Rules for Conformation Show &

Universal Sieger/Siegerin Competitors

While this event is called the "Universal Sieger Show" it is actually a regular SV style conformation show and is open to all German Shepherd Dogs.  The GSDCA just happens to use this event, in conjunction with the GSDCA National IPO3/FH Championship, to determine our Universal Sieger and Siegerin.  We encourage all competitors to show their dogs to obtain their show ratings.  All competitors follow the regular Breed Show rules of the GSDCA.


PLEASE NOTE: Per the WUSV the progeny of the following males shall not be registered with the SV Studbook as well as the future WUSV Studbook until further notice will be given.

 

  • Onar v. Feetback, JR 750376, Chip-Nummer 688035000143170
  • Omir v. Feetback, JR 750378, Chip-Nummer 688052000073399
  • Omar v. Feetback, lR 749634, Chip-Nummer 688038000066271

 

With the ban of these stud dogs and their progeny, the GSDCA will not accept entries into any GSDCA events of these 3 dogs, their direct progeny, nor their grand progeny.


 

Please Note:

  • Electronic and Pinch Collars are not allowed anywhere on the trial/show grounds, parking lot areas, or on the host hotel grounds
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct or abuse will result in the competitor being dismissed from the event
  • The Judges' decisions are final

For those wishing to compete for the title of Universal Sieger or Siegerin, there are additional rules to qualify.  Please read these rules to ensure that your dog qualifies.  PLEASE NOTE: any dog entered in both the 2018 GSDCA National IPO3/FH Championship and the 2018 Universal Sieger Show in either the Working Male or Working Female class will be automatically considered for the Universal Sieger/Siegerin title.

Download a Copy of the Universal Sieger Rules

 

2018 GSDCA Universal Sieger & Siegerin Show

Rules and Regulations

Entry Requirements

  1. Entry in the GSDCA Universal Sieger Show is limited to German Shepherd Dogs.
  2. All dogs entered for the GSDCA Universal Sieger or Siegerin Title must have the following:
    1. IPO3, SchH3, or VPG3 Title
    2. AKC Registration
    3. AKC Four Generation Pedigree if born in the United States
    4. If foreign-born, FCI, WUSV or SV recognized pedigree from the dog's country of birth
    5. OFA or "HD" hip certification
    6. "ED" elbow certification
    7. SV recognized Breed Survey
    8. At least a "G" show rating awarded by an SV show judge
  3. Copies of the following documents must be submitted with entry.  Original documents must be presented to the event secretary at check-in;
    1. Pedigree and Registration papers
    2. GSDCA, USCA, or other FCI recognized organization's scorebook
    3. Proof of hip and elbow certification if not noted on the registration/pedigree papers
    4. Proof of tattoo or microchip certification if not noted on the registration/pedigree papers
    5. SV recognized Breed Survey
  4. Entries submitted without the above documents and entry fee will not be accepted.

Additional Requirements for GSDCA Universal Sieger or Siegerin

  1. Must enter the 2018 GSDCA National IPO/FH Championship at the IPO3 level
  2. Must be entered in the Working Male or Female class. The National Universal Sieger competitors will receive a numbered placing: i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. in addition to their show rating: i.e. “V” or “SG”.
  3. Dogs 6 years of age or older, may participate but must be entered in the Working Class.
  4. Trial scores will determine the placing of the dog: i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. In the event of a tie score, the dog with the higher score in the Protection phase will receive the higher placing. If still a tie, the dog with the higher Obedience score will receive the higher placing. The last tie breaker is the dog with the higher Tracking score.
  5. Universal Sieger or Siegerin competitors must participate in the draw for starting positions at the 2018 GSDCA National IPO/FH Championship Trial.

Universal Sieger and Siegerin Scoring

  1. The placings from the Universal Sieger Show and the IPO/FH Championship for the dogs competing for GSDCA Universal Sieger or Siegerin will be combined. The male and female with the lowest resulting scores will become the GSDCA Universal Sieger and Siegerin. The ideal score is 1+1=2. In the event of a tie score, the dog with the higher score in the Trial portion of the IPO/FH Championship will be declared the winner.
  2. To be eligible for the GSDCA Universal Sieger or Siegerin title, the dog must achieve the following in the 2018 National IPO/FH Championship:
        1. A minimum of 240 points total for all phases
        2. A minimum of 80 points and Pronounced in the Protection phase
        3. TSB pronounced in the Protection phase
  3. The Trial Handler must be a citizen or resident of the United States and a member of the GSDCA.
  4. The GSDCA Universal Sieger and Siegerin qualify to attend the WUSV Universal Sieger Show as representatives of the GSDCA.