purpose of ZTP is to ascertain those Dobermanns which are,
according to the breeding standard, suitable for breeding, and to
eliminate unsuitable dogs from the selection.
can only be judged by breed judges. The judge and the helper are
to be named by the club's official committee.
can only be held if they are authorized by DV (Dobermann Verein)
and the event has been made public. Also, ZTP's should only be
held if there are at least 10 dogs enrolled. The maximum number of
dogs to be judged in one day is 20.
applications to DV must include the name and address of the club
which is orginizing the trial, as well as the name of the ZTP
trial chairman, the name of the judge, and the deadline for
entries. The exact location and start time of the ZTP trial shall
also be included.
are independent events. They cannot be held in conjunction with
conformation shows or Schutzhund trials. The ZTP can only be
carried out, if on the day of the trial, the judge is presented
with at least 8 dogs, and if the trial location is considered
suitable for the trial. The ZTP judge is responsible for
determining the suitability of the trial location.
Dobermanns which have been bred according to the breeding
requirements of the DV and have been properly X-rayed for
hip-displaysia, can participate in the ZTP. The results of the
X-ray have to be submitted on the day of the trial. Furthermore,
all dogs have to have the BH (trial of obedience). Foreign bred
Dobermanns, whose owners have their permanent residence in Germany,
have to have proper transfer papers. Foreign bred Dobermanns can
participate in any ZTP, as long as all DV requirements have been
met. The minimum age for dogs participating in a ZTP is 14 months.
which have been "Held-Back" (did not pass) at an earlier
ZTP, can only be re-entered once their waiting period has expired.
Dogs which do not pass the ZTP the second time they are judged,
cannot be entered again.
trial chairman checks the required documents and prepares the
trial papers. She/He is also responsible for the uninterrupted
completion of the entire trial, as well as the availability of all
equipment necessary for the trial. A suitable Schutzhund helper
has to be available.
has to be an insurance for this trial. All dogs in the trialing
location have to be kept so as not to disturb the trialing in any
way. Prong collars are not permitted on dogs, during any part of
Examination for the conformation ratings
Temperament trialing - Reasons for elimination of a dog are
further discussed: aggressive, shy or fearful dogs are to
be excluded from breeding.
Determination and announcement of ZTP Ratings
the ZTP is held the day before a conformation show with the same
judge, and the same dog is entered in both ZTP and conformation
show, then the ZTP rating will be announced the day of the
will be judged first, followed by bitches. The observations of the
judge shall be entered in the ZTP papers and signed by the trial
chairman. The decisions of the judge and his conformation and
temperament ratings are indisputable. Objections regarding formal
errors must be brought to the trial chairman's attention on the
day of the trial. If a resolution cannot be achieved, the matter
is to be presented to DV committee for a decision.
ZTP rating is applicable during the dog's breeding age, unless
revoked by a DV committee, because of newly discovered or earlier
concealed genetic faults. This revocation of a ZTP rating must be
made in writing to the owner via a registered letter. Dogs owned
by the judge or his close family cannot participate in the trial
judged by him. After conclusion of the trial, the results are to
be given to each dog's owner, co-owner or handler. A duplicate has
to be sent to DV within 3 days following the trial. Another
duplicate shall be given or sent to the officiating judge. All
financial matters shall be settled immediately.
to the start of the ZTP, the judge briefly explains to all
competitors the purpose of the trial, and the exercises involved.
At the start of trialing the competitor and his dog report to the
judge. The trial chairman checks the authenticity of the dog's
pedigree with the help of the dog's tattoo. The handler informs
the judge about the training, care and possible changes in
ownership of the dog in question.
conformation evaluation is done according to the guidelines set
forth by the governing club, its rules and regulations and breed
standard. Special attention should be paid to faults which would
affect working ability, such as a weak muzzle, long weak back,
faults of front and rear legs as well as bad movement. Deviation
in body dimensions by more than 2 cm have to be judged by
reduction of conformation ratings. Greater deviations are leading
to exclusion of breeding. Dogs with faults of their dentition -
such as less than 42 teeth, deviations in the tooth pattern, or
overshot/undershot bites, are to be deemed unsuitable for breeding
purposes. The behavior of the dog during the examination of the
mouth is to be specially noted, as it may be serve as an
indication for certain temperament problems.
Rating Required for Males: Very Good (because a male is more used
Rating Required for Females: Good
the evaluation of confirmation the judge will instruct the handler
to lead his dog in different directions over the trialing area for
a duration of about 300 paces, with the dog's leash being held
loosely. During this walk, the dog/handler team has to encounter 4
to 6 persons who are either moving or stationary. After this,
those 4 to 6 persons will form a group. The group formation should
not be in any particular stiff and rigid pattern. Here the judge
is encouraged to vary the procedure: he can make the group move
towards the handler/dog, or he can have handler/dog move towards
the group. When these two parties encounter, it is important to
create situations which are as natural as possible and similiar to
everyday situation (i.e. meeting a stranger and shaking hands,
dropping of items, opening of an umbrella, etc.). During this
exercise it is particularly important not to show any threat
towards the dog - this is strictly being used to evaluate the
dog's self-confidence, fearlessness, temperament, obedience and
nerve threshold. After this the judge directs the handler and his
dog to the previously determined location, where the handler ties
the dog without the use of obedience commands such as "Down"
or "Platz", and goes out of dog's sight. During the time
the dog and the handler are walking to the tie out location, two
gunshots are to be discharged from a distance of about 15 paces,
using 6mm ammunition. Gun-shy dogs are unsuitable for breeding;
gun-sensitivity is to be strictly distinguished from gun-shyness.
tie-out location is to be freely accessible from all sides (i.e.
away from walls, fences, etc.). The dog has to be left alone for
about 5 min. The judge shall approach the dog from a distance of
about 5 to 8 steps, and either pass him or walk around him at a
distance of approximately 2 to 3 steps, without threatening him in
any way. He stops in front or beside the dog, drops an exercise
book or something similar. The behavior of the dog in the absence
of it's handler is to be specially observed. After this, the
handler shall return to his dog and take him out of the trialing
area. At the direction of the judge the helper shall proceed to
the hiding place.
The judge will direct the handler to walk his dog into a specific
direction. The dog shall be on leash. At the direction of the
judge, the helper will now come out of the hiding place and attack
the handler and dog from the front. The dog should show his
protective instincts and protect his handler. The helper starts
threatening the dog only after he has engaged in the fight. During
the fight the dog will be threatened verbally and physically, but
does not receive any stick-hits. Upon order from the judge, the
helper stops the attack.
for Part 1:
It is very important that the helper wears a protective suit
consisting of pants and jacket. The stick used for threatening,
shall not be too bendable. The helper must carry insurance for
this trial-work. The hiding place shall definitely be variable so
that no pattern training of local club dogs can be done. Cars,
corners or recesses of walls or tree/shrub groups can be selected
for this purpose. The helper can only work upon order from the
judge, in other words, the attack and the end-position are
determined by the judge. The attack will always be done towards
the front of the handler, not the dog. If the dog engages in the
fight, the helper will turn to the dog and threaten him verbally
and physically. The stick can be used only as a threat, but never
to actually hit the dog. The dog is allowed to bite the helper in
locations other than the arm.
The helper now turns away, and starts running a distance of about
50 paces. The handler holds the dog by his collar only, first
shouting at the helper tostop, then sending the dog. The helper
flees first, but at the direction of the judge turns and attacks
the dog, when he has gotten as close as approximately 8 to 10
steps. The helper tries to threaten the dog again, however even
here there shall be no stick-hits used. The handler may, at his
discretion encourage the dog verbally. Upon order from the judge,
the helper shall stop the attack. The handler shall return to the
dog, place him back on leash, and report back to the judge.
for Part 2:
The helper must absolutely go to about 50 paces distance. The
judge will instruct the helper, as to when to launch the attack on
the dog, at which time the helper must threaten the dog verbally
and physically. The stick will again be used as threat only.
are four possible classifications:
Unsuitable for Breeding
Dogs which are overall correct. "1A" can only be awarded
to a dog which gives a completely sure and correct impression in
the static as well as the fighting periods of the trial.
Dogs which are overall sufficient. "1B" will be awarded
to a dog which performs acceptable in the static periods of the
trial and which shows some protective and fighting drives.
Dogs must be rated "Held-Back" if there is sufficient
doubt about the dog's behavior as it relates to soundness of
temper and breed-suitability. A dog with this rating may not be
shown to another judge, until the expiration of a 3 months waiting
period. A dog can only be rated "Held-Back" one time.
Shy, nervous, timid dogs can not be rated suitable for breeding.
|Nemecká skúška ZTP sa zapisuje ako:
||Rating - Formwert - Exteriér
||Character - Wesen - Povaha
|| 1A alebo 1B
|| 1A alebo 1B
|| 1A alebo 1B
|| 1A alebo 1B
|| 1A alebo 1B
|Adresa nemeckého DK
||Dobermann-Verein (DV) e.
||++49 (089) -1234 741
||++49 (0) 89 -1234 224 (Mo., Di.,
Do., Fr. 10.00 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr)
|Adresa pre zaslanie RTG
33 605 Bielefeld
|cena za vyhodnotenie RTG:
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|číslo účtu pre
zaslanie poplatku za vyhodnotenie RTG:
||DE40 7001 0080 0179 8298 09
(originál je zasielaný na vyžiadanie p. A.
Sk - 906 38 Rohožník
||00421/ 903 78 23 32, 0043 /
6767 01 95 67
||00421/34 65 88 073