Future AKC Events
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October 13 - 20
Purina Events Center
Gray Summit, Mo

(Info to Follow)

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

2018 GSDCA Natl IPO3/FH Championship
Universal Sieger Show & Breed Survey

May 4-6 Wilmington, OH

2018 WUSV
Joint Qualification Trial
June 8-10


If your Regional Club is planning on holding a Temperament Test, please contact the Temperament Committee Chair:

Laura Gilbert, Chair
557 Dunning Lane
Chesapeake VA 23322

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This article lists the objectives of the exercises in the GSDCA Temperament Test, their objectives, and a brief summation of each exercise.  This should be reviewed not only by the handlers but also by the club helpers for each one of the stations.

Read more: Purpose & Objectives of the Temperament Test

An Established Evaluator is invited by the Regional Club’s choice (just as you would with any judge)  This evaluator will direct the actual testing as well as coordinate the preliminary planning arrangements with the Chairman appointed by the sponsoring club. The sponsoring club must contact the Parent Club Temperament Committee Chairman to request a Temperament Test. In turn, the Chairman will poll all the evaluators sanctioned by the Parent Club to ascertain who is available for the requested time and location unless the Regional Club has a preference of an Established Evaluator. The sponsoring club Chairman and the chosen Evaluator will be put in contact with one another by the Parent Club Chairman to perfect the plans for the test.

The  sponsoring club is responsible for compensating the evaluator for expenses only, such expenses to be pre-determined during the preliminary planning phase prior to the actual test.

Read more: Guidelines for Clubs Sponsoring TC Testing

Do not hurry the dog through the test; it is not a time test to see who gets through the fastest. Dogs must be kept on a loose lead throughout the test.

Read more: Temperament Test Guidelines for Handlers