For a complete listing of Show Information, please visit the USRC website, Show Info page.
The dog’s original registration, hip certification (when applicable) and
support documents for all accomplishments and titles MUST be available at the show for inspection at the time of the
class. Also, copies of support
documents for all accomplishments and titles must be sent with any entry for the
Champion, Working and Sieger classes. If
the required information appears on the USRC Registration Certificate, it may be
accepted as proof of titles earned and hip certification.
Once a dog is eligible for the Champion, Working or Sieger/Siegerin
classes, it may not be entered in the Open class.
Dogs born in countries where docking is forbidden by law shall be shown
with the tail left in its natural state. This
rule is effective for all dogs born after June 1, 1999.
There shall be no preference for dogs with docked tails or for dogs with
natural tails. If a dog is
presented at the show and has a tail which has been cut in violation of these
rules, the dog will not be allowed to be shown.
No dogs with missing teeth will be allowed to be shown.
Broken teeth, still visible in the mouth, will be evaluated at the
The judge’s decision is final.
No appeals are possible.
Dog registration with USRC is not required for this show.
(Registration is only required for certain classes at the national and
regional Sieger shows.) If you wish
to register your dog with USRC, applications will be available from the Show
Secretary on the day of the show.
You need not be a member of USRC to enter this show.
If you wish to become a member, applications will be available from the
Show Secretary on the day of the show.
If a valid hip certification is not provided on the entry form for
dogs over 24 months, the number 0 (zero) will be printed in the hip rating
section for this entry.
This is a German-style conformation show.
Each dog evaluated will receive a written critique.
Dogs are shown in a natural stance; no hand stacking.
Food baiting is not allowed in the ring.
Double handling is encouraged, at the judge’s discretion. Adult dogs will be moved long enough to thoroughly evaluate
classes. Handlers may change as
· USRC rules limit entries to 60 dogs per judge, per day, or 45 dogs when a BST is held on the same day.
Puppy Classes: 4 to12 months
4-6 Months Male/Female
6-9 Months Male/Female
9-12 Months Male/Female
Youth Classes: 12 to 24 months
12-18 Months Male/Female
18-24 Months Male/Female
Adult Classes: over 24 months
Open Class - Has not earned a working or conformation title.
Champion Class - Any champion of record from a country whose Championship was awarded by an FCI recognized kennel club. This includes, but is not limited to, AKC, CKC and International FCI Champions.
Working Class - Has earned a Schutzhund or IPO title.
Sieger/Siegerin Class - Has earned a Sieger/Siegerin title from a USRC National or Regional show, the World, Europa, Bundesieger or ADRK Klub Sieger Show.
Veteran Class - 7 years of age or older on the day of the show.
Brood Bitch/Stud Dog - Entered by the owner of the brood bitch/stud dog. Must have a USRC recognized Breed Test and have been 24 months of age at the time of breeding. The brood bitch/stud dog and at least two offspring must appear in the ring. The class is evaluated on the merits of the offspring. Offspring must also be entered in the regular classes. Owner of the brood bitch/stud dog need not be owner of the offspring. Written critiques are not given.
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. All dogs must also be entered in the regular classes. The kennel owner need not be owner of all the dogs. Written critiques are not given.
Puppy Classes (Up to 12 months)
VP Very Promising
NP Not Promising
Youth Classes (12 to 24 months)
SG Very Good
Adult Classes (Open, Champion, Working, Veteran and Sieger/Siegerin)
SG Very Good