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May 07, 2013 

Windance's Simply Irresistible, AKC Pt'd "Brooklyn" running beach at Pacific Beach WA.
Lori Langton
Windance Mini American Shepherds

AKC Tidbits and News 


The American Kennel Club and AKC Companion Animal Recovery are tracking the progress of the wildfires currently burning in southern California.

The AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund can provide resources, support and other assistance to not-for-profit animal shelters and similar not-for-profit organizations providing care for pets displaced as a result of natural or civil disasters like these wildfires.

If you are an organization in need of assistance or know of a group that could use help, please let us know at  or 212-696-8228.

Our thoughts go out to everyone in the path of the fires. We hope you and your pets stay safe!



Please vote for your favorite 2013 Nationals logo. 


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                       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





MASCUSA Nationals 2013

Catalog Ads!


2013 Nationals Catalog is in the works!!! Contact Patti Cutler to get your ad placed. Thanks



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.)


                               !!!!!!!!Grooming Spaces!!!!!!!!


Nationals is getting closer! Still have 3 grooming spaces available so let me know if you need one. They are $20 each for a 5 x 7.5' space. Contact Kim Gardner


Icy had a great weekend in Lubbock, TX at a 3 day agility trial. She earned 4 firsts, and two seconds, which means she also earned 3 double Q's!! Speed points 123!

Icy was the #1 Miniature American Shepherd for 2010 and 2012, and is currently leading for 2013! She is also holding the #1 spot for Invitationals in December!

Even though she is going on 9years old, she is still smoking!! The video shows her last two runs on Sunday that earned her first places.
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Donna & Mach6 ADCH Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RE MXF (Icy)




Whats Up? General Membership Meeting prior to dinner. MARS Auction (A time you won't forget, during and following dinner)

When in Rome | $30
Fresh Italian Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons
6 oz. Chicken Breast topped with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Tortellini Pasta covered with Marinara and Fresh Mozzarella
Penne Pasta tossed with Creamy Alfredo Sauce
Roasted Italian Vegetables and Garlic Bread
Italian Crme Cake and Tiramisu
A No Host/Cash Bar will be available

Location: Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
5800 Will Rogers Road
Midwest City, OK 73110

Date: June 22, 2013
Time: 6:00-10:00
For Reservations contact Lisa Wilson
Checks will be made to MASCUSA and mailed to Traci Phillips or ask for a paypal invoice

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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


Photos coming soon of the AKC OPEN SHOW  & MASCUSA Specialty !

There were 14 dogs in the AKC Open Show, represented by three breeds

 and 20 entries for the MASCUSA Specialty

Thee were exhibitors from Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado and Arizona

Winners to be announced with photos !

 Hosted by MASCUSA and Supported by Mid America!

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 Everyone's Win photos have been gorgeous so keep them coming and I will post them! Send those brags and a photo to me

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The Mini Americans shined at the Shreveport Kennel Club AKC show April 19th-21st! Jeanie McAdams with Merlie and Bella; Leann Fenton with Hero co-owned by Linda Perry; and Leslie Peckham with Blitz aka Bruiser!

 MASCUSA Grand Champion!
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Here is the correct photo for Merlie, last week I accidently included a photo of his Dad. Of course I am sure Dad didn't mind!
Congrats Merlie!  


    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:

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Swampy Creek Haf2Hav Indigo Blu a.k.a. Molly first leg in started herding April 28. Handler Mary Lou Hayden of Dogwood Farm Farms.
Proud mom Cindy Duggan
Join us for the AKC Licensed Herding Tests

Sponsored by Mid America an affiliate of MASCUSA


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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!!


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Welcome New Members for May! 

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. Dawn Champagne-Knapp

  2. Cathy Dickey

  3. Brenda Hector

  4. Mark Hector

  5. Paige Presler

  6. Julia Mrz

  7. Darcy Kallus

  8. Craig Kallus

  9. Heidi Saling

  10. Ruth Vanderhoof

  11. Rani Morningstar

  12. Eve Ross

  13. Andrea Wendel

  14. Katharina Reindl

  15. Louise E Morris

  16. Judith Goller

  17. Mandi Morris

  18. Karen Oldfather

  19. Kayvonne Primm

  20. Scott R. Rorabeck

  21. Thomas Rensch

  22. Silvia Steffan

  23. Johnia Burgan

  24. Lea Medeiros

  25. Lynnette Lees

  26. Pamela T. Bordy

  27. Patricia Moore-Hall

                     ATTENTION PHOTOS NEEDED!

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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
LOGO Contest Ending Soon
Goodwill Ambassador Entries Now Open!
Nationals Catalog Ads!
Grooming Spaces
Dinner At Nationals
Comix By Coleen
Win & Brags Photos
New Kennel Names Requested
AKC Superindendents
AKC Herding Test In Oklahoma in June
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for May
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!

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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