2019 Bylaws Change Proposal

Proposed Bylaws as approved by the AKC August 2019

Sample Ballot part 1

Sample Ballot part 2

Report to Board (prior to Board vote to approve taking the amendments to the AKC and the membership for approval)

2019 GSDCA National Seminar Videos

Legacy Planning (Preparing for the Day When you Are No Longer There For Them

How to Evaluate and Judge German Shepherd Dogs

Breeding Management of the Bitch PART ONE


Breeding Management of the Bitch PART TWO canine herpes and mycoplasma


2020 National Useful Covid-19 Info and Links

GSDCA National Covid-19 Info and Links
(updated 8/19/20)

Joe Khayyat, Illinois Department of Agriculture, is responsible for getting venue and event approvals for our National at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. He has this to say about the approval process, “I’m getting answers from high-level discussions and negations, not from any one document. Most of our events are unique. They’re not cookie cutter events that fall neatly into existing rules or charts. So, for every one of them, we are having to go through the grueling exercise of educating all the agencies involved & then pleading each of our individual cases. For the most part, we are all worried about what the venues are considered more than the events themselves since the events don’t fit neatly into or under a single description.”

It is clear from this that a casual reading of the information on the following websites will not really tell anyone if the National will ultimately be approved. At this time the prognosis is still very good, and these links will help people understand what is going on in Illinois and any mandated or recommended precautions.

We will continue to update this page as planning for the National continues, and will distribute it frequently.











AKC Covid-19 Information

CDC Face Covering Guidance

CDC Covid-19 and Animals

AVMA Covid-19 Information


Hi John, 
It has been come to my attention that 2 All Breed shows scheduled to take place in Illinois, have been cancelled in the past week.
Windy City Cluster, in Grayslake IL was cancelled after “an unidentified fancier” lodged a complaint with the Lake County Health Dept.
Elgin Kennel Club shows we’re cancelled yesterday by the Kane County Health Dept.  
Both Lake and Kane are collar counties surrounding Chicago. Their #’s are as follows:
Lake County:  Population  696,535
Positive cases- 13,485    Deaths-452
Kane County:   Population 532,405
Positive cases- 10,384    Deaths-305
In comparison (Springfield Site of 2020 National)
Sangamon County:  Population 194,672
Positive Cases-  1,487     Deaths-35


2021 Entry Pagew

Will be posted soon 

2022 Futurity/Maturity Host Clubs and Dates

Northeast Iroquois GSDC of Syracuse Sun., July 10, 2022 Waterloo, NY
Mid Atlantic Lehigh GSDC Sun., March 20, 2022 Barto. PA
Southeast GSDC of Greater Raleigh Sun., April 17, 2022 Fayetteville, NC
Great Lakes GSDC of Central Ohio Mon., May 30, 2022 Wilmington, OH
Midwest Illini GSDC Fri., May 13, 2022 Springfield, IL
Southwest Rocky Mountain GSDC Sat, May 21., 2022 Greeley, CO
South Pacific GSDC of San Gabriel Valley Sun., May 1, 2022 Moorpark, CA
Mid Pacific GSDC of Reno Fri., April 8, 2022 Garnerville, NV
Northwest GSDC of Eugene OR Sun., July 17, 2022 Albany, OR











Northeast first choice judge Joann (Corbin) Richards
Northeast first alternate judge Richard (Rick) Orlowski
Northeast second alternate judge Cheryl Olson
Mid Atlantic first choice judge Michael Metz
Mid Atlantic first alternate judge Jim Hall
Mid Atlantic second alternate judge Zoa Rockenstein
Southeast first choice judge Randy Chesnut
Southeast first alternate judge Art Sinclair
Southeast second alternate judge Joanna Rand
Great Lakes first choice judge Anita Clouse
Great Lakes first alternate judge Sharon Avery
Great Lakes second alternate judge John Vaught
Midwest first choice judge Dick Jones
Midwest first alternate judge Lamar Frederick
Midwest second alternate judge Erin Nellis
Southwest first choice judge Lorry Bellah
Southwest first alternate judge Nancy Godek McDonald*
Southwest second alternate judge Art Sinclair
South Pacific first choice judge Martha Simonett
South Pacific first alternate judge Michael Sherman
South Pacific second alternate judge Cheryl Olson
Mid Pacific first choice judge George Berstler
Mid Pacific first alternate judge Kathaleen Strong
Mid Pacific second alternate judge Sandy Anderson
Northwest first choice judge Richard Lortie
Northwest first alternate judge Donna Calabrese
Northwest second alternate judge Christi Halliday
    *approval pending

2022-2025 Fut/Mat Class Dates


Effective September 1, 2020, the Futurity nomination year was changed to September 1 through August 31.  This change affects dogs eligible to be shown in the 2022 Futurities and forward.  Below are nomination years and Futurity/Maturity class dates for 2022 through 2025.

Nomination year changes for puppies born 9/1/20 and forward.

Nomination year for the 2022 Futurities: Born 9/1/2020 – 8/31/2021
Nomination Year for the 2022 Maturities: Born 10/1/19 – 8/31/20

Futurity Classes for 2022

Junior: Born 6/1/21 – 8/31/21
Teenage: Born 3/1/21 – 5/31/21
Amateur Junior/Teenage: Born 3/1/21 – 8/31/21
Intermediate: Born 12/1/20 – 2/28/21
Senior: Born 9/1/20 – 11/30/20
Amateur Intermediate/Senior: Born 9/1/20 – 2/28/21

Maturity Classes for 2022

Junior: Born 4/1/20 – 8/31/20
Amateur Junior: Born 4/1/20 – 8/31/20
Senior: Born 10/1/19 – 3/31/20
Amateur Senior: Born 10/1/19 – 3/31/20

Nomination Year For the 2023 Futurities: Born 9/1/21 – 8/31/22
Nomination Year for the 2023 Maturities: Born 9/1/20 – 8/31/21

Futurity Classes for 2023

Junior: Born 6/1/22 – 8/31/22
Teenage: Born 3/1/22 – 5/31/22
Amateur Junior/Teenage: Born 3/1/22 – 8/31/22
Intermediate: Born 12/1/21 – 2/28/22
Senior: Born 9/1/21 – 11/30/21
Amateur Intermediate/Senior: Born 9/1/21 – 2/28/22

Maturity Classes for 2023

Junior: Born 3/1/21 – 8/31/21
Amateur Junior: Born 3/1/21 – 8/31/21
Senior: Born 9/1/20 – 2/28/21
Amateur Senior: Born 9/1/20 – 2/28/21

Nomination Year For the 2024 Futurities: Born 9/1/22 – 8/31/23
Nomination Year for the 2024 Maturities: Born 9/1/21 – 8/31/22

Futurity Classes for 2024

Junior: Born 6/1/23 – 8/31/23
Teenage: Born 3/1/23 – 5/31/23
Amateur Junior/Teenage: Born 3/1/23 – 8/31/23\
Intermediate: Born 12/1/22 – 2/28/23
Senior: Born 9/1/22 – 11/30/22
Amateur Intermediate/Senior: Born 9/1/22 – 2/28/23

Maturity Classes for 2024

Junior: Born 3/1/22 – 8/31/22
Amateur Junior: Born 3/1/22 – 8/31/22
Senior: Born 9/1/21 – 2/28/22
Amateur Senior: Born 9/1/21 – 2/28/22

Nomination Year For the 2025 Futurities: Born 9/1/23 – 8/31/24
Nomination Year for the 2025 Maturities: Born 9/1/22 – 8/31/23

Futurity Classes for 2025

Junior: Born 6/1/24 – 8/31/24
Teenage: Born 3/1/24 – 5/31/24
Amateur Junior/Teenage: Born 3/1/24 – 8/31/24
Intermediate: Born 12/1/23 – 2/28/24
Senior: Born 9/1/23 – 11/30/23
Amateur Intermediate/Senior: Born 9/1/23 – 2/28/24

Maturity Classes for 2025

Junior: Born 3/1/23 – 8/31/23
Amateur Junior: Born 3/1/23 – 8/31/23
Senior: Born 9/1/22 – 2/28/23
Amateur Senior: Born 9/1/22 – 2/28/23


Advance Brochure 2021

Advance Brocure NOTE, this is being updated on the fly.
** out info is subject to change.
## info has been updated.

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. 


The One Hundred Eighth National Specialty Show 

The Seventy Fourth Obedience Trial 

The Twenty-Sixth Agility Trial 

The Thirty-Second Herding Trial 

The Seventeenth Rally Trial 

The Fifty-Ninth Tracking Test 

October 8 – October 16, 2021 

Purina Events Center 300 Checkerboard Loop Gray Summit, Missouri 63039
## and The Equestrian Center Lake Saint Louis, Missouri

Show Superintendent 

Foy Trent Dog Shows LLC P.O. Box C Sturgeon, Missouri 573-687-2101 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Mrs. Karin E Wagner - Intersex Ms. Linda Bankhead – Dogs; Dr. Carmen L Battaglia – Bitches Mrs. Karin E Wagner - Best Puppy & Best Bred-By Dr. Carmen L Battaglia - Junior Showmanship Ms. Linda Bankhead - Futurity & Maturity Bitches Dr. Carmen L Battaglia - Futurity & Maturity Dogs Ms. Linda Bankhead - Best In Futurity & Best In Maturity 


The Joan Ford Memorial Trophy is awarded at the US National Specialty for the Best Bred-By Exhibitor as judged by the Intersex Judge. It is our hope the winner of this Trophy will continue to breed wisely and with the same dedication, love, and devotion to the German Shepherd Dog which was continually demonstrated and practiced by Joan Ford. 



Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, October 13, 14 & 15, 2021 

** Purina Events Center – Gateway Hall 

For GSDs Only except All Breed w/preference to GSDs (Wednesday only) OBEDIENCE CHAIR TBA 


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Novice A & B, Open A & B, Utility A & B, Preferred Novice, Graduate Novice, 

Beginner Novice A & B, Preferred Open, Graduate Open, Preferred Utility, Versatility 

Friday Only: Brace, Veterans, and Team 

OBEDIENCE JUDGES Aimee P Kincaid, 6550 Beth Rd., Orlando, FL 32824-8977 Kenneth Kincaid, 6550 Beth Rd., Orlando, FL 32824-8977 3862 Louise C. Botko, 4516 Vincent Ave. So., Minneapolis MN 55410-1528 



Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 13, 14 & 15, 2021 

** Purina Events Center – Great Hall 

For GSDs Only except All Breed w/preference to GSDs (Wednesday only) 


Luann Vuckson 

Phone 502-724-8004; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Aimee P Kincaid, 6550 Beth Rd., Orlando, FL 32824-8977 Kenneth Kincaid, 6550 Beth Rd., Orlando, FL 32824-8977 3862 Louise C. Botko, 4516 Vincent Ave. So., Minneapolis MN 55410-1528 

CLASSES OFFERED: Novice A & B, Intermediate, Advanced A & B, Excellent A & B, Masters (Entry Form to be included in the Premium List) 

Separate Premium for Wednesday Obedience & Rally Trial will be available at the superintendent’s website: www.foytrentdogshows.com 


Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO 


Debbie Ekstrom 

Ph: 847-732-1731 

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Marian Pott, 17 Ventura St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1358 


Theresa Corcoran 13985 Le Sabre Dr., Florissant, Missouri 63034 


Friday, October 8, 2021 

C-Course & D-Course 

Saturday, October 9, 2021 

Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO 

C-Course & D-Course 

Sunday, October 10, 2021 

Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO 

Trial 1 - Herding Tests/Trials (A Sheep & A Ducks), HT/PT/PT Boundary Trial 2 – Herding Tests/Trials (A Sheep & A Ducks) HT/PT/PT Boundary 


Monday, October 11, 2021 

Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO 

German Shepherd Dogs Only 


Monday, October 11, 2021 

Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO 

German Shepherd Dogs Only 

Herding Instinct Judges: TBA 




Karen McKee-Bendtsen, 412-638-9005, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rhonda Meath, 651-492-8373, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Secretary: Michelle Frasca, 805 Nancy Lane, Weldon Springs, Missouri 63304 ph: 636-734-4634 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

*Friday, October 8, *Saturday, October 9 – *Sunday, October 10, 2021 

Purina Events Center, Gray Summit MO 

Judge: Steve Larrison, 360 Bear Ridge Dr., La Vernia, TX 78121 


Friday, October 8, 2021 

*All Class Levels STD, JWW, T2B, Premiere STD 

Saturday, October 9, 2021 

*All Class Levels STD, JWW, FAST, Premiere STD 

Sunday, October 10, 2021 

*All Class Levels STD, JWW, T2B, Premiere, JWW 

*Offered to dogs in the AKC Canine Partners Program (includes All American Dogs/Mixed Breeds) 


Monday, October 11 & Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Purina Events Center - Gray Summit MO 

Judge: Steve Larrison, 360 Bear Ridge Dr., La Vernia, TX 78121 


Monday, October 11, 2021 

All Class Levels STD, JWW, FAST, 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 

All Class Levels STD, JWW, T2B 

Top 20 Event and Glory Run 



October 9 and 10, 2021 

More info to follow. 


Sunday, October 10, 2021 

Purina Farms, 

Gray Summit, Mo. 63039 

Open to All Breeds with Preference for GSDs 


Mrs. Lucinda Seeley & Mr. Ronald E Seeley 

TRACKS – TD, TDX (limited entries) 

GSDCA Tracking Chair: 

Tyler Boyer 

4546 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40220, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ph:502-296-1994 

GSDCA Tracking Secretary: Jennifer Andersen 4546 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40220, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ph:801-706-8083. 

Chief Tracklayer: Olivia Sprague, ph: 901-651-1544 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tracking - Central Headquarters 



THREE DAYS OF ALL BREED TRIALS October 9, 10 & 11, 2021 Judges: Donna Morgan Murray & Hallie McMullen 

250 entry maximum 

Interior and Containers: Novice through Masters 

Exteriors and Buried: Novice through Masters 


Tuesday, October 12, 2021 

Judge: Donna Morgan Murray 

125 entry maximum 

Interior, Exterior, Container and Buried: Novice through Masters 

Tuesday, October 12, 2020 

Judge: Hallie McMullen 

Detective Only 

Entries will be accepted on a first received basis. Entries open on: TBA. 

For more information contact: 

McKenzie Shaner trial secretary at (208) 602-4816 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


** Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 

** Purina Farms Outdoor Agility Field 

** 9AM – 2PM Pre-Entry Fee: $35.00 Entry Fee Day of the Event: $40.00 



GSDCA Specialty Show Before the National 

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 

** Purina Farms – Main Show Field 

Outdoors Regardless of Weather 

Judge: Mr. Joseph LaRosa 

12-15 Month Class & 15-18 Month Class 

Amateur Owner-Handler Class, Junior Showmanship 

Special Attraction: 4-6 Month Puppy Competition 

Separate Premium List Will Be Available at: www.gsdca.org/national 


(Most Versatile German Shepherd Competition at the GSDCA National) 

Overview: In memory of Phyllis Dobbs, who bred, owned, and trained the first Triple Champion in the German Shepherd breed, the Most Versatile German Shepherd Competition at the GSDCA National recognizes those dogs that exemplify true versatility by successfully competing in a variety of events at the GSDCA National. 

The Versatility Competition is open to all AKC registered or listed German Shepherd Dogs. The dogs in the Versatility Competition must be currently owned by at least one member of the GSDCA in good standing. Dogs must compete at the National in a minimum of three of the following venues: Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience/Rally, Scent Work/Tracking. Obedience and Rally are considered one venue since the required skills are similar. Scent Work and Tracking will be considered one venue for the purpose of the versatility competition. 

To participate in the Versatility Competition, competitors must fill out a Versatility Competition registration form and submit it with the registration fee by September 15, 2021, to ensure being listed in the catalog as being entered in the Versatility Competition (late entries will be accepted until October 1 but will not be listed in the catalog or receive a customized participation rosette). Participants must enter the events in which their dog will compete directly with the appropriate event secretary. With the Second Anniversary of GSDCA Phyllis Dobbs Versatility Competition the registration fee will again be free. 

During the National Specialty, participants must fill out and turn in a score sheet to the Versatility Chair each day. The scoring for the competition ends after Best of Breed and the winner of the Versatility Competition will be announced at the Banquet and presented with the Phyllis Dobbs Versatility Award. Competing dogs will receive a customized participation rosette. The winner of the 2021 Phyllis Dobbs Versatility Award will receive a cold cast bronze statue of a German Shepherd Dog. 

Scoring: The Versatility Competition is based on a point accumulation system, with points being awarded according to schedule of points set forth in Appendix 1, based on performance in various events. Generally, points will be awarded in Conformation for participation and placement. Points will be awarded in each performance event entered based on: 

  • Qualifying runs 
    • Maximum of 2 weighted scores (if applicable) 
    • Additional points may be awarded for certain special achievements (e.g., High in Trial in Obedience). 

Although Obedience and Rally are considered a single event for purposes of the three event minimum, competitors can earn points in both Obedience and Rally.

Agility: Any two qualifying runs that receive a score (Standard, Jumpers, FAST, Premiere) on the two GSD only days (Monday & Tuesday), will count as weighted scores towards the total points awarded in the Versatility Competition. Versatility points will be computed as RAW SCORE plus points. Although only two qualifying runs receive a weighted score, all other qualifying runs on the GSD only days (Monday & Tuesday) will receive points. 

Conformation: A dog may compete in both the Versatility Sweeps (a sweepstakes class open only to dogs entered in the Versatility Competition), and in the regular conformation classes. All dogs participating (and not being excused for DQs or temperament), will receive 25 points for participation in the sweepstakes or in any regular class. Class placements will be awarded additional points. Dogs competing in Best of Breed will receive 100 participation points, earning a Select, GV, GVX, or BOB will receive additional points. 

Versatility Conformation Sweepstakes: The purpose of offering a Versatility Sweepstakes class is so all Versatility dogs, even those that are spayed or neutered, may compete and earn participation points in conformation. The sweepstakes will offer two classes, dogs and bitches, and will be judged prior to the Futurity finals. Judge TBD. This is a non-regular class and must be entered via the Versatility Competition Registration Form.

Herding: Any two qualifying runs that receive a score (Course A, B, C, on ducks, sheep, or cattle) in the GSDCA herding trials (two A/B trials and two C trials), will count as weighted scores towards the total points awarded in the Versatility Competition. Versatility points will be computed as RAW SCORE plus points. Although only two qualifying runs receive a weighted score, all other qualifying runs will receive points.

Obedience/Rally: Obedience and Rally are combined as one venue since the skills are very similar. However, dogs may earn 2 raw scores in each event. Any two qualifying runs that receive a score on the two GSD only days, will count as weighted scores towards the total points awarded in the Versatility Competition. Because Obedience scores are based on a 200 point scale (unlike the other performance venues that are a 100 point scale) Obedience Versatility points will be computed as 50% of the RAW SCORE plus points. Rally Versatility points will be computed as RAW SCORE plus points. Although only two qualifying runs in EACH event (Obedience and Rally) receive a weighted score, all other qualifying runs will receive points. 

Scent Work: Scent Work is a pass/fail event. A dog may earn points for up to 10 qualifying legs. The dog earns points for Qs along with placements and HITs. 

Tracking: Tracking is the only sport for which points are awarded for previously earned titles. Tracking will only count as one the three required venues if dogs are entered and qualify at the National. To encourage people to enter the Tracking test at the National Specialty, dogs qualifying at the National will earn more points than dogs with a previously earned title. Any update or corrections will be in the 2021 GSDCA Official Premium List. 


2021 GSDCA Phyllis Dobbs Versatility Competition Registration Form 

Please complete and return this form no later than September 1, 2021 to: 

Julie Degen, 10361 Heddings Road, Catlett, VA 20119 

Telephone651-271-6143 - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Registrations received after September 1 will be eligible to compete in the Versatility Competition, but will not be listed in the catalog or receive a customized participation rosette. No registrations will be accepted after October 1. Phyllis Dobbs Versatility Registration Fee: Free (does NOT include conformation entry fee). Make check(s) payable to: GSDCA 

Registered name of dog & titles (only AKC, CKC and SV titles):

AKC Registration:

Call name:

Date of Birth:

Gender:     [ ] Male   [ ] Female




Owner’s name:

Owner’s address:

Owner’s phone:

Owner’s email

Additional owner(s):

Is at least one owner a member in good standing of the GSDCA
(identify owner/member name)?:

Check each venue in which the dog will be entered at the National (must be at least three of the following venues: Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience/Rally, Tracking). You must enter each venue checked directly with the event secretary, except for the Versatility Sweepstakes which must be entered via this form.

[ ] Agility

[ ] Conformation

[ ] Conformation: Versatility Sweepstakes (please submit the $35 entry fee with this form)

[ ] Herding

[ ] Obedience/Rally

[ ] Tracking – Please list any tracking titles your dog has already earned:


This award, an enhanced attachment to the Select Award, recognizes the superior mature dog.

ELIGIBILITY: Champions with certified hips/elbows, OFA, OVC or SV “a” Stamp Normal certified after the age of 24 mo. who are in competition for and receive the Select rating at the GSDCA National. Dogs/Bitches entered in non-regular classes (Veterans) that move up to BOB competition and Winners Dog/Bitch with certified hips/elbows and receive a Select rating are eligible.

Email or mail the certifications to the Chair, Susan Casey, 7778 Beverly Blvd. Castle Pines, Colorado 80108, phone 303-660-0535, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Must include certificates of hips/elbows, current owner’s name, address, phone and email address.

Complete documentation must be received by Friday, September 24, 2021. Winners at the national must give the proper certification to the Chairman by 5:00 p.m. the night BEFORE judging of Best of Breed on Saturday.

After the closing date, dogs still awaiting certification prior to the National: Required information must be given to Chair, Susan Casey, no later than 5:00 p.m. the day before Best Of Breed judging. Be prepared with needed information as without proper ID, there can be no exceptions. Owners of all dogs/bitches with a Sel. Excellent rating at a past national, will need to send documentation to this year’s Chair.

Questions? Call Susan Casey at 303-660-0535 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Heather Silverman-Nordahl at ph: 818-414-3187


If you think your dog is eligible to receive the AOE designation and award given by the GSDCA, contact the AOE Chair:

Laura Gilbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 757-312-0208 or 557 Dunning Ln., Chesapeake VA 23322

A list of requirements and details will be provided.

AOE eligibility year is January 1, 2021, through September 15, 2021.

Awards and recognition will be made on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, during the break.

CLOSING DATE IS September 15, 2021


Wednesday, October 13, 2021*

Begins one half hour after completion of Futurity/Maturity Finals

Breed Standard and Hands-On Seminar

This seminar is Free of charge to everyone except those who are requesting a Certificate of Participation. Thosewanting the Certificate of Participation – fee $25.00.

*All attending please register with Steve Bloom by phone at ph: 218-269-5999, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

One half hour following this program

1 Hour long Breeders Roundtable session with a panel and moderator covering currenttopics of interest.

For any additional information please contact:

Robert Drescher, Educational Chair

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ph: 717-654-1803



Dust off those club banners and join us for the Regional Club Parade at the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, October 14, 2021. For additionalinformation contact:

Chairperson: Mary Tripp ph: 512-801-9753 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 8:00 p.m.

## The Equestrian Center Lake Saint Louis, Missouri

All GSDCA members are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting.


On Saturday, a special tribute and remembrance will be made in honor of our departed GSDCA Members. The year runs fm August 29, 2020 toAugust 28, 2021. Please take a moment to inform us of any GSDCA Member we have lost during the last National year.

Send all information to Patty Szymczak, 1527 Mohawk Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60193.

Phone: 630-980-4438   Fax: 630-773-3921



Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 8:00 a.m.

## Equestrian Center


Contact Lori Payne, Asst. Show Chair, 612-282-7095 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be involved with your National up close and personal. To learn how you can help, contact us as soon as possible.

50/50 RAFFLE

You may pre-purchase tickets for the 50/50 Raffle fm TBA. Tickets will also be sold at the National. You do not have to be present to win. Fo radditional information or to pre-purchase tickets contact: TBA



Entries must be SEVEN years of age by Sept. 1, 2021, except GV, GVX, AOE, ROM, and PAM. This parade is an acknowledgment of Great Dogs, their Longevity, and their Accomplishments.


  1. Former Grand Victors or Victrixes of U.S. or Canada
    Any AOE Recipient
    3. Select Dogs and Bitches (U.S. only)
    4. ROM Sires and Dams
    5. Champions with an advanced performance title, ie., UD, AX, AXJ, HX, SchHIII, TDX, VST
    6. Former North American Siegers or Siegerens
    7. VA’s (Germany)
    8. Highest winning GSD as per AKC records indicating total number of dogs, any breed, defeated in a given year


  1. Performance Victors or Victrixes, including Obedience, Herding, and Agility (U.S. only). Dogs must be free of disqualifying faults according to the Breed Standard except for those earning titles in
    Performance Award of Merit dogs and bitches
    3. Performance Champions, including Obedience, Herding, Agility, and Tracking
    4. Schutzhund III dogs and bitches (trained in the US. only)

GROUP III – SERVICE DOGS – which can include

  1. Guide Dog
    Mobility Assistance Dog
    3. Hearing Dog
    4. Medical Assistance Dog
      A. Certified Search and Rescue Dogs (SAR) Requirements Include:
              1) Owner must provide a certificate issued by the SAR team as proof of completion of testing for certification
                2) Owner must provide proof that their dog was trained under the guidelines and standards of the National Association for Search and
                Rescue (NASAR)
                3) Document showing proof of service (ie. Individual SAR team leader, public safety agency representative, or any other agency)
          B. Categories
                1) SAR Dogs
                2) Cadaver Dogs (trained to find human remains)
                3) Wilderness Search Dogs (trained to find missing persons in the wild and in cities)
                4) Drowned Victim Recovery Dogs (trained to work in and around water searching for human remains)
                5) Urban Search Dogs (trained to search for victims of natural or man-made disasters)


  1. Dogs who have earned an AKC therapy title (ThD)
    Therapy dogs who have made 50 visits that are certified by AKC-approved therapy dog Organizations (ex., TDI, Delta, _
    3. Psychological Therapy Dogs

General Information

If an animal is in poor health (lame) it can still be presented, BUT NOT GAITED

  1. The acquired title must be officially awarded by September 1, 2021, and the verification of that title will be included with the entry
    A FEE of $50 will be charged to cover the cost of Rosettes and Page in the National Catalog
    3. Rosettes must be picked up at the National Specialty, none will be mailed
    4. Dogs must be presented in the Parade to have their presentation speech read
    5. Dogs must be presented in the Parade to have their presentation speech read
    6. Only AKC, CKC, and WDA titles will be listed in the catalog and on the Presentation Ribbon
    7. Dogs must have individual handlers and be presented one at a time
    8. Dogs shown in the Parade of Greats CANNOT be shown in Best of Breed competition at that year’s National

SEND A 100-WORD RESUME of dog’s accomplishments and an 8”x10” HARD COPY PHOTOGRAPH (email file attachments are acceptable), both for printing in the catalog and a 25-word PRESENTATION SPEECH to be read as your dog enters the ring.


Email all entries with photos and resume to: Amy Edwards 604 Clark Ave., Edgerton MO 64444 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 816.547.9031

Name of dog & titles


DOB & Registration #

Breeder Name



Owner’s name

Owner’s address



Phonetic pronunciation of dog’s name

Spell out titles (CD:Companion Dog, TD:Tracking Dog, etc.) This is for the announcer only.




Eligible dogs include: 2020 Top Ten Futurity/Maturity Sires & Dams and all Register of Merit Sires & Dams still alive as of Jan.1, 2020.

All living Sires must be present and represented by at least three progeny. All living Dams must be present and represented by at least two progeny.

If one of the Top Ten Futurity/Maturity Sires or Dams is deceased, their winning progeny may be shown in this class. (Progeny must be Champions, Best or Best of Opposite Sex Futurity/Maturity winners, major or major reserve winners.)

Owners of eligible sires and dams should contact the owners of all eligible progeny to encourage their participation in this prestigious class. Entries must be madeby the owners of the progeny.

A list of the top ten futurity sires and dams appears on the next page.

Complete this form, including all titles and mail with four-generation pedigree & check to:

Ellie Carson, 3085 25th Ave. SE, Albany, Oregon 97322 Phone: 503-838-0401 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This class will be presented on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Name of ROM sire or dam


Name of Futurity/Maturity sire or dam


Name of progeny entered




Show at which your major win, Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex or Futurity/Maturity win was obtained.
(Chairman must be able to confirm win before closing date)



Name of Owner




City, State & Zip


Telephone                                                                              Email           

Entry fee $50.00 for stud dog/brood bitch only. Make checks payable to GSDCA National Specialty (U.S. funds only)

Dogs need not be entered in any class in this show

All rosettes must be picked up the day of the event.

All entrants will receive confirmation by September 15, 2021


Top Sires

GCH CH Lacomtesse Bellamy

GCHB CH Marquis’ Can You Stop The Rain V Kenlyn

GCHB CH Class Act's Shot Through The Heart Windfall-Hillside RN CGC

GCH CH Karizma's Montego Bay Von Loar

CH No Holds Barred of Edan

Ch Hylock’s Q

GCHB CH Lacomtesse Lucifer Morningstar

GCHB CH Cherpa's High Dollar Client

GCHP CH Marquis’Hermes V Kenlyn

CH Tatum’s Welove To Trump That

Top Dams

CH Welove Duchiens Riverly Hoyle

Hylock’s Sho-Hanna

GCHS CH Hylowes Bitter Sweet Symphony CA

Karizma’s Galla Von Loar

GCH CH Myjoy-Foxhaven Once A Witch Always A Witch Windfall

Elite Design Asia Tokaye Dershimer

Marquis’ Straight Tequila Night V Kenlyn

CH Wolf Creek Serena V Wonderland

GCH CH Karizma’s Raven of Riverrock RN CGC

Amber’s Party Girl Of Jo-El’s


German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc.

## Equstrian Center

*NEW DAY Wednesday, October 13, 2021 NEW DAY*

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pre-Entry Fee: $35.00              Entry Fee Day of the Test: $40.00 Makechecks payable to: GSDCA National

Mail entries to Laura Gilbert, 557 Dunning Lane, Chesapeake, VA 23322 757-312-0208       Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.










[ ] MALE   [ ] FEMALE






In consideration of being permitted to participate in a Temperament Test sponsored by the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc., the undersigned agrees that the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. is not responsible for any injuries or damage suffered by persons or animals participating in the Temperament Test during, before or after the actual test. By acting as a spectator and/or participating, in any capacity, I waive any right of action against the GSDCA and will hold the GSDCA harmless if any action, or lack of action by my dog(s) or by me results in any action against the sponsoring club.




Dogs must be 1 year of age to enter Temperament Test

Certificates will be issued the day of the test for those who have pre-entered. Certificates for dogs entered the day of the test will be available in the Show Office (located in the Main Exhibition Hall, on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Certificates WILL NOT BE MAILED. Please pick up your certificate or make arrangements to have it picked up for you.

If you are participating in other events, please let us know so that you may be accommodated with your entry, we will not chase you down to remind you. German Shepherd Dogs will get first priority; bitches in season will go last. Any dog is eligible to participate, they do nothave to be registered to test, they just need to be a canine.



Make all checks payable to: The German Shepherd Dog Club National Specialty 
Credit card payment accepted thru the GSDCA Store website.
U.S. FUNDS ONLY (No Foreign Funds)

Mail all advertising (Ad Copy and Photos) to
John Ayotte…8191 Morse Rd., New Albany, OH 43054
Cell phone (614) 638-1274          
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A Breeder’s Directory with listings in alphabetical order under home state. Available services are listed by code.

Kennel Name

Owner’s Name






CIRCLE ALL THAT APPLY: [A] Adult, [P] Puppies, [S] Stud Service, [H] Handling,
                                     [G] Grooming, [B] Boarding [T] Training, [C] Conformation, 
                                     [O] Obedience, [K] Tracking, [G] Agility, [X] Schutzhund, 
                                     [+] Signer Breeders Code, [*] Written Guarantee, [HR] Herding, [R] Rescue


(Send Business Card if Available)






Every FULL-PAGE AD placed in the National Show Catalog, will also be placed on the GSDCA website running September 5, 2021 thru December 31, 2021.


2021 National Catalog Ad Rates                         Member       Commercial

Outside Back Cover (Full Page)                          $300            $600

Inside Front Cover (Full Page)                            $300            $600

Inside Back Cover (Full Page)                             SOLD

Advertising Section

Full Page                                                         $80.00          $160.00

Double Page Facing                                          $145.00        $145.00

1/2 Page                                                         $40.00          $80.00

Business Card (1/4 Page)                                  $20.00          $40.00

Breeders Directory Listing                                 $15.00           n/a

Handlers Directory Listing                                 $25.00           n/a 


Each Section of the Catalog (all venues, conformation and performance) will have available 1 Full Page ad to be placed before each section. This is for Full Page ads only and will be on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Order placement will be available on the GSDCA website ONLY See below for Premium Placement section availability.

All Premium Placement ads are $125.00 for members and $250.00 for non-members.

Beginning of 4-6 Month Puppy Class

Beginning of Conformation Dog Classes

Beginning of Conformation Bitch Classes

Beginning of Best of Breed

Beginning of Junior Showmanship

Beginning of Obedience Classes

Beginning of Rally Classes

Beginning of Futurity/Maturity

All Ad sizes: Full Page 4½ x 7 ½; Half Page 4 ½ x 3 ¾; Quarter Page 4 ½ x 1-7/8.
All ads are black and white.

Send copy and layout with instructions and payment to John Ayotte, Advertising Chair. 8”x 10” glossy photos preferred. Copy MUST be clear. NOFAXES.  Photos will be returned if accompanied by postage and return envelope. Camera-ready ads submitted by email must be at the specified size@300dpi (.jpg, .tiff, or .pdf file format) and should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Special ad placements limited to full page ONLY and are on a first come basis. NO placements will be reserved without receipt of full payment. All ad payments due with ad copy or payment made thru the GSDCA STORE PAGE (http://store.gsdca.org)


(see form below for ads being sent via mail)


We hereby authorize the insertion of our ad in the Official National Catalog of the 108th Annual National Specialty Show and Obedience Trial tobe held October 8-16, 2021. It is further agreed that this order contains all the terms of the contract and is not subject to cancellation.






Questions: Contact Advertising Chair, John Ayotte (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 614-638-1274





See diagram in Seating Menu


Gail Stiefferman

Lori Payne

Butch Stiefferman

Julie Degen, Debbie Ekstrom, Valerie Harrington, Rhonda Meath Karen McKee, Hallie McMullin, Lea Ruggieri, Luann Vuckson

Chair: Gail Stiefferman
9500 Rainbow Acres, Dittmer, Mo. 63023; Phone 314-660-3305 Julie Degen, Cyndi Flautt,
Laura Gilbert, Martha Simonett, Deborah Stern

Agility: Karen McKee-Bendtsen, Rhonda Meath,
Herding: Debbie Ekstrom
Obedience: TBA - Rally: Luann Vuckson
Tracking: Tyler Boyer

Chief Ring Steward: Tom Mesdag
Ready Ring/Ribbons: TBA
Advertising/Catalog: John Ayotte
Announcers: Evan GInsburg
Annual Meeting Registration: Laura Gilbert
Communications: TBA
Decorations: Sheryl Brockett
Education Day: Robert Drescher
First Aid Station: Show Office
Futurity/Maturity: Cyndi Flautt
Judges Hospitality/Transportation: Sheree Moses Combs
Judges Seminar: Robert Drescher
Liaisons/Hotels: Gail Stiefferman
Motor Home/RV Reservations: Purina
Opening Ceremonies/Presentations: Lori Payne
Raffle: ???????
Red Book: Kim McNamara
Regional Club Parade: Mary Tripp
Security: Purina Event Center
Trophies: Lea Ruggieri
Trophy Donations: Ellen Pfann/Deborah Stern
Advance Sales/Reservations: Nancy Hubbell
Parade of Greats: Amy Edwards
Stud Dog/Brood Bitch: Ellie Carson
Sponsorship: Purina
Temperament: Laura Gilbert
Vendors: Lori Payne
Website: John Ayotte
Official Photographer: Valerie Harrington
Videographer: TJX Productions

Approval for a Regional Specialty

Getting Approval for a Regional Specialty

It takes 22 weeks to get show approval after all forms are filled out!

After you have completed all your filings with AKC, do the following:

  • Go to www.gsdca.org/gsdcastore/membership-regionalclubdues and pay your dues!
  • Complete the regional club survey that has been sent to you
  • Provide a current membership list
  • Update your club information on the parent club website: www.gsdca.org/abouttheclub/regionalclubs/
  • Select your region
  • Check information for your club
  • If you need to make changes, do so in the gray box in the upper righthand corner of the regional page
  • Those of you with early dates will have to back up these dates into previous year and pay dues early 

Board Meeting Agenda

July 2021 Board Meeting Agenda

July 2021 Board Meeting Reports

Call-in information for BOD and members to use for our board Meeting 712-770-4010 / Access Code 220853#

July 2020 Board Meeting Agenda and Committee Reports

Call In Info: Sat July 25 8:00 Central Time: 712-770-4010 / Access Code 220853#

May 2020 Board Meeting Agenda

    All May Committee Reports

Jan 2020 Board Meeting Agenda

    Agility Report
    AKC Delegate Report
    Education Committee Report
    Futurity Report
    Herding Report
    PAM Report
    P & P Report
    Regional Club Report
    Scent Work Report
    Trophy Report

We welcome the membership to join the Board of Directors Meeting next weekend.
Call In Number:
1-605-313-5111 Access Code 743508#

Friday Jan 24, 6:00PM PST.
GSDCA Charitable Trust BOD Meeting begins. If time allows, we will go straight into the GSDCA BOD Meeting.
Saturday Jan 25, 8:00AM PST
Sun, Jan 26, 8:00AM PST
If necessary, meeting would resume Sunday morning until finished with business.

Dec 2, 2019 Special Board Meeting
(to discuss by-law recommendations)
Call in info 1-605-475-4700 463046#

November 13 2019 Charitable Trust Meeting Agenda
--Questions-Scope of Work
--Response to Trust Questions
--Trust P&L
Call in Number 1-605-475-4700
Access Code 463046#
Meeting will start at 7:30pm CDT on Wednesday.

October 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda

July 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda
Call in Number 1-605-475-4700
Access Code 463046#
Meeting will start at 8:30am CDT on Saturday. Auditors financial report will be presented around 9:00am.

April 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda

January 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda

October 2018 BOD Meeting Agenda

Breed Standard

Education Seminar - 2021 GSDCA National
Breed Standard Presentation
Presented by Bob Drescher

Education Seminar - 2020 GSDCA National
Breed Standard Presentation Based on new Illustrated Standard
Presented by Bob Drescher

Breed Standard and Hands On Education Seminar

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc.
At our National show at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, one half hour following completion of the Futurity/Maturity finals
We will present the Breed Standard and hands-on seminar . This will be free of charge to everyone except those who are requesting a Certificate of Participation. There will be a $25 charge for them. We may have an attendance limit. It is advisable to register ahead of time. Contact Steve Bloom by phone at 218-269-5999, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
When contacting Steve Bloom, please provide the following information: Name, home address, phone number, email address, and AKC Judges number and whether you need a certificate. The $25 fee should be paid at the door, preferably by check made out to GSDCA, Inc.
One half hour following the hands-on portion of the Breed Seminar, we will have a 1 hour long Breeders' Roundtable session with a panel and moderator covering current topics of interest. 
Mentoring will be available Thursday morning at ringside.
Thank you,
Bob Drescher
Chair, Education Committee

Catalog Entry Pages

coming soon

Constant Contacts

Here are links to the most recent Constant Contact communications from the GSDCA. You can always check here if you are having problems receiving the emails, or if you have deleted them.

2020 08 16 National Catalog Advertising

2020 08 15 Judges Seminar and Breed Standard Presentation

2020 08 13 Special Board Meeting Wednesday 8/19

2020 08 07 Special Board Meeting Wednesday 8/12

2020 08 04 Special Board Meeting Monday 8/10

2020 07 28 Support the National Trophy Fund

2020 07 23 Updated Agenda Regular Board Meeting July 24-26 2020

2020 07 23 Regular Board Meeting July 24-26 2020

2020 07 22 Review Advertising Discount Extension

2020 07 20 Important National News

2020 07 09 Message from the Regional Clubs Committee

2020 07 07 Special Board Meeting Monday July 13

2020 07 06 Review Support Thank You

2020 06 28 Health Award of Merit

2020 06 27 Covid19 Survey Reminder

2020 06 25 Special Board Meeting Wednesday July 1st

2020 06 19 Treasurer

2020 06 18 Covid-19 Advisory Committee

2020 06 17 Covid-19 Survey

2020 06 16 National Trophy Donations

2020 06 13 June 15 Special Board Meeting Agenda

2020 06 09 Message from the President

2020 06 07 2020 National RV Information

2020 06 07 2020 National Hotel Information

2020 05 28 Saturday May 30 Board Meeting

2020 05 16 Special Ad Rates for June/July and August Review

2020 05 16 May 13 and 15 Special Board Meeting Results

2020 05 10 Special Board Meeting Fri May 15 2020

2020 05 10 Message from the President

2020 05 09 Call In Number Change for Wednesday May 13 Special Board Meeting

2020 05 07 Wednesday May 13 Special Board Meeting

2020 05 06 GSDCA Insurance Information

2020 04 28 May 3 Special Board Meeting and Agenda

2020 04 26 Covid-19 Relief Donations

2020 04 26 Tuesday April 28 Special Board Meeting Agenda

2020 04 22 Tuesday April 28 Special Board Meeting

2020 04 21 Membership Deadline Extension

2020 04 18 Covid-19 Support Program

2020 04 15 Revised Agenda Special Board Meeting 2020 04 20

2020 04 14 Special Board Meeting 2020 04 20

2020 04 10 Easter Message from the President of the WUSV

2020 04 08 Special Board Meeting April 13 2020

2020 04 07 Message From the President April 7 2020

2020 04 01 Additional Agenda Items for April 6 2020 Board Meeting

2020 04 01 Special Board Meeting April 6 2020

2020 03 24 Special Board Meeting March 30 2020

2020 03 22 Membership Committee

2020 03 21 GSDCA and COVID-19

2020 03 17 Hotel Reservations

2020 03 17 Event Postponements

2020 03 14 March 19 Special Board Meeting

2020 03 12 GSDCA Treasurer

2020 03 08 2020 Futurity Survey

2020 03 04 March 8 Special Board Meeting

2020 02 29 GSDCA Awards

2020 02 28 Annual Training Achievement Awards

2020 01 27 January Board Meeting Report

2020 01 20 SV/WUSV Program

2020 01 20 Futurity Survey

2020 01 18 January Board Mtg Call-In Info

2020 01 15 Futurity News

2020 01 08 Futurity Catalog Ads

2020 01 04 GSDCA Treasurer

2019 12 27 Letter from SV Programs Chair

2019 12 21 My Final Constant Contact

2019 11 10 Report of the By-Laws Committee

2019 11 07 Board and Treasurer Vacancies

2019 11 02 Regional Club Renewals and Rewards

2019 10 27 Club Challenge and Newsletter Awards

2019 09 30 Ballot Deadline Extension

2019 09 28 Education at the National Detector Dog Schedule

2019 09 26 Education at the National Schedule

2019 09 24 Seeking Volunteers for the National Temperament Test

2019 09 15 National Entry Deadline is Sep 20th

2019 09 12 Ballot Envelope Update

2019 09 11 GSDCA/SV Junior National Championship and FH National Championship

2019 09 11 Gold Page Luncheon

2019 09 10 Important Ballot Information

2019 09 06 National Deadlines and News

2019 09 04 Sep 11 Town Meeting

2019 09 04 Phyllis Dobbs Award Thank You

2019 09 03 Ballot Envelope Update Take Two

2019 09 03 National Ballots

2019 08 29 July 2019 Board 'o Gram

2019 07 22 July Town Hall Meeting

2019 07 11 FCI & WUSV Cooperation

2019 06 29 National Trophy Donations

2019 06 19 2020 National Judge Nominations

2019 06 17 Purina Donations to the GSDCA

2019 06 14 Report of the Special Board Meeting Wednesday June 12 2019

2019 06 13 2019 National Trophy Donations

2019 06 10 GSDCA SV Program Judge Availability

2019 06 10 Education Opportunities at the National

2019 06 02 Town Hall Meeting 2 Notes

2019 06 02 Attention Regional Clubs

2019 05 23 Town Hall Meeting 2

2019 05 16 Ballot Count

2019 05 09 Town Hall Meeting Notes

2019 05 01 Town Hall Meeting

2019 04 19 GSDCA Partners with the AKC Detection Dog Program

2019 04 10 April Review

2019 04 04 GSD Review Status

2019 04 03 National Trophy Donations

2019 03 26 GSDCA Charitable Trust

2019 03 16 Message from the President

2019 03 09 GSDCA Charitable Trust

2019 03 07 GSD Genome Project

2019 02 21  Message from the President

2019 02 15  Ballot

2019 01 31  Message from the President

2019 01 27  Board ‘O Gram

2019 02 21  National Hotels

2019 01 09  Futurity Schedule

2019 01 08  Message from the President

2019 01 07  Futurity Advertising

2018 12 30  Happy New Year

2018 12 05  Royal Canin Photo Contest

2018 12 03  New Marketing Chair

2018 12 02  AKC Museum of the Dog Donation

2018 11 30  Regional Club Liaison

2018 11 23  GSDCA Health and Genetics Committee

2018 11 17  October 2018 Board O Gram

2018 11 16  WDA Lawsuit Settlement

2018 11 14  Take the Lead

2018 11 10  New Committee Chairs

2018 11 10  Membership Renewals

2018 09 30  Ballot Update 2

2018 09 25  Ballot Update

2018 09 21  GSDCA Pre Show Before The National

2018 09 21  Ballots and More

2018 09 19  Gold Page Luncheon New Day

2018 09 17  Chili Cookoff

2018 09 10  National Deadline Reminders

2018 08 27  Notes from the President

2018 08 26  GSDCA Sieger Show

2018 08 25  National Catalog Advertising Deadline is Sep 1

2018 08 24  Archive Committee Facebook Page

2018 08 22  New Multi-Performance Championship Award

2018 08 20  National Early Closing Dates

2018 08 19  ATAA Program Update

2018 08 14  2018 GSDCA Sieger Show

2018 08 10  Calling All Regional Clubs

2018 08 09  July 2018 Board O Gram

2018 08 02  National RV Reservation Update

2018 07 18  Web Site Show Results

2018 07 17  Notice of Annual Meeting

2018 07 07  Support Juniors Trophies at the National

2018 07 03  Support Agility Trophies for the National

2018 06 18  Attention Show Giving German Shepherd Dog Clubs

2018 06 12  National Venue

Doc Diving

 Dock Diving GSD 1Dock Diving GSD 2

This year we will be holding our 4th Annual Dock Diving Trials at the GSDCA National.
It will take place on Monday, October 15th from 11 am until 5 pm at the mobile dock.
The cost is $20/splash/dog pre registered, which will be collected upon check-in at the pool. 
You can also register on site for $25/splash/dog at check-in that day.  
It will be limited to 35 dogs so register early if possible.  
Preference will be given to GSDs first, then open to all other breeds and mixed breeds.
We will also be holding "Try outs" through out the day for dogs that are new to the sport.  These are
$10/splash and there will be instructors there to help beginner dogs.  All are welcome!
If you are not already registered with NADD (North America Divining Dogs), you'll need to do so.
  • Go to their website at northamericadivingdogs.com 
  • Click on sign up/register your dog (there's a one tim fee of $35)
  • From here go to the main site, and see below
If your dog is already registered with NADD,
  • Go to their website at northamericadivingdogs.com
  • Click on events and scroll down to October 15th 
  • Click on German Shepherd Splash
  • Click Register for Event
  • Check how many splashes...and you're set!
If anyone has any questions, please contact Sue Condreras, Chairperson, Dock Diving, at 631 848-0020.

Equestian Center Seating

Futurity Premium List

Updated Premium List (2021)

  • The Show Secretary  for the 2021 Futurity season is Dogzibit Show Specialty Event Secretary  www.dogzibit.com  Entries may be made online, or sent via postal mail. 

Link to the 2021 Premium list:

2021-GSDCA-Futurity-Maturity-Premium.pdf (dogzibit.com)

Catalogs must be ordered prior to closing of the regional Futurity and will not be mailed.  Catalogs will not be sold through the GSDCA store.

  • Futurity Entry: To enter a dog in the Futurity, you must provide his/her litter nomination number on the entry.
  • Maturity Entry: The rule requiring a 2021 Maturity dog to have been entered in a 2020 was suspended for this year.  To enter a dog in the Maturity, you must either provide the 2020 region he/she was entered in OR if not entered in a 2020 Futurity, you must provide his/her litter nomination number. 

Futurity Survey

Futurity Survey (In Members Only Section of Website)

Golf Cart Rental

The contact person is Tammy Perona
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GOLF CART RENTALS- The Illinois State Fairgrounds has an exclusive contract with Battery Speciatists for golf cart rental.

Please contact Tammy for the current rates and details, since the GSDCA is not party to the Golf Cart Rentals.

lf you or anyone associated with your event is interested in renting a gotf cart, please contact the Non-Fair Events Office at 217-782- 1698.
Rentals must, be secured and pre-paid with a credit card at least three working days before delivery day. Al golf carts must be picked up and retuned to he Fairgrounds Security office. lf you are renting golf carts through the Department of Agriculfure, you will not be required to obtain a permit.