Tuesday Talk
July 22, 2014
Leash Training
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Leash training 101 @ Too Mini Aussies ( American Shepherds )

Studbook Modernization Project

Dear Members,

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 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


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 TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritSilvermist Rise And Shine CM CGC
Certificate of Merit 5Dynasty's Triple Crown CM5
Certificate of Merit 6Abington's Da Vinci CM6
Certificate of Merit 12Love That American Red White And Blue CM12
Companion Dog ExcellentKaren's I Wear The Pants CDX
Utility Dog ExcellentNewman UDX RE
Rally NoviceBearpath's Downer RN
Rally NoviceBearpath's Sparkie RN
Rally NoviceDavey's Stella RN
Rally NoviceFlagtree's Cleared For Takeoff RN
Rally NoviceMaxie RN
Rally AdvancedBlitzen's Wink BN RA OAJ
Rally AdvancedChandreas Crickety Smickety Smackety BN RA
Herding Started Course A SheepHeartlands Wallace Icy Overpass HSAs OA NAJ CGC
Novice AgilityJemma Of Flagtree NA
Novice AgilityMcfinley's Someone To Watch Over Me NA NAJ CGC
Novice Agility PreferredSaddlebacks Huckleberry Finn NAP
Open AgilityFinn Lee OA OAJ
Open AgilityInnovative's T. Sizzle OA NAJ NF CGCA
Open AgilityLeura's Flying Kiwi OA OAJ
Open AgilityLindsey's Frankielee OA NAJ
Open AgilityOliver Krug OA OAJ
Open AgilityOur Lil Cincinnati Red OA AXJ
Agility ExcellentIn The Nik Of Timeless AX AXJ OF
Agility ExcellentTimeless Luz De Luna AX AXJ
Agility ExcellentVictory Lanes City Of Syn AX OAJ
Master Agility ExcellentGreat Companions Miss Gabriella Rager MX MXJ NF T2B CGC
Master Agility ExcellentTimeless Black Ice RN PT MX MXJ
Master Bronze Agility PreferredOzzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXPB MJPB PAX
Open Agility JumperFinn Lee NA OAJ
Open Agility JumperTimeless Katz N Jammer Kid NA OAJ NF"
Open Agility Jumper PreferredTimeless Laughing Out Loud BN RA NAP OJP CGC
Excellent Agility JumperIn The Nik Of Timeless OA AXJ NF
Excellent Agility JumperOur Lil Cincinnati Red NA AXJ
Excellent Agility JumperTimeless Spirit In The Sky AX AXJ
Master Excellent JumperSouthern Star Off My Rocker AX MXJ
Master Excellent JumperTimeless Pipen Red Hot RN PT AX MXJ
Master Bronze JumperDingy MX MXJ MJB XF T2B2
Master Silver JumperAraqua True Colors CD RE MX MXB MXJ MJS OF T2B
Master Silver JumperMACH Schultz's Macy MXB MJS
Master Century JumperMACH Philipp's Apache Sunrise PT MXS MJC MXF T2B
Master Bronze Jumper PreferredOzzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXPB MJPB PAX
Agility FAST NoviceFhf Quinn OA NAJ NF
Agility FAST NoviceInnovative's T. Sizzle NA NAJ NF CGCA
Agility FAST NoviceTimeless Katz N Jammer Kid NA NAJ NF"
Agility FAST Open74 Ranch Blue OA OAJ NAP NJP OF
Agility FAST OpenIn The Nik Of Timeless AX AXJ OF
Agility FAST OpenKlees's Toby AX OAJ OF
Master Agility ChampionMACH Cc's Come As You Are MXB MJS XF T2B2
Master Agility ChampionMACH Schultz's Macy MXB MJB
Master Agility Champion 5MACH5 Wiseachers Sheila MXS2 MJC2 OF T2B2
Master Agility Champion 9MACH9 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXB3 MJB3 MXF
Time 2 BeatGreat Companions Miss Gabriella Rager MX MXJ NF T2B CGC
Time 2 Beat 2MACH2 Coat Tails Missy MXS MJG XF T2B2
Time 2 Beat 4MACH Gottabe's Doin' The Hustle MXB MJS OF T2B4
Coursing AbilityBrassy Acres Cattlekate Of Dodgecity CA RATN CGC
Canine Good CitizenChandreas Amazing Grace CGC
Canine Good CitizenLegacy's Sure Shot CGC
Canine Good CitizenLucky J's Here Comes Your Man CGC
Canine Good CitizenPeaceful Acres Talk About The Preacher CGC
Canine Good CitizenWigglebutt I Love Lucy CGC
Advanced Canine Good CitizenCL Aussies Bandit Of Dodge City CGCA
Advanced Canine Good CitizenDodge Citys Marshall Dillon CGCA
Advanced Canine Good CitizenInnovative's T. Sizzle NA NAJ CGCA
Therapy DogDynasty'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 !
Annette Stockton



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  



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




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!


Alta Cherish The Moment
Best of Breed And Best Miscellaneous at the Missoula Mt show
Owners Valerie Nilsson and Sue Mccourey
Handler Sue Mccourey

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 


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!!


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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

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these rules.

Thank you,
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, and providing the reason for the protest and the full name of the member that is protesting acceptance of the applicant.  

  1. Kathy Hackett, ON Canada

  2. Lisa Bataska, IN

  3. Elizah Brandstadt, TX

  4. Debbie Mullinax, GA

  5. Melissa Zobell, UT

  6. Courtney Long, ON Canada

  7. Valerie Walti, France

  8. Morgan Durban, TX

  9. Kristin A. Johanson, DE

  10. Shamra Taylor, MS

  11. Cynthia A. Armenta, CA

  12. Jackson Pitnikoff, CA

  13. Lisa Dyer, NY

  14. Alice Espey, VA

  15. Ravinder Taylor, WA

  16. Lynn Vogel, GA

  17. Elise Wolpert, GA

                     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

 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!!!




Click here



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

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