WUSV 2016 October 5-9

International Shepherd Dog Agility + Obedience World Cup 2016

These competitions will be held from October 5th-9th 2016 within the WUSV World Championship in Hänsch Arena in city of Meppen (Lathener Straße 15a).

Trial regulations and conditions of participation

The valid regulations used are WUSV-PO/IPO3, from year 2012. The participating dogs must have earned a result (obtained since the last World Championships) from the IPO3 or equivalent trial, with the same handler as now entered. At this trial the overall points must be at least 250, and from each discipline minimum of 80 points. The ratings of judges who are member of a club which is not recognized from SV-/WUSV are not recognized. Each dog handler can only start with one dog at this competition. Each dog must have a WUSV recognized pedigree. It is necessary to have a verification of a SV/WUSV recognized HD/ED result for WM 2016. A certificate or the pedigree with the results will be accepted.

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Entry deadline

The last possible date of entry to the completion is September 11, 2016.

For the participating dogs the following documents are compulsory:

  • Pedigree Score book (proof of IPO 3)
  • Valid EU vaccination pass (please see veterinary regulations)
  • Certificate of liability insurance
  • Rabies vaccination


  • Head judge - Günther Diegel (Germany)
  • Judge section A - Hans Graf (Switzerland)
  • Judge section B - Haruo Masuda (Japan)
  • Judge section C - Toine Jonkers (Netherlands)
  • Track supervisor - Peter Mayerl (Austria)


  • Felix von Sosen
  • Christian Mieck
  • Ralf Dirks
  • Jochen Seufert
  • Substitute helper - Daniel Stein
  • Substitute helper - Luca Sträßer

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Arrival of the teams.

The scorebooks have to be handed over at the information office of the stadium.

Monday, October 3, 2016

  • 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Training possibilities in the stadium.
  • 10 a.m. - 12. Judges seminar for the judges of the WUSV-WM 2016 + 2017

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

  • 7 a.m. - 12 noon. Training possibilities in the stadium
  • 1 p.m. Judges meeting - VIP lounge at the stadium
  • 2 p.m. Presentation of protection work - at the stadium
  • 5 p.m. Team leader meeting - Marquee at the stadium
  • 6 p.m. Opening ceremony - in the marquee at the stadium. All participants have to attend.
  • Drawing - after the opening ceremony - Marquee at the stadium

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Sunday, October 9, 2016

  • Start of the competition section A - from 7.30 a.m.
  • Start of the competition section B and C from - 6 a.m. - at the stadium

Saturday, October 8, 2016

  • Festive evening - 8 p.m. - Marquee at the stadium

Sunday, October 9, 2016

  • Award ceremony and closing ceremony about - 4 p.m. - at the stadium

Monday, October 10, 2016

  • Team leader debriefing - 10 a.m. - VIP lounge at the stadium

The latest date of arrival for participants is Sunday, October 2, 2016.

Regulations of Animal protection law

According to the German Protection of Animals act as well as to the WUSV resolution it is prohibited, while training or exercising dogs, outside of or during the event:

  • to practice any kind of violence or aggression
  • to use electrical stimulation device or dummies
  • to use pinch collars and prong collars
  • to use drugs

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Contravention of these regulations and laws may result in disqualification at the WUSV Championships and/or prosecution according to the national laws.

The competition is supervised by a veterinarian. Before the participation in the official training in order to receive a starting permission each participating dog has to be presented for a veterinary examination.

A veterinary is available during the complete event. The organizers have the right to order a veterinary examination at all times during the competition, if the dog is showing symptoms of illness or injury.

Section "A" - Tracking

The tracking work will be performed on fields (acres). For all participants the terrain should be equal. Each field will be used only once. The laying of tracks is done in normal walk. The corners will not be marked. The start of the track is not heavily tread. Replacement tracks will be laid. The articles will not be put down in any given sequence. Articles on track are made of leather, wood, carpet.

Section "B" - Obedience

The obedience will be alternated with the protection work at the stadium. The stadium terrain is grass. The working direction is when looking from the main grandstand from right to left. The obedience will not be demonstrated. The dog handlers may wear normal sportive clothing, no special training vests are allowed. According to IPO-rules a closed plankhurdle is to be used, and a reserve hurdle to stand by. The retrieving dumbbells must be double, two identical sets. Measurements and weights are according to rules. Additional weights are not allowed.

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Weight of dumbbell for retrieving on flat ground: 2000 g

Weight of dumbbell for the hurdles: 650 g

All retrieve exercises must be performed in the same direction as the other obedience exercises. The organizer has to provide 2 pistols cal. 6. The trying shot will take place on the first lane. Males and females will be laid down on separate places. The places for down will be marked.

Section "C" - Protection works

The protection work will be performed at the stadium in alternative sequence with obedience. The working direction is when looking from the main grandstand from left to right. The first sendoff to blinds is left. The starting point for handler and helper are marked. The helpers will work according to instructions given at the presentation of the protection work. The dog handler can wear light sportive clothing, but not a special training vest.

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