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2018 NATIONAL
October 13 - 20
Purina Events Center
Gray Summit, Mo


2018 CANADIAN NAT'L
(Info to Follow)


2018 GSDCA Sieger Show & Breed Survey Website
September 27-30
Shiloh Park, Zion, IL


 

 

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc., also known as the Parent Club by breed enthusiasts, was formed in 1913 & incorporated February 7, 1916, by seven people:

Anne Tracy, Margaret C. Throop, Edith May Schley, Vemon Castle, John Volkman, Paul Huhn, & B.R. Ruggles

The purposes for which the Corporation was formed are:

1) To promote the breeding of the German Shepherd Dog;

2) To define precisely and publish definition of the true type, and to urge the adoption of such types on
    breeders, judges, dog show committees, etc., as the only recognized and unvarying standard by which
    the German Shepherd Dog is to be judged, and which may in the future be uniformly accepted as the
    sole standard of excellence in breeding and awarding prizes of merit;

3) To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by offering prizes, supporting
    certain shows, encouraging the development of working qualities and taking any other steps that may
    seem advisable;

4) To promote its most conspicuous characteristics as Police Dog, War Dog, Red Cross Dog, and Herding
     Dog, and;

5) To encourage therefore all trial and demonstrations in which those qualities may be shown, so as to
    interest the public generally, but especially the police and other municipal organizations in our ideals.

 

With these principles still guiding us, let our Club today continue to work for the betterment of German Shepherd Dogs in whatever way we are able.

  • Gary Szymczak, PRESIDENT
    1527 Mohawk Dr., Schaumburg IL 60193
    847-252-9264, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Helen Gleason, VICE PRESIDENT
    127 Gillcrest Dr., Clairton PA 15025
    (or 4101 Hay Rd, Lutz, FL 33559
    please call to confirm correct address)
    727-424-4202, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Joan Intersimone, RECORDING SECRETARY
    7878 Howard Rd., Stockton, CA 95206
    925-286-6976, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Gail Stiefferman, CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
    9500 Rainbow Acres, Dittmer, MO 63023
    636-274-3292 or 314-660-3305, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • William (Bill) Pfeiffer, TREASURER
    11909 Straight A Way Lane, Raleigh, NC
    919-781-4955 or 919-606-3354, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Class of 2018

  • John Bemont
    11544 Big Canoe, Jasper GA 30143
    404-432-6965, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ken Cunningham
    10283 Rainbow Springs Rd., Mineral Point, MO 63660
    314-471-6403, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mary Gattone
    2359 Lake Capri Rd. NW Conyers, GA 30012
    770-922-2172, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Deborah Stern
    4035 Prado De La Mariposa, Calabasas, CA 91302
    818-207-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Class of 2019


The Bylaws of The German Shepherd Dog Club of America were approved by the American Kennel Club on January 30, 1996 with the primary objects of the GSDCA being as follows: 

a. To encourage, promote, and improve the breeding of quality purebred German Shepherd Dogs, to educate the fancy, and to do all possible to bring the natural qualities of the German Shepherd Dog to perfection

b. To urge members and breeders to accept that standard of the breed, as approved by the American Kennel Club, as the only standard of excellence by which the German Shepherd Dog shall be judged

c. To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience trials, and tracking tests

d. To aid with every possible means in demonstrating the German Shepherd Dog's conspicuous ability as a companion, war, Red Cross, police, drug and explosive detection, security, herding, search and rescue dog, and guide dog for the blind

e. To conduct shows, obedience trials, demonstrations, etc., under the rules of the American Kennel Club, where applicable, and

f. To publish literature and periodicals in the interest of the German Shepherd Dog.

The full text of the Bylaws for the German Shepherd Dog Club of America is currently available in a Adobe Acrobat pdf format. If you need the current version of Adobe Reader, click here.

Click here for the PDF version of the current GSDCA Bylaws

The Roll of Honor is for those members who have made outstanding contributions to the breed and/or the GSDCA, or in other important related areas. Following is a list of recipients:

Madelaine Baiter
Frank Barnikow
Connie Beckhardt
Blanche B. Beisswenger
Jane G. Bennett
Thomas L. Bennett
Lloyd C. Brackett
Reginald M. Cleveland
Adele Colgate
William E. Cotton
Geraldine R. Dodge
Lee Duncan
Willi Eberling
Anne Tracey Eristoff
Dr. Werner Funk
John Gans
Dr. Karl A. Glaser
William Goldbecker
James E. Grosslin
Robert Hamilton
Margaret Horn
Hanns Kremhelmer
Marie J. Leary
Ernest Loeb
Manuel Lombardo
Marietta Lombardo
Grant E. Mann
Fanny B.McIlvain
Margaret Megahan
Joan R.Michler
James W. Norris
Margaret Pooley
Dr. William Redlich
A. C. Bob Reuter
Burr L. Robbins
Dr. Christopher Rummell
Harry E..Schneider
John B. Simson
John Sinykin
Melvin H.Steinbrenner
Eugene E. Tenges
Mary Ellis Turner
Irma Werner
Robert E. Williamson

 

Samuel B. Lawrence(1991)
Lois Brundred(1991)
Helen Miller Fisher (1992)
Virginia McCoy (1992)
George W. Collins (1992)
Dr. Robert Tichenor (1992)
Eleanore Cole (1993)
James A. Cole (1993)
Pamela Cole (1993)
Mary Roberts(1993)
Dr. Carmen Battaglia (1994)
Lois Fryslin (1994)
Theodore Beckhardt (1995)
Kathleen Steen (1995)
Ernest Hart(1996)
Robert E. Harr (1997)
James Cusick (1998)
Ralph Roberts (1999)
Winifred Strickland (2000)
James Moses (2001)
Bob Penny (2002)
Helen "Scootie" Sherlock (2003)
Anne Mesdag (2004)
Gail Hardcastle (2006)
Maryellen Kish (2007)
Dorothy Linn (2008)
Peggy Douglas (2009)
Debra Ann Hokkanen (2010)
Doris Estabrook (2011)
William Pfeiffer (2012)
Pat Parsons (2013)
Gary & Patty Szymczak (2014)
Diane Roberts (2015)
Cappy Pottle (2016)