Utholdenhetsløp - spesielt for tsjekkoslovakisk ulvehund

General provisions

1) The objective of the trial is to create the conditions for systematic monitoring of good breeding practice aimed at attaining the standard of the Czeschoslovakian Wolfdog (CW) breed. One of the key traits of a CW is its endurance. These Trial Rules are intended for checking the endurance of the CW.

The Trial Rules were drawn up by the CW Breeders Club of the Slovak Republic (hereinafter CWBC SR) at the authorisation of the Slovak Hunting Union (SPZ) and were approved by the assembly of the Canine Board of the SPZ on 15 February 2002. the Trial Rules are applicable within Slovak canine units (SKJ) for the CW breed. Passing the trial according to the Trial Rules satisfies the conditions of the working trial for awarding of the title International Beauty Champion – FCI.

2) The Trial Rules are compiled on three grades, whereby grade I is the basic level (Good), grade II represents higher performance (Very Good) and grade III represents the level of excellence (Excellent).

3) Trial organisation and competitions
The organiser of the trials is the CWBC SR in co-operation with the overseeing organisations – SPZ and SKJ. The trial organiser is obliged to comply with all applicable veterinary conditions, as well as conditions laid down by State administration authorites and the Trial Rules. The chief judge appointed by the SPZ is responsible for the course of the trials, and is to arramge and check all work required for the preparation and conducting of trials. The trials are organised over one day and have the character of club trials.

4) The trial judge is delegated by SPZ at the proposal of the council of the CWBC SR from the body of judges who satisfy the conditions of the Rules for appointing trial judges.

Fundamental provisions
From the trials it is clear that it concerns the verification of the natural abilities of the dog, whereby it is necessary to lead the dog at its natural tempo without force. The exercise for the trial therefore concerns primarily the harmony between the pair of dog handler and dog and not the attainment of maximum speed at any cost. The average speed at a steady trot for a CW is 12 km per hour. The time limits for conducting trials are set on this basis.

Trial participation conditions
1) Dogs of the CW breed with demonstrated pedigree may take part in the trial.
2) The dog must be at least 12 months old on the day of the trial.
3) Bitches in heat, and sick or injured dogs may not take part in trials.
4) At least 3 registered dogs are required for the trial to be held.
5) The maximum number of dogs on the course on any given day is 30.
6) The propositions for a trail are to be drawn up by the CWBC SR sufficiently in advance and presented to the SPZ for approval, which in turn sends them to the delegated judge.
7) The date and venue of the trial are published in the events calendars of the CWBC SR and the SPZ.
8) Parties interested in taking part in the trials are to enrol with the secretariat of the CWBC SR at least one month prior to the trial date.

Trial organisation

1) Trial Manager
The Trial Manager appointed by the CWBC SR is responsible for the whole course of trials. He is to set up and check all work required for the preparation and course of the trials. He is obliged to request the permit to hold the trials from relevant authorities and the veterinary administration at least 1 month before the date of the trials. The Trial Manager is to prepare completely filled in documentation for the trials, i.e. start forms, confirmations on the performance of a trial, and trial participant cards. Furthermore, he is to arrange a sufficient number of assistants for manning the checkpoints, timekeepers, minutes keeper and other persons depending on specific conditions. He is to arrange a constant veterinary and medical service during the trials, and is to arrange equipment enabling communication with assistants.

2) Judge
The judge is fully responsible for ensuring the objective course of trials, for the proper length and condition of the course, for the accuracy of the resulting time of each trial participant. The Judge is authorised:
- to warn the Trial Manager about discovered deficiencies before the trials start
- to check and manage assistance, timekeepers, the minutes keeper and other persons involved in the trials,
- to make checks of the course of trials at any checkpoint or along the whole course
- to admonish a dog handler with dog who does not comply with the set conditions for the course or who leaves the course, or to disqualify the dog handler from the trial in the event of gross breach of conditions
- to cancel the trials for failure to eliminate serious deficiencies – in such a case the costs for the cancelled trials are to be borne by the Trial Manager

Performance of trials
1) Dogs undergo the trial with their handler, who may run with the dog or ride a bike. Other transport means are not permitted.
2) The handler can lead the dog on a lead of maximum 2m in length. Free running dogs are not permitted. The dog is to run on the right hand side of the handler.
3) The dog need not wear a muzzle during the trial (at discretion of handler). Dog handlers are responsible in full for all damages caused by their dogs.
4) During the trial only one handler at any one time may be on the course with a dog. Another person encouraging the dog on the course with the dog handler is not permitted.
5) A maximum of two dog handlers may undergo the trial with any one dog, whereby they may only alternate at designated points with the knowledge of the judge.
6) Dog handlers are obliged to wear their starting numbers constantly in a visible place when on the course.
7) A slower handler with a dog may not obstruct in any way a faster handler and dog, and so must make way on time for them to pass.
8) The overtaking dog handler with dog must clearly and comprehensibly make his intention to pass known sufficiently in advance, whereby the overtaken handler and dog are to step aside to the right.
9) During overtaking the overtaking handler and overtaken handler must lead their dogs in such a way that contact between the two dogs does not occur.
10) If handlers meet they are to pass on the right, while preventing the dogs from coming into direct contact.
11) A dog may stop during the trial for a drink or to accept food, whereby all stoppages are included in the measured time.

It is prohibited
- to lead a dog with a spiked collar or choke collar, to pull the dog or in some other way force the dog to undergo the trial, or to treat the dog in such a way that demonstrates signs of aggression, or animal tyranny
- to transport the dog on any means or otherwise ease the run, with the exception of verbal encouragement
- to go with the dog outside the marked course and to shorten the course
- to lead the dog while under the influence of addictive substances

Assessment
1) Individual handlers with dogs are to start according to their drawn starting numbers at a time interval as determined by the judge depending on the number of starting dogs, whereby the minimum time interval between dogs is one minute.
2) Time is measured from the start to the moment the dog and handler pass the finish line.
3) Handlers will carry a timecard with them during the run, on which they are to have recorded the starting time and times at checkpoints and at the finish line.
4) The chief judge will write the trial into the pedigree if the dog satisfies the time limit for the given level of test, with the grade of excellent, very good or good.
5) A dog handler that does not have the time of some checkpoint entered on his card will be disqualified.
6) A dog handler whose prohibited action on the course is demonstrated will be disqualified.

Czechoslovak Wolfdog Breeders Club of the Slovak Republic

SVP I - Dog endurance trail I.

No other type of trial is required to take part in the trial. For a trial to be graded as a pass, the dog with dog handler must cover a 40km course under prescribed conditions in a time limit of 4 hours.
time under 3 hours 20 minutes - excellent
time under 3 hours 40 minutes (time between 3 hrs 20 and 3 hrs 40)- very good
time under 4 hours (time between 3 hrs 40 and 4 hrs) - good

Four hours after the start of the last trial participant, the trial judge shall end the trial. The judge is entitled to refuse to allow trail participants to continue to the next stage if it is clear that they will not complete the trial by the set time limit.

The course that the dog endurance trial is to be held on must satisfy the following requirements:
1) at least 2/3 of the course must have a natural surface (grass, field or forest pathways)
2) the course must make it possible to cover the prescribed distance (so that the start and finish are in one place)

Course shape:
a) a circuit, where only overtaking of handlers with dogs occurs, must be at least 5 km in length
b) a straight course, where overtaking and meeting of handlers with dogs occurs must be at least 10 km in length.

Checkpoints
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These are sites attended by basic assistants who write the check time of each trial participant in their cards. The number of checkpoints depends on the shape and specific conditions of the course. Checkpoints must always be at a turning point. If the course makes it possible for participants to cut the course short, the number of checkpoints must be increased as requireThe maximum distance between checkpoints is 10 km. Drinking water must be available to dogs after a maximum of 10km.

SVP II - Dog endurance trail II

A participation requirement is the passing of Dog Endurance Test I. For the trial to be classed as a pass, the dog with handler must cover a 70km course under prescribed conditions in the space of 7 hours.
time under 5 hours 50 minutes - excellent
time under 6 hours 20 minutes (time between 50 hours 50 and 6 hours 20) - very good
time under 7 hours (time between 6 hrs 20 and 7 hrs) - good

Seven hours after the start of the last trial participant, the trial judge shall end the trial. The judge is entitled to refuse to allow trail participants to continue to the next stage if it is clear they will not complete the trial by the set time limit.

The course that the endurance trial is to be held on must satisfy the following requirements:
1) at least 2/3 of the course must have a natural surface (grass, field or forest pathways)
2) the course must make it possible to cover the prescribed distance (so that the start and finish are in one place).

Course shape:
a) a circuit, where only overtaking of handlers with dogs occurs, must be at least 10km in length.
b) a straight course, where the overtaking and meeting of handlers with dogs occurs must be at least 10km in length.
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Checkpoints:
These are sites attended by basic assistants who write the check time of each trial participant in their cards. The number of checkpoints depends on the shape and specific conditions of the course. Checkpoints must always be at a turning point. If the course makes it possible for participants to cut the course short, the number of checkpoints must be increased as required. The maximum distance between checkpoints is 15 km. Drinking water must be available to dogs after a maximum of 15km.

SVP III - Dog endurance trail III.

A participation requirement is the passing of Dog Endurance Test II. For the trial to be classed as a pass, the dog with handler must cover a 100km course under prescribed conditions in the space of 10 hours.
time under 8 hours 20 minutes - excellent
time under 9 hours 10 minutes (time between 8 hours 20 and 9 hours 10) - very good
time under 10 hours (time between 9 hours 10 and 10 hours) - good

Ten hours after the start of the last trial participant, the trial judge shall end the trial. The judge is entitled to refuse to allow trail participants to continue to the next stage if it is clear they will not complete the trial by the set time limit.

The course that the endurance trial is to be held on must satisfy the following requirements:
1) at least 2/3 of the course must have a natural surface (grass, field or forest pathways)
2) the course must make it possible to cover the prescribed distance (so that the start and finish are in one place).

Course shape:
a) a circuit, where only overtaking of handlers with dogs occurs must be at least 20 km in length.
b) a straight course where overtaking and meeting of handlers with dogs occurs, must be at least 20km in length.

Checkpoints: .
These are sites attended by basic assistants who write the check time of each trial participant in their cards. The number of checkpoints depends on the shape and spesific conditions of the course. Checkpoints must always be at a turning point. If the course makes it possible for participants to cut the course short, the number of checkpoints must be increased as requiredThe maximum distance between checkpoints is 15 km. Drinking water must be available to dogs after a maximum of 15km.