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April 22, 2014 

Brown's Torque'Em Up (Merlin) Lure Coursing in Maggie Valley NC
Jannessa Brown
Bryson City, NC
The Nominating Committee has approved a slate for July 31, 2014 - July 30, 2016 and this has been published in the Tuesday Talk of last week.
It was announced at the Membership Meeting on Thursday April 17th that nominations from the floor would be taken until April 30th at which time all nominations will be closed.
If anyone wishes to propose a candidate they MUST get that person's consent in writing and send it with the nomination to:
The nominations must follow the by-laws that state that a nominee must have been a member for at least one year, attended two board meetings, or served on a committee.
Respectfully submitted,
Ellen Friedman-Smith
Board Member

 48 New AKC Titles Earned in March 2014!!


Dog Title
Dog Name
Certificate of MeritMy Lot's Must Have Been A Naughty Night CM
Certificate of Merit 3Abington's Da Vinci CM3
Certificate of Merit 10Love That American Red White And Blue CM10
Companion Dog ExcellentKaren's Twist Of Fate CDX
Obedience Master 2Pocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX4 OM2 AX MXJ
Beginner NoviceAlstars A Stormy Knight BN CGC
Beginner NoviceKaryon Go For The Gusto BN
Beginner NoviceMrzywka's Diamond In The Ruff BN RN
Rally NoviceColt RN
Rally NoviceMrzywka's Diamond In The Ruff BN RN
Rally AdvancedRiley's Little Molly Girl RA
Rally Advanced ExcellentCompact Classic Magnolia Blossom BN RAE CGC
Herding Started Course A SheepSwampy Creek Haf2hav Indigo Blu HSAs CGC
Novice AgilityBailey NA
Novice AgilityInnovative's T. Sizzle NA NAJ CGC
Novice AgilityParks' Captain Jack Sparrow NA NAJ
Novice AgilityRoper Parks NA NAJ
Open AgilityFhf Quinn OA
Open AgilityHappitail's Tazz-Manian Devil RN OA OAJ
Open AgilityRockin Miss Dakota OA OAJ
Open Agility PreferredJoseph Lil Joey" Hawkins NAJ OAP"
Open Agility PreferredTimeless Pandamonium OAP NJP CGC
Agility ExcellentWigglebutt Bling AX AXJ OF
Master Agility ExcellentDwelly's Outlaw RE MX MXJ OF
Master Bronze AgilityCc's Come As You Are MX MXB MXJ MJB XF T2B2
Novice Agility JumperFhf Quinn OA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperLeura's Flying Kiwi NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperOur Lil Cincinnati Red NAJ
Open Agility JumperLily's Little Cricket OA OAJ
Open Agility JumperPepper OA OAJ
Open Agility Jumper PreferredMakana Gracie's Amazing Zena NAP OJP NFP
Open Agility Jumper PreferredPicasso's Suni Rose NA NAJ OJP
Open Agility Jumper PreferredTimeless Pandamonium OAP OJP CGC
Excellent Agility JumperSheza Mega Pixel NA AXJ
Master Excellent JumperMakana's Ob-La-Di Desmond AX MXJ XF T2B
Master Bronze JumperSunflower Ozzi MX MXJ MJB XF
Master Bronze Jumper 3MACH8 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXC2 MJB3 MXF
Agility FAST OpenGottabe's Doin' The Hustle MX MXB MXJ MJB OF T2B3
Agility FAST ExcellentMakana's Ob-La-Di Desmond AX AXJ XF T2B
Master Agility ChampionMACH Gottabe's Doin' The Hustle MXB MJB OF T2B3
Master Agility Champion 4MACH4 Hope MXG MJC XF T2B
Time 2 BeatMakana's Ob-La-Di Desmond AX AXJ XF T2B
Canine Good CitizenBrassy Acres Cattlekate Of Dodgecity RATN CGC
Canine Good CitizenVictory Blue CGC
Canine Good CitizenWindance's Rainier Snowy Paws CGC
Advanced Canine Good CitizenLinderlands Mar-A-Lago Admiral CM CGCA
Therapy DogRosie Hannah Yoyo Frazee THD



Willow Rock's Sally Ann  
Earned a C-ATCH !!!
Yesterday at a local CPE trial, Rebecca and Sally earned their C-ATCH under judge Daniel "Jay" Jones! Rebecca was so busy since it was her first time as Chief Ring Steward that she didn't have much time to think about getting the C-ATCH. Sally is 9 days from her 13 th birthday and is still running like a champ - she finished her C-ATCH in style with a Q-1st !

Thanks for letting me share. J

Laura Lotz




Congrats to Matt Bilderback for qualifying for the USDDN World Disc Dog Championship with BOTH Wigglebutt Bella & Wigglebutt Bazooka Full of BonBons! Bella came in first place and BonBon for SuperPro. Off to a great start this year!

 Submitted by Angela Ogle


Oklahomans do awesome at the Skyhoundz Regionals 4/19/14 




From left to right

Lee Fairchild and Jim Dandy 1st place Micro dog division

Laura Gray and Spencer 1ST place Sports Division

Chris Meyers and Petey 2nd place Micro-dog division

Also Lee, Chris and Dora (Aussie) won the Pairs division

For the first time ever 3 Oklahomans will advance to the World finals and for the first time ever the sports division was won by an Oklahoman.

A great year for the Okies...


The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!



Shandell The Dilemma (Emma)
owned/bred by Shirley Shannon


 Please send me your most stunning head shots of your

dogs and I will post one each week!

 Send to  



       Timeless Laughing Out Loud (aka Giggles) & Timeless Minnie Pearl

They went out to the S Cal Portuguese Water Dog agility trial for Easter Sunday. Giggles had
very nice runs but no Q's this weekend. Pearl took 1st in Nov std getting
her NA title & 1st in Open JWW getting her 2nd leg. Very proud of my little
girls. They let their favorite toy Tucker come play. He too took a 1st in
JWW too. He's not so sure he's not an MAS!
Everyone was very good- treats all around!
Lisa Wilson
 Herding and Conformation!!!
April 26th and 27th
2 AKC Herding Trials and 2 Open Shows   
Broken Arrow, OK
 Pre Entries Close April 16th, however we do have "Day of entry" for Herding Instinct and also for the Open Shows!
Mid America will be hosting these events for MASCUSA
See all the premiums at or


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 


MASCUSA Facebook Page!

Don't forget to "like" our 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.


Mockingbirds Worth The Wait At CoalDust
BOB at the Scottsbluff, NE AKC show
Bred by Karey Marrs
Owned and Shown By Jerisha Ganske


Alta Chocolate Fudge Ripple at Coal Dust
BOB at the Scottsbluff, NE AKC show
Bred by Alta Aussies Valerie Nilsson
Owned and Shown by Jerisha Ganske

 GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM10

shown winning his 50th AKC Best in Miscellaneous
under judge Mr. William Shelton!
Sunflower Circuit, Wichita, Kansas-4/5/14

breeder/owner/handler/chauffer-Jeanie McAdams
Denton, Texas
 GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM10
winning Best in Miscellaneous under judge Ms. Pat Hastings
at the Sunflower Circuit, Wichita, Kansas 4/4/14

breeder/owner/handler/chauffer-Jeanie McAdams

Wigglebutt Zenyatta took Best Opposite Sex at the Crown Point AKC Show. Owned by Bill & Angela Ogle, handled by Kelton Hatton.

All dolled up!


Angela Ogle

4Paws Déjà vu

aka Deja

Began her show career at almost 8 months old

winning 2 BOB and a BIS at her 2 first

AKC shows under Judges Mr. Jon Cole and

Mrs Betty-Anne Stenmark

Swampy Creek's Misty Blu Dynasty. BOB, Best In Misc. 4/12/14 Crown Point, Ind. 3 pt major......  Photo credit to Bill Ogle.
Mary Tamer

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:


Wigglebutt Zenyatta earned her 1st Barnhunt titles! For her instinct test (RATI) she did the 3 elements (through the hay tunnel, on the hay, and freezing on the rat) with the fastest time 7.75 seconds. She also earned her Novice Barnhunt title (RATN).


Wigglebutt Zenyatta bred by Bill & Angela Ogle & Kathy Plantz, also got her Nosework NACSW NW1 title. 1st  place out of 52 dogs for containers. 


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!!


 sheep gif 


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 April! 


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. Vanessa Morato, France

  2. Diana Curl, AZ

  3. Shelley English, Canada

  4. Katie English, Canada

  5. Erec Lindberg, NY

  6. Sue McCoury, WA

  7. Karine Mielczarek, IL

  8. Dina Patterson, ID

  9. Rhyse Potts, GA

  10. Cacey Tubbs, OK

  11. Kathleen Yaw, OR

  12. Sophie Richard, France

  13. Debby J. Deckard, IN

  14. Krissy Garner, UT

  15. Felice Hibbard, MT

  16. Linda Medina, GA

  17. Kristina Montgomery, IN

  18. Ben Preston, CA

  19. Steve Luzzadder, CA

  20. Edie Raymond, CA

                     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
Deadline for Nominating
Floor will be open to nominations
Agility Brag
Disc Dog Brags!
Agility Brags
Welcome New Members for December
Comix By Coleen
AKC Herding Trials
Welcome New Members for April
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