Studbook Modernization Project
The purpose of this bulletin is to update the membership on the studbook modernization project. This project, which was supported by over 80% of members responding to a survey, consists of the digitization of thousands of pages of registry documents and auditing of the studbook database for accuracy. The goal is to ensure the studbook is accurate before the breed becomes fully recognized in AKC, and to preserve and safeguard our historical registry documents. We are making progress but there are several months of work left in getting all of the paper records scanned and electronically filed, as well as checking the related entries in the studbook database. We are aware that there are members that are concerned about the verification of their dogs' pedigrees. Many of these records will provide missing verification in multiple pedigrees. The project team is working diligently and we expect the project to be completed well in advance of full recognition, providing sufficient time to work with AKC on the conversion of our breed to the herding group. Once the studbook modernization project is finished, we intend to notify owners of dogs that have entered AKC through us that do not have a full 3-generation verified pedigree according to our updated studbook. We will work with these owners in an attempt to obtain further documentation and/or verification through alternate means. We thank you for your support and patience as we continue to move forward with this ambitious project.
MASCUSA Board of Directors
Call for Judges Education Presenters!!!
The MASCUSA Breed Standard Evaluation and Education Committee is looking for presenters for Judges Education seminars. Please visit http://mascusa.org/judges.php for requirements, guidelines, application and exams to become a presenter. If you are interested in becoming a presenter, review the requirements, study the breed standard and PowerPoint, and submit your application and exam to firstname.lastname@example.org
An extensive PowerPoint Presentation has been posted for MAS Education. Please refer judges to this document for more information about our breed.
65 New AKC Titles earned by Miniature American Shephers during the month of June!
|Dog Title||Dog Name|
|Certificate of Merit||Silvermist Rise And Shine CM CGC|
|Certificate of Merit 5||Dynasty's Triple Crown CM5|
|Certificate of Merit 6||Abington's Da Vinci CM6|
|Certificate of Merit 12||Love That American Red White And Blue CM12|
|Companion Dog Excellent||Karen's I Wear The Pants CDX|
|Utility Dog Excellent||Newman UDX RE|
|Rally Novice||Bearpath's Downer RN|
|Rally Novice||Bearpath's Sparkie RN|
|Rally Novice||Davey's Stella RN|
|Rally Novice||Flagtree's Cleared For Takeoff RN|
|Rally Novice||Maxie RN|
|Rally Advanced||Blitzen's Wink BN RA OAJ|
|Rally Advanced||Chandreas Crickety Smickety Smackety BN RA|
|Herding Started Course A Sheep||Heartlands Wallace Icy Overpass HSAs OA NAJ CGC|
|Novice Agility||Jemma Of Flagtree NA|
|Novice Agility||Mcfinley's Someone To Watch Over Me NA NAJ CGC|
|Novice Agility Preferred||Saddlebacks Huckleberry Finn NAP|
|Open Agility||Finn Lee OA OAJ|
|Open Agility||Innovative's T. Sizzle OA NAJ NF CGCA|
|Open Agility||Leura's Flying Kiwi OA OAJ|
|Open Agility||Lindsey's Frankielee OA NAJ|
|Open Agility||Oliver Krug OA OAJ|
|Open Agility||Our Lil Cincinnati Red OA AXJ|
|Agility Excellent||In The Nik Of Timeless AX AXJ OF|
|Agility Excellent||Timeless Luz De Luna AX AXJ|
|Agility Excellent||Victory Lanes City Of Syn AX OAJ|
|Master Agility Excellent||Great Companions Miss Gabriella Rager MX MXJ NF T2B CGC|
|Master Agility Excellent||Timeless Black Ice RN PT MX MXJ|
|Master Bronze Agility Preferred||Ozzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXPB MJPB PAX|
|Open Agility Jumper||Finn Lee NA OAJ|
|Open Agility Jumper||Timeless Katz N Jammer Kid NA OAJ NF"|
|Open Agility Jumper Preferred||Timeless Laughing Out Loud BN RA NAP OJP CGC|
|Excellent Agility Jumper||In The Nik Of Timeless OA AXJ NF|
|Excellent Agility Jumper||Our Lil Cincinnati Red NA AXJ|
|Excellent Agility Jumper||Timeless Spirit In The Sky AX AXJ|
|Master Excellent Jumper||Southern Star Off My Rocker AX MXJ|
|Master Excellent Jumper||Timeless Pipen Red Hot RN PT AX MXJ|
|Master Bronze Jumper||Dingy MX MXJ MJB XF T2B2|
|Master Silver Jumper||Araqua True Colors CD RE MX MXB MXJ MJS OF T2B|
|Master Silver Jumper||MACH Schultz's Macy MXB MJS|
|Master Century Jumper||MACH Philipp's Apache Sunrise PT MXS MJC MXF T2B|
|Master Bronze Jumper Preferred||Ozzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXPB MJPB PAX|
|Agility FAST Novice||Fhf Quinn OA NAJ NF|
|Agility FAST Novice||Innovative's T. Sizzle NA NAJ NF CGCA|
|Agility FAST Novice||Timeless Katz N Jammer Kid NA NAJ NF"|
|Agility FAST Open||74 Ranch Blue OA OAJ NAP NJP OF|
|Agility FAST Open||In The Nik Of Timeless AX AXJ OF|
|Agility FAST Open||Klees's Toby AX OAJ OF|
|Master Agility Champion||MACH Cc's Come As You Are MXB MJS XF T2B2|
|Master Agility Champion||MACH Schultz's Macy MXB MJB|
|Master Agility Champion 5||MACH5 Wiseachers Sheila MXS2 MJC2 OF T2B2|
|Master Agility Champion 9||MACH9 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXB3 MJB3 MXF|
|Time 2 Beat||Great Companions Miss Gabriella Rager MX MXJ NF T2B CGC|
|Time 2 Beat 2||MACH2 Coat Tails Missy MXS MJG XF T2B2|
|Time 2 Beat 4||MACH Gottabe's Doin' The Hustle MXB MJS OF T2B4|
|Coursing Ability||Brassy Acres Cattlekate Of Dodgecity CA RATN CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Chandreas Amazing Grace CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Legacy's Sure Shot CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Lucky J's Here Comes Your Man CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Peaceful Acres Talk About The Preacher CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Wigglebutt I Love Lucy CGC|
|Advanced Canine Good Citizen||CL Aussies Bandit Of Dodge City CGCA|
|Advanced Canine Good Citizen||Dodge Citys Marshall Dillon CGCA|
|Advanced Canine Good Citizen||Innovative's T. Sizzle NA NAJ CGCA|
|Therapy Dog||Dynasty's Instant Replay CM2 THD CGC|
Therapy Dog Title!
Rockin R Hope Floats
(Pockets Take N the Heat x Pockets Keeneye) owned by Shelley Geyer just earned one of AKC's new Therapy Dog Titles, the Therapy Dog Novice (THDN). AKC now recognizes Therapy Dogs for 10visits as well as the existing 50 visit title (THD), and additional new titles for 100 (THDA), 200 (THDX) and 400 (THDD) visits.
Photos of my MAS "Mazy" (Trueblues Amazing Destiny)
in the UK doing agility !
We attended the UKC Agility Trial at Companion Dog School of Tulsa the weekend of July 19 and 20. Hope Rockin R Hope Floats, (Pockets Take N the Heat x Pockets Keeneye)
exceeded my wildest expectations. We ran 8 times, 4 AGI, and 4 AGII and received qualifying scores all 8 times.
We finished two titles, UAGI and UAGII, and started earning points toward the next level (UACH) which is earned with scores in AGI, and AGII of 196 or greater (out of 200).
Over the weekend, we also met some folks interested in learning more about MAS dogs, who have Aussies, and another two who have Shelties and are thinking of maybe adding a MAS to their pack because they thought Hope was so much fun!
And as always, we had a great time hanging with Karen Bailey Cooper and her MAS girls Mia, and Bailey (Flagtree's Dynamite and Cooper's Bailey Gal). submitted by Shelley Geyer
The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd
A weekly photo series!
"Multi Champion BIS Bluegrass Boomerang Of Chandrea, bred by Lynn
Gray, photo by Lon Sharp"
Please send me your most stunning head shots of your
dogs and I will post one each week!
Send to email@example.com
WIN PHOTOS & BRAGS!
Everyone's Win photos have been gorgeous so keep them coming and I will post them! Send those brags and a photo to me.
4TH OF JULY, 2014
AKC SHOW-DALLAS, TEXAS
GR CH LOVE THAT AMERICAN RED WHITE AND BLUE CM12 WINS
HIS 55TH AKC BEST IN MISC. UNDER JUDGE MR. FRED STEPHENS!
#1 AKC MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERD
#1 AKC MISC. BREED-BREEDER/OWNER/HANDLER
Jeanie McAdams, Denton, Texas, USA
Pleasant Woods Cheyenne Rose
Info wasn't attached last week so I am re printing this win!
Owned by Ginny Verville of NW Aloha Aussies
bred by Brenda Hector of Pleasant Woods Toy Aussies
Cheyenne took a Best in Misc., and a BOB both days at the Clackamas Kennel Club show in Canby OR. This will now earn her enough points for her MASCUSA Championship!
Best of Breed And Best Miscellaneous at the Missoula Mt show
Owners Valerie Nilsson and Sue Mccourey
Handler Sue Mccourey
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!
THANK YOU COLEEN FOR THE WEEKLY GRINS!
**PET OWNERS SPEND AN AVERAGE OF $300 PER YEAR ON FOOD AND TREATS FOR THEIR PET**
****WHY SHOULD YOU BE MISSING OUT ON ALL THAT REVENUE??? ****
Check out Life's Abundance Breeder Program
KIM GARDNER 602 377-8972
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!
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!!
Mark your calendars!
AKC Agility Trial November 8th and 9th, 2014
Hosted by MASCUSA and supported by the affiliate Mid America
Location is Broken Arrow, OK at K9 Manners and More
Judges: Sally Sheridan and Sharon Williams
Trial Secretary Barbara Jeleski
Pending final approval by AKC
MASCUSA has updated our registry rules and forms.
They are located at www.mascusa.org
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these rules.
MASCUSA Board of Directors
Welcome New Members for July!
The following applicants have applied for membership in MASCUSA. Any current member may protest the acceptance of an applicant by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
, and providing the reason for the protest and the full name of the member that is protesting acceptance of the applicant.
Kathy Hackett, ON Canada
Lisa Bataska, IN
Elizah Brandstadt, TX
Debbie Mullinax, GA
Melissa Zobell, UT
Courtney Long, ON Canada
Valerie Walti, France
Morgan Durban, TX
Kristin A. Johanson, DE
Shamra Taylor, MS
Cynthia A. Armenta, CA
Jackson Pitnikoff, CA
Lisa Dyer, NY
Alice Espey, VA
Ravinder Taylor, WA
Lynn Vogel, GA
Elise Wolpert, GA
ATTENTION PHOTOS NEEDED!
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
AKC SHOW LINK SECTION
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!!!
THE PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEER FOR YOU
Patricia Davis, Secretary
Traci Phillips, Treasurer
Linda Perry, Past President
Denise Albright,many of the photos for TT
Send in those favorite photos so we can post them on the Tuesday Talk!