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November 26, 2013  



Meet The Breed!

 Piedmont Kennel Club Dog Appreciation Day

and Meet the Breeds in Charlotte, NC

This is the first educational event sponsored by the SouthEastern Miniature American Shepherd Club. Our members are primarily from NC, SC, GA & FL with a couple generous supporters outside of the area. The members that worked this event are from left to right: Mimi Cullinan, Kathy Batchelor, Lisa Grose and Shirley Shannon.
The club is grateful for all their assistance.



Thank you ladies for representing the breed!! 


2013 Goodwill Ambassador Award!


The award has been finished and delivered, thank you Mid America affiliate club for sponsoring this annual award, along with the runner up awards!

Below is the story that earned the first place plaque carved by Jaque McHenry from RunAmok Pyrography.


Entry is Teacup Treasures Selene & Teacup Treasure Lexi . They belong to a special needs family, both the son and daughter are handicapped. The daughter has some type of progressive hearing loss in advanced stages along with some other medical problems and I believe the son has downs syndrome. Here are a couple of stories the daughter shared with me.

Selene became a member of our family 2 years ago we bought her from Kim Gardner cause we wanted a dog that could be a Service Guild Dog while taking Selene to your training class my younger brother Kenny and I were walking a cross the street a truck was coming but both Kenny and I are hard of hearing so we did not hear the truck so thanks to Selene she let us know that a truck was coming and we were not hit. Selene saved Kenny's and my life that day she is a hero. Yes having a service dog has been a God send, that is why we bought Lexi from Kim Gardner as well. Now we have two Service Guild Dogs that are doing such wonderful work each and everyday.


One night after a very long day my family and I were sleeping, during the middle of the night our smoked director went off. No one in my family heard them however, our girls Selene and her little sister Lexi did so they went right to work with barking. Lexi ran into my mom's room to get her up, then she went to get Kenny while Selene came into my room, jumped on my bed and saved my life from getting me out of the house on time. Both of our Service Guild Dogs work 24/7 inside and outside of the home, they are best cause they are always there for us. We thank God everyday cause both girls saved my family that night.


Selene is going to be in Love Paw Video with some other service dogs here and we are just so happy for her cause she has worked so hard. We start taping Feb 2, 2013 by the bay over here Selene and my part are only 2 mins but still let everyone know that service dogs are needed. We hope that this will be one of many videos to do cause the word need to get out more.

God Bless

Amber Lucas

A new Canine Good Citizen Title!
This is my miniature American Shepherd Cooper
receiving his CGC TITLE - Carol Brown
A New Obedience Title!!
 Painted Meadow Red Hot Vegas CM CGC IT
Vegas earns her Beginners Novice A Obedience Title
under judge Kenneth Kincaid Sunday November 16th, 2013
in Champaign-Urbana, IL.
Saturday...Judge Robert Janek score 192
Sunday...Judge Kenneth Kencaid score 191 and third place each day
Thank you!!
Kathy Agan

 A Wonderful Rally Brag!


At the Lake Eustis, Fl. Show, "Compact Classic Magnolia Blossom" aka Maggie, was High Combined Rally Dog of the show. Maggie has earned her BN, RE, CGC and is working towards her RAE.

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


  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



she is now 9 months and just as gorgeous.


Thank you,

Pauline Troxell-Stannard



MASCUSA Facebook Page!

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

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
 Gardner 2013  


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



Away To Me Jet Blue
Wins First Prize in his class. Moves on taking Best of Breed. Tops it all
off taking Best In Miscellaneous.
AKC Greely, Colorado. October, 27th 2013.

Way to go Jet. . . You're my man !!!

Breeder/Owner/Handler: Shana Witbeck.
Sire: Compact Classic Maximum Impact.
Dam: Ruff House Miss Maggie May.
   Gardner bus card
Check out Life's Abundance Breeder Program
KIM GARDNER 602 377-8972

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:



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

Tuesday Talk!   Send updates to 




If you are a Mid America Affiliate member please check out the Mid America website and make sure all your 2013 titles/legs are listed, also check your Lifetime Achievement Awards page. I believe we are updated thru this past weekend but don't want to miss anyone!!


Mindy and Gloria

Not dog related but worth the smile!  

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
Meet The Breed in NC
2013 Goodwill Ambassador Award
CGC Title Brag!
Obedience Title Brag!
Rally Title Brag!
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
MASCUSA Facebook Page
Comix By Coleen
Send Win Photos
AKC Superindendents
Affiliate News
Mid America send in your Titles
A Thanksgiving Funny
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



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