Congratulations Jennifer Jones in becoming Ontario’s first Apprentice Performance Judge in the GSSCC.
Let’s all support Jennifer in her quest to complete her apprenticeship and become a Performance Judge in the GSSCC . To all the clubs in Ontario when booking your trials please consider having Jennifer as a judge to shadow ( as part of her requirements ) your selected Judge so she can complete the requirements of her apprenticeship.
Good luck Jennifer!
On behalf of the BOD
The positions of
- Secretary/Treasurer and
- Trial Director
are open for nominations to qualified members in good standing with the GSSCC.
Deadline for receiving nominations is no later than February 28, 2017.
Forward your signed nominations and acceptance forms via mail to:
Marvin Eng (Chair, Ontario Elections)
5542 St. Johns Sideroad
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario L4A 7X4
Download a nomination form here. regional-nomination-form-2017
For more information on the qualifications and the roles of the directors, please refer to the Ontario Region Guidelines.
Just a friendly reminder to all members yesterday was the deadline for renewing your GSSCC membership for 2017. For anyone that has not done so please take a minute and make sure you renew – its easy online.
I wish you all a Safe and Happy New Year. May 2017 be your best year ever!
Chair Ontario Region
Wishing you all the best for 2017! Happy New Year.
Hi to All Ontario Members, December 14 2016
Another year of outdoor training and trialing has come to an end so I would like to wish you all a successful winter training season.
The 2017 Trial and Seminar Schedule is well underway as can be viewed on the GSSCC web site under Schedule of Events. Capital City Schutzhund Club will be hosting the Ontario Regional Championships in 2017 on June 2 / 4 2017 with Judge Lance Collins followed by the Sieger Show and Breed Survey on June 17/18 2017 with Judge Peter Arth ( SV )
We also have an Ontario Club, Rogue Working Dog Alliance hosting the Canadian Championship /Sieger Show and Breed Survey in the Ottawa area on August 2/6 2017. More information should be coming from the club as they move closer to the event. Keep an eye on the GSSCC web site for any new announcements they may have.
We will be announcing in the near future the two positions on the Ontario Board of Directors that will be open for nominations in 2017. Also a friendly reminder that it is time to renew your GSSCC membership for 2017.
This past November Ontario Region ( club Niagara Hundesport ) hosted the inaugural Helper College offered by the helper committee of the GSSCC. Most of the feedback I received was positive. The GSSCC would welcome some feedback with suggestions on how to improve or tweak the event. Anyone with ideas or suggestion please send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org I think that bringing in World Class Helpers can only benefit our helper program.
I would like to wish all members of the Ontario Region a Happy Holiday and safe and prosperous New Year.
Chair Ontario Region
One of the goals of the current Board of Directors was to create a document that would help members and clubs by clarifying some of the policies that are in place in the Ontario Region. Particularly as the membership changes, new members join and old members pass away to the great Schutzhund field in the sky – and we have lost too many recently – some of the knowledge that makes the organization work is at risk of being lost.
To that end, this document has been created. This is a living document, and will be updated as required.
Ontario Region Guidelines (PDF)
Interesting read – a report on the proceedings at the World Congress on the GSD. Items of particular note:
- bloodlines for the working dog are from a much wider base, with breeding for show lines being market-driven, and so from a much narrower gene pool.
- there is no chance for a reliable genetic test for existing or future hip dysplasia.
- a consensus that “modern dog training” for working dogs is compatible with international training rules.
Worth reading the full article.
Don’t forget – your GSSCC membership will expire at the end of the year. Your membership is important because it supports the organization, and being a member offers liability insurance benefits to your club that your club could never afford on their own!
Renewing now ensures that your membership is in place a minimum of 30 days before entering a trial (Motion passed in 2005). The GSSCC no longer accepts memberships to be paid on trial day.
The GSSCC takes renewals and membership payments online for both individuals and clubs.
GSSCC 2017 Membership form online.
Anyone looking for good, clear, information about the structure and terminology of the German Shepherd Dog would do well to start with Louis Donald’s site and blog on the GSD.
Whether your passion is conformation, or you would just like to be able to discuss structure knowledgeably – you will find a wealth of information – from the effects of Photoshop on breeding programs to the basics of anatomy. There is plenty to read and see and learn here. (Pop quiz – where is the Metatarsus?)
Link and image used with permission.