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March 11, 2014 


   Can't wait for Spring!

Radiant First Class Passenger of Triple R


Karen Cooper's dogs are ready for St Paddy!



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


Mark your Calendars:
PURPLE DAY is March 26, 2014

Please wear purple on March 26th to support Epilepsy Awareness globally for canines and humans! "Same Disease Different Species!" It's not too soon to plan your Purple Day photos. Send them to Toby's Foundation after March 26th and they will post them. Thank you.
If you have any questions please email 




Billy Fleming is really proud of the award he earned with his herding dog, Latigo Falina Eyes Black as Night.  Mid America Miniature American Shepherd Club gives out annual awards.  This one is for herding

 How many of you are involved in Therapy dog work, or work in the  R.E.A.D dog program or something similar to all of the above!
 Please send me an email about your involvement and a few photos!



Flagtree's Simply Spicy's weekend Teacup Agility report - 2 superior standard Qs, 4 games Qs. She came in 2nd place for female High in Trial.
Cheryl Warren



Naomi Hall with her Mini American Shepherd Fae "Dunnellons Fae Tal Atrakshun" winning Novice Agility at Crufts 2014 and coming 2nd overall in the Novice Cup. We're so proud of Fae!!


The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


  Christine Lord

  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 

 ASHGI News: Podcast: Osteosarcoma Research Update

Canine Health Foundation HealthE-Barks

Podcast: Osteosarcoma Research Update

In this podcast we hear from Dr. Kerstin Lindblad-Toh and Dr. Elinor
Karsson, two of our most prominent oncology genetics researchers. Dr.
Lindblad-Toh is a professor in comparative genomics at Uppsala University
and the Scientific Director of Vertebrate Genome Biology at the Broad
Institute. Dr. Karlsson is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and
was recently awarded the Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship.

In this podcast we learn about the research that is refining the genes and
gene signatures associated with osteosarcoma and how this may lead to better
treatments. Initial findings have been published in the open access journal
Genome Biology entitled, Genome-wide analyses implicate 33 loci in heritable

osteosarcoma, including regulatory variants near CDKN2A/B.

For information on how to participate in this research study, visit the CHF

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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.


Sizzln Chandrea Electric Charge at DS takes Best of Breed and Best of Misc. at the Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego show on Sunday, February 23, 2014 under Judge Hal Biermann. Handled by Jordan Confer. Owned and loved by Deanna Mooney.
Deanna Mooney



Atalanta GA, Jan ,Feb
Minimilers Dynastys Que Tal
3x Best puppy
Owner Handler Kathy Batchelor
Atlanta GA Jan , Feb
Minimilers Color Country Miss Daisy Mae
3x best breed bitch
3x best Op Mis
Owner Handler
Kathy Batchleor
??? Why Do Dog's Bury Bones???
This process is called caching or hoarding, and it is common among dogs, wolves and foxes. In fact, other animals practice a form of caching; squirrels gather enough nuts to last through the winter, and camels store enough food and water to last for several days in the desert. Our domesticated dogs may have their food handed to them each day in sufficient quantities, but they still carry this caching trait and bury their bones or toys in the back yard - or even under your pillows - to guard against a possible shortage of food. 

So, why do dogs bury bones in the ground? Because it's in their nature.
Read more interesting tidbits at
        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 :-)
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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 bus card
Check out Life's Abundance Breeder Program
KIM GARDNER 602 377-8972

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!

 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 

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
Winsheets Notice
Purple Day
Award Brag
Therapy, Service Dog, READ Program?
Agility Brag!
Agility at Crufts
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
ASHGI Podcast - Osteosarcoma
MASCUSA Facebook Page
Win Photos & Brags
Comix By Coleen
Herding and Conformation in April
Working Aussie Source
AKC Herding Trials
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