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Club Awards

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB
OF ST. LOUIS
ANNUAL AWARDS

LRAH

CLICK HERE FOR THE AWARDS APPLICATION FOR TITLES EARNED IN 2015

 

 

PAST AWARD WINNERS BY YEAR

 

The Royal Hecht Award was initiated several years ago in honor of a past member. The initial award has been expanded upon to include a wide variety of titles and/or achievements.

Rules and Regulations

The following are the requirements which must be met to compete for and/or be awarded a plaque or a certificate as set forth by the German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis, Inc.

I. General

A. Owner: In order to receive an award, a member must meet the qualifications which would enable them to vote in the election of officers in January.

These requirements could be met by an Associate Member as well as a Regular Member. Under unusual and/or extraordinary circumstances, a member may petition the appointed committee to waive any of the above requirements.

B. Dog: Your dog must be an AKC registered German Shepherd Dog, and must be six months of age or older.

C. Titles from Nationally and Internationally recognized organizations (e.g., AKC, CKC, GSDCA, ATTS, SV, USA, DVG, etc.) will be considered. (See section III below for specific titles.)

D. Titles will be recognized if the owner was a member in good standing of the German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis, Inc. at the time the title was earned.

II. Special Achievement Awards

A. Royal Hecht Bred By Exhibitor Award: You Must be the breeder and owner or co-owner. You or a member of your immediate family or co-owner must handle the dog in the Bred By Exhibitor classes only. (Immediate family includes father, mother, sister, brother, wife, husband, son or daughter.) Points toward the Royal Hecht Bred By Award will be awarded in proportion to the competition entered in each individual class. Note: All entries count, not just those who show.

B. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Best Puppy Award: You must be the owner or co-owner of the dog. Points toward the German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Best Puppy Award will be awarded in proportion to the competition entered in each individual class (i.e., the 6-9 months and 9-12 months puppy classes only).

 

Example for tabulating points for BBE / Best Puppy Competition

Class of six entries:

Class of two entries:

1st place

=

5 points

1st place

=

1 point

2nd place

=

4 points

2nd place

=

0 points

3rd place

=

3 points

 

 

 

4th place

=

2 points

Must have competition to count.

 

C. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Obedience Awards:

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Novice Obedience Award: This award will be awarded to the dog with the highest combination of scores from the three OFFICIAL legs for the Companion Dog Title.

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Advanced Obedience Award: This award will be awarded to the dog with the highest combination of three scores in the open and/or utility classes in the current calendar year. If the scores from only the three OFFICIAL legs of a newly earned advanced title (example CDX or UD) are used for this award, points (5) will be added to their total, and the calendar year restrictions are waived.

D. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Dual Achievement Award: The German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Dual Achievement Award will be awarded to the dog with the highest score. The score will be based on the number of dogs defeated while placing in any regular class (as in the Bred By Award) plus the total of three qualifying scores in any regular obedience class in the current calendar year.

E. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Junior Handler Award: Junior Handlers are eligible whose parent(s) meet the membership requirements. Points toward this award will be awarded in proportion to the competition entered in each individual class (Junior Handler Classes Only).

F. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Service Dog Breeder Award: An award will be given to the member who is the breeder of a dog who enters service during the calendar year (example K-9, Guide Dog, Military, Support Dog, etc.). The dog must be considered in full time service to be eligible for this award.

 

III. Recognized Titles

 

CD

Companion Dog

TD

Tracking Dog

HT

Herding Tested

PT

Pre-Trial

CGC

Canine Good Citizen

TDI

Therapy Dog International/Incorporated

NA

Novice Agility

BH

Beiglieten Hund

WH

Wachen Hunde

AD

Ausdauerpruefung (endurance test)

Service Dog Breeder Award

BIF/BOF Best/Best Opposite Regional Futurity

BIM/BOM Best/Best Opposite Regional Maturity

 

CDX

Companion Dog Excellent

SchH I

Schutzhund I

HS

Herding Started

HI

Herding Intermediate

OA

Open Agility

Royal Hecht Bred By Exhibitor Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Best Puppy Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Novice Obedience Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Advanced Obedience Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Special Achievement Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Junior Handler Award

Futurity-Maturity Victor/Victrix

 

CH

Champion

UD/UDX

Utility Dog/Utility Dog Excellent

TDX

Tracking Dog Excellent

HX

Herding Excellent

HCH

Herding Champion

SchH II/III

Schutzhund II/Schutzhund III

FH/FH II

Fährtenhund (German Advanced Tracking Degree)

MAX

Master Agility Excellent

VST

Variable Surface Tracker

Select

Hero Dog

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America Dual Award

Dual Award

Placement in International Schutzhund Competition

 

ROM

AOE

OTCH

Grand Victor/Grand Victrix

Herding Victor/Victrix

Obedience Victor/Victrix

Agililty Victor/Victrix

 

The Club reserves the right to make special awards to unusual cases and achievements not usually considered.

 

Note: Starting in 1998, Instinctive/Inherent titles (i.e. TT / TC; Temperament Tested / Certified, HIC; Herding Instinct Certified) will receive a parchment certificate of achievement.

 

IV. RESPONSIBILITY

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DOG’S OWNER TO CONTACT THE AWARD CHAIRPERSON, AND PROVIDE THE CORRECT NAME, TITLE(S) EARNED, THE DATE THE TITLE WAS OFFICIALLY AWARDED, SCORES IF APPLICABLE, OR ANY OTHER NECESSARY INFORMATION. THE CHAIRPERSON IS NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE CALLS AND INQUIRIES ABOUT DEGREES, TITLES, ACHIEVEMENTS, ETC.

Note: The existing Award Rules and Regulations were modified on December 6, 2001.

 

The Royal Hecht Award was initiated several years ago in honor of a past member. The initial award has been expanded upon to include a wide variety of titles and/or achievements.

Rules and Regulations

The following are the requirements which must be met to compete for and/or be awarded a plaque or a certificate as set forth by the German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis, Inc.

I. General

A. Owner: In order to receive an award, a member must meet the qualifications which would enable them to vote in the election of officers in January.

These requirements could be met by an Associate Member as well as a Regular Member. Under unusual and/or extraordinary circumstances, a member may petition the appointed committee to waive any of the above requirements.

B. Dog: Your dog must be an AKC registered German Shepherd Dog, and must be six months of age or older.

C. Titles from Nationally and Internationally recognized organizations (e.g., AKC, CKC, GSDCA, ATTS, SV, USA, DVG, etc.) will be considered. (See section III below for specific titles.)

D. Titles will be recognized if the owner was a member in good standing of the German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis, Inc. at the time the title was earned.

II. Special Achievement Awards

A. Royal Hecht Bred By Exhibitor Award: You Must be the breeder and owner or co-owner. You or a member of your immediate family or co-owner must handle the dog in the Bred By Exhibitor classes only. (Immediate family includes father, mother, sister, brother, wife, husband, son or daughter.) Points toward the Royal Hecht Bred By Award will be awarded in proportion to the competition entered in each individual class. Note: All entries count, not just those who show.

B. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Best Puppy Award: You must be the owner or co-owner of the dog. Points toward the German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Best Puppy Award will be awarded in proportion to the competition entered in each individual class (i.e., the 6-9 months and 9-12 months puppy classes only).

 

Example for tabulating points for BBE / Best Puppy Competition

Class of six entries:

Class of two entries:

1st place

=

5 points

1st place

=

1 point

2nd place

=

4 points

2nd place

=

0 points

3rd place

=

3 points

 

 

 

4th place

=

2 points

Must have competition to count.

 

C. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Obedience Awards:

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Novice Obedience Award: This award will be awarded to the dog with the highest combination of scores from the three OFFICIAL legs for the Companion Dog Title.

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Advanced Obedience Award: This award will be awarded to the dog with the highest combination of three scores in the open and/or utility classes in the current calendar year. If the scores from only the three OFFICIAL legs of a newly earned advanced title (example CDX or UD) are used for this award, points (5) will be added to their total, and the calendar year restrictions are waived.

D. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Dual Achievement Award: The German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Dual Achievement Award will be awarded to the dog with the highest score. The score will be based on the number of dogs defeated while placing in any regular class (as in the Bred By Award) plus the total of three qualifying scores in any regular obedience class in the current calendar year.

E. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Junior Handler Award: Junior Handlers are eligible whose parent(s) meet the membership requirements. Points toward this award will be awarded in proportion to the competition entered in each individual class (Junior Handler Classes Only).

F. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Service Dog Breeder Award: An award will be given to the member who is the breeder of a dog who enters service during the calendar year (example K-9, Guide Dog, Military, Support Dog, etc.). The dog must be considered in full time service to be eligible for this award.

 

III. Recognized Titles

 

CD

Companion Dog

TD

Tracking Dog

HT

Herding Tested

PT

Pre-Trial

CGC

Canine Good Citizen

TDI

Therapy Dog International/Incorporated

NA

Novice Agility

BH

Beiglieten Hund

WH

Wachen Hunde

AD

Ausdauerpruefung (endurance test)

Service Dog Breeder Award

BIF/BOF Best/Best Opposite Regional Futurity

BIM/BOM Best/Best Opposite Regional Maturity

 

CDX

Companion Dog Excellent

SchH I

Schutzhund I

HS

Herding Started

HI

Herding Intermediate

OA

Open Agility

Royal Hecht Bred By Exhibitor Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Best Puppy Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Novice Obedience Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Advanced Obedience Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Special Achievement Award

German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Junior Handler Award

Futurity-Maturity Victor/Victrix

 

CH

Champion

UD/UDX

Utility Dog/Utility Dog Excellent

TDX

Tracking Dog Excellent

HX

Herding Excellent

HCH

Herding Champion

SchH II/III

Schutzhund II/Schutzhund III

FH/FH II

Fährtenhund (German Advanced Tracking Degree)

MAX

Master Agility Excellent

VST

Variable Surface Tracker

Select

Hero Dog

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America Dual Award

Dual Award

Placement in International Schutzhund Competition

 

ROM

AOE

OTCH

Grand Victor/Grand Victrix

Herding Victor/Victrix

Obedience Victor/Victrix

Agililty Victor/Victrix

 

The Club reserves the right to make special awards to unusual cases and achievements not usually considered.

 

Note: Starting in 1998, Instinctive/Inherent titles (i.e. TT / TC; Temperament Tested / Certified, HIC; Herding Instinct Certified) will receive a parchment certificate of achievement.

 

IV. RESPONSIBILITY

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DOG’S OWNER TO CONTACT THE AWARD CHAIRPERSON, AND PROVIDE THE CORRECT NAME, TITLE(S) EARNED, THE DATE THE TITLE WAS OFFICIALLY AWARDED, SCORES IF APPLICABLE, OR ANY OTHER NECESSARY INFORMATION. THE CHAIRPERSON IS NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE CALLS AND INQUIRIES ABOUT DEGREES, TITLES, ACHIEVEMENTS, ETC.

Note: The existing Award Rules and Regulations were modified on December 6th, 2001.