GSDCA Board Meeting
January 25-26, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott-Orlando Lake Nona
6955 Lake Nona Rd.
Orlando, FL 32827

October 5th - 12th
The Ranch, Loveland CO

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2019 IGP National Championship / Universal Sieger Show / Breed Survey

April 26-28 2019
Roberts Centre, Wilmington, OH

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AGREEMENT: As a condition of membership in the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. (hereinafter "GSDCA”), the undersigned member(s) agree(s) that for any cause of action, controversy or claim arising out of or related to (i) membership in the GSDCA, (ii) the entry (including the qualifications of a particular entry), exhibition or attendance at an event sponsored or held by the GSDCA, (iii) the construction, interpretation or effect of this Agreement, or (iv) the administration of the rules, regulations, procedures, and guidelines of the GSDCA, shall be settled by binding arbitration in Albany, New York pursuant to the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect.  Notwithstanding the preceding, prior to commencing arbitration, all published rules, regulations, procedures and guidelines, including those set forth in the By-laws of the GSDCA relating to  disciplinary actions, shall first be followed. A party may enter the decision of the arbitrators in a court of competent jurisdiction for purposes of enforcement of the decision of the arbitrators. Approved April 2010, Effective for new memberships & renewals 2011 forward

Offline New Membership Form

To apply for membership in the German Shepherd Dog Club of America through the mail, download the following form to your computer, fill it out, print it and mail the form along with a check for your dues payment to:

GSDCA Membership 
Laura Gilbert
557 Dunning Lane
Chesapeake VA  23322

Phone: 757-482-3966 
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To pay by Credit Card/PayPal: Complete the following online forms and pay through the store. You will automatically be sent to the store when you submit this application.

To pay by Check: Instead of filling out the online form, you will be provided a link to download a PDF application form which you may fill out, print and send in with your check.

There are two types of membership, Regular and Junior members.

Regular Members: Minimum age of 18 years. Must be in good standing with AKC. Applicant (and renewing members) agrees to abide by the GSDCA by-laws and the Rules and Regulations of the American Kennel Club. Two endorsements by current members must be provided by new applicants. Applicant’s name will be published in the German Shepherd Dog Review. Provided no objections have been filed within 30 days of publication in the Review, applicant will be notified that he/she is eligible for all privileges including the right to vote. Regular members may join via a Single or Family membership. Family membership is defined as 2 people living in the same household -- principal & one other person.

Junior Members: Must be 10 years of age and not more than 18 years of age and shall subscribe to the same criteria as Regular Membership with the exception of the requirement to pay dues. Junior members cannot vote, hold office, or serve on committees other than junior committees.