The results of the 2017 Canadian National Championship are online at:
Working Dog EU – there is video as well – but you need to be a member to see them.
At the Host Site – which also has the Show Results
The official photographer’s site is here: EurosportK9
Other photos archived at Pausing Motion.
Congratulations and kudos go out to many people: to those who won, to those who competed, to all those who worked so hard to put on this event, and to those who supported everyone else!
SHOW participants – last day to enter is JUNE 9th
Spots are filling up fast. Please don’t leave it to the last minute.
Also ensure that your GSSCC memberships are up to date, as you can’t enter without a valid membership.
Even if you are not competing – this is one of the main events of the season, and an excellent occasion to come out and cheer for the competitors and the dogs! We look forward to seeing you there.
-Board of Directors
Ontario Region Schutzhund Association
If you are planning on importing a dog, this page may be useful to you. Disturbingly – the governing body is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency – but presumably – that is a holdover from the days when it was mostly livestock moving around. Not actually implying that dogs are food. We hope. 😉
Probably the most obvious things you will need to know is about microchips:
Canada does not require a microchip or tattoo identification for dogs imported as personal pets. However, dogs under 8 months of age imported under the commercial category (dogs for retail sale, breeding purposes, show or exhibition, scientific research, dogs in ‘special training status’, and dogs destined for adoption and/or animal welfare organization) must be identified by an electronic microchip.
and rabies vaccines:
Dogs imported into Canada must have all necessary vaccines depending on the age of dog. A dog that is less than 3 months of age at the time of import does not require rabies vaccination. However, proof of a dog’s age must be provided on request.
Please do check the information on the site – which is very well designed – in case of changes/updates to policies.
The USA, however, does require puppies to be vaccinated for rabies before import, and stipulates that puppies under 4 months cannot be vaccinated for rabies – therefore, puppies may not travel to the US under 4 months of age. (CDC – USA)
Congratulation to Jurgen Fischer – new Trial Director in the Ontario Region. Jurgen was elected by acclamation.
Dwyn Tomlinson also retains the position of Secretary Treasurer though acclamation.
The Election Chair would normally announce the election results at our AGM but Lee Hanrahan has graciously stepped aside so that Jurgen Fischer can assume the Trial Director duties immediately. Please send all Trial inquiries to Jurgen moving forward.
We’d like to thank Lee for her service this past year and wish her well with the enormous amount of work that she has for the upcoming National event.
We also welcome Jurgen to the board of directors.
Chair Ontario Region
There is a new bH test (finally!), now available on the GSSCC website.
The written exam is for new handlers (competitors) – those who have already written one of the old exams will not need to write the new one.
The answers are here, as well.
Jennifer & Annie are headed to Austria for the WUSV Universal – if you’d like to help out and support our own Ontario representative – you can kick a few bucks into the pot in her gofundme drive. Remember – every dollar helps, so let’s help send her on her way!
The German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada (GSSCC) is requesting proposals from interested parties to partner with GSSCC in a Major Sponsorship Agreement.
1. Proposals must be all inclusive.
2. Proposals must be received by February 11, 2017.
3. Proposals must be in electronic form and sent to President Darin Clarke @ firstname.lastname@example.org and GSSCC Director Jack Parsons @ email@example.com.
The Board of Directors will be fully evaluating each proposal for an implementation date of March 1, 2017. If you have any questions or need any clarification please contact Jack Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you in advance for your interest
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