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FUTURITY/MATURITY
Futurity Ad Form


2018 NATIONAL
October 13 - 20
Purina Events Center
Gray Summit, Mo


2018 CANADIAN NAT'L
(Info to Follow)


2018 GSDCA Sieger Show & Breed Survey Website
September 27-30
Shiloh Park, Zion, IL


 

2018 National Catalog Advertising AD Deadline:

SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 (NO EXCEPTIONS – NO FAXES)


Advertising orders may be placed through the GSDCA store beginning at 8:00 am Eastern Time August 1st 2018 and all premium placements (Covers and special pages as listed below) are on a first come first served basis. The ads in the regular advertising section of the catalog will placed in the order they are received and requests for special placement cannot be accommodated.  

Credit card payment are accepted thru the GSDCA Store, and orders through the Store will be given priority over checks sent via mail.

Make all checks payable to: The German Shepherd Dog Club National Specialty
U.S. FUNDS ONLY (No Foreign Funds)
Mail all advertising (Ad Copy and Photos) to

John Ayotte...8191 Morse Rd., New Albany, OH 43054
Cell phone (614) 638-1274 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


BREEDER’S DIRECTORY LISTING - $15.00

A Breeder’s Directory with listings in alphabetical order under homestate will appear in alphabetical order. Available services are listed by code.

Kennel Name__________________________________________________

Owner’s Name_________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________

City/State/Zip_________________________________________________ Phone_____________________ Email______________________________

Website________________________________________________________

CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY: A=Adult, P=Puppies, S=Stud Service, H=Handling, G=Grooming, B=Boarding, T=Training, C=Conformation, O=Obedience, K=Tracking, G=Agility, X=Schutzhund, +=Signer Breeders Code, *=Written Guarantee, HR=Herding, R=Rescue


HANDLER’S DIRECTORY - $25.00

(Send Business Card if Available) NAME_________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________ CITY/STATE/ZIP______________________________________________________ PHONE_______________________EMAIL__________________________________

 


Advertising Rates Member Commercial
Covers   
 Outside Back Cover  $300  $600
 Inside Front Cover  $300  $600
 Inside Back Cover  n/a  n/a
Advertising Section   
 Full Page  $80  $160
 Double Page (Facing)  $145  $290
 1/2 Page  $40  $80
 Business Card (1/4 Page)  $20  $40
 Breeders Directory  $15  n/a
 Handlers Directory  $25  n/a

NEW THIS YEAR: PREMIUM AD PLACEMENT PAGES

Each Section of the Catalog (all venues, conformation and performance) will have available 1 Full Page ad to be placed at the beginning of the section.

Premium Placement Rates Member Commercial
 Beginning of 4-6 Puppy Classes  $125  $250
 Beginning of Conformation Dog Classes  $125  $250
 Beginning of Conformation Bitch Classes  $125  $250
 Beginning of Best of Breed  $125  $250
 Beginning of Jr Showmanship  $125  $250
 Beginning of Obedience Classes  $125  $250
 Beginning of Rally Classes  $125  $250
 Beginning of Futurity Maturity Classes  $125  $250

For every FULL-PAGE AD placed in the National Show Catalog, your ad will also be placed on the GSDCA website running from September 15, 2018 thru November 15, 2018.

All Ad sizes: Full Page 41⁄2 x 7 1⁄2; Half Page 4 1⁄2 x 3 3⁄4; Quarter Page 4 1⁄2 x 1-7/8. All ads are black and white.

Send copy and layout with instructions and payment, if not paying through the GSDCA Store, to the AdvertisingChair at the address above.

8”x 10” glossy photos preferred. Copy MUST be clear. NO FAXES. Photos will be returned if accompanied by postage and return envelope. Camera-ready ads submitted by email must be at the specified size @300dpi (.jpg, .tiff, or .pdf file format) and should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Special ad placements limited to full page ONLY and are on a first come first serve basis. NO placements will be reserved without receipt of full payment. Any reduction or enlargement of logos or artwork will be charged. All ad payments due with ad copy or payment made thru the GSDCA STORE PAGE (http://store.gsdca.org)

ALL ADS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PAYMENT OR PAYMENT PROCESSED THRU THE GSDCA STORE (see form below for ads being sent via mail)


We hereby authorize the insertion of our ad in the Official National Catalog of the 105th Annual National Specialty Show and Obedience Trial to be held October 13-20, 2018. It is further agreed that this order contains all the terms of the contract and is not subject to cancellation.

NAME_________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________

CITY/STATE/ZIP_______________________________________________________

SIGNATURE_______________________________PHONE_____________________

Questions: Contact Advertising Chair, John Ayotte (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 614-638-1274

Educational Programs

Wednesday, October 17, 2018*

IPO

Presenter – Carl Smith
Carl is a three-time GSDCA IPO3 National Champion, A World team member. Trainer of police dogs and a judge of police dog competitions. 

 

NOSE WORK
Presenter – Hallie McMullen

“Began working with dogs in law enforcement over 20 years ago.  Was certified with her first German Shepherd as a drug detection and patrol dog team in 1997.  Hallie enjoys helping other handlers train their dogs so much she completed her certification as a Canine Trainer and in 2002 went on to be certified as a canine team evaluator. Moving to Idaho in 2003, she developed a training program and grew the canine program for the agency that she worked for.

Hallie got involved in showing her German Shepherds in conformation in 2002.  She also competes her dogs in obedience, rally, herding, tracking and schutzhund.

Having lots of requests over the years from dog sport enthusiasts to train them on scent detection, and being really excited to see an arena for competition.  In 2015, she began training students who wanted to participate in Nose work.  Was approved as a judge through NACSW in 2017 and has since been licensed to judge Scent Work for AKC when it starts in October of 2017.  She is thrilled to be a part of this sport!”

Seminar: Scent Work Games


This seminar is great for everyone!  It is an introduction to games that you can play with your dogs and puppies that we be fun and stimulating.  They are great for building relationships and confidence.  There will also be games for dogs that already have scent work skills.  The seminar will be followed by an opportunity to play the games with your dog or puppy! 

 

JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR

All members and member judges are invited to attend at no cost.

Non-members may attend for a fee of $5.00.  Certificates of Attendance will be given only to participating Judge Applicants – fee is $25 for non-members and $15 for members.

All participating Judge Applicants planning to attend, please register with

Vicki Bemont by October 1st, 2018.

Chair: Vicki Bemont, 11544 Big Canoe, Jasper, GA  30143
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 901-299-9458

 

THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG BREED STANDARD
Presenters: Vicki Bemont & Sharon Dwier Newcomb

 

HANDS ON BREED SEMINAR
Presenters – Vicki Bemont & Sharon Dwier Newcomb

OBEDIENCE PRESENTATION
Presenter – Kristin Brooks Jones

Kristin Brooks Jones has been training and showing German Shepherd Dogs in AKC Obedience since 2003 and has since expanded the venues in which she competes to include tracking, agility and IPO.  She currently owns and shows three GSDs, including Heka the 2017 and 3x GSDCA Obedience Victrix and the 2017 Agility Victrix.

Kristin believes that success in any venue begins with a strong relationship between the handler and the dog.  In this seminar, Kristin will focus on games that enhance the engagement between dog and handler and that promote better, more precise heeling, fronts and finishes—the foundation of all obedience.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Presenter – Michelle (Chelle) Schumann DVM

Is a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota college of veterinary Medicine in St. Paul, Minnesota.  I then practiced in Albuquerque New Mexico for 15 years first as an associate veterinarian and then served as Medical Director in several related specialty practices in the area.  My career has since taken me to the beauty of Montana where I have practiced emergency medicine as well as some general practice for the last 12 years.

My love of the German Shepherd Dog began before I was school age as my father was a border patrol agent with a working GSD in southern New Mexico.  Since then I have been blessed with “the best dog in the world” many times and they are all remembered with love and a smile.  My current dogs are my service dogs and are a mother daughter team, Violet and Beel who are multi-talented and titled in agility, herding, barn hunt, tracking, and dock diving.

 

 

AKC TRACKING TEST*

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Purina Farms,

Gray Summit, Mo. 63039

 Open to All Breeds with Preference for GSDs

 GSDCA Tracking Committee Chair:

Natasha Sullivan, 10016 Gunridge Circle, Kingsville, Maryland  21087

JUDGES

Susan R Ammerman & Vincent T Ramirez

*We’ve added VST this year*

TRACKS – TD, TDX, VST (limited to 4 TD, 2TDX, 2 VST with preference to GSDs)

Closing Date for Tracking Entries:  Thursday, October 4, 2018

GSDCA Tracking Secretary:  Gail Stiefferman
9500 Rainbow Acres, Dittmer MO 63023, Phone 314-660-3305

Tracking - Central Headquarters PURINA FARMS, GRAY SUMMIT, MISSOURI  63039