American German Shepherd Clubs

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June 4, 2010
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German Shepherds, also known as “Alsatians,” are a breed of dog originally designed for herding sheep. Today, these dogs are used for many different purposes, and there are many clubs around the United States devoted to them.

German Shepherd Dog Club of America

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America has been dedicated to this breed since 1913, and argue that German Shepherds are the “most versatile breed in the world of purebred dogs.”

They have valuable information regarding these dogs, including picking a puppy and facts about the breed standard. They are also involved in specialty shows around the country.

Click here for information regarding membership.

German Shepherd Dog Club of Wisconsin

This Midwest club is very active, and holds many events like meetings, parades, agility trials, specialty shows and Oktoberfest. They also hold obedience classes for German Shepherds. Some of their members are breeders located throughout Wisconsin.

Those interested in membership should read the procedure.

German Shepherd Dog Club of San Diego County

This Southern California club is active in sponsoring and participating in obedience, agility, conformation, rally and herding of German Shepherds. In addition to their events, they also hold member meetings usually on the 4th of each month. Those interested in joining should take a look at their membership site.

German Shepherd Dog Club of Southern Arizona

This German Shepherd club was founded in 1957. They hold club meetings and specialty shows like obedience, rally and conformation.

Northern New Jersey German Shepherd Dog Club

This club dates back to its foundation in 1954, and has members in New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut and Westchester county.

They hold beginner and advanced obedience training, along with classes for show handling. They are also active in German Shepherd educational programs, including demonstrations, exhibitions, lectures and films. Their members also sponsor specialty shows, obedience trials and fun matches. Members can enjoy fun social events like holiday parties, summer parties and others. They also can do puppy referral, and are open to new members.

German Shepherd Dog Club of Rochester, New York

This upstate New York club was first established in 1956, and they put on dog shows and matches, and also sponsor an annual dinner program that brings educational resources for dog owners. Their members are also involved with events like parades and fun matches.

Click here for a membership application.

German Shepherd Dog Club of Washington State

This Northwestern club was established in 1928, and is committed to the study, ownership, exhibition, training and breeding of German Shepherds. Their current members consist of judges, breeders, handlers, students and hobbyists of these dogs; there are also some trainers.

Those interested in adopting a German Shepherd should check out their breeder’s list or rescue resources.

Click here to view a membership application.

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