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April 16, 2013 

Advanced Title    

First Miniature American Shepherd to Earn an AKC HERDING

 ADVANCED Title Course A

Timeless Mattie Ross, Advanced Course A, score 85, 4th place out of a field of 13.
American Rottweiler Nationals. Judge Bob Dias

AKC Tidbits and News 

You can learn a lot about the happenings in AKC if you read the minutes from the board and delegate meetings

http://www.akc.org/about/index.cfm

 

Example is the portion of the board meeting where one member says "When I participated in the Breeder of Year ceremony at the AKC Eukanuba National Championship, and congratulations again to Jim Smith, I thought of an idea to expand this program to honor breeders in all of AKC's sports. As a result, staff will be developing breeder awards for each of the Performance and Companion events. "

 

  Molly PT Title

Swampy Creek Haf2Hav Indigo Blu

also known as Molly received her PT title April 6,7 2013

AKC Herding Trial German Shepherd Dog Club of West Ky.

Handler Mary Lou Hayden of Dogwood Farms.

Proud mom..Cindy Duggan

MASCUSA Nationals 2013

Catalog Ads!

It is time to start submitting your Ads and stories for our 2013 Nationals Catalog. Those of you who have purchased past Nationals catalogs know why we usually sell out fast! Lots of color, detailed information regarding the show grounds, the community around the show, entries, training tips, information on the presenters and the judges and great stories about dogs; and this year being the first full fledged Nationals as Miniature American Shepherds this catalog will be an historic treasure to own! You really will not want to miss advertising in the 2013 Nationals catalog!

Brag on a winning dog, promote your dog related business, thank a friend or breeder for their support, announce upcoming litters, advertise your kennel, the ideas are endless when it comes to your ad for 2013 Nationals!


The catalog is a full 8 1/2 by 11 inches and will be spiral bound with a clear plastic heavy cover for protection and years of wear! Pre-sale price to be picked up on show grounds will be $20.00 (shipping is available for an additional $5.00). Catalogs will be available for sale at the Nationals for $25.00.

Send your ad to Patti Cutler abingtonminis@gmail.com

Send payment to: Patricia Davis PO Box 967 Shawnee, OK 74802-0967 

Color or black and white! jpg, pdf, preferred. Must be as camera ready as possible.

 If you need help with an ad, you can contact Jose at SD Media Proconcepts www.proconceptsdigital.com

520-622-2279, 520-690-2663, Fax 520-225-0160 sdmedia@cox.net

 

Ad prices and availability

Full inside Front cover ~ @ $125.00 (color)
Full page inside Back cover ~ $125.00 (color)

Full page first page/last page ~ @ $125.00 ea

Full page color ~ 10 available @ $100.00 ea

page color ~ 4 available @ $50.00 ea

page color/business card ~ 8 available @ $20.00 ea

Full page Black & White ~ 4 available @ $75.00 ea

page B&W ~ 15 available @ $35.00

page B&W/business card ~ 8 available @ $15.00 ea

We would like to offer free black and white memorial ads either full or half page to anyone who would like to remember a dog that has passed. (Color ads are available, but for a fee of $100.00.)

IMPORTANT!! 

If you are planning on going to nationals make sure all your dogs registration paperwork has at least been sent in to the office to be processed. Even dogs in the non-regular classes have to have the paperwork in process to be able to show.

Antler 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ARE SPONSORING!

2013 Nationals Sponsorship List

Regular Classes

Amount

Sponsor

Winners Dog

$40.00

 ABINGTON - PATTI CUTLER

Reserve Winners Dog

$35.00

 ABINGTON - PATTI CUTLER

Winners Bitch

$40.00

 GREAT COMPANIONS - LINDA DUBOIS

Reserve Winners Bitch

$35.00

 GREAT COMPANIONS - LINDA DUBOIS

Best Of Winners

$45.00

 SHANDELL - SHIRLEY SHANNON

Best Of Opposite Sex

$50.00 

 JEANIE MCADAMS

 

ELLEN FRIEDMAN

Best Of Breed

$60.00 

Non Regular Classes

Amount

Sponsor

BOS Puppy

$40.00

 TREASURES - KIM GARDNER

BOB Puppy

$50.00

 TREASURES - KIM GARDNER

BIS Jr. Handler

$40.00 

 TIMELESS - KAREN KELLER

Res. BIS Jr. Handler

$35:00

 KISSME KENNELS - JUDY CHALLINGER

BOS Veteran

$30.00

 LINDERLAND - JUDY LINDER

BOB Veteran

$30.00

 FAIRWAY AUSSIES - LINDA MALAUSSENA

Stud Dog

$35.00

 WOODRIDGE AUSSIES- SHEILA HOSKINS

Brood Bitch

$35.00

 

Brace

$35.00

 4 PAWS MINI AUSSIES - DEB SHAMBAUGH

Movement

$35.00

JEANIE MCADAMS 

Head Type Male

$35.00

 DYNASTY AUSSIES - KIM JOHNSON

Head Type Female

$35.00

 MINISODA SHEPHERDS - LORI MCKUSICK

Generations

$35.00

 TIMELESS - KAREN KELLER

Breeders Cup

$35.00

 KISSME KENNELS - JUDY CHALLINGER

Rally

Amount

Sponsor

Novice

$30.00 

RAINDANCER - RAINY BROWNING

Intermediate

$30.00

 RAVEN ROCK FARMS - THERESE STOEBNER

Advanced    

$30.00 

 RAINDANCER - RAINY BROWNING

HIT Rally  

$40.00   

 Sponsored by Mach6 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RE MXF and Araqua Tru Colors AXJ, OA 

proudly owned by Donna Cary-Johnson

DONNA JOHNSON

Obedience

Amount

Sponsor

Novice

$30.00

LUCINDA SCHUFT

Intermediate

$30.00

FLAGTREE - KAREN BAILEY-COOPER

Advanced

$30.00

FLAGTREE - KAREN BAILEY-COOPER

HIT Obedience

$40.00

FLAGTREE - KAREN BAILEY-COOPER

MV-MAS

___________________

     $60.00

 

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NEW MASCUSA GRAND CHAMPION!

  Jaquar

Alta's Stylin In My Jaguar
To date he has 14 BOB and 12 Best In Miscellaneous
Thank You Handler Karen Raduznier
Owner Valerie Nilsson of Alta Aussies

NATIONALS LOGO CONTEST!

  

Deadline: Submit entries by April 25, 2013

Send to : Lucinda Schuft via email @ lmschuft@hotmail.com

 

 You will receive a confirmation email that your entry has been received. If you do not get this, please send another notice or call me at 605-490-7757.

 

Rules:
Any current member of MASCUA is eligible to enter this contest.
Logo submissions need to be a high quality DPI and best if can be transparent such as a PNG and as large a file as possible.
Art work that is submitted has to be copyright free. Do not use images or clipart in the logo from the internet that are not free of copyright and any artwork not your own has to have a release from artist.

Once the entries are received they will be voted on by the membership and the winning logo will be used for this year's national specialty. 

   
Bubba  
Very proud of my little guy, Bubba--3 months after getting his C-ATCH,
Bubba got his C-ATCH 2 with Judge Ken Perlmutter.
C-ATCH2 Wanna'be Just Ducky Razberry Gem
Owned & Handled by Melinda Cribbs
Ogle   

Mocha  

Mocha and I got a 1st place and qualifying run in the 16" out of 10 other dogs in the AKC Agility Event in Vero, Fla. We are making progress. :-)..
Janet, Phil & Mocha Axtell

 

AKC OPEN SHOW - followed by a MASCUSA Specialty for Club Points!

Pre-Entries Close April 24th!

Day of entries will be accepted till 9am day of show

Premiums 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!

Location:

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

http://mascusa.org/upcoming.php

 

Approved for All

FSS Breeds (Incl.Misc)

 Sunday - May 05, 2013

 Hosted by MASCUSA and Supported by Mid America!

Mid America Logo  

Valhalla   

Feel The Love in this photo!!
Gordonview    

Sent in by Lorri Gordon

Shelbyville, TN

 Nationals

GROOMING SPACE!
Grooming spaces for nationals are available at $20 for 5' x 7.5'.
I have 5 left if you are wanting one.
Contact Kim Gardner teacuptreasures@yahoo.com,
make out check to Kim and mail to her at
46585 Teacup Ranch
Florence, AZ 85132

 

Alta ad   

 

 

The following new kennel names have been requested. Any current member may protest the acceptance of a kennel name by emailing board@mascusa.org
 and providing the reason for the protest and the full name of the member that is protesting acceptance of the kennel name.

 

AP RANCH

ARROW B

AWAY TO ME

BALTIC SEA SPIRIT

BAR D

BASILEA

BATTLEFIELDS

BLACKBEAUTY

CHRISSIMOS

COASTAL MEADOWS

COAT TAILS

COYOTE CREEK

CROSS ROADS

DIAMOND LEGACY

DYNASTY

FLAT MOUNTAIN TX

FOXFIRE

HAPPY TRAILS

HEARTLAND

JEMS

LATIGO

LITTLE MOONS

MAGNUM

MAKANALONG

MEADOWLARK

MIMOSAS

MOUNTAINS

MY LOVE

MYOWN

NOR CAL

PAWS ON HEAVEN

PLEASANT WOODS

POCKET

R2R

RHYSES

SAPPHIRE

SILVERMIST

SKIDMORES

SPECIAL INVITATION

STOCK MARKETS

WIGGLE RUMP

WOODRIDGE

The deadline for registration or renewal of kennel names has been extended. All kennel name applications (initial or renewal) must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2013. Individuals applying for new kennel names must have been a MASCUSA member for at least one year. If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Davis at secretary@mascusa.org

Belly Rub    
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
 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

     New Certificate of Merit Dog!
Nova 

Last weekend, April 13 in Brighton, CO, Linderlands Casanova

got Breed and Best of Misc. earning his CM! Co-Owned with Judy Linder and Owned by Melinda Peters. We are so proud of our 'Little Man'! 
Smiles & Puppy Hugs!!!!!!!
Melinda Wolfe Peters
 

 

  DISCOUNTS! DISCOUNTS, we all need and appreciate DISCOUNTS!

 

The Health and Genetics Committee is busy working for Discounts for you!  They are targeting the month of May to promote them so please help out by contacting Lyndsi Guillien if you wish to participate. Optigen and WSU, both are willing to give us a discount. With WSU, it would be $60 as long as we had more than 5 dogs submitted, I don't forsee that being an issue!

With Optigen to get the 20% off and the 5% additional off we would have to have 20 samples to submit. Members please notify Lyndsi if you are interested in one or both of these discounts and how many samples you would be submitting.  Everyone would complete their own paperwork but all submissions will be mailed to Lyndsi in the days following.
                        Contact Lyndsi  at prodigyshepherds@gmail.com
Cutler 

MASCUSA returned check policy approval date 3/13/13.

Guidelines for returned checks or payments:

1. A $25 non-sufficient funds/returned fee is assessed.

2. If MASCUSA receives a returned check from our bank for a payment, the payer will be invoiced for the original amount of the check plus the bank fee. The payment of the invoiced amount will be due within 20 days of invoice date. We will not resubmit the original check, nor will we accept another check for the payment. The payer will need to take care of the amount due with a "cash only/ money order/ cashier's check/ or Pay Pal".

3. No processes will be completed until the amount due is paid in full.

4. If a process is stopped and no payment is made all paperwork, applications, etc., will be returned to the person or persons who submitted them.

  

    Gardner 2013

BE SURE AND USE THE NEW MASCUSA ADDRESS

 

ADDRESS CHANGE

  

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

Gardner bus card 

Are you wanting the best products and food for your dogs???
Check out Life's Abundance, all natural, human grade and never a recall!
 
If you are interested in having your dog food, supplements & treats paid for check out my breeders page of Life's Abundance

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!

http://www.mascusa.org/fees.php

http://www.mascusa.org/mascusaForms.php

 

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

 

 Great Explanation of the Open Shows!!

http://wcmkc.homestead.com/OPEN-SHOW.html
 

        FIND INFO ON SHOWS HERE - Show Superindentents!

Jack Bradshaw - www.jbradshaw.com

Garvin Show Services - www.garvinshowservices.com/index2.ivnu

MB-F - www.infodog.com

Jack Onofrio - www.onofrio.com

Roy Jones Dog Shows - www.royjonesdogshows.com

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:
http://www.akc.org/events/conformation/superintendents.cfm

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"
Mattie on Advanced A Course!  
Mattie  
Mattie Advanced A Course  
Mattie on Advanced A Course, the hold!
 
Join us for the AKC Licensed Herding Tests

Sponsored by Mid America an affiliate of MASCUSA

 

Premium at www.mamasc.com & www.mascusa.org

 

One day of AKC Herding Tests - Instinct, HT, PT

Sunday, June 9th, 2013 - AKC Event # 2013701901

Judge: Susan Abrams, AKC Judges # 45891)

Event Site: Latigo Farms, Melinda Stevenson

27560 E. 77th St S., Broken Arrow, OK 74014

 

Open to all registered AKC Herding Breeds and all other breeds approved by AKC to compete in AKC Trials as of June 9, 2013, and dogs with ILP #s. In these breeds, six months of age or older for Instinct Test and nine months of age or older for HT/PT.

 

LIMITED ENTRIES:

Limited to 35 runs - Sheep for HT and PT

Sheep, Goats, or Ducks at Judges' discretion for Instinct Tests

Day-of entries will be accepted for Instinct Testing if space is available.

Entries Open: Monday, March 18th, 2013 - 8:00 am

Pre-Entries Close: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 6:00 pm at Secretary's office after which time entries cannot be accepted, canceled or substituted. When numerical limit is reached, additional entries will be placed on alternates list.

Drawing for running order: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 6:00 pm at Secretary's office.

Event Secretary: Robin Provencher, 4112 S. Birch Pl., Broken Arrow, OK 74011

Phone: (918) 978-3475 or E-mail: provencher3@windstream.net

Day-of entries will be accepted for Instinct Testing if space is available.

Day Of Entries for Instinct Tests Only Close: Day of event, June 9th, 2013 and will not be listed in the on-site catalog.

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!!

 

 sheep gif 

 

Welcome New Members for April! 

The following applicants have applied for membership in MASCUSA. Any current member may protest the acceptance of an applicant by emailing board@mascusa.org, and providing the reason for the protest and the full name of the member that is protesting acceptance of the applicant.
  
  1. Douglas Wright

  2. Christi Wright

  3. Beth Lockwood

  4. Nancy Long

  5. Deborah Justice-Fields

  6. William Fields

  7. Keira Marie Nguyen

  8. Mark Silvert

  9. Chantal Holmes

  10. Cindy Baughman

  11. Debra Blanchard

  12. Melinda Peters

  13. Melinda Armstrong

  14. Patricia Clark

  15. Donna Fish

  16. Terri Jennings

  17. Shawn Lenz

  18. Theresa Norcutt

  19. Jack Norcutt

  20. Karen Raduziner

  21. Catherine Schafer

  22. Megan Sucha

  23. Sheri Wetekam

  24. Bonnie Wintersteen

  25. Kathleen Wise

  26. Megan Coste

  27. Shelley Murphy

  28. Diana Gegg

  29. Angie Hall

  30. Elizabeth Lund

  31. Cheryl Warren

                     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 registrar@mascusa.org

ADVERTISING IN TUESDAY TALK BULLETIN - MASCUSA MEMBERS ONLY

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
$40.00

 

 Download the Advertising form by clicking here!
In This Issue
1st MAS to Earn an Advanced Herding Title!
AKC Tidbits & News
PT Herding Title Brag
Nationals Catalog Ads!
Register your dog for Nationals
Thank you Sponsors!
Nationals Logo Contest
Roger Abrantes-The 20 Principles
Falina and Pawprints
Heartworms with Dr Dodds
Nationals Grooming Spaces
Public Education Schools
New Requested Kennel Names
Kennel Deadline Extended
Comix By Coleen
Win & Brags Photos
New CM Dog
Paypal for faster processing
Send Herding Photos
MASCUSA Cafepress

YOUR BOARD
 
THE PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEER FOR YOU

Karen Keller,
President

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
 
 
 
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

ONOFRIO

and

INFODOG

CONFORMATION
VENUES 
 

IABCA
 
 
  
IMPORTANT
Remember to send in your winsheets within 30 days of the show for your points to count!!!
 
PHOTOS PLEASE 
 
PHOTOS
PHOTOS PHOTOS!!!
 
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