National Specialty
October 8th - 16th 2021
Purina Farms
Gray Summit, MO

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Generally considered dogdom's finest all-purpose workers, German Shepherd Dogs are large, agile, muscular dogs of noble spirit and high intelligence. For such deep-chested, solid dogs, they move quickly with great nimbleness afoot. The GSD's natural gait is a free-and-easy trot, but when duty calls they can turn it up a notch or two and reach great speeds. Standing as high as 26 inches at the shoulder and built like a brick doghouse, the GSD when viewed in outline presents a picture of smooth, graceful curves rather than angles.

German Shepherd Dogs were developed in the waning years of the 19th century by Captain Max von Stephanitz, a German cavalry officer, through judicious crosses of older farming and herding breeds of Continental Europe. GSDs became popular in the United States in the early 1900s, thanks in part to the adventures of canine movie stars Rin-Tin-Tin and Strongheart. Since then, the GSD’s versatility, brains, and steady temperament have made it the preferred breed for police and military K-9 units the world over.

There are many reasons why GSDs stand in the front rank of canine royalty, but breed experts say their dogs’ most important attribute is character: loyalty, courage, confidence, the ability to learn and retain commands for an amazing number of specialized jobs, and the willingness to put their life on the line in defense of loved ones. Well-bred GSDs of proper training and socialization will be gentle family pets and steadfast guardians eternally devoted to their human flock. But, says the breed’s written standard, there’s a “certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.”


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German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty
Live October 8th - 16th 2021
All Days incluced starting on Friday the 8th going all the way till Saturday the 16th totaling 9 days of German Shepherds in all shapes and classes to enjoy at your convienence spread across your devices with the power of Facebook Live making it easy to click and buy, all for the one-time price of $39.99! There is a discount available formorders placed before the eventmstarts on the 8th.
Purchase now, during, or after the show for the full event available when you want to view it without any work other than click and view! Here is the link to the order page.
Full Show Archive instantly available with Full HD Review already included with your Facebook Account!
Additional Recordings available after the Event by TJX Productions.

Time to crack the books!!!!
The GSDCA Breed Education Committee is proud to present the following seminar at the US national in Lake, St. Louis
   When: Wednesday 10/13 (After F/M finals and Sweeps judging is complete)
   Where: Mezzanine Room
Breed Seminar
Presented by Bob Drescher, Vicki Bemont, Michael Metz
Will consist of a brief historical review of the German Shepherd dog, We will explore "Form Follows Function" as it pertains to the German Shepherd Dog. How does good structure translate into correct movement. Judging Dogs is subjective, we must have a standard that is well defined and understood by all who desire to judge German Shepherds in conformation whether at all breed, specialty, national specialty or regional futurity shows. For those requesting a certificate in pursuit of judging a hands on demonstration will occur immediately following the breed seminar
Please click this link to sign up: Breed Seminar Sign Up
Brought To you by the Breed Education Committee: Bob Drescher(Chair), Vicki Bemont, John Bemont, Michael Metz, Steve Bloom, Carl Smith, Lori Nickeson and our Junior Liason, Tifani King

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