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The DVG Bundeseigerprufund (BSP) is the annual DVG Championship.

The 2014 DVG Bundessiegerprüfung will be held on April 25, 26, and 27, 2014
in LV Westfalen and hosted by DVG member club Herne-Holthausen
in Emscherbruch Gelsenkirchen, Germany

The following 3 LV America participants have agreed to go to the BSP.

Our Team

Kathleen Foster   tracking 95  obedience 80  protection 75   total=250

Emie Franck       tracking 71  obedience 73  protection 92   total=236

Scott Bakkala     tracking 24   obedience 84 protection 78  total=186

All Scores


*Late Entry

The cost of the trips to Germany is quite expensive, especially with the current exchange rate of the Euro. Your assistance would be highly appreciated. The best way for both clubs and individuals to contribute financial support, is to send donations directly to each competitor. There is no contribution too small, collectively they all add up.

Please be as generous as possible, remember these dog/handler pairs are “Our” DVG America team!

The contact information for each of our Team Members is:

Scott Bakkala
P.O. Box 61
Glenpool, OK 74033
(918) 791-5911

Kathleen Foster
17200 Peru Road
Umatilla, FL 32784-9359
(352) 636-2921
Emie Franck
6071 State Rd 524
Cocoa, FL 32926
(321) 961-4978

Submitted 12/16/2012  by Carole Patterson

To All DVG Members,

Click here for a translation by Carole Patterson of the instructions provided for converting the currently held scorebooks containing the dhv logo to a straight DVG member scorebook.

Submitted 12/06/2012  by Ray Reid

To All DVG Members,

Because of the rule in regards to microchips, I have contacted several companies and this seems to be the best price for the clubs on scanners and on chips.

I have had several emails requesting info on where to buy, and what kind of scanner to buy.

This is for information only and is not an endorsement of this product.

The American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery is also a non profit micro chipping and recovery service.

Yours in the Sport,

Ray Reid LV/LRO

AKC Companion Animal Recovery has special savings for DVG Clubs!

Please mention DVG when ordering a scanner and you get a discount of $25.00 which brings the price of the scanner down to $275.00. This scanner is the one to have for the clubs because it scans all of the microchips presently being sold including the ones in Europe with the ISO Standard.


The Proscan 700 scans the 134.2 KHZ, 125 KHZ encrypted, 125 KHZ unencrypted, and 128 KHZ.

They also sell ISO Standard chips for $5.00 when purchasing a box of 25 or more.

Please mention that you have a DVG Club for this discount.

Call Joyce Prapuolenis at 919-816-3808

Submitted 11/01/2012  by Ray Reid

Apprentice Judges

We have two new apprentice judges that have applied to become judges. They are:

Jacki Purdham
James Akin-Otiko

These names were sent out to the judges for approval on 10-01-2012. The judges have been given 30 days for any negative comments of which there were none. The only comments that came to me were positive comments.

If the membership has any comments on these two judge apprentices please send them to Ray Reid by 12-31-2012 at

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the LV Board voted to rescind the motion of July 1, 2012, to have the membership vote on withdrawing from DVG Germany and becoming an independent organization.

Submitted 08/28/2012  by Ray Reid

Effective 08-28-2012 the judges will inspect all tattoos and microchips on all dogs entered in the trial.

Effective 08-28-2012 the judges will inspect all tattoos and microchips on all dogs entered in the trial. If the judge is unable to read the tattoo or the microchip then the dog will not be admitted into the trial.

This rule went into effect 3 years ago and DVG Germany was not aware that we were not conducting the check on all dogs.

There will be no exceptions to this rule, so please notify all of your clubs immediately that they will need a scanner or the owner will need a scanner and if the tattoo or chip is not readable then the dog will be refused entry into the trial. If you have a dog where the tattoo is unreadable then you need to have the dog tattooed again or get a microchip inserted in your dog, and have the scorebook changed to reflect the chip.

Submitted 05/31/2011  by Carole Patterson


As of April 1, 2011, scorebooks from DVG are no longer free. This decision was made at the DVG Board meeting held the last weekend in March. The charge for scorebooks for all DVG members is now $18.00 US. DVG America members may no longer fax their scorebook applications directly to the DVG office in Germany. All scorebook applications must be sent to LV Treasurer, Anne Conroy. Each application must be accompanied by a check in the amount of $18.00 made out to LV/DVG America. Anne will fax the applications to the DVG office as soon as she receives them, noting on the application that the LV has been paid.

This change in procedure is effective immediately. Do not send any scorebook applications directly to the DVG office. Mail them with accompanying check in the amount of $18 as follows:

Anne Conroy, Treasurer
LV/DVG America
10 East Oaks Road
Saint Paul, Mn 55127

The DVG office has been asked to return any applications received after the posting of this notice on our website.

*Note to club presidents/membership officers: If a new joining member wishes to apply for a scorebook at the same time, the membership application and membership dues check and a separate scorebook application with a separate $18.00 check, payable to LV/DVG America, must be sent through your KG membership officer.

Submitted 06/01/2011  by Hartmut Beckmann

New Procedure for Trials:

Please note that, starting immediately, we do have a new procedure for hosting trials.

You will no longer receive the Trial Package (containing the trial paperwork) from Germany, but instead, Germany will send me a confirmation of the approved trial applications with their respective trial numbers, which I will pass on to the club/trial chairperson.

The club will be responsible to print out the Judge’s Trial Report and Judge’s Books (as needed), and then fill them out as usual. Please make sure you put the trial number (which I will provide) on the Trial Report form. As usual, you will need to provide 3 copies of the Judge’s Trial Report.

The forms are available on our DVG America Website under “DVG Forms”.

As always, please send me your trial applications as early as possible. If you have alternate dates please send me those as well, preferably on a separate piece of paper.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via E-mail at

Submitted 01/16/05  Carole Patterson

ALL dogs must have either a tattoo number or a microchip number before the DVG office will issue a scorebook. Scorebooks will NOT be issued if the application does not include a tattoo or microchip number.

Honor Medals

Information about earning and awarding Service Honor Medals and the Application Form can be found at under "DVG Membership Related Forms"
DVG Germany is now charging 5 euros plus postage and a bank fee for each medal.

Please Note: According to DVG Germany’s rules, VM and EP members must be adults of the opposite sex who live at the same address and who are not related (except by marriage). The two adults do not have to have the same last name. This definition of EP which translates into “spouse” excludes any other family relationships or same sex partners.

DVG Germany is now on line. Click Here
(The site is in German)

New Phone Numbers and E-mail for DVG Germany
General Number: 01149-2372-55598-0
Fax Number: 01149-2372-5559822

News From AWDF

Submitted 3/03/14

To: All potential participants in the 2014 AWDF Championship

From: Carole Patterson, VP, LV/DVG America

At the request of our new LV America President, Annetta Cheek, I am still the person to go to for all of you wishing to enter the 2014 AWDF Championship.

Here’s what I need from you:

1)  A filled in entry form with all required information about you and your dog;
2)  A check made out to LV/DVG America for the amount of your entry fee.

My closing for this material is March 21st. At that time I will send your entry forms and a letter to AWDF Secretary, Michele Testa, stating you are a member in good standing of LV/DVG America. Your entry fee checks will be sent to our LV Treasurer who will write a single check for all LV America participants’ entry fees and send it to the AWDF Treasurer.

If you have any questions, contact me at Just an FYI, I will be on vacation from March 11 through 18th, so unavailable to be contacted.

Yours in the Sport,
Carole Patterson

Effective January 1, 2014

AWDF Team Selection - FCI IPO & FCI IPOFH

The AWDF will be using its annual championship event as the qualification for its team to represent the United States of America at the FCI championships.

FCI IPO team qualification:
The first (1st) through seventh place (7th) finishers at its annual All Breed IPO Championship will be the representing team.
6th and 7th place finishers will be the alternates

FCI IPOFH team qualification:
The first (1st) – third (3rd) place finishers at the annual All Breed IPOFH Championship will be the representing team.
The 3rd place finisher will be the alternate.

AWDF Scorebook policy
Motion passed May 16, 2013 (annual meeting)

  1. Effective immediately, AWDF member clubs can issue scorebooks to any breed of dog owned by their members and list the dog’s breed on the scorebook provided that proof of FCI recognized registration accompanies the application. Scorebook application processes used by each member club will be followed.
    1. Dogs for which no FCI recognized registration is submitted can receive a scorebook from any AWDF organization but the dog will be listed as a mix.
    2. Breeds not recognized by the FCI (for example, American Bulldog) must have their scorebooks issued by their breed organization or the dog will be listed as a mix.
    3. Clubs that offer the opportunity to have a non-FCI registered dog’s breed listed in the scorebook via a working privilege listing (for example Malinois with the AWMA) must have the scorebook issued by that club.
  2. Effective March 21, 2013, USCA eliminated the requirement for scorebooks to be certified by USCA, thus also removing scorebook certification fees. USCA will accept scorebooks from all AWDF, WUSV, or FCI organizations.
  3. Effective with the 2014 AWDF Championship, the requirement to use an AWDF scorebook is removed. This was done to accommodate the use of foreign scorebooks issued by FCI organizations and therefore complies with the FCI regulation of one scorebook per dog.
For further information, contact your AWDF member club.

Midwest KG

The Midwest KG Welcomes The Following New Addition:

  • TEXAS WORKING DOGS (in the Dallas Area)

  • Western KG

    Submitted by Ann Thomas on July 7, 2013

    The Western Region welcomes Laguna Working Dog Club

    Western Region wants to announce the addition of: SIERRA VISTA SCHUTZHUND CLUB

    Southeast KG

    SEKG's Website

    The Southeast KG Welcomes The Following New Addition:


  • North KG

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