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October 22, 2013  

Saturday October 19th we had a great day participating in a MEET THE BREEDS at the Hartford,CT
Convention Center. The day was sponsored by a group of CT Kennel Clubs.
There was a lot of interest in the Minis and we spoke to many people about our wonderful breed.
Pictured left to right are: Sue Fontaine with St. John, Pat Kovacs with Barkley, Ellen Friedman-Smith with
Pippin and Lisa Grahn with Ellen's 11 week old puppy Fin. A fun time was had by all!


AKC Tidbits & News

62 New AKC titles earned in September!


Dog TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritApplewood's Song Of Liberty CM
Certificate of MeritCoal Dust Love That Lady In Red CM
Certificate of MeritPassions Gottabe Darkfever Jerico CM
Certificate of MeritWindance's Wick'D Witch Of Th'West CM
Companion DogAraqua True Colors CD RA AX MXJ
Beginner NoviceRaindancer's Magic Of Macy BN RN CGC
Beginner NoviceTimeless Jewel BN RA CGC
Beginner NoviceWiggle Dinks BN
Rally NoviceCJ Itsallaboutme RN
Rally NoviceJet RN
Rally NoviceKarma's Sophisticated Lady RN
Rally NoviceRiley's Little Molly Girl RN
Rally NoviceTimeless Uptown Girl RN CGC
Rally NoviceWiggle Dinks BN RN
Rally AdvancedAraqua True Colors CD RA AX MXJ
Rally AdvancedTimeless Laughing Out Loud BN RA NAP NJP CGC
Herding Tested Maeve HT CGC
Herding Started Course A SheepRavenrock's Harmony 501 Denim Blues HSAs
Novice AgilityHeartlands Wallace Icy Overpass NA NAJ CGC
Novice AgilityLeelo NA
Novice AgilityMooncreeks I Wear The Pants NA
Novice AgilityRose Acres I Can Fly NA
Novice Agility PreferredTimeless Pandamonium NAP NJP
Open AgilityGreat Companions Miss Gabriella Rager OA OAJ CGC
Agility ExcellentBarnestormer's Blaze Of Glory AX MXJ NF
Agility ExcellentTimeless Spirit In The Sky AX OAJ
Master Agility ExcellentAraqua True Colors CD RA MX MXJ
Master Agility ExcellentBrown's Torque'em Up RN MX AXJ NF CA CGC
Master Agility ExcellentSchultz's Macy MX MXJ
Master Agility ExcellentSweet Baby Jazzy MX AXJ NF
Master Agility Excellent PreferredMACH10 Schiml's Denim Blue Dylin MXG3 MJG3 MXP MJP OF
Novice Agility JumperBlitzen's Wink NAJ
Novice Agility JumperHeartlands Wallace Icy Overpass NA NAJ CGC
Novice Agility JumperMooncreeks I Wear The Pants NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperPepper NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperRaindancers Litl Baby Smart Bart NAJ
Novice Agility JumperRaindancers Litl Boy Bonner NAJ
Novice Agility JumperSheza Mega Pixel NAJ
Novice Agility JumperSun-Up Star Spangled CDX RE NAJ CGC
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredTimeless Pandamonium NJP
Open Agility JumperTimeless Spirit In The Sky AX OAJ
Excellent Agility JumperMakana's Ob-La-Di Desmond OA AXJ OF
Excellent Agility JumperTimeless Highly Ambitious Harper NA AXJ NF
Excellent Agility JumperWigglebutt Bling OA AXJ OF
Excellent Agility Jumper PreferredBolo Tschiember NAP AJP
Master Excellent JumperDingy AX MXJ OF T2B
Master Excellent JumperMills' Tee Rex AX MXJ
Master Bronze JumperDoc's Little Red Masurati MX MXJ MJB XF T2B
Master Century JumperMACH3 Hope MXG MJC XF
Master Century Jumper 2MACH7 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXG2 MJC2 MXF
Master Excellent Jumper PreferredMACH10 Schiml's Denim Blue Dylin MXG3 MJG3 MJP OF
Agility FAST NoviceAraqua True Colors CD RA MX MXJ NF
Agility FAST OpenDingy AX AXJ OF
Agility FAST ExcellentDingy AX MXJ XF T2B
Time 2 BeatDingy AX AXJ OF T2B
Canine Good Citizen3M's Buck and Rose's Sham CGC
Canine Good CitizenKaiden's Blue Blaize CGC
Canine Good CitizenTimeless Jewel CGC
Canine Good CitizenTimeless Laughing Out Loud RN CGC
Canine Good CitizenTimeless Uptown Girl CGC
Canine Good CitizenTriple R's Dances On All 4 Of Kalani CGC
Canine Good CitizenWildhorse Crystal Blue CGC


 Halloween Photos!  

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Aaarrrrrgggghhh, Matey! One of our puppies, Herd About Jon, is a pirate at heart.
Lani Morris

The Miniature American Shepherd is

making quite an impression at the herding trials and in the herding community!


Timeless He's So Fine, Mickey earned his PT title this weekend.
AKC Herding - Pre Trial Tested
Mattie got a 2nd and 3rd in Started ducks and her title.
Also got 1 more qualified run in Advanced Sheep
  Submitted by Marla VanWilligan



Timeless Hot Tamale "Spice" at her first herding intro to ducks. She amazed me, and the tester!! She took to ducks right away!! Spice is just 4 months old, I think I see herding in her future!! And for even more fun here is a video of her second encounter with ducks!

submitted by Donna

Two very nice herding prospects at the herding clinic

in Broken Arrow, OK this weekend! 


Morning Star's Crystal Blue Persuasion, "Colin",

at his first introduction to herding at a clinic held at Mindy Stevenson's near Tulsa, OK. At just 6 months, Colin did everything that was asked of him, and then some. He is by Prodigy's Some Days Are Diamonds from Lyndsi Guillien, out of Dreamlands Morgan On The Run

from Debra Shambaugh- Kayvonne Primm

Velvet, also owned by Kayvonne did a spectacular job for her first outting on stock! 

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The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


Kilnhurst Kalani

Pet name Micah. She's a wonderful agile Mini American Shepherd who loves agility, obedience,

clicker training and sheepdog training.

She's the most wonderful dog you can imagine.
Nicole Hume


  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

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Here is an amazing agility video, that I think you will really enjoy! Sent to me this week by one of our members. Videos are a blast and I sure wish folks would send in more of them! 

This one was sent in by Chip Gerfen


(Timeless) Trudi was amazing. Second place 16" dog was five seconds behind her. :-)
She continues to be more and more amazing!


Devin Riley and his MAS Zeus of Olympus at Minnesota State 4-H Dog show.

Reserve Champion Showmanship, Reserve Champion Pre Novice Rally and blue in obedience. All at the age of 10 months.


That is Minimilers Color Country Miss Daisy Mae at 10 months is SC
Gonna miss the summertime weather!!
A Weekly Article!

Author Judy Nordmeyer


Stay tuned for a new article next week!


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


APPLEWOOD'S SONG OF LIBERTY achieved the final points for her CM at the Kanadasaga Kennel Club show in Romulus, NY on Sept 27,2013 under judge Robert D. Ennis. "Libby" was Best of Breed and Best Miscellaneous in Show. She was bred and is handled by her owner Ellen Friedman-Smith. During the Finger Lakes Classic of four shows she also took Best of Breed and Best Miscellaneous in Show under judges Dr. Clyde E. Shaw and Linda Millman. Libby has now retired to the whelping box to await her first litter next week sired by DYNASTY'S INSTANT REPLAY CM "REF"
APPLEWOOD'S CHASING BLUE SKIES is shown winning Best of Breed and Best Miscellaneous in Show at the Elmira Kennel Club in Romulus NY on Sept. 29,2013 under judge Peggy Beisel Mcllwaine. "Peanut" was bred by Ellen Friedman-Smith and is co-owned with her daughter and grandson Rebecca and Charles VanVorst. He was shown by Ellen's husband Charles R. Smith.
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?

The Board is extending the deadline for submissions of proposals for Nationals to November 1, 2013.

The goal would be to have our Nationals along with a cluster already established and name one of the AKC MISC shows, our Nationals.

There would be a hope to have special attraction classes as well during this cluster for our dogs.

The Nationals proposals should have a herding trial, agility trial as well as obedience and rally trials so that we can show off the versatility of our great dogs.

So, 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 at

The board will consider all requests. Proposals need to be to the board no later than November 1st for consideration.

Thank you,
Karen Keller
President of MASCUSA
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Mid America will be supporting another MASCUSA AKC Herding Trial in November!

Entries now Open! See the premium at

Join us at Latigo Farm for this trial in Broken Arrow, OK

CENMAS is holding a Specialty in December at Eukanuba!

and SEMASC is a forming a new club!

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!!


 sheep gif 


Welcome New Members for October! 


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. Jenny Pettersson

  2. Karin Pettersson

  3. Sabrina Schoetschel

  4. Kristy Bowen

  5. Madison Bowen

  6. Cindy Burden

  7. Sharon Wheeler

  8. Jenny Zink

  9. Manuela Haydn

                     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


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.

Get to thinking about it!
Board Elections next year.
If you want to serve get involved.

Karen Keller
President of MASCUSA
In This Issue
Meet The Breed in CT
AKC Tidbits & News - 62 New AKC Titles in September
Halloween Photos
MAS in the herding community
Herding Brags
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
MASCUSA Facebook Page
Agility Brag!
Junior Brag!
Send Win Photos
2014 Nationals Call
Comix By Coleen
Affiliate News
Working Aussie Source
AKC Herding Trials
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for October
K9 College Cruise
MASCUSA Cafepress Makeover
AKC Show Links
Send Your Photos


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



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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

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