NorthEast SIeger Show & BST hosted by Rottweiler Club of Connecticut In Mansfield Center/Storrs, November 17/18, 2007

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1 NorthEast SIeger Show & BST hosted by Rottweiler Club of Connecticut In Mansfield Center/Storrs, November 17/18, 2007 Officiating: USRC JUDGE Wayne Simanovich The event is sanctioned by the USRC For more info:

2 Classes and Requirements: Puppy Classes 4-6 month Male/Female - For all Rottweilers between the ages of 4-6 months. 6-9 month Male/Female - For all Rottweilers between the ages of 6-9 months month Male/Female - For all Rottweilers between the ages of 9-12 months. Youth Classes month Male/Female - For all Rottweilers between the ages of months month Male/Female - For all Rottweilers between the ages of months. Adult Classes Open Male/Female - For all Rottweilers 24 months or older without a USRC recognized SchH/VPG/IPO title, Championship or USRC Sieger/Siegerin title. Champion Male/Female - For all Rottweilers 24 months or older that have earned a Championship. This includes AKC and CKC Champions, international FCI Champions and any Champion of Record from a country whose Championship was awarded by an FCI recognized kennel club. Working Male/Female - For all Rottweilers 24 months or older with a USRC recognized SchH/VPG/IPO title who have not yet earned USRC Sieger or Siegerin title. Sieger/Siegerin Class - For all Rottweilers 24 months or older that have earned a Sieger or Siegerin title at a USRC National or Regional Sieger Show or have been awarded the USRC Universal Sieger title. Dogs eligible to enter the Sieger or Siegerin class may not enter the Open, Champion or Working class; however the dog may enter the Veteran Class if age permits. Veteran Male/Female - For all Rottweilers 7 years or older on the day of the show. Veteran class is not eligible for titles and receive only critiques, no ratings or placements. Non-Regular Classes: Kennel Group - Entered by the Kennel owner. Three or more dogs bred by the Kennel Owner and registered with the Kennel Name of the entrant. The Kennel Owner need not be the registered owner of the dogs. Al dogs must first be entered in the show s regular classes. Written critiques are not given.

3 Brood: Entered by the owner of the brood bitch. The brood bitch and at least two of her offspring must appear in the ring. The bitch must have a USRC recognized breed test and have been at least 24 months of age at the time of breeding. The class is to be evaluated on the merits of the offspring. The owner of the brood bitch need not be the owner of the offspring. Theofspring must first be entered in the show s regular clases. Writen critiques are not given. Stud: Entered by the owner of the stud dog. The stud dog and at least two of his offspring must appear in the ring. The stud must have a USRC recognized breed test and have been at least 24 months of age at the time of breeding. The class is to be evaluated on the merits of the offspring. The owner of the stud dog need not be the owner of the offspring. The ofspring must first be entered in the show s regular classes. Written critiques are not given. A valid Hip Certification number, pass or fail, is required for all dogs 30 months or older.

4 Entry fees and schedule of event: <12 months $45 >12 months $55 Kennel, Veteran $45 Stud, Brood BST $100 First entry closing date is November 2 nd. Second closing day is November 9 th. Entry fee is an additional $15 per entered dog. No entries will be accepted which are postmarked after the second entry closing date no exceptions!! Limited entries: 30 dogs on Saturday, 60 dogs on Sunday. BST is on Saturday afternoon at 5.00 pm. Copies of support documents for all accomplishments and titles must be sent with the entry form for the Champion, Working & Sieger/Siegerin class. Originals must be available at the show for inspection at the time of the class. The USRC Registration Certificate may be accepted as proof of the titles earned and hip certification if the requires information appears on the registration certificate. The following documents MUST be submitted with BST entry: Photocopy of USRC Membership Card for both owner & handler Photocopy of USRC Registration for the dog being entered Photocopy of scorebook showing titles earned, scorebook, and full name of the dog. If the BH is earned after the close of entries, a copy of the scorebook showing the BH title must be presented to the BST secretary on the day of the Breed test. Photocopy of documents showing prior BST attempts, if any. Photocopy of the USRC Registration Certificate may be accepted as proof of the titles earned and hip certification if the required information appears on the Registration Certificate. Photocopy of a weight certificate from a Vet within 30 days of the date. Original documents must be submitted to the BST Secretary on the day of the BST.

5 A valid hip certification number, pass or fail, is required for all dogs over 30 months of age. Send all entries and photocopies of necessary supporting documents along with a check for entry fees to: Marguerite Sergo 125 Drain Street Hampton, CT Make checks payable to: Rottweiler Club of Connecticut Schedule: Detail schedule will be posted on November 3 rd. Saturday, November 17 th : pm pm Check in 1:00 pm 5.00 pm Puppy & Youth classes 5.00 pm - BST Sunday, November 18 th : 8:30 am 9:00 am Check in 9:00 am Show begins (PROMPTLY!) All Males, then Females, then Select Male/Female. Trophy information: Trophies will be guaranteed for all 1st 3rd place winners for all classes. Trophy donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged in the show catalog. Advertising Business Card Ad $25 ½ page $40 Full page $60

6 Photographer We will have an official photographer for the event. We will make time at the end of each group for pictures with the judge. All correspondence should be directly with the photographer as the RCC is not associated with the photography in any way. Show site The Club s training field is 2 acres andvery nice for shows. In case of bad weather, we will have the show in a heated riding arena at the University of Connecticut. Fourteen days before the show we will decide where the show will be. Every participant will get the information about the show site with new directions, if necessary. The current directions are for the club field. Hotel Information Best Western Inn Willington Inn 123 Storrs Road 327 Ruby Road Mansfield Center, CT Willington, CT ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE AT: All participants will receive a written critique.

7 Rules & Regulations The judgment of the Judge or Kormeister is final. No appeals are possible No dog shall be permitted to enter any class with missing teeth. Broken teeth, still visible in the mouth wil be evaluated at the judge s discretion. Once a dog is eligible for Champion or Working Class, that dog may not be entered in Open class. When a dog is eligible for more than one class, the owner determines the entry. If a dog is eligible for the Sieger/Siegerin Class, that dog may not be entered in any other class except Veteran (as age permits). Spayed or neutered dogs may not enter a USRC show with the exception of Veteran, Stud Dog, or Brood Bitch. Dogs born after June 1st, 1999 in countries with docking laws must be shown with a natural tail. If a dog is presented at a show and has a tail which has been cut in violation of these rules, the dog shall not be allowed to be shown. There shall be no preference for dogs with docked tails or for dogs with tails left in the natural state. In order to prevent dogs with incorrect tails from being docked to hide a faulty tail, USRC members may only dock tails on dogs within 7 days of birth. If a dog is presented at any USRC event and has a tail which has been docked after 7 days of age, the dog shall not be allowed to participate and shall be banned from future events. Hip Certification number must be provided on the entry form for dogs over 30 months of age, pass or fail. Copies of support documents for all accomplishments and titles must be sent with any entry for the Sieger, Champion and Working Classes. The USRC Registration Certificate may be accepted as proof of titles earned and hip certification if the required information appears on the Registration Certificate. DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS! NOTE: The dog s original registration, hip certification (when applicable) and supporting documents for all accomplishments and titles MUST be available at the show for inspection at the time of the class. No dog shal be permited to enter any clas or the BST if the entered dog s registration, hip certification (when applicable) and support documents for all accomplishments and titles are not available at the show for inspection at the time of the class. The USRC Registration Certificate may be accepted as proof of titles earned and hip certification if the required information appears on the Registration Certificate. Dogs with Restricted USRC Registrations or AKC Limited Registrations may not enter a USRC show.

8 Dogs are to be shown in natural stance and may be baited with toys at the judge s discretion; no hand stacking is allowed. Double handling is encouraged. Adult classes will be moved (run) long enough for the judge to evaluate movement and fitness. You may change handlers as needed. Bring your own chairs, crates, and other comfort items for you and your dogs. Dogs will not be allowed to be tied-out at show site or ringside. Please use designated areas to exercise your dogs and clean up after them. Dress is informal. BREED SUITABILITY TEST INFORMATION The Breed Suitability Test (BST) is designed to select those Rottweilers that are worthy of being bred. The dog s conformationmust be judged of breeding quality and free of disqualifying faults. The dog must have a valid hip certification number and have a tattoo for identification. Once the conformation and soundness qualifications have been met, the dog s temperament is tested. This test includes a gun surenes test, a protection test, and a test to insure that the dog is stable around the public. The United States Rottweiler Club strongly believes that these tests are vital to maintain the Rottweiler in type and temperament and should be the cornerstone of any breeding program. BST Prerequisites Information for Owners & Handlers: The BST will be conducted according to the USRC regulations. The judgment of the Koermeister or Judge is final. No appeals are possible. BST critiques are not official until checked, recorded and signed by the Head Breed Warden and/or the Administrator of Records. After the BST is approved, the original copy will be forwarded to the dog owner. The BST paperwork must be complete and available for inspection on the day of the test. If this is not done, the BST will not be signed and will be deemed invalid. The dog may retest. Both the owner and handler must be USRC members. The owner and/or handler of any dog are liable for any damage caused by his or her dog. The dog must be registered with USRC. The dog must be tattooed. A microchip will be allowed in lieu of a tattoo provided the handler supplies a working scanner. The dog must have a USRC recognized hip certification. The dog must have passed the Schutzhund BH. The entry form for the BST must be sent to the Host Club before the entry closing date. Other BST Information:

9 The USRC Standard for the Rottweiler (FCI Standard #146/ /GB) will be used for judging this event. Males shall be judged first, followed by females with females in season last. If a dog fails the character or protection phase of the BST two more attempts may be made. If the dog does not pass the BST on the third attempt, it will be deemed unbreedable. No further attempts will be allowed. All USRC sanctioned events for conformation shall be restricted to registered Rottweiler only. Dogs with Restricted USRC Registrations or AKC Limited Registrations may not enter a BST. Dogs born in countries where docking is forbidden by law, shall be shown with the tail left in its natural state, effective for all dogs born on or after June 1, If a dog is presented at the BST and has a tail, which has been cut in violation of these rules, the dog shall not be allowed to test There shall be no preference in critiquing dogs with docked tails or for dogs with tails left in the natural state. BST Procedure: Complete information on BST prerequisites and procedure is available on the USRC web site at: DIRECTIONS TO THE SHOW SITE From Hartford: Take I-84 East to Exit 68. At the end of the ramp take a right onto Route 195 South. You l cros Route 44, go through the UCONN campus and pasthe junction of Route 89 (first traffic lights). At the next traffic lights, turn left onto Bassett Bridge Road and follow the signs. From points East: Take I-84 West to Exit 72. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Route 89 South. Stay on it until you reach the junction with Route 195. Take left turn onto Route 195 South, and at the next traffic lights take a left onto Bassett Bridge Road and follow the signs. From Willimantic: Take Route 195 North to Bassett Bridge Road. At the traffic lights take a right onto Bassett Bridge Road. Follow the signs. PLEASE NOTE Courteous and considerate use of the facilities at the above establishments must be exercised to ensure continued acceptance. Please do not leave dogs unattended and always pick up after them.