1. The breeding age for male dogs is 18 months and for females Second heat. It is further clarified that the female must be 20 months or more when the actual mating takes place. 2. If pups are born from either a pure male or a female who is breed surveyed by FCI Judge, then those pups will be issued with Development Pedigree Paper. If, however, either or both parents are subsequently surveyed, the breeder (only the breeder of the litter) can apply for all the pups born prior to be issued with Papers after surrendering the presenting a conformation documents from judge NO OWNER CAN APPLY FOR ISSUANCE OF PAPERS FOR A PUPPY. 3. The closest line breeding permissible is 3-3. 4. Dogs must be graded at least “GOOD” at a dog show to qualify for a breed survey. 5. Any dog that has a disqualifying fault, (monorchid, missing teeth etc) will not be permitted to breed and no papers will be issued to its offspring. 6. As per rules no dog or bitch can be accepted for Breed Survey unless graded with the minimum qualification “GOOD”. Henceforth, pups bred from a dog or bitch not graded “GOOD” will not be eligible for micro-chipping nor will pedigree papers be issued to them. It will therefore be a requirement for the Breeder to present the Judge Card in the case of a dog or bitch at the time of applying for the litter to be micro-chipped. 7. With immediate effect it has been decided that only a member of the GSDCG or KUG shall enter and exhibit a German Shepherd Dog at an event organized by the GSDCG. The existing rule that only a dog/bitch graded with a minimum rating of “Good” shall be allowed to be bred from will be strictly enforced. Henceforth, only a dog/bitch graded “Good” will be allowed to apply for a Pedigree Paper. The age for Breed Survey will remain the same i.e after attaining 18 months. The GSDCG will therefore step up the program to install all these requirements well before the cut off date.