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November 19, 2013  

Photo by Denise Albright  

54 AKC Titles Earned in October!!! 


Dog TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritProdigys She Wore Blue Velvet CM
Companion DogFhf Emma Dilemma Peterson CD
Companion DogGottabes Mardigras Masquerade CD
Companion DogSandy Creek Wanna'Be Like Me CD BN
Utility Dog Excellent 4Pocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX4 OM1 AX AXJ
Rally NoviceKaiden's Blue Blaize RN CGC
Rally AdvancedHigh Valley Sasparilla RA
Rally AdvancedOso Awesome RA
Rally ExcellentZakrzewski's Riley RE THD
Herding Tested Timeless He's So Fine HT
Pre-Trial TestedDynasty's Dark Knight PT CGC
Pre-Trial TestedMaeve PT CGC
Herding Started Course A DucksTimeless Mattie Ross HSAds HSBs HIAs HIBs HXAs
Novice AgilityOliver Krug NA
Novice AgilityRockin Miss Dakota NA NAJ
Novice AgilitySouthen Star Holly Hi-Socks NA NAJ
Novice AgilitySun-Up Star Spangled CDX RE NA NAJ CGC
Novice AgilityTimeless Luz De Luna NA NAJ
Open AgilityTimeless Highly Ambitious Harper OA AXJ NF
Open AgilityVictory Lanes City Of Syn OA OAJ
Agility ExcellentDwelly's Outlaw RE AX AXJ OF
Agility ExcellentMakana's Ob-La-Di Desmond AX AXJ OF
Master Silver Agility 2MACH6 Alias' Call Of Freelancer MXS2 MJG2 XF
Master Century Agility 2MACH7 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXC2 MJC2 MXF
Novice Agility JumperLeelo NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperOliver Krug NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperRockin Miss Dakota NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperRose Acres I Can Fly NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperSouthen Star Holly Hi-Socks NAJ
Open Agility JumperKlees's Toby OA OAJ
Open Agility JumperMocha NA OAJ
Open Agility JumperMooncreeks I Wear The Pants NA OAJ
Open Agility JumperTimeless Luz De Luna NA OAJ
Excellent Agility Jumper PreferredTimeless Rock My World OA OAJ AJP NF
Master Excellent JumperViolet AX MXJ OF
Master Bronze JumperAraqua True Colors CD RA MX MXJ MJB NF
Master Bronze JumperGottabe's Doin' The Hustle MX MXJ MJB T2B
Master Bronze JumperTimeless Trudi MX MXJ MJB MXF
Master Silver JumperMACH Coat Tails Missy MXB MJS OF T2B
Master Gold Jumper 2MACH6 Alias' Call Of Freelancer MXS2 MJG2 XF
Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 2MACH10 Schiml's Denim Blue Dylin MXG3 MJG3 MXP MJP2 OF
Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 3Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP2 MJP3 MJPB NFP
Agility FAST NoviceGreat Companions Miss Gabriella Rager OA OAJ NF CGC
Agility FAST NovicePatchworks Midlife Crisis Whata Trip NF
Agility FAST Novice PreferredLuna Lu Sevcik NFP
Agility FAST OpenBarnestormer's Blaze Of Glory AX MXJ OF
Agility FAST OpenDwelly's Outlaw RE AX AXJ OF
Master Agility ChampionMACH Coat Tails Missy MXB MJS OF T2B
Master Agility Champion 6MACH6 Alias' Call Of Freelancer MXS2 MJG2 XF
Canine Good CitizenDesert Sun's Star CGC
Canine Good CitizenGordonview Diamond Rio OA OAJ NAP NJP CGC
Canine Good CitizenJohnnie Milkshake Morningstar CGC
Canine Good CitizenMiss Marbles Roberts CGC
Canine Good CitizenMy Dream's Danny Boy CGC


Herding Brag!


Team Cooper's Mini Americans did quite well last weekend at the ABHA and AKC Herding Trials held at Mindy Stevenson's of Latigo Farms  The AKC Trial was sponsored by MASCUSA and Mid America. Cooper's Bailey Gal (Bailey) earned her 1st ABHA Junior Herding Dog leg and AKC PT leg. Flagtree's Piece of Cake (Cupcake) made her debut in the show world by earning her 1st leg of her Instinct Tested title. Flagtree's Dynamite (Mia) herded her way to her 1st leg of the ABHA Junior Herding Dog title. Mia also participated in Started for the first time - there were moments of brillience and moments where she needed a more knowledgable handler (And I know that, because the judge was kind enough to tell me!) Dogs sitting with handler Karen Cooper and Judge Linda Holloway. My big Aussie, not pictured, also earned his first instinct leg. 

Karen Bailey Cooper


We've extended the sending your photos in until NOV 22nd.        None will be accepted after that!!
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 22th.
I look forward to seeing everyone there.
Ellen Friedman-Smith (
MASCUSA AKC Herding Trial
November 17, 2013
Mid America hosted a nice sized trial with competitors from 4 different states!
Two of the competitors were AKC herding judges who commented that the event was a 5 gold star event. So glad they were pleased with the trial! When the photos arrive we will send a report to the AKC event committee and hope they will use a few on the AKC website. Karen Cooper brought three very nice Mini Americans to the trial and they did a good job representing the breed!  The trial included several breeds, Border Collies, German Shepherds, Boxer, Smooth and Rough Collie, Shetland Sheepdogs, Pembroke Welch Corgis, and Australian Shepherds. Total number of entries was 28.  Along with ribbons, we were able to give all passing Q's for Instinct, Pre Trial and Herding Test a herding themed refrigerator magnet, and/or folding water bowls . The A Course trial competitors who won their class received handmade Goat Soap. High in Trial and reserve High In Trial received a beautiful engraved  pen and pencil set from Hodges
High In Trial went to AKC Herding Judge, Susan Abrams, with her Border Collie.
  Thank you MASCUSA and Mid America for supporting and hosting this trial! 

Mia with Karen Cooper at the Herding Trial 


The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


Here is a cute head shot of my pup Silvermist's Rise and Shine

at his first conformation trial.

He is 7 months old!

Joan Koskiniemi 


  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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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


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



Dynasty's Triple Crown   

We are very pleased to announce that our home grown boy Dynasty's Triple Crown "Remi" completed his points this weekend to earn his CM in Ocala, Florida. He was the BOB winner all weekend and MISC BIS on Friday. Remi is our first offspring from the cross of the two original mini's that started our breeding program over ten years ago. Remi is a son of Dynasty's Instant Replay, CM, CGC "Ref" and Dynasty's Kyra's Gotta Wigglebutt, CGC, Kyra. We are very proud of Remi who is doing a great job of following in his sire's pawprints and it is wonderful to see that Ref is out producing himself in his pups.

Kim Johnson

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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:

Gardner 2013  

 Crunchy Sweet Potatoe Dog Treats

from AKC e-news!


We all know how dangerous chocolate is for dogs - but there is no reason they should miss out on sweet treats during the holidays. Clementine is just one of the dogs that spends her day at our AKC Reunite office... and this is her favorite treat!

* 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
* 2 cups quick oats
* cup black strap molasses (optional)

Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon mixture into quarter sized dollops and place in food dehydrator for 8-10 hours or until crunchy.

NOTE: If you do not have a food dehydrator you can make these in your oven. Place a cookie rack on a cookie sheet and place the dollops onto the rack. The rack will allow the air to circulate around the treats. Cook the treats at the lowest temperature possible with the oven door cracked open. The lowest temperature of ovens range from 140 to 175 degrees. Do not exceed 175 degrees. Use your oven's fan, if it has one to help keep the air flowing. Cooking time should take 4-5 hours - never leave your oven unattended. 


Here is Shirley Shannon's Emma and our Sterling taken from this past show in concord NC
John & Dory Erickson


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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 November! 


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. Christine Streubel

  2. Thomas Eichner

  3. Pat Edwards-Brown

  4. Cyndy Strickland

  5. Sara Beth Strickland

  6. Heather A. Fiero

  7. Heather Kessler

  8. Kathy Manuel

  9. Bobbetta Fincher

  10. Randy Fincher

  11. Barbara Beutler

  12. Tracey Chapman

  13. Inge Young

  14. Polly N. Barney

                     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
54 AKC Titles Earned in October
Herding Brag!
Photos for Eukanuba EXTENDED till Nov 22!
Herding Trial Report
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
MASCUSA Facebook Page
Comix By Coleen
Send Win Photos
AKC Superindendents
Sweet Potato Treats
Affiliate News
Working Aussie Source
AKC Herding Trials
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for November
K9 College Cruise
Board elections next year
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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