Point Tabulation Rules

Championship, Grand Victor, Grand Victrix, National Select, Puppy of the Year, And Register of Merit Titles and Points Tabulation v.042214 [PDF]

  1. Championships
    1. ‘Champion of Record’ designation will be awarded to any Shiloh Shepherd whose recorded primary owner is a member in good standing during the course of the point year(s) with the International Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club, Inc. (hereafter referred to as the ISSDC).
    2. A Breed Club Championship will be awarded to a Shiloh Shepherd who has earned a total of 15 points which must include 2 majors, under three different judges, and has passed the require health minimums as described in these rules.
    3. Breed Club Championship

      1. Points will be tabulated in the following manor in class competition:
        1. Winners Dog (or similar designated award according to the individual show organization) will receive one (1) point for every Shiloh Shepherd Class dog he defeats, with a maximum of five (5) being awarded.
        2. Reserve Winners Dog will be awarded one less point than the Winners Dog in the event that the Winners Dog is already an ISSDC Champion of Record showing as class.
        3. Winners Bitch (or similar designated award according to the individual show organization) will receive one (1) point for every Shiloh Shepherd Class Bitch that she defeats, with a maximum of five (5) being awarded.
        4. Reserve Winners Bitch will be awarded one less point than the Winners Bitch in the event that the Winners Bitch is already an ISSDC Champion of Record showing as class.
        5. Best of Winners (or similar) will receive the point designation of either the Winners Dog or the Winners Bitch points, whichever is greater, with a maximum of five (5) being awarded.
        6. If the Best of Breed (or similar designated award according to the individual show organization) is awarded to the Winners Dog or the Winners Bitch, he or she will also get a point for every Champion/Special that he or she defeats with a maximum of five (5) points being awarded.
        7. If the Best of Opposite (or similar designated award according to the individual show organization) is awarded to the Winners Dog or the Winners Bitch, he or she will also get a point for every Champion/Special of the same sex that he or she defeats with a maximum of five (5) points being awarded.
        8. A Best in Show is automatically awarded a five (5) point major.
      2. Rules Governing Championships
        1. No more than five (5) points may be awarded in any one show.
        2. A point will not be counted for a dog/bitch that is disqualified or excused from the show ring.
        3. Points will be counted for a dogs/bitches starting at six months of age.
        4. Only classes that are represented at the Winners Class & Specials will be counted for points. If the host organization does not show dogs under a year against dogs over a year, the points for the former do not accumulate towards the Winners point tally.
        5. In the case of item (d) above, winsheets will be accepted for two separate shows. The winners, if over the age of six months, will be awarded appropriate points, including the points for Shilohs under the age of six (6) months.
        6. Championship points carry over from year to year.
        7. In the event of a dog finishing their Championship, the primary owner will be notified via email with further instructions to obtain an ISSDC Champion of Record Certificate for the new Champion.
        8. Shiloh Shepherds meeting the Championship requirements, once confirmed by the ISSDC, will be entitled to append the title “sCH” preceding their registered name indefinitely.
        9. ISSDC Universal Winsheets will be the sole means to tabulate Championship points.
        10. The ISSDC Board of Directors reserves the right to disregard any winsheet(s) that is/are deemed to be incomplete/inaccurate or improperly completed.
        11. Best of Breed or Best of Opposite awards (or similar designated award according to the individual show organizations) will be counted toward the yearly GV and NS awards (see following).
        12. As passing hip grade, either preliminary or final, must be issued by one of the recognized authorities (OFA Fair/Good/Excellent, OVC Normal, PennHip 0.55 or below, or other approved organization).
  2. Grand Victor (GV), Grand Victrix (GV), National Selects (NS), POTY
    1. Grand Victor/Victrix/National Selects will be awarded to the top twelve Shiloh Shepherd Champions whose primary owner are members in good standing for the given point year with the ISSDC.
    2. Grand Victor will be awarded to the highest scoring Shiloh Shepherd ISSDC Champion dog.
    3. Grand Victrix will be awarded to the highest scoring Shiloh Shepherd ISSDC Champion bitch.
    4. National Selects will be awarded to the ten subsequent highest scoring Shiloh Shepherd ISSDC Champions (male or female). These awards will be designated National Select #1, National Select #2, and so forth, according to the highest scores earned.
      1. Points shall be tabulated in the following manor
        1. Best of Breed (or similar designated award according to the individual show organizations) will get one point for every Shiloh Shepherd entered in the show including himself/herself
        2. Best of Opposite (or similar) will get one point for every Shiloh Shepherd of the same sex entered in the show including himself/herself.
      2. Rules Governing GV and NS.
        1. The point year for GV and NS will begin on January 1st and end on December 31st of each given year.
        2. On January 1st of each given year, all GV/NS points will be dropped to zero, and each Shiloh Shepherd starts again with zero.
        3. GV/NS points will accumulate on all dogs/bitches and are retroactive for that year once a Championship is earned.
        4. Winners of these awards will be announced in the spring of the following given year.
        5. An ongoing tabulation of points will be updated a least quarterly and posted on the Club website.
        6. All GV and NS candidates must be a finished ISSDC Champion of Record by December 31st of the point year to be eligible for these awards.
        7. ISSDC Universal Winsheets will be the sole means to tabulate the GV and NS points.
        8. Any discrepancy arising from an individual show organizations ring flow will be settled by the ISSDC Board of Directors, with any such decision being deemed as final.
        9. The ISSDC will not be responsible for winsheets not received. It is highly recommended that all winsheets are sent electronically via email, and/or via registered mail, with return receipt requested and that the submitter keeps a copy for their own records.
        10. All winsheets must be emailed or postmarked within 30 days of the show date.
    5. Puppy of the Year (POTY) shall be awarded annually to the highest scoring male or female Shiloh Shepherd puppy.
      1. Points for POTY shall be tabulated in the following manner:
        1. Points earned are only applicable while a club membership is valid and are not retroactive.
        2. The highest number of Best of Breed Puppy’s earned at accepted show venues during the calendar year which runs from January 1st through December 31st annually
        3. Qualified Best of Breed Puppy wins are considered for puppies between the ages of 3 months to 12 months of age during the calendar show year.
        4. Adult Best of Breed placements do not count towards the Puppy of the Year award
        5. ISSDC Universal Winsheets must be completely filled out and submitted to the ISSDC either electronically or via regular mail.
        6. The number of Best of Breed Puppy placements will be calculated after the closing of each show year and the winner of the Puppy of the Year will be awarded at the same venue as the Grand Victor/Victrix and National Selects.
  3. Register of Merit (ROM)
    1. The purpose of the ROM Program is to recognize Shiloh Shepherds whose progeny have had an impact on the breed as a whole. By recognizing the contributions of notable sires and dams, the ROM Program will be a resource of information for breeders in their quest to produce the exceptional dog envisioned in our Breed Standard. It will also show all interested persons the top producers that have influenced our breed.
    2. Register of Merit points will be awarded to the sire and dam for the accomplishments of their progeny.
    3. Shiloh Shepherds meeting the outlined requirements will be entitled to append the title “ROM” after their registered name indefinitely.
    4. The ISSDC each year will publish on the club website a Register of Merit listing of sires and dams. Owners and/or breeders of the ROM dogs will be invited to submit a brief commentary, pedigree, and photos of their Shiloh Shepherd as well as their titled progeny.
    5. For recognition in the Register of Merit a dog must:
      1. Accumulate at least 100 points from titles of their get, and
      2. Obtain titles on at least three individual get
      3. Have at least one get awarded the title of ISSDC Champion
    6. Points will be awarded to each sire and dam as follows:
      points achievement
      20 finished ISSDC Champion
      5 Best of Opposite
      10 Best of Breed
      5 Group 1 placement
      5 Best In Show
      5 Reserve Best In Show
      5 Temperament Test
      5 CGC/CGN
      20 Therapy Dog Certified
      50 each Schutzhund Level
      20 each Obedience Degree
      20 each Herding Level
      TBA Other Achievements per ISSDC
    7. Rules governing Register of Merit
      1. The owner of the sire and/or dam must be an ISSDC member in good standing when the ROM is awarded. Once a dog and/or bitch are placed on the ROM list, they’re listed indefinitely regardless of membership status.
      2. Winsheets will be the sole means to tabulate ROM points as pertains to conformation.
      3. Copies of Certificates and/or awards will be the sole means to tabulate ROM points for working/service dog achievements.
      4. It will be the responsibility of the breeder and/or owner to submit proof of their Shiloh Shepherd’s working/service accomplishments in a timely manner.
      5. The ISSDC Board of Directors reserves the right to determine the credibility/validity of any certificate and/or winsheet(s) received.