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September 10, 2013  

Kenzie (Makana'a Grace Under Fire) and Nelson (Makanalong Once In a Blue Moon) went to an amusement
 park who allows well-behaved, leashed dogs to enjoy the park. It was nice to have a different option for getting dogs out to socialize and we'll for sure use it for puppies in the future.

AKC Tidbits & News!

September Issue Featuring the Miniature American Shepherd
Great articles and gorgeous ads!!
Pages #316-337



Matt Bilderback & Wigglebutt Bazooka Full of BonBons Qualify for Ashley Whippet World Finals


We are pleased to announce that the CENMAS affiliate will be hosting a Miniature American Shepherd Specialty on Friday 13 Dec 2013 in conjunction with the Eukanuba pre-show and Eukanuba National Championship.

This event will be held after the MISC Open show on Friday at the Orange County Civic Center where all the other events are being hosted.

We are excited to have Mrs. Joanne "Jan" Paulk as our judge with many years of experience in herding breeds. MBF will be our show superintendent for online entries. CM Points will be awarded for the WD, WB, BOW, BOS, BOB, this show will follow the Open Show rules. Closing date for the show will be Nov 27,2013. We will also offer ads in our catalog to be submitted by 10/20/13 with more information to come on where to send your ad's and the pricing.


The following classes will be offered.

Puppy BOB, BOS

4-6 mo.

6-9 mo.

9-12 mo.

12-18 mo.

Open Dog

Open Bitch


Head type Dog

Head type Bitch

Stud Dog

Brood Bitch

Winners Dog, Winners Bitch



This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our breed at such a large event and hope that we will have a great turn out from our members to showcase our wonderful breed.

We will have additional information on the class sponsorships and catalog advertising in the following weeks.

We would like to thank the board for its support and assistance in helping us to host this show. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Kim Johnson at 912 572 3045 or Fran Withers at 269 501 4095.

Let's show the Eukanuba crowd that we are Proud to be an American!



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





Please check your AKC and your NAMASCUSA registrations papers when they arrive, if there are any errors contact 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 weekly photo series!


Teeny (Jems Teeny TonKa Toy)

from Elli Betz in Germany     



 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

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


Wigglebutt Quincy's latest SAR adventure!

Quincy and I, along with our K-9 Search and Rescue team (NCOK9SAR) were invited to participate in Burke Lakefront Airport's disaster drill which is required by the FAA. Our scenario was as follows: Among the burning plane's passengers,(all were made up to look like they had various injuries) two children wondered off while other emergencies were taking place on the airport grounds. We were to find the children quickly, as they both were injured!

There were two K-9 teams, team alpha (our team), was to find a child seen near the airport terminal. Our team consisted of 4 dogs and 4 handlers. The other team, team beta, was to find the other child. The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) was to follow us, checking that any buildings we might enter were safe. Our team was organized and ready with CERT to follow closely behind. We were fortunate to have a scent article from the child.

Our dogs were given the command to take the scent and proceed to find the lost child. The dogs immediately took off across the tarmac, past the burned plane, past the temporary rescue tent (set up to help the injured), and arrived at the terminal door. We waited for the CERT folks to examine the building,making sure it was safe for us to enter. As soon as it was determined to be safe, the doors were opened and the dogs took off to the right, past several employees, checking rooms and quickly found the lost child huddled inside a cabinet toward the end of the terminal. Quincy led the team and was happy when he found the lost child. We had to stand down until the CERT folks examined the child and carried her off to the first aid tent. Quincy is a remarkable dog, he will be eight years old in November and loves his job!    Joan Irwin


Submitted by

Angela Ogle

Gardner 2013   
Dustee and I got a photo shoot from a friend of ours. She is normally pretty active and I have NEVER seen her run out of energy. But after this she absolutely threw herself in the grass! Dustee is very energy driven and loves agility. Although we have not entered an agility event as of this date, our plans are to have her competing next year. We would start her this year but she is going to have her first litter of puppies sometime in November or December.

Gloria Cross
Mountain Cross Minis
A Weekly Article!

Author Judy Nordmeyer


Limited Registration


QUESTION: I purchased a registered dog and I received the registration certificate in
the mail. What does it mean when Limited is printed on the registration?
Answer: Limited means your dog is registered, but the puppies produced by that dog
will not be eligible for the AKC registration. A limited dog cannot be shown in
conformation classes. But it is eligible to enter in any other licensed or member event,
including Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Herding, Lure Coursing,
Agility, Rally, and Earthdog.

The breeder of the dog/puppy "marks out" or "cuts out" the 3 numbers in the Limited
box on the application. The limited box should not be marked out or cut out if the dog
is to be fully registered.
Limited Registration certificates have an orange border & the Full Registration certificate
has a purple border.

QUESTION: What if I decide to show my dog in conformation class or breed my dog?
Can this Limited Registration be changed to a Full Registration?

Answer: Yes, a Limited Registration can be changed to a Full Registration, but only by
the litter owner of that dog. The litter owner would fill out the Application To Revoke
Limited Status form and sent it & the original registration certificate to our Raleigh
address with a $25.00 processing fee. Then the dog owner will be sent the new Full
Registration certificate.
This application form is at this link -

 and then click on "Application To Revoke Limited Status". 


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



   Gardner bus card
Check out Life's Abundance Breeder Program
KIM GARDNER 602 377-8972

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


Here is a pic of GR CH Love That Red White and Blue CM winning Best in Misc. under judge Ms Louise Dorr who is from Queensland!
This AKC show was held in Muncie Indiana on 8/17 & 8/18. 'Merlie' also won BIM the next day under judge David Alexander


 Gr Ch Timeless Trilogy CM CGC
Owner/breeder/handler: Karen Keller


Gr Ch Timeless Trilogy CM CGC
Owner/breeder/handler: Karen Keller


KCUSA Show Claremont Ca Sept. 7th

Abingtons Da Vinci "Leo"
Won 4 out of 6 Best of Breeds, 4 Group 1, 2 Best in Shows and 2 Reserve Best in Shows.
LEO is out of Masca CH Teacup Treasures Princess Kate of Abington
and GCH MercyMe Dressed for Success

Patti Cutler



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

Tuesday Talk!   

Send updates to 


Mid America will be supporting another MASCUSA AKC Herding Trial in November!

CENMAS is holding a Specialty in December at Eukanuba!

and SEMASC a new club forming!


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 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
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

Official MAS Facebook Page 

Please join us on the new MASCUSA Official Facebook Page, where you will find news, upcoming events and all the happenings surrounding the Miniature American Shepherd and MASCUSA !





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.



The Miniature American Shepherd has been accepted into CDHPR (UKC!!)

The Miniature American Shepherd has been accepted into the Canine Developmental Health and Performance Registry (CDHPR) with UKC. This is the first step in seeking full recognition with UKC! In order to receive full recognition, our breed will need to show growth and have litters registered with CDHPR. There is not a time frame on when we will receive full recognition, but I am hoping that we can show them what a strong breed we are as we move forward!

At this time, we are to begin registering our dogs with them. I will be submitting the initial electronic database as well as a written one to CDHPR. This is your chance to get your dogs registered at an affordable price!! Cost is $5.00 per dog being registered with the initial database. After that time, you will submit all applications to CDHPR directly and the fee will be $35 per dog.

This is what you will need to include and send to me:

1. A Single Registration Application

(Please note on the application, that 3 photographs of your dog are required)

2. Copy of your dog's AKC Miniature American Shepherd Registration papers

3. A 3 generation pedigree with registration numbers (the one used to register your dog with AKC, or a copy of your AKC pedigree)

4. Include all owner's and co-owner's information up to 4. This includes addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses if possible.

5. If your dog is DNA'd with AKC, you can submit that information as well. There is a $10 additional fee and form to fill out.

Please make checks out to CDHPR. I am aiming to submit the database by the end of September. I am requesting all applications be submitted to me no later than September 15th.

Mail your complete packet with check made out to CDHPR to:

Deanna Mooney

2202 N. 201st Ave.

Buckeye, AZ 85396

Once the initial database is completely registered any offspring resulting from the mating of 2 CDHPR registered MAS's may be litter registered. During the time we are in CDHPR, please be aware, they do require both the sire and dam to be DNA profiled. The DNA process takes 4-6 weeks, so you may want to take that into consideration before preparing to register a litter.

CDHPR does allow for the registration of deceased dogs as well, so the pedigrees can be more complete for future generations.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at

Thank you,

Deanna Mooney


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 September! 


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. Kirsti-Lee Kingwill

    2. Christine Garcia

    3. Heather Mabrey

    4. Esther Shrader

    5. Thorsten Wunsch

    6. Linda Cay

    7. Jeffrey Mangrich

    8. Lisa Mangrich

    9. Jill Maher

    10. Shelley Geyer

    11. Lisa Nathan

    12. Darlene Deanie Morris

    13. Marcella Buchanan

    14. Bob Hancock

    15. Pam Jacobs

    16. Tiffany Wilson

    17. Linda Hunt

                     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

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



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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
Disc Dog Brags!
CENMAS is hosting a Specialty at Eukanuba
Meet The Breed in Orlando
Copies of AKC Papers
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
SAR Adventure
Meet The Breed Needs Volunteers!
Catalog Ads Due May 31st
FOR YOUR INFORMATION - Limited Registration
Win & Brags Photos
Affiliate News
Comix By Coleen
Official MASCUSA FB Page
Disciplinary Actions
UKC $5 special ends soon!
AKC Superindendents
Working Aussie Source
AKC Herding Trials
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for September
Advertising in the Tuesday Talk
Send in your ads for September!
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 Editor

Contact the Registrar