Change of H.O.T. Designation
Motion: by Frank Phillips, Vice President, seconded by Dennis Vander Linde to change the H.O.T designation to the following.
Background: Due to the historical confusion over the H.O.T. designation, the following motion is proposed with the intent to clarify and simplify.
In order for a dog and handler to qualify for the H.O.T designation, the following two (2) conditions must be met:
- A handler must own the dog by twelve (12) months of age.
- A handler may prove ownership by registering the dog in the owner’s name by twelve (12) months old with USCA and/or an FCI recognized registry OR
- Should there be delays in registration, a handler may prove transfer/ownership, verified by licensed veterinarian with chip and/or tattoo identification, by submitting a completed USCA identification form by 12 months of age.
- Once the handler/owner takes possession the handler/owner must be present during all training of the dog from the time of ownership going forward.
Effective January 1, 2016
14 YES (Jim Alloway, Frank Phillips, Sean O’Kane, Nathaniel Rogue, Mike Diehl, Dennis Vander Linde, Laurie Coppola, Ron Fox, Jennifer Acevedo, Chris Thompson, Carissa Kuehn, Mark Chaffin, Pedro Jimenez, Hal Lymus)
1 No (Mark Scarberry)
3 Need Further Discussion (Carolyn Daniel, Gail Kendall, Don Yelle)
1 No Reply (Dena McGowan)
1 Abstain (Michele Scarberrry)
Motion Carried: December 19, 2015