| 68 New AKC Titles !!|
Earned in September 2014
|Dog Title||Dog Name|
|Certificate of Merit||Too Mini's Sweet Polly CM|
|Companion Dog Excellent||MACH Araqua True Colors CDX RE MXB MJS OF T2B|
|Companion Dog Excellent||Patchworks Ripley Believe It Or Not CDX RN|
|Beginner Novice||Flagtree's Cleared For Takeoff BN RN CGCA|
|Beginner Novice||Sandy Creeks Rock My World BN RN|
|Graduate Novice||Sandy Creek Wanna'Be Like Me CD BN GN|
|Rally Novice||Captain Jack RN|
|Rally Novice||Karma's Piping Hot Gent RN|
|Rally Novice||Sandy Creek Wanna'Be Like Me CD BN GN RN|
|Rally Novice||Sandy Creeks Rock My World RN|
|Rally Advanced||Flagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT NA NAJ OF CGCA|
|Rally Advanced||Southern Star Ruby Roux RA CGC|
|Pre-Trial Tested||Callie PT|
|Novice Agility||Doc's Ducati Cucciolo NA|
|Novice Agility||Dodge Citys Marshall Dillon NA CGCA|
|Novice Agility||Tequilla RN NA|
|Open Agility||Flagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT OA NAJ XF CGCA|
|Open Agility||Timeless Cute As A Bug OA OAJ|
|Open Agility Preferred||Bolo Tschiember OAP AJP|
|Open Agility Preferred||Marshall's Windy Blue Willow OAP OJP|
|Agility Excellent Preferred||Molly AXP AJP|
|Master Bronze Agility||Dingy MX MXB MXJ MJB XF T2B2|
|Master Bronze Agility||Sweet Baby Jazzy MX MXB MXJ MJB NF|
|Master Agility Excellent Preferred||MACH9 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXB3 MJB3 MXP MXF|
|Master Agility Excellent Preferred 3||Ozzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX|
|Novice Agility Jumper||Dodge Citys Marshall Dillon NA NAJ CGCA|
|Novice Agility Jumper||Hagan's Charm RN TD NA NAJ CGC|
|Novice Agility Jumper||Picasso Bounce NAJ|
|Novice Agility Jumper||Pippen The Short NA NAJ|
|Novice Agility Jumper Preferred||Moonlights Red Barron NJP|
|Open Agility Jumper||Fhf Quinn OA OAJ OF|
|Open Agility Jumper||Innovative's T. Sizzle OA OAJ NF CGCA|
|Open Agility Jumper||Pleasant Woods Sunshine Through The Rain CD BN RA NA OAJ NAP NJP NF NFP CGC|
|Open Agility Jumper||Sun-Up Star Spangled CDX RE OA OAJ CGC|
|Open Agility Jumper||Timeless Cute As A Bug OA OAJ|
|Open Agility Jumper||Windance's Simply Irresistible OA OAJ|
|Excellent Agility Jumper||Schultz's Rough Ryder NA AXJ|
|Excellent Agility Jumper Preferred||Timeless Pandamonium OAP AJP CGC|
|Master Excellent Jumper||In The Nik Of Timeless AX MXJ OF|
|Master Excellent Jumper||Sheza Mega Pixel AX MXJ NF|
|Master Excellent Jumper||Wigglebutt Bling AX MXJ XF|
|Master Bronze Jumper||Mills' Tee Rex MX MXJ MJB|
|Master Bronze Jumper||Pocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX4 OM2 MX MXJ MJB|
|Master Bronze Jumper||Sweet Baby Jazzy MX MXB MXJ MJB NF|
|Master Century Jumper||MACH2 Coat Tails Missy MXG MJC XF T2B2|
|Master Excellent Jumper Preferred||MACH9 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXB3 MJB3 MXP MJP MXF|
|Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 3||Ozzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX|
|Agility FAST Open||Fhf Quinn OA NAJ OF|
|Agility FAST Excellent||Flagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT NA NAJ XF CGCA|
|Agility FAST Excellent||Wigglebutt Bling AX MXJ XF|
|Agility FAST Excellent Preferred||Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB XFP|
|Time 2 Beat||Sunflower Ozzi MX MXJ MJB XF T2B|
|Time 2 Beat 3||Doc's Little Red Masurati MX MXB MXJ MJS XF T2B3|
|Coursing Ability||Gordonview Four On The Floor NA NAJ CA|
|Canine Good Citizen||Dynasty's Truly Amaising CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Flagtree's Cleared For Takeoff BN RN CGCA|
|Canine Good Citizen||Flagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT NA NAJ OF CGCA|
|Canine Good Citizen||Flat Mountains Alice Of Dodge City CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Legacy's Alexandria CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Mattie B Of Dodge City CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Nw Aloha Miss Bella Blue CGC|
|Canine Good Citizen||Silvermist Kookoo For Koko Puffs CGC|
|Advanced Canine Good Citizen||Flagtree's Cleared For Takeoff BN RN CGCA|
|Advanced Canine Good Citizen||Flagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT NA NAJ OF CGCA|
|Advanced Canine Good Citizen||Peaceful Acres Talk About The Preacher CGCA|
|Therapy Dog Excellent||Willow Rock's Legolas Greenleaf THDX|
|Dock Senior||Colt RN DS|
|Dock Senior||Schooner Or Later DS|
Minis at the USDAA Agility Nationals!
USDAA Nationals were held in Morgan Hill, CA the week of Oct 16 -Oct 19th. The week was brisk in the morning for walk thru's that started at 6:40am, with 6 rings going from 8am till 4pm or 5pm. The goal was to get to finals, which means you had to Qualify in Quarter Finals, or if you held a Bye from a Regionals, then you moved to Semi Finals, and then only the top dogs got to go to Finals. Included in the Nationals were also, Dock diving, Barn Hunt, and Lure Courseing as well as the Agility.
On Friday night the Finals for Performance Grand Prix were held that took the top dogs from each of their heights. Saturday night were the Finals for Performance Speed Jumping, and the Finals for Champion Steeplechase. Sunday concluded the Grand Prix and the Biathon. If you weren't able to go, you had an option to watch the Live stream which focused on the main ring all week.
There was a Team event going on through the week as well, which included, Standard, Jumpers, Gamblers, and Snooker and if you were in the top 30 overall you got to go to finals. There were over 120+ teams in each Performance and Championship. And if that wasn't enough, there was also a Master Challenge Standard, and jumpers to complete the Biathon.
During the week I saw many mini's running, 4 of those Mini's made it to the Finals in their height division. Icyhot, Piper, Cobolt, and Harper. Maya finished in the top 8 in the Biathon. Little Dude was not entered in agility, but showcased his Dock Diving Skills. There were mini puppies there to cheer on the dogs, Spicee, Bizzy, and Caboose and they had a great time. I probably missed someone, but it was hard to watch everything....
Caboose, Harper, Icy, Maya, Little Dude, and Piper
Cami McClain with Maya, Little Dude, and Piper
Piper: 7th Team Standard, 17th Steeplechase Semi Finals, 18 Team Gamblers, 9th GP Semi Finals, 12th Team Jumpers, 14th in Master Challenge Std, and 2nd in Grand Prix Finals!!
Little Dude:Dude also got 1st in Dock Diving in the under 16in class. on Thursday
25th Performance Std, 7th Perf snooker, 17th PGP Semi Finals, 14th Perf Master Challenge, 13th Perf Master Jum
pers, and 8th Biathon
Nicole Wakida with Cobolt, at USDAA nationals. Her wins include: 16 in division, 1st team gamblers, 7th team snooker, 7th team jumpers, 7th Steeplechase finals, 5th Grand Prix quarter finals, 4th GP Seminfinals, Grand Prix Finalist
Ami Sheffield's Pixel with her wins from USDAA Nationals in Morgan Hill, CA
14" champion division, 1st team jumpers, 2nd team gamblers, 1st in Steeplechase Semifinals, 1st in Grand Prix Quarter finals, and Finalist in Steeplechase.
Courtney Farmer with Harper competed in 16 in championship division, wins include, 4th team jumpers, 9th team gamblers, 10th team snooker, 6th Steeplechase Finals, 1st Master challenge jumpers, biathlon 6th place overall. (Icy is on the right, Harper on the left)
Here is the video of Icy's journey...
Donna Crary Johnson
Southern Charm Crystal Blue @ Sunset
Wins first 2 legs for her Rally Novice title, with a score of 95 and 2nd place on Oct 25th and a score of 98 and 2nd place Oct 26th at the Brevard County Dog Training Club Trail in Melbourne, FL. She also earned her CGC Title all at 16 months of age.
Owned by Debra Blanchard and Sharon Wheeler, shown by Sharon Wheeler
The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd
A weekly photo series!
Please send me your most stunning head shots of your dogs and I will post one each week!
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockin R Hope Floats aka Hope (Pockets Take N the Heat x Pockets Keeneye)
Owned and handled by Shelley Geyer of Tulsa, Oklahoma had a really successful AKC obedience and rally trial at Tulsa Dog Training Club October 25 and 26, 2014. We finished our AKC rally novice title that we started in May and got our first leg in Rally Advanced. We also started and finished AKC obedience titles in Beginner Novice, Pre-Novice and Novice. We placed no lower than 2nd in any class we entered (they place to 4 places). The trophies are for the placements in our Novice Classes. Her success at this trial was even more special since we have not done any formal obedience training since early 2012, and have been focusing instead on agility, nosework, and rally. It takes a village and we have a huge one of supporters, folks who give coaching, instructors, other club members, our vet, and of course the women responsible for her being here at all, Ruth Vanderhoof, Gypsy O'Neal and Toni O'Neal Ruggles Thanks so much to everyone!
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.
Earned her RAE2 10/24/14. The Rally Advanced Excellent Title is earned through qualifying in both Advanced and Excellent Rally at one trial 10 times. This makes her second time to earn the title.
Owned and Handled by Karen Bailey Cooper.
Flagtree's Simply Spicy
BN PCD RA HT OA NAJ XF CGCA AD SR SS SJ SG TSAD TG3
Earned her Starter Gamblers, Starter Standard, and Agility Dog titles at the Blue Ribbon USDAA trial in Calhoun, Louisiana. Spice is owned and handled by Cheryl Warren, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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!!
Cooper's Bailey Gal
Earned her Junior Herding Dog Title October 12 at Latigo Farm.
She is loved and handled by Karen Bailey Cooper
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
Using Stockdogs for Low Stress Livestock Handling
by Wally Butler
Interesting article and here is an excerpt........
"Australian shepherds are the youngest of the four
mentioned breeds and were developed, not in Australia
but in the western United States within the last century.
Their working style is not as fixed as the older breeds
with some bloodlines being predominantly headers and
others predominantly heelers. Inbreeding in the early
years resulted in many dogs with blue or mixed eye
coloration. Natural bobbed tails are common. The best
working bloodlines are of medium bone, moderate size
and are agile and very athletic. These dogs work from an
upright stance with varying degrees of eye. "Eye" is a
term that refers to a stare that results in a near hypnotic
spell over livestock. They are highly social dogs that
enjoy the company of their handler."
Click to read the entire article
Using stock dogs for low stress stock handling
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!