Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I am new to these shows and would like to find out how to attend, I do not see information on tickets, or prices. Can you direct me to where I can find out about these shows, and anything else that might be important to a new person?

The USCA Sieger Show is one of our premier events. The function of the Sieger Show competition is based on showcasing the breed’s athletic abilities and stature.

The most impressive feature of the breed is its versatile working abilities. The event is open to only German Shepherd Dogs whose pedigrees are recorded in the FCI recognized breed registry.

You may review the SHOW RULES by clicking this link: www.uscasiegershow.info/rules

I am planning on signing up my dog for the show. This is our first time competing in a show. Do I need to check in prior to the class, or can I check in the day of my dogs class?

Check in for all dogs will begin on Thursday. Friday all dogs (9-12,12-18, 18-24 & 24+mo) will be measured, verify ID, teeth and testicles. You will not need a Handler for this.

On Saturday all dogs (9-12,12-18,18-24, 24+mo) will report for the official Stand (plus gaiting) in front of the Judge, when your class is called.

If my dog wins USCA Universal Sieger, can I opt out of WUSV Universal Sieger Team?

Yes. you may compete for Universal Sieger without declaring for the WUSV Universal Sieger Team.

My puppy’s dam and sire are half brother/sister, they are AKC registered with limited registration. I would like to compete with the pup, but want to be sure there will not be a problem with the registration.

Typically Puppy Classes are not required to provide registration papers. However, the dog’s limited registration will not be recognized by USCA, SV or member WUSV countries. Only the breeder can lift the restriction.

My female has all her titles that lead to a breed survey (BH,AD,IPO1). She’s imported from Germany. Does she need to be KKL for the show?

A dog does not need a Breed Survey to enter the show. However, to earn the title of VA, a dog must be Breed Surveyed, with the minimum title of IPO2

I have an imported Russian GSD, the HD/ED certificate was issued by RKF (Russian Kinological Federation) which is an FCI member Can my dog participate in the USCA Sieger Show with Russian HD/ED certificate ?

If the registration through Russia is recognized by the FCI,  it should be recognized by the SV/USCA.  However, approval of HD/ED certificate is dependent on “who” the radiologist/professor was that processed the evaluation.

Not all professors are recognized.  A copy of the original export pedigree, with HD/ED stamp/ratings, should be scanned to

USCA Office. USCA will clarify the recognition of  RKF HD/ED certificate.

How do I register a dog with foreign registry with the AKC? Where do I find the information ?

Information on AKC Foreign Registration is here.
PDF Foreign application form is here.

What ID are they verifying on a dog?

IDENTIFICATION for the dog is either a microchip or tattoo number. It is recommend to verify the chip prior to the event. If chips cannot be located, the dog may not enter the ring.