Tuesday Talk
December 23, 2014



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




Very fun character photos of the AKC staff sent out to AKC Members, many of you know a few of the people, especially Mari-Beth ONeil who heads FSS.





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



Congrats to the Miniature American Shepherds!
63 New Titles Earned In November

Dog Title

Dog Name

Certificate of Merit

Ia.Shoot To The Stars Of Carrollsell CM

Certificate of Merit

Pleasant  Woods Cheyenne Rose CM

Certificate of Merit 10

Abington's Da Vinci CM10

Certificate of Merit 15

Love That American Red White And Blue CM15

Companion Dog

Blitzen's Wink CD BN RA OA OAJ NF

Beginner Novice

Salish' Chandrea Cool Runnings CM BN RN CGC

Beginner Novice

Walkabout Shiloh At Elray BN RN THD

Rally Novice

Barnestormer's Blaze Of Glory RN MX MXJ MJB OF T2B

Rally Novice

In The Nik Of Timeless RN AX MXJ XF

Rally Novice

Innovative's T. Sizzle RN OA OAJ NF CGCA

Rally Novice

Mockingbirds Georgia Chrome RN

Rally Novice

Pockets Testa Rossa RN

Rally Novice

Tuckers Oscar BN RN

Rally Advanced

Cabalina's Morning Star Danica RA NAJ

Rally Excellent

Gordonview Diamond Rio RE AX AXJ NAP NJP CGC

Rally Excellent

White Snow's Salt N' Pepper CD RE MX MXG MXJ MJB NF

Novice Agility

Ezekiel NA NF

Novice Agility

Java NA

Novice Agility

Picasso Bounce NA NAJ

Novice Agility

Siya NA

Novice Agility

Surly NA NAJ

Open Agility

Dodge Citys Marshall Dillon OA NAJ CGCA

Open Agility

Gordonview Four On The Floor OA OAJ CA

Open Agility

Knee High's Aaaaaand Go OA NAJ

Open Agility

Picasso Bounce OA NAJ

Open Agility

Pleasant Woods Sunshine Through The Rain CD BN RA OA OAJ NAP NJP NF NFP CGC

Agility Excellent

Fhf Quinn AX OAJ OF

Master Bronze Agility


Master Silver Agility

MACH Cc's Come As You Are MXS MJS XF T2B2

Master Gold Agility 2

MACH6 Alias' Call Of Freelancer MXG2 MJC2 XF

Master Agility Excellent Preferred 4

MACH10 PACH Schiml's Denim Blue Dylin MXG3 MJG3 MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX OF

Novice Agility Jumper

Ezekiel NA NAJ NF

Novice Agility Jumper

Flagtree's Cleared For Takeoff BN RN NAJ CGCA

Novice Agility Jumper

Morris' Sparkling Sprite NAJ

Novice Agility Jumper

Wigglebutt Makin' Me Blush NAJ

Open Agility Jumper

Flagtree's Simply Spicy BN PCD RA HT OA OAJ XF CGCA

Open Agility Jumper

Gordonview Four On The Floor NA OAJ CA

Open Agility Jumper

Knee High's Aaaaaand Go OA OAJ

Open Agility Jumper


Master Bronze Jumper

Timeless Black Ice RN PT MX MXJ MJB

Master Bronze Jumper

Timeless Highly Ambitious Harper AX MXJ MJB XF T2B

Master Gold Jumper

MACH Schultz's Macy MXS MJG T2B

Master Century Jumper 2

MACH6 Alias' Call Of Freelancer MXG2 MJC2 XF

Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 2

Timeless Rock My World OA OAJ MXP MJP2 NF NFP T2BP

Agility FAST Novice

Ezekiel NA NF

Agility FAST Novice

Morris' Sparkling Sprite NAJ NF

Agility FAST Open

Sheza Mega Pixel AX MXJ OF

Master Agility Champion

MACH Doc's Little Red Masurati MXB MJS XF T2B3

Time 2 Beat

In The Nik Of Timeless RN AX MXJ XF T2B

Time 2 Beat

MACH Schultz's Macy MXS MJS T2B

Time 2 Beat

Sweet Baby Jazzy MX MXB MXJ MJB NF T2B

Coursing Ability

Knee High's It's All About Meme CA

Coursing Ability

Mini Miss Sadie Mae CA

Canine Good Citizen

Bearpath's Downer RN CGC

Canine Good Citizen

Caiden John Buschelman CGC

Canine Good Citizen

Colorado Clancy Macbear CGC

Canine Good Citizen

Fhf Faith's Autumn Rose CGC

Canine Good Citizen

Finnys Sir Grizwold CGC

Canine Good Citizen

Ruby Red Slippers CGC

Canine Good Citizen

Stones Rivers High Fashion CGC

Advanced Canine Good Citizen

Rockin R Hope Floats CD BN PCD RN THDN CGCA

Therapy Dog Novice

Chandrea's Razzmataz CD BN RN THDN CGC

Therapy Dog

Heckman's Little Isis RN THD CGC



The first official Kennel Club Agility show for "Basileas General
Lucius" (Bodie) owned and trained by Sarah Woodley, and he won the
class putting his mum "Little Moons Yana of Basilea" (Yana) into 2nd
place. Very proud of this pair who I am sure have a great future ahead
of them.

Fran Albisser - Basileas Minis (UK)


The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


 Nicole Gaines two girls that were bred and loved by AP RANCH MINI AUSSIES. 
The merle girl is Kiah and the tri girl is Shadow, both are training for agility 

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

 Send to editor@mascusa.org  


Mockingbirds On The Money Red and

Mockingbirds Georgia Chrome
Both completing Rally Novice titles at 8 months and 
Mockingbirds Georgia Chrome qualified for Rally nationals 2015
Handled by Elise Wolpert
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. 


Pleasant Woods Cheyenne Rose 

earns her CM at the Roseburg ,OR AKC show taking Best Of Miscellaneous both days. Cheyenne is owned by Virginia Verville of NW Aloha Aussies in Florence OR and bred by Brenda Hector of Pleasant Woods Toy Aussies in Kalama WA


Mockingbirds Georgia Chrome

Best of Breed Beaufort Kennel Club
Handled by Lynn Vogel
Owned by Elise Wolpert


wins his second AKC Best in Misc. at just barely 6 months old under
 judge Mr. Robert Caswell Jr in Dallas, Texas 12/7/14! 'Jimmy' is bred
by Margo McKee & Jeanie McAdams, owned and shown by Jeanie.

lil Louie blue and Comanche "sorry dad we are just to tired to give you back your chair""
Cora Puff



Merry Christmas from our members!!!
Send yours to editor@mascusa.org for the Tuesday Talk!
I'll post  also on 12/30



Merry Christmas from Bubba, Fizz and Hope!


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!

I would love to see more pics of our dogs herding, so if you have some please
Send to me and I will place them in the Tuesday Talk.  

 sheep gif 



 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