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Back to top 4-5 December 2004 • Statesville, North Carolina

Schutzhund Trial
Kevin Cooke with Eko, Cheryl Mathis with Gustl and SV Foreign/WDA judge Bogdan Sergo.
View the Unofficial Trial Results.
The Carolina German Shepherd Working Dog Club would like to thank all participants, spectators and club members who attended our Schutzhund Trial on 4-5 Dec. 2004 in Statesville, North Carolina, USA.

A special thank you goes to our SV Foreign/WDA Judge Bogdan Sergo. He did a great job. [more]

SV Trial Rule Changes (effective 1 July 2004)
Major changes in the Schutzhund (SchH/VPG) rules for 2004.
Study the complete rules in German as an Acrobat PDF v1.5 file:
VDH- und WUSV-Prüfungsordnung 
763.5 kbytes, 197 pages
(VDH-Prüfungsordnung, AD-Prüfung des SV, PO für Rettungshunde im SV und IPO (Fassung 2004).

Änderungen zur PO 2004 (2. Auflage)  32.8 kbytes, 1 page
Kurze Auflistung der in der zweiten Auflage der PO (Feb. 2004) vorgenommenen Korrekturen.

Synopse zur Prüfungsordnung  98.3 kbytes, 10 pages
Gegenüberstellung der Änderungen der alten PO zur PO 2004.
Back to top Registration Process

Entry Form
Download the Entry Form as a PDF
Deadline: 26 November 2004
You can enter and sign up your dog(s) online and pay with PayPal or with a credit card. Please take advantage of this service as much as you can. Because of this fully electronic transaction we require that you sign a disclaimer form during check-in at the Schutzhund field.

Additionally we provide the entry form as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file for online submission and printing. You can pay with a check payment. On your request we can fax or e-mail you the entry form so that you fill it out manually. Then mail the form back to us together with your payment.  [more]

Online Registration through PayPal or credit card payment.
Open/download PDF entry form (with possible online submission).
Enter via Mail and pay with a check.
eMail/Fax me the entry form.
Back to top Printed Matter

Schutzhund Trial Brochure
Download the Schutzhund Trial Brochure as a PDF
This is our Schutzhund trial brochure. This 1-page document shows the schedule, advertising rates and contact information.

Back to top Times, Dates, Agenda, Program

The schedule is included in the Schutzhund Trial Brochure (Adobe Acrobat 4.0 PDF file).
Date Time Event
4 Dec. 2004
8:30 AM Tracking, then BH (Begleithundprüfung)
Noon Lunch at Jay Bee’s
Afternoon Schutzhund Trial
6:00 PM Dinner/Party
5 Dec. 2004
Morning AD (Ausdauerprüfung)
Note: A GSDCA-WDA certified club helper will be on the dog field on Saturday!
Back to top Who is judging this Schutzhund trial?

SV Foreign/WDA Judge Bogdan Sergo
Bogdan Sergo
Mr. Bogdan Sergo is a working dog and SV Foreign/WDA judge with the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) of Germany.

We are fortunate and pleased to have him with us and would like to thank him for coming and accepting our invitation.

SVF, WDA and FCI International Working Judge
Native of Slovenia, a small country south of Austria and east of Italy.

Training and Competition
In 1971 became involved in the dog sport.

  • Winner of European FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) Championship 1981; also finished in 3rd and 4th place.
  • 20 times on the National Team for Slovenia in the European and World Championship.
  • During his +30 years in the dog sport, has personally trained and titled over 25 dogs to the highest level of competition.
  • In the past 30 years has judged and competed with his own dogs, owned, trained and handled from puppies, in almost all the European countries, Canada, and the United States.
  • During 30 years of competing in Schutzhund, has won 1st place in international competition in Belgium, France, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovenia, and the Yugoslavia.
  • Has conducted seminars on Tracking, Obedience, and Protection in Italy, Austria, Canada, and the United States.
  • From 1980 to 1992 educated and trained judges, helpers and trainers in Slovenia.
  • Chairman of the 2nd and 14th WUSV World Championship in Slovenia.


  • In 1977 became an FCI judge.
  • In 1988 judged Protection at the 1st WUSV World Championship in Münster (Germany).
  • In 1991 completed a 3 year specialized judging program in Germany, under the auspices of the SV.
  • In 1993 judged Obedience at the 6th WUSV World Championship in Nijmegen (The Netherlands).
  • In 1997 judged Protection at the 10th WUSV World Championship in Luzern (Switzerland).
  • Was second judge in three additional WUSV World Championships.
  • From 1982 to 1990 has been Head of Judges and has been responsible for the education of judges, helpers and track layers in Slovenia.
  • Since 1993 has judged more the 100 times in several regions of the USA and Canada.
E-Mail: bogdanse@charter.net

Back to top Who is the club trial helper?

Club Trial Helper
Our club trial helper for this Schutzhund trial is Stewart Bumgarner.

Stewart was certified in April 2004 by attending a GSDCA-WDA certification event under the rules of the GSDCA-WDA Helper Certification Program. He will be the helper for both the male and female dogs.

Back to top Where is the location of the Schutzhund trial?

Schutzhund Field
This event will be held in Statesville, North Carolina.
No admission fee!
Free parking!

» Important locations to remember!
» Pictures from around the Schutzhund Field

Follow these dog signs to the Schutzhund field.

Visitors must park their cars on the paved parking lots! Spectators are asked to view the trial from behind the fenced area.
Schutzhund field photos.
Back to top Where are the hotels?

Host Hotel
Holiday Inn - Statesville
The host hotel is the
Holiday Inn Statesville
I-77, Exit 49a
1215 Garner Bagnal Blvd.
Statesville, NC 28677
Tel: (704) 878-9691

134 rooms, 2 floors, inside entrance to the guest rooms, full service restaurant, room service and lounge, outdoor pool. Rooms include a king bed or two double beds, one suite. This hotel is 5.2 minutes (3.1 miles) from the Schutzhund field. Dogs are allowed during this event!

Advance purchase rates are as low as $66.24 per room/night when you book online. (Last checked on 11/27/04!)

Make your reservation online at URL: http://www.holiday-inn.com/statesville-77

Back to top Where else can I find a place to stay?

RV Site and Campgrounds
Kampgrounds of America, Inc.
of America, Inc.

Statesville KOA
162 KOA Lane
Statesville, NC 28677
Toll Free: (800) 562-5705
Tel: (704) 873-5560

Check the rates here!

On I-77, Exit 45 Statesville, North Carolina. Paved roads and Kamping Kabins with Air Conditioning. Restaurants, shopping center and golf course nearby. OPEN ALL YEAR.  [more]
Back to top Flying?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

The closest airport is Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The airport is located 44 miles south from the host hotel. [more]

Back to top Where can I rent a vehicle?

Car Rental Agencies
Triangle Rent A Car
Triangle Rent A Car
Special Rate available.
Ask for Don Carroll and mention Schutzhund Trial. Let him know if you will need seats removed from the vehicle when you make the reservation. A Triangle Rent A Car shuttle is provided to their station at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Manager: Don Carroll
3012 Little Rock Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
E-Mail: dcarroll@trianglerentacar.com
Tel: (704) 399-4349
Fax: (704) 399-9295
Hours: 7am - 7pm Monday thru Saturday and Noon - 7pm Sunday EST

Triangle Rent A Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company
Special Rate available.
$50 day for mini van or cargo van or $315 for a week. To make a reservation e-mail Brian Beasley. Be sure to mention this is for the Schutzhund Trial. Also let them know in advance if you need the seats removed from the mini vans. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car station is inside the Charlotte airport. Make reservations as early as possible, first come - first service.

Brian Beasley
Charlotte Airport (On-Site)
4202 Air Ramp Road
Charlotte, NC 28214-3102
E-Mail: michael.b.beasley@erac.com
Tel: (704) 359-8884

Back to top Trial Catalog Advertisement

The trial catalog will be printed in size of 5.5" x 8.5", portrait format. All pages in the catalog will be printed B/W (grayscale). All advertisers purchasing a full-page advertisement will receive a free banner link on the CGSWDC website.

Advertising Rates

Position Rate Availability
Outside Front cover - Unavailable
Outside Back cover $60 Available
Inside Front cover $45 Available
Inside Back cover $45 Available
Inside $30 Available

Artwork Specifications
All advertising artwork must be submitted in electronic file format. You can send your Macintosh or PC (Windows) files formatted as EPS (Encapsulated PostScript, PDF (Adobe Acrobat up to v1.3) or TIF (Tagged Image File Format). We print the catalog in black and white (grayscale). Bitmap image file data should be saved at 300 dpi or higher resolution. Before submitting you must convert your artwork from JPG (JPEG) bitmap file format to one of the previously mentioned file formats. Embed all used fonts or provide fonts as separate files. All colors need to be converted to monochrome B/W, CMYK black or grayscale. Please do not provide artwork in CMYK, RGB, spot or other color spaces!

Payment Options
We need to receive your check payment or online PayPal or credit card payment (in US Dollars) and your artwork until November 26, 2004 23:55 PM. The artwork needs to be prepared as an electronic file as described above to include it in the trial catalog.

Make your check payment payable to:
Donna S. Agee, then mail the envelope to:

c/o State Farm Insurance
Donna Agee, treasurer, CGSWDC
6404 Carmel Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28226

Please send your artwork files to: CGSWDC@aol.com

Or send CD-R or 3.5" diskette to:
Klaus Holder • 1303 Old NC Hwy 10 • Hillsborough, NC 27278-9546

Back to top Vendors, Exhibitors, Sellers of dog products

Request for Vendors
We would like to invite you to become a vendor at this Schutzhund trial. There is no charge for the booth space. Easy access to the vendor area. Bring your own tent. This is a great opportunity to show your products.

Call Richard Agee, Trial Chairman at Tel. (704) 541-9999 day or Tel. (704) 875-1919 evening to make arrangements. Fax your information to (704) 541-6576 office or e-Mail us at: CGSWDC@aol.com

Back to top Trophy Sponsorship

Trophy Sponsors
Request for Trophy Sponsors
Please support us with your sponsorship for this Schutzhund trial. Sponsorship of one of these excellent awards will enhance this event.

Please call Richard Agee, Trial Chairman at Tel. (704) 541-9999 day or Tel. (704) 875-1919 evening to reserve your trophy sponsorship. Fax your information to (704) 541-6576 office or e-Mail us at: CGSWDC@aol.com

Trophies and Medals
Back to top Christmas Party on 12/04/04

Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman Inc.

Map it!
From Schutzhund field:
Total Est. Time:
22 minutes
Total Est. Distance:
18.6 miles

Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman Inc.
Saturday, December 4, 2004
Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman Inc.
1162 River Highway, Mooresville, NC 28117
Tel. (704) 663-4242. We will meet at 6:00 PM EDT at Big Daddy’s seafood restaurant in Mooresville for dinner. Please note that the CGSWDC will not pay for your dinner! Free admission for Schutzhund trial attendees/participants. The party starts about 7:00 PM.

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