Rules, By-Laws and Regulations

Incorporated on 10th August 1979
Registered Number A6537

ABN Number:   85297075909
Effective 24/11/2015

**Changes approved by the members at the AGM 24th November 2015
**New Logo Approved 29/11/2016

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MEMBERSHIP RATES

  1. A membership rate shall be offered to first time members who join the RCSA Inc after the Thirty First (31) July.  This rate shall be 50% of the full year membership.
  2. The membership rates are as follows:
    (All Memberships due 21Days after the AGM)

    1. Classes of Membership
      1. There shall be the following classes of membership:-
        1. Ordinary member; Single: $40.00 Double: $50.00
        2. Junior member; $16.50
        3. Honorary member;
        4. Life member
        5. Associate member: $35.00
        6. Family Membership $55.00
        7. Breeder Referral Membership: $10.00 (No Discount Applicable) [other class or classes may be approved by the Association].
      2. Children under 17 years of age shall be eligible for membership as junior members.  A junior member shall not be entitled to vote at any meeting of the Club.
      3. The Committee of the Club may confer honorary membership on any person considered worthy thereof for a period not exceeding one year. An honorary member shall have all the rights and privileges of an ordinary member including the right to vote at the meeting of the Club.
      4. The Club may by special resolution passed at an Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting of the Club appoint any person as a Life Member of the Club in recognition of services rendered to the Club consistent with and directed to attaining or furthering the objects for which the Club was established and who otherwise meets any criteria for life membership established by the Club in its rules.  A life member shall have all the rights and privileges of an ordinary member including the right to vote at meetings of the Club.
      5. Family Membership being 2 Adults and 2 Children under 16 years.
      6. Associate membership is available for training only and those members shall not be entitled to vote at any meeting of the Club, nor have any special privileges. However Associate members will receive a club magazine.
      7. Membership is not transferable.
      8. Breeder Referral Membership
        – Rottweilers Only
        – Open to all puppy buyers of members (membership form to be endorsed by breeder)
        – One years full membership
        – No Voting rights
        – New Members only
        – No eligibility to Trophy Awards
        – Breeders must be full Financial Club Members

MEMBERSHIP

1. Application for membership of the Club shall be in writing on the Clubs prescribed form.

2. Application for membership of the Club must be accompanied with the payment of the Annual subscription.

3. Applications for membership are accepted subject to the approval of the Committee.

4. The Committee may reject any application for membership or junior membership without assigning a reason for so doing.

5. On election by the Committee and payment of the Annual subscription, a member shall exercise the privileges of a membership, subject to the constitution, from the date of such election until the last business day of the current financial year.

6. Every person who is a financial member of the Cub (other than a junior member) Ninety (90) days prior to the date of a Special Meeting shall be entitled to vote at that meeting.

7. A Junior member may hold office in any junior section of the Club as may be authorised by the Committee from time to time.

8. Should a member charged in accordance with Clause 6(a) and 6(b) of the Constitution the following action shall be taken:-

  1. He shall be summoned to appear before the Committee of the Club to answer the charge.
  2. Twenty One (21) days notice by registered post of the charge, shall be sent to the member, and he shall be entitled to appear before the Committee for the purpose of making a statement, and he may call witnesses and/or produce evidence in his defence. If the person charged is a member of the Committee of the Club, he shall not be entitled to vote. Voting shall be by secret ballot and decided by simple majority.

9. If, after due inquiry, he be found guilty, he shall be reprimanded or disqualified or suspended from the Club, subject to appeal to the South Australian Canine Association.

10. If any person refuses, or fails to appear before the Committee to answer a charge, he may be suspended and denied all privileges of the club.

11. Any person on ceasing to be a member shall forthwith return all property belonging to the Club including membership badge etc., to the Honorary Secretary.

12. The Committee may confer Honorary Membership to any person for a period not exceeding Twelve (12) months.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP: No person shall be recommended to Life Membership unless:

He shall have been a member of the club for at least Fifteen (15) consecutive years. Such Life Members when approved by the Annual General Meeting shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of a member. Life Members shall like any member pay for any Publication, Scheme or Levy which is compulsory and or mandatory to being a member of the Club. To be eligible for life membership a member must have made a valid contribution to the club and or the breed as deemed reasonable by the members.

PATRON

The Annual General Meeting shall have the option of appointing one or more Patrons in accordance with the following conditions:

  1. Nominations for the position of Patron shall be forwarded to the Secretary in writing not later than two calendar month before the Annual General Meeting
  2. The appointment of a Patron shall not be for a set period of time, but shall be an ongoing appointment
  3. The appointment of a Patron shall be approved by not less than three quarters of the members of the Club present at such an Annual General Meeting
  4. The Annual General Meeting may terminate the appointment of a Patron by not less than three quarters of the members of the Club present at such an Annual General Meeting voting in favour of such a termination
  5. The appointment of the Patron shall be subject to the acceptance of the position in writing, forwarded to the Secretary by the nominated person
  6. The committee shall from time to time invite the Patron to attend Club Functions, make presentations, and make donations of prizes and/or sponsorship for the use of the Committee in achieving the objects of the Club

FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR

At the first Committee Meeting of each term of office, the Secretary shall ensure that each Committee Member has available to them

  1. An up to date copy of the Constitution and Rules
  2. A copy of the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
  3. Duty guidelines to be provided by the Secretary for all nominated positions and any other nominated officers mentioned in the Rules, and that these duty statements be reviewed at this time and nominated persons must be current committee members.

Point Score Recorder
Trophy Officer
Breed Information Officer
Obedience Liaison Officer
Membership Officer
Public Officer
Show Management

THE COMMITTEE

The management of the Club shall be vested in a Committee,

1. BEARERS: which shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, and
Five (5) ordinary Committee members and such Committee shall have such powers as herein provided or otherwise authorised by the Club and must be members of the South Australian Canine Association.

The Patron of the Club shall be elected at an Annual General Meeting and shall remain in office after the election during the pleasure of members or until such times as he resigns.

1. A member of the Committee ceases to be a member of the Committee if he ceases to be a member of the Club or resign.

2. The Committee shall have power to do all acts, matters and/or things for the carrying out of the objects of the Club or any of them. The Committee may make regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this
Constitution and Rules, prescribing all matters which it is necessary or convenient to prescribe in order to carry into effect the provisions thereof. All such regulations shall be submitted to the South Australian Canine Association for perusal.

3. The Committee shall have power to manage the affairs and undertakings of the club in accordance with the constitution and Rules.

4. There shall be a public Officer of the Club, who shall be appointed and may be removed by the Committee. Unless otherwise determined the Honorary Secretary for the time being, if eligible, shall be the Public Officer, and the Public Officer may hold any other office in the Club, except that of Auditor. In accordance with the provisions of the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 as amended, if the Public Officer ceases to be a resident of South Australia or becomes bankrupt or is sentenced to a term of imprisonment for the commission of a felony or misdemeanour he shall thereupon cease to be Public Officer. The duties of the Public Officer shall be to comply with the Provision of and to exercise the powers conferred upon him by the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 as amended, or any amendment or re-enactment thereof.

5. Voting at Committee meetings shall be by show of hands unless any member present requires a ballot.

6. Any person who ceases to be a member of the Club either by resignation or otherwise shall have no claim upon or be entitled to participate in any of the effect or property belonging to the Club.

POINTSCORE RECORDER

  1. The Committee will appoint a member to act as Pointscore Recorder.  The duties of the Recorder shall include:
    1. Recording placing’s at Pointscore Shows and calculating a running total
    2. Publishing and providing information and results for the Club magazine and Trophy Officer.
    3. Keeping all results until the end of the pointscore series when they are to be passed on to the Historical Records Officer
    4. After receiving the SACA Show Schedule for the following year and the Committee nominates shows as pointscore shows, then the Pointscore Recorder shall before the next Committee Meeting contact all host clubs for information on the proposed judges for presentation to Committee to confirm show choice.
    5. Shall inform in writing the nominated Clubs that its show has been chosen as a pointscore show
    6. Knowing the whereabouts of all perpetual trophies at all times.

BREED INFORMATION OFFICER

The Committee may appoint a Breed Information Officer who shall:

  1. Supply members of the public with the “Breed Information Guidelines” booklet
  2. As directed by the Committee, place regular adverts in local papers to increase public awareness of the Breed Information Service
  3. Answer general questions and enquiries about the breed
  4. Act in an independent manner by not answering specific questions, or making recommendations concerning individual breeders, stud dogs, brood bitches or litters, but will refer enquiries to the people involved

MEMBERSHIP OFFICER

The Committee may appoint a Membership Officer who will have the responsibilities of:

  1. Keeping of membership records
  2. Keeping in touch with past members
  3. Provide membership pack to new members
  4. Provide list of new members for approval at committee meetings.
  5. Providing the Committee with a list of lapsed memberships at the next Committee Meeting following the three month renewal period which begins on the date of the Annual General Meeting

SHOW MANAGEMENT

  1. Once a date has been set for a Club show, the Committee shall act and address the following points, before any further decisions are made.
    1. Appointment of Show Manager who shall be:
      –  Listed in the schedule as Show Manager as per SACA requirements
      –  The person who on the day has legal control in terms of our Club Constitution and Rules, and SACA Constitution and Rules
      –  Any person considered appropriate to the appointment with the necessary skills and knowledge, and may be from within or from outside the bounds of the Committee and Club
      –  Responsible for the efficient running and management of the show on the day, with regard to program management, time management, management of exhibitors and exhibits, all announcements via public address or similar to ensure that the above are achieve.
    2. Appointment of Show Secretary who shall be:
      –  Responsible to the Committee for the processing of all entries and the keeping of all records relating to the show as required by SACA regulations and as instructed by the Committee
      –  Responsible for supplying all monies and records as required to the Treasurer
      –  Responsible for supplying to the compilers of the catalogue, all records as required
    3. Appointment of one or more persons who as representatives of the Club will have personal contact with the judge at the time of the show.

Discussion and decision regarding the exclusion of any persons from exhibiting under the appointed judge, and from associating with any dogs in the assembly are within view of the show ring.  All Committee members will be obligated to give full and frank disclosure of any personal acquaintance, dealings, or contact with the judge, or any possible or intended acquaintance, dealings, or contact either in the future or during the preceding twelve months, on any personal or dog related matters.

TROPHY OFFICER

The Committee may appoint a Trophy Officer who shall be responsible for all club trophies:

  1. Knowing the whereabouts at all times of club trophies.
  2. Organise the return and cleaning of trophies no less than 28 days before presentation
  3. Report to Committee the condition of the trophies, in addition to the cost of maintenance, repair, and replacement if required.
  4. Be responsible for the engraving of all trophies and purchase of the Point Score rosettes.
  5. Be responsible for the collating and ordering of all ribbons and sashes required for Obedience, Championship Show, Open Show and Parade and end of year presentations.

OBEDIENCE LIAISON OFFICER

The Committee may appoint a Breed Information Officer who shall:

  1. Be responsible for keeping an updated record of all obedience attendance.
  2. Answer general questions and enquires about obedience.
  3. Report to committee on obedience matters during committee meetings.

PUBLIC OFFICER

The Public Officer will be elected during the AGM and they shall:

  1. Be any person considered appropriate to the appointment with the necessary skills and knowledge, and may be from within or from outside the bounds of the Committee
  2. Be responsible for the keeping of an up to date record of the Constitution and Rules, and record any changes made at any Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting
  3. Supply to any member of the Club, and the SACA, and Corporate Affairs, up to date copies of the Constitution and Rules as required
  4. Offer advice to the Committee regarding compliance with the requirements of the SACA, and Corporate Affairs regarding its own Constitution and Rules, as required
  5. Notify Corporate Affairs of any change of Public Officer within 28 days
  6. Notify Corporate Affairs of any change to the Constitution within 28 days

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

At an Annual General meeting the following reports and statements shall be tabled, or read, prior to election of Office-bearers for the ensuing year:-

(i) Annual report of the progress and proceedings of the previous year.

(ii) Balance Sheet or Financial Statements setting out the receipts and expenditure of the Club for the previous year.

(iii) List of names of financial members of the Club.

(iv) List of Club property and valuation of all items included in the Balance Sheet.

(v) List of holders of all perpetual or running trophies owned by or vested in the Club.

NATIONAL ROTTWEILER COUNCIL DELEGATES

  1. National Rottweiler Council delegates shall be appointed by the Committee of the RCSA Inc, and shall report to the Committee as and when required by the Committee.
  2. If delegates are present at NRC(A) meetings, Committee requests a written report to be submitted by the next RCSA Inc Committee Meeting.

CLUB COLOURS

  1. The Club colours of the Rottweiler Club of SA Inc shall be black and gold.
  2. The Club colours are used as ribbon colours at all future RCSA Inc shows, and that the style, font, presentation, and printing, of the ribbons is to be left to the discretion of the Committee of the time.
  3. The banner of the RCSA Inc shall be in the Club Colours.

CLUB LOGO

At the AGM of the Club on the 29th November 2016 the Club Logo was approved to the now current logo by the Members.  Any proposed changes must be published in the Club Magazine at least 30 days prior to the meeting date and must be agreed to at the Special Meeting by the majority of members.

CLUB MAGAZINE

  1. Advertising
    1. Subject and references to be dog related only
    2. Reference to Breed Kennels, specific dogs, breeding or sale of dogs permitted
    3. In any issue, a maximum of three full pages of paid advertising will be accepted as the normal limit, with the Editorial Committee having the discretion to vary this limit in special circumstances
    4. Advertisements to be supplied at advertisers cost, of a quality suitable for photocopying
    5. Payments to be prepaid per issue
    6. Not all material will necessarily be accepted
    7. Charges per issue:     Member             Non-Member
      Full page                   $50.00               $75.00
      Half page                  $25.00               $35.00

LITTER LISTINGS

Persons wishing to be referred on the Litter Listing of the Rottweiler Club of SA Inc shall

  1. Be members of the Rottweiler Club of SA Inc for a continuous period of the preceding twelve months
  2. Be members of a recognised Canine Control Association in their home State and abide by the Rules and Code of Ethics of the said club and that of the Canine Control Association.
  3. Complete a written application providing the following details to the Committee.  Name, Address, Phone Contact, SACA Membership Number, and Kennel Prefix.   Hip, Eye and Mouth Certificates must be on file with the R.C.S.A. Inc and must be sent with each Litter Whelped/Expected application.
  4. Be sent a copy of the Code of Ethics with the accompanying statement, and shall sign and return the statement to the Rottweiler Club of SA Inc.
    “I have read and acknowledge the contents of the code of Ethics and the following statements.
     I have been a Member of the Rottweiler Club of SA Inc for a continuous period of at least the preceding twelve months, and I am a current member of the South Australian Canine Association.
    If I have any concerns about the functioning of the Breed Information Service I shall direct those concerns to the Committee in writing and shall not direct my concerns to the Breed Information Officer.
    I shall ensure that my membership renewal application form and fees are received by the Club before 31st October each year, if I wish to remain on the Recognised Breeder List.”
  5. That acceptance of an application is subject to the discretion of the Committee.

GENERAL BUSINESS

CODE OF ETHICS

The Rottweiler Club of South Australia Inc believes that the following set of principals and practices should be an integral part of the activities of all Rottweiler Owners and Breeders.  We strongly recommend these principals and practices to you in the interests of the welfare of all Rottweilers, and the Standard of the Rottweiler Breed.

The Rottweiler Club of South Australia understands that extenuating circumstances and situations may in rare cases result in deviations from these practices.  We also acknowledge that an individual owner or breeder may have beliefs and ethics which conflict with one or more of these principals, however, we would expect that owners and breeders would always act in the interests of the welfare of their dogs, and the Rottweiler Breed.

A number of the following clauses are included in the Code of Ethics of the South Australian Canine Association.  Breaches of these clauses are subject to disciplinary action by the South Australian Canine Association, and the Rottweiler Club of South Australia will refer matters to the South Australian Canine Association if it is in possession of evidence of such a breach.

  1. I shall ensure that at all times all Dogs under my control are properly housed, fed, watered exercised, and receive proper Veterinary attention if and when required.  My dogs shall be kept under sanitary conditions and given maximum health protection through regular worming and vaccinations.
  2. I will ensure that my dogs are adequately trained and socialised so that in public and social situations they are obedient, disciplined and well mannered, and do not cause a nuisance to members of the public.  I shall not allow dogs under my care to roam at large, and when away from home shall ensure that they are kept leashed, and/or under effective control at all times.
  3. When planning to breed I shall direct my efforts towards breeding Rottweilers of exceptional quality.  I shall breed only for the purpose of improving the Standard of the Rottweiler Breed and only if I am confident that quality homes can be found for all offspring.  I will breed responsibly, making use of quality stock which are sound both physically and mentally, and only if I have the facilities, time, and resources to adequately care for the litter.  I will study the strengths and weaknesses of any dog or bitch I intend to use, and inform myself of the genetic nature of characteristics they display.
  4. I will cull puppies with obvious defects, which are likely to cause impairment to the health of the offspring, or are likely to be a gross disregard of the Standard.  I will not sell or give away stock with known genetic faults except under a non-breeding agreement, and the purchaser shall be fully informed of the nature of the genetic disorder present before the sale is complete.
  5. I shall consider the health of my breeding bitches and stud dogs and refrain from breeding them too early or too late in terms of age, or too often.  I shall not breed from any stud dog before the age of 18 months.  I shall not breed from, or allow my stud dog to service, any bitch under the age of 22 months nor after 7 Years and 10 months of age.
  6. I understand that to breed from the same bitch in consecutive seasons is not a recommended breeding practice and should only be undertaken in exceptional circumstances.  If exceptional circumstances exist which I consider make it necessary to breed from a bitch in consecutive seasons, I will not breed from that bitch for a period of twelve months from the date of birth of the puppies from that second season.
  7. Should a bitch fail to conceive after being bred to a stud dog, a repeat service may be offered in the following 12 months, provided that the stud is still available and in good health, and at such time and place as is mutually agreed to by the owners of the stud and the bitch.
  8. I shall not permit any of my pure bred Dogs to be mated to a dog of a different breed, to a cross-bred dog, or to a dog on the Limited Register, or an unregistered dog of the same breed.
  9. I shall not sell or otherwise transfer from my care any puppy under eight weeks of age, thus allowing for vaccinations given at six weeks of age 10 to 14 days to provide effective immunity against distemper, hepatitis and parvo-virus.
  10. I shall ensure that when selling or transferring a dog to another person that documents as required by the South Australian Canine Association will be lodged by me in accordance with the rules and regulations of that body.
  11. I shall ensure that all persons acquiring dogs from me clearly understand their responsibility for the care and welfare of the animal, and that they have the time and facilities to perform their obligations,  I shall sincerely attempt to ascertain that they will give them proper care.
  12. I shall provide to all purchasers of dogs placed by me, comprehensive written information on the following:  Diet and Feeding, Immunisations completed and future requirements, Worming completed and future requirements, Heartworm prevention, Socialisation and Training, Exercise and Play.  This information may be in the form of an appropriate publication relating to the requirements of responsible Rottweiler ownership.
  13. I shall keep accurate records of breeding, sales and registrations and shall provide to all purchasers of dogs placed by me, a detailed written receipt including date of sale, purchase price, any terms and conditions of sale, and name and address of the breeder and kennels, and a vaccination certificate from a registered Veterinary Practitioner.
  14. I shall breed only for the purpose of improving the standard of the breed and not engage in breeding for financial gain, and I shall not sell any dog to commercial wholesalers, retail pet dealers, or directly or indirectly allow a dog to be given as a prize or donation in a contest of any kind.
  15. I shall not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise, or mislead any person regarding the characteristics and performance of any dog, or the breeding practices of any person.  All advertising whether oral or written, shall be factual and not worded so as to be misleading or to attract undesirable buyers or to encourage the breeding of purebred Rottweilers as a business.
  16. I will strongly advise purchasers of Rottweilers not sold for Show and/or Breeding purposes to de-sex their dog to prevent unwanted and crossbred litters.
  17. I will correctly register stock with the South Australian Canine Association and provide appropriate forms to the purchaser, and will keep accurate records of my Rottweilers, matings, pedigrees, and characteristics present in litters whelped.  I will use this information to breed to reduce the incidence of genetic faults, and to improve the standard of the Rottweiler Breed.
  18. I understand that the Rottweiler Club of South Australia Inc recommends the “Willis” Scheme in use in WA by Dr R Wyburn, but will accept X-ray results as per the list of NRC(A) recommended Readers.  X-ray results will be accepted, upon sighting of documentary certification from evaluating authorities in the country of origin in the case of imported Rottweilers.
  19. The Rottweiler Club of South Australia Inc acknowledges that only those dogs and bitches which have been X-rayed at or after 12 months of age and come within the accepted score limits, as per the R.C.S.A. Inc recommended scheme, and have certified Eye, Mouth and Elbow Certificates and have none of the serious faults listed, will be used for breeding

    Lack of one or both testicles, undershot, overshot or wry bites, not possessing 42 teeth, entropian, ectropian, long or curly coats, excessive temperament such as extreme shyness, nervousness or viciousness towards humans, white markings or color or markings other than stated in the Official FCI Standard.

  20. I will ensure that the Combined Score of both sire and dam does not exceed a maximum of 20 on the “Willis” Scheme or a Pass on the X-ray results from the Country Of Origin.  The minimum age for scoring under the “Willis” Scheme is 12 months.
  21. I will be available to purchasers of my puppies for consultation, throughout the lifetime of every dog, and will willingly give information and advice in the interests of the welfare of dogs I have bred.
  22. As an owner of a Rottweiler I shall act in a sportsmanlike manner, whether winning or losing, in and out of competition.
  23. 1 shall Microchip all my dogs, including all puppies which I breed before they are placed in to their new homes.

ENFORCEMENT CLAUSE
“Pursuant to an enquiry conducted in accordance with clause #6 of the Club’s Constitution, parts (c), (d), (e), (f) & (g), the Committee may take the following appropriate action”

  1. First Offence – A standard letter requesting an explanation, reply to be within 28 days.
  2. If a reply is received with a satisfactory explanation, no action is to be taken at that time.
  3. If no reply is received, a letter is sent informing the member they have been fined $100.00 to be paid within 28 days.  Failure to pay the fine could result in non-renewal of Membership.
  4. Second Offence – A letter is sent informing the Member they have again breached the Code of Ethics and a fine of $200.00 has been imposed, payable within 28 days.  Failure to pay the fine could result in non-renewal of Membership.
  5. Third Offence – The Member is notified by mail that their membership is suspended or will not be renewed for a period to be determined by the Committee

POINTSCORE TROPHIES

1. The competition is open to all Club Members eligible to show under the rules of the South Australian Canine Association.

2. The Committee will appoint a member to act as Pointscore Recorder.  The duties of the Recorder shall include:

  1. Recording placing’s at Pointscore Shows and calculating a running total
  2. Publishing information and results in the Club magazine and/ or website.
  3. Keeping all results until the end of the pointscore series when they are to be passed on to the Historical Records Officer
  4. After receiving the SACA Show Schedule for the following year and the Committee nominates shows as pointscore shows, then the Pointscore Recorder shall before the next Committee Meeting contact all host clubs for information on the proposed judges for presentation to Committee to confirm show choice.
  5. Shall inform in writing the nominated Clubs that its show has been chosen as a pointscore show

3. To be eligible for the award, the following conditions must be compiled with:

4. The owner of the Rottweiler is a member of the RCSA Inc

5. Points will only accumulate from the day of joining

6. All engraving will be paid for by the Club

7. The Committee’s decision will be final

8. Generally, shows chosen, as Pointscore Shows will be held at SACA Park.

9. The Rottweiler Club of SA Inc provides a Best Of Breed Rosette at every Pointscore Show

TAYVELKA PERPETUAL ENCOURAGEMENT TROPHY

  1. Points are to be scored at 7 selected Point Score Championship Shows, which are held between the 1st of November and the 31st October of each year.
  2. Points are to be allocated as follows:
    1. 3 points for 1st  in class
    2. 2 points for 2nd in class
    3. 1 point for 3rd in class

    One extra point will be awarded for Challenge Winner and one extra point for Best of Breed, allowed only when one of each sex competes for same.
    One extra point will be awarded for any In Group Award and also one extra point for any In Show Award.

  3. If a tie occurs at the end of the competition, the dog exhibited at the most number of shows shall be declared the winner.
  4. Dogs that have gained the Championship Title during the year shall no longer be eligible to obtain further points towards the trophy.  Such dog may still win the trophy if their point score is the highest after the 7 selected Point Score Championship Shows.
  5. This competition is open to all dogs over Twelve months of age whose owners are financial members of the Rottweiler Club of South Australia Inc.
  6. This trophy is to be presented to the winner at the Club Presentation Night.

– The Tayvelka Trophy is kindly donated by Mrs D & late Mr C Taylor of Victoria –

ALL EXHIBITORS COMPETING FOR CONFORMATION TROPHIES MUST STAY UNTIL NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR JUDGING.

IF A COMPETITOR DOES NOT REMAIN UNTIL NO LONGER REQUIRED ANY POINTS OBTAINED FROM THAT SHOW WILL BE FORFEITED.


THE CHESARA DARK NOBLEMAN imp UK
PERPETUAL TROPHY

–          For Dual Purpose Dogs and Bitches     –           Rottweilers Only

This trophy is open to all financial members of the R.C.S.A. Inc

Points are accrued as follows:-

  1. PASS IN OBEDIENCE TRIALS:
    CCD      pass     5 points
    CD        pass     10 points                       TD        pass     15 points
    CDX      pass     15 points                      TDX      pass     25 points
    UD        pass     20 points                       ET         pass     10 points
    AD        pass     20 points

    Example:           2 passes in CD =  20 points        3 passes in CDX = 45 points
    All trials must be held under ANKC Rules and Regulations

  2. CONFORMATION
    1. To qualify, a member must produce evidence of at least one minimum 10 point Challenge Certificate for any show with a maximum of 5 Challenge Certificates.
    2. Members top 5 Obedience Qualifying scores and 5 highest Challenge Certificates MUST BE SENT to the official Point Score Officer, PO Box 836, Morphett Vale SA 5162 by 31st October in each Club year.
    3. Proof of qualifying scores and Challenge Certificates must be forwarded to the Club in the form of photostat copies.

This trophy will be presented at the Club Trophy Presentation Function.

–  The Chesara Dark Nobleman imp UK Trophy is kindly donated by Mrs Robyn Rogers –

 

TOP DOG / TOP BITCH AWARD

  1. Scoring for this trophy is to be taken on Challenge Points obtained for the 7 Point Score Shows nominated between the 1st November and 31st October of each year.
  2. All Challenge winners must stay until no longer required for judging.  If a competitor does not remain until no longer required, Challenge points at that show will be forfeited.
  3. Copies of all Challenge Certificates must be sent to the Official Point Score Officer, PO Box 836, Morphett Vale SA 5162 within 14 day of acquiring the Challenge Points to be eligible for this trophy.
  4. In the event of a tie, Reserve Challenges will be counted from the 7 nominated Point Score Shows with the dog/bitch gaining the most, declared the winner.
  5. Recipients to receive 1 award each, E.g 1 for the Top Dog of each year and 1 for the Top Bitch of each year. To be eligible for the Top Dog/Bitch, the dog or bitch must obtain a V rating at a Rottweiler Specialty Show, conducted by a State Club with an FCI Judge (approved by the ANKC) approved to grade exhibits, within the period 1st November to the 31st October.
  6. Each winner will receive a replica at the Club Trophy Presentation Function.

 

TOP PUPPY – “JEAN NOLAN MEMORIAL TROPHY”

  1. This trophy is to be taken over the 7 nominated Point Score Shows held between 1st of November and the 31st October of each year.
  2. Points are accrued as follows:
    3          points   for a class win
    2          points   for a class second
    1          point     for a class third
    2          points   extra shall be awarded for Puppy of Breed, allowed only when one of
    Each sex competes for same
    1          point     extra shall be awarded for a Puppy In Group
    1          point     extra shall be awarded for a Puppy in Show
  3. If a tie occurs at the end of the competition, the dog/bitch with the most Puppy of Breed awards shall be declared the winner.  Should this still result in a tie, a count back on 1st placings shall decide the winner.
  4. This competition is open to all Puppies in Class 3  or  3A

This trophy will be presented at the Club Trophy Presentation Function

 

“The Kleinhans Perpetual Trophy”
 –  FOR BABY PUPPIES  

  1. Points are accrued at the 7 nominated Point Score Shows which are held between 1st November and 31st October of each year
  2. Points are accrued as follows:
    3          points   for a class win
    2          points   for a class second
    1          point     for a class third
    1          point     extra for Baby Puppy In Group
    1          point     extra for Baby Puppy in Show
  3. If a tie should occur at the end of the competition, the dog/bitch with the most Baby of Breed awards shall be declared the winner.  Should this still result in a tie a count back on 1st placings will decide the winner.
  4. This competition is open to all Baby aged 3 months to 6 months.

This trophy will be presented at the Club Trophy Presentation Function.

– The “Klienhans Perpetual Trophy” is kindly donated by Mrs Jann & late Mr Don Creek –

OBEDIENCE – TOP ATTENDANCE – “CARA TROPHY”
Rottweiler Only

  1. Points are accrued as follows:
    1          point     Attendance
    1          point     Graduation                     3          points   Dog of the Month
    2          point     Encouragement Award   1          point     Happiest Worker
  2. Points are accrued from 1st November to 31st October of each Club Year.

This trophy will be presented at the Club Trophy Presentation Function.

 

OBEDIENCE – TOP ATTENDANCE – “JAN CREEK TROPHY”
All Breeds (non Rottweiler)

  1. Points are accrued as follows:
    1          point     Attendance
    1          point     Graduation                     3          points   Dog of the Month
    2          point     Encouragement Award   1          point     Happiest Worker
  2. Points are accrued from 1st November to 31st October of each Club Year.

This trophy will be presented at the Club Trophy Presentation Function.

 

OBEDIENCE – FOR TRIALING DOGS & BITCHES

TOP C.C.D
            Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their CCD Title.

Top Novice C.D.
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
towards gaining their CD Title.

Top Open “B”  C.D.X.
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
towards gaining their CDX Title

Top Utility  U.D.
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
towards gaining their UD Title

Top U.D.X
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their UDX Title

Tracking
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their Tracking Title

Agility
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their Agility Title

Top Obedience
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest score in any trial class.

TOP RALLY NOVICE “RN”
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their Rally Novice Title

TOP RALLY ADVANCED “RA”
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their Rally Advanced Title

TOP RALLY EXCELLENT “RE”
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their Rally Excellent Title

TOP RALLY ADVANCED EXCELLENT “RAE”
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their Rally Advanced Excellent Title

TOP RALLY MASTER “RM”
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their Rally Master Title

TOP RALLY CHAMPION “RO CH”
Trophy will be awarded to the Dog or Bitch with the highest total of QUALIFYING POINTS
Towards gaining their Rally Obedience Champion Title

VETERAN / VINTAGE CLASS
Sash will be awarded to each Dog or Bitch who competes and Passes in 3 Veteran or Vintage class Obedience trials.

Photostat copies of results MUST BE SENT to the Official Point Score Officer either by post to PO Box 836, Morphett Vale SA 5162 or via email to the club secretary NO LATER THAN 14 DAYS after the trial to be eligible for these trophies.

 

**THE ROTTWEILER CLUB OF SA INC MUST BE NOMINATED ON YOUR ENTRY FORMS TO BE ABLE TO COMPETE FOR THESE TROPHIES** (If Trialling in SA)

All of the above trophies will be presented at the Club Trophy Presentation Night


THELMA GRAY MEMORIAL TROPHY

FOR BREEDER OF THE BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW

  1. This Perpetual Best Exhibit in Championship Show shall be awarded to the Breeder of the Rottweiler which is awarded Best In Show at the Club’s Championship Show
  2. The trophy shall remain the property of the Rottweiler Club of SA Inc and will remain at all times in the State of South Australia.  In the event that an interstate exhibitor wins, the trophy shall be held by the Trophy Officer.
  3. The Thelma Gray Trophy will be presented to the winning breeder at the Show at which it is awarded
  4. The name of the Best In Show and the Breeder’s name will be engraved on the Trophy
  5. The trophy must be returned to the Trophy Officer 28 days before the next championship show
  6. A sash memento will be paid for by the Club

 

STUD DOG WITH PROGENY TROPHY
– donated by Muzairib Rottweilers

BROOD BITCH WITH PROGENY TROPHY
– donated by Westobri Rottweilers

  1. Awarded at the Club’s major once yearly Championship Show
  2. The trophy will remain in South Australia

 

PROGENY CLASSES AT R.C.S.A. INC CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS

In Dam and Progeny, and Sire and Progeny classes

  1. the Dam and Sire do not have to be exhibited in a Breed Class
  2. One to five litters are represented by between two and five progeny, and all progeny are to be entered in a Breed Class.

 

NEW TITLES

  1. The R.C.S.A. Inc shall issue a New Title Sash at the Club’s Presentation Function to people who have obtained a Conformation or Obedience title and have applied for the sash.
  2. The sash will have 4 lines of writing being:
  3. Presented to
  4. Australian Champion (Rottweiler only) & Working Titles (All Breeds) as recognised by the ANKC.
  5. Name of dog
  6. Presented by:  Rottweiler Club of SA Inc
  7. The sash is to be 14.5cm by 37cm black with gold fringe and in gold foil print with Club Logo at one end

Photostat copies of Title Certificates MUST BE SENT to the Official Point Score Officer either by post to PO Box 836, Morphett Vale or via email to the Secretary
NO LATER THAN 31st October in each year.

 

SCHNAPPS TROPHY (Rottweiler Only)

Award Criteria
All criteria must be met.

  1. The Award is only open to pure-bred Rottweilers (evidence of breeding not required).
  2. The dog/handler must have attended more than 50 obedience classes, ideally many more, with a genuine commitment to continue attending and improving.
  3. The dog must be exceptionally well-behaved and socialized, with a clean record in both obedience training and in the community.
  4. While current grade is not important, there must be recognizable teamwork and bond between dog and handler.
  5. The award can only be received by the same dog/handler once.

Judging
Along with other awards, the trainers will meet during the last weeks of the training year to discuss potential recipients against the criteria.  In the event that multiple dogs are eligible, the one with the most attendances should be granted the award.  The final decision rests with the Head Instructor.

Award
A trophy has been made that will record the names of each winner (dog and handler) from 2007 to 2016.  The trophy will remain the property of the Rottweiler Club of South Australia and winners will be asked to sign a statement to the effect that they will return the trophy by 30 November each year to enable it to be reissued to the next winner.

The winner will also be provided free training at the Rottweiler Club of South Australia for the year after they have been granted the Award.  This will be made possible by a $100 annual donation to the club by from 2007 to 2016.

Conclusion
This new award is aimed at having many more Rottweilers in the community in South Australia that are well behaved and trained.  A winner of the award should feel proud that their dog is an ambassador for the breed, and is representative of what the Rottweiler Club of South Australia promotes through its obedience training programme.

The “Schnapps Trophy” is kindly donated by Mr Alan Herman

 

ALICE TROPHY (Rottweiler Only)

The “Alice” Trophy for Junior Bitch in Speciality Show.

Aust. Ch. Ormslee Proud Intuition (Alice) was born in Geelong in June 1984.  Her parents were Dual Ch Auslese Bold Gammon OC and Felix vom Madgeburg Import Gmy.

I first donated the “Alice Trophy” in 1995.  It is to promote the bitch as the foundation of the breed.

There are no rules.

If the Junior Bitch wins Junior in Show, she also gets the Alice Trophy.
Should she be Opposite Junior in Show it is the bitch who gets the Alice Trophy.
Should the Junior Bitch go on to be Challenge bitch, Best in Show or Runner Up in Show, she will still receive the Alice Trophy for Junior Bitch as well as other awards.

Josie Eiffe Life Member RCSA.   December 2011.

 

OBEDIENCE GROUND RULES

As a responsible Club, we are committed to a high level of health, safety and environmental standards.  To assists us in maintaining these standards we have a selected number of points which we ask all our club members to observe, thereby becoming directly involved in your animals and the club’s well being.

  1. The Head Instructor has the authority, in the presence of another Club Official to ask any Club member or any person guilty of any disruptive or harmful behaviour to the Club and its members to leave the training grounds.  The Committee under the rules and regulations of the Constitution may also deal with them as they see fit.
  2. A dog that is not happy and cannot concentrate because of ill health or injury is not permitted to stay in class.
  3. Dogs which have suffered from a contagious disease or have been in contact with a dog suffering from such a disease will not be allowed on the training grounds.
  4. Puppies will not be permitted to train under the age of 12 weeks and must have had their final vaccination 2 weeks prior to training.  They are not permitted on the grounds for their own safety.
  5. All current vaccination certificates must be sighted on the first night of registration.  All dogs must be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvo Virus.  The Club also suggests vaccination against the highly contagious Kennel cough.
  6. Bitches in season will not be allowed on the training grounds for a period of 21 days after the first sign of season.
  7. Handler’s must notify the Club of any behaviour problems their dog might have prior to joining the class.  If your dog has a particular behavioural issue, such as biting, nervousness or aggression, please notify your Instructor before the class begins.  The Instructor will suggest methods to try to overcome these problems.  Don’t wait until the dog bites someone or another dog.  One of the reasons for the formation of the Obedience club was to help owners with such problems.
  8. If you are late to class to do not barge into class.  Please wait outside the class until the Instructor acknowledges you and invites you to join your class.  A member may leave class before finishing time by giving prior notice to the class Instructor.
  9. Wear safe and sensible clothing and footwear.  Bare feet or thongs are inappropriate.
  10. All classes are non-smoking.  To those smoking on the training grounds, kindly ensure that cigarette butts are completely extinguished and disposed of in the bin to ensure they are not eaten by a dog.
  11. No mobile phones are to be turned on during training.  Please make sure you turn them on silent or turn them off.
  12. No dogs are to be left unattended or let off the lead except under the direction of an Instructor.  No dog is to be tied up under the verandah.  Please ask an instructor if you require a peg for your dog to be tied to.  No adult dog is allowed to enter the clubrooms.
  13. Please do not exercise your dog in the proximity of another class in progress.
  14. Dogs are social animals and should be encouraged to socialize BUT please be aware some dogs are not as social as others!  It is essential for the well being and protection of your dog, yourself and other members that you keep a close watch on your dog at all times.  We will be teaching you about dog body language and with your vigilance, careful socialization between dog and handlers can be encouraged.  Remember that you have a responsibility at the end of the lead and dogs don’t suddenly lunge – if they do, you have missed the warning signs.
  15. If your dog fouls the training grounds, plastic bags have been provided for you to clean it up but we do highly encourage you to carry some with you whenever you are out with your dog.  If your dog urinates on the Club’s equipment, under the verandah area or on the building, a bucket of water is available from the canteen to enable you to wash it off.
  16. NO ILLEGAL TRAINING AIDS ARE PERMITTED.  Speak to your instructor if your require clarification.
  17. NO PHYSICAL ABUSE OF YOUR DOG WILL BE TOLERATED.
  18. Legal training aids such as muzzles and halters and only to be used under the guidance of an Instructor.
  19. Name tags must be worn at training.  If you lose your tag, another one can be purchased for a small fee from the canteen.
  20. Handlers, dogs or CHILDREN are NOT to use the Agility (jumps/table) Equipment without the direct supervision of an Instructor.
  21. People not involved in classes, i.e. children, spouses, friends, please sit back away from the class.  You are only making it harder for the handler and/or dog to concentrate on learning.  If you bring your children to training it is your responsibility to look after them.

ALL PERSONS AND THEIR DOGS ATTENDING CLUB FIXTURES DO SO ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN RISK.