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October 29, 2013  

Morning Sun     
Morning Sunshine......
 Blue merle boy Alstars A Stormy Knight and black tri girl Swampy Creek Haf2Hav Indigo Blu 
Cindy Duggan


 Halloween Photos!  


 McStorm's Hey There Delilah and Lone Pine's Black Tie Affair "Tux" puppy 

Lisa Nathan

We are planning something very special for our Meet The Breed booth but we need YOUR help.If you are showing at either or all of the following shows: Our Mini American Specialty, The Open Show sponsored by the Cotons on Friday December 13th or The Eukanuba Championship on Sunday December 15th or any of the performance venues please send a head shot photo, either front or profile. The photo must be in full resolution. Include the registered name of your dog AND the call name.
Email to Linda DuBois at (
Photos must be sent by November 15th.
I look forward to seeing everyone there.
Ellen Friedman-Smith (


"Ahoy maties! Don't be lilly-livered - get your Halloween gear on!"

Passion's Gottabe Fly'n High, aka "Jett" in his Halloween costume. Jett is owned and loved by Kris Wolfram, Oregon.

Best regards, Lori McClellan


Photo by Denise Albright

Gardner 2013      


   Congrats to Kaiden!

Kaiden Snider and Blaize had a novice junior showmanship win and

got their RN title this weekend in Austin, Tx. !


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Entries close Monday Nov 4th for the MASCUSA

AKC Herding Test and Trial


One day of Herding Tests/Trial - Instinct, HT, PT, & Course A (3 Levels)

Sunday, November 17th, 2013 - AKC Event # 2013701910

Judge: Linda Holloway, AKC Judges # ZF501


Event Site: Latigo Farms, Melinda Stevenson

27560 E. 77th St S., Broken Arrow, OK 74014



Supported by Mid America Miniature American Shepherd Club (MAMASC) a MASCUSA Affiliate


Contact Mindy for information 

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

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


Windance's Simply Irresistible - Brooklyn
Owner Lori Langton


  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


MASCUSA Facebook Page!

Don't forget to "like" our new Facebook Page



Alstars Cover Girl


Connie and Alstar Aussies wants to congratulate Jan Sears and Alstars Cover Girl ( Brooke) on
Brookes newest title earned in Peoria, IL. on October 26, 2013. : ARCHX in CynoSport Rally . She finished with the scores of 210 in Level 1 and 200 in Level 2 .
She is now: ARCHX ARCH Alstars Cover Girl/Brooke CD-C, CDX-C, RL1 w/AoE, RL2 w/AoE, RL1X, RL2X, #15 ranking ARCH Level/APDT 2012, CGC
Jan has done a wonderful job training and showing her dogs. I couldn't be happier that she has chosen 2 Alstar dogs to go along with her other two titled dogs.


Miniature American Shepherds
Perfect picture for the name! :-)
Heartlands Wallace Icy Overpass, CGC, NA, NAJ on left and Aspen on right.
Carrie Sparks

Can Dogs Detect Cancer?

"In 2005, Dr. Deb was diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost 12% of women in the U.S. will receive such a diagnosis. But there was something special about Dr. Deb's case - how her cancer was detected.The Bonds of TrustWhen Twist - Dr. Deb's blue standard Poodle - started making moaning sounds each time she snuggled against her human's chest, the trained veterinarian knew something was wrong. Very wrong. Twist's strange behavior continued. She began to withdraw from her owner and have accidents in the house.It turned out that Twist wasn't sick. Dr. Deb was. 
 Click here for the entire story

Mid America is collecting funds for a member of MASCUSA, due to the tragic death of her husband. Lyndsi Guillien lost her husband Nick just a few weeks ago, they have two young sons and the members of Mid America have established a fund that will be sent to Lyndsi on November 8th.  You can contribute by sending a donation of any amount to the Mid America paypal account  . If you mark the box Gift when you are in the paypal section it won't take out any fees!
Please note it is for Lyndsi and you are welcome to write a note, we will be including the notes with the final donation amount.  For questions contact
THANK YOU for your help!!! Our goal is $1000


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



Southern Star Dot Com, BOB & BIM Oct 5th & 6th at the Greater Humble AKC Show.
Thanks to judges: Dr. Carol White-Moser & Sharol Way. Dottie is sired by Rimfire Ty and
dam is CH Linderlands Flyin High @ SSTAR. She is Bred By, Owned, Loved & Handled by Leslie Peckham
 Relaxing after a very successful weekend at the recent ICKC show in Canton, Texas!
GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM, 'Merlie' was ICKC Top Dog for the weekend! 'Merlie' won 3 Best in Shows and 3 Reserve Best in Shows! He also won Best in Show Bred by Exhibitor! (with breeder/owner/handler Jeanie McAdams)
Too Minis Love That American Icon, 'Oprah', won 3 Jr. Pup Best in Show and 3 Reserve Jr Best in Show! 'Oprah' is bred by Margo McKee & Jo Jo Lindstrom and is owned by Jeanie & Margo.
Abingtons Da Vinci wins 4/4 Best of Breed Puppy and
Bred By at the IABCA show in WA Oct. 19th, 20th
Leo also won Movement and 2nd place in Head Type Male
 at the Mini Specialty in WA Oct. 18th.
Thank you Judge Paul Chen
Breeder/Owner Patti Cutler
Handled by Patti Cutler and Karen Raduziner
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
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


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

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:



Patchworks Midlife Crisis Whata Trip (Trip)

Agility FAST Novice - completed 10/19/2013

Wendy Basehore



Submitted by Mary Riley


Herding Brag!

Proud of you Mattie and Marla


Mattie, owned by Marla VanWilligan, competed in a Ranch Course in an USBCHA trial. Finished 4th out of 9. Covered her sheep and finished the course. Trying to compete in different venues and fields. Proud of her that we found the sheep!

In case folks don't know, USBCHA trials are mainly made up of border collies and the initial outrun can consist of gathering sheep from such a distance that the dog can't even see them when they leave the handlers post!
Learn more here bout the USBCHA

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
Halloween Photos
Eukanuba Meet the Breed
Junior Brag!
Herding Trial Entries Close Monday
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
MASCUSA Facebook Page
Rally Brag!
Can Dogs Detect Cancer
Funds for a Member
Send Win Photos
2014 Nationals Call
Comix By Coleen
Affiliate News
Agility Brag!
Herding Brag!
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



It is receiving a makeover and new designs will be uploaded over the next few weeks! 


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 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