1. This Club shall sponsor translations into English of excerpts and
articles from the Pinscher/Schnauzer Klub's Standard Buch and their
other publications with the express permission of the PSK.
Permission was granted by the Board of Directors and PSK President
2. A reciprocal membership with PSK, so that both Clubs would be
able to exchange information, publications. Standards, and ideas for
the mutual benefit of both parties and the Breed.
3. A litter of OFA cleared parents may be listed in Giant Steps for
$25.00 per litter for three consecutive issues. Announcements of
planned litters will be allowed as a first printing for the OFA
4. The G.S.C.A. shall run advertisements in national dog magazines
from time to time to advertise the breed, the Club and to offer
literature to interested persons.
5. The problem of Hip Dysplasia is a subject of continuing awareness
for members of the Club. The Editor of Giant Steps is charged with
the responsibility of publishing some information regarding Hip
Dysplasia in as many issues as possible.
6. The G.S.C.A. Awards and Trophies Committee will provide Best of
Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, and Highest Scoring Giant Schnauzer in
Trial trophies for all National Specialties and Regional
Specialties. The Trophy Chairman for an event will be expected to
solicit for his own trophies and cash and to return any which are
not awarded to the National Trophy Committee. A list of all trophies
received will he submitted to the Awards & Trophies Chairman prior
to the closing date for submission of the premium list.
7. Pins and tie tacks are not to he used as trophies.
8. The Club shall sponsor a grooming pamphlet to be sold to
interested persons. Each breeder should provide a copy with each
9. The Club shall support the Annual Awards program.
10. The Club shall support Champion-Companion Dog Excellent Award,
Champion-Utility Dog Award, and Champion-Schutzhund 3 Awards.
11. The Club shall sponsor, with Board approval, any items deemed
for sale through the Trophy Chairman, such as Source Books, G.S.C.A.
mugs, decals, tie tacks/pins, medallions.
12. Only OFA clearances will be accepted after January 1. 1977. This
rule is not retroactive for those dogs cleared by an accredited
Veterinary School and accepted through 1976.
13. A congratulatory card and pin is to be sent to all owners who
complete a Giant Schnauzer championship or obedience title provided
they are G.S.C.A. members in good standing at the time the title or
degree is awarded.
14. When a Giant Schnauzer is placed before the Rescue Committee for
placement, it shall be considered a violation of condition of
membership if that member accepts remuneration for the dog.
15. The Giant Schnauzer will become a Veteran at seven (7) years of
age and eligible for the Veterans Class at all AKC licensed dog
16. The owners or members of their household, breeder, or owner of
the Stud Dog may exhibit in Puppy Sweepstakes. No one may exhibit in
this class unless they satisfy one of the aforementioned
17. The G.S.C.A. must provide up to $500.00 to support activities
associated with each approved National and Regional Specialty event
as requested by the respective Regional Director. This amount does
not need to be reimbursed to the Club.
18. Each National Specialty must offer one or more educational
sessions. The G.S.C.A. must provide up to $250.00 to cover expenses
associated with this activity. This amount does not need to be
reimbursed to the Club.
19. The G.S.C.A. shall encourage hosting of “Special Events” at
National and Regional Specialties such as carting, tracking,
temperament tests, Canine Good Citizen, demonstrations, agility,
etc. The host region is responsible for planning and conducting
20. Anyone wishing to chair a G.S.C.A. Specialty Show must obtain a
current, approved copy of the G.S.C.A. Specialty Guidelines from the
Specialty Guidelines Chairman prior to applying to the Board for the
21. The G.S.C.A. shall encourage the inclusion of Veteran’s
Sweepstakes at Specialties.
22. The following process shall be used to select judges for
National and Regional Specialties:
1. Planning for the National Specialty shall begin at least three
(3) years in advance of the event regardless of whether it is held
in conjunction with an allbreed show or specialty club or as a
2. The GSCA President, with the approval of the Board of Directors,
shall appoint a JUDGES NOMINATING COMMITTEE for the purpose of
selecting conformation judges at National Specialties. The
Committee shall be comprised of three members in good standing. The
Committee shall be a standing committee and shall be reappointed at
the beginning of each new term.
3. The duties of the JUDGES NOMINATING COMMITTEE shall be as
a) In the first quarter of each fiscal year, announcement will be
made in either GIANT STEPS or by special mailing that nominations
for National Specialty conformation judges will be open for a period
of six (6) weeks.
b) Eligibility for nomination of conformation judges is based upon
the following general criteria:
• Nominated judges must have a working dog background.
• Nominated judges must have previously judged a "major" entry in
• Nominated judges must have been involved in the breed through
judging, handling or breeding for at least five (5) years.
• Nominated judges can only judge a National Specialty once (1) in
every five (5) years.
c) Nominations shall be sent to the Chairperson of the JUDGES
NOMINATING COMMITTEE who will work with the Committee members to
identify the top five (5) judges who most closely meet the general
d) The JUDGES NOMINATING COMMITTEE shall contact each of the top
five judges nominated to verify that they would, if chosen, accept
the assignment and advised of the tentative show site and date. If a
judge declines acceptance, contact will be made with subsequent
judges in descending order of voting until the required pool of five
(5) judges has been obtained.
e) The JUDGES NOMINATING COMMITTEE shall prepare a biography of each
of the five (5) judges indicating acceptance.
f) Biographies shall be sent out to the membership along with a
ballot to be returned to the Chair of the JUDGES SELECTION COMMITTEE
by a specified date.
g) The judge receiving the most votes shall be hired for the
National Specialty three (3) years following the vote.
h) If a judge cannot fulfill their assignment, an alternate shall be
chosen from the list in descending order of preference.
i) The JUDGES SELECTION RESULTS shall be published in GIANT STEPS or
sent to the membership by special mailing.
4. Selection of the Sweepstakes judges for National
shall be left to the authority of the Regional Director and their
Show Chairperson and Show Committee. Final selection will be subject
to the GSCA Board of Directors approval.
5. Selection of Obedience judges for National
Specialties shall be
left to the authority of the Regional Director and their Show
Chairperson and Show Committee. Final selection will be subject to
the GSCA Board of Directors approval.
6. A judge for Breed, Sweepstakes, and Obedience shall be permitted
to judge a National Specialty once (1) every five (5) years.
1. Selection of judges for Regional
Specialties, whether held in
conjunction with an all breed show or specialty club or as an
independent specialty, will be left to the authority of the
Regional Director and their Show Chairperson and Show Committee.
This includes judges for conformation, obedience, and sweepstakes.
Preference shall be given to individuals that either have a
background in the breed (breeding, showing, etc.) or have indicated
an interest in judging the breed. Final selection will be subject to
the GSCA Board of Directors approval.
2. A judge shall be permitted to judge a Regional Specialty once (1)
in every three (3) years.