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July 23, 2013  

A gorgeous pup from last year's pictures
Owned by Lyndsi Guillien

AKC Tidbits & News!

Give a High Five Paw to the Miniature American Shepherds!

 Mini Americans earned 47 AKC Titles in June!


Dog TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritAlta Vista All Cinched Up CM
Certificate of MeritNw Aloha Cody Bear CM
Certificate of MeritSalish' Chandrea Cool Runnings CM
Certificate of MeritTimeless 4 On The Floor CM
Beginner NoviceCompact Classic Magnolia Blossom BN RE CGC
Beginner NoviceRaindance Zippy Little Zoe BN RN
Rally NoviceBrown's Torque'em Up RN AX AXJ NF CA CGC
Rally NoviceChandrea's Striking Maverick RN
Rally NoviceChandreas Crickety Smickety Smackety RN
Rally NoviceTimeless Black Ice RN PT AX AXJ
Rally AdvancedPleasant Woods Sunshine Through The Rain BN RA CGC
Rally ExcellentCompact Classic Magnolia Blossom BN RE CGC
Herding Tested Cooper's Bailey Gal CD BN RE HT NAP NJP CGC
Pre-Trial TestedMaximum Spontaneous Combustion PT
Novice AgilityGreat Companions Miss Gabriella Rager NA CGC
Novice AgilityMesa NA NAJ
Novice AgilityPepper NA
Agility ExcellentJax Lee AX AXJ
Master Agility ExcellentGottabe's Doin' The Hustle MX MXJ T2B
Master Bronze AgilityCoat Tails Missy MX MXB MXJ MJB NF T2B
Master Bronze AgilityIf You Ain't First You're Last MX MXB MXJ MJB T2B
Master Silver AgilityMACH Duncan MXS MJB MXF
Master Silver AgilityMACH Jeep MXS MJC MXF MFB T2B2
Master Gold AgilityMACH2 Hope MXG MJG XF
Master Agility Excellent PreferredJackaroo CD RE MX MXJ MXP
Master Agility Excellent PreferredOzzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXP MJP
Novice Agility JumperDusty Boots Voyage Of The Black Pearl NAJ
Novice Agility JumperGreat Companions Miss Gabriella Rager NA NAJ CGC
Novice Agility JumperJoseph Lil Joey" Hawkins NAJ"
Novice Agility JumperTimeless Luz De Luna NAJ
Novice Agility JumperVictory Lanes City Of Syn NAJ
Open Agility JumperMakana's Ob-La-Di Desmond NA OAJ NF
Excellent Agility JumperDwelly's Outlaw RA OA AXJ
Master Excellent JumperAraqua True Colors RN AX MXJ
Master Excellent JumperBarnestormer's Blaze Of Glory OA MXJ NF
Master Silver JumperMACH Duncan MXS MJS MXF
Master Gold JumperPhilipp's Apache Sunrise PT MX MXB MXJ MJG MXF T2B
Master Excellent Jumper PreferredJackaroo CD RE MX MXJ MXP MJP
Master Excellent Jumper PreferredOzzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXP MJP
Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 2Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP MJP2 NFP
Agility FAST Novice74 Ranch Blue NA NAJ NAP NJP NF
Agility FAST NoviceNina's Nellie AX AXJ NF
Agility FAST ExcellentDoc's Little Red Masurati AX MXJ XF T2B
Agility Master FAST ExcellentTimeless Trudi MX MXJ MXF
Canine Good CitizenMaeve CGC
Canine Good CitizenSnake River's Big Red N Reckless CGC
Canine Good CitizenTrio's Dances With The Mountains CGC



Please check your AKC and your NAMASCUSA registrations papers when they arrive, if there are any errors contact Mindy ASAP.  It is much easier to correct papers now then a year or two down the road, and typos are unavoidable so read your papers carefully. 

Thank you! 


It is very important to remember to include a copy of your AKC Miniature American Shepherd papers when submitting paperwork to us for processing! 

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A new weekly photo series!

Head shot Mia Karen Cooper 

Flagtree's Dynamite CD BN RAE HT NAP NJP CGC (Mia)

 owned by  Karen Cooper


Please send me your most stunning head shots of your dogs and I will post one or two each week, in the order they are received

 Send to

 Mid America

We have a few more updates uploaded with new photos of the dogs in the running for year end Mid America affiliate awards!

Take a peek if you have a moment!

Introducing a NEW Weekly Article!

Author Judy Nordmeyer


Stud Contracts & Co-ownership

QUESTION: When I stand my stud dog to my neighbors bitch,

can I wait to sign the litter registration application form until

the female is confirmed pregnant or wait until the puppies are born?


ANSWER: The stud dog owner is required to sign the AKC Litter

Registration Application form on the specified date of mating.

If there is a signed agreement between the stud owner & the

bitch owner stating that the stud owner is not obligated to sign

an AKC Litter Registration Application form until a stud fee has

been paid, then that is acceptable.


Agreements concerning a stud fee should be in writing and should

state all obligations and circumstances. It should be signed by

both parties and each signer should receive a copy.

QUESTION: I'm purchasing a show/breed prospect puppy and the
breeder is requiring that I sign a co-ownership contract. Is
this an acceptable practice with the AKC?

ANSWER: Co-ownership arrangements, in far too many cases, lead
to problems. While AKC registration application forms provide for
more than one owner, we recommend that co-ownerships be avoided.
It has been our experience that purchasing a dog "outright" is
If a co-owner is suspended of all AKC privileges, then for the term
of the suspension, recording of a transfer of the dog that is co-owned
is barred and registrations of litters sired by or whelped by the dog
in question are barred. Wins taken by the dog in AKC-licensed or
member events are subject to disallowment.
For the reasons cited above the AKC recommends that co-ownerships
be avoided.

♦It has been our experience that all too frequently, severe and
complicated problems result from disputes over conditional sales,
conditional stud fees and co-ownership contracts or any contract/agreement
relating to restrictions or limitations people try to place on the
sale or breeding of a dog.


"The opinions and information offered in the FYI section are those of the contributing authors"



MASCUSA will be hosting a Meet The Breed booth at the Eukanuba shows
in Orlando, FL in December.
We had a WONDERFUL booth at last years show and we want to outdo ourselves this year. In order to accomplish this we need YOU!! The club is looking for volunteers with creative ideas to make this happen AND volunteers to host the booth, meet the public and tell them how our breed is so SPECIAL.
Please send an email to: 
Ellen Friedman-Smith
MASCUSA director




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



Callen Lucy Lou on her 2nd win in best of misc at New Paltz NY

Kathy Hamilton



GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM

continued his winning ways at the recent AKC shows in Dallas Texas in early July.

Judges are Judith Daniels, Clay Coadey and Marjorie Tuff. The judges had some very nice things to say about the entries at these shows.

Pictured above with Judge Marjorie Tuff

Jeanie McAdams


AKC Reliant Houston TX show this past weekend included a very popular Meet The Breed Booth!


Participants included:


Leslie & Angel Peckham with Dottie & Riata
Bill & Dianna Pottorf with Sky
Tuggy Arnold with Scout
Jeanie McAdams with Bella and Merlie
(photos by Angel Peckham)
 MTB 2

Thanks Angel for the photos! Angel also helped everyone tremendously throughout the weekend. She helped show dogs and do the Meet The Breed booth. We all really appreciated her youthful energy and help!

We had a very good crowd throughout the Meet The Breed event during prime time on Saturday!                             Submitted by Jeanie McAdams



 8 performances in 3 days !!!!


A great video of Tuggie Arnold and her little blue merle female Scout who wowed the crowd at the AKC Reliant Houston show with their frisbee exhibition! 

They are an inspiration to us all!


SURFER DOG                  
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


Are You Over Vaccinating Your Dog?

An ambitious study might prove rabies vaccinations can be given far less  frequently, reducing adverse reactions. 

Very interesting article and wouldn't this be a great accomplishnent .....

"The ultimate goal is to prove that the rabies vaccine protects dogs for at least seven years. "Establishing proof of seven years' duration of immunity will give a lot of confidence from a public health standpoint that a dog who has received a couple of doses of vaccine will not be a threat again for his entire life," Schultz says.

Read the entire article here

 Gardner 2013         


Dont miss the 10th year K9 College cruise!! Lots of fun, great seminars and a super nice time.  Visit the website for details and pricing.

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:


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 July! 


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. Julie M. Linebaugh

  2. Constance Schwertner

  3. Shaela Bloomgren

  4. Tonya Nance

  5. Jesus (Jesse) Ortega

  6. Tammy Martindale

  7. Brandy Steele Oates

  8. Naomi Hall

  9. Shanon Want

  10. Tina Winston

  11. Annette Stockton

  12. Holly Burzawa

  13. Nancy Stein

  14. Sally Saxton

  15. Cecile Bouttier

  16. Courtney Schmidt

  17. Bradley Schmidt

  18. Antoinette Porter

  19. Scotty Rose

  20. Kim Taylor

  21. Sandra Wozar

  22. Yvonne Lynch

  23. Rebecca Bocchino

  24. Tina McGuire

                     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.


None at this time........


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In This Issue
AKC Tidbits & News
47 New AKC Titles Earned in June
Copies of AKC Papers Please
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
Mid America Web Updates
FOR YOUR INFORMATION Stud Contracts and Co-Ownership
Need volunteers for MTB at Eukanuba
Win & Brags Photos
AKC Reliant Show and Meet The Breed Booth
Scout & 8 Demos at Reliant!
Comix By Coleen
Are You Over Vaccinating Your Dog?
K9 College Cruise
AKC Superindendents
AKC Herding Trials
Welcome New Members for July
Advertising in the Tuesday Talk
AKC Show Links


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