Application and Info


Single Membership with a Printed Review (Delivered) is $75 (1st Class & Other options available including $55 with Online only Review)

Family Membership with a Printed Review (Delivered) is $115 (1st Class & Other options available including $80 with Online only Review).  Family memberships are for two adults, children can apply individually for a Junior membership.

Junior Membership is for those ages 9 to 17 and is free (with coupon).  Date of birth MUST be included in the application.

Lifetime Membership is for individuals with 40 or more years of continuous service and comes with the Online Only Review (with options for a Printed Review with various delivery options)


Your membership in the GSDCA does not take effect immediately, the process takes 60-90 days. Your name will appear as an applicant in the next issue of our magazine.  This allows current members to comment.  Approximately thirty days after your name is published, if no negative responses are received, the membership process will be complete and you will receive a membership number and your website login info.

The GSDCA offers electronic (online) balloting for our elections.  If you do not wish to cast your votes electronically you may select the Opt Out option.  

There are three types of membership: Regular, Junior and Lifetime members.

Regular Members (Single or Family): 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. New applicants are encouraged to provide two endorsements by current members, but they are not required to apply for membership. Applicant’s name will be published in the German Shepherd Dog Review. Provided no objections have been filed within 30-60 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 9 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.

Lifetime Members: Regular members who have had a continuous membership of 40 years.  Lifetime members pay no dues but are eligible to vote and hold office.

FAMILY APPLICATIONSPlease if possible provide a unique email address for each member.  Your email address will be your login to the Members section and emails cannot be shared.

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