Point Tabulation Rules

Championship, Grand Victor, Grand Victrix, National Select, Puppy of the Year, And Register of Merit Titles and Points Tabulation v.20180315 [PDF]

  1. Championships
    1. A Breed Club Championship will be awarded to a Shiloh Shepherd who has earned a total of fifteen (15) points which must include two (2) majors, under two (2) different judges, and has passed the required health minimums as described in these rules. Recorded Owner or Co-Owner must be a member in good standing during the course of the point year(s) with the ISSDC.
    2. ‘Champion of Record’ from the Shiloh Shepherd registries and the breed club and may compete in the Specials/Breed Ring.
    3. Breed Club Championship

      1. Points will be tabulated in the following manor in class competition:
        1. Winners Dog 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 or is later disqualified from this competition.
        3. Winners Bitch 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 or is later disqualified from this competition.
        5. Best of Winners 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 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 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.
      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 dogs/bitches starting at six months of age.
        4. Only classes that are represented at the Winners Class & Specials will be counted for points.
        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. ISSDC Championship, the owner or co-owner must be member in good standing and will be notified via email to obtain an ISSDC Champion of Record Certificate for the new Champion providing all winsheets. Winsheets must be submitted/postmarked no later than 45 days from each win.
        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. All winsheets must be mailed (postmarked) no later than 45 days after win to be counted toward championship.
        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. A 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).
      3. A Major, by definition: To get a Breed Club Championship a dog must win 15 points. The points must include two (2) major wins under different judges. A major is 3, 4 or 5 point win. 5 points are the most awarded at a show even if the win is over 50 dogs.
  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 owners 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 at 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 organization’s 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.
        10. Universal Winsheets must be completely filled out and submitted to the ISSDC via regular mail and postmarked within 45 days of the show date. We suggest certified mail, and please keep copies for your records.
    5. Puppy of the Year (POTY) shall be awarded annually to the highest scoring male or female Shiloh Shepherd puppy.
      Note: a dog’s date of birth (and, therefore, age) will be defined as the date appointed by the breeder on litter registration

      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 awards 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. Universal Winsheets must be completely filled out and submitted to the ISSDC via regular mail and postmarked within 45 days of the show date. We suggest certified mail, and please keep copies for your records.
        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.
    6. Submission of ISSDC Universal Winsheets : Be sure to check our Show & Events pages [http://www.shilohs.org/shows-events/] under “How to Submit Winsheets” for the latest contact information.
    7. In case of ties, a minimum of 12 Shilohs will be awarded, but any number over 12 shall be kept to as few as possible. For example, if there was a three-way tie for 9th place, all three Shilohs will be awarded NS #9 and there will be no award for NS #10.
  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
  4. REFERENCES:
    1. Universal Win Sheets
      current version can be obtained at http://www.shilohs.org/shows-events/
    2. ISSDC Specialty Show Guidelines
      http://www.shilohs.org/shows-events/specialty-guidelines/

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