Promoting responsibility and good sportsmanship in the breeding, training and exhibition of the Dutch Shepherd Dog under the breed standard established by

the United Kennel Club in 1995.

DUTCH SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA
National Dutch Shepherd Specialty Show
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN (I/O) CONF (DUTCH only) JS

Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds - 2900 Lake Street - Kalamazoo, Michigan 48854 
(Held in conjunction with the UKC Premier Dog Show Specialties)


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019
Judge: Karin Cattin
DOS Entries: 11:30-12:30 pm
Show Time: Shortly after 1:00 p.m.
We are currently scheduled for INDOOR Ring 1 and are the second breed in that ring following the Coton de Tulear Specialty (which starts at 1:00 pm).   Please note this time and ring location is subject to change so please check with UKC at the show to confirm.

 

Dutch Shepherd BREED SEMINAR will be conducted by DSDCA President Cheryl Carlson. 

Dutch Shepherd HEALTH SEMINAR will be conducted by DSDCA Veterinary Council Karen Wroblewski, DVM. 

Admission is FREE.



CLASSES OFFERED
All regular UKC conformation classes will be offered for Dutch Shepherds. 
 
A. Regular Classes. Classes for intact dogs:
  • Puppy Male/Female (6 months-under 1 year); For dogs six (6) months of age and under one (1) year of age, that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title.
  • Junior Male/Female (1 year-under 2years); For dogs one (1) year of age and under two (2) years of age that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title.
  • Adult Male/Female (2 years & over); For dogs two (2) years of age and older that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title.
  • Open Male/Female (6 months & over); For dogs six (6) months of age or older, that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title.
  • Breeder/Handler Male/Female (6 months & over); For dogs six (6) months of age or older that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title. Dogs entered in this class must be handled by a breeder of record with UKC, or by a member of the immediate family of a breeder of record.
  • Champion (CH); For dogs of both sexes that have earned their UKC Champion title.
  • Grand Champion (GRCH); For dogs of both sexes that have earned their UKC Grand Champion title.
 
B. Altered Classes. Classes for altered dogs:
  • Puppy Male/Female (6 months-under 1 year); For dogs six (6) months of age and under one (1) year of age, that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title.
  • Junior Male/Female (1 year-under 2years); For dogs one (1) year of age and under two (2) years of age that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title.
  • Adult Male/Female (2 years & over); For dogs two (2) years of age and older that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title.
  • Open Male/Female (6 months & over); For dogs six (6) months of age or older, that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title.
  • Breeder/Handler Male/Female (6 months & over); For dogs six (6) months of age or older that have not attained a Champion or Grand Champion title. Dogs entered in this class must be handled by a breeder of record with UKC, or by a member of the immediate family of a breeder of record.
  • Champion (CH); For dogs of both sexes that have earned their UKC Champion title.
  • Grand Champion (GRCH); For dogs of both sexes that have earned their UKC Grand Champion title.
 
C. Junior Showmanship Classes:
  • Pee Wee (2 years-under 4 years);
  • Sub JR (4 years-under 6 years);
  • Pre-Junior (6 years-under 8 years);
  • Novice Junior (8 years-under 13 years);
  • Open Junior (8 years-under 13 years);
  • Novice Senior (13 years-18 years);
  • Open Senior (13 years-18 years)
Junior Handlers entered in this specialty must be handing a Dutch Shepherd.
 
The following non-licensed conformation classes will also be offered for Dutch Shepherds.
  • Novice Puppy Male/Female; This class is for intact dogs that are three (3) months of age and under six (6) months of age.
  • Stud Dog; This class shall be judged on the quality of the progeny and not the individual stud dog. Neutered dogs are eligible to compete in this class but not as progeny. Each entry in this class shall consist of a stud dog and at least two but not more than four progeny sired by that stud dog. The progeny must be at least three months of age and may include both sexes. At least two of the progeny must be entered in the licensed classes.
  • Brood Bitch; This class shall be judged on the quality of the progeny and not the individual brood bitches. Spayed bitches are eligible to compete in this class but not as progeny. Each entry in this class shall consist of a brood bitch and at least two but not more than four progeny produced by that brood bitch. The progeny must be at least three months of age and may include both sexes. At least two of the progeny must be entered in the licensed classes.
  • Veteran Male/Female; The purpose of this class is to reward dogs that maintain good breed type and good condition as they age, and to give other breeders an opportunity to see the top dogs of the past. Dogs must be a minimum of seven (7) years of age, or older. Spayed and neutered dogs are eligible for this class.
 
PRIZES
Rosettes will be awarded for
  • Best Male/Female (regular and altered)
  • Reserve Best Male/Female (regular and altered)
  • Best of Winners (regular and altered)
  • National Champion of Champions (regular and altered)
  • Reserve National Champion of Champions (regular and altered)
  • National Grand Champion (regular and altered)
  • Reserve National Grand Champion (regular and altered)
  • National Best of Breed (regular and altered)
  • Reserve National Best of Breed (regular and altered)
  • National Best of Breed Novice Puppy
  • National Best of Breed Stud Dog
  • National Best of Breed Brood Bitch
  • National Best of Breed Veteran
Please check to make sure you are entering the correct class. Exhibitors are responsible for the accuracy of their entry and for following all UKC rules and regulations.
 
SPECIAL EXHIBITION CLASS: 
The Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America wishes to uphold, protect and acknowledge the integrity of the working Dutch Shepherd and whole heartedly supports the UKC “Total Dog” philosophy which promotes the working aspect of the pure bred dog, and designs its events for dogs that look AND perform equally well. 
 
In recognition of this, a special exhibition class will be held for dogs holding at least one UKC Performance title.  Dogs may be intact or altered.  Dogs do not need to be entered in another class in the specialty to enter this class. This class will be not be judged, but each dog will be recognized and receive a special rosette.
 
In order to enter this PARADE OF TITLE HOLDERS class, the owner must provide a list of the dog’s UKC titles. For the purposes of this class, we define a UKC performance title as follows:
  • Agility: UAGI or higher
  • Dock Jumping: UNJ, UJJ, USJ, UMJ, UUJ or higher
  • Lure Coursing: CA or higher
  • Nosework: NC, NI, NV, NE or higher
  • Obedience: UCD or higher
  • Rally Obedience: URO1 or higher
  • Weight Pull: UWP or higher
 
ENTRIES
Pre-entries are $20 for regular classes, $15 for Non-Licensed Classes, $10 for Junior Showmanship and $5 for Special Exibition (Parade of Title Holders).  Pre-entries must be received WITH PAYMENT by June 7, 2019 or they will be charged day of show rates.
 
Day of show entries are $25 for regular classes and $20 for Non-Licensed Classes, $10 for Junior Showmanship and $5 for Special Exibition (Parade of Title Holders).
 
All pre-entries must include fees. Make all checks payable to DSDCA (Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America) and send entries on the official UKC Entry Form to the event secretary:  Carole Field - 4305 S. Lowell Road - Saint Johns, MI. 48879. Receipt of entries will be confirmed by e-mail if an e-mail address is provided on the entry form.
 
No refund of entry fees will be made for pre-entries cancelled after the pre-entry closing date. Entry fees shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, excused by Veterinarian or Judge, or barred from competition by action of the Event Committee. An un-entered dog may not be substituted for an entered dog.
 
If it is impossible to open or to complete a show or trial because of riots, civil disturbances, or other acts beyond the control of the DSDCA, no refund of entry fees will be made. If, in the opinion of the DSDCA, the well being of dogs, exhibitors, or spectators is at risk due to extreme weather conditions, such as but not limited to snow storms, hurricanes, lightening or extreme heat, the DSDCA may cancel or stop a show or trial before completion. No refunds will be made in such cases.
 
CLASS CHANGES / CORRECTIONS
Pre-entries cannot be modified after the closing of pre-entries other than for move-ups and corrections.  Owners are responsible for the accuracy of information in the entry forms, regardless of who may make such errors. Owners and exhibitors are responsible for correcting any errors in their entry. Dogs that, according to their owners’ records, have completed the requirements for a championship or grand championship after the closing of entries, may be transferred from the entered class to another class for which the dog is now eligible, provided that a request for transfer is made in writing to the show secretary no later than ½ hour prior to the start of any regular judging at the show.
 
NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS
  1. This show is being held in conjunction with the UKC Premier and ALL events are held under the Rules and Regulations of the United Kennel Club, Inc.
  2. The DSDCA, its agents, UKC, its agents and its employees assume no responsibility for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by spectators or exhibitors and handlers, or to any of their dogs or property, and further assume not responsibility for injury to children not under the control of their parents or guardians. The DSDCA and the UKC are not responsible for loss, accident, or theft.
  3. Dogs and exhibitors may arrive at any time up to their judging time. Judging time is subject to change and exhibitors should be prepared to be judged any time after the start of the show.
 
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