Joyce Ann Baker, Event Secretary
20965 E 36th Pl S
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
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 ColeenLS@aceweb.com
LIVE WEBINAR® March 24, 2013
5:00 PM PDT; 7:00 PM CDT; 8 PM EDT
"CANINE HIP & ELBOW DYSPLASIA"
Greg Keller, DVM, MS
Check out our "Bring a Friend Special"
You may register a friend for this webinar for just a few dollars more! This offer is limited to the first 25 purchasers.....sign up today!
CCPDT Acceditation Pending
WIN PHOTOS & BRAGS!
Everyone's Win photos have been gorgeous so keep them coming and I will post them! Send those brags and a photo to me.
Heartland's Matrix of Desert Sun's Best of Breed
Photo from the Heart of the Desert Classic Show on February, 2nd.
From Carmen Battaglia
Stickdog Software - Beta Testing
This exciting new software is in the Beta Test stage of development and a test group has been identified. The developers are still open to adding a few more interested breeders. A few openings remain for breeders willing to carry out steps 1-5 above. Interested? Send your Post Office mailing address, email address, phone number and breed. Use "beta test& in the subject field
- Here are the 5 things asked of the Beta test group:
- Enter a few pedigrees.
- Save your work, then go back and see if you can retrieve your work.
- Enter a traditional pedigree (names and titles) then update it in the Stick dog pedigree format and color code each stick figure (seven structural parts).
- Code a Symbols pedigree for health and add litter mates for the ancestors.
- Enter dog related data.
The software has many practical uses. It automatically generates three pedigrees (Traditional pedigree with names, titles and certifications; the Stick Dog Color Chart pedigree for traits of conformation and Symbols pedigree for healthy and other traits). All three are discussed in the book, "Breeding Dogs to win".
Here is a pic of my pup Tex, from his very first show this past weekend at the ICKC show in Garland Texas. He received 1 BIS puppy, 1 reserve BIS puppy, 2 BOB puppy, 2 Best in Group puppy and 4 second place ribbons. So very proud of him. His Reg. name is still pending, but will be Flyin S Heart of Texas. I was going to wait and send the win pic from the show but I haven't received it yet so I made my own. Hope it will work.
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!
BE SURE AND USE THE NEW MASCUSA ADDRESS
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
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.
Zena's One Year old birthday photo!
Owned by Shirley Jacobs
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!
AKC HERDING TRIALS!
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!!
Welcome New Members!
The following applicants have applied for membership in MASCUSA. Any current member may protest the acceptance of an applicant by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
, and providing the reason for the protest and the full name of the member that is protesting acceptance of the applicant.
- Lori Bishop
- Cindy Cason
- Randy Cason
- Alyssa Guertin
- Keith Guertin
- Pamela Roberts
- Horst Sollereder
- Linda Fleming
- Brady Fleming
- Skylynn Fleming
- Scott Lewis
- Suzanne Ritter
- Elinor Betz
- Nicole Hume
- Heather Noddle
- Keith Noddle
- Sharon Gilbert
- Nicole Holmberg
- Christa Muller
- Norman Barber
- Karin Hoover
- Susan Reynolds
- Lisa Riley
- Jason Smith
- Leann Smith
- Nicolas Smith
- Taylor Smith
- Carrie Riley
- Ronda Williams
- Maria Safina
- Pam Davis
- Craig Davis
- Dennis Hassey
- Marilyn Hassey
- Mary Sharma
- Sierra Sharma
- Tami Thomas
- Sandra Vanni
- Angela Edwards
- Hannah Roberts
- Amy Sweeney
ATTENTION PHOTOS NEEDED!
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 email@example.com
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Download the Advertising form by clicking here!
THE PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEER FOR YOU
Patricia Davis, Secretary
Traci Phillips, Treasurer
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
Minis Gone American Item!
AKC SHOW LINK SECTION
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!