Weltunion der Vereine für Deutsche Schäferhunde WUSV

23.04.2020 - 12:00 Uhr

Editorial 04/2020

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08.04.2020 - 13:51 Uhr

Easter Greetings April 2020

Dear WUSV-Member Clubs

Ladies and Gentlemen

Even though the year 2020 is still rather young the first four months have been an eventful time and I would like to use the up-coming Easter weekend to address you in person after quite some time.

After the first shock and frustration caused by the instructions as issued by the German FCI branch VDH with all its sweeping consequences which prevented the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V. from granting judge releases to all of you who were not affiliated to your national FCI clubs, we took action again.

The following legal procedure in an effort to appeal this directive went well for us and fortunately judges can be released again to all of you provided that all other requirements as stipulated in the respective regulations are met. It was a struggle but worth while every effort with many lessons learnt and new perspectives to be followed. I would like to take this opportunity to express my very special thanks to those WUSV-Member Clubs and the people who have successfully pushed this matter.

And when we thought things would be half the way back to normal the pandemic struck us, affecting societies and governments around the globe. We are now all experiencing how we are interconnected and that it is of crucial importance to cooperate at world wide level. Common sense shall now be our first requirement and thus it was only logical to postpone the UNIVERSAL Championship 2020 to November this year. France – this year’s hosting country – will be just as nice a couple of months later. Travelling is not an option at the moment and our members’ safety enjoys top priority over any other kind of consideration in the dog’s world. This applies at both international and national level. Events and competitions are to be cancelled at any rate and I kindly call upon all of you in charge at your clubs to follow suit in this respect. Just do NOT take risks that you might later regret.

The Easter weekend is around the corner – a special time of the year that brings a tragic ending and sorrow for a while followed by the beginning of something new combined with hope and inspiration – with highly symbolic meaning for our current times. I would like to also encourage all of you to stay alert and optimistic at the same time. There will be a life after the pandemic which might be different for all of us in dog sports since our social lives will surly remain affected and need adaption for a long time. But I am confident that we will all cope and find solutions and approaches that will get us back to normal – if maybe only half the way. Sometime, when the entire house seems to be in a mess this also offers a good opportunity for the spring cleaning. Let’s just tackle it!

With kind wishes & Happy Easter,

Professor Dr. Heinrich Meßler

WUSV President

07.04.2020 - 09:52 Uhr

Verzögerungen im Brief- und Paketverkehr international

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

wie uns die Deutsche Post AG mitteilte, kommt es durch die Corona-Pandemie momentan zu starken Beeinträchtigungen im internationalen Brief- und Paketversand. Es ist daher mit erheblichen Laufzeitverlängerungen zu rechnen – teilweise können Sendung auch nicht zugestellt werden und gehen umgehend an den Absender zurück.

Wir sind bemüht, wo immer dies möglich ist, Ihnen Ihre eingesendeten und bearbeiteten Dokumente zurückzusenden, bitten aber um Verständnis, wenn dieses auf Grund der oben geschilderten Einschränkungen stark verzögert geschieht oder zurzeit nicht möglich ist.

Für den Fall, dass keine internationale Post in Ihr Land transportiert wird, werden wir Ihre Dokumente zwischenzeitlich sicher verwahren und umgehend versenden, sobald dieses wieder möglich ist.

Der Paket- und Briefverkehr innerhalb Deutschlands ist davon nicht betroffen und wird von uns wie gewohnt bearbeitet.

Wir danken für Ihr Verständnis, wünschen Ihnen das Beste und bleiben sie gesund!

02.04.2020 - 16:54 Uhr


Anita Marguerita Pettenhofer - 18 January 1937 – 19 February 2020

Anita was born in Germany and emigrated to Australia in 1955.

Anita was a mother to, Ann and Harry and Oma to several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Anita was a respected Breeder, Conformation Judge and Breed Surveyor. Anita bred under the, “Hagenstolz” prefix, breeding many excellent graded animals and most notably, Hagenstolz Drawcard – Siegerin in 1996, Reserve Siegerin in 1994 and twice Gold Medal Winning Bitch in 1993 and 1995 and Bronze Medal Winner in 1994. Anita gained her ANKC Judges Licence in 1972 and became a Breed Surveyor in 1977.

Anita was involved during the time of the Australian Importation Ban of the 1960’s and was the driving force behind getting Breed Survey started in the state of Victoria.

Anita was the first female SV Foreign List German Shepherd Dog Judge in Australia – something she was extremely proud of.

Anita was a friend and mentor to many and dedicated her life to the German Shepherd Dog in Australia.

Anita will be sadly missed by all who knew her and will never be forgotten. Tribute by Jenny Delucia

Our sympathies – The WUSV Secretariat General

31.03.2020 - 16:45 Uhr

Postponement WUSV Universal Championship 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In the light of the current events and the restrictions that the Corona Pandemic entails, very much to our regret we see no other remedy but to postpone the WUSV Universal Championship that was originally scheduled for June this year to

November 26th to November 29th, 2020

This is, of course, provided that the situation will have calmed down by then. The venue in Strasbourg, France remains the same. This decision was by no means easy for us but on the other hand this is not a matter of choice but of health and safety which enjoys highest priority from our side. It would be most irresponsible to expose handlers, staff, and spectators to unnecessary health related risks – leave alone other factors of uncertainty such as travel arrangements and hotel accommodations since nobody can predict for the time being when the ban on travelling will be lifted again.

We understand the disappointment and frustration that our decision might cause for some of you – but let us always put safety first. And if you look at it – the month of November will have many pros, too, since hot weather conditions will not be an issue and the competition will be much easier for our dogs than in summer.

So we are looking forward to meeting you in Strasbourg by the end of the year. In case of doubt do not hesitate to contact the WUSV Secretariat General. We wish you the very best and please stay healthy.

With kind regards,

The WUSV Board of Directors

23.03.2020 - 16:00 Uhr

Instruction VDH - Judge Releases SV

Dear WUSV Member Clubs

Ladies and Gentlemen

We are pleased to inform you about the latest development in terms of SV judge releases. For details please see the circular letter attached.