Tuesday Talk
December 16, 2014


The following applicant(s) have applied to be a presenter for judge's education presentations for MASCUSA. Any current member may protest the acceptance of an applicant by emailing board@mascusa.org, and providing the reason for the protest and the full name of the member that is protesting acceptance of the applicant.

Sara Seefelt

Fran Withers

Eukanuba Best In Miscellaneous was a 

Miniature American Shepherd!!! 

GCh Abingtons Da Vinci "Leo" 



Leo, owned by Abington Minis - Patti Cutler

shown by Stephanie House





The deadline for converting an AKC Australian Shepherd to an AKC Miniature American Shepherd is December 31, 2014. 


The deadline to register a litter that has an Australian Shepherd parent is February 1, 2015.  The litter must be whelped no later than December 31, 2014. It is highly recommended that you send your paperwork in as soon as possible after whelping to ensure that your litter can be processed by the deadline.


If you have a dog registered as a Miniature Australian Shepherd that is also registered with AKC as an Australian Shepherd, you must convert that dog to a Miniature American Shepherd by December 31, 2014 or offspring from that dog will not be accepted as of January 1, 2015.


Effective January 1, 2015, puppy papers may only be used to enter AKC regardless of the date the papers were issued.


Effective January 1, 2015, MASCUSA will no longer issue NAMASCUSA registration certificates.  Applications submitted must include the AKC/FSS Application and will only be processed for registration into AKC/FSS. Individuals who were issued an Individual Dog Registration (IDR) form for a dog whelped prior to January 1, 2014, may register their dogs in AKC by submitting the IDR form along with the AKC/FSS Application to MASCUSA. 


If you have any questions, please contact board@mascusa.org.


MASCUSA Board of Directors



Miniature American Shepherds At Eukanuba
Watch the videos from the Agility and Obedience Competitions!
CONGRATS to everyone that competed

 Icy at the Agility Invitationals during Eukanuba! 


So many memories this year at Invitationals. Course were challenging, long days, lots going on. 4 clean rounds went to finals in 8th place. Finals was a bit tricky, but Icy went clean and was 6th.

Thank you to the Miniature America. Shepherd Club for the medallion....I know that not all breed clubs chose to give one. I will treasure it!
Donna Crary Johnson and Icy!


 The FIRST MASCUSA Sponsored ALL Breed AKC Obedience and Rally Trial is in the books! 

Pictured above is the High Scoring Miniature American Shepherd
Springlake What a Wrex, owned and shown by Pat Kotch
Pat with Wrex
Photo by Karen Bailey Cooper

We had over 90 entries, ran two rings and had a great trial!
Thank you Mid America for supporting this event and a very special 
Thank You to member Karen Bailey Cooper for being at and helping so much with 
all the events this year!. 

Wanna'be Just Ducky Razberry Gem
Many thanks to Susan Sinclair for allowing this little guy to come live with me 7 1/2 years ago. So proud of Bubba for earning his C-ATCH5 recently!
  Submitted by Melinda Cribb

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


Rockin R Hope Floats 
Herding Instinct Tested, owned by Shelley Geyer

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

 Send to editor@mascusa.org  

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 :-) ColeenLS@aceweb.com
 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. 



We competed in the Austin AKC competition held in Belton, Texas this weekend. Jemma of Flagtree is in the open level. Jemma won 2 first places: 

 (1) Jumpers with weaves and (2) the Fast competition. 

She is getting really good at this. She loved it there. 

 When I walked by the ring she started pulling me to go the direction of the entrance. Ha! 

 Mary Market



Flagtree's Dynamite "Mia"

Pulled out all the stops, going 7 Q's in 8 runs at Tulsa Dog Training Club's December AKC trial. She finished her Nov. Std and JWW titles, earned legs in Open Std and JWW and 2 legs in Novice Fast. I was very proud of her performances. 
 Karen Cooper
   Merry Christmas from our members!!!
Send yours to editor@mascusa.org for the Tuesday Talk!


Mary Market

Carina Stabel

Merry Christmas from Silvermist and Birchview Kennels!   


Merry Christmas from Bailey, Mia, Cupcake & big brother Gizmo  

Beverly Chang
Kim Gardner at Teacup Treasures

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:

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!

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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 2015 MASCUSA Nationals - Save the Date!!!

First MASCUSA Nationals with full AKC Recognition

We will have Jr. Showmanship


Click below to reserve a room

Lodging That will Accept Dogs

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/Juniors

  • 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)



*******Help Wanted*******


Not going to the 2015 MASCUSA Nationals but want to be part of the action? 

The Conformation show committee is looking for someone to be the pre-show judges' liason. 

This person would communicate with all prospective and hired judges regarding requests to judge and contracts. He/she would also handle any communications prior to the show starting. This person could also be someone showing in the companion and performance events but not in conformation or MVA. Please contact Therese Stoebner at RavenRockFarm@gmail.com.


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.

Thank you,
MASCUSA Board of Directors 


Welcome New Members for December! 


The following applicants have applied for membership in MASCUSA. Any current member may protest the acceptance of an applicant by emailing board@mascusa.org, and providing the reason for the protest and the full name of the member that is protesting acceptance of the applicant.  

  1. Heather Butcher, AZ

  2. Dana Butcher, AZ

  3. Karen Ensor, WA

  4. Cheyenne Ensor, WA

  5. Stacey Lynn VandenAdel, Canada

  6. Julie M. Linebaugh, WY

                     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








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