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|Guidelines for Clubs Sponsoring TC Testing|
An Established Evaluator is invited by the Regional Club’s choice (just as you would with any judge) This evaluator will direct the actual testing as well as coordinate the preliminary planning arrangements with the Chairman appointed by the sponsoring club. The sponsoring club must contact the Parent Club Temperament Committee Chairman to request a Temperament Test. In turn, the Chairman will poll all the evaluators sanctioned by the Parent Club to ascertain who is available for the requested time and location unless the Regional Club has a preference of an Established Evaluator. The sponsoring club Chairman and the chosen Evaluator will be put in contact with one another by the Parent Club Chairman to perfect the plans for the test.
The sponsoring club is responsible for compensating the evaluator for expenses only, such expenses to be pre-determined during the preliminary planning phase prior to the actual test.
Approximatel y six to eight dogs per hour can be evaluated; and the Parent Club has decided to limit entries to a total of 30 dogs unless arrangements are made with the Temperament Test Chair. In planning the time schedule for the testing an additional one and one half hours must be provided for set-up and instruction time for the test personnel and participants.
Other breeds may participate but will not be evaluated until all the German Shepherd dogs have finished the test. The handlers of these other breeds will receive a copy of their score sheet and the GSDCA Temperament Certificate.
The fees for the test are as follows; preregistered is $30 per dog, Registered on the day of the test is $35 per dog. Sponsoring clubs may add any additional expenses incurred, i.e. a per dog fee imposed by the park being used. Additionally, sponsoring clubs may charge less if the club thinks this will increase their entry. However, the $5 per dog fee due the GSDCA is not waived when reducing the entry fee. As in the past, $5 of each entry is paid to the GSDCA. (modified 4/13)
DOGS MUST BE 12 MONTHS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE.
OWNERS AND HANDLERS NEED NOT BE MEMBERS OF REGIONAL CLUB OR THE PARENT CLUB TO PARTICIPATE.
Instructions will be given prior to the actual testing to all test personnel; specifically, what is expected of them for their assigned posts. All handlers will also receive instructions in the form of both written instructions as well as a walk-through of the test course.
It is suggested that the sponsoring club have enough dogs for testing to cover their expenses. (e.g., a 30-dog test will gross $900 to $1050 for the sponsoring club and $150 for the G.S.D.C.A).
The sponsoring club must provide the following materials:
Clothes for the Weird Stranger.
The sponsoring club must provide the following personnel (EIGHT).