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August 27, 2013  

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AKC Tidbits & News!

 

 News and Updates for the   

Events and Activities during AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Week

    

Click here  For a list of events and activities including dog events, seminars, special events and social activities for the Fancy happening from December 10 through December 15, 2013 in Orlando at or near the Convention. 

 

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: events@mascusa.org 
  
Ellen Friedman-Smith
MASCUSA director

 

  Devon & Zeus

Here is a picture of my 11 year old son, Devin Riley, and his MAS Zeus of Olympus. In August he won: Wright County Fair, Grand Champion Obedience, beginner B. Grand Champion Pre-Novice Rally, Grand Champion 4-dog team, Reserve Champion Novice Showmanship. Lake Elmo AKC Show 1st. Novice Jr. Handler, 3rd Novice Jr. Handler and Northstar Herding Club Specialty 1st Novice Jr. Handler.
Mary Riley
 

 INSPECT UPON ARRIVAL

Inspect 

Please check your AKC and your NAMASCUSA registrations papers when they arrive, if there are any errors contact registrar@mascusa.org 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! 

AKC/FSS 

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!

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Tank- BIS BISS GRCh Multi Ch McFinley's Pint Tankard of Timeless CM RN HT CGC, as a puppy, sent in by Deborah Dulaney

 

 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 editor@mascusa.org

  Nilsson   
  Love those Therapy Dogs!

Diesel 

Diesel who just earned his Therapy Dog badge.

Diesel is owned by Linda Jones, Shawnee, OK and was bred by Patricia Davis.

 I am SO proud of this team! 

  Submitted by Patricia Davis

 
2014 Nationals Call
Attention Members:

The 2013 Nationals are behind us now and its time to get going on the 2014 Nationals.
Who, When and Where?
If you have an affiliate or a group of dedicated individuals that would like to submit a proposal, please send it to the MASCUSA Board .
The goal would be to have it with an AKC cluster that offers all venues, especially herding!
The board will consider all requests. Proposals need to be to the board no later than October 1st for consideration.

Thank you!

Karen Keller
President of MASCUSA

Brooke   

ARCH Alstars Cover Girl (Brooke) CD-C, CDX-C, RL1 (w/AoE), RL2 (w/AoE), RL1X, RL2X, CGC

Miss Brooke has a new title!!!

Jan and Brooke trialed in Bloomington at the CDSP trial this weekend and she earned a 192, 191.5, and a 192.5 to earn her CDX-C Title in CDSP Open Level Obedience

It was just the 2 of them and she was a really good girl all weekend. Such a joy!

 

Congrats Jan Sears and Brooke, submitted by Connie Orwig

Ogle    
  

MASCUSA WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE AKC MEET THE BREED IN NEW YORK CITY THIS SEPTEMBER. THE MEET THE BREED AT THE JAVITS CENTER WOULD HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL SHOWCASE FOR OUR BREED. UNFORTUNATELY THERE WAS NO RESPONSE FROM THE MEMBERSHIP IN TAKING PART IN THIS EVENT. I DO HOPE THAT WE WILL HAVE PARTICIPATION FOR NEXT YEAR. THIS MEET THE BREED DRAWS OVER 20,000 SPECTATORS EACH YEAR.

ELLEN FRIEDMAN-SMITH

MASCUSA BOARD

LIAISON TO THE EVENT COMMITTEE

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BARN HUNT??? RATS!

I was so surprised to get this brag from Jessey, since just the week before a club approached me to host an AKC Barn Hunt at my herding facility. Congrats to Katie and Jessey Horn for actually participating and qualifying in a Barn Hunt!

Katie Barn Hunt 

Brassy Acres Cattle Kate of Dodge City earned her Barn Hunt Instinct title this weekend.

And her 1st leg of her novice title with a 4th place in time

Please note the rats are not harmed in any way

Jessey Horn

Click below to learn more about Barn Hunts!
 

February 19, 2013

To: All Clubs Licensed to Hold Earthdog Tests

Subject: The New Sport of Barn Hunt

The Barn Hunt Association and the American Kennel Club are pleased to announce that the AKC will recognize titles earned in the new sport of Barn Hunt.

The sport of Barn Hunt is based on the hunting and teamwork skills historically used by "rat catchers" who traveled the countryside ridding farms of vermin. Dogs and handlers work as a team to locate and mark rats (safe in aerated tubes) hidden in a maze of straw or hay bales.

The event is open to all dogs.

"Barn Hunt tests the nose, speed, agility and surefootedness of dogs that have a history of above-ground vermin hunting," said Robin Nuttall, founder of the Barn Hunt Association. "We quickly found out that many breeds and mixed breeds enjoy the search and can excel at this sport."

Barn Hunt events include a pass/fail Instinct class for owners who want to familiarize their dog with the test. The AKC will recognize titles at four testing levels above Instinct. Courses are made increasingly difficult by adding more obstacles, additional diversions and more rats to find. The BHA has developed the sport to be fun for all participants, plus easy and inexpensive to hold.

Legs, or qualifying scores, toward Barn Hunt titles are earned by the dog and handler team completing the course within maximum course time. Placements based on time are awarded, but Barn Hunt is a non-competitive event and teams do not have to beat other dogs to title.

"We are pleased to work with the Barn Hunt Association to recognize Barn Hunt titles on a dog's AKC record," said Doug Ljungren, VP for Companion and Performance Events. "Barn Hunt is another great way for dogs to test their instincts and for both owners and dogs to enjoy a fun activity together."

If owners choose to apply, Barn Hunt titles will appear on their dog's AKC pedigree. The Barn Hunt title application form and information regarding holding Barn Hunt in conjunction with AKC events can be found on the AKC's Title Recognition Program website.

The BHA has been holding practice events country-wide. The first sanctioned event is scheduled for April 13-14, 2013 in Columbia, MO. For more information, including the official rules and event application process, visit www.barnhunt.com.

 
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Author Judy Nordmeyer

 

DNA Profile Requirements - frequently used sires

 

Question: Are all of my stud dogs required to have a DNA profile?

 

Answer: Every sire producing seven or more litters in a lifetime

or producing more than three litters in a calendar year must be
'AKC DNA Profiled.'

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Question: Am I required to DNA profile my female dogs?

 

Answer: No. The requirements only apply to stud dogs. Breeders

may, voluntarily DNA Profile their breeding females.

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Question: How is the DNA sample collected?

 

Answer: The DNA Profile kit contains a bristle brush. This brush is
inserted into the dog's mouth and swirled against the inside of the cheek.
It is non-invasive and painless to the dog.

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Question: Will the dog's DNA profile number appear on all of the
registration materials?

 

Answer: Yes, if the dog is individually registered at the time the swab is
submitted to the AKC. After the DNA Profile has been issued, all
subsequent Registration Certificates & Pedigrees will include the DNA
Profile Number for that dog.

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Question: How long does it take the laboratory to process this test?

 

Answer: You should receive your dog's AKC DNA Profile in
approximately six weeks after the AKC receives the DNA sample.
The DNA profile requirement is met once that sample is received by the
AKC and logged into the Database.

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To obtain a DNA test kit go to this link: http://classic.akc.org/store/

Then click on the DNA Test Kits link on that page to order the test.

 

*These DNA profiles will be used for genetic identity and for parentage

verification, and, thus, will be used to advance issues relating to the

integrity of the registry. 

 

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

 

 

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Educational Series  

A new weekly spot on the Tuesday Talk

 

 This week I want to share a youtube video that a member posted on one of the MAS facebook groups, this is long but well worth the time taken to view the Youtube video!

 

AKC Video Series - Dog Steps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlEPmaVxNOc

 

Published on May 19, 2013

Rachel Page Elliott is one of America's most respected authorities on canine locomotion, and her unique illustrated lectures on the subject have done much to awaken breeders and judges all over the world to the importance of recognizing the rights and wrongs in the way dogs move. Her book. Dog Steps, was selected as "Best Dog Book of the Year" by the Dog Writers Association of America in 1973. The American Kennel Club later created a video based on her book. Dog Steps is still valued as a premier resource on the topic of canine movement........

 
 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

    

      Kastle

Best of Breed and Best Miscellaneous June 14,2013 Eagle Rock Kennel Club for Alta King of the Kastle at 6 1/2 mo of age. Judge Ms. Sharol Candace Way

Handler Sue McCoury

Owner Valerie Nilsson

  

 Matrix

Heartlands Matrix of Desert Sun
took Best of Breed and Best in Misc. at the Newton Kennel Club show in MA under Judge Fred Ferris. Handled by Sara Gregware.
Deanna Mooney
 

 GKC is holding its second Match Show at Bruce Park in Greenwich, CT on Sunday, September 15th. NEW this year is the addition of a Junior Showmanship Class, Utility A &B classes, and CGC testing. This informal sanctioned match provides an opportunity for you and your dog to gain experience needed for licensed events or just have fun with other dog lovers. For Registration Form (pre-entries w/reduced price CLOSES 9/9)

http://greenwichkc.org/sanctioned-b-ob-match.html

 AFFILIATE NEWS!!

Affiliates please send any special updates to me for a weekly spot on the Tuesday Talk!   

Send updates to editor@mascusa.org 

 

 

*******New Club Forming Now******

We are in the process of organizing an .affiliate club for MAS fanciers in the NC, SC, GA & FL area. We chose these states based on population and the possibility of enough working members from this area and trying not to infringe on areas where others may want to form another club. More clubs mean more opportunity for sponsorship of shows and educational programs to benefit all.
According to AKC, we will need to keep a smaller core group but this, in no way, is meant to exclude anyone who would like to be a part of our organization. Our tentative name will be SouthEastern Miniature American Shepherd Club, subject to vote by the charter members. So come, get on board now and be part of the initial organization.
Please let Lisa Grose at semasc@att.net know and she will send you an application for membership. We will then add you to our discussion forum (fancy word for list). No dues are required until we, as a group, vote on our bylaws and what we feel is needed.
Shirley Shannon, Acting President
Lisa Grose, Secretary
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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  ColeenLS@aceweb.com
 
THANK YOU COLEEN FOR THE WEEKLY GRINS!

Nationals Win Pictures
We need your win pictures from this years 2013 Nationals in OK.
Please email them to
karenkeller@timelessaussies.com
MASCUSA will be getting a link together for the Parent Breed Club Website to showcase the winners.
Thank you,
Karen Keller
President of MASCUSA

 
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ship 

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.

www.k9collegecruise.com

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

 

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!!

 

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Welcome New Members for August! 

 

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. Gabriele Duhlmeyer

  2. Ian O'Byrne

  3. Kerstin Patzold

  4. Stacey Henry

  5. Bob Henry

  6. Kathy S. Cain

  7. Julie Duffney-Begalke

  8. Amber Fitzgerald

  9. Denise Hillman

  10. Catherine Murphy

  11. Lorel D. Sack

  12. Teresa R. Verling

  13. Pam R. Williams

  14. Lena Palmberg

  15. Shawna Peachey

  16. James R.Pyle

  17. Beate Roesler

  18. Cynthia Booth

  19. Beverly Chang

  20. Julie Gary

  21. Janice Thingelstad

                     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

 Time to send in your ads for September, Tuesday Talk is a great place to advertise and reaches more than 600 members weekly!

 

ADVERTISING IN TUESDAY TALK BULLETIN - MASCUSA MEMBERS ONLY

 Ads  - 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
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In This Issue
AKC Tidbits & News Eukanuba Updates
Meet The Breed in Orlando
Junior Brags!
Copies of AKC Papers
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
Therapy Dog Brags!
2014 Nationals Call
Obedience Brags
News from Event Committee
Barn Hunt a new AKC Title
Learn more about Barn Hunts
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Educational Series - Locomotion
Win & Brags Photos
Affiliate News - new affiliate now forming
Comix By Coleen
Nationals Win Pictures
K9 College Cruise
AKC Superindendents
AKC Herding Trials
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for August
NEED ACTION PHOTOS
Advertising in the Tuesday Talk
Send in your ads for September!
AKC Show Links

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 Editor

Contact the Registrar