WUSV Working Group of GB - SV Character Assessments - Update January 2019 HERE
Information Bulletin from WUSV President. HERE


Cooperation and the relationship WUSV – FCI

which we kindly ask you to pass on to your member and all other interested parties for whom this information could be relevant. Thank you very much for your attention and for your support in this affair. Furthermore, we are permitting ourselves to let you have an FCI Mission Paper for your kind consideration. READ HERE

With kind regards from Augsburg!

Hartmut Setecki 
WUSV Secretary General


Dear Member Clubs:
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Last year we began the training of National Special Judges according to the SV Judge Regulations and by know quite a couple of applicants have already successfully passed their examinations – both in written and in terms of a practical exercise. For your information we published a list on the WUSV homepage with the names and addresses of the ladies and gentlemen judges. Our congratulations! The list will be updated on a regular basis – so for latest information please refer to our homepage
With kind regards,
Hartmut Setecki
WUSV Secretary General


Minutes of the WUSV General Annual Assembly 2017  
Read Here

Important information on the
A Stamp Scheme GB
click HERE

Agreement signed between BAGSD and GSDL

Ladies and Gentlemen:
Dear Members:

Please find below a link that leads you to the latest newsletter in terms of the WUSV World Championship 2017 in the Netherlands for your information. In case of questions please refer to Ms. Maud Diemer in person who will happily assist you.[UNIQID]

With kindest wishes,
Helga Seidel 

World Union of the Asssociations of German Shepherds (WUSV) e.V./ registered association
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Introduction by WUSV of HD/ ED diagnosis, DNA & identification at a worldwide level – specific measures scheduled for 2017 

A basic requirement for the worldwide harmonization of breeding is the speedy introduction of a procedure for safe identification of the dogs as well as a HD/ ED examination procedure in a timely fashion. 

The measures shall be binding from July 01, 2017 on, however, under consideration of a transitional period, and become mandatory from July 01, 2018 on. Dogs who do not comply with this stipulation do not qualify for a stamp in their pedigrees. Taking the blood samples for DNA analysis requires a certain expert knowledge, and the possibility of corresponding training courses is being considered. Also, the involvement of the continental directors in this procedure is a con-ceivable option. The “Four-Eyes-Principle” is a mandatory criterion in order to avoid fraud attempts. To begin with, the blood samples obtained shall only be stored. 

The foreign member clubs will be provided with GoCards, and are required to have their dogs chipped, and the blood samples taken by means of the GoCards. An evaluation of the DNA obtained shall only materialize in case the respective dog is supposed to be admitted for breeding, respectively in case a HD/ ED examination shall be carried out. The respective entries into the pedigrees will be by the SV certification stamp.

For details please contact the secretariat general, Helga Seidel, at

HD / ED Procedure

It is intended to provide for a central evaluation respectively analysis of the radiographs. The images shall be taken in the individual member countries which requires a basic seminar for appropriate training of the radiologist or technical staff. These courses shall be held optionally in Germany or in the respective member countries. 

The initiation of the HD/ ED procedure shall be optional from January 01, 2018 on, and shall be mandatory from July 01, 2018 on. Radiographs may only be taken by certified radiologists, and the evaluation shall be carried out at the Gesellschaft für Röntgendiagnostik genetisch beeinflusster Skeletterkrankungen bei Kleintieren e.V (GRSK) in the town of Gießen/ Gemany. 

In case of irregularities and fraudulent behavior the license conceded can be withdrawn again. The radiographs shall be taken using state of the art digital technology. Every four years a recertification of the radiologists is required. 

For the evaluation, the currently existing contracts shall apply, however, on a medium-term consideration the execution shall be carried out by the institute in Gießen.  

The evaluators are required to attend a consensus conference which will be held every four years. Contracts can be cancelled before the regular expiry date in case of defective radiographs or other irregularities; prior warnings will be sent out to the experts affected.

The WUSV will conclude the respective contracts with the member organizations and the SV will carry out the procedures required.

WUSV Studbook – Graduate Scheme (Attachment 2)

Step by step, and through the implementation of the measures mentioned above the international studbook of the WUSV will take effect. The special certification ensures and guarantees that the dogs who take part in that program have been bred according to a state of the art standard, and at the same time their ancestry features the highest level of transparency. 

Combined with the additional requirements for breeding (for details please the matrix attached), for the first time in the history of German Shepherd Dog pedigree breeding a target oriented standardized scheme will be ensured for working and service dogs at a worldwide level. 


From January 01, 2018 on the procedure shall be optional, and from July 01, 2018 the procedure shall be mandatory. The obligatory introduction of the WUSV studbook is scheduled for July 01, 2018.

Certificate or Annex

A basic requirement is that the pedigrees are verified by the WUSV and recognized by the member organizations. Optionally, the WUSV certifi-cate could be issued as an annex to the pedigrees as issued by the FCI, and shall include the details of four generations (plus the fifth generations in terms of inbreeding). 

Also, a WUSV Certificate stamp could be issued as a quality labelling.

WUSV Pedigree

A WUSV Pedigree could be a feasible option for member clubs in countries which are not represented within the FCI, or for organizations which either do not wish to issue their own pedigrees or which are not in the position to do so.

From: “SV-HG/WUSV, Seidel Helga” <>
Subject: SV-Magazine online in English
Date: 4 May 2017 15:03:07 GMT+01:00

Ladies and Gentlemen:
Dear Members:

Please find attached a template for an advertisement as issued by the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. which we kindly ask you to publish in your members magazine or any other publication as issued by your club. As you will learn from the document attached we would like to draw your members attention to the English version of the SV magazine and the online database SV-DOxS which offers invaluable information in terms of the dogs as listed in the SV studbook. Both publications give your members a chance to always obtain the latest and up-to-date information about the German Shepherd Dog breed, and thus keeps the friends of this special dog connected all over the world.

The SV did indeed put a lot of effort, time and money into the project of the SV magazine in English since the board of directors recognized the need for members of the German Shepherd Dog clubs and friends of the breed from all over the world to become part of this most important information platform. What first began as a mere pilot project that was only scheduled to last for three months in terms of a trial period was thanks to the visionary approach of the SV economic committee prolonged for another two years’ time. However, it goes without saying that this project that enjoys wide priority within the organization of the SV can only be continued if a sufficient number of supporters and subscribers can be acquired.

Therefore, we do depend on your support in this matter and kindly ask you to distribute the advertisement attached. If you do not publish a paper or magazine for your members please kindly chose any other kind of distribution channel that is available to your organization. We would be most grateful if we could have a copy of the publication for us to see in which countries the advertisement was published.

Your support in this regard will be most appreciated, and please feel free to contact us if any other information would be useful for you. Thank you very much for your time and kind consideration.


With best wishes,

Hartmut Setecki
General Manager

World Union of the Asssociations of German Shepherds (WUSV) e.V./registered association
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1. Agenda

2. Report from the President

3. Gebrauchshundklasse Hundinnen Report – Friedrich Gerstenberg

4. Gebrauchshundklasse Ruden Report – Lothar Quoll

5. Influence from bloodlines presentation – Lothar Quoll

WUSV World Championships & Universal Championship

The WUSV Board of Directors decided that a comprehensive certificate of health and fitness shall become mandatory with immediate effect to be issued in English by a veterinary doctor to be assigned by the respective national clubs in the individual WUSV member countries in order to be admitted to the WUSV World Championship and the WUSV Universal Championship.
For details please follow the links below that will lead you to the WUSV homepage.

WUSV Temperament Test - Test of Characteristics for Breeding

I have contacted the WUSV for more information and will update you on my progress, this test is of upmost importance to ensure we have the correct characteristics when breeding and conform to the request of the WUSV.
A letter has been sent to Brian Wooton to hold a seminar on this test and again i will update you with information.

Please find below attached information HERE

Kindest regards

Andrew Winfrow
BAGSD WUSV Co-ordinator.



(Editorial from the SV Magazine March 2016 by SV President Heinrich Meßler)
Translation by B.H. Wootton for the GSD Breed Council and printed here with kind permission of the SV.

Dear Readers,

I am regularly confronted by breed enthusiasts from all sections of our Club with the question whether the current selection for breeding procedure based exclusively through an IPO One qualification (Working Qualification) is appropriate for today. On one side this relates to the considerable time and effort for the training; on the other side it reveals an understandable lack of knowledge about the specific value of the ‘Sport Qualification’ IPO for us as a canine society, in the breeding of the German Shepherd Dog. The continuing objection is that a ‘normal’ handler, let alone a beginner, with a ‘normal’ dog is not in a position to pass this mandatory test within an acceptable time period and with reasonable effort. The pressingly necessary, motivating experience of success in passing the test seems a long way off for the aspiring handler, leading to frustration and, eventually, to the regrettable consequence of turning his back on the dog-game and on our Club. Regularly this is followed by the point that the high demands of the criteria laid down here, lead to the logical consequence of a loss of interest resulting from this. The considered outcome is that, in increasing measure, we lose the possibility of assessing the working characteristics demanded for our breed.

Before I move on to the possible alternatives, it should be unequivocally emphasised again and again that the working tests in working dog breeding contribute to the health and utilitarian capability of the dogs, maintaining or improving that usefulness from generation to generation. They serve the requirements for and maintenance of health and fitness. Based on this, the passing of a working test serves as proof of a dog’s suitability for breeding. If we were to relinquish this, we should have to remove the term ‘working dog’ from our vocabulary.

Considering this obvious problem, the current Executive Committee, together with the Breed and Working committees, has given thought to how we could pursue new ways acceptable to the majority of Breeders, dog-game participants and to society generally.

At the AGM in 2014 the recommendation for the ‘Implementation of a Temperament Test’ was unanimously accepted for the SV and this was set in motion. Last but not least, considering the regrettable but obvious decline in numbers in the IPO section in recent years, new ways were sought to offer alternatives but with the recommendation that the essential mental and working characteristics of our breed should suffer no reduction.

At present the nominal Temperament Test is reaching the end of its pilot-period and then needs renewed approval from the AGM in order to be finally embodied in the operative statutes and regulations.

In my position as WUSV President allow me to make another point: In a large number of WUSV member clubs the Protection Dog Sport (Schutzhund) is not allowed. Consequently it is not possible for us to pursue selection for the so-important working dog characteristics. A Temperament Test  world-wide would be the first step in providing our friends within the WUSV the possibility of selecting for breeding with working qualifications in mind. Quite contrary to the assertions made by the usual critics, this does not involve any additional pressure for dog or handler; rather, in a more or less self-explanatory way, there is transference of the normally established dealing with a young dog on the training ground and amongst the public.

Amongst the self-explanatory duties of a dog-owner (seen also when considering aspects of animal protection) is the understandable assumption that the young dog requires, indeed demands, suitable exposure to the public.

To my mind it should not be any problem to pass the nominated Temperament Test with a normally developed GSD. Later on this is followed by the nominated ZAP test (suitability for breeding) with the working element, which embodies approximately the same effort and degree of difficulty as the previous Sch.H1 test.  After passing both tests restricted breeding based on the ZAP-lines is possible (L/Z working breeding).

Apart from this, the old route through IPO1 and RH2 remains. Unrestricted breeding permission would only be possible after first successfully passing the Körung.

There are many ways to Rome. Here each dog-game enthusiast can choose the route based on his own needs and orientation. We will certainly not water-down selection for working capabilities. After suitable approval for breeding, clearly connected to the Körung, each person is free to take advantage of the wide range of activities offered within the Club.

Dear reader, considering the membership and registration of our Club, I consider the above measures are absolutely necessary and I ask you to follow the E/C and the Breed and Training committees in the direction.

Heinrich Meßler



2016 Guide Lines (Here) 2016 Plan (Here) Aplication Form (Here)


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

On the occasion of the WUSV-General Assembly on September 07, 2015 was approved of by the congregation.

The newly adopted version implies, among other issues, that the daily business and area of operations of the WUSV is subject to the regulations of the SV to the effect that the SV regulations for the training of judges now also applies to the member organizations of the WUSV in that respect.

The WUSV judges that had been already appointed by that time shall be assigned to the status of SV foreign judges according to the speech as delivered by the WUSV president Professor Dr. Heinrich Meßler on the occasion of the assembly. The WUSV training seminar attended by the judges who are affected by this adoption to the WUSV statutes shall be recognized as a basic respectively introductory seminar

For the time being the regulation for judges of the SV is reviewed in that respect and the details concerning the training and career of SV foreign judges are currently finalized by our legal department in cooperation with a task force to be submitted to the Federal Assembly of the SV in May 2016 for the approval that this procedure requires.

For the above mentioned reasons the appointments of WUSV judges that were granted in the past and up to the year 2014 are currently pending. As a result, we regret very much having to inform you that the SV cannot grant any judge releases for WUSV judges during this ongoing process.

We will keep you duly informed about all results and developments in this respect and thank you for your kind consideration.

With kind regards

Hartmut Setecki

Weltunion der Vereine für Deutsche Schäferhunde (WUSV) e.V.
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Correspondence from WUSV

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Very much to our deepest regret we need to inform you that the WUSV Championship for Tracking Dogs as scheduled for March 2016 in Belgium needed to be canceled by the host, the RCBA, for organizational reasons.

As soon as a new venue will have been found we will publish the information on our homepage and inform you about further details.

We do regret this change of schedule and thank you for your kind consideration.

With kind regards,

Hartmut Setecki
WUSV- General Manager

Weltunion der Vereine für Deutsche Schäferhunde (WUSV) e.V.
- Generalsekretariat -


Season’s Greetings 2015

Christmas time is finally here.
It only comes but once a year,
And it's a time to spread good cheer
To those we love and hold so dear. “
Dear WUSV-Members:
Ladies and Gentlemen:

It’s been almost seven months now that I have been in office as the new president to both the SV and the WUSV. Seven months that flew by and kept me very busy, indeed. First of all I immediately began to dedicate myself to the implementation of my manifesto which is – and that goes without saying – on top of my list. But apart from the focus that I put on my priorities I got the chance to take a closer look at both the SV and the WUSV. I saw the offices, learned about the administration which I found positively efficient, met the employees who all showed so much enthusiasm for their jobs, and I got the chance to speak to many members of the SV and to people from all over the world who either represented their respective WUSV member clubs in Germany or who simply came as guests to attend a conformation- or breeding show. And I have to say that those encounters turned out to be most rewarding experience for me. Thanks to all the good conversations that I had the chance to have with people from all walks of life I got to see a lot of things from a very different perspective. It goes without saying that I was already highly motivated when I decided to run for my new office. But it was the opportunity to meet so many of you out there in person that fulfilled my office with even more life and the motivation I felt before even multiplied.

I am confident that the future of our clubs and the past time activities that we all share looks bright and promising. And yet, there are problems to tackle, difficulties to solve, and things that need to be put right again. I made that no secret on the occasion of the WUSV Annual General Assembly in September this year and was more than pleased to see the broad range of willingness for cooperation I met there. This meeting once again reaffirmed me about the strength and power that drives our global organization and that everybody will be willing to provide his or her share in terms of the challenges and the mission ahead of us. As a matter of fact, the future of our breed depends on the cooperation of both the SV and the WUSV on a worldwide level.

So I wish all of you a very merry Christmas, a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and good luck for all the endeavors which you have on top of your personal list. I am looking forward to 2016 and to our common work.

With my best wishes for you and your families and all your four legged friends,

Very truly yours,

Professor Dr. Heinrich Meßler


Minutes of the MeetingProtokoll
Captains‘ Meeting
WUSV-World Championship 28.09.2015
in Lahti/ Finland
Beginning: 10.00 Hours

TOP 1) Formalities
1.1. Greetings Dr. Wolfgang Tauber, head judge and WUSV-Vice President welcomes the party present opens the meeting at 10.00 hours and introduces the new attendants to the meeting, Mr. Hartmut Setecki from Augsburg/ Germany, general manager of the SV and newly appointed manager of the WUSV, Mr. Wilfried Tautz from Kleinkühren/ Germany, federal training warden of the SV, and Ms. Helga Seidel, secretary to the WUSV and keeper of the minutes.

1.2. Attendance – see list attached

TOP 2) Review of the WUSV-World Championship 22.09. to 27.09.2015

2.1. Report of the Head Judge, Dr. Wolfgang Tauber, Vice President WUSV

Dr. Tauber provides a summary and review of the WUSV World Championship 2015 and praises the high quality of the organization by this year’s host, the SPL-Saksanpaimenkoiraliitto ry of Finland, which made the event outstanding and second to none. The competition was indeed trend-setting for future WUSV Championships. He further on reports that 190 people were involved in the preliminary work of the organization. He points out that there were two major problems pending during the concourse of the championship. The first one was a negative analysis of blood samples as taken from a couple of dogs. Four out of five samples revealed that the documents previously presented were falsified and he suggests that sanctions shall be taken against Ukraine, the country affected and involved. The second problem was posed by the Japanese team. Despite an agreement regarding the future cooperation of the three clubs in Japan that was concluded and mutually signed on the occasion of the BSZ/ Federal Conformation Show in Nuremberg in September 2015 again problems arose between the three clubs present in Finland in terms of the selection of the dogs who were supposed to compete on this occasion. It turned out that one of the dogs ultimately chosen was ill. This conduct was irresponsible towards the country, the institution of the Championship and last but not least towards the dog affected. After an examination as carried out the by official veterinary the dog needed to be disqualified and banned from the games. Dr. Tauber informs the party present that next year a fair qualification trial will be expected by all three Japanese clubs. If that requirement won’t be coped with sanctions will be imposed on all three of them as a consequence. He uses the opportunity to once again point out the requirements in terms of the qualification trials to be held by every country prior to the Championship and reminds the captains present that is was crucial to select capable and well experienced judges on those occasions in order to ensure that only the best and healthy dogs will be sent to the event. Dr. Tauber once again praises the high standard and quality of the stadium in Lahti. He reminds the attendants that it is crucial to have self-confident dogs who work well with their handlers in order to guarantee the success of the event. At the same time he points out that the demands in terms of the tracking work will be further raised in the years to come. He then passes the word on to the respective judges.
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2.2. Judge Report of Section A/ Tracking/ Mr. Josef Schallegruber, Austria

Mr. Schallegruber once again gives thanks for the honor of being assigned to the office and likewise praises the outstanding quality of the event. He gives thanks to Dr. Tauber in particular. He reports that the tracking area was very well prepared and he gives thanks to the entire team. He reminds the party present that only dogs who are motivated shall be encouraged and supported to take part in the games and that the animals shall not be forced into performance and achievement. For future events a higher standard still needs to be obtained and a pro-active behavior of the track seeking dogs is desired. He encourages the team captains to particularly watch out for dogs who show that kind of personality and skills. Following this he presents the results of section A: A total of 105 handlers competed out of which - 22 failed - 21 were rated efficient - 33 were rated good - 21 were rated very good - 08 were rated excellent

2.3. Judge Report of Section B/ Obedience/ Mr. Günther Diegel, Germany

Mr. Diegel gives thanks for the honor of being assigned as a judge to the WUSV Championship and praises the excellent work of the Finish Club. He stresses the importance of pro-active work and enthusiasm for the work that is required by both dogs and handlers. He thanks the junior judge, Mr. Juha Puurunen from Finland, and the other main judges for the good cooperation throughout the event. He also gives thanks to the teams and helpers. He praises the German Shepherd Dog as the best working dog on a worldwide level. He emphasizes the importance of a well-balanced training, a sound mixture out of love, trust and force, support and demand. The dog first of all needs to understand what he is required to learn. The success of the training is of instrumental importance for the breed in general. He gives a brief lecture on the field of attention and the respective definition hereof. He stresses once again the importance of the relationship between the dogs and their respective handlers. He points to a problem regarding the hurdles which are not only health related but do also arise during the training sessions. Also, he stresses the importance of the motivation of the handlers during the events. Following this he presents the results of section B: - 03 failed - 19 satisfactory - 38 sufficient - 29 very good - 08 excellent

2.4. Judge Report of Section C/ Defense Work/ Mr. Josef Vonarburg, Switzerland

Mr. Vonarburg reports that his assignment was a short term decision and he gives thanks for the trust that was shown in his expertise. He praises his helpers that ensured his successful judging. In total 109 dogs were presented to him out of which 08 were disqualified. He noted that the quality of the training and skills of the dogs did considerably improve since the years 2008 and 2012 when he already judged section C of a WUSV Championship before, and that insecure dogs have basically disappeared from the scene. Only one dog turned out not to be resilient enough for the demanding challenge that a championship involves. By now, the regulations for the exams are subject to a very high standard. Mr. Vonarburg points out that it does not suffice if a dog is very well trained, the animal also needs to be obedient and disciplined. Here he still sees a clear need for action. If those requirements are not complied with the dog affected needs to be disqualified from the games. He observed a good improvement among teams from countries that are not yet as experienced in the field of defense work. He once again gives thanks to everybody, particularly the Finish host, and that it was the biggest pleasure for him to having been part of it.

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TOP 3) General Discussion & Future Outlook
Jens Flügge, team captain from Germany, enquires about IPO conformity in terms of the positioning of the handlers and helpers once the helpers have been disarmed. Dr. Tauber explains that the IPO is not precise regarding that issue and that the handler is given some space in terms of the positioning. A reviewed issue of the IPO is expected for the year 2017 and the outcome needs to first be expected. Following this, problems regarding the terrain in case of rain and wet weather conditions are discussed. Since no more questions are raised Dr. Tauber provides an outlook on the WUSV Championship in 2016 which will be held in Meppen, Germany. The judges assigned are as follows:
Head Judge Günther Diegel (Germany)
Section A Ernst Graf (Switzerland)
Section B Haruo Masuda (Japan)
Section C Toine Jonkers (Netherlands)

Jens-Peter Flügge reports on the state of affairs in terms of the planning and organization of the event which will take place in Meppen which is located in the utmost northwest of Germany approximately 20 kilometers from the Dutch border. The tracking area is around 10 kilometers away from the stadium and within good reach in terms of traffic. Sponsor of Theo items needed will be Mr. Leonard Schweikert. Materials will be wood, leather and felt. The terrain for tracking work will be an agricultural field with winter cereals growing at a height of approximately one inch by that time. Sections B/ obedience and C/ defense work will take place at the stadium. The entrance for the handlers of section B will be at the eastern side and for the handlers of section C will be at the west side of the stadium. Sponsor for the items needed will also be Mr. Schweikert. One area of the stadium will be provided for the Agility Championship as a lateral event to the main Championship. Part of that area will still be available for further training. The drawing of the lots will take place at a tent that will also be available for socializing and the welcome party. The head organizer is the chairman of the German federal group WATERKANT, Mr. Heinz Gerdes. A respective link on the SV homepage will soon be provided. Also, sufficient training areas will be available.

Following this, Dr. Tauber provides an outlook on the future WUSV Universal Championship up to 2020. New applications are welcome for the time from 2021 on.

Jens-Peter Flügge reports that on the occasion of next year’s WUSV Universal Championship which will also be held in Germany at the town of Paderborn from June 16, to June 19, 2016 no extra show ground will be provided. Instead the show of dogs will also take place in the stadium. The exams for tracking will be held on a meadow. Main sponsor will also be Mr. Schweikert in terms of the items required. The last hiding point for the defense work will be on the left side of the stadium. The head organizer is the chairman of the German federal group of Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Mr. Gerd Dexel. A homepage will soon be provided and further information is not yet available.

Dr. Tauber also notes that every year more dogs and thus more countries attend the events on a worldwide level. For 2016 the first WUSV World Championship for Tracking Dogs is schedule for the month of March. The host will be Belgium and three dogs per country will be admitted. Details are still pending and final decisions will be made within a fortnight. A homepage will likewise be provided. The WUSV Tracking Dogs Championship for 2017 will be hosted by Slovenia and in 2018 the event is supposed to take place in Austria.

Following this Dr. Tauber offers some general comments on the championship. He informs the party present that the implementation of an additional fitness test is planned and which shall take place prior the competition and will comprise a jump on table featuring a height of approximately 80 centimeters. Also, a certificate regarding the conditions of the hips and elbows will be required as an attempt to avoid the attendance of sick dogs. In case of questions regarding these new regulations the WUSV headquarters will provide assistance. He suggests that SV-judges and WUSV-judges shall be assigned for the qualification trials in the countries that wish to attend the competitions; also national judges and FCI-judges can be chosen for that office. However, judges from dissident clubs won’t be accepted. Another issue that Dr. Tauber wishes to point out is the treatment of the dogs during a public event

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such as a championship. He explains that the public opinion will be shaped by our conduct which is important for publicity purposes and he reminds the party present that the usage of electric shock devices is not allowed. Following the discussion as summarized above Mr. Wilfried Tautz uses the opportunity to present himself as the new federal warden for training and performance of the SV/ Germany. He was elected to the federal board of the SV in May 2015. He stresses the importance of ethical aspects and that cruelties towards dogs are not acceptable. He points out the problem of fraudulent behavior of a group of judges in terms of the results they award and that he will focus on the solution of that problem during his term in office. A question is raised in terms of the WUSV-judges at the age of over 70. This is briefly answered since some detail information and decisions are still pending. In the future the WUSV-judges will have to qualify for the office of SV-judges abroad; three additional exercises will be required. However, the final decision of the SV Federal Assembly in May 2016 has to be expected.
Since the party present has no more questions Dr. Tauber thanks for the attendance and good cooperation and closes the meeting at 12.00 hours.

gez. Dr. Wolfgang Tauber
Head Judge & WUSV Vice President

General Manager WUSV

Keeper of the Minutes

Definition of Classes:

Minor Puppy Male/Female—6 to 9 months of age (usual coats only)
Puppy Male/Female—9-12 months (usual coats only).
Long Coat Special Puppy Male/Female—6-12 months.
Youth (Junior) Male/Female—12-18 months (usual coats only).
Young (Yearling) Male/Female—18-24 months (usual coats only). Hip & Elbow scores must be provided.
Long Coat Intermediate Male/Female—12-24 months. Hip & Elbow scores must be provided if over 18 months.
Adult Male/Female—24 months & over (usual coats only). Must have a Breed Survey.
Long Coat Adult Male/Female—24 months & over. Must have a Breed Survey.
Long Coat Working Male/Female—24 months & over. Must have a Working Qualification & a Breed Survey or a Körung. VA is not available to dogs without a Körung. 
Working Male/Female—24 months & over (usual coats only). Must have a Working Qualification & a Breed Survey or a Körung. VA is not available to dogs without a Körung.  

Gradings: Vielversprechend/VP = Very Promising. Versprechend/P = Promising. Weniger
Versprechend/ LP = Less Promising. Sehr Gut/ SG = Very Good. Gut/G = Good.
Vorzueglich/V = Excellent. Vorzueglich Auslese/VA = Excellent Select.

Baby Puppy Classes Male Classes Female Classes



The British Sieger Event Working Party, which consists of representatives of the three organisations responsible for the administration and running of the Event, met on November 1st. This meeting was to review the recent and very successful Eleventh BSE and to discuss preliminary plans for the Twelfth Event in 2016. The three organisations concerned are British Association for German Shepherd Dogs, the German Shepherd Dog Breed Council, and the German Shepherd Dog League of Great Britain.

At the meeting a statement from the GSDL was read out. In this statement the GSDL declared their intention to withdraw from future British Sieger Events.   A letter on the same subject from the GSDL to BAGSDs had been sent prior to the meeting but the GSD Breed Council had not been informed of the League’s intentions and, as there was no Working Party delegate from the GSDL present, the Breed Council’s delegates were unable to obtain further clarification. However,  the membership of the GSD League have been informed by letter that the League intends to work only with BAGSDs, which is, to say the least, rather surprising, considering the fact that the GSDL is a member club of the GSD Breed Council.
Before the British Sieger Event came into being the late Dr Malcolm Willis, along with other representatives of the GSD Breed Council, met with the Kennel Club to ask for permission to organise such an event and were given permission by the KC to do so. As a consequence of this meeting and the subsequent KC permission, the GSD Breed Council has been involved in the organisation from the very beginning.  The late Frank Gater who was President of the British Association for German Shepherd Dogs and other representatives of that organisation and the GSD League (as part of the WUSV Working Group GB) also obtained KC permission  and therefore BAGSDs  has also been involved with the British Sieger Event right from the start. 
BAGSDs & the GSD Breed Council wish it to be known that the door is open for the League to return to the tri-partite organising of the British Sieger Event but if they do not wish to do so then BAGSDs & the GSD Breed Council will continue to work together to ensure that the BSE 2016 is as successful as 2015.

Issued on 7th November by  Bob Honey (Chairman of British Association for German Shepherd Dog) and John Cullen (Chairman of GSD Breed Council).

New WUSV Guidelines 18/9/15


From the SV website curtesy of Videx GSD's

Sieger Show - Ulm - 2012

TSB test on the SV Siegershow according to "Wertmessziffern"

In order to approve the TSB test on the SV Siegershow in reference to it's explanatory power last year in Nürnberg the "Wertmessziffern" have been rated in addition to the normal rating. The target of this pilot project was to bring more transparency and a wider descripion of the performance which was shown.

After a great deal of discussions it was found to overwork the rating with "Wertmessziffern". Following please find a detailed description about the "Wertmessziffer" in the particular phases of the TSB test.

Attack out of the hiding place on the handler / Defense of an attack out of the lurk position:

WZ: 5
Reacts determined, directly, energetic and conclusively, shows an effective, safe, calm, firm and full grip in all phases of the defense exercises. Releases after the allowed command (1 HZ + 2 Zusatz HZ) and shows powerful guard phases with very good hardness.

WZ: 4
Reacts at once and conclusively, shows a good grip not completely full and/or somewhat anxious in all phases of the defense exercises. Releases after the allowed command (s.o.) and shows good guard phases with good hardness.

WZ: 3
Reacts a little hesitating, should show more speed and impact, slows a little down. Shows a short grip which should be clearly fuller and calmer, does once slip but grips again. Shows still good hardness parts. Releases after the allowed command (s.o.) and shows still good guard phases.

WZ: 2
Reachts very hesitating, indetermined, brakes down, bites only hesitating or nearly standing, very short, slack grip, very anxious, weak and ineffective. Releases after the allowed command (s.o.) should be more mindful and powerful in the guard phases.

WZ: 1
Doesn't react, doesn't follows, doesn't bite, doesn't attack.
Break off TSB ng:

The dog doesn't resist the stress of the defense exercise, runs away.
The dog leaves the helper during the avert phase (4 m) the handler ties the dog with command.

Three times not free walking by heel at transport.
The handler leaves the position from where the dog is send to escape.
Dog doesn't release after three commands.
The dog grips other parts of the body than the protective sleeve.
Physical action of the handler.



Kennel Club Press Release


The Kennel Club and The British Association For German Shepherd Dogs held a joint meeting on Tuesday 18th May 2010.

Representatives from the KC included the Chairman Mr. Ronnie Irving and Vice Chairman Mr. Bill Hardaway and representatives from BAGSD included the President Mrs D. Gater, Chairman Mr Bob Honey, Vice Chairman Mr Andrew Winfrow, Vice Chairman Mr Wayne Lacey.

Also attending Mr Brian Wooton KC Breed Council Representative.

The following points were discussed regarding the BAGSD involvement :

1. VPG Branches

The Kennel Club has agreed to change VPG to IPO and as from today such branches will now be called BAGSD IPO (International Working Test) Branches

2. WUSV/SV Relationship

a. The structure and aspirations of the WUSV/SV

It was discussed that the WUSV, having started as an informal ‘talking shop”, had developed into a more formal coalition with a constitution.

It was noted that the WUSV constitution specifically declared its object and function as ‘the worldwide implementation of : the uniform breeding and training of German Shepherd dogs’

b. The British Sieger Event (WUSV working party/Breed Council)

The Kennel Club stated that it had no objection to the holding of the British Sieger event or other events being held under WUSV rules. It simply asks that KC registered clubs should inform it of and allow it the opportunity to comment on such events.

c. Regional Events (BAGSD)

The Kennel Club asked that if the BAGSD were to hold Regional Events billed as a “Special event recognised by the KC” they would ask for the competition structure and management to be declared. This was necessary as the KC has a legal duty of care to ensure that all dog events it recognises meet certain criteria with respect to health and safety and other considerations.

As these events were of a similar structure to the British Sieger the KC could foresee no objections.

3. Outside Attraction

The Kennel Club has made its policy very clear on this subject and on the detrimental effects it believes the practice brings.

4. Mandatory Health Testing
This will be an on going concern and both parties can contribute to the betterment of the breed via the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme and BAGSD Special Events respectively.


Link to Gen Sec

Translation Here
Her Lux

Qualification Of Teams for the WUSV-World Championships

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

During the meeting after the WUSV world Championships2009 in Krefeld it was agreed that only the best dogs of a country should participate and subsequently a qualification must be arranged beforehand.

In countries which have a number of clubs in the WUSV as members, a joint qualification procedure should identify the best dogs. During the subsequently held meeting of the WUSV committee the decision was made more concrete, namely that it should be placed for a vote before the WUSV - Full Assembly, where minor alterations are possible.

This means concretely that, for the next WUSV – World Championship, the agreement laid down after Krefeld does not yet have to be implemented, Certainly, a qualification but a joint selection heat/trial is not yet obligatory.

With best wishes

Clemens Lux
WUSV- Generalsekretar




National Seminar & Delegates Conference.

Sunday 13th November 2011

Coseley School and Liesure Centre
Henne Drive
off Ivyhouse Lane
West Midlands
WV14 9JW

Traveling to the venue via the M6 it is best to leave the motorway at junction 10. Coming via the M5 leave at junction 2

For all branch Chairmen, Secretaries, Treasurers, Instructors and committee members are invited to apply for places.

Places are limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Closing date for applications is Monday 10th October 2011.

Coffee on arrival 9-30am for a 10-00am start and a buffet lunch will be provided. 

All applications for places and enquires to either

Mr. John Neale
Telephone. 01902 677813  /  07850 752210
Post.2 Bancroft Close
      West Midlands
      WV14 9UB


    Mr. Nick Veares
Telephone. 07843 389600
Post.40 Costeadmanor Road
         CM14 4YN

Conference Itinerary

November 13th 2011


Arrive for coffee and a 10:00am start


Introduction to the day by The Association President Mrs. Doreen Gater

10:15am A talk by The Association Chairman Mr. Bob Honey

Obedience & Instructors Training Schools Mr. Wayne Lacey - Q & A


Two Minutes Silence (Remembrance Day)


IPO (formerly VPG) Mr. Stuart Nye - Q & A


Kennel Club representatives (person or persons to be confirmed by KC)


Breed Mr Andrew Winfrow - Q & A


Working Trials & Agility Mrs Norma Ansell Q & A

1:00pm Lunch (A buffet will be provided by the association for people attending the full day) Also an informal workshop to discuss the branch letter by Terry Hooper.

E.A.G.M. To discuss and decide about B.A.G.S.D becoming a Limited
Company By Guarantee




German Shepherd Rescue Sheila Rankin - Q & A


Search and Rescue Liz Beaumont - Q & A


Open Forum


Close of Conference

Order and times subject to change;
Still awaiting confirmation of speakers attending. 

Download a copy HERE




With effect from the 2012 British Sieger it is intended that off-lead gaiting will be required in all Adult and Working Classes. In order to facilitate the transition and to allow time for the introduction of this new requirement the British Sieger Working Party has amended the rule for this year only as follows:-

In 2011 the males & females in the Adult classes (standard and long coat) will have the option to either complete one lap on a loose lead with no outside calling OR complete one lap off lead. This will take place during the individual stand examination.

The purpose of off-lead gaiting is to allow the judge to evaluate the natural movement of the GSD without the restrictions of the lead or influence of the handler. The Judges will be briefed that poor heelwork or control must not be a factor in assessing the dog, and the movement itself will be the deciding factor.


I will be the new contact until further notice,

Mrs. Janet Harrison
202 Bloxwich Road,
West Midlands

01922 649605
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