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June 4th, 2013  

Auntie Molly  
Summer is coming, kids!
Auntie Molly wait for us, your running too fast !!!!!.
Submitted by Mary

AKC Tidbits & News!

This bears repeating for another week


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.


Also if a dog is now registered with AKC and has been transfered, we will need a copy of the AKC papers showing the new owner if the new owner is registering a litter with us or and an Individual puppy from that dog.



Robin (14) and Aussie Loves Wishes Come True (6) are nominated to
compete for the German Team at the Agility Junior European Open July
13/14 th 2013 in Switzerland.
Im proud of the young and succsessful team and there could be no bigger
love between a boy and his wonderful dog ♥

Greetings from Germany, Ulrike




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


Makana's Ob-La-Di Desmond NA, NAJ. Des doing his Superman thing on the dogwalk at the IKC agility trial in South Jordan, Utah in early May.
Hope Kuo


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.

first litter in the UK 

First litter of MASCUSA / AKC pups born in the UK!

Samantha Laming


Summer is finally here!

This is a great article for AKC's Website

                                     AKC SUMMER SAFETY TIPS

If kept outside, make sure your pet has plenty of shade. Remember that doghouses

are not good shelter during the summer as they can trap heat. Make sure your dog has access to plenty of cool, fresh water 24 hours a day. If your dog travels with you, bring along water and a bowl.

  • Never leave your dog in a vehicle on a warm day. Even with the windows open the temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.
  • It's fun to take your dog with you to run errands, but if you can't bring your dog inside the store, it's best to leave him home. Tying a dog outside a store is dangerous because he is exposed to the hot sun and strangers who could be unkind.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise on extremely hot days. Take walks in the early mornings or evenings, when the sun's heat is less intense.
  • Make sure your dog's vaccinations are up-to-date. Dogs tend to stay outdoors longer and come into contact with other animals more during the summer months.
  • Keep dogs off lawns that have been chemically treated or fertilized for 24 hours (or according to package instructions), and away from potentially toxic plants and flowers. Visit for list of toxic plants.
  • Mosquitoes (which carry heartworm disease) along with fleas and ticks are more prevalent in warmer months. Ask your veterinarian for an effective preventive to keep these parasites off your dog. Many dogs like swimming, but some cannot swim or may not like the water. Be conscious of your dog's preferences and skills before putting him in the water. Always supervise your pet while swimming.
  • Chlorine from pools and bacteria from streams, lakes and ponds can be toxic for a dog's system. Always rinse your dog with clean water after swimming. Beware of the wildlife that may pose a danger to your swimming pet. Some catfish are known for attacking small dogs.
  •  Many airlines will not ship animals during summer months due to dangers caused by hot weather. Some will only allow dogs to fly in the early morning or in the evening. Check with your airlines for specific rules. Shipping policies can be found at
  • If traveling by car, keep your dog cool by putting icepacks such as frozen water bottles in his crate. DO NOT use freezer ice packs which contain poisonous materials. Make sure the crate is well ventilated. For more traveling tips visit
  • Be aware that asphalt can quickly get hot enough to burn the pads of dogs' paws. In hot weather, walk your dog on the grass or dirt where is it cooler.

Snookers Q 

We came home from USDAA with a Snooker Q!

Cheryl Warren 


 Check out the Nationals info on our web site.



Congratulations to Judy Nordmeyer of Coyote Creek on the entrance of three of her dogs into the CHIC program!
Visit the CHIC program here!
stolen bacon           
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


Salish Chandrea Cool Runnings aka "Blitz" after his BOB/BIM win in Shreveport, LA. He is just shy of earning his CM, so we need a little luck going into this weekend.

Loved, Owned and Handled by Leslie Peckham, Breeder Shawnmarie Davis & Cheryl Hass

Southern Star Ammunition aka "Ammo" made his show debut this past weekend winning BOB/BIM both days picking up his first 4 AKC points. We, as well as his breeder Leslie Peckham are so proud of him.
Submitted by: Monica Rinehart /WiggleRumpRanch

 Oakland Kennel club photo  

Submitted by Val Nilsson 

Timeless 4 On the Floor
BIS ICKC Southwest Showdown
Kim Gardner
Res BIS 
Sizzln Chandrea Electric Charge at DS aka Volt.
Volt took 3 Best of Breeds, 3 Group 1's, and 2 Reserve Best in Shows.
He also took 4 Jr. Best in Shows
Submitted by Deanna Mooney
Desert Sun's Ignite My Fire aka Spark. She took 3 Best of Breed Puppy and 3 Group 2's
Submitted by Deanna Mooney  
 Gardner 2013  

Purebred dogs not always at higher risk for genetic disorders, study finds .....


"If you think your mixed-breed pup is naturally hardier than the neighbor's purebred, you may want to think again. A new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, indicates that mixed breeds don't necessarily have an advantage when it comes to inherited canine disorders.

Findings of the new study, available online in the June issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, are of particular interest because dogs are second only to humans in the number of identified genetic disorders that affect them.

The results provide a better understanding of the prevalence and source of such disorders, and could advance efforts to prevent and treat genetic ailments in both dogs and humans.

"Overall, the study showed that the prevalence of these genetic disorders among purebred and mixed-breed dogs depends on the specific condition," said animal physiologist Anita Oberbauer, professor and chair of the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis and lead author of the study."


Read more here:




Joan's Puppies

                             This photo should earn a "cuteness award"!

Puppies from Birchview's Hat Trick Hero and
Linderlands Hop 2 It.
Submitted by Joan Koskiniemi

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:

   Donna sent this in of Tru and said this is how she starts all her mornings! 


and this is how Mattie owned by Marla VanWilligan ends her day!

Queen of the Couch


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 June! 


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. Lisa Riley & Junior Member Devin

  2. Lynn Snider & Junior Member Kaiden

  3. Nicole Werth

  4. David Nagle

  5. Patrick Caylor

  6. Patricia Hotchkiss

  7. Kathy Batchelor

  8. Mary Cullinan

  9. Khristine Humpal

  10. Deborah Vann

  11. Samantha Laming

  12. Trudy Bromley

  13. Sharon J.Cannon

  14. Courtney Farmer

  15. Cynthia D. Gegg

  16. Helen M. Gipe

  17. Linda Tomolonis

                     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
First Litter in the UK
Summer Safety Tips from AKC
Performance Brags!
NATIONALS info on the Website!
Three in CHIC for MAS!
Comix By Coleen
Win & Brags Photos
Are Purebreds at higher Risk
Everyday Photos!
AKC Herding Test In Oklahoma in June
AKC Herding Trials
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for June
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