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April 23, 2013 



Patchwork's Heart of A Hero

in the Louisiana Clover owned by Linda Perry and Leann Fenton

AKC Tidbits and News 

Miniature American Shepherds Earned 35 AKC Titles in March! 
Dog TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritI Can Climb At Timeless CM
Certificate of MeritTimeless Analyze This CM
Companion Dog ExcellentSun-Up Star Spangled CDX RN CGC
Utility DogCoat Tails Lariat UD RAE NAJ
Beginner NoviceWinterbrooks Auzzie BN RAE CGC
Rally NoviceBluegrass Jingle Bob RN
Rally AdvancedRaindancer's Little Babushka BN RA
Rally AdvancedSun-Up Star Spangled CDX RA CGC
Novice AgilityDesert Sun's Pull That Trigger RN NA NAJ
Novice AgilityFlagtree's Simply Spicy RN NA NAJ NF
Novice AgilityMac Lee NA
Novice AgilityMocha NA NAJ
Novice AgilityPicasso's Suni Rose NA NAJ
Novice AgilityPocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX2 OM1 NA NAJ
Open AgilityAraqua True Colors OA AXJ
Open AgilityBlue MTN Echo Doodle Lu OA NAJ
Open AgilityMac's Little Blue Pan On Wiggle Patrol OA NAJ
Open AgilityPopp's Little Tin Man OA NAJ NF
Novice Agility JumperDesert Sun's Pull That Trigger RN NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperPicasso's Suni Rose NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperPocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX2 OM1 NA NAJ
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredCooper's Bailey Gal BN RE NAP NJP CGC
Open Agility JumperDwelly's Outlaw RN OA OAJ
Excellent Agility JumperBrown's Torque'em Up AX AXJ CGC
Excellent Agility JumperNina's Nellie AX AXJ
Master Excellent JumperSouthern Acres' Little Mickey AX MXJ OF
Master Bronze JumperIf You Ain't First You're Last MX MXJ MJB
Master Bronze JumperWhite Snow's Salt N' Pepper RA MX MXS MXJ MJB NF
Master Silver Jumper 2MACH3 Wiseachers Sheila MXC MJS2 OF
Master Gold Jumper 2MACH6 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RE MXS2 MJG2 MXF
Agility FAST NoviceBrown's Torque'em Up AX AXJ NF CGC
Agility FAST Novice PreferredBoot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP MJP NFP
Agility FAST OpenWigglebutt Bling OA OAJ OF
Agility Master FAST ExcellentMACH Duncan MXB MJB MXF
Canine Good CitizenDodge Citys Marshall Dillon CGC

   First Miniature American Shepherd to run USBCHA Ranch Course

The afternoon run they qualified and 2nd place and 1 point behind a Border Collie, It was a 100 yard outrun!!!

                                     Timeless Mattie Ross
Mattie USBCHA Ranch Course

REGISTRATION PAPERWORK: We are receiving paperwork with numerous errors which is causing delays in processing. Please make sure that:

  • You are using the correct form (all forms are located on our website
  • You review the paperwork to ensure you have completely and correctly filled it out with all required signatures.
  • You have mailed the original, with original signatures, to MASCUSA, P.O. Box 967, Shawnee, OK 74802-0967.
  • You have included payment in the correct amount (current fee schedule can be found at or have requested a PayPal invoice.

By doing this, you will ensure that your paperwork is processed in a timely manner. Remember, if paying by check your paperwork will be held for approximately two weeks to give sufficient time for the check to clear your bank.

MASCUSA Board of Directors


MASCUSA Nationals 2013

Catalog Ads!

It is time to start submitting your Ads and stories for our 2013 Nationals Catalog.


This year is our Second Nationals as Miniature American Shepherds in AKC. You really will not want to miss advertising in the 2013 Nationals catalog!


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.


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!


Catalog price $20.00 if pre-paid, $25.00 day of show (limited quantities).


So that we do not print more Catalogs than needed, pre-order of Catalog is not required but suggested.

A limited amount of Catalogs will be available for sale at the show at a first come first serve basis.



Sale orders taken:

Order Deadline: May 31st, 2013


Mail checks to Patricia Davis PO Box 967 Shawnee, OK 74802-0967, or email request for PayPal to:


For Ad Submittal: Deadline May 30th, 2013


First, send your request for ad to Patti Cutler


Second, send payment or paypal requests to Patricia Davis PO Box 967 Shawnee, OK 74802-0967


Third, send your catalog ready ad to Patti Cutler

 Color or black and white! jpg, pdf, preferred.

Must be as camera ready.


If you need help with an ad, you can contact Jose at SD Media Proconcepts

520-622-2279, 520-690-2663, Fax 520-225-0160


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.)


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.


                       GOODWILL AMBASSADOR for 2013

All of our Minis are wonderful members of our families. Once in a while we are privileged to share an extraordinary experience with one of our dogs, or we have heard of a story of a Mini that has touched our lives or those of others or has brought a tear or a smile to our hearts.


Please submit those stories to be considered for the 2013 Goodwill Ambassador.

The stories will be anonymously read by a diverse committee and one will be chosen to receive the Goodwill Ambassador Award. That story and perhaps a few more will be published in this year's Nationals Catalog.

The winner will be announced at the Nationals Banquet.

Stories must be submitted by May 15th in order to give the committee time to read them and have the winner(s) published.


Please send your stories to Mindy Stevenson at:

This award is being sponsored by the Mid America Miniature American Shepherd Club, (MAMASC), an affiliate of MASCUSA.

Ellen Friedman-Smith

MASCUSA, director



Pam Clark and Shasta

Goodwill 2012 



Deadline: Submit entries by April 25, 2013

Send to : Lucinda Schuft via email @


 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.


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. 



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!


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  

Packed for Nationals 
submitted by Mary





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

  Fun Group
Here is photo of a fun time from the AKC show in Sacramento, CA on 4/13/13...
 from right to left:

Coach Margo McKee, Judy Challinger and Kiss Me Susie Q, Rochelle Granger and Hidden Treasure at Rockin B (the one peeking around Judy's skirt!!), Jeanie McAdams and GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM, and judge Mr. Ron Rella
RB Wee Decorate My Life wins Best in Misc at Claremore, OK
Handled by my good friend Kim Sykes
Owed by Mindy Stevenson
Teacup Treasures Heaven Sent
BOS at the Las Vegas show in March
Kim Gardner
Alta Vista All Cinched Up
Owner RainDancer Pups/Rainy Browning Handler Jan Thinglestad

Best of Breed and Best In Miscellaneous for both days

at the Ephrata-Moses Lake Kennel Club Show

Thank you to Jan, Cathie and Hallie for taking over when I could not be there

Alta ad 

  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


    Gardner 2013

ASHGI News: Keeping Your Dog Healthy For the Sport of Agility-

Canine Health Foundation: HealthE- Barks

Podcast on Keeping Your Dog Healthy For the Sport of Agility
April 11, 2013

In this podcast we bring you an interview with Dr. Chris Zink, a consultant
on canine sports medicine who designs individualized rehabilitation and
conditioning programs for canine athletes. Dr. Zink is a charter member of
the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and
has authored several books about agility, canine sports medicine, and
rehabilitation. In this podcast she discusses the wonderful sport of agility
and important safeguards to keep your dog healthy before, during, and after
their run.
podcast listen button

If you enjoyed this podcast, you may also like our podcasts on
and Intro to Canine Sports Medicine





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

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:

Karen and Mia getting ready for the next herding trial!
Join us for the AKC Licensed Herding Tests

Sponsored by Mid America an affiliate of MASCUSA


Premium at &


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 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:

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!



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, 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


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In This Issue
AKC Tidbits & News
Mattie Making History!
Registration Paperwork
Register your dog for Nationals
Goodwill Ambassador Entries Now Open!
Agility Brags
Open Show & Specialty in May
Comix By Coleen
Win & Brags Photos
Genetic Testing & Discounts
ASHGI Podcast
AKC Herding Test In Oklahoma in June
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for April
Advertising in the Tuesday Talk


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