What’s in a typical Red Book? It begins with the Standard, then a review of the year’s Award of Excellence winners,
and top National winners including Juniors. Then the top 20 Sires and Dams based on the year’s Futurity/
Maturity winners are showcased. Next is a section on the top 20 Sires and Dams based on progeny winning majors
at AKC shows. Later in the book we find the top 20 Living Sires and Dams based on Register of Merit points. In
this way, savvy breeders can identify top producers in the beginning of their careers (Futurity), those who have
staying power (AKC Majors) and those who have fulfilled all their promise as producers and who also have longevity
in their producing careers (ROM).
But the Red Book is not just for and about breeders. There’s a robust performance section, showing GSDs with
Championships in multiple venues; Performance Champions, a page with photo for earners of the Performance
Award of Merit (PAM), the National performance winners and Versatility competitors, the ATAA – Annual Training
Achievement Awards – Dual Titled GSDs and rankings of the year’s Obedience, Rally and Agility competitors.
There’s something for every student of the breed in the Red Book!