Tuesday Talk
October 28, 2014

Sandi Vanni and 3M's Buck and Rose's Sham

 68 New AKC Titles !!
Earned in September 2014


Dog TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritToo Mini's Sweet Polly CM
Companion Dog ExcellentMACH Araqua True Colors CDX RE MXB MJS OF T2B
Companion Dog ExcellentPatchworks Ripley Believe It Or Not CDX RN
Beginner NoviceFlagtree's Cleared For Takeoff BN RN CGCA
Beginner NoviceSandy Creeks Rock My World BN RN
Graduate NoviceSandy Creek Wanna'Be Like Me CD BN GN
Rally NoviceCaptain Jack RN
Rally NoviceKarma's Piping Hot Gent RN
Rally NoviceSandy Creek Wanna'Be Like Me CD BN GN RN
Rally NoviceSandy Creeks Rock My World RN
Rally AdvancedFlagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT NA NAJ OF CGCA
Rally AdvancedSouthern Star Ruby Roux RA CGC
Pre-Trial TestedCallie PT
Novice AgilityDoc's Ducati Cucciolo NA
Novice AgilityDodge Citys Marshall Dillon NA CGCA
Novice AgilityTequilla RN NA
Open AgilityFlagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT OA NAJ XF CGCA
Open AgilityTimeless Cute As A Bug OA OAJ
Open Agility PreferredBolo Tschiember OAP AJP
Open Agility PreferredMarshall's Windy Blue Willow OAP OJP
Agility Excellent PreferredMolly AXP AJP
Master Bronze AgilityDingy MX MXB MXJ MJB XF T2B2
Master Bronze AgilitySweet Baby Jazzy MX MXB MXJ MJB NF
Master Agility Excellent PreferredMACH9 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXB3 MJB3 MXP MXF
Master Agility Excellent Preferred 3Ozzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX
Novice Agility JumperDodge Citys Marshall Dillon NA NAJ CGCA
Novice Agility JumperHagan's Charm RN TD NA NAJ CGC
Novice Agility JumperPicasso Bounce NAJ
Novice Agility JumperPippen The Short NA NAJ
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredMoonlights Red Barron NJP
Open Agility JumperFhf Quinn OA OAJ OF
Open Agility JumperInnovative's T. Sizzle OA OAJ NF CGCA
Open Agility JumperPleasant Woods Sunshine Through The Rain CD BN RA NA OAJ NAP NJP NF NFP CGC
Open Agility JumperSun-Up Star Spangled CDX RE OA OAJ CGC
Open Agility JumperTimeless Cute As A Bug OA OAJ
Open Agility JumperWindance's Simply Irresistible OA OAJ
Excellent Agility JumperSchultz's Rough Ryder NA AXJ
Excellent Agility Jumper PreferredTimeless Pandamonium OAP AJP CGC
Master Excellent JumperIn The Nik Of Timeless AX MXJ OF
Master Excellent JumperSheza Mega Pixel AX MXJ NF
Master Excellent JumperWigglebutt Bling AX MXJ XF
Master Bronze JumperMills' Tee Rex MX MXJ MJB
Master Bronze JumperPocket's Saddle Bags Silver Spur UDX4 OM2 MX MXJ MJB
Master Bronze JumperSweet Baby Jazzy MX MXB MXJ MJB NF
Master Century JumperMACH2 Coat Tails Missy MXG MJC XF T2B2
Master Excellent Jumper PreferredMACH9 Kandlelite's Icyhot CD RAE MXB3 MJB3 MXP MJP MXF
Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 3Ozzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX
Agility FAST OpenFhf Quinn OA NAJ OF
Agility FAST ExcellentFlagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT NA NAJ XF CGCA
Agility FAST ExcellentWigglebutt Bling AX MXJ XF
Agility FAST Excellent PreferredBoot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB XFP
Time 2 BeatSunflower Ozzi MX MXJ MJB XF T2B
Time 2 Beat 3Doc's Little Red Masurati MX MXB MXJ MJS XF T2B3
Coursing AbilityGordonview Four On The Floor NA NAJ CA
Canine Good CitizenDynasty's Truly Amaising CGC
Canine Good CitizenFlagtree's Cleared For Takeoff BN RN CGCA
Canine Good CitizenFlagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT NA NAJ OF CGCA
Canine Good CitizenFlat Mountains Alice Of Dodge City CGC
Canine Good CitizenLegacy's Alexandria CGC
Canine Good CitizenMattie B Of Dodge City CGC
Canine Good CitizenNw Aloha Miss Bella Blue CGC
Canine Good CitizenSilvermist Kookoo For Koko Puffs CGC
Advanced Canine Good CitizenFlagtree's Cleared For Takeoff BN RN CGCA
Advanced Canine Good CitizenFlagtree's Simply Spicy BN RA HT NA NAJ OF CGCA
Advanced Canine Good CitizenPeaceful Acres Talk About The Preacher CGCA
Therapy Dog ExcellentWillow Rock's Legolas Greenleaf THDX
Dock SeniorColt RN DS
Dock SeniorSchooner 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  

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! 
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. 

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:


Flagtree's Dynamite 

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.

Halloween Photos
Send more for next week's Tuesday Talk after your spooktacular fun!
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Happy Halloween!


Flagtree's Simply Spicy

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 must be emailed to Mindy at


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!

Mia at a herding Clinic 

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!!


 sheep gif 



 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)

  • Conformation Regular/Non Regular/Sweeps

  • Most Versatile - Miniature American Shepherd

  • 2 AKC Herding Trials

  • 2 AKC Agility Trials

  • 2 AKC Rally

  • 2 AKC Obedience Trials

  • 2 Barn Hunt Inc. Trials

  • NADD Dock Diving

  • Skyhoundz Disc Dog Local

  • Seminars

  • Banquet

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

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these rules.

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

  2. G.K.A. de Jonge, Netherlands

  3. Monica Gaw, Canada

  4. Carol Arthur, MN

  5. Carrie Johnson, CA

  6. Gypsy O'Neal, KS

  7. Tim O'Neal, KS

  8. Christine Salazar, CA

  9. Donna Johnson, CT

                     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


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