Tuesday Talk  
January 20, 2015


Small Pride High Field Blue 

Eva MariŽn


Meet the Miniature American Shepherd


Here is the new video produced by AKC for our breed






The MASCUSA Awards Program for MASCUSA Championships and Grand Championships will end on June 30, 2015. If you have a dog working towards a MASCUSA Championship or a Grand Championship you must have earned all remaining points by that date. All winsheets must be postmarked within 30 days of the date of the show at which the points were earned.

The Merit portion of the Awards Program ended on December 31, 2014 and does not affect the above programs. 

MASCUSA Board of Directors






The Merit Program ended December 31, 2014. Please make sure that all final winsheets are submitted for the period ending December 31, 2014 within the required timeframe (30 days from the date of the show at which points were earned). There will not be a Merit Program for the period January through June 2015.


MASCUSA Board of Directors 



47 AKC Titles Earned in December 2014!!

Dog TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritDynasty's Designed To Impress CM
Certificate of Merit 11Abington's Da Vinci CM11
Rally NoviceMockingbirds On The Money Red RN
Rally NoviceSapphire'Sgottabemr.Micahmcgee RN
Rally NoviceSouthern Charm's Crystal Blue @ Sunset RN CGCA
Rally ExcellentBlitzen's Wink CD BN RE OA OAJ NF
Rally ExcellentRiley's Little Molly Girl RE
Herding Started Course A SheepGhost Creek Lady In Red HSAs
Novice AgilityDodge City's Blue Eyed Wonder Teagan NA NAJ CGC
Novice AgilityFlagtree's Dynamite CD BN RAE2 PT NA NAJ NAP NJP CGCA
Novice AgilityShadow's On Eagles Wings NA NAJ
Open AgilityCarolina Bleu Rev N 2 Go OA OAJ NF
Open AgilityTate OA OAJ
Agility ExcellentDodge Citys Marshall Dillon AX OAJ NF CGCA
Master Bronze AgilityGreat Companions Miss Gabriella Rager MX MXB MXJ MJB OF T2B CGC
Master Bronze AgilitySunflower Ozzi MX MXB MXJ MJB XF T2B
Master Bronze AgilityViolet MX MXB MXJ MJB XF
Master Silver AgilityTimeless Trudi MX MXS MXJ MJB MXF T2B
Master Gold AgilityMACH Jeep CD MXG MJB2 MXF MFS T2B3
Master Gold Agility 2MACH5 Wiseachers Sheila MXG2 MJB3 OF T2B2
Novice Agility JumperFlagtree's Dynamite CD BN RAE2 PT NAJ NAP NJP CGCA
Novice Agility JumperKnee High Simbah Of Bridalvale BN RN TD NAJ CGC
Novice Agility JumperShadow's On Eagles Wings NAJ
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredRockin R Hope Floats CD BN PCD RN NJP THDN CGCA
Open Agility JumperCarolina Bleu Rev N 2 Go OA OAJ NF
Open Agility JumperDodge City's Blue Eyed Wonder Teagan NA OAJ CGC
Open Agility JumperDodge Citys Marshall Dillon OA OAJ CGCA
Open Agility JumperHeartlands Wallace Icy Overpass HSAds OA OAJ CGC
Open Agility Jumper Preferred3M's Buck and Rose's Sham NAP OJP CGC
Open Agility Jumper PreferredMoonlights Red Barron NAP OJP
Excellent Agility JumperFhf Quinn AX AXJ OF
Excellent Agility JumperGordonview Four On The Floor OA AXJ CA
Excellent Agility JumperRockin Miss Dakota AX AXJ
Master Excellent JumperDesert Sun's Pull That Trigger RN MX MXJ OF
Agility FAST NoviceCarolina Bleu Rev N 2 Go OA OAJ NF
Agility FAST NoviceDodge Citys Marshall Dillon OA OAJ NF CGCA
Agility Master FAST ExcellentMACH Gottabe's Doin' The Hustle MXS MJG MXF T2B5
Master Agility ChampionMACH Violet MXB MJB XF
Canine Good CitizenA Timeless Journey CGC
Canine Good CitizenCounty Line K9 Keep It Movin Maggie CGC
Canine Good CitizenMelmac Sweets CGC
Canine Good CitizenSouthern Charm's Crystal Blue @ Sunset CGC
Canine Good CitizenSouthern Star Bows CGC
Advanced Canine Good CitizenFlagtree's Piece Of Cake BN RN CGCA
Advanced Canine Good CitizenLegacy's Alexandria CGCA
Advanced Canine Good CitizenMattie B Of Dodge City CGCA
Advanced Canine Good CitizenSouthern Charm's Crystal Blue @ Sunset CGCA

Flagtree's Simply Spicy BN PCD RE HT OA OAJ XF CA CGCA AD SR SS SJ SG TSAD TG3 earned her Rally Exc and Lure Coursing Ability titles at the Clemson Kennel Club show. Spice is owned and handled by Cheryl Warren, Pendleton, SC.


 Valentines for Morgan  
Love abounds!
Start putting together your favorite photos showing the love and bond between you and your dogs. 
I will be asking for them the end of January!
photo above by Denise Albright

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


Mockingbirds Take Charge Brandi.

She is bred by Karey Marrs and is owned by Lani Morris.

  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 :-)
 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. 


Thank you to Connie Bleecker for showing Gr. Ch. Linderland Birchviews Hop2It 
to her Best in Miscellaneous 1/3/15 under Judge Ms Kathryn A Cowser . Cricket has been away from the show ring for almost 2 years and took BOB and BMISC on 1/2/15 and 1/3/15 and then went BOS to her son on 1/4/15. I am so proud of this girl. Cricket is co-owned by Judy Linder and Sharon Sloper and bred by Judy Linder. 


It was a family affair at the Land O Lakes Kennel Club show January 2,3 & 4th.
 We had a great time with great friends.
Pictured here from left to right are Joan Koskiniemi with Daddy, Birchviews Hat Trick Hero, Connie Bleecker with Momma, Linderland Birchviews Hop2It, Sharon Sloper with son, Silvermist Rise and Shine and Kellie Barry with daughter,Silvermist Kookoo for Koko Puffs
Wins Herding Group 6-8 month old pup class at the Eukanuba 'Puppy Spectacular'
held after the Rose City Classic AKC show in Portland Oregon recently. It was a very fun
 show and interesting format. Our breed was in the Herding Group since there was not a Misc. group
There were over 125 entries of 4-16 month old puppies!
 Thanks to Eukanuba, judge Sammie Lewis and co breeder Margo McKee, 'Too Minis'!
    Special thanks to 'Jimmy' for being a good sport on that very long day!

  Jeanie & Dr. Douglas McAdams, 'Love That' Minis, Denton


Multi Ch Heatherlyz/SL Sam I Am - HIC HCTs CL1 CL2-H CGC TDI - 


Sami with Ducks - Instinct test - March 2005

Deb Dulaney

 If you are on Facebook you are familiar with the TBT- Throw Back Thursday photos!
I would like to feature a few weeks of those right here on the Tuesday Talk!  So if you have a picture from way back when of your dogs please send to me. Anything from when he was a mere pup to your first event!  Whatever you want to share!

Send to



It is time to renew your Tuesday Talk ads, or place a new one!
The Tuesday Talk reaches more than 600 members per week, and is a wonderful place to advertise!  It can be for your kennel, your dog related products, training or more.
 Click the link below to find out how to send in an Ad! 
Start your new Ad in January and start the new year off right!

Go to Public Relations and click on the Tuesday Talk Advertising form! 






 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.


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

MASCUSA has updated our registry rules and forms.
They are located at


Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these rules.

The website has been reorganized a little. Forms and fees pages have been combined and the new forms are available. The new link for both forms and fees is now

Thank you,

MASCUSA Board of Directors 


Welcome New Members for January! 


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. Patricia Blaauboer, Netherlands

  2. Nadine Boeckels, United Kingdom

  3. Megan Coste, Canada

  4. Eva Marien, Belgium

  5. Michelle Ceal, TX

  6. Kimberly J. Welton, TN

  7. Frederick J. Welton, TN

  8. Bart Riley, MT

  9. Bretaigne Riley, MT

  10. Jennifer Hampton, MI

                     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



 Throw Back Thursday Photos!
Collecting photos for the lovely month of February

Affiliates It's Time to Renew

Send in your ads for the Tuesday Talk!

 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