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Trial Information

Breed Survey

There will be a working dog trial on February 13, 2009  through February 15, 2009. We will offer a breed survey in 2010.

GSDCA-WDA Breed Survey Rules & Procedures
Checklist for Documents


This information is prepared for owners of German Shepherd Dogs as a tool to insure the required documentation is provided to the Breed Survey Secretary. If the bulleted items below have not been complied with, your breed survey will not be accepted!

Based upon current policies of the SV, the GSDCA-WDA Board of Directors have adopted the following rules and guidelines. Please read the Breed Survey Rules & Procedures from January 1, 2007 (Rev. 4/17/07) as a 10-page PDF file.

All German Shepherd Dogs must be tattooed before entry in the breed survey. The dogs must be two years old on or before 12/31/08.

Registration Documents
(originals must be submitted)

For dogs born in the United States you MUST have AKC registration:

The current AKC Registration Certificate.
(small white form).
The 4-generation AKC Certified Pedigree including the GSDCA-WDA Tattoo Certification seal (required as of 10/1/2004).
(USCA “pedigrees” are not acceptable.)
All transfers of ownership must be completed and submitted.


For dogs that are born and registered in a foreign country:

The original SV or FCI recognized 4-generation pedigree issued in the country where the dog was born.
All transfers of ownership must be completed and submitted if not recorded on the certified pedigree.


Additional Documents
(that must be submitted)

Description of additional documents

OFA Hip Certificate, SV “a”-stamp or other SV recognized hip certification. (The USCA pedigree with an “a”-stamp can only be used as proof of hip certification.)
The original scorebook with proof at least of a SchH1, IP1 or HGH under an SV/SV Foreign judge with a minimum score of 80 in protection; and proof of an AD and BH under an SV/SV Foreign judge. The AD is NOT required for dogs over 6 years of age.
A show card from classes over 12 months of age with at least a “G” rating from an SV/SV Foreign Judge. (“Show ratings” from USCA “conformation” judges are not acceptable.)
The original Breed Survey Report must be submitted for the following:
(a) Breed Survey for Life;
(b) New Survey after lapse;
(c) Survey Class Improvement; or
(d) Survey Extension for one year.
For an Extension of Survey for one year, submit the proof of breeding and certification from a veterinarian of pregnancy of at least 42 days on the day of the Breed Survey; or for whelping of a litter within 42 days of the Breed Survey. The hosting club Breed Survey Fee will apply. An SV Körmeister must have awarded all original Breed Surveys.

Last updated on 12/20/2008 14:22:00