Royal Hecht Awards
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C. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Obedience Awards:
German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Novice Obedience Award: This award will be awarded to the dog with the highest combination of scores from the three OFFICIAL legs for the Companion Dog Title.
German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Advanced Obedience Award: This award will be awarded to the dog with the highest combination of three scores in the open and/or utility classes in the current calendar year. If the scores from only the three OFFICIAL legs of a newly earned advanced title (example CDX or UD) are used for this award, points (5) will be added to their total, and the calendar year restrictions are waived.
D. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Dual Achievement Award: The German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Dual Achievement Award will be awarded to the dog with the highest score. The score will be based on the number of dogs defeated while placing in any regular class (as in the Bred By Award) plus the total of three qualifying scores in any regular obedience class in the current calendar year.
E. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Junior Handler Award: Junior Handlers are eligible whose parent(s) meet the membership requirements. Points toward this award will be awarded in proportion to the competition entered in each individual class (Junior Handler Classes Only).
F. German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis Service Dog Breeder Award: An award will be given to the member who is the breeder of a dog who enters service during the calendar year (example K-9, Guide Dog, Military, Support Dog, etc.). The dog must be considered in full time service to be eligible for this award.
III. Recognized Titles
The Club reserves the right to make special awards to unusual cases and achievements not usually considered.
Note: Starting in 1998, Instinctive/Inherent titles (i.e. TT / TC; Temperament Tested / Certified, HIC; Herding Instinct Certified) will receive a parchment certificate of achievement.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DOG’S OWNER TO CONTACT THE AWARD CHAIRPERSON, AND PROVIDE THE CORRECT NAME, TITLE(S) EARNED, THE DATE THE TITLE WAS OFFICIALLY AWARDED, SCORES IF APPLICABLE, OR ANY OTHER NECESSARY INFORMATION. THE CHAIRPERSON IS NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE CALLS AND INQUIRIES ABOUT DEGREES, TITLES, ACHIEVEMENTS, ETC.
Note: The existing Award Rules and Regulations were modified on December 6, 2001.