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May 28, 2013  

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Flagtree's Dynamite who just finished her AKC PT Herding Title

AKC Tidbits & News!

Be sure and check your registrations certificates from both AKC and MASCUSA for any errors!

Notify Mindy ASAP if you see an error. We are working hard to make sure pedigrees and names are all correct but mistakes do happen and they are easy to fix if you will check your certificates closely and let us know right away.



RB Wee Decorate My Life at the Tulsa, OK Show over Memorial Day weekend, shown by Kim Sykes, Owned by Mindy




Check out the MASCUSA web site for the premium for the
MASCUSA Nationals.
Entries close on June 7, 2013.
You can also put it up on the Onofrio site

 Cheryl Warren

Five (5) AKC titles before two years of age.
Owned, trained and trialed by Cheryl Warren. 

Optigens Discount Days

We did not have enough interest in doing a 20/20 clinic to ensure that we would have 20 dogs to test for our own discount week. There were also going to be issues with shipping since all samples were required to be submitted together. But for members wanting to enter into CHIC, Optigen is having discount days May 24- June 9! 20% off all testing plus an additional 5% off when test submissions are done online.
The discount is the same as it would have been for a 20/20 clinic.


                     !!!!!!CATALOG Ads are due May31st!!!!!!

Contact Patti Cutler


!!!!!!!!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


Open Show 


 Check out the Nationals info on our web site.


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
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


Timeless Zero Gravity CM, CGC

Utah Beehive Cluster

4 Best of Breeds and 3 Best Of Misc

Congrats to Wigglebutt Zenyatta for her Best of Breed 5.23.13
Wigglebutt Miss B "Haven" and Scott Hubbard 1st Place 6-12 mo. Bitch.
 Wigglebutt Han Solo got a Best of Opposite 5.23.13
 Gardner 2013  

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


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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!!


 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, 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

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.














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In This Issue
AKC Tidbits & News
Check you Registration Certificates
Premium For Nationals is Here
Optigen Discount Days
Grooming Spaces
Catalog Ads Due May 31st
NATIONALS info on the Website!
Dinner At Nationals
Comix By Coleen
Win & Brags Photos
AKC Superindendents
AKC Herding Test In Oklahoma in June
AKC Herding Trials
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for May
New Kennel Names Requested
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