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March 04, 2014 


My brother better be dreaming about

The top puppy in the picture is a blue merle female and the bottom, sleeping puppy, is a blue merle male. 5 wks old out of My Dream's Talk of the Town (dam) and Alstar's Totally Maxed Out (sire)

 Sarah Seefeldt




MEMBERSHIP MEETING:  A membership meeting has been set for April 17, 2014.

The agenda and call-in information for this meeting will be sent out in March.



The MASCUSA Nominating Committee has chosen a slate of nominees to be presented to the membership in April. Additional nominations will be accepted from the membership. The requirements for running for an office or board position can be found in Artile IX, Section 9.1, of our club's bylaws which can be found at

 Please submit your nominations to Lisa Wilson at
 Nominations may also be made at the membership meeting set for April 17, 2014.


Lisa Wilson, Chairman, Nominating Committee

Ellen Friedman-Smith, MASCUSA Board Member and Member, Nominating Committee

Melinda Stevenson, MASCUSA Member




Leases - Effective April 1, 2014, NAMASCUSA leases of dogs received more than 4 months after the start date of the lease will incur an additional fee. Leases postmarked on or before March 31, 2014 will be processed under our current rules and will not incur this additional fee.

Current Forms and Fees - Please make sure that you are using the most current form and sending the current fees when submitting paperwork. Current forms can be found at and current fees at




Winsheets need to be completely filled out and submitted for all shows going forward, to include Specialties and Nationals unless otherwise published.


  42 New AKC Titles Earned In January!


Dog Title

Dog Name


Certificate of Merit

Abington's Da Vinci CM

Certificate of Merit 5

Timeless Trilogy CM5

Certificate of Merit 8

Love That American Red White And Blue CM8

Beginner Novice

Shelley BN RE

Rally Novice

Alstar Remy RN

Rally Novice

Patchwork's Graceland Charm RN

Rally Novice

Timeless Blue Copperfield RN

Tracking Dog

Ghost Creek Boomer TD

Herding Tested

Timeles Too Hot To Handle HT

Pre-Trial Tested

Mcfinley's 1/2 Pint Tankard Of Timeless CM RN PT CGC

Novice Agility

Bell's Lil Ruby NA OAJ OF CGC

Novice Agility

City Slicker Mocha NA

Novice Agility

Fhf Quinn NA

Novice Agility Preferred


Open Agility

Heartlands Wallace Icy Overpass OA NAJ CGC

Open Agility

Red Rocket OA NAJ

Open Agility

Rose Acres I Can Fly OA OAJ NF

Open Agility

Southen Star Holly Hi-Socks OA OAJ NF

Agility Excellent

Mooncreeks I Wear The Pants AX AXJ

Agility Excellent

Southern Star Off My Rocker AX AXJ

Agility Excellent Preferred

Timeless Rock My World OA OAJ AXP AJP NF

Master Bronze Agility

Schultz's Macy MX MXB MXJ MJB

Master Silver Agility

MACH Coat Tails Missy MXS MJS OF T2B

Novice Agility Jumper

The Surf Is Up At Timeless NA NAJ

Excellent Agility Jumper

Blue MTN Echo Doodle Lu AX AXJ

Excellent Agility Jumper

Mac's Little Blue Pan On Wiggle Patrol OA AXJ

Excellent Agility Jumper

Mooncreeks I Wear The Pants OA AXJ

Excellent Agility Jumper

Timeless Luz De Luna NA AXJ

Master Excellent Jumper

Timeless Black Ice RN PT AX MXJ

Master Gold Jumper

MACH If You Ain't First You're Last MXB MJG T2B

Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 2

MACH Darlin' Darby Winters MXB MJB MXP MJP2 MXF

Master Bronze Jumper Preferred

MACH10 Schiml's Denim Blue Dylin MXG3 MJG3 MXP2 MJP2 MJPB OF

Agility FAST Novice

Pleasant Woods Sunshine Through The Rain CD BN RA NA NAJ NF CGC

Agility FAST Novice

Rose Acres I Can Fly OA OAJ NF

Agility FAST Open

Araqua True Colors CD RA MX MXJ MJB OF

Agility FAST Open

Desert Sun's Pull That Trigger RN AX AXJ OF

Master Agility Champion 2


Master Agility Champion 8

MACH8 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXC2 MJC2 MXF

Time 2 Beat

Araqua True Colors CD RA MX MXJ MJB OF T2B

Canine Good Citizen

Blitzen Ever So Clever CGC

Canine Good Citizen

Bluegrass Bolt CGC

Advanced Canine Good Citizen

Zakrzewski's Riley RE THD CGCA




Harley and Bindi have made it in the

Front and Finish Novice Obedience Top Ten

rankings for both miscellaneous breeds and Miniature American Shepherds.

Harley is #1 with 67 pts and Bindi is #2 with 37 pts. That is for all the AKC novice obedience misc breeds and all the Mini Americans competing! I couldn't be more pleased with my dogs and their love of obedience!!

Karen Goddard


Alstars Cover Girl (Brooke) received a certificate showing she was ranked in the Top 20 (#20) for CDSP Obedience Open A for 2013.

Connie Orwig

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Tank Q'd his final leg with a respectable 191 to finish his

Beginning Novice (BN) Obedience title!!!

He is now:

GrCh Multi Ch McFinley's 1/2 Pint Tankard Of Timeless CM BN RN HT PT JHD CGC

Thanks, Deb Dulaney


  4-6 Month Old Puppy Classes


All of you FSS (non Misc) breeds can compete in the Beginner 4-6mo shows typically held in conjunction with regular AKC shows?? It is another way to get some CM points on those puppies of yours!! Here is an excerpt from a Premium List for a Beg. 4-6mo show:
There will be a selection of Best Beginner Puppy and Best of Opposite Sex in each Breed/Variety for the breeds included in Chapter 3, Section 1. Each Best Beginner Puppy will then compete in ...their respective group for First through Fourth Placements. The Miscellaneous class competition will be the equivalent of Group Competition & the winner will be eligible to compete in Best Four-to-Six Month Puppy in Show. The FSS Competition will be the equivalent of Group Competition & the winner will be eligible to compete in Best Four-to-Six Month Puppy in Show.
So get your puppies out!!

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!



Hazell & John Fuller

  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


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


 GCh Abingtons Da Vinci



"GCh Abingtons Da Vinci "Leo" wins 4/4 BOB AND BIM at the AKC Phx, AZ Shows under Judges: Patricia E. Robinson, Andrew Gene Mills, Lee Brown and Steven D. Herman  

Submitted by Patti Cutler

Wigglebutt Dogs!




Saturday - Wigglebutt Han Solo, Owned/Handled/Bred By Bill & Angela Ogle, got Best of Breed at the IKC Dog Show in Chicago last weekend. Han also was Best in Misc. with about 25 miscellaneous dogs.

Sunday - Wigglebutt Maverick, Owned/Handled by Kristina Montgomery, Bred by Bill & Angela Ogle and Kathy Plantz, got Best of Breed.


Angie Ogle





Wigglebutt Han Solo & Wigglebutt Zenyatta, owned by Bill & Angela Ogle got their AKC Rally Novice title at the International Kennel Club show last weekend.

Good dogs!


Angela Ogle




Wigglebutt Zenyatta and Wigglebutt Han Solo have earned legs towards - AKC now recognizes Barn Hunt titles and the event was at McCormick Place in Chicago.


The last trial, Zen got a first with a time of 37 seconds, and Han a 3rd
in the Medium Novice classes...


        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

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!

Gardner 2013     
 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 all the premiums at or

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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MASCUSA has updated our registry rules and forms.
They are located at

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these rules.

Thank you,
MASCUSA Board of Directors 

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 March! 


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. Victoria Harrild-Jones, UK

  2. Livia Harrild-Jones, UK

  3. Carina Stabel, Belgium

  4. Pamela Benjamin, BC

  5. Andrea Hass, WA

  6. Jennifer Jarosz, TX

  7. Holly Rupprecht, MI

  8. Jill Swedlow, CA

  9. Chris Geerts, Belgium

  10. George Hume, UK

  11. Paula Graf, AZ

  12. Alanna Graf, AZ

  13. Valerie Bruce, NV

  14. Randall Bruce, NV

  15. J. Melinda Cribb, SC

  16. Michelle B. DuBois, MA

  17. Catherine Duffy, NY

  18. Judy B. Hill, AL

  19. Dana Pike, IL

  20. Stephanie Wiedenhues, CO

  21. Sophie Wiedenhues, CO

  22. Cheryl Yaws, CO

                     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

In This Issue
Membership Meeting Board Elections Registry Rule Changes
Winsheets Notice
42 New AKC Titles in January
Front and Finish Brag
Obedience Brag
Obedience Brags!
4-6 Mo Puppy Classes
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
Win Photos & Brags
Rally Brags
Barnhunt Brags
Comix By Coleen
Cafepress Winter Specials
Herding and Conformation in April
Working Aussie Source
AKC Herding Trials
Breed Standard Committee needs your helps!
Transfers must be sent by 60 days
Welcome New Members for March
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