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April 30, 2013 


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Cheryl Humphrey

AKC Tidbits and News 

(Thursday, April 25, 2013)

New York, NY - Nineteen outstanding students from 14 states have been awardedAmerican Kennel Club® (AKC®) Junior Scholarships for 2013. The scholarships - ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 - are offered annually to high school, college and graduate school students.

"This year's scholarship recipients have distinguished themselves through their commitment to academics, their dogs and participation in AKC events and clubs," said Mari-Beth O'Neill, AVP of Sport Services. "It's wonderful to be able to reward the accomplishments and the enthusiasm of the young people in our sport through the AKC Junior Scholarship program. We wish them well as they complete their education and move onward to even greater success in their careers and the dog world."   Read more here....



Dear Members,

The MASCUSA Board would like to announce that we have set a membership meeting for Wednesday , May 1, 2013, at 8 p.m. CST. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information to the members regarding the recent changes in registration rules, the reasons for those changes, and to solicit your input on how those changes are impacting you. The Board will not make any decisions regarding registry rule changes at that meeting as we will need to thoroughly consider the overall picture and impact on the membership and our stud book and processes. MASCUSA is a member driven club and we hope that many members will be able to participate in this meeting.

The call-in number for this meeting is 1-646-307-1300, participant code 276249. This meeting will be recorded.


MASCUSA Board of Directors



   GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM


GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM

Grand Champion 

On 3/23/13 in Ft. Worth Texas, 'Merlie' finished his Mascusa Grand Championship under
judge Carolyn Herbel. He had just turned 13 months old! He is a red merle male with blue eyes. He also has won his AKC Certificate of Merit, 16 AKC Best in Misc. awards,
2012 #1 ICKC Jr. Pup title, qualified for the 2012 & 2013 Eukanuba shows, 2012 AKC Eukanuba class winner, 2012 Mascusa Top Ten award and Multi Best in Show adult and pup at the ICKC and IABCA shows! He is the third generation Mascusa Grand Champion owned and loved by us as his daddy is GR CH Love That Taycin Texan and granddaddy is GR CH Taycin's Always A Gentleman!

Thanks for letting us brag on our boy!

Jeanie and Dr. Douglas McAdams


(6-27-12 thru 12-31-12)


#1 - GR CH Timeless Trilogy, CM, CGC

 35 Points (35 AKC, 0 Other)


Owned by Karen Keller

Bred by Karen Keller

Handled by Karen Keller


#2 - CH Abingtons Skys D Limit, CM

 33 Points (21 AKC, 12 Other)


Owned by Patti Cutler

Bred by Patti Cutler

Handled by Patti Cutler & Pam Bender


#3 - GR CH Taycins Always A Gentleman, CM

  31 Points (17 AKC, 14 Other)


 Owned by Jeanie McAdams & Jeanine Perron

Bred by Jeanine Perron & Karen Keller

Handled by Jeanie McAdams


 #4 - GR CH Love That Taycin Texan, CM

 28 Points (15 AKC, 13 Other)


Owned by Jeanie McAdams

Bred by Jeanie McAdams

Handled by Jeanie McAdams


#5 - Sandy Creeks Mayhem Like Me

24 Points (4 AKC, 20 Other)


Owned by Wanda Alsleben

Bred by Wanda Alsleben

Handled by Wanda Alsleben


#6 - GR CH Love That American Red White & Blue, CM

 23 Points (9 AKC, 14 Other)

 Grand Champion  

Owned by Jeanie McAdams

Bred by Jeanie McAdams & Karen Keller

Handled by Jeanie McAdams


#7 - CH Dynasty's Instant Replay, CM, CGC

 20 Points (20 AKC, 0 Other)

 Kim Johnson  

Owned by Kim Johnson

Bred by Kim Johnson & Fran Withers

Handled by David Stout

 Photo Credit to AKC©


#8-9 - CH Great Companions Fancy Pants, CM

 19 Points (19 AKC, 0 Other)


Owned by Linda DuBois

Bred by Linda DuBois

Handled by Linda DuBois


#8-9 - CH Teacup Treasures Mercedes, CM

 19 Points (19 AKC, 0 Other) 


Owned by Kim Gardner

Bred by Kim Gardner

Handled by Kim Gardner


#10 - CH Painted Meadow Red Hot Vegas, CGC

  17 Points (4 AKC, 13 Other)


 Owned by Linda Kathy Agan

Bred by Linda Kathy Agan

Handled by Lind Kathy Agan




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

½ page color ~ 4 available @ $50.00 ea

¼ page color/business card ~ 8 available @ $20.00 ea

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

½ page B&W ~ 15 available @ $35.00

¼ 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.)


                       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


Lots of fun in store for those coming to Broken Arrow, OK on Sunday, May 5th for the AKC Open Show and MASCUSA Specialty! Register before 9AM day of show

We'll be having a herding and agility play day for those that arrive on Sat May 4th! We have ducks, goats and sheep for herding and AKC equipment for agility, including Dog walk, A frame, Tunnels, Teeter, break away tire and more , all on a grass field!


Email Mindy if you are coming in on Saturday for directions to Latigo Farm for the playday! 


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


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  



Time Out      
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

SIZZLN HOT HARD TO RESIST OF APPLEWOOD winning BIM at the Rhode Island Kennel Club show on April 14th under judge Dr.Richard Hilderman. Shown in the photo is owner Ellen Friedman-Smith and hubby Chuck Smith playing the role of the judge. The judge had two more hours of judging before he would do photos and the entire Miscellaneous Group of exhibitors decided to go out for breakfast together.
Alta ad 


Misc & FSS Breed Parade-GKC Show June 8


Breeders, owners and/or handlers of Miscellaneous and FSS breeds are invited to join us at the Greenwich Kennel Club show on Saturday, June 8 for a parade at 12:15 on the show grounds.

Parade participants must contact Joy Brewster, GKC show chair, at or (203) 426-1173 so that she can create the list of participants and be prepared with descriptions of your breed for the announcer.
Entries for the GKC show close on Wednesday, May 22 at 12:00 noon at MB-F.


    Gardner 2013

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













































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:

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


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


 Download the Advertising form by clicking here!
In This Issue
AKC Tidbits & News Junior Scholarships Awarded
Membership Meeting this Wednesday
New Grand Champion!
Announcing the 2013 Top Ten
Nationals Catalog Ads!
Goodwill Ambassador Entries Now Open!
Open Show & Specialty in May
Comix By Coleen
Win & Brags Photos
Kennel Names Requested
AKC Superindendents
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