History for the Miniature American Shepherds
* AKC's 1st Platinum Grand Champion MAS!
* Leo wins the Nationals for the 3rd time!
2013 Puppy Judge Bill Shelton, 2015 Judge Dr. Carmen Battaglia, 2016 Judge Jan Paulk
* Leo wins Best of Breed at Westminster!
- * First AKC MAS to win a Best In Show in Greece "Hugo" April 2016
- * First AKC MAS to win a RBIS in France "Hugo"
- * First GOLD Grand Champion MAS in AKC
- * First Bronze, Silver & Gold Grand Champion to produce two Grand Champion Get
- * Leo is the first recorded undefeated AKC MAS Champion
- * The first Best of Breed National Specialty winner 2015
- * The first group placing MAS in the Herding Group 2015
- * The first and ONLY #1 MAS in AKC History 2016, 2015 herding group
- * The only MAS to get two invitations to Westminster
- * Three time BOB AKC National Championship winner
- * Four time #1 AKC MAS dog breed 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
View video of Leo winning BIM Eukanuba National Championship 2014
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Abingtons Stock Options "Trader" wins Best of Breed Puppy AKC MAS Nationals 2016
Abingtons Ice Age Treasure "Ellie" wins Puppy Sweeps 2016 AKC MAS Nationals
Leo is featured in the official AKC video about MAS
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I am a former High School Educator, FFA Adviser, 4 H Leader and Volleyball Coach.
I have been breeding horses and dogs for 40 years including World Champion Paint Horses. I pride myself on
producing top quality MAS that excel in conformation, performance or as a companion.
We live on a small Equine breeding farm and we raise our dogs in our home in a healthy
environment providing socialization, training and the nurturing that all puppies deserve.
HISTORY of the Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA MASCUSA
Member of the American Kennel Club, The Miniature American Shepherd Club of the USA (MASCUSA) was selected in May 2011 as the parent club of the Miniature American Shepherd for the American Kennel Club. The breed was formed by a split of the Australian Shepherd breed in AKC, and the incorporation of dogs previously known as Miniature Australian Shepherds and also known as North American Shepherds. MASCUSA was originally known as the Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of the USA, and then the North American Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of the USA, and was founded in 1990 as original parent club for the Miniature Australian Shepherd.
MASCUSA represents AKC Miniature American Shepherd breeders and owners across America and around the world. We are dedicated to promoting, preserving, and protecting our dogs and their owners. MASCUSA promotes sound and responsible breeding practices dedicated to the improvement and advancement of the Miniature American Shepherd. We advocate the highest ethical standards among breeders, owners and fanciers and encourage a spirit of sportsmanship and cooperation among the membership. The Club supports education and education events for its members, judges, dog fanciers, and the general public, and conducts AKC sanctioned competitive events including conformation, herding, obedience, rally, agility, and tracking. MASCUSA supports its members by encouraging the development of local and regional member clubs. We encourage the promotion of the abilities of the Miniature American Shepherd through participation at specialty shows, obedience trials, working trials, and performance events throughout the country.
The Toy Australian Shepherd is a smaller version of the Mini Aussie ranging from 10"-up to 14" in height. The Toy Aussie is not a breed, but a size variety. The Australian Shepherd (affectionately called an ‘Aussie’) does not actually originate in Australia. It is believed that some Basque farmers brought ancestors of these dogs with them when they emigrated to Australia, then subsequently to the United States during the 1849 California gold rush. However, the breed of MAS as it is known today was developed in the American Southwest over the next few decades. The Australian dog was crossed with several breeds in an effort to produce an animal able to deal with the harsh temperatures and demands of the American West. Breeding during this period was mainly focused on ability—speed, agility, and endurance--rather than appearance, which delayed the Australian Shepherd’s recognition as a breed. Australian Shepherds became popular pets after they were featured as rodeos performers in the 1950’s, and later in Disney films such as ‘Run Appaloosa Run’. The Miniature and Toy Australian Shepherd was created by selectively breeding small Australian Shepherds. It has increased in popularity in the last few years due to its combination of small size with high energy level and endurance.
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