April 10, 2017

USBCHA Rules – Sheepdogs and Cattledogs

Table of Contents Outline

 

PART I:  USBCHA MEMBERSHIP: REQUIREMENTS AND/OR PRIVILEGES

PART II:  RULES APPLYING TO ALL USBCHA TRIALS

  1. SANCTIONING TRIALS
  2. JUDGES AND JUDGING
  3. CONTESTANTS
  4. TIES and RE-RUNS
  5. SCORES and AWARDS
  6. HUMANE RULES

Part III ADDITIONAL RULES APPLYING TO THE SHEEPDOG NATIONAL FINALS

  1. TRIAL COMMITTEE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
  2. ELECTION OF JUDGES
  3. HANDLER QUALIFICATION FOR NATIONAL FINALS
  4. QUALIFYING FOR THE NATIONAL OPEN AND GENERAL SCORING RULES
  5. QUALIFYING FOR THE NURSERY OPEN AND GENERAL SCORING RULES
  6. NATIONAL FINALS SECRETARY
  7. COURSE DIRECTOR and TIME KEEPERS
  8. ENTRIES
  9. RUNNING ORDER
  10. COURSE DESCRIPTION – SHEEP
  11. SCORING PRELIMINARY AND SEMI-FINAL RUNS
    (see Judging Guidelines)
  12. ADDITIONAL RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL FINALS CLASSES

Part IV ADDITIONAL RULES APPLYING  TO THE CATTLEDOG NATIONAL FINALS

  1. TRIAL COMMITTEE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
  2. ELECTION OF JUDGES
  3. HANDLER QUALIFICATION FOR THE NATIONAL CATTLEDOG FINALS
  4. QUALIFYING FOR THE NATIONAL CATTLEDOG FINALS AND GENERAL SCORING RULES
  5. NURSERY CATTLEDOG RULES
  6. ENTRIES
  7. GENERAL RULES FOR THE CATTLEDOG FINALS
  8. COURSE GUIDELINES FOR THE NATIONAL CATTLEDOG FINALS
  9. CATTLEDOG JUDGING GUIDELINES

Part V STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

PROTEST/COMPLAINT AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

  1. RELEASE AND WAIVER BY ALL PARTIPANTS
  2. GENERAL PROVISIONS AND PRINCIPLES
  3.  FILING, RESPONSE AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
  4. GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE REVIEW PROCESS
  5. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ ACTION
  6. GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINE AND GUIDELINES FOR SANCTIONS
  7. EMERGENCY ACTION

USBCHA Rules Revised August 1, 2018