Tuesday Talk
August 19, 2014


Dear Members,

We recently met with AKC regarding DNA issues involving multi-sired litters and wanted to share the following information with you.

Multi-Sired Litters whelped prior to AKC Recognition - May, 2011. Owners of dogs that are being processed for AKC/FSS enrollment that were part of a multi-sired litter whelped prior to May, 2011, should contact the NAMASCUSA Registrar at for information on required documentation. AKC will work with our Registrar on a case-by-case basis to determine if the documentation is sufficient to accept the dog for registration.

Multi-Sired Litters whelped after AKC Recognition - May, 2011.

  • Individuals having multi-sired litters between two Miniature American Shepherd parents must use the AKC Multiple-Sired Litter application and the AKC DNA process.
  • Individuals having multi-sired litters involving any other crosses, including those involving Miniature American Shepherds and AKC Australian Shepherds, should contact the NAMASCUSA Registrar at for information.
  • All offspring of multi-sired litters must have either a microchip number or a tattoo which must be listed on the DNA paperwork. If you don't want to microchip a puppy before it leaves for its' new home, you can purchase the microchip and send it with the new owner but the microchip number must be listed on the DNA paperwork. All DNA must be obtained through the lab used by AKC.
  • All potential sires, the dam, and all puppies will be required to have DNA tests. You can read more about the AKC Multiple-Sired Litter registration process at


MASCUSA Board of Directors



50 New AKC Titles Earned in July 2014!


Dog Title
Dog Name
Certificate of Merit 7Abington's Da Vinci CM7
Companion DogTango Dickerson CD RA
Companion DogWhite Snow's Salt N' Pepper CD RA MX MXG MXJ MJB NF
Beginner NoviceDesert Sun's Kozmic Oscar BN RN
Rally NoviceMatilija's Short Circuit RN
Rally NoviceSalish' Chandrea Cool Runnings CM RN CGC
Rally NoviceTonka's Lil Pistol Leevin A Licker Party RN
Rally AdvancedTango Dickerson CD RA
Rally AdvancedWigglebutt Han Solo CM RA OA OAJ
Herding Tested Callie HT
Novice Agility PreferredArlo NAP NJP NFP
Open AgilitySun-Up Star Spangled CDX RE OA NAJ CGC
Master Agility ExcellentBarnestormer's Blaze Of Glory MX MXJ OF
Master Bronze AgilityDoc's Little Red Masurati MX MXB MXJ MJB XF T2B2
Master Gold AgilityMACH2 Coat Tails Missy MXG MJG XF T2B2
Master Agility Excellent Preferred 3MACH10 PACH Schiml's Denim Blue Dylin MXG3 MJG3 MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX OF
Novice Agility JumperBailey NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperJemma Of Flagtree NA NAJ NF
Novice Agility JumperTimeless Cute As A Bug NAJ
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredArlo NAP NJP NFP
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredLuna Lu Sevcik NJP NFP
Open Agility JumperLindsey's Frankielee OA OAJ
Open Agility Jumper PreferredMarshall's Windy Blue Willow NAP OJP
Excellent Agility Jumper74 Ranch Blue OA AXJ NAP NJP OF
Excellent Agility JumperFinn Lee OA AXJ
Excellent Agility JumperKlees's Toby AX AXJ OF
Excellent Agility JumperVictory Lanes City Of Syn AX AXJ
Master Bronze JumperJax Lee MX MXJ MJB
Master Bronze JumperViolet MX MXJ MJB XF
Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 4Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB OFP
Agility FAST NoviceBailey NA NAJ NF
Agility FAST NoviceJemma Of Flagtree NA NF
Agility FAST Novice PreferredArlo NAP NJP NFP
Agility FAST ExcellentMACH Gottabe's Doin' The Hustle MXB MJS XF T2B4
Preferred Agility ChampionMACH PACH Darlin' Darby Winters MXB MJB MJPB PAX MXF
Preferred Agility ExcellentMACH PACH Darlin' Darby Winters MXB MJB MJPB PAX MXF
Time 2 BeatTimeless Highly Ambitious Harper OA MXJ OF T2B
Time 2 Beat PreferredTimeless Rock My World OA OAJ AXP MJP NF T2BP
Canine Good CitizenAshland's Egyptian Princess Isis CGC
Canine Good CitizenBattlefield's Vin Diesel CGC
Canine Good CitizenKyloh Isyss CGC
Canine Good CitizenSouthern Charm's Blue Bella CGC
Canine Good CitizenSouthern Rose Koda Bear CGC
Canine Good CitizenVanity Grove Rock-It CGC
Canine Good CitizenWigglebutt Sweeter Than Honey CGC
Advanced Canine Good CitizenA Tripp" To Aussieland CGCA"
Therapy Dog NoviceRockin R Hope Floats THDN CGC
Therapy Dog NoviceWigglebutt Out Of The Park CD RN THDN CGC
Therapy Dog74 Ranch Everythings Just Ducky THD
Therapy Dog ExcellentZakrzewski's Riley BN RE THDX CGCA




 Flagtree's  Piece Of Cake & Flagtree's Dynamite



August 10 Flagtree's Piece of Cake added 2 titles to her name.

She earned her Beginner Novice Obedience and Rally Novice Titles at the

Oklahoma City Obedience Club Show.

Flagtree's Dynamite added 3 legs to her RAE2 title for a total of 8 legs towards the 10 needed.


On August 17, Flagtree's Piece of Cake (Cupcake)

participated in the first UKC match for Miniature American Shepherds in Broken Arrow, OK.

Out of the 6 dogs participating, Cupcake won her Rally Novice B class, earned 2nd in the Sub-Novice Obedience Class, went BOB and won the Total Dog award. Thanks to Mindy Stevenson for putting this event together and to K9 Manners and More for providing the facilities and judges.


 Submitted by Karen Bailey Cooper


 Happy Birthday celebrated with the Master Agility Championshop Title!


Araqua True Colors

Turned 3 yr old this past weekend and on the same weekend he earned his final QQ to earn his MACH (Master Agility Champion)!! 


Check out the video on YouTube!

 Donna Crary Johnson

    Luke in the tunnel
Agility Premium is online and entries Open August 27th!
Entries for Miniature American Shepherds will be entered the first week, to be assured that you get in the trial.
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
Premium can be found on the MASCUSA Website

Three AKC Events this Fall/Winter 2014 in Oklahoma!


Hosted by MASCUSA and supported by Mid America, a MASCUSA Affliliate.


The Agility and the Obedience/Rally Trials will be the first of their kind hosted by our Breed Club, since we have just recently been licensed to host these events!!

Please help support all three of these events by submitting a small ad to be placed in the prospective catalogs!

If you are an Agility enthusiast you might prefer just the Agility Catalog, same goes for the other events.

However we would love to see numerous ads for and about our dogs in all three catalogs!!

Below is the timeline for each submission!


CatAlog Ads:

Ads are avaiLable for purchase for $15


ad must be emailed to Mindy at

before October 15th. for agility catalog

November 5th for the Herding Trial Catalog

December 5th, for the Obedience/Rally Catalog


THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!!

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!




Flagtree's Cleared for Takeoff (Capt'n Kirk)

RN TBAD TG1 IT certificate - 13 months old

Owned and handled by Cheryl Warren, Baton Rouge, Louisiana


 Please send me your most stunning head shots of your

dogs and I will post one each week!

 Send to  

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.



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



Alta I'm A Roaring Tigger
Took group one puppy and Miscellaneous
At the Missoula Montana Show
Tigger is a Alta Stylin My Jaguar CM. x Alta Hot Sizzlen Summer.
Owner Handler Valerie Nilsson
Alta Strawberri Wine AKA Poppy
Took Best of Breed And Miscellaneous at the
Missoula Montana Show in June
Owner Handler. Valerie Nilsson

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:


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



Sire: Multiple CH. Bold Legends America's Most Wanted
Multiple CH. Bold Legend's America's Most Wanted
16" 32lbs
2008 Namascusa #3 Mini Aussie
2008 ARBA #2 Mini Aussie
OFA: Excellent
Dam: Bold Legends Bell Star
Bold Legends Belle Star
competing in agility and rally
 and scroll down to pictures and links.
Contact: Jennifer Wulffenstein 208-320-3343

Calling all members who would like to see well written articles, brochures, and pamphlets with beautiful pictures for/about our dogs published



I need volunteers to assist with the Public Relations Committee. One of the first projects is to put together a feature article for the SHOWSIGHT Magazine. These are exciting times in the history of our club and your help and input is much needed. Please let me know through a private email if you would be willing to help with the all-important advertising for our club moving forward in full recognition in AKC. There are other very important items that need our attention as well. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to participate and help get the job done. Together we can have great information, beautiful pictures about our wonderful breed, information about their personalities and trait, along with their accomplishments all published for the public to see. It is my hope that we can form an outstanding PR Committee so we can share with the public how far we have come with our breed. Please consider this committee as your way to help get the information into print for our breed.


Linda DuBois

MASCUSA Secretary

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!

Mia at a herding Clinic 

Premium for the upcoming AKC Herding Trials are online on the MASCUSA website!  Two days of trials under one of the country's most sought after judges! Please join us in Oklahoma on November 15th and 16th!

Hosted by MASCUSA and supported by Mid America

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 August! 


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. Jackie Athon, CA

  2. Karen Bristol, TX

  3. Rex Bristol, TX

  4. Terri H. Meyers, PA

  5. Wendy Ward, 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

 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

Linda DuBois, Secretary

Patricia Davis, Treasurer

Board Members

Sue Ritter

Sue Fontaine

Ellen Friedman-Smith


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