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December 30, 2014
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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


MASCUSA Board of Directors



We met with AKC on December 17, 2014 and have negotiated a change to the rules concerning Australian Shepherd parents of a Miniature Australian Shepherd.

This change does not affect the deadline concerning conversion of an AKC Australian Shepherd to an AKC Miniature American Shepherd. The deadline of December 31, 2014 will be enforced.

This change does not affect the deadline concerning the purposeful breeding between an Australian Shepherd and a Miniature American Shepherd and/or Miniature Australian Shepherd. The deadline of December 31, 2014 will be enforced. This means that any Miniature Australian Shepherd having an Australian Shepherd parent that is whelped on or after January 1, 2015 will not be eligible for registration in AKC as a Miniature American Shepherd.

The negotiated change is:

Any Miniature Australian Shepherd born by December 31, 2014 that has an Australian Shepherd parent and is registered, or eligible to register, with a recognized Miniature Australian Shepherd registry, will be eligible for registration into AKC under the "grandfathering" clause.

What this means is that any Miniature Australian Shepherd born by December 31, 2014, having an Australian Shepherd parent, that is registered with NAMASCUSA, NSDR, MASCA, ASDR, or IMASC, or is eligible to register with any of those registries, will continue to be eligible to register in AKC on or after January 1, 2015 as long as these registries are recognized by MASCUSA. The rule that both parents of the applicant dog must have registration in a recognized registry (which will also include AKC, ASCA, and the Canadian Kennel Club, as additional Australian Shepherd registries) will continue to be enforced. Current MASCUSA rules require that the eligible dog be registered with one of the recognized registries, be eligible to be registered by NAMASCUSA, or have a NAMASCUSA-issued Individual Dog Registration from a registered litter (yellow or blue puppy paper).

The exception to the above would be any Miniature Australian Shepherd that is also registered with AKC as an Australian Shepherd as they are affected by the conversion deadline of December 31, 2014 which will be enforced.

The MASCUSA Board of Directors






 All club affiliates seeking renewal with MASCUSA must submit the following documentation with the application. All documents must be received and reviewed by the Board before the renewal of an affiliate club will be approved. 

Affiliate renewal period will be from January 1 to April 1 of each year.   



  • 1. Officer list that must include president, vice president, secretary and treasurer (secretary and treasurer may be the same person if the club's bylaws allow), and board members. All officers must be current members of MASCUSA. This list must include office held, names, addresses, and emails
  • 2.       Current membership list that includes names, addresses, and emails.
  • 3.       List of activities - educational, public outreach, fundraising, and events held, etc. within the last year. Two activities minimum are required each year.
  • 4.       Bank account information - proof of a bank account, bank address, title of the bank account (must be in the club's name), and names on the account (must be two current members on the account minimum). 
  • 5.       Opening and closing bank balance with debits and credits specifically listed for the year. If associated with an activity, it must state which activity.


Devin and Zeus to 3rd in Miscellaneous and 1st in Miniature American Shepherds in Jr. Handler with his dog Zeus of Olympus 


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, 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


Owned by the Gaian Family in Spring Valley, CA 

won her first win title today and got a Q in jumping.

Kiah is out of AP RANCH DITTO and by Texas Jessie James 

Owned by Linda & Bruce Stennerson. 


The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


Terri Dickerson -pup

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

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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 :-)
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Everyone's Win photos have been gorgeous so keep them coming and I will post them! Send those brags and a photo to me. 

Linderland,Timeless High Resolution At Triple R'

aka: COPY 
 Eukanuba Pre Shows show #1 Best Of Opposite, Pre Show #2 Best Of Opposite, Pre show
#3 Best Of Breed Pre show #4 2nd place Pre show #5 2nd place
Eukanuba Nationals First place win!
This was Copy's first AKC shows
I have to give a BIG Thank you to Judy Linder & Karen Keller for this girl!
She is a dream come true!!
Copy is owned by Judy Linder & Mary Rukowski
LOVE TO DEATH BY ..Mary Rutkowski of Triple R
Bred by Judy Linder & Karen Keller
Handled beautifully by Diego Garcia

Dynasty's Designed to Impress, CM "Desi" 

win photo at the Beaufort Kennel Club winning MISC BIS under Judge John Wade. Handled by Arvind DeBraganca.

Thank you

Kim Johnson


   Correction, I listed the wrong name last week


 wins Best of Breed at the AKC show in Dallas Texas 12/6/14!
Thank you judge Ms. Betty Ann Stenmark!
  'Maria' needs just one point for her AKC Certificate of Merit!
  Sire: GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM15,
 Dam: CH Chandreas Sizzln Hot Reba
  Breeder/Owner/Handler-Jeanie McAdams
  Thank you Julieanne Laughy, 'Sizzln Hot' for leasing Reba to us!

2014 AKC Eukanuba show-Orlando, Florida
Cousins clean up!
              GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM15 ('Merlie')
  wins AKC Eukanuba Best of Breed bred by exhibitor and his pretty
  cousin GR CH Coal Dust's Love That Lady in Red CM ('Kiara')
  wins 2014 Eukanuba Best Opposite Sex!
           Merlie's grandfather and Kiara's father is GR CH Taycin's Always
  A Gentleman CM, ('Tag') the first Mini male to win his AKC Certificate of Merit,
  Mascusa Nationals Best of Breed, multi #1 Top Ten awards, etc. etc!
  'Merlie' is bred/owned/handled by Jeanie Troyan McAdams
  'Kiara's is bred/owned by Jerisha Ganske, co owner-Jeanie Troyan McAdams
  'Tag' is owned/shown/spoiled by Jeanie Troyan McAdams, co owner/breeder is Jeanine Perron 

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.

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Merry Christmas from our members!!!
One more card from members, and it is so cute! 
Blue Moon Bryn.
submitted by Amy Nelson


 New Year's Naps

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!!!

Wanda Alsleben

Sandy Creek Aussies


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.

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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


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 December! 


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. 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!

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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








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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