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March 19, 2013


Our beautiful Bluegrass Bella won the "Luckiest Spoiled Dog" award

from the Spoiled Dog Winery on Whidbey Island in Washington.

Here she is celebrating by sharing an ice cream cone with co-owner Merv Floyd.

AKC Tidbits and News 


Companion Event Extravaganza Winners Crowned In

Tulsa, Oklahoma



Miniature American Shepherd Hope with owner Sarah Long finished 8th in the 16" division!



THANK YOU CenMAS for Hosting the Sanctioned B Match!!

CenMAS AKC Sanctioned B Match (3/17/13)


What a great way to spend St. Patrick's Day, fun people, in a great place with wonderful dogs. CenMAS hosted their first event in Valparaiso, Indiana. Great turnout with 14 Miniature American Shepherds. Not bad for our first AKC Sanctioned B Match.

Congrats to the two newbies - Scott Hubbard and Kyle Anderson for showing at their first show - the pups did great!


Special thanks to Alice Kenyon for being Secretary and our judge Leslie Baumann of Canine Connect Dog Sports for judging us and guiding us in our first AKC event. Leslie has over 40 years of experience breeding and as past President of her National breed club.


Thank you Canine Country Club for letting us use your wonderful facility, and to Mary Tamer for doing the handling seminar. Also Barb organized a wonderful raffle. And better not forget to thank our photographer Bill Ogle - nice pictures, especially under such low light.


Looking forward to our upcoming CenMAS events, and hopefully gaining more members to join in the fun.


Best of Breed - Swampy Creek Wigglebutt Rhett Butler "Buddy", Bred By/Owned/Handled by Mary Tamer. Congrats you guys!

Best of Opposite - Wigglebutt Agapo Zola, Bred by Bill & Angela Ogle & Jeff & Dawn Mullins, owned and handled by Julie Lazerwitz.

Best of Breed Puppy - Wigglebutt Miss B Haven "Haven", Bred by Bill & Angela Ogle & Lisa Bataska, owned and handled by Scott Hubbard.

Best of Opposite Puppy - Wigglebutt Prince of the Woodland Realm "Gabriel", Bred by Bill & Angela Ogle & Lisa Bataska, owned and handled by Kyle Anderson.


Fun day - with super fun people and dogs.

CenMAS doesn't have their new site up yet, but you can see pictures at...


Submitted by Angie Ogle


                                    Cowboy with Barb Byer and the Judge
Great day with friends and dogs at the CenMAS B Match Dog Show in Valparaiso. Cowboy took best male puppy 12 to 18 months. Jazzy and I took first in amateur handler.   Owner Barb Byer




AKC OPEN SHOW - Entries Are Now Open

Premium can be found on the two websites below!


Relaxed atmosphere and a great show to prepare for the Nationals in June!
Open Show will be followed by a MASCUSA Specialty for club points!


K-9 Manners and More, 1000 E Memphis St, Broken Arrow, OK

Mid America Club Website

Parent Club Web Site:


Approved for All

FSS Breeds (Incl.Misc)

 Sunday - May 05, 2013

 Hosted by MASCUSA and Supported by Mid America!

Mid America Logo  

Alta ad 
Brown's Torque'Em UP (Merlin)
Merlin completed his Agility Excellent Title February 10,2013
 and Excellent Jumper Title March 9,2013.
Jannessa Brown and Merlin


  I sure enjoy watching Agility Videos starring Tru and Donna!
Tru and Icy had such a nice run in Master jumpers, that I wanted to capture the two runs together. It won't be long before Tru catches Icy's times! Tru earned his Open STd title, and earned his first EX leg in std today. Icy earned 3 double Q's this weekend...going 6 for a great weekend for us!


This weeks Funny is sent to you by Ulrike Burkhart  
Next Week Comix By Coleen will be back !
    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

Nitro 2 
Timeless 4 On The Floor "Nitro" took 2 BOB, 2 Best in Misc & 1 BOS at his first AKC show!!! Timeless Analyze This "Anna" took BOB & 2 BOS I believe. I showed Nitro one day the following weekend at an IABCA and he was BOB & BOS behind Teacup Treasures Heaven Sent who took 3 BOB & 2 BIS Bred By!! Teacup Treasures Unforgettably Timeless took BIS Rare Breed Puppy and Teacup Treasures Mystical Magician took 4 BOB Puppy & Res BIS Bred BY. It was a great couple of weeks but glad for some time off!
Kim Gardner
Teacup Treasures Mini Aussies


WOW I have had a hard day
Zoya  -  Photo by Mary Riley

For those looking for AKC shows to enter, please check the AKC superintendent for your region and ideally, get on their mailing list for show premiums to be sent to your address.

This is a list of all the AKC superintendents:






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. 

 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!


 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"
Teacup Treasures Leather n Lace Diva starting early on working cows!! Not sure the cow is intimidated though!


Gardner 2013  


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 for March! 

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.
  1. Lori Bishop
  2. Cindy Cason
  3. Randy Cason
  4. Alyssa Guertin
  5. Keith Guertin
  6. Pamela Roberts
  7. Horst Sollereder
  8. Linda Fleming
  9. Brady Fleming
  10. Skylynn Fleming
  11. Scott Lewis
  12. Suzanne Ritter
  13. Elinor Betz
  14. Nicole Hume
  15. Heather Noddle
  16. Keith Noddle
  17. Sharon Gilbert
  18. Nicole Holmberg
  19. Christa Muller
  20. Norman Barber
  21. Karin Hoover
  22. Susan Reynolds
  23. Lisa Riley
  24. Jason Smith
  25. Leann Smith
  26. Nicolas Smith
  27. Taylor Smith
  28. Carrie Riley
  29. Ronda Williams
  30. Maria Safina
  31. Pam Davis
  32. Craig Davis
  33. Dennis Hassey
  34. Marilyn Hassey
  35. Mary Sharma
  36. Sierra Sharma
  37. Tami Thomas
  38. Sandra Vanni
  39. Angela Edwards
  40. Hannah Roberts
  41. Amy Sweeney

                     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
CenMAS AKC Sanctioned B Match Results
Open Show & Specilaty in May
Agility in Action
Comix By Coleen
Win & Brags Photos
AKC Superindendents
Paypal for faster processing
Open Show Explanation
AKC Herding Trials
Welcome New Members for March
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