Judges look for the correct and proper structure, anatomy and character of each dog. A gun sensitivity steadiness test is given to all age groups excluding the puppy classes. After this is completed, the dogs take part in a gaiting test. This showcases the muscles and bones and allows judges to determine if they work correctly and move in a certain rhythm. Strength, endurance and liveliness are all evaluated during this aspect of the test.
For examples of trophies, titles and prizes awarded during the USA sieger show:
Cash prizes awarded by the USA Sieger Show range in value from $50 to $250. Titles and trophies include the highest placing American breed, high performance male and first place trophies for male and female dogs representing every age group. However, more than any prize or trophy, the honor of winning a title in a sieger show is the most sought after award for any German shepherd owner or breeder.
The sieger shows exist to ensure the German shepherd breed is well-respected and highly valued. Each type of show has its own unique set of rules, regulations, qualifications and titles. Therefore, it is important to check the standards on a regular basis to stay abreast of any changing requirements. However, the long history of the great German shepherd breed has not altered much throughout the years.