In our breed there are special dogs who earn titles and awards that are conveyed and honored by the German Shepherd Dog Club of America.

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America is pleased to be able to share with you these special award winners.

Although the owners of the dogs receiving these titles do not have to be members of the GSDCA in order to be recognized, there are other titles and awards that are given to GSDCA members in recognition of their personal achievements and the achievements of their dogs.  Click here for information about those member awards.

This following list of state federations and organizations were compiled from various existing lists.  All links and websites are active. The information regarding the purpose of the group was taken from each website with no editing.  Only those with websites or, as in a couple of cases, an email group list with description, were selected.  

All fifty states are included. The websites and group purpose of those omitted will be added as received.   The group email lists addresses are not necessarily coupled with the website, but only added as additional information.  As with the websites, omitted group list addresses will be added when provided.

Reprinted by permission of author David Fritsche and the GSD Review, the original publisher of these articles.

The first 2 to 6 months give a German Shepherd puppy the foundation for living harmoniously in your family.

The following articles are specifically geared for puppy training.  You will notice that they don't always agree with one another!!  There is no one-size-fits all solution for every puppy, so we mention multiple variations in training so you can best find what works for you AND your puppy.

The German Shepherd dog/puppy is a pack animal.  They need you to be the leader of the pack, providing structure and guidance.



When you call your puppy to come to you and he comes, say "YES" with a happy voice and follow up with a "Good Dog/Boy/Girl".  You can add a small treat if you want. 


 If your puppy barks madly when you put the food dish down for a meal and you don't want that (remember he/she will be much bigger soon), don't put the food bowl down until he's quiet and sitting still.  Soon, he will learn that he will get fed much faster if he's quiet.


herdingPart of the fun of having a quality German Shepherd Dog is competing as a team whether it be in conformation, an AKC performance show, the GSDCA temperament test, Junior Handling, or the Working Dog Sport.  You will find information here about upcoming shows and results from past shows.

Information about the GSDCA Futurity/Maturity shows and the GSDCA National Specialty Show is also located here.

Click here for a downloadable brochure from Purina with all kinds of information for the National.

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The GSDCA is pleased to honor outstanding members of our club and their dogs whose accomplishments support the Mission and Purposes of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America.

Click here for other titles and awards that recognize the achievements of both GSDCA members and non-members.


Each GSDCA Committee has a page available to them to give you current information, list their status reports, etc.

susancaseySusan Casey, the Editor of the GSD Review, writes an editorial each month for the magazine. She includes information on upcoming events, commentary on recent GSDCA events and shows, and sometimes shares stories about her German Shepherds.

One important reason people join the German Shepherd Dog Club of America is to receive the GSD Review. We hope sharing some of the features of the magazine will help convice you to join us as members of the GSDCA.


The German Shepherd Dog Club of America is a group dedicated to our breed and to our Club and its continued status as the official German Shepherd Dog organization recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the World Union Organization of German Shepherd Dogs (WUSV). 

I hope you will enjoy these.  This reflects my perception after almost 35 years in the computer "business".

It probably won't be regular but I hope this is of some interest to the GSDCA audience and helps some people be more comfortable using a computer to make their lives just a little easier.