Tuesday Talk   
 March 3, 2015


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


  Wigglebutt Zenyatta 

Very Proud of her for getting her nosework NACSW, NW3 title yesterday. 

She got her NW1/NW2 and NW3, all on the first try. 

Thank you Lisa Bataska for your training us! 

Zen absolutely loves the game.

Angela Ogle


Dog TitleDog Name
Certificate of MeritLove That Sound Of Music CM
Certificate of MeritPatchworks Heart Of A Hero CM
Certificate of MeritSouthern Star Dot Com CM
Certificate of Merit 12Abington's Da Vinci CM12
Certificate of Merit 13Abington's Da Vinci CM13
Companion DogFlagtree's Cleared For Takeoff CD BN RA NA NAJ CGCA
Companion DogKaryon Go For The Gusto CD BN
Companion DogShelley CD BN RE CGCA
Beginner NoviceSouthern Star Ruby Roux BN RE CGC
Rally NoviceArtic Rose Midnite Madness RN
Rally NoviceMaeve RN PT CGC
Rally NoviceMcstorms We'Ll Always Have Paris! RN
Rally NoviceMiss Gypsy Rose RN
Rally NoviceZeus Of Olympus RN
Rally AdvancedFlagtree's Cleared For Takeoff CD BN RA NA NAJ CGCA
Rally AdvancedWigglebutt Zenyatta RA OA OAJ
Rally ExcellentCabalina's Morning Star Danica RE NAJ
Rally ExcellentFlagtree's Simply Spicy BN PCD RE HT OA OAJ XF CA CGCA
Herding Started Course A SheepMcfinley's 1/2 Pint Tankard Of Timeless CM BN RN HSAs CGC
Novice AgilityFlagtree's Cleared For Takeoff BN RN NA NAJ CGCA
Novice AgilityKnee High Simbah Of Bridalvale BN RN TD NA NAJ CGC
Novice AgilityMorris' Sparkling Sprite NA NAJ NF
Novice AgilityRadiant First Class Passenger Of Triple R NA NAJ
Novice AgilitySouthern Stars Ima Wiseacher NA NAJ CGCA
Novice AgilityTimeless Hot Tamale RN NA NAJ
Novice Agility PreferredSweet Sidney Blue Eyes NAP NJP
Open AgilityDodge City's Blue Eyed Wonder Teagan OA OAJ CGC
Agility Excellent74 Ranch Blue AX AXJ NAP NJP OF
Agility ExcellentGordonview Four On The Floor AX AXJ CA
Agility ExcellentLindsey's Frankielee AX AXJ
Master Agility ExcellentIn The Nik Of Timeless RN MX MXJ XF T2B
Master Agility ExcellentMooncreeks I Wear The Pants MX MXJ MJB
Master Agility ExcellentTimeless Highly Ambitious Harper MX MXJ MJB XF T2B
Master Bronze AgilityDwelly's Outlaw RE MX MXB MXJ MJB OF T2B
Master Bronze AgilityMills' Tee Rex MX MXB MXJ MJB
Master Silver AgilityCoat Tails Lariat UD RAE MX MXS MXJ MJB
Master Gold AgilityMACH2 Schultz's Macy MXG MJG T2B
Novice Agility JumperBar-Kl Mia Bellini NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperRadiant First Class Passenger Of Triple R NA NAJ
Novice Agility JumperSouthern Stars Ima Wiseacher NA NAJ CGCA
Novice Agility JumperTimeless Hot Tamale RN NA NAJ
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredSweet P McGee NJP
Novice Agility Jumper PreferredSweet Sidney Blue Eyes NJP
Open Agility JumperDoc's Ducati Cucciolo NA OAJ
Master Excellent JumperRose Acres I Can Fly AX MXJ NF
Master Excellent JumperSouthen Star Holly Hi-Socks AX MXJ XF
Master Bronze JumperBrown's Torque'em Up RN MX MXB MXJ MJB OF CA CGC
Master Silver JumperTimeless Trudi MX MXS MXJ MJS MXF T2B
Master Bronze Jumper 2MACH2 If You Ain't First You're Last MXS MJB2 T2B
Master Silver Jumper 2MACH5 Hope MXC MJS2 XF T2B
Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 4MACH PACH Darlin' Darby Winters MXB MJB MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX MXF
Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 4Ozzy Party Dog MX MXB MXJ MJS MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX
Master Excellent Jumper Preferred 5MACH10 PACH Schiml's Denim Blue Dylin MXG3 MJG3 MXP4 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX OF
Master Silver Jumper PreferredMACH10 PACH Schiml's Denim Blue Dylin MXG3 MJG3 MXP4 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX OF
Agility FAST NoviceKnee High's Aaaaaand Go OA OAJ NF
Agility FAST Open PreferredTimeless Rock My World OA OAJ MXP MJP2 NF OFP T2BP
Agility FAST ExcellentDwelly's Outlaw RE MX MXB MXJ MJB XF T2B
Agility FAST ExcellentFhf Quinn AX AXJ XF
Master Agility ChampionMACH Jax Lee MXB MJB
Master Agility ChampionMACH Timeless Trudi MXS MJS MXF T2B
Master Agility Champion 2MACH2 Schultz's Macy MXG MJG T2B
Master Agility Champion 3MACH3 Coat Tails Missy MXG MJC XF T2B2
Master Agility Champion 5MACH5 Hope MXC MJS2 XF T2B
Preferred Agility ChampionPACH Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP4 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX XFP
Preferred Agility ExcellentPACH Boot Scoot'n Jozee Blue MXP4 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX XFP
Time 2 Beat 6MACH Gottabe's Doin' The Hustle MXS MJG MXF T2B6
Coursing AbilityFlagtree's Simply Spicy BN PCD RE HT OA OAJ XF CA CGCA
Coursing AbilityI B Buffalo Girl CA
Canine Good CitizenCantrells Have Faith In Miracles CGC
Canine Good CitizenMockingbirds Georgia Chrome RN CGC
Canine Good CitizenMockingbirds On The Money Red RN CGC
Canine Good CitizenProdigy's Bowen Jet CGC
Therapy DogDance's Wully Bully AX AXJ THD

**********NATIONAL NEWS*********

The info on sponsoring a class or purchasing a catalog ad is now on the the MASCUSA website.


 FAQ's on MDR1
MDR1 is a very important subject and has undergone a lot of controversy. Controversy is a good thing because it makes people study and become educated about a subject. Here are some of the latest findings concerning MDR1 from WSU

WSU FAQ on MDR1...


"What heartworm prevention products can I use if my dog has the MDR1 mutation? 
Fortunately, the dose of ivermectin, selamectin, milbemycin and moxidectin in the commercial heartworm preparations are low enough to be used safely even in dogs with the MDR1 mutation. It is only when the drugs are used at high doses, such as those used to treat mange (50 times higher dose than the heartworm prevention dose), that dogs with the mutation will develop neurological toxicity. Attempting to use large animal formulations of these drugs is likely to cause neurological toxicity because it is difficult to accurately measure"


Please read all the FAQ  from the link above, study all you can and talk with your vet ! 


Love abounds
 So, let's keep it going! 

Mockingbirds Beaus & Arrows with Karey Marrs 

Photo by Bill Ogle

Send me your favorite photos showing the love and bond between you and your dogs. 


Send me your "Luck of the Irish photos" for St Patricks Day !!

Sandycreek and Silvermist Kennels welcomes March 
with our bucket of joy!


Training Tips, advice and more!! 
Each week we will bring you tips, advice and ideas on how to train, show or play with your dog in all the major venues! Herding, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Therapy, Tracking, Coursing, Barn Hunt and showing conformation! 

So stayed tuned



The Beautiful Faces of the Miniature American Shepherd

A weekly photo series!


Pocket's Full Of Cash, 

"Cash" is owned by Kathy Munson and Terri Dickerson.

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

 Send to  

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. 

Love That Jimmy Fallon CM


 Recently won his AKC Certificate of Merit at just 8 months old at the

 Plum Creek Kennel Club show in Denver, Colorado!

Thank you judge Mr. Nelson Huber & co breeder Margo McKee, 'Too Mini's'!


'Jimmy' is our 5th AKC CM winner in  our home since we were accepted into AKC

just over 2 1/2 years ago! He represents the 4th generation AKC CM winner here. 

Collectively these 5 dogs have won over 19 AKC CM's  and 291 AKC points!

Way to go kids! Always breeder/owner/handled.

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


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:

The dogs sure can make us laugh, smile or sometimes scratch our head! 
Looking for fun photos that show the everyday moments of daily life with one of the 
most intelligent dogs on the planet!

Given owned by Marilyn Battey



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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!

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


                     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

Find info about Nationals Here!

*****The info on sponsoring a class or purchasing a catalog ad

 is on the website. ***** 

Check out this virtual tour of Purina Farms, 
our home for Nationals 2015!


 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)


Requesting submissions for the Goodwill Ambassador!!!
The award will be presented at Nationals

Dogs are many different things to many different people, but once in a while a very extraordinary dog passes through our lives.  He may have been the one dog that made an Alzheimer patient smile for the first time in years or a dog that lay at the feet of several shy preschoolers as one by one they gained the courage to read to the wonderful sweet dog. Maybe he is owned by a family member or a friend but if this special mini has touched the life of one person or a thousand people, we want to hear your story!
   There is no act of kindness too small to submit, because the lives touched by our precious minis are all worth sharing.  We will present every one of the stories at Nationals.  The winning dog will be voted on by a team of volunteers, and will be honored during the Nationals events with a very special award.  Mid America Miniature American Shepherd Club will be sponsoring this award for 2015. Eligible dogs must be registered as a Miniature American Shepherd.

  Send your stories and if possible include a few photos to 

Mindy Stevenson


Here is a list of the things we hope to see but not limited to:


Helps someone who is deaf hear the phone, door etc

Companion for an elderly person

Companion for a child with emotional challenges

A dog that has helped to fill the void of a lost family member

Therapy dog who visits abused children's homes

Therapy dog who visits nursing homes

a R.E.A.D certified dog

A TDI certified dog  

A dog that has done a heroic deed that included a service to a person or community

A dog whose friendship and presence gave an autistic child the courage to speak

A dog who found a lost alzheimers family member who had wandered away

A dog who alerted someone to an impeding danger

A dog who brings smiles and laughter to a classroom full of children with disabilities

A dog who is mascot of a team of special olympic athletes


 And more.......

Pictured below is the Award for our 2013 Goodwill Ambassador winner

puppy on herding ducks
Is there Herding at Nationals!

YES, two trials and both on the same day, first trial is Open to All Breeds, second trial is only for Miniature American Shepherds.   

If your dog is at least six months old you can enter the Instinct Testing!  You DO NOT have to have any experience or exposure to stock to enter Instinct Testing.  Give it a try, your dog will love you for it!

Dogs over  9 months old can enter the other test classes and trial.
 Herding is on Monday Sept 14th, 2015
 Judges are Debbie George and Tracy Parciak



Welcome New Members for March! 

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. Annette Duguay, Canada
  2. Stephanie Boswell, MO
  3. Cynthia Hurwitz, TX
  4. Lou A. Johnston, AR
  5. Ashley Lindauer, AZ
  6. Terri Moebuis, MD
  7. Davona S. Roat, CO
  8. Carolyn Smith, AR
  9. Kim Holderfield, GA
  10. Amy Rideout, CA


73 New Titles

Training Tips Advice 
& More 

This is how we roll photos!

Luck of the Irish pics for St Patricks Day!
 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


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

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