Guidelines for Hosting the Regional Championship Trial and Show

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The region has developed set of guidelines to help clubs with planning and hosting the Ontario Regional Championship Trial and Show. This is an annual event that is the highlight of the competitive season, short of the National Championship. Both the organizers and the competitors are held to a higher standard than at a club trial, and more is at stake. For some competitors, doing well here is necessary to their plans to try out for the World Team.

Guidelines for Hosting the Regional Trial and Show

Of course, clubs that need clarification or help can contact the board of directors.

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Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2017

Notice of the Annual General Meeting
of Ontario Region Schutzhund Association

This is to advise you of the upcoming annual general meeting of the members of Ontario Region Schutzhund Association. The details of this meeting are as follows:

Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 6 pm
Place: Capital City Schutzhund, Concession Road 8, Claremont
http://capitalcitysc.com/contact/

If you have anything that you wish to add to the agenda, please forward it to Dwyn Tomlinson (ontarioschutzhund@gmail.com) by May 26 for inclusion in the agenda.

A club or clubs wishing to host the Regional Championship Trial, Show and Breed Survey for 2018 should apply to the Regional Board BEFORE the AGM. If there is more than one application, the members present at the AGM will vote on the decision. The next year’s host will be announced at the AGM.

We apologize for the shortened notice. If you would like to object – please let us know now, but the board felt that keeping it on the expected date would be less of a surprise than moving it and inconveniencing everyone by adding another event to their schedule.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.

Board of Directors
Ontario Region Schutzhund Association

(individual email notifications will follow)

Changes to Show Rules

Show Coordinators and Secretaries please take note. There has been a change to the policy governing all Sieger Shows (GSSCC Conformation Shows).

The new policy is:

61(e) Entrants (owners and handlers) for all dogs entered in all the classes (male and female) for any Sieger Show (Club, Region or Canadian Championship) must be members of the GSSCC or a WUSV affiliate club. All Canadian residents must be GSSCC members.

Previously, the entrants for the puppy and young dog classes did not have to be GSSCC members – but paid an extra $5.00 fee if they were not members.
The primary reason for this change is for continued insurance coverage and to ensure the GSSCC and the hosting club is covered by insurance in the case of an incident.
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Note that if the handler and the owner are not the same person, both will need to be GSSCC members, not just one or the other. In addition, Canadian residents, handlers and owners, must be GSSCC members.
If a dog is co-owned (two or more owners listed) then only one of the owners needs to be a GSSCC member.
It will still be possible to sign up entrants as members of the GSSCC on the day of the show, so be sure to have some forms handy, or the link to the online sign up.
Entrants who are not resident in Canada can be WUSV affliate club members (i.e. the USCA – United Schutzhund Clubs of America or the GSDCA – German Shepherd Dog Club of America).

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GSSCC Membership due at the end of the year!

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.