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February 11, 2014 

 From the Mid America Miniature American Shepherd Club

an affliate of MASCUSA
Designed by Gloria Cross

 Gardner 2013  



Timeless Trudi MX MXB MXJ MJB MXF


Trudy was 2nd place in the16 inch Standard run at the

Masters Agility Championship

1st Miniature American Shepherd to participate at a
Westminster Kennel Club Event
She placed in front of 3 Australian Shepherds and
4 other border collies.

Timeless Trudi MX MXB MXJ MJB MXF

Sire: Blueskies Wham Bam ThankYou Mam
Dam: Ch Blue Crush with Stockholder
Breeder: Karen Keller

Owner: Chip Gerfen


 Trudi's Standard Run at Westminster


 Gotta Be's Doin' the Hustle is M.A.D.!!!!!
Happy Dog Trial in Moorpark, Ca. Feb 2nd, 2014

 "Hustle" after earning her Masters Agility Title Sunday, February 2, 2014. Hustle is owned and loved by Kathy Sado and bred by Gottabe Kennels.

 Best regards,

Lori McClelland

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

Juniors and Agility!

Jumping Chollas Agility Club holds an annual Junior Handler Only NADAC trial, this being the 7th year we've done it. We try to give all our Juniors who are training a chance to participate, and many of us will "loan" our trained dogs, especially if the Junior's own dog isn't old enough or experienced enough to compete.

This year I ended up with three generations of my dogs partnering with a Junior Handler, which I think was pretty cool!      Submitted by Becky Gilbert


From left to right are Taylor (Picasso's Sweet Baby James, Gr. CH. Taycin's Radient Red Rogue X CH. Picasso's Suni Rose NA NAJ), Rosie (CH. Picasso's Suni Rose NA NAJ, Patchwork's Eye of the Tiger X Patchwork's Twilight Masquerade) and Twila (Patchwork's Twilight Masquerade, CH. Patchwork's Gabriel Blow Your Horn X CH. Patchwork's Simply Irresistable).



  Here are all the Minis that were a part of the JH show. Besides my own three, the dog second from the left is Patchwork's Sun Kist at Picasso (Sunny), and the red Merle on the far left is Firehouse Lexus of Desert Sun (Lexy).

Our breed did itself proud!


The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


   3M's Buck And Rose's Sham

  Better known as Shammie or Sham. Lives in Colorado.

From Sandi Vanni

  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 



Photo of Shammie jumping over broad jump, photo was taken at a recent AKC show, she got a Q in her jumpers class!


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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 CM8

winning Best in Misc. in Indianapolis, Indiana on 2/9/14
under judge Mr. Dana Cline.
'Merlie' won Best of Breed all 3 days at the Indy Circuit.
Breeder/owner/handler/chauffer-Jeanie McAdams, Denton, Texas

  Ch Abingtons Da Vinci "Leo"

Wins 3/3 BOB and BIM AKC AZ

Breeder/Owner/Handler Patti Cutler



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:


CAFEPRESS Winter Specials!

Just listed some really warm items on sale at our MASCUSA Cafepress Store!

Look for the tab that says Winter Specials.

We also listed several new products displaying our Logo design.

Check them out, when you have a moment!

Click on the new products link on the storefront

Happy Shopping!

        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 be considered in one of Coleens designs!  She said, I don't want peoples' perfect pics, just the accidental ones :-)
 Send to

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!

 Herding and Conformation!!!
April 26th and 27th
2 AKC Herding Trials and 2 Open Shows   
Broken Arrow, OK
Mid America will be hosting these events for MASCUSA
See the herding premium at or



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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Your Breed Standard Evaluation and Education Committee needs your help.
Please take a moment to go back and look up the judges that you have shown MAS under. We are trying to gather a list of judges that have actually had "hands-on" experience with our breed. We would greatly appreciate the judge's name, date and location of the show. Please email your information to
Transfer fees will double if transfers are submitted more than 2 months past the transfer date effective for transfers postmarked after 3/5/14.


The Health Tested Emblem will no longer be provided for any registration transaction. It is recommended that breeders register their health data through the CHIC Program or provide copies of health test documents to new owners effective immediately.

Welcome New Members for February! 


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. Shyann Haddock-Seng

  2. Beth Whitman-Pitzer

  3. Dieter Sundermeier, Ontario

  4. Carla Bowler-Sundermeier, Ontario

  5. Erica Beattie, PA

  6. Lisa Bouffard, TX

  7. Davis Wall, TX

  8. Denise Covington, SC

  9. Georgia Bell Hull, CA

  10. Stephen Anthony Hull, CA

  11. Gina Leone, ME

  12. Eileen McGough, NY

  13. Doug Nickel, SD

  14. Janice L. Turner, TX

                     ATTENTION PHOTOS NEEDED!

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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

In This Issue
Timeless Trudi at Westminster in Agility
Agility Brags!
Juniors and Agility
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
Win Photos & Brags
AKC Superindendents
Cafepress Winter Specials
Comix By Coleen
Working Aussie Source
Herding and Conformation in April
AKC Herding Trials
Breed Standard Committee needs your helps!
Transfers must be sent by 60 days
Welcome New Members for February
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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 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