The Havana Silk Dog Association of America

National Parent Club of the Havana Silk Dog breed

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Havana Silk DogsĀ are so lovable that HSDAA breeders and pet owners all agree that Silks are the perfect dog for almost every household.

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Effective July 1, 2011

HSDAA SHOW PROCEDURES

Exhibitors must pre-register (premium lists and entry forms will be available on the website) by the closing date listed. At the club's discretion, day of show entries may be accepted but those dogs, of course, will not be listed in the catalog. Only those dogs individually registered with HSDAA are eligible to be shown at HSDAA shows.

Exhibitors are expected to be ringside prior to the start of judging to pick up armbands.

Classes will be called in catalogue order, and standard ring procedure will be followed.

Judges will fill out a written report on each entry during the individual examination. Point cards will be awarded at the end of each class based on the judges' score.

Class placements and awards will be given out at the end of each class.

First place winners from each class will compete for Winners Dog and Winners Bitch who, with the HSDAA Champions, are eligible to compete in the Best of Breed class, where Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, and Best of Winners are awarded, along with any other special awards offered at the discretion of the show-giving Club.  

Puppies and adults entered in the Companion Dog classes (as well as Veteran, Senior Silk, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, and Foundation Dog classes when offered) may be shown in pet clip, but should carry sufficient coat to evaluate.

 

CLASSES

  • COMPANION
Companion Puppy (6 mos. to 1 year)
Companion Junior (1 year to 2 years)
Companion Adult (Over 2 years)
Companion Veteran (7 years and older)
Companion Senior Silk (CH dogs 7 years and older)
Companion Best of Breed* (for Junior Champions & Champions, Winners Dog & Winners Bitch)
  • REGULAR
Puppy (6 months to 1 year)
Junior (1 year to 2 years)
Adult (over 2 years)
Veteran (7 years and older)
Senior Silk (CH dogs 7 years and older)
Best of Breed* (for Junior Champions & Champions, Winners Dog & Winners Bitch)

* The BOB classes would be open to all Junior Champions and Champions who are not yet two years old.  When Junior Champions become age two, they should enter the Adult Class to obtain the 2 additional Majors required for their Championship.

 

HSDAA TITLES (note: Only dogs owned by HSDAA members are eligible for HSDAA titles)

Companion Junior Champion awarded to all companion dogs accumulating 15 Points and 2 Majors.  (Age 6 months to 2 years old)
Companion  Champion awarded to all companion dogs accumulating at least 15 Points, with 2 Majors earned after the age of 2.
Junior Champion awarded to intact dogs accumulating 15 Points , with 2 Majors. (Age 6 months to 2 years old)
Champion  awarded to intact dogs accumulating at least 15 Points, with 2 Majors earned after the age of 2

 

POINTS AND MAJORS

Point cards shall be awarded at an HSDAA show based upon each individual dogs conformation to the standard and judges shall fill out a written critique for each entry. There is no limit on the number of point cards which may be awarded at any show or in any class.

Judges shall rate each dog in 12 areas of breed type and soundness as: Excellent, Good or Needs Improvement, along with written comments, on a standardized form.

Points awarded to each individual dog at a show shall be based the number of "Excellent" and "Good" ratings recorded on the dogs critique as follows:

  • A 5-point card shall be awarded to a dog receiving all "Excellent" ratings (Major)
  • A 4-point card shall be awarded to each dog receiving at least 9 "Excellent" ratings, with the remainder rated "Good"  (Major)
  • A 3-point  card shall be awarded each dog receiving at least 6 "Excellent" ratings, with no more than 1 N.I. (Major)
  • A 2-point card shall be awarded to each dog receiving at least 3"Excellent" ratings, with no more than 2 N.I. ratings.
  • A 1-point card shall be awarded to each dog receiving at least 1"Excellent" rating, with no more than 3 N.I. ratings.
AWARDS AND ROSETTES

companion classes

Companion BOB (Best of Breed)
Companion BOS (Best of Opposite)
Companion AOM's (Award of Merit)

 

regular classes

BOB
BOS
AOMs

The schedule determining the number of AOM's for companion and regular classes:

Companion Classes

At least 4 entries..........................................................1 AOM
5-8 entries..................................................................2 AOMs
9-12 entries................................................................3 AOMs
13-16 entries...............................................................4AOMs
17+ entries.................................................................5AOMS
 
Regular Classes
 
At least 12 entries.......................................................1 AOM
13-24 entries..............................................................2 AOMs
25-36 entries..............................................................3 AOMs
37-48 entries..............................................................4 AOMs
49+ entries.................................................................5 AOMs
 
 Non-regular classes
At the National Specialty (and possibly other shows), Non-Regular classes may be offered. If they are offered, these are the rules pertaining to those classes:
 

STUD DOG AND BROOD BITCH:   Entries for the stud dog and brood bitch classes shall be made in the name of the Stud Dog or Brood Bitch only. The dog or bitch shall be judged on the quality of the offspring and not the individual Stud Dog or Brood Bitch. The Stud Dog and Brood Bitch will be examined by the Judge only to determine if it has a condition which would cause it to be disqualified under our standard except that neutered dogs and spayed bitches are eligible to compete.   Only the handler of the Stud Dog and Brood Bitch will wear an armband in these two classes and there is only one fee for the entry not for each dog. The entry shall consist of the Stud Dog or Brood Bitch and at least two but not more than four of its offspring. The offspring must be at least 4 months of age. A Stud Dog or Brood Bitch that is entered in either category cannot be entered as an offspring in the same class although a Brood Bitch could be entered in the Stud Dog class as an offspring of a Stud Dog and vice versa. It is not necessary for the offspring to be of the same ownership as the Stud Dog or Brood Bitch. It is not necessary for the dogs that are entered as offspring to be named at the time of entry but they must be represented to be in fact offspring of the Stud Dog or Brood Bitch.   Dogs entered in these classes need not be entered in a regular class.

 

BRACE: A brace entry shall be comprised of two dogs similar in appearance, performing in unison, and presented by a maximum of two handlers. Brace entries must have at least one common owner or a common sire or dam. The brace entry will be judged by the similarity and quality of their appearance.

 

PUPPY SWEEPSTAKES: All puppies between the 4-12 months are eligible to compete in the Puppy Sweepstakes. There will be three member judges that will not be owners or breeders of any of the dogs entered. All dogs will be judged using an Olympic- style 10 point system. Points from all three judges will be tallied after judging is completed. The dogs will be judged in each of the following categories and one overall score given by each judge   (Type, Style, Side Gait , Front Movement, Rear Movement, Hand Stack, Free Stack, Soundness and Overall Conformation. The dog with the most points will receive 50% of the entry fee. The dog with the second most points will receive 20% of the entry fee and the dog with the third most points will receive 15% of the entry fee. In the event of a tie the three existing judges and one more randomly chosen judge will be issued new scorecards for evaluation. Dogs entered in these classes need not be entered in a regular class.   There are two sweepstakes, one for companion puppies and one for provisional puppies.

 

GENERATIONS CLASS: Entries shall be comprised of at least three but no more than five generation families with one member from each generation regardless of sex, exhibited from the oldest to the youngest. Only the oldest member of the entry will enter the class and wear an armband and there is only one entry fee for the entry not for each dog. All neutered and spayed but registered dogs are eligible to compete in this class. This class is to be judged much like the Stud Dog or Brood Bitch classes, except the merits of all of the generations are to be considered. Dogs entered in the Generations Class need not be entered in a regular class.

        BRED BY EXHIBITOR CLASS: This class is a breeders' showcase for the specimens the breeder is most proud of and those that they wish to represent the best of their kennel. Entries for this class must be shown by any of the breeders of record of the dog. Dogs entered in this class do not need to be entered in a regular class.   

    

In order for championships to be recorded and championship certificates to be issued, point cards reflecting the necessary 15 points must be submitted by the owner to HSDAA Show Records Secretary. Championships will not be automatically be issued.


 

 

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