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AWDF Championship

  • When and where is this year’s championship?
  • How do I enter the AWDF Championship?
  • How does my club submit a bid to host the Championship?
    • When there is a call for bids, submit information including proposed dates, location, information on venue and tracking, host hotel, and any other information that will facilitate a decision to the AWDF Secretary.  Preference will be given to bids that use a stadium for phases B and C.  
  • How do we host the Championship?

FCI Championships

To qualify for the FCI IGP Championship, the dog and handler must finish in the top seven at the AWDF IGP Championship, be eligible as per AWDF and FCI rules, and submit their completed FCI IGP Declaration and FCI IGP Committment forms by the required deadlines.

You must submit a commitment letter (link above) for the AWDF FCI IGP Championship Team along with $250.00 deposit the AWDF Secretary within five days of receiving a notice from us that you have made the AWDF FCI IGP  Team.

To qualify for the FCI FH Championship, the FCI FH Declaration must be submitted by December 15 of the calendar year before the IGP-FH World Championship you are submitting for. You may use up to four (4) passing IGP-FH titles earned in the previous 12 months. If there is a tie for total points (in the following point system) then the highest pass/fail ratio for ALL IGP-FH trials in the past 12 months will break the tie. If there is still a tie then it will go to total points (from trial scores) of the submitted trials (max 4). If still tied, the spot will go to the youngest dog. V – 8 Points SG – 7 Points G – 6 Points S – 4 Points.

You must submit a FCI FH Commitment Letter for the AWDF FCI FH Championship Team
along with $250.00 deposit the AWDF Secretary within five days of receiving a notice from us that you have made the AWDF FCI FH Championship Team.

Mondioring criteria can be found on the USMRA website:  www.usmra.org 

Submitting New Policies

Dec. 8, 2020
AWDF delegates are encouraged to contribute to the governance of the AWDF by submitting ideas for new programs and policies for consideration by the AWDF Executive Board. The AWDF expects that when a member organization’s delegate brings a proposal for action to the AWDF that the proposal has been reviewed and approved by the member organization and is not a recommendation from the individual delegate.

Accepted Scorebooks and Memberships for AWDF Member Club Trials

  • What scorebooks and trial results are accepted at AWDF member clubs’ events?
    • AWDF member clubs accept scorebooks from AWDF member organizations and the German Shepherd Dog Club of America (GSDCA). Scorebooks from any international FCI recognized organization are also accepted.
    • USCA trial results after October 1, 2019 will not be accepted.
  • Why are GSDCA scorebooks accepted?
    • GSDCA is recognized by the FCI even though they are not a member of the AWDF.
  • Are USCA scorebooks accepted for GSDs?
    • USCA scorebooks are accepted for GSDs if issued before October 1, 2019. Stamps for eligible USCA scorebooks are available from the WGSDPA.
  • Are USCA scorebooks accepted for other breeds?
    • USCA scorebooks issued after January 1, 2019 to other breeds are not accepted. Individual breed clubs may have further restrictions for championships, etc.
    • Some breed clubs may accept USCA scorebooks issued before or through October 1, 2019 if they are stamped/have identification added by that breed club. USCA scorebooks that do not have this identification provided by the breed club cannot be accepted.
  • Is there a rule for the issuing of scorebooks by AWDF member clubs?
    • As of January 1, 2019 scorebooks for breeds for which there is an AWDF member breed club can only be issued by that breed club. However, any club can issue a scorebook to a dog that doesn’t have a breed club (for example a border collie) or to a dog that would be listed as a mix (for example, a GSD can receive a scorebook from the AWMA if listed as a mix). Sport clubs (DVG, USMRA, AHBA) can issue scorebooks to any breed of dog. Check with each club as to their requirements to obtain scorebooks.
  • Are handlers allowed to submit their DVG scorebook along with another FCI/AWDF scorebook at an AWDF member club’s trial?
    • Yes, the judge can sign both scorebooks.
  • What memberships are accepted to enter AWDF member club trials?
    • The handler must be a member of an AWDF member club and submit their membership card/information with their entry. There may be further restrictions for entry at regional and national championships. USCA memberships are not accepted.

Member Club Information

Individual/Handler Information

  • How can I find local clubs?
  • How do I run for the AWDF board?
    • If you are interested in running for a position, send your petition for nomination and nomination letter to the designated person in the Nomination Committee by the required date.  You must be a member in good standing of a full member club of the AWDF to be eligible to run for office. Petition for Nomination
  • How do I get an AWDF scorebook?
  • Where can I find the FCI rules for IGP?
  • Where can I find the FCI rules for Mondio?
  • Where can I find the AWDF’s AWD rules?