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May 27, 2014 

Enjoying the weekend!
Submitted by Cindy Backus




Dog Title
Dog Name
Certificate of MeritAlta Vista Do You Believe In Magic CM RN
Certificate of Merit 4Dynasty's Triple Crown CM4
Beginner NoviceBlitzen's Wink BN RN NAJ
Beginner NoviceJessie BN RN
Beginner NoviceLightning Dash BN RN
Graduate NoviceKaryon Blue Blanket Linus CD GN
Rally NoviceBlitzen's Wink RN NAJ
Rally NoviceJessie RN
Rally NoviceLightning Dash BN RN
Rally NoviceSouthern Star Ruby Roux RN CGC
Herding Tested Flagtree's Simply Spicy BN RN HT NA NAJ OF
Pre-Trial TestedCooper's Bailey Gal CD BN RE PT NAP NJP CGCA
Novice AgilityIn The Nik Of Timeless NA NAJ
Novice AgilityRaindancer's Barry Patch Kid NA
Novice AgilityTimeless Minnie Pearl RA NA NAJ
Novice AgilityWigglebutt Agapo Zola NA NAJ
Novice AgilityWindance's Simply Irresistible NA
Open AgilityDanlyn Miss Congeniality OA OAJ
Open AgilityHenry-Beauchamp's Whirlpool OA OAJ
Open AgilitySheza Mega Pixel OA AXJ
Open AgilityWigglebutt Han Solo CM RN OA OAJ
Master Agility ExcellentJazz MX MXJ MJB XF
Master Agility ExcellentMills' Tee Rex MX MXJ
Master Bronze AgilityCoat Tails Lariat UD RAE MX MXB MXJ MJB
Master Silver AgilityMACH If You Ain't First You're Last MXS MJG T2B
Master Century AgilityMACH4 Hope MXC MJC XF T2B
Master Silver Agility 2MACH4 Wiseachers Sheila MXS2 MJC2 OF T2B
Master Bronze Agility 3MACH8 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXB3 MJB3 MXF
Master Agility Excellent Preferred 2MACH Darlin' Darby Winters MXB MJB MXP2 MJP2 MXF
Novice Agility JumperBlitzen's Steele Blue Blaze NA NAJ NF CGC
Novice Agility JumperHagan's Northern Jet RN NA NAJ CGC
Novice Agility JumperIn The Nik Of Timeless NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperPatchworks Midlife Crisis Whata Trip NAJ NF
Novice Agility JumperRaindancer's Barry Patch Kid NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperThe Spice Of Life NAJ
Novice Agility JumperWindance's Simply Irresistible NA NAJ
Novice Agility Jumper Preferred3M's Buck and Rose's Sham NJP CGC
Open Agility JumperDanlyn Miss Congeniality OA OAJ
Open Agility JumperRoper Parks NA OAJ
Open Agility JumperTimeless Minnie Pearl RA NA OAJ
Open Agility JumperWigglebutt Han Solo CM RN NA OAJ
Open Agility Jumper PreferredMini Pearl NAP OJP
Open Agility Jumper PreferredMolly OAP OJP
Excellent Agility JumperSouthen Star Holly Hi-Socks OA AXJ OF
Master Excellent JumperGreat Companions Miss Gabriella Rager AX MXJ NF CGC
Master Excellent JumperMooncreeks I Wear The Pants AX MXJ
Master Bronze JumperCoat Tails Lariat UD RAE MX MXB MXJ MJB
Master Silver JumperCc's Come As You Are MX MXB MXJ MJS XF T2B2
Master Silver JumperMACH Gottabe's Doin' The Hustle MXB MJS OF T2B3
Master Gold JumperMACH Coat Tails Missy MXS MJG XF T2B
Master Bronze Jumper 2MACH4 Hope MXC MJB2 XF T2B
Master Century Jumper 2MACH4 Wiseachers Sheila MXB2 MJC2 OF T2B
Master Excellent Jumper PreferredSouthern Star Franny AXP MJP NFP
Master Bronze Jumper PreferredMACH Darlin' Darby Winters MXB MJB MXP2 MJP2 MJPB MXF
Agility FAST OpenSouthen Star Holly Hi-Socks OA AXJ OF
Agility FAST ExcellentViolet MX MXJ XF
Master Agility Champion 2MACH2 Coat Tails Missy MXS MJG XF T2B
Time 2 BeatDwelly's Outlaw RE MX MXJ OF T2B
Time 2 BeatTimeless Trudi MX MXB MXJ MJB MXF T2B
Canine Good CitizenSilvermist Rise And Shine CGC
Advanced Canine Good CitizenCooper's Bailey Gal CD BN RE HT NAP NJP CGCA
Advanced Canine Good CitizenCrystal Blue's Amazing Gaze-Annie CGCA
Advanced Canine Good CitizenFlagtree's Dynamite CD BN RAE PT NAP NJP CGCA



May 24 and 25, Flagtree's Dynamite earned her 5th leg of her RAE2 title in Tulsa. Flagtree's Piece of Cake participated in her first 2 Rally Novice and Beginner Novice Obedience classes. She had scores of 97 and 99 in Rally Novice earning her 1st and 2nd placements (beat by time for the 99 score) and in had scores of 187.5 and 191 in Beginner Nov Obed with 2 second places.


May11, Flagtree's Dynamtite earned her Teacup Games 2 title, her Teacup Intermediate Agility Dog title, and High in Trial 16" Dog.

Cooper's Bailey Gal earned her Teacup Games 3 title

Flagtree's Piece of Cake showed FEO since she had only had 3 agility classes, but really well, including earning the Most Entertaining Dog by popular vote for running on top of the tunnels as well as through them. 

                                                  Submitted by Karen Cooper



Brought to you by the members of SEMASC.


The Southeastern Miniature American Shepherd Club hopes to bring to you the Southern Hospitality and Charm for which this area is known. Our area includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida although membership is open to anyone regardless of their location. We look forward  to newcomers that have an interest in this breed and want to promote healthy, happy and sound MAS's.

We are an active group in the Southeast competing in many venues. We have conformation champions, herding champions, obedience, rally and certified therapy dogs in our midst.  We are a club that works to support the betterment of our breed and encourage newcomers and especially the juniors who are our future, to learn more about this fascinating breed. Some of our members have expertise in varying aspects of club procedures, breeding, handling and training which has been proven by their many top awards won on a National level.

Our goal is to support the parent club in the education, breed awareness and rescue in our area by sharing this wealth of knowledge and success with our members. We would like to have various educational seminars to prepare our members and guests, whether they are about breeding, exhibition, performance or just basic health issues and then arrange for events to evaluate their success. As a member, you may be featured in our member's gallery, awards page, plus you will have an option to list your business card advertising on our website.




North Star MASC with the support of MASCUSA is holding a Supported Entry Specialty on June 21st at the Anoka/Cambridge Summer Solstice Cluster. This is an AKC event so make sure your dogs are AKC registered. Come on out and enjoy 4 days of conformation and fun just 45 minutes north of the Twin Cities.

The premium list is available at:
Shows Close 6/4/14

The North Star MASC club is awarding special awards for BOB, BOS, Open Dog, Open Bitch, BBX-Dog, BBX-Bitch, 6-9 Puppy Dog, 9-12 Puppy Dog, 6-9 Puppy Bitch, 9-12 Puppy Bitch and All Junior Handlers.

We are planning on having a picnic on Saturday after BIM. Details to follow.

Hope to see all of you there!

The members of Northstar Miniature American Shepherd Club

If you have questions, contact Sharon Sloper at
or 612 246-1001




Blitz - Salish Chandrea Cool Runnings CM completed his Beg. Obedience class and graduated top of his class! He wasn't real sure about it after having "stand" drilled in his head from 4 months of age, but caught on quickly. He followed it up a couple days later by passing his CGC Test. So proud of my boy, next up... RALLY (woohoo)
Leslie Peckham
Southern Star Minis 


Capt'n Kirk (Flagtree's Cleared for Takeoff [red tri]) made his Rally Novice and Beginner Novice obedience debuts over the weekend. Four runs and 3 Qualifying scores (he dq'd on his 2nd BN leg because he was too friendly with the judge and had to leave his sit/stay to go greet him). Such a happy 10 month old pup.

Spice (Flagtree's Simply Spice [red merle]) was 2/2 in Advanced Rally.

Capt'n Kirk and Spice are owned and handled by Cheryl Warren, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.




Top ten in the nation and not even 4 years old yet!
submitted by
Lori McClelland
Devin Riley  and Zeus of Olympus
2nd place Jr. Handler, St. Peter, MN open show!
      Submitted by Lisa Riley

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!



Peaceful Acres Pride Of Bluegrass
 bred by Laurel Mathews, owned Lynn Gray
Please send me your most stunning head shots of your

dogs and I will post one each week!

 Send to  


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


Camping out with the family!

Mom's on the bed napping and dad's taking care of the kids!

Submitted by Jeanie McAdams



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



Best of Breed & Best in Miscellaneous

KissMe Suzie Q

Sire: NAMASCUSA CH Patchworks Take It To The Max
Dam: KissMe Im Smokin Hot
Coyote Hills Kennel Club
Vallejo, CA
May 18, 2014
Bred, Owned, and Handled by Judy Challinger
Judged by Mr.JohnnyR.Shoemaker



Abingtons Along Came Polly

Breeder Patti Cutler and Kim Gardner
Owner Patti Cutler
BOB and BOS ARBA Claremont Show
GCh Abingtons Da Vinci "Leo"
Breeder Patti Cutler and Kim Gardner
Owner Patti Cutler
Handler Stephanie House
3/4 BOB/BIM Albequerque NM AKC Show

Abingtons Close Encounters

wins 2 BOB at the Utah Cluster.

Dryfuss just turned a year old and we are excited about his upcoming career.

Breeder Patti Cutler
Owners Karen Raduziner and Patti Cutler

Handler Karen Raduziner

Patti Cutler 

Abingtons Naughty Prince Harry
Breeder Patti Cutler
Owner Patti Cutler and Christine Garcia
Handled by Christine Garcia
BOB/BIM Albequerque NM Show - no photo

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:

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!



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 May! 


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. Maria Brunzull, Sweden

  2. Linnea Brunzull, Sweden

  3. Paul Doran, UK

  4. Edith Signoret, France

  5. Amanda Armitage, OR

  6. John Fuller, NH

  7. Hazell Fuller, NH

  8. Karen Goddard, PA

  9. Dawn Hendrickson, MT

  10. Carole Hill, WA

  11. Jody L. Lumley, OK

  12. Mary Wiersma, MT

                     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
Rally and Obedience Brags
Introducing the new affiliate Southeastern Miniature American Shepherd Club
4 Days of Conformation!
CGC Brag
Rally Brag!
Top Ten in the Nation for USDAA Gamblers
Junior Handler Brag
Beautiful Faces of the MAS
Win Photos & Brags
Comix By Coleen
AKC Herding Trials
Send Herding Photos & Videos
Welcome New Members for May
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! 


Click here



 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