German Shepherd Dog > breed survey in britain (4 replies)
breed survey in britain
by arlsam1 on 22 January 2011 - 22:02
|hi there im new to the site and wondered if i could ask some advice on what a breed survey is ie the age what happens and so on thank you|
by hodie on 22 January 2011 - 22:53
|Did you read the answer to this same question you posted on the other side of the forum? The breed survey is essentially the same everywhere.|
Here is what I posted on the other side of the forum:
A breed survey is a formal evaluation of a given German Shepherd dog. Both the working ability of the dog and the conformation (structure) and temperament are assessed by someone called a Koermeister (a judge of sorts) approved by the German organization referred to as the SV (Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde). The point of the Breed Survey is supposedly to determine the "breed worthiness" of a given dog. In order to participate in such an evaluation, the dog must first accomplish many things. These include:
1) passing rating on hips and elbows and a check of dentition. The dentition check is to determine whether the dog has all the teeth or not. Certain missing teeth can disqualify the dog, as can x-rays that determine the dog has hip or elbow faults.
2) successful completion of a BH, the "Begleithund" event. This is NOT a title, but simply a prerequisite to go on to the Schutzhund work and trial for title. In actuality, the dog should have been working all along during the training for the BH for the Schutzhund title work anyway. Dogs who have an "HGH" are not required to have a "BH".
3) the dog must have attained a Schutzhund 1 title, or that of HGH, the abbreviation for the "herding" title. These have specific rules and generally take at least a year or more of concentrated training.
4) Successful completion of an "AD", the ausdauerprüfung", a 12 mile endurance trot done under specific rules
5) The dog must be shown and receive a conformation rating in a conformation show.
In the US, one can participate in a breed survey in one of two organizations (the United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) or the Working Dog Association (WDA)). In Germany, of course, such events would be held under the auspices of the SV. There are a lot of complex rules about who can do what and when, and generally, if one wishes to participate in such activities it is wise to join a club in one of those organizations, and find someone who can help you through the process.
Dogs who are breed surveyed can receive one of three ratings.......KKL1, KKL2 or be disqualified and/or denied such a rating.
The link to the rules for the USA can be found here:
There is also the possibility of a second breed survey completion done within a specific time frame in which case the dog can be awarded a rating for life (Lebenzeit).
by NO FEAR on 23 January 2011 - 10:00
|.Breed survey run by the Breed Council in the UK is a first step to encourage owners to evenually aspire to full German BreedSurvey. Animal just needs to health checked ie hips , elbows & if a male haemophilea tested . There is a gun surness test but no schutzhund or stamina test (bike ) is required .Pedigree & other documentation is required|
by nyah on 23 January 2011 - 11:34
| To Add to No Fears post.|
The dog must be 2 years of age. Have a hip score no more than 20 with no higher than 12 on one hip and I beleive as from 2011 they must have a sch1 qualification OR pass a KC good citizens award.
by jaymesie51 on 23 January 2011 - 12:48
|The dog/bitch must be over 18 months to undergo a breed survey, must have a hip score of no more than 20 with no more than 12 on any 1 hip, elbows not more than 1.. haem test if male and now requires a KC good citizens bronze or a bh or equivalent.|