Approval of WUSV Packet
Motion by Mike Diehl, DAL, on behalf of the WUSV Committee, seconded by Mark Scarberry, Mid East RD, to approve the proposed WUSV Team selection document.
Background: These are the complete restrictions and will supersede all past rules and e-ballots (ie. dog import dates are no longer relevant)
**THE NEW PACKET WILL BE AVAILABLE FOLLOWING THIS YEAR’S QUALIFYING EVENTS
1. Teams representing USCA at the WUSV World Championship are restricted to German Shepherd Dogs.
2. Declared dogs must have an IPO 3 title.
3. Dogs declared must have a USCA recognized scorebook.
4. The deadline to declare for the WUSV World Championship Team is May 1 of the same year the WUSV World Championship is held (Ex. May 1, 2015 for the 2015 WUSV Championship).
5. Competition is restricted to one dog per handler.
6. Declared dogs must be registered with the USCA Breed Registry or USCA/SV Breed Registry no later than the declaration deadline.
7. These are the complete restrictions and supersede all past rules and e-ballots (ex. dog import dates are no longer relevant).
1. The handler must be a member in good standing of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) for one (1) year prior to the declaration deadline.
2. The handler must be a United States citizen OR a permanent resident of the United States.
3. The handler / dog team must remain the same throughout the qualification process and the WUSV championship.
4. The handler is not required to be the owner of the declared dog.
The following process will be used to select the 10 dog-handler teams to compete for USCA at the USCA-GSDCA WUSV Qualification Trial.
1. The top five (5) dog/handler teams at the USCA German Shepherd Dog National Championship, who receive at least 270 points, and at least 80 points pronounced, in protection, will earn an automatic bid to compete in the Qualification Trial.
2. The top five (5) German Shepherd Dog dog/handler teams at the USCA Working Dog Championship, who receive at least 270 points and at least 80 points pronounced in protection, who have not already qualified, will earn an automatic bid to compete in the Qualification Trial.
3. The remaining spots (should 1 or more of the above not be filled) will go to the dog/handler teams that have competed in the USCA German Shepherd Dog National Championship and USCA Working Dog Championship. The spots will go to the teams with the highest average, calculated by using the scores from those 2 trials. First preference will go to dogs who receive at least 270 points and at least 80 points pronounced in protection in both trials; second preference to dogs with 270 points and 80 points pronounced in protection in one of the 2 qualifying trials. Ties will be settled by average protection score; if still tied, the average obedience score will settle the tie. If tied in all 3-phase averages, then the spot will go to the youngest dog.
4. If positions remain to be filled after completing 1 through 3 above, the World Championship Committee may select additional dog/handler teams, giving consideration to teams that placed 4th or lower in the USCA German Shepherd Dog National Championship.
5. If positions remain to be filled after completing 1 through 4 above, the World Championship Committee may select additional dog/handler teams, giving consideration to German Shepherd Dog dog/handler teams that placed 4th or lower in the USCA Working Dog Championship.
6. Announcement of the team members will be made as soon as practical to the team members.
VOTE RESULT : 19 YES( Jim Alloway, Frank Phillips, Michele Scarberry, Sean O’Kane, Nathaniel Roque, Karen McIntyre, Mike Diehl, Deb Krsnich, Claudia Romard, Dennis VanderLinde, Jen Acevedo, Arthur Collins, Mark Gomersall, Mark Hamilton, Scott Hedger, Pedro Jimenez, Gail Kendall, Dena McGowan, Mark Scarberry)
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