Youth Recognition Form

We are adding pages to the GSD Review to recognize significant GSD accomplishments for young people 17 years old or younger.  This form will give proper authorization.

Junior Handling Classes

Junior competition has  three classes divided by age: Junior (ages 9-11), Intermediate (ages 12-14), and Senior (ages 15-18).  Competition for a Best Junior Handler is between the winner of each age group and the Junior/Senior class.

Did you Know?

The Junior program is based on a year-long accumulative point system with the winner receiving the Robert Hamilton Award Trophy at the National.  In addition, a GPA Scholastic Award (a $100 savings certificate) is available to the Junior with the highest GPA submitting points.

Recognizing our Youth with their German Shepherd Dog

The GSDCA is starting a new recognition program for our youth through the age of 17 by placing a picture of their qualifying wins in the Review.

To submit your photo to the Review the youth needs to complete a form and send an original photo to the Review by mail or email.The photo of the win must have occurred within the past 6 months and have the youth’s name and the judge’s name that awarded the win. Click here for the authorization form

The page in the Review will recognize the youth in our breed for a major accomplishment with a German Shepherd Dog. You do not have to be an official junior handler for this as we want to recognize all youths of any age.

This also includes the following awards:
Best of Breed, Best of Winners, Best Opposite Sex, Winner’s Dog or Bitch, Best Puppy or Best Opposite Sex Puppy, Best In Futurity/Maturity, Best Opposite Sex or Reserve Futurity/Maturity


Nick Hodge Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 402 328 5998


Nancy Godek MacDonald Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 602 989 4344