Schedule of Events

Show Cards may be picked up at the USCA Office, upon completion of your class. We will not mail Show Cards.

Microchip reading will be done on each dog as they enter the ring. Chip identification will be performed after the dog completes the performance test (exiting the field). CHIP identification IS MANDATORY. If the chip cannot be identified, the dog cannot show.



Thursday, Sept 28

  • Vendor Set up all day
  • 7:00 am Breed Survey at Piedmont Schutzhund Club
    • 3448 Melinda Lane, Claremont, NC 28610
    • Practice Bitework & Registration
    • Once practice is complete will do MC, temperament, gunfire, jump test for USCA and bitework
    • Back to event venue to complete ring work
  • 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
    • Practice for Sieger Show protection
      • $30 per dog – 5 min time slot to work on both helpers – sign up to be posted at close of entry and entry verification completed
  • Exhibitor Check in
  • 8:00 pm Performance Test Q&A and Meet n Greet with Judges
    • Upstairs at Host Hotel

Friday, Sept 29

  • 8:00 am
    • Performance Test
    • Exhibitor Check In
  • Approx 10:30 am
    • Opening Ceremony
  • Approx 10:45 am
    • Stand for Exam Working Classes M/F
  • Lunch at Judge’s discretion
  • 12:00 pm
    • Puppy Classes (4-6)(6-9)(9-12)
  • 7:00 pm Town Hall Meeting with NBW Heidi Theis
    • Upstairs at Host Hotel
    • Discussion of New Breeding Tiers

Saturday, Sept 30

  • 8:00 am Classes Begin
    • 12-18 months
    • 18-24 months
  • Approx 12:00 pm Lunch at Judge’s discretion
  • Approx 1:00 pm
    • 24+ mo. untitled
  • 2:00 pm
    • Youth Seminar
    • Veterans Class
  • Approx 3:00 pm
    • Assemble Maternal Family, Progeny & Kennel Groups (pick up signs)
    • Present Maternal Family
    • Present Progeny

Sunday, Oct 1

  • 8:00 am
    • Gaiting LC Working Females
    • Gaiting LC Working Males
    • Gaiting SC Working Females
    • Gaiting SC Working Males
  • Lunch at Judge’s discretion
  • After Lunch
    • Assemble Kennel Groups (pick up signs)
    • Present Kennel Groups
  • Closing Ceremony

**NOTE: a participant’s number will be called 3 times to the ring for the Stand for Exam, if after 3 calls the dog is not presented, the participant shall be deemed as NO SHOW – or not present.

An exception may be made if the Ring Steward is notified (by the participant) regarding WHY they will be late.