Judges' Seminar


PDF file of Dr. Goldfarb's slides.

PuppyThe goal of the GSDCA is to:

Preserve, protect, and promote the "best interests of the breed."

Provide educational resources for the fancy and the general public regarding the versatility the German Shepherd and the wide range of activities that our dogs and owners participate in.

Provide information about health, care, training, and place in the family and society of the German Shepherd Dog.


We hope you will find the resources here to learn more about the breed and it's history and hopefully join our Club with your German Shepherd Dog.

Dowload this brochure about the German Shepherd Dog.

2012 DM Seminar from Dr. J. Coates

This seminar was presented at the 2012 GSDCA National Specialty Show by Dr. Joan Coates, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.

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Educational Programs for Regional Clubs

Any club interested in having an educational program may contact Helen Gleason, the Educational Chair. She will provide materials for the programs and your event will be listed on the GSDCA.org website under Upcoming Seminars.

Here is current list of Education programs conducted by club members. These programs were supported with materials provided by the GSDCA Education Committee:

  • Ed Barritt - GSDC of North Carolina
  • Nancy Harper - George cluster shows
  • Pam ODell - Washington State - Meet the Breeds at Kennel Club shows
  • Karin Wagner - GSDC Northern New Jersey - Ed Seminar
  • Bob and Carol Moore - Ft. Worth Judge's Assoc. - May/June
  • Kay Reamensnyder - Washington State Judge's Assoc.
  • Laurie Telfair - Dallas Dog Expo
  • Laurie Telfair - Texas Kennel Club

Resources which may be useful for your club and it's programs:

Articles which you may use for club programs:

Judging Procedure Guidelines by Helen Gleason

Showing Your GSD at "All Breed" Shows by Kay Reamensnyder

Grooming and Your Show Dog by Ileana Nogueras

A German Shepherd's Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste by Barbara Galasso

Canine Bloat Diagnosis by Morton Goldfarb