Alliance of Independent Rottweiler Klubs 2016 MARK Sieger Show & ZTP October 15-16, 2016 Mooresville, NC

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1 Alliance of Independent Rottweiler Klubs 2016 MARK Sieger Show & ZTP October 15-16, 2016 Mooresville, NC Host Club: Mid Atlantic Rottweiler Klub Mooresville/Mt. Ulla, North Carolina Officiating: Jouni Nummela (FCI-Finland) All entries MUST be received by the entry closing date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (midnight EDT) Online entries will be accepted at Zooza.com

2 Dates & Agenda Saturday, October 15, :00 a.m.: Conformation: All Puppy Males beginning with the 4-6 mo. class followed by the Puppy Bitches. Selection of Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy Bitch Lunch break All Youth Males beginning with the mo. class; followed by the Youth Bitches. Selection of Youth Sieger and Siegerin Judges Dinner: Information will be announced at the show. Protection Tournament: Scheduling dependent on number of entries. Sunday, October 16, :00 a.m.: Conformation judging Open Dogs Gebrauchshund Dogs Breeders Class Dogs Working Dogs Veteran Dogs Sieger Class Open Bitches Gebrauchshund Bitches Breeders Class Bitches Working Bitches Veteran Bitches Siegerin Class Stud Dogs Brood Bitches Kennel Class Selection of the 2016 MARK Sieger & Siegerin

3 Show and Site Information: * Parking is provided at no charge. * Trophies and/or Medallions will be awarded for 1st through 4 th place in all Regular classes. * Critiques must be picked up the day of the show. (A stamped, self-addressed envelope must be left if you wish your critique mailed) * This show will be held outdoors, rain or shine. The average high temperature ranges from 60 to 65 degrees. * Bring plenty of water for your Rottweilers. * Bring comfortable chairs. * There will be a concession stand open all day. * Only dogs participating in the show will be allowed on the show grounds. No other dogs will be permitted! * Dogs will absolutely not be allowed to be tied out. Please supply a crate for each Dog. No Exercise Pens Allowed (X-Pens). * All dogs must have proof of rabies, parvo and distemper vaccinations. * Any sick dogs will be excused from the show grounds. * Cabarrus Emergency Veterinary Clinic, 1317 South Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis, N.C. ( / ). * Please use designated exercise areas for your dog, and please clean up after your dogs. Use area behind the tree line please. * No dogs will be allowed within 50 feet of the show ring except those who are entered in the class that is being judged. * There will be a photographer on hand to take pictures of your dogs. * If you have further questions, you can contact Dwayne Martin (828) , or Ben McMillan, (828) ,

4 Every dog entered will be critiqued. Show your Rottweiler the natural way. Dual handling and help moving your dog are encouraged. Bring your family to help move your dog. No hand stacking - use natural movement and stance. Adult classes will be moved long enough to evaluate each dog s movement. You may change handlers as needed. Dogs with undocked tails, imported from countries where docking is forbidden, and born after January 1, 2000, may be shown. Do not show littermates if one is tailed and the other is not. Copies of all titles must accompany entries and originals must be brought to the show. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! You must present the original copies of titles and wins in order to compete in the Working and/or Sieger/Siegerin classes. Trophies will be awarded as each group concludes. LUNCH BREAK will be at the judge s discretion each day. NOTE: All times are approximate. No class will start sooner than listed, but may start later. AIRK Sportsmanship Clause Those exhibiting sportsmanship unbecoming to the individual club, judge or Alliance will receive one warning. Subsequent such acts will cause suspension and/or expulsion and prohibit the individual from exhibiting in all future Alliance events. The decision of such suspension and/or expulsion will be decided by the group made up of the representative (contact person) of each club.

5 ENTRY FEES Puppies under 12 months... $50.00 All Youth classes 12 to 24 months... $55.00 All adult classes... $60.00 ZTP... $60.00 All entries must be accompanied by a photocopy of the dog s registration (AKC, CKC, or FCI recognized kennel club), plus supporting documents as necessary for Working, Gebrauchshund, and Sieger/in classes and working events. The original documents must be shown before picking up arm bands. No entries will be accepted after the closing date of Friday, Oct. 9, Send all entry forms, entry fees and photocopies of necessary supporting documents to Mid-Atlantic Rottweiler Klub, c/o Dwayne Martin, th St NW, Conover, NC Make checks payable to Dwayne Martin and in memo put for MARK show entry. You must send your e mail address if you wish confirmation of your entry. Online entries will be accepted at Zooza.com SHOW RATINGS & AWARDS Trophies will be awarded for 1st-4th place in each regular class and for Best Puppy Male and Female, Youth Sieger and Youth Siegerin, and Sieger and Siegerin. Ratings for puppies 4-12 months Ratings for months VP - Very Promising V - Excellent P - Promising SG - Very Good S Satisfactory G - Good NP - Not Promising B - Satisfactory U Unsatisfactory Ratings for Adult Dogs V - Excellent SG - Very Good G - Good S - Satisfactory U Unsatisfactory

6 Hotels Days Inn Mooresville Race City 140 Days Inn Drive Mooresville, NC Phone: Fax: Reservations DAYSINN Tony Bassat- General Manager $75.99 plus tax per night and a $25.00 non-refundable fee for dogs inside Holiday Inn Express Mooresville-Lake Norman 130 Norman Station Blvd. Mooresville, NC Phone: Fax: Please remember not to let your dogs loose in the motel room when you are not there. Also clean up after your dog when you take him/her out to relieve themselves. We have heard from one of our host hotels WE WILL NEVER ALLOW YOU TO USE the FACILITY AGAIN because a certain few allowed their dogs to trash the place and people were working dogs in the parking lot thereby alarming other guests. As Rottweiler owners we all know how responsible we have to be to keep the breed from getting more bad press. PLEASE, let s show the folks that we are indeed responsible! Thanks, Mid Atlantic Rottweiler Klub Camping KOA Campground is located south of Statesville at Exit 45 and I-77. Phone is Local phone is Directions to the show: Go south on I-77 to Exit 36 - turn left at the ramp (150) - follow until you come to Rt turn left to Childers Road, turn left. Parking for visitors is on your right, field is on the left

7 Driving Directions Show site address: 115 Childers Rd., Mt. Ulla, NC From Days Inn Mooresville Race City: 1. Head toward Straightaway Dr on Days Inn Dr 0.1 mi/176 m 2. Turn right onto Straightaway Dr. (0.05 mi) 7. Turn left onto W Plaza Dr./NC-150 Continue to follow NC-150 (4.3 mi) 8. Turn left onto Mount Ulla Hwy/NC-801 Continue to follow NC-801 (4.1 mi) 9. Turn left onto Childers Rd. (0.06 mi) CHILDERS RD is on the right and the field is on the left. If you reach French Belk Rd you've gone about 0.2 miles too far. From Holiday Inn Express Mooresville-Lake Norman: 1. Start out going north on Norman Station Blvd toward W Plaza Dr./NC (0.1mi) 2. Turn right on to W Plaza Dr/NC-150 Continue to follow NC-150 (4.2 mi) 3. Turn left onto Mount Ulla Hwy/NC-801 Continue to follow NC-801. (4.1 mi) 4. Turn left onto Childers Rd. (0.06 mi) 115 CHILDERS RD is on the right and the field is on the left. If you reach French Belk Rd you've gone about 0.2 miles too far. From Charlotte airport: Follow I-85 north to I-77 north to Exit 36 - turn right and follow 150 Rt.150 to 801, turn left - go to Childers Road, turn left - field is on your left, and parking for visitors is on the right. All parking is behind the tree line behind the field. PLEASE DO NOT EXERCISE OR WALK YOUR DOGS ON THE SCHUTZHUND FIELD! CATALOG ADVERTISING Full page, color... $75.00 Full page, black and white... $50.00 Half page, black and white... $30.00 Business Card... $10.00 Catalog page size is 8.5 x 11 Contact Kathi Wilson (773) for information on advertising in the catalog. TROPHY DONATIONS In order to continue to present to the winners the finest trophies, we ask that you PLEASE donate to the fund. Contact Ben McMillan Caneel Court, Huntersville, NC (828) , TROPHY SPONSORS $ Sponsor an Individual Class of your choice and receive a free Half Page Ad in the show catalog. $ Sponsor Two Classes and receive One Full Page of free Advertising

8 in the show catalog. $ Sponsor Youth Sieger, Youth Siegerin, Best Puppy Dog, Best Puppy Bitch and receive One Full Page of free Advertising. $ Sponsor Sieger or Siegerin and receive One Full Page of free Advertising in the show catalog. Your name and Kennel Name will be printed three times in the catalog. Please send sponsor donations to: Mid-Atlantic Rottweiler Klub, c/o Ben McMillan, Caneel Court, Huntersville, NC RAFFLE AND AUCTIONS ITEMS GREATLY APPRECIATED! Donate $20.00 worth of merchandise and receive a free business card ad in the catalog. Please contact Dwayne Martin, (828) , Vendor Booth Space Cost is $40.00 and two raffle donations. Must be self sufficient. Fee must be paid in advance, or you may not set up. Please contact Dwayne Martin, (828) , ZTP AND KORUNG INFORMATION ZTP (Zuchttaughlichkeitsprufung- Breeding Suitability Test) The purpose of this test is to determine which dogs are worthy of being used in a breeding program. The test covers conformation, temperament and working ability. It is scored on a pass/fail basis. A dog which fails any part of the test will be excused from continuing the test. Requirements 1. All dogs must have a tattoo or microchip.(bring your own scanner) 2. On the day of the event, all dogs must present the following original papers: A.. Original registration papers B. An original certified three or four generation AKC pedigree or certified pedigree from Country of origin. C. Original scorebook with proof of BH given by a VDH sanctioned organization. D. Original acceptable hip certification (OFA, acceptable PennHip evaluation, Or acceptable hip rating from the country of origin). Dogs may attempt breed Tests at the age of 18 months; however, an acceptable hip certification must be Submitted before the breed test becomes valid. 3. A copy of each of these original documents must be sent with the entry form. 4. Entry forms must include: Full name of dog; sex; date of birth; registration number; Tattoo or microchip number; hip certification if the dog is 2 years of age or older; Proof of BH; any titles; sire; dam; breeder; owner s name, address and phone number. Registration numbers, hip certification, and tattoo or microchip numbers of dam and sire are also required. Conformation All dogs will be measured, weighed (if scales are not available, entrants must bring a letter from a veterinarian stating the dog s weight) and critiqued for movement and conformation. Dogs must have 4A or darker eyes to pass. Temperament Two shots will be fired from the dog as he is walked away on a loose lead. Crowd test: Dog must walk through a group of 4-6 people as they move and stand still. The dog and handler stand still, the crowd walks up forming a tight circle around the dog and handler, then move away at the judge s command. This is done several

9 times at slow, normal or fast pace as directed by the judge. Working Ability Attack on Handler: Dog must react to attack on handler by biting sleeve and taking two stick hits. Agitator stands still, dog commanded to out, release bite on command. Courage Test: Dog must pursue an agitator that is running straight away from him (about 50 paces). As the dog gets about 20 paces from the agitator, he turns and runs at the dog making noise and threatening gestures. Dog must bite sleeve and hold. Agitator stands still, dog commanded to out. Dog must out one time during the protection phase. KORUNG (Advanced Breed Suitability Test) The purpose of this test is to re-evaluate dogs which have already received a basic breeding certification (ZtP) to determine if they should continue to be used in a breeding program. The Korung re-evaluates conformation, temperament and working ability. It is scored on a pass/fail basis. Requirements 1. Dogs must have an OFA number, acceptable PennHip certification, or hip certification from country of origin. 2. Dogs must have rating of V (Excellent) or SG (Very Good) at three Sieger Shows under two different FCI recognized judges. 3. Male Dogs: Minimum age is 36 months at date of test. Successful completion of SchH III by the date of entry. Successful completion of AD by a DVH-sanctioned organization and a ZtP. Female Dogs: Minimum age is 30 months at date of test. Successful completion of SchH 1 by the date of entry. Successful completion of AD by a VDH-sanctioned organization and a ZtP. 4. Copies of all documents described must be sent with the entry; originals must be brought to the show. Conformation Same as for the ZtP, but must also have 3A or darker eyes and ½ dark pigment in the mouth to pass. Temperament Same as for the Ztp. Working Ability This test approximates the SchH III Protection routine. Search: Dog is sent (about 40 paces) to search and hiding place. Bark & Hold: Dog finds agitator and should bark continuously. At the judge s signal the handler approaches to within 4 paces from the dog. At the judge s signal the dog is called to heel. Agitator is told to step out, hands up, dog is told down. Handler searches agitator for weapons then goes to search hiding place. Escape: As the handler is out of sight, the judge signals the agitator to escape. The dog must prevent the escape by biting hard. Agitator comes to a standstill, handler commands out. Dog does bark and hold when bite released. Re-Attack: On the judge s signal the agitator re-attacks the dog, threatening with stick. When the dog has a firm bite, he is hit twice with the stick. Agitator comes to a standstill, dog commanded to out. On judge s signal, handler returns to dog and takes him to the end of the field. Courage Test: Agitator is hiding at opposite end of field. On judge s signal the agitator comes out, is verbally challenged by the handler, and then runs away. The dog is sent to stop him (must go in a straight line). When the dog is about 40 paces away, the agitator turns and tries to chase the dog using voice, forward motion and waving stick (not Hitting(. Without being deterred the dog must bite hard and hold the agitator. Agitator comes to standstill, dog commanded out. Re-Attack: The agitator will immediately re-attack the dog, dog bites hard and is hit twice with stick. Agitator comes to standstill, dog commanded to out. At the judge s signal, handler comes across field and takes dog off. Dog must out each time he is commanded to do so. AIRK Requirements for Entries In all classes which have an age limit - the dog must be four, six, nine, twelve, or eighteen months of age on THE DAY of showing.

10 Dogs must be 24 months or more for all adult classes; OPEN, BREEDERS, WORKING, GEBRAUCHSHUND, VETERAN, SIEGER Copies of AKC registration papers must be included with all entries. Four to six month old puppies may be entered with the AKC litter registration number. No person under suspension with the AKC may participate in any AIRK event. For the "Breeders Class" the person presenting the dog must be the breeder of the dog. (Not necessarily the owner). This is NOT a BBE as in AKC. In order to enter the Sieger or Champion class the dog must be a Champion of a country. We accept ARV and USRC National Siegers. No regional or club Siegers. If your dog or bitch has acquired the title of AIRK Sieger or Siegerin you must pick up your certificate from the show secretary. You will need it at your next show. Remember, once a Sieger, always a Sieger. That is the only class that dog may now be entered in. Best Puppy will come from the 4-6, 6-9 & 9-12 month classes Youth Sieger will come from & month classes. Only adults (over 24 months) can become Sieger or Siegerin - this includes the Veteran Classes Working Class : Dogs & bitches over 24 months of age with a working title. This title must represent an "assistance to mankind" * Gebrauchshund Class (if offered): Must have a Schutzhund title. Sch. Titled dogs may be entered in the Working class if you do not offer a Gebrauchshund class. Veterans class : must be seven years of age. Non regular classes include Kennel Class - Stud Dog Class & Brood Bitch Class. Kennel Class : A minimum of three dogs representing the kennels breeding program. Must include progeny from two different litters & must be entered in regular classes. Stud Dog Class: Three progeny from two different litters. Progeny must be entered in regular classes. Brood Bitch Class: Two progeny from two different litters. Progeny must be entered in regular classes (Note that it is not necessary for the Stud Dog or Brood Bitch to be entered in the regular classes.) For the Ztp. dog must have a BH, Tattoo, hip certification and original pedigree. After 30 months of age "pending" will not be allowed concerning hip ratings. The dog must either have a number or a 0 will be used. No critiques will be given (either orally or written) unless the dog competes in the class. * Most "working titles qualify; however, titles such as CGC, PT, HIT and all Agility titles do not. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Dennis Hughes Alliance of Independent Rottweiler Klubs Entry Form

11 Only recognized titles will be printed in the catalog for the dog entered, the dog s sire and dam. Proof of titles must be sent with this entry form. If proof of titles are not submitted, the dog will be entered into the open class. This form may be duplicated however, only one dog may be entered per form. If the same dog is entered into more than one class, you must send each entry for that dog on a separate entry form. Classes offered are 4-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-18, 18-24, Open (24 mo. and over), Breeders (24 months and over: shown by the breeder), Working, Sieger, Gebrauchshund and Veteran in both dog and bitch classes. Non-regular classes include Stud Dog/Brood Bitch, Kennel Class. Please check the class you are entering: 4-6 month 6-9 month 9-12 month month month Open Working Breeders Sieger Gebrauchshund Veteran Ztp/Korung Stud Dog Brood Bitch Kennel Class Please check the sex of your dog. Male Female Dog s Name Titles: DOB Registration # Hip Cert.# Elbow Cert.# Microchip/Tattoo # Country of Birth Name of Sire: Registration # Titles held by Sire: Name of Dam : Registration # Titles held by Dam: Breeder(s): Owner(s): Address: Phone: City: State: Zip Code: Address: Website: We agree to hold the Alliance of Independent Rottweiler Klubs, Mid-Atlantic Rottweiler Klub, their members, officers and agents harmless from any loss or injury which may be alleged to have been caused by any person or thing while upon these show grounds. We agree to allow any information learned about this Rottweiler to be published as well as all photographs taken at the show. AIRK Sportsmanship Clause Those exhibiting sportsmanship unbecoming to the individual club, judge or Alliance will receive one warning. Subsequent such acts will cause suspension and/or expulsion and prohibit the individual from exhibiting in all future Alliance events. The decision of such suspension and/or expulsion will be decided by the group made up of the representative (contact person) of each club. Signature (Required) NOTE: You should always receive confirmation to the shows you enter. Check on your entry status at least by the entry closing date if you have not received confirmation No day of show entries are allowed. All entries must be RECEIVED BY the entry deadline date of Friday, October 9, 2016 (midnight EDT). Send all entry forms, entry fees and photocopies of necessary supporting documents to:

12 Dwayne Martin Mid-Atlantic Rottweiler Klub 2406 Section House Rd. Hickory N.C Make checks payable to Dwayne Martin, put in memo for MARK show entry.