The Bylaws of The German Shepherd Dog Club of America were approved by the American Kennel Club on January 30, 1996 with the primary objects of the GSDCA being as follows: 

a. To encourage, promote, and improve the breeding of quality purebred German Shepherd Dogs, to educate the fancy, and to do all possible to bring the natural qualities of the German Shepherd Dog to perfection

b. To urge members and breeders to accept that standard of the breed, as approved by the American Kennel Club, as the only standard of excellence by which the German Shepherd Dog shall be judged

c. To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience trials, and tracking tests

d. To aid with every possible means in demonstrating the German Shepherd Dog's conspicuous ability as a companion, war, Red Cross, police, drug and explosive detection, security, herding, search and rescue dog, and guide dog for the blind

e. To conduct shows, obedience trials, demonstrations, etc., under the rules of the American Kennel Club, where applicable, and

f. To publish literature and periodicals in the interest of the German Shepherd Dog.

The full text of the Bylaws for the German Shepherd Dog Club of America is currently available in a Adobe Acrobat pdf format. If you need the current version of Adobe Reader, click here.

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