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Requirements of Dogs for Breeding Purposes






Standard of the German Shepherd Dog ^ 

General Appearance

The German shepherd Dog is medium sized. With the hair pressed down, the height at the withers is measured by stick along the vertical as it follows the line of the elbow from the withers to the ground. The ideal height at the withers is 62.5cm for males and 57.5cm for females. An allowance of 2.5cm over or under is permissible. Exceeding the maximum as well as not meeting the minimum diminishes the working and breeding value of the dog.

The German Shepherd Dog is slightly long, stretched, powerful and well muscled. The bones are dry and firmly developed. The ratio of height to length and placement and structure of the limbs (angulation) are so balanced that a far reaching, effortless gait is guaranteed. He has a weatherproof coat. A harmonious appearance is desired as long as the working ability of the dog is not called into question. Sex characteristics must be pronounced, as the masculinity of the males and the femininity of the females must be unmistakable.

The German Shepherd Dog who corresponds to the standard offers the observer a picture of rugged strength, intelligence and agility whose overall proportions are neither in excess nor substandard in any way.

The manner in which the dog moves and behaves must express that on a sound body lives a healthy mind, and, therefore, the fundamental characteristics are in evidence to enable the dog to be ready and able to prove the working dog characteristics under duress.

Only a trained expert will be able to determine whether the working dog characteristics of the German Shepherd Dog are in evidence. Therefore, only special judges should be commissioned, whose duty it must be to test the dog's temperament, including the gun indifference test. Only German Shepherd Dogs who are in possession of a training degree can be awarded the rating of excellent. (V)

Outgoing disposition must be in evidence and the dog must possess a willingness to perform and be accustomed to all situations. The dog should complete all assigned tasks willfully and in a friendly manner.

The dog must possess courage and hardness to be able to defend its master as well as the possessions of the family.

The dog must be able to demonstrate willing and outgoing combativeness upon demand of the handler, but also must be alert, obedient and a pleasing companion, pleasing in its environment, aloof to children as well as animals, and aloof during contact with strangers.

To sum it up -
a harmonious picture of natural nobility and of respectable self assurance.

Angulation and Movement

The German Shepherd Dog is a gaiter. His gait exhibits a diagonal movement; that is, the hind and foreleg on the same side always move in opposite directions. Therefore, the limbs must be so similarly proportioned to one another, angulated, that the action of the rear as it is always carried through to the middle of the body is matched by an equally far reaching forehand causing no essential change in the topline. The over angulated rear diminishes the firmness and endurance. The correct proportions of height to length and corresponding length of leg bones results in a ground covering gait which is low to the ground and gives the impression of effortless progression. With his head thrust forward and tail slightly raised, a balanced and steady trotter will have a topline running unbroken in a gentle curve from the tip of the ears over the neck and back to the tip of the tail.

Temperament, Character and Abilities

Strong nerves, alertness, self confidence, trainability, watchfulness, loyalty and incorruptability as well as courage, hardness and fighting drive are the outstanding characteristics of a pure bred German Shepherd Dog. They make him suitable to be a superior working dog in general and especially as a guard, companion, protection and herding dog. His ample scenting ability added to his conformation as a trotter makes it possible for him to quietly and surely work out a trail without bodily strain and with his nose close to the ground. This makes him highly useful as a multi-purpose track and search dog.

The Head

The head should be in proportion to the body size (in length, approximately 40 percent of the height of the withers) and not coarse, over refined nor over stretched. In general appearance, it should be dry with moderate breadth between the ears. The forehead, when viewed from the side, is only slightly arched. It should be without a center furrow or with only one slightly defined.
The cheeks form a gentle curve laterally without protrusion toward the front. When viewed from above, the skull (in length, approximately 50 percent of the entire head length) tapers gradually and evenly from the ears to the tip of the nose, with a sloping rather than a sharply defined stop, into a long, dry wedge shaped muzzle. The upper and lower jaws must be strongly developed.
The width of the skull should correspond approximately to the length of the skull. A slightly oversized skull in the case of the male and slightly undersized in the case of the female is not objectionable. The muzzle is strong and the lips are firm, dry and close tightly. The bridge of the nose is straight and runs nearly parallel with the plane of the forehead.


Dentition must be strong, healthy and complete with 42 teeth, 20 in the upper jaw and 22 in the lower jaw. The German Shepherd Dog has a scissor bite, therefore, the outside surface of the lower incisors slide next to the inside surface of the upper incisors. A level, overshot or undershot bite is faulty as are large gaps between teeth. The jaws must be strongly developed so that the teeth may be deeply rooted.

The Ears

The ears are of medium size, wide at the base and set high. They taper to a point and are carried facing forward and vertical. Tipped ears are undesirable and ears that drop or have been cropped must be rejected. Ears drawn toward each other greatly impair the general appearance. The ears of puppies and young dogs sometimes drop or pull toward each other during the teething period, which can last until the sixth month of age and sometimes longer.
While in motion or in a relaxed position, many dogs do carry their ears relaxed against the head.
This is not a fault.

The Eyes

The eyes are of medium size, almond shaped, set somewhat aslant and not protuberant. The color of the eye should blend with the color of the coat and be as dark as possible. They should have a lively, intelligent and self-confident expression.

The Neck

The neck should be strong with well developed muscles and no loose folds or dewlaps. It is normally held level but is raised up when excited and it is lowered while in motion.

The Body

The body length should exceed the height at the withers by 110-117%; square or tall dogs are not desired. The chest is deep but not too broad. The ribs should be well formed and long, neither flat or barreled. The rib cage extends far back so that the loin is relatively short. The underchest should be long and pronounced. The belly should be moderately drawn up.

The withers are long and high, sloping slightly from front to rear and defined against the back into which it gently blends without breaking the topline. The back and loin should be straight and well muscled, yet not too long from the withers to the croup.
The loin should be wide, strong and well muscled. The croup is long and slightly angled. Short sloping or flat croups are undesirable.

The Forequarters

The shoulder blade should be long and set at an oblique angle and lie flat against the body. The upper arm and the shoulder must be strong and well muscled. The forearm must be straight when viewed from all sides. The bones of the upper and forearm are more oval than round. The pasterns should be firm but neither too steep nor too flat. The elbows must be neither turned in nor out. The length of the running bones should exceed the depth of the chest 55%.

The Hindquarters

The thigh is broad and well muscled. The upper thigh is fairly long and, viewed from the side, is set diagonally to a proportionately long stifle bone. The hock joint is strong and forms a firm joint with the lower thigh bone. The entire hindquarters must be strong and well muscled to be capable of carrying the body effortlessly forward.

The Tail

The tail is bushy and should reach at least to the hock joint but is not beyond the middle of the hock. Sometimes the tail forms a hook to one side at its end -- this is undesirable. The tail is normally carried in a gentle downward curve, but when the dog is excited or in motion, it is curved more and carried higher, though it should never be carried past the vertical. Therefore, the tail should never be carried straight or curved over the back. Docked tails are to be rejected.

The Feet

The feet are relatively short, round, tight and arched. The pads are hard but not chapped. The nails are short and strong and of a dark color. Dewclaws sometimes appear on the rear legs but should removed within the first few days after whelping.

The Color

The color can be black, gray, either as a solid color or with regular brown, tan or light gray markings or a black saddle. Also, the sable pattern of a black overlay or a gray, tan, or brown base with lighter markings to tone. Small white markings on the forechest or a very light color on the insides of the legs is permissible though not desired. The nose must be black with all colors. The undercoat, except in black dogs, is always a lighter shade. The final color of a puppy is only determined when the outer coat has completely developed. Dogs with an insufficient mask or who are lacking the mask, with yellowish eyes or light eyes, light markings on the chest and on the inside of the feet as well as yellowish toenails or a red tail or washed out soft colors are lacking in pigmentation.

The Coat

The medium smooth coated German Shepherd Dog - The outer coat should be as thick as possible and composed of straight, coarse hairs that lay close to the body. The coat is short at the toes, but it grows longer and more profuse on the neck. The hair grows longer on the back of the fore and rear legs as far down as the pastern and the hock joint and forms moderate trousers on the thighs. The length of the hair varies and due to these differences in length, there are many intermediate types. A too short mole-like coat is faulty.

The long smooth coated German Shepherd Dog - The individual hairs are longer, not always straight but definitely not lying close and flat to the body. The coat is considerably longer inside and behind the ears, on the back of the forearm and usually in the loin area. Often there will be tufts behind the ears and feathering from elbow from elbow to pastern. The trousers along the thigh is long and thick. The tail is bushy with light feathering underneath. This coat type is not as weather proof as the medium coat and it is therefore undesirable. However, if there is sufficient undercoat, it may be passed for breeding. Dogs with long coats are commonly narrow chested and have narrow over stretched muzzles. The dog with sufficient undercoat may be passed for breeding, depending upon the rules and regulations of the country.

The long coated German Shepherd Dog - The hair is appreciably longer that that of the long smooth coated dog and tends to form a parting along the back. If present at all, the undercoating will not be weather proofing nor of utility value and, therefore, should not be passed for breeding.


The following faults exclude a dog for use in breeding. Anything that impairs working powers, endurance and competency, in particular lack of sex charisterics or shepherd instincts such as apathy, weak nerves or over-excitability, shyness; lacking in vitality or willingness to work; monorchids and cryptorchids and testicles too small; soft or flabby constitution and lack of substance; fading pigment; blues and whites; over and undersized dogs.
Other faults include stunted growth; disproportionate height or length; overloaded chest; too refined or coarse build; soft backs; too steep a chest; too steep a placement of the limbs or anything else that detracts from reach or endurance of gait; a muzzle that is too short, blunt, weak, pointed or narrow and lacking in strength, an over or undershot bite or any other faults of dentition, especially weak or worn teeth. A coat that is too soft, too short or too long and lacking in undercoat, hanging ears, a permanently faulty ear carriage or cropped ears. A ringed, curled or generally faulty tail set, a docked tail or naturally short tail.

Requirements of Dogs for Breeding Purposes  ^

All brood stock must be of absolutely sound temperament, display proper character and be healthy. These animals must display the sex charisteics outlined in the standard.

Hard constitution, outgoing and sound temperament charisterics are mandatory.

Working dog type immunity against infectious diseases is desirable.

The owner of the stud dog as well as the owner of the bitch should be aware of the Standard and the rules regulating the "Registry"of the offspring prior to the mating. Both should avoid breedings which may be detrimental to the breed. While the breeder of the litter should know best whether the bitch fulfills all requirements set forth by the standard and the Registry, the owner of the stud dog will also bear part of the responsibility and should demand the necessary breed classification documents from the owner of the bitch prior to the mating.

Planned brood stock shall be evaluated by designated USA or SV personnel and shall be placed into one of the following classes:

Körklasse I - Breed Class I
Dogs which are highly recommended for Breeding (Breed Class I). These are dogs that have been classified by a Körmeister or Breed Survey or during a USA or SV sanctioned Körung or Breed Survey. It is recommended that breed surveyed dogs be bred only to other breed surveyed dogs.

Körklasse II - Breed Class II
Dogs which are recommended for breeding (Breed Class II). These are dogs that have been classified by a Körmeister or Breed Surveyor during a USA or SV sanctioned Körung or Breed Survey.

Dogs which are suitable for breeding. These are dogs which have been evaluated by USA or SV personnel and approved for breeding purposes. It is recommended that dogs which have been evaluated as breed worthy be bred only to breed surveyed dogs or other dogs classified as breed worthy.

Not Allowable-
Dogs which are undesirable for breeding purposes and are not recommended for breeding.

These are dogs that fit into one of the following categories:

- lacking pedigreed ancestry of at least 4 generations of pure German Shepherd Dog breeding.
- classified as unsuitable for breeding purposes by designated USA or SV personnel or which fail to obtain the rating of at least "Good" at a USA or SV sanctioned show.
- obviously stricken by disease.
- faulty nervous system (nervous, shy, fear biters, unsure, gun shy, etc.) as determined by USA or SV licensed evaluator.
- suffering hip dysplasia.
- missing testicles (monorchid or cryptorchid) or visibly underdeveloped testicles.
- long coats.
- pigmentation problems such as blues, albinos, and white dogs with black nose.

- obvious ear and tail deficiencies.
- other obvious structural faults.
- lacking proper dentition such as the absence of pre-molar #3 and one or more tooth, one canine, one pre-molar #4, missing one molar #1 or #2, or a total of 3 (three) or more missing teeth or overshot or undershot bites.
- a cesarean section operation is permitted three times per bitch after which the bitch should be retired from breeding.
- Muscle Pectineous operation is permitted and is to be annotated on the pedigree by the performing veterinarian provided the animal has been classified as dysplastic prior to the operation.
Not acceptable for breeding purposes.
- dogs from incest breeding such as parents to children, grandparents to grandchildren or brothers to sisters. In breeding closer that (2-3) or 3-2), also in case of siblings is not allowed.

Minimum age Requirements for Breeding

Experience has shown that a minimum age requirement is necessary for a successful long term breeding program. German Shepherd Dogs are a slow maturing breed and should not be used for breeding until a safe mature age has been attained. The average age of physiological maturity lies at approximately two (2) years of age for dogs and at approximately twenty (20) months for bitches. Breeding should not occur until these ages have been attained. Litters from matings when one or both parents have not reached these minimum age requirements prior to the date of mating will not find acceptance into the Registry.

Responsibilities of the Breeder

The owner of the bitch at the time the stud service is consummated is considered to be the breeder of the litter. The date of mating must be recorded immediately. The breeder bears the responsibility to properly nourish and groom the bitch in whelp and to obtain veterinary assistance when needed. The breeder must notify the Breed Warden within ten days of the whelping and invite the Breed Warden to visit the mother and the litter as soon as possible.

If the bitch is sold after breeding but before whelping, the breeder's rights are to be transferred to the new owner. The Registry must be immediately notified in writing of the transfer of ownership. Otherwise the breeder of record will be the seller of the bitch.

The leasing of pregnant bitches or leasing of bitches for breeding purposes is permissible provided the leasee has possession of the pregnant mother during pregnancy or is able to confirm that proper care is being administered by someone else during pregnancy. The Breed Warden must confirm that all aspects are being met and note on the pedigree application that proper care has been administered. The lessee will assume custodianship responsibilities of the bitch and ensure that proper care has been maintained until the bitch is returned to the lessor.

Under normal circumstances, a hobby breeder is defined as a breeder who breeds not more than 6 litters per year. The registration of the seventh litter within a calendar year should be reviewed by the committee. The Breed Warden's recommendation shall prevail following an inspection. (Exceptions are non-profit organizations such as seeing eye foundations provided the non-profitability can be certified.)

All breeders must apply to the Registry for protection of their Kennel Name. Every puppy bred thereafter by that kennel will be registered with that name. The registered name will remain with the dog for life. No one else can ever adopt the kennel name or register any puppy with that name. Breeders who already have a registered name with the SV will be allowed to retain that name, but the kennel name must be registered with USA.

The Stud Dog and the Bitch  ^

The Stud Dog
Stud dogs which are in possession of an "a" stamp or an "OFA" certification or a USA approved certification pertaining to hip x-rays are permitted service sixty (60) bitches annually.
During a calendar year, 50% of the stud services should be accomplished in the first 6 months and 50% in the last 6 months. Breedings should be spaced out and multiple breedings within a short period of time are discouraged since the fertility of the stud may become questionable.

It is assumed that the stud services are distributed evenly throughout the calendar year.
During the calendar year in which the dog reaches 2 years of age, the number of allowable stud services is reduced by 5 times the number of months that pass before the dog's month of birth.

These stud service rules are to be followed and are a guideline even though some of the offspring are registered with a different agency. Should it be determined that a stud dog is limited in his fertility or is sterile, the committee may declare the dog as non-studworthy. Owner of bitches which were empty or did not bear offspring from a non-studworthy dog should reimbursed the stud fees.

The Bitch
Brood bitches can be bred twice a year provided they are healthy. It is recommended that Brood bitches which were breed surveyed be bred only to breed surveyed stud dogs.
It is suggested that dewclaws appearing on the back legs of puppies be removed within 10 days after whelping.

Hip Certification Registration  ^

It is believed that through the breeding of dogs that possess normal hip joint configuration, the incidence of hip dysplasia can be reduced.

Owners and breeders are encouraged to have dogs tattooed, (see Tattooing) if they are not already, at the same time that the hips are x-rayed. The x-ray should include the tattoo number of the dog.

In order to determine the true incidence of hip dysplasia and to determine the quality of hips produced by the dogs in the Registry, owners are encouraged to report all hip x-ray evaluations on all dogs in the Registry. The original OFA report form is to be sent to the USA office for entry into the dog's file. The OFA report form will be returned to the owner. The Registry will publish annually a list of all registered dogs that have received an OFA or "a" stamp hip certification.

Entry into the Registry  ^

The registry accepts only German Shepherd Dogs for registration and only those animals meeting one or more of the following criteria:

*German Shepherd Dogs that have passed a USA or SV sanctioned Breed Survey.

*German Shepherd Dogs with a pedigree showing at least four generations of Pure breeding.

*Progeny resulting when both parents are Breed Surveyed.

*Progeny resulting when both parents are evaluated as acceptable for breeding by designated USA or SV personnel.

*Progeny resulting when both parents possess a Schutzhund or Herding (HGH) degree, an OFA or "a" stamp hip certification and a conformation rating of at least "Good" or better received in a USA or SV sanctioned conformation event.

Tattooing  ^

Tattooing is mandatory for all dogs in the Registry. Tattooing should be accomplished prior to the eighth week of life. Only those puppies that are healthy and those with German Shepherd Dog characteristcs are to be tattooed and registered. The responsibility of the litter inspection and tattooing rests with the Breed Warden and Tattooer. Puppies can only be tattooed in the prudence of the breeder and a USA approved Tattooer; therefore, puppies reared by a foster mother should be returned to the breeder for tattooing.

A set of records of all dogs tattooed will be maintained by both the Tattooer and the Registry. Breeders have no recourse to USA or the Tattooer if a puppy should not properly carry the tattoo later in life.

Adult dogs can be tattooed and then registered with the Registry. The tattoo number and its location are to be verified by the local Breed Warden.

Tattoo numbering system for USA

RTYBBLP (seven digit tattoo number)
| | | | | | P: Number of Puppy in litter
| | | | | | 1  First Puppy
| | | | | | 2  Second Puppy
| | | | | | :
| | | | | | 9  Ninth Puppy
| | | | | | A Tenth Puppy
| | | | | |
| | | | | L: Identification Letter of Litter
| | | | | A A Litter
| | | | | B B Litter
| | | | | :
| | | | | Z Z Litter
| | | | |
| | | B B: Identification of Breeder
| | | A A Breeder number 1
| | | B B Breeder number 2
| | | :
| | | Z Z Breeder number 529
| | |
| | Y: Last Digit of Birth Year of Puppy

| | 0 1980, 1990, 2000, etc.
| | 1 1981, 1991, 2001, etc
| | :
| | 9 1989, 1999, 2009, etc.
| |
| T: Identification of Tattooer
| A Tattooer number 1
| B Tattooer number 2
| :
| Z Tattooer number 23
R: Region

Regions of the USA

A Northeast
B New England
C Southeastern
D North Central
E Mid Central
F Mid
G South Central
H Southwestern
I Northwestern
K Pacific Northwest
M Rocky Mountain/Great Plains

Breed Survey  ^

Generalities -
The Verein fur Deutsche Schaferhunde (SV), and included clubs, is the foundation club, thereby authoritative and accountable for the breed, recognized by the VDH and FCI.
The Breed Survey Rules of USA serve the advancement of the systematic breeding of the German Shepherd Dog breed, and regulate the whole domain of breeding selection. They consist of these regulations and are binding on all members of the organization.
The objective of the Breed Survey rules is to find a select group among the breeding animals that their character, their performance and their anatomical structure evidence themselves in exceptional measures to be suitable to preserve and advance the breed.

Breeding Selection

A. Breed Survey Office
The Breed Survey Office establishes the yearly Breed Survey
schedule (dates, clubs, officiating Breed Survey Judge and Breed Survey districts and so on). In the Breed Survey Office all Breed Survey Reports are recorded, the formal accuracy checked and reports proved by documents. The Breed Survey Office writes out Breed Survey Certificates and publishes early all Breed Surveyed dogs in the Breed Survey Book.

B. Breed Survey Judge
For carrying out the Breed Surveys USA approves experienced Breed Show Judges as Breed Survey Judges. The Breed Survey Judges have no legal claim on yearly nomination for Breed Surveys.

C. Legal Points
1. A dog owned by a person with a documented Breed Book prohibition can
neither be presented by that person nor by someone else.

2. The decision of the officiating

Breed Survey Judge ruling is final. A protest is not allowable.

Prerequisites for Participation in Breed Surveys

A. For the Dog - For the Breed Survey, only German Shepherd Dogs are allowed which are entered in the Breed Book of a recognized organization. In the year of the Breed Survey, they must become a minimum of 2 years old.
B. Proof of a minimum of a SchH 1, IPO 1, DPO 1, or HGH under a USA recognized working judge. Trials will only be recognized when they are hosted by a member organization of the WUSV or working dog organization of the FCI.
C. Proof of an AD examination.
D. "a" stamp recorded in the pedigree. (In lieu of the "a" stamp, certification by the OFA will be acceptable.)
E. Proof of a minimum breed evaluation of "Good".
F. Further prerequisites -
    -sick dogs are not to be presented
    -Breed Judge advised of females in heat, he arranges their participation
    -dog must be able to be identified by a tattoo number
    -spayed or neutered animals not eligible for Breed Survey

Applying for the Breed Survey

The day of the Breed Survey, the following documents must be presented:
A. Original recognized registration certificate and certified 4 generation pedigree.
B. Scorebook
C. For re-survey, original Breed Survey Certificate
D. Proof of the remaining " prerequisites"

The maximum number of allowable dogs for one Breed Survey day is 50. With an entry of more than 50 dogs, it is required to hold an additional Breed Survey day (or half day) during that same weekend.

At The Breed Survey

A. Character Test - Every dog is to submit to a temperament test by the Breed Survey Judge. The examination of the temperament can result from observation during the whole Breed Survey. The dog has to show itself, in compliance with the standard, sure in temperament, that is in particular impartial, self confident, stable in nerve, and good-natured.

B. Gun Test - From a distance of a minimum of 15 paces, a minimum of 2 shots are fired from a blank gun (6mm); thereby the dog has to behave unconcerned.

C. Courage and Fighting Instinct Test
On the instruction of the Breed Survey Judge the dog handler with his dog on leash goes in the direction of the hiding place. About 15 paces before the hiding place the position is marked where the dog handler unleashes the dog and has to bring it forward free at heel. About 5 paces before arrival at the hiding place the helper suddenly comes out of the hiding place and attacks the handler form the front. Contact between the dog handler and the helper is not permitted.
The dog must immediately attack the helper and grip firmly. Hereby the dog receives from the helper two hits with a padded, flexible stick. It is permissible to strike the thighs, sides and the area of the withers. Upon the instruction of the Breed Survey Judge the helper discontinues the attack. The dog has to independently or else on the command "out, to release. After the surprise attack is completed, the dog handler holds the dog firmly by the collar. The helper runs away in a straight direction while making threatening movements. After a distance of 50 paces the dog handler sends the dog forward and stands still. The Breed Survey Judge tells the helper to turn around when the dog is still about 30 paces away from him. With vigorous threatening movements and sounds, the helper runs toward the dog without hitting it. Once the dog has gripped, the helper must after a short pressing, discontinue the resistance. Thereupon the dog has to independently or on the command "out" to release.. After the release, the dog handler stands still for about a half minute, without influencing the dog. On the instruction of the Breed Survey Judge, the dog handler goes to the dog and the helper at a rapid pace to collect the dog. The dog handler leaves the field with his dog on leash.
If the dog releases after the surprise attack and the attempt to flee, by command or independently, it receives the note "lets out". Not accomplishing this, also only in one exercise, it receives the note "does not out". The Breed Survey evaluation conferred on the dog remains thereby unaffected. The total result of the courage and fighting instinct teat will be conferred in the evaluation steps "pronounced", "sufficient", and "not sufficient". In connection with the fighting instinct test the tattoo number control is undertaken by the Breed Survey Judge.
-As helper for the protection a qualified helper is placed at the disposal of the Breed Survey Judge.

D. Measurements and Weights - The measurements for weight, chest depth, and chest circumference can be recorded by the Breed Survey Secretary or by an authorized helper; the recording of the wither height measurement is to be done by the Breed Survey Judge.

E. Standing Examination and Movement Evaluation - During this inspection the Breed Survey Judge establishes the Breed Survey Report. The dog is to be presented by the handler, without substantial help, to the Bred Survey Judge.

F. Reports - After the conclusion of the respective Breed Survey of the individual dog, the Breed Survey Judge gives a report over the public address system. The owner of each dog receives from the Breed Survey Secretary an evaluation signed by the Breed Survey Judge. It contains the results of the Breed Survey and the evidence of the deposition of the registration certificate with the Breed Survey Office.

Quick Reference  ^

*dog must turn 2 years during calendar year
*four generation pedigree (certified)
*"a" stamp or OFA certificate
*BH, AD, and Working title (SchH, IPO, DPO, or HGH)
*show rating of at least "Good"
*proof of all of the above (pedigree, scorebook, show card, hip rating ...and don't forget the dog)

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