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September 24, 2013  


AKC Tidbits & News!


38 AKC Titles Earned in August 2013


Dog Title
Dog Name
Certificate of MeritLinderland N Triple R's Black Ice CM
Certificate of MeritLinderlands Mar-A-Lago Admiral CM
Rally NoviceSnake Rivers Stir It Up With Chandrea RN CGC
Rally AdvancedSandy Creek The Adventure Begins BN RA
Rally ExcellentDwelly's Outlaw RE OA AXJ NF
Novice AgilityAlstar Blitzen's Smokin Allie NA NAJ NF
Novice AgilityBlitzen's Steele Blue Blaze NA NF
Novice AgilityCarolina Bleu Rev N 2 Go NA NAJ
Novice AgilityTimberline Hollyhock Of Wiggle Rump Ranch NA
Novice AgilityTreo NA NAJ
Open AgilityAlstar Blitzen's Smokin Allie OA OAJ OF
Open AgilityTimeless Rock My World OA OAJ NF
Agility ExcellentCoat Tails Lariat UD RAE AX AXJ
Agility ExcellentCruis'N Tonka AX AXJ OF
Agility ExcellentPocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX3 OM1 AX AXJ
Master Agility ExcellentSunflower Ozzi MX MXJ XF
Master Gold AgilityWhite Snow's Salt N' Pepper RA MX MXG MXJ MJB NF
Master Bronze Agility 2MACH3 Wiseachers Sheila MXB2 MJS2 OF T2B
Master Agility Excellent Preferred 2Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP2 MJP2 MJPB NFP
Novice Agility JumperMcfinley's Someone To Watch Over Me NAJ CGC
Novice Agility JumperTreo NA NAJ
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredTimeless Laughing Out Loud BN RN NAP NJP
Open Agility JumperAlstar Blitzen's Smokin Allie OA OAJ OF
Open Agility JumperHenry-Beauchamp's Whirlpool NA OAJ
Master Bronze Jumper PreferredBoot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP MJP2 MJPB NFP
Agility FAST NoviceBlitzen's Steele Blue Blaze NA NF
Agility FAST NoviceDesert Sun's Pull That Trigger RN OA NAJ NF
Agility FAST NoviceMac Lee NA NF
Agility FAST NoviceTimeless Highly Ambitious Harper NA OAJ NF
Agility FAST OpenAlstar Blitzen's Smokin Allie OA OAJ OF
Agility FAST OpenFlagtree's Simply Spicy BN RN NA NAJ OF
Triple Q ExcellentDuncan
Master Agility ChampionMACH Philipp's Apache Sunrise PT MXB MJG MXF T2B
Master Agility Champion 4MACH4 Wiseachers Sheila MXB2 MJS2 OF T2B
Canine Good CitizenInnovative's T. Sizzle CGC
Canine Good CitizenMinisodas Fizzy Lizzy Of Chappell Hill CGC
Canine Good CitizenMinisodas Ruby Splash CGC
Therapy DogWalkabout Shiloh At Elray THD





  New CM Title Holders!

Linderland N Triple R's Black Ice,

and Linderland Mar-A-Lago Admiral ( Co-Owned ) With Judy Linder.
Both have received their CM, as well as their CGC.
Thank you Judy Linder of Linderland Aussies for
Blessing me with these to boys, Mary Rutkowski


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!


Sponsorship for Eukanuba Open Specialty Classes! 

We have everything lined up for a great show at Eukanuba. It is time to sponsor classes! Please claim whatever class (classes) you would like to sponsor ASAP. We only have 2-3 weeks to get the list of sponsors to the show secretary ( MBF) for listing in the catalogue.

Non regular: all $25/each


Head Type Dog

Head Type Bitch

Stud Dog

Brood Bitch

Regular Classes: $25.00 each except BOB and BOS $35.00/each

6-9 months

9-12 months

12-18 months

Open Tri color

Open Merle color

Winners Dog

Winners Bitch

Best of Opposite Sex

Best of Breed - Dynasty Minis

Please email me: with your request and I will put it on the list and have Mindy put it on Tues. Talk.

Make check out to CenMas and send to : CenMas Secretary : Alice Kenyon 4330 Harper Rd Mason Mich. 48854


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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!

Champion Chandrea's Bluegrass Jamboree of Heartland bred by Cheryl Hass and owned by Lynn Gray and Karen Oldfather 


  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

A Weekly Article!

Author Judy Nordmeyer


Question: I am needing an easy way to keep records on litters.

Does the AKC have a book that I can purchase for record keeping

on my dog and litters?

Answer: Yes, the AKC offers a record book. Go to the link below

to order.


Dog Record Book - Anyone who uses AKC registration services
is required to keep proper records. The official AKC Dog Record
makes this easy for breeders with pages for 20 dogs and
16 litters. For distributors and pet store retailers, the Dealer's
Record Book
has pages for 100 litters. A copy of AKC Regulations
for Recordkeeping
is included in the front of each book.
Cost is $10.

From this link, look under "Products" on the left side of the page.
Scroll down until you see: Rules - References - Resources
Then once on that page select: Dog Record Book

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


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



GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM shown winning Best in Misc. at the Bluegrass Cluster over Labor Day. Judge is Mr. Randy Garren. 'Merlie' won BIM the next day

Jeanie McAdams




 Timeless Dayzee earned

Her NW2 Title with NACSW.

She also got second place overall,

First place in Exterior search,

And Third place in Container search.

She is such an awesome girl!

Owned by Jeannie in Alaska, bred by Karen Keller


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

Tuesday Talk!   Send updates to 

Mid America Logo  

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

Entries now Open! See the premium at

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


Denzi Dog Sports Academy
Love this article from August 20th!
QUOTE from the author...."For a trainer who wants to use positive reinforcement techiques (R+), developing internal self control in exchange for access to motivators is absolutely essential, especially when the sport you are interested in allows the dog to be self reinforced even when they are uncooperative. Herding, field work and protection all come to mind - the dog works at a distance from the handler; normally off leash and close to the thing they want (decoy, birds or sheep). They can easily ignore the handler and still be gratified by whatever it is that they wanted. Use of artificial aids such as leashes or compulsive devices such as e-collars work great - when the dog is wearing them. I'm not interested in controlling her; I need her to control herself."  Click here for some great info and A VIDEO!!
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Check out Life's Abundance Breeder Program
KIM GARDNER 602 377-8972


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.



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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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 !



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


 Download the Advertising form by clicking here!


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.

In This Issue
AKC Tidbits & News - 38 New AKC Titles
Two New CM Titles
CENMAS is hosting a Specialty at Eukanuba
Sponsor a Specialty Class!
Meet The Breed in Orlando
Inspect Upon Arrival
Copies of AKC Papers
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
2014 Nationals Call
Send Win Photos
Nosework Title Earned
Affiliate News
Comix By Coleen
Impulse Control
UKC Deadline Extended
AKC Superindendents
Working Aussie Source
AKC Herding Trials
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Official MASCUSA FB Page
Welcome New Members for September
Advertising in the Tuesday Talk
K9 College Cruise
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