GSDCA Junior National Rules & Awards

Rules, Awards & Point System

Titles Offered
  • BH (Certificate Only does not count towards title), BH, IBGH 1-3, IGP 1-3, FH 1-2, FPr 1-3 (Tracking), UPr 1-3 (Obedience), SPr 1-3 (Protection) and GPr 1-3 (Obedience & Protection). Full FCI rules apply, titles awarded to dog on successful completion.
Certificate of Jr. Handler Achievement Offered
  • BH modified obedience routine (group consist of cones, no other dogs on field in down stay, on lead heeling pattern same as BH-VT, no off-lead heeling, off-lead recall from sit or down handler’s choice, motion exercises replaced with sit and down stays with walk around, signs on field to assist Jr. handlers through routine).
  • * The Certificate allows Juniors to compete in performance and be judged on their handling abilities. The dogs teamed up with the Junior handlers may already have an existing title however can be entered at a level(s) lower. No title will be awarded to the dog or recorded in the scorebook as this is a modified program to allow Juniors the opportunity to compete with experienced dogs and possibility to earn a Certificate of Handling Achievement
Showmanship Handling Class

The showmanship class will be judged on the Junior handler and their ability handle a dog during showmanship/conformation class. Because this class is judged solely on the handler all dogs will compete in this class (males, females, LSH & stock coat). In order for a junior to be eligible for the Universal Sieger award the junior must enter showmanship with the same dog as performance.

Juniors may have the option of entering the showmanship class without participating in the performance portion of this event.


Point System
  • Points earned for Showmanship: 5 pts plus 1 additional point per every advanced position of handler/dog. For example, if there are 6 handler/dog combinations in the ring and the junior achieves 2nd place, there would be 5 pts + 4  additional pts earned for showmanship.
  • Performance Points of successful completion titles/certificates:
Title
Points Earned
IGP-3 20 points
IGP-2 14 points
IGP-1 8 points
IGP-V or IGP-ZTP 7 points
GPR (Obedience & Protection) levels 1-3 4 pts level 1, 5pts level 2 & 6 pts level 3
IBGH 1-3 2 pts level 1, 3 pts level 2 & 4 pts level 3
FPR (tracking), Upr (Obedience), SPR (Protection) levels 1-3 2 pts level 1, 3 pts level 2 & 4 pts level 3
BH-VT 2 points
Jr.-BH (GSDCA only Certificate) 1 point
 
 Additional points for performance score ratings
Total Points
title/certificate
Excellent
+5 pts
Very Good
+3 pts
Good
+ 2pts
Satisfactory
+0
100 100-96 95-90 89-80 79-70
200 200-192 191-180 179-160 159-140
300 300-286 285-270 269-240 239-210

 

The IBGH (obedience) possible point per exercise. *points tallied for score ratings.

Exercise
IBGH-1
IBGH-2
IBGH-3

Heeling on Leash

30 Points

20 Points

 --

Free Healing

30 Points

20 Points

20 Points

Sit out of Motion

15 Points

15 Points

10 Points

Down out of Motion

15 Points

15 Points

10 Points

Down under Distraction

10 Points

10 Points

10 Points

Retrieve on the Flat

 --

10 Points

15 Points

Send out with down

 --

 10 Points

10 Points

Retrieve over the Scaling Wall (140cm)

-- -- 15 Points

Stand While Walking

--

--

10 Points

Total Phase Points

100 Points

100 Points

100 Points


Requirements for titles

The following require a dog to have a BH prior to test and a dog may enter any level:

  • The SPr 1-3 equivalent to exercises and points of phase C in IGP
  • The UPr 1-3 equivalent to exercises and points of phase B in IGP
  • The FPr 1-3 equivalent to exercises and points of phase A in IGP
  • The GPr 1-3 is equivalent to exercises and points as phase/level B & C in IGP

The IBGH 1-3 requires a BH-VT prior to testing, levels must be obtained in order or have an existing IGP (IPO)1 or higher to enter directly into level 2 or 3.


Recording Junior Achievements

Junior Achievement Book can be obtained from the GSDCA SV Program office free of charge please contact Joy Schultz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Any WUSV, FCI, AKC book for recording Junior achievements is accepted.

*Junior Release of liability and harm must be signed by parents prior to event. Parents must remain on premise, no unattended children at the event.


Awards for Junior National
  • Universal Sieger: This award will go to the junior with the highest amount of points in both performance and showmanship combined. Juniors must compete in both performance & showmanship (with the same dog) in order to be eligible for the Universal Sieger award. There will only be one Universal Sieger award given which will include all age groups, male or female dogs.
  • High Point each age division
    • Tiny Tots: Up to 9yrs of age
    • Youth Division: 9yrs to 15 yrs
    • Junior Division: 15yrs tp 18yrs
  • HOT
  • BHOT
  • High in Trial
  • High Protection
  • High Tracking