Minis at the USDAA Agility Nationals!
They were awesome, so stay tuned..... details in next weeks
Tuesday Talk, but here is a preview for one of the dogs!
USDAA Nationals were held in Morgan Hill, CA October 15-19.
The weather was beautiful and the site was on turf and grass. There were 6 rings going from 8am till 4 on the 5 days with tons of dog competing for the coveted finals.
Four mini Americans rose to the top in their divisions!!
Donna Crary-Johnson and Icyhot
were in the 12 in Performance division and her placings were
5th in Versatility jumpers,
7th in Versatility snooker,
7th in Performance Grand Prix Semi-Finals,
5th in Performance Grand Prix Finals,
8th in Performance Speedjumping Semi finals,
and 3rd in Performance Speedjumping Finals!!
Just a couple weeks ago I posted that Southern Star Ruby Roux obtained her Rally Advanced title. Well, she has gone out 2 more weekends and has now obtained her Rally Excellent title scoring 99, 100, 96, 92.
This little dog does whatever her owner (Stefanie Matak) ask of her,
and I am so proud of both of them.
Stay tuned for whats next for Team Ruby
Leslie Peckham / Breeder
Short article about what this trainer looks for in a herding dog
when testing at a young age
"The ONLY thing I ask of a pup is intensity of interest in stock (prey drive)
then the only other factor that will determine whether or not the dog becomes a herding dog is trainability.
Sure, at a young age (8 weeks) you can see signs of heading, driving, stalking, intensity, focus, whether the dog breaks wide or dives in... many different things.... but it all boils down to trainability for ME. I just want a dog that is trainable so that whatever the dog doesn't have naturally I can then train it.
Even BEFORE 8 weeks of age environment plays a huge roll in how the dog perceives its surroundings, that includes that first exposure to stock. Pups may not show interest if their environment hasn't created a lot of confidence in the pup. So remember that environment determines how the dog grows into herding. If they are driven at a young age then they would continue to be driven unless environment has taken it out of them."
Pat Taylor- Bouviers
Doc's Ducati Cucciolo
completed his AKC Novice agility and
Novice Jumpers titles in Memphis last weekend.
The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd
A weekly photo series!
SanCair Mini Aussies
Carrie Johnson & Sandy Stephens Temecula,Ca.
Please send me your most stunning head shots of your dogs and I will post one each week!
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
AKC is working on a new breeder recognition program with the emphasis on Health.
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!
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.
WINS HIS THIRD AKC BEST IN SHOW
4-6 MONTH OLD PUP IN ENID, OKLAHOMA on 10/11/14!
THANK YOU JUDGE MS. SHERRY ANDERSON!
Sire: GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM13
Dam: CH Too Minis Princess Kate
co breeders-Jeanie McAdams & Margo McKee
owner- Jeanie and Dr. Douglas McAdams
Wyndemere's Country Girl
goes BOB at Troy Kennel Club, Springfield, MA
underJudge Anne Savory Bolus.
Bred By-Loved-Handled by Cindy Booth
Mockingbirds On The Money Red
Winning best in miscellaneous in August GA a couple weeks ago
Advertise in the catalogs and support the
first AKC hosted MASCUSA
Agility, Obedience and Rally Trials
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 STILL AVAILABLE : Agility Ads ARE Now Closed
Ads are avaiLable for purchase for $15
aD SPACE IS BUSINESS CARD size and the
ad must be emailed to Mindy at email@example.com
November 5th for the Herding Trial Catalog
December 5th, for the Obedience/Rally Catalog
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!!
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!
Entries close November 5th!
Day of for Instinct testing only, so be sure and get your entries in ASAP.
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!!
2015 MASCUSA Nationals - Save the Date!!!
1st MASCUSA Nationals with full AKC Recognition
Purina Farms - 200 Checkerboard Drive, Gray Summit, Missouri 63039
Hosted by: MASCUSA, MASCUSA Members and Affiliates
MASCUSA Nationals (September 14th-17th, 2015)
Three Rivers Cluster Supported Entries (September 11th-13th, 2015)
All Breed Conformation Gateway Cluster Supported Entries (September 18th-20th, 2015)
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 October!
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.
Lisa Moir, Canada
G.K.A. de Jonge, Netherlands
Monica Gaw, Canada
Carol Arthur, MN
Carrie Johnson, CA
Gypsy O'Neal, KS
Tim O'Neal, KS
Christine Salazar, CA
- Donna Johnson, CT
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
**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
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
Linda DuBois, Secretary
Patricia Davis, Treasurer
Denise Albright,many of the photos for TT
Send in those favorite photos so we can post them on the Tuesday Talk!