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March 25, 2014 

Little boys and puppies make the world go round!

49 AKC Titles Earned in February



Dog Title

Dog Name

Certificate of Merit

Wigglebutt Han Solo CM NA NAJ

Certificate of Merit 2

Abington's Da Vinci CM2

Certificate of Merit 2

Sizzln Hot Hard To Resist Of Applewood CM2

Certificate of Merit 3

Dynasty's Triple Crown CM3

Certificate of Merit 9

Love That American Red White And Blue CM9

Beginner Novice

Chandreas Crickety Smickety Smackety BN RN

Beginner Novice

Kenandy's Sadie Of Ridgepark BN RN PT OA NAJ

Beginner Novice

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

Beginner Novice

Zakrzewski's Riley BN RE THD CGCA

Rally Novice

Bravehearts Ms Blue Eyes Of Taycin RN CGC

Rally Novice

Chulla RN CGC

Rally Novice

Emma RN

Rally Novice

Kenandy's Sadie Of Ridgepark RN PT OA NAJ

Rally Novice

Wigglebutt Han Solo CM RN NA NAJ

Rally Novice

Wigglebutt Zenyatta RN OA OAJ

Rally Advanced

Bluegrass Jingle Bob RA

Novice Agility

Leura's Flying Kiwi NA

Novice Agility

Timeless Katz N Jammer Kid NA NAJ"

Novice Agility Preferred

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

Open Agility

Bell's Lil Ruby OA OAJ OF CGC

Open Agility

Mocha OA OAJ

Open Agility

Timeless Luz De Luna OA AXJ

Open Agility

Timeless Tigger OA NAJ

Open Agility Preferred


Agility Excellent

Klees's Toby AX OAJ NF

Agility Excellent

Popp's Little Tin Man AX OAJ NF

Agility Excellent

Rose Acres I Can Fly AX OAJ NF

Master Agility Excellent

Violet MX MXJ OF

Master Silver Agility

MACH Philipp's Apache Sunrise PT MXS MJG MXF T2B

Master Agility Excellent Preferred 2


Novice Agility Jumper

City Slicker Mocha NA NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Gordonview Four On The Floor NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Parks' Captain Jack Sparrow NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Timeless Katz N Jammer Kid NA NAJ"

Novice Agility Jumper Preferred

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

Open Agility Jumper

74 Ranch Blue OA OAJ NAP NJP NF

Open Agility Jumper

Red Rocket OA OAJ

Open Agility Jumper

Timeless Tigger OA OAJ

Excellent Agility Jumper

Rose Acres I Can Fly AX AXJ NF

Excellent Agility Jumper Preferred

Dusty Boots A'Flying OAP AJP XFP

Master Excellent Jumper

Pocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX4 OM1 AX MXJ

Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 2


Agility FAST Novice Preferred

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

Agility FAST Excellent

MACH Coat Tails Missy MXS MJS XF T2B

Agility FAST Excellent Preferred

Dusty Boots A'Flying OAP OJP XFP

Time 2 Beat 3

Gottabe's Doin' The Hustle MX MXB MXJ MJB NF T2B3

Advanced Canine Good Citizen

Little Miss Nike Love CD BN RE CGCA

Advanced Canine Good Citizen

Triple R's Aqua Azul CM CGCA

Novice Barn Hunt

Brassy Acres Cattlekate Of Dodgecity RATN














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 





Molly earned her Rally Advanced Title this weekend with a high score of 97. She also earned her first leg in Rally Excellent!

 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!


Xena is 5 months old here.

"I wanna know who's bright idea it was to buy this bunny costume!!
Xena Princess Warrior

It was Darlene who bought it!!! But Carolyn put me in it!!

Oh the indignity of it! Whoever heard of a Princess Warrior in a bunny suit!"


Xena proves to be a true Princess Warrior


Reminiscent of "Timmy fell down the well!"

 That Xena is going to be a great dog! Tonight she jumped on me and
 kept bounding and nudging me till I woke up. I heard something, but
 it just sounded like thunder far away. I tried to roll over and fall
 back asleep, but she kept jumping up and down on top of me. I heard
 the noise again, and thought there might be something strange about
 the sound. Xena kept on nudging and jumping till I sat up and
 listened harder. It sounded like someone was in the barn knocking
 over the feed barrels. One is empty and the other is nearly empty.
 I jumped up figuring I must have forgotten to double latch the door
and the horses got into the main part of the barn and were having a
 good old time. Got up, dressed, and grabbed a maglight. As I went
 out to the barn I saw the door was latched...then I thought it might
 be stupid raccoons rolling around the feed bins and that Darlene has
my pistols for the conceal carry class. Started counting horses and
 came up one Bug short. I got into the open stall part of the barn
 and found that he was down next to the back wall. He had been laying
 down and stuck his foot through the very bottom wood rails and
 couldn't get his feet free. Seems he would get one foot free then
another would get stuck. I couldn't pull him out at first I wasn't
 strong enough. Called Darlene to see if she could come and help.

 Bug was really good though. As soon as I came over to him, he
 stopped struggling and kicking. Which was a great thing for my
 safety. It was like he was saying, "get me out of here". No open
 wounds, not even a scrape on the hair on his legs so he just must have
 started struggling. Ran back into the house, got my cotton rope and
 ran back out. Looped the one foot that seemed to be major sticking
 point. I put a halter on his head and tugged his forequarters around
a bit leaving just that one pretty stuck. He continued to relax, and
 that let me pull the foot from under the railing that he was stuck
 under. I continued to pull on that foot until I flipped him over to
 the other side. He got right up. Boy am I glad that I worked with
 him with ropes around his legs and feet. He appeared to fine and by
 the time Darlene got there, I had walked him around a bit to see that
 he wasn't limping and there were no visible wounds that I could see.
 I Banamined him, put him in the solid stall with the camera and put
some hay and water in there. Doesn't seem to be anything wrong with
 him. I'll sleep in the livingroom tonight and watch the camera.

 Darlene said that Xena met her by the door and was all over her too.
 Xena stayed by the fence the remainder of the time and never made a
 sound. She doesn't seem to bark (which I don't mind) but will poke
 you alot. You know when she needs something. And she really sticks
 to me. This reminds of "Lassie".....I was really glad I was home
 tonight. Even more glad that Xena was here!


Owned and loved by Carolyn Williams from Macomb , IL

Story sent in by Connie Orwig , Xena was bred by Alstar Aussies


March is Pet Poison Prevention Month

Top 10 Poisons from Pet Poison Helpline

  1. Chocolate
  2. Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
  3. Vitamins and Minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
  4. Human NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
  5. Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
  6. Cold and Allergy Medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
  7. Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  8. Xylitol (commonly found in sugarless candy, gum and toothpaste)
  9. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
  10. Caffeine Pills


King's Miniature American Shepherds getting wet and wild in the forests of Cape Town 

Chantal Homes



We were taking some photos of my boy Dunnellon's Boomerang 'Boomer' training to go on our website and I thought I would share this one as it made me smile the way he was looking right at the camera.

Kind regards from sunny England
Victoria Harrild-Jones

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KIM GARDNER 602 377-8972

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


  Here's the beautiful face of our Int'l Ch. RB's Wee Roxy.

Last December she was IABCA Bluegrass State Sieger Best of Breed four times,

Best of Herding Group four times and Rare Breed Best In Show. She is an AKC registered Miniature American Shepherd owned by Tom and Mercedes Skidmore


 Please send me your most stunning head shots of your

dogs and I will post one each week!

 Send to  



March 11-12, 2014

Foundation Stock Service Open Show Regulations:

The Board reviewed a Staff proposal to make two changes to the Foundations Stock Service Open Show Regulations.

1) Allow an individual who would be defined as a professional handler to be
eligible to exhibit a dog in an FSS Open Show if the individual is an owner ...
of record.
2) Revise the awarding of points in the Group of an Open Show to be
consistent with that of Best in Miscellaneous Class.

This will be discussed further at the April meeting


 Gardner 2013


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.



GR CH Love That American Red, White and Blue CM9

shown winning AKC Best in Misc. on 3/7/14 in San Antonio, Texas!

Thank you judge Dr Alvin Krause! 'Merlie' is the 2013 MASCUSA #1 Top Ten Dog!

Breeder/Owner/Handler/Chauffer-Jeanie McAdams

        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:


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Check them out, when you have a moment!


Happy Shopping!

 Herding and Conformation!!!
April 26th and 27th
2 AKC Herding Trials and 2 Open Shows   
Broken Arrow, OK
 Pre Entries Close April 16th
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

Top Ten Merit for 2013


Congratulations to the Top Ten Miniature American Shepherds of 2013!


(Please send one favorite win picture for the website to

 If you wish to have handler information listed, please send that as well.) 

1. Gr CH Love That American Red White and Blue, CM8

176 pts (113 AKC, 63 Other)

Breeder: Jeanie McAdams & Karen Keller

Owner: Jeanie McAdams

2. Gr CH Mercyme Dressed For Success, CM6

102 pts (97 AKC, 5 Other)

Breeder: Pam Bender

Owner: Pam Bender


3. Gr CH Alta Stylin In My Jaguar, CM5

53 pts (53 AKC)

Breeder: Valerie Nilsson

Owner: Valerie Nilsson

4. Gr CH Timeless Zero Gravity, CM4

46 pts (34 AKC, 12 Other)

Breeder: Karen Keller

Owner: Debra Shambaugh & Karen Keller

5. Gr CH Timeless 4 On The Floor, CM2

43 pts (25 AKC, 18 Other)

Breeder: Karen Keller

Owner: Kim Gardner & Karen Keller

6. CH Abington's Da Vinci, CM2

40 pts (11 AKC, 29 Other)

Breeder: Patti Cutler & Kim Gardner

Owner: Patti Cutler

7. Gr CH Timeless Trilogy, CM6

36 pts (31 AKC, 5 Other)

Breeder: Karen Keller

Owner: Karen Keller

8. CH Dynasty's Triple Crown, CM3

35 pts (35 AKC)

Breeder: Fran Withers

Owner: Kimberly Johnson & Fran Withers

9. CH Battlefield's Mason Dixon, CM2

29 pts (29 AKC)

Breeder: Karen Kollmer

Owner: Karen Kollmer

10. Gr CH Great Companions Fancy Pants, CM3

26 pts (26 AKC)

Breeder: Linda DuBois

Owner: Linda DuBois

                     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
49 AKC Titles Earned in February
Rally Brag
Therapy, Service Dog, READ Program?
Saving the day with Xena
March is Pet Poison Prevention Month
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
AKC Board of Directors Meeting
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
Top Ten Merit for 2013!
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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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