Tuesday Talk   
 February 03, 2015

February is the month of LOVE, 
and LOVE is something our dogs know how to show!


MASCUSA Award Programs!


   MASCUSA is in need of members who are willing to work on the award programs for our club.  These need to be in place and ready to launch immediately after full recognition. There is a wonderful group of volunteers already on the Special Programs Committee and several have volunteered to take on this project.  Some of the suggested programs would be for Herding, Obedience, Agility, Juniors, Top Ten, Hall of Fame Kennels, Hall of Fame Breeders and Hall of Fame Dogs, to name a few.  

 Imagine the satisfaction of knowing that you can be a part of the history of the club by assisting in the development of these programs.  It was suggested that we take a look at the USASA programs and see how those could work for our club. If we were to mirror their programs and make changes to suit our club, the brunt of the work would already be accomplished. Please consider helping to further the work of this committee and put together an awesome program for our members and dogs.

 Take a look at these programs and see if you would like to be a part in the development of these programs.  Use the programs tab to see everything that USASA offers.

MASCUSA Board of Directors


Swampy Creek HAV2HAF Indigo Blu, aka Molly 
Earned her AKC Started A Course Title in 2014.  She is bred by Mary Tamer and owned by Cynthia Duggan



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Love abounds!
Send me your favorite photos showing the love and bond between 
you and your dogs, for the lovely month of February!

The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!



Latigos Mountain Cross Night Magic IT (Taun Taun)

 Owned by Gloria Cross

  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. 

Father and daughter doing us proud!
GR CH Love That American Red White and Blue CM15
 and his almost 9 month olddaughter
 CH Love That Sound of Music CM!
Jeanie & Dr. Douglas McAdams, Denton, Texas
Desert Sun's The Sky's The Limit obtained her UKC Championship this past weekend at 10 1/2 months old, taking 4 Best of Breeds, a Group 4, 2 Group 2's, a Group 1, and a Best in Show under Judge Daryl Turner. Bred, owned, and loved by Deanna Mooney

UKC Altered Reserve Best in Show!
Desert Sun's Pull That Trigger RN, MX, MXJ, OF, JS-N, CL1-R, NTD took the weekend off from his many performance events to step foot in the conformation ring for the first time this past weekend! So glad he did! In his show debut, he won Reserve Best in Show Altered under Judge Debra Orwin. Loved and owned by Kacy Reighter, bred by Deanna Mooney.



Flagtree's Piece of Cake (Cupcake) BN RN CGCA T1 TBAD

Cupcake was a little older when I got her from Tammy Flaga. She was about 17 months old, but I think we pretty much bonded at first sight. She has always been fun to be with and always brings a smile to my face.
Karen Bailey Cooper


 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!

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Working on Obedience Training !
Small Pride High Field Blue
Eva MariŽn


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.

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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)


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 February! 


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. Susanna Dedecek, Germany

  2. Noah Dedecek, Germany

  3. Jenny Pettersson, Sweden

  4. Katy Elder, IA

  5. Aeris Elder, IA

  6. Sonia Krupicka, NE

  7. Gloria Kury, TX

  8. Shaela Tate, UT

  9. Fabien Francois, France

  10. Anna Marie Beltrame, MN

  11. Alayna Sartwell, MN

  12. Janice C. Pykiet, MO

  13. Merry Zakrzewski, AR

  14. Celeste Crisman, VA

  15. Janet Goliger, CA


                     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