Tuesday Talk
September 16, 2014

 Show Site Magazine

Features the Miniature American Shepherd

Pages 253 -283


Beautiful images and several wonderful articles about the Miniature American Shepherds!

Sneak preview, now open the link and read all the articles and see those amazing photos!.






Effective Immediately-



Foreign-born litters that have two Miniature American Shepherd parents recorded with AKC/FSS may submit these litters directly to AKC utilizing the FSS Litter Application. This policy was implemented by AKC because the Miniature American Shepherd is an American developed breed which is not currently recognized in other countries. Foreign-born litters of this breed may continue to be directly submitted to AKC upon full recognition. This policy will remain in effect until such time as each individual foreign country recognizes this breed. Upon recognition by an individual foreign country, these litters will be required to be submitted to that country's recognized registry.



  Idiopathic Epilepsy

The University of Minnesota is conducting research for Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Australian Shepherd and several other breeds. The Miniature American Shepherd and the Miniature Australian Shepherd are invited to participate in this research.

The research program is actively looking for DNA submissions of dogs that exhibit seizures. A blood sample from your veterinarian and submission forms are required at the owners expense. If you would like to submit a blood sample to this research please go to:


Submission forms and instruction can be found in Idiopathic Epilepsy.


They are also looking for Control Dogs that are 8 years of age or older that have never exhibited seizures.


Please support this research with your DNA submissions and Donations.

 Submitted byRainy Browning


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

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!



Bluegrass Incredible Journey With Chandrea or "Quest"
Bred by Lynn Gray and Karen Oldfather and owned by Cheryl Hass
and Lynn Gray

 Please send me your most stunning head shots of your dogs and I will post one each week!

 Send to  


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!!

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 


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



    West Coast dog traveled to East Coast to The Eastern States Expo for an AKC Dog Show and won 3 out of the 4 show.. Sizzln Hot Hearts on Fire won Breed and Misc. on Thursday and we did not show on the third day. Sizzln Hot Motion in Red won Breed and Misc the on Sat and Sun.. Sizzln Hot Bears replica of Thistle Creek won Best of Opposite Sex on Tues and Sun. Sizzln Hot Hard to Resist won Breed on Wed and Best of Opposite on Sat. #1 is Sizzln Hot Motion in red, #2 Sizzln Hot Hearts on Fire and #3 Sizzln Hot Bears Replica of Thistle Creek. Stormy, Degen and Maya are owned by Juliene Laughy and Pippin is own by Ellen Fried-Smith. They were all shown by various handlers.

Juliene Laughy

Mockingbirds Worth The Wait At CoalDust
BOB and BIM!
This was the last points we needed for her CM!!
Bred by Karey Marrs Mockingbird Hill Kennel
Owned and Shown by Jerisha Ganske Coal Dust Kennel
Abington's Naughty Prince Harry
owned by Ginny Verville of NW Aloha Aussies in Florence, OR and
co-owned by Patti Cutler of Abington Mini's in Tuscon, AZ
took BOB both days and Best in Misc. on Sunday at the
Eugene Kennel Club show in Brownsville OR on Sept. 6th and 7th.
We are so proud to have "Harry" in our breeding program!

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:


This has never happened to me before and I've been breeding these little dogs for 10 years. The mom is 13 " tall and dad is 14" tall and this pup is now 7 weeks old and weighs 14 oz. and is shorter than a pepsi can standing up. She doesn't know she is little and eats constantly but doesn't seem to be growing much. Her littermate sister is more than twice her size.

She is a doll though.



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!!


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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 September! 


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. Horst Sollereder, Austria

  2. Sharon Ruppel, CT

  3. Laetitia Blumenroeder, France

  4. Christopher Marsh, Canada

  5. Barb Kelm, MN

  6. Gloria Knapp, AZ

  7. Bruce Klein, AZ

  8. Alan T. McDaniel, IA

  9. Katherine Morefield, MD

  10. Karyn E. Parker, LA

  11. Gordon Peterson, TX

  12. Sandra Starck, WI

  13. Doug Wright, OK

  14. Lezlie Wright, OK

                     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