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May 14, 2013 

Mia at a herding Clinic
Mia at the Herding Clinic in Broken Arrow,Oklahoma, owned by Karen Cooper

AKC Tidbits and News 

 

Move your AKC Australian Shepherd to the
AKC Miniature American Shepherd stud book!
Deadline for conversion is May 2014 - there is no fee - conversion is free!!
Click Here for the application.
Email info@mascusa.org
 if you need help or have any questions.
 

NATIONALS LOGO CONTEST WINNER!!!

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GOODWILL AMBASSADOR for 2013

                Please Submit Stories by Wednesday at Midnight!!

 

Goodwill Ambassador Invitation
Dogs are many different things to many different people, but once in a while a very extraordinary dog passes through our lives. He may have been the one dog that made an Alzheimer patient smile for the first time in years or a dog that lay at the feet of several shy preschoolers as one by one they gained the courage to read to the dog. Maybe he is owned by a family member or a friend but if this special mini has touched the life of one person or a thousand people, we want to hear your story!
There is no act of kindness too small to submit, because the lives touched by our precious dogs are all worth sharing.
  
Mid America Miniature American Shepherd Club will be sponsoring this award.
Eligible dogs must be registered with either NAMASCUSA and/or AKC.

 

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: registrar@mascusa.org

 

 

 

 

Valhalla     

 

MASCUSA Nationals 2013

Catalog Ads!

 

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

  

Sale orders taken: abingtonminis@gmail.com

Order Deadline: May 31st, 2013

 

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

outlanderaussies@allegiance.tv

 

For Ad Submittal: Deadline May 30th, 2013

 

First, send your request for ad to Patti Cutler abingtonminis@gmail.com

 

Second, send payment or paypal requests to Patricia Davis PO Box 967 Shawnee, OK 74802-0967 outlanderaussies@allegiance.tv

  

Third, send your catalog ready ad to Patti Cutler abingtonminis@gmail.com


 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 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.)

Gardner 2013   

                               !!!!!!!!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 teacuptreasures@yahoo.com
   Ogle 

 

Ripley 
 

As a breeder, your dream for each and every puppy is that they get a great home but it is always icing on the cake when you get someone who is really going to do something interactive with their dog that works with the intelligence and desire to work that our wonderful breed has. I am so proud of Megan Coste and what she has done with Patchwork's Believe It Or Not! He was a sweet little black tri boy out of my girl Bluegrass Gemini Of Patchwork and sired by Patchwork's Obadiah in March of 2008.

This weekend she sent me this note,

 

"We had a awesome weekend at the rally o trials, this was the AGM so the judges were also board members and president of CARO, they had flown in from Ontario. The comments that Ripley received made me so proud, the judges and fellow competitors had nothing but praise for every one of his runs. Ripley received his gold title CRG, He has posted 15 scores over 190/200 to receive this title. He is the first dog in Our club to receive this title. By the end of the weekend we only need 2 more Q runs for his Grand Master title ( hopefully in Octobers trial!!). We had 10 runs in two days posted 2 perfect 200's, 3 runs of 199/200, 197/200, 198/200 and only 3 NQ's.

So now his name is "CRG CRS CRB Patchworks Ripley Believe it or not CGC PJC HIC CRNCL CRAMCL CRNT CRECL CRV CRAT". After the great performance this weekend from Ripley, he is only 7 runs away from finishing every level offered in Canada."
Take Care, Megan Coste


Congratulations to Megan and Ripley - you guys are AWESOME!!!

Enjoy this little video of one of Ripley's rally runs!

 http://youtube.com/watch?v=SfNX9kAgBA0

Submitted by Linda Perry - Patchwork Farms

Gardner    

 Check out the Nationals info on our web site.

http://www.mascusa.org/nationals2013.php


We will be letting you all know this next week when you can begin
entering for Nationals with Onofrio.
They are currently working on our premium and entry form.

Karen Keller
President of MASCUSA
 

 

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 fourtoride@gmail.com
Checks will be made to MASCUSA and mailed to Traci Phillips or ask for a paypal invoice traci.phillips@ypsg-america.com

Wilson 

Timeless Laughing Out Loud (Giggles) & Timeless Minnie Pearl(Pearl) had a great time at the recent Santa Maria Kennel Club agility trial. This was our 3rd trial & 1st venture into a class other than JWW. Giggles earned a double Q with 1st places in Novice preferred STD & JWW on Sat & Pearl got a 1st in her Novice JWW division. Sunday Pearl took 1st in her Novice STD class & got a Q in T2B 12" group. Very happy with how well my girls worked. They held up far better than me!  Submitted by Lisa Wilson

Breeches        
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

 

AKC OPEN SHOW  & MASCUSA Specialty

Group Photo of Open Show Exhibitors  

Judge Don Duerksen

Open Show Exhibitors
Photo by Rausch Photography-Tulsa

OPEN SHOW WINNERS

LOVE THAT AMERICAN RED WHITE AND BLUE, CM 
Owned by Jeanie McAdams
Open Dog, BOB, MISC GROUP 1, Best In Open Show
  
TIMELESS LOVE THAT CLASSIC LOOK
Owned by Jeanie McAdams
Open Bitch, BOS
  
BATTLEFIELDS MOUNTAIN CROSS GLORY
Owned by Gloria & Joseph Cross
6-9 Month Puppy Bitch 
  
MASCUSA SPECIALTY WINNERS
GR CH LOVE THAT AMERICAN RED WHITE AND BLUE, CM
Owned by Jeanie McAdams
Best Of Breed
 
TIMELESS LOVE THAT CLASSIC LOOK
Owned by Jeanie McAdams
Best Of Opposite
  
FLYIN S HEART OF TEXAS
Owned by Kim Hudson
 BOB Puppy

 

RB WEE DECORATE MY LIFE
Owned by Mindy Stevenson
Winners Dog
  
PATCHWORKS CHANTILLY LACE
Owned by Linda Perry
Winners Bitch
  Best Of Winners
  
  GR CH MERCYME DRESSED FOR SUCCESS, CM
Owned by Pam & Dan Bender
Head Type Male
Movement
  
DEFINITELY MAEBY
Owned by Morgan Stapleton & Marles Bradley
Novice Exhibitor - Marles Bradley
Best Junior Handler

 

 
 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

Pippin  

SIZZLN HOT HARD TO RESIST OF APPLEWOOD winning the MISC Group in Springfield, MA on April 19, 2013 under judge Fred Ferris. "Pippin" has been "Sizzln" with three week-ends in a row of BIM. This week-end she took the group at the Woodstock,CT show. "Pippin" is owned by Ellen Friedman-Smith.
Best Friends Having Fun!
Oprah 
'Oprah' (Too Minis Love That American Icon) made her debut at the Texas ICKC show this weekend and is shown with her buddy/mentor 'Merlie' (GR CH Ickc HOF Love That American Red White and Blue CM) along with some of their ribbons won this weekend. Between the two of them they won multiple Best in Show puppy and adult awards, multi group ones, multi best of breeds and AKC Best in Misc! 'Merlie' is owned/bred & shown by Jeanie McAdams, 'Oprah' is co owned by Jeanie and Margo McKee, bred by Margo & Jo Jo Lindstrom and shown by Jeanie. 
 

 Tru and rally

                                            Araqua True Colors (Tru) AX AXJ

First time in the obedience ring, well Rally, a 3 day trial....scores:
100, 100, 99...What a good boy...
 Here is a little video of his run today
 He is very happy, and very attentive!

                                                           Donna Crary Johnson

 

 Antler
 

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

 Warren

Flagtree's Simply Spicy (Spice) getting hugged on by her herding instructor Linda Baron. We also use Linda's agility equipment for a change of venue. We ran the agility jumpers course from the world team tryouts that day. Skipped trying to herd sheep in the very muddy pasture. Lots of rain - we were all muddy at the end of our lessons.
submitted by Cheryl Warren
 
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.

 Mia PT

Flagtree's Dynamite (Mia) earns her PT Herding Title May 5 in Ponca City at the 4 Corner's herding trial. We have learned so much in the last few months since moving to Oklahoma, but have a long way to go to get started in "started". Cooper's Bailey Gal, not shown here, earned the first leg of her HT, owned by Karen Cooper

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 May! 

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. 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!

clip art dog

Looking for 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

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.

 

BACKYARD SHEPHERDS

BLUE MOON

COMPACT CLASSIC

DIXIELAND

FINNY'S

KELLNOR

MILL-BROOK

RIVERQUEEN

ROSE ACRES

 

 

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
AKC Tidbits & News
Nationals Logo Contest Winner
Goodwill Ambassador DEADLINE!
Nationals Catalog Ads!
Grooming Spaces
Brags
NATIONALS info on the Website!
Dinner At Nationals
Open Show & Specialty in May
New CM Dog
Performance Brags
AKC Superindendents
HERDING Brags
AKC Herding Test In Oklahoma in June
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for May
New Kennel Names Requested

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