Notices & Announcements

All news items and announcements from the GSDCA can be viewed here.

The news items are listed in chronological order (read across and then down and across).

VALE Jürgen Neddermeyer
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Dear friends of the German Shepherd Dog, It is with the deepest regret and much sadness that we advise that our dear friend and colleague, Mr Jürgen Neddermeyer passed away after a short illness on 22 March 2017. Jurgen was … Read More

Reminder: Retirement of Dogs
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Exhibitors are reminded of the following regulations for the retirement of dogs at the National Show & Trial Retirement of Animals at the GSDCA National Show and Trial Animals eligible to retire at the National GSD Show & Trial will … Read More

Search Options in the GSDCA Dog Database
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New search option added to the GSDCA Database At the 2016 AGM a motion was carried to include additional search options for the members of the GSDCA. Therefore, we have now introduced the search options by sire and dam on … Read More

GSDCA Annual Report 2016
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The Annual General meeting of the GSDCA was held over the weekend of February 11th and 12th 2016. The Annual report. detailing all aspects of the GSDCA’s business for the year was presented to the AGM. The report is now … Read More

AGM News
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The GSDCA AGM was held over the weekend February 11 & 12th. At the AGM newly elected National Breed Commission Chair Melanie Groth and Obedience Chair Julie Urie were appointed. We welcome them to the team. We also acknowledged the … Read More

New Zealand GSD National, Sept 2017
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Anyone interested in a trip to New Zealand can find all the details for their 2017 National, to be held 23rd and 24th September 2017 on their website here For anyone attending, Hamilton airport is just across the road from … Read More

2017 National Show & Trial Schedule
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The schedule for the 46th GSDCA National Show & Trial, to be held on May 2017 in Queensland is now available. View the schedule

GSDCA Annual General Meeting
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The agenda for the GSDCA Annual General Meeting, to be held on February 11th and 12th 2017 in Melbourne are now available. View the AGM Agenda

Christmas special price for the SV-DOxS databank
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The SV have released a christmas special price for access to their SV-DOxS databank. get 14 months access for the price of 12. offer ends 20/12/2016. View the christmas promotion flyer

SV Zeitung magazine in english
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The SV magazine goes digital and English! From now on the SV magazine will also be translated into English. Beginning with the September 2016 issue the English translation will be available on our homepage. The project is initially scheduled for … Read More

Breed Survey Forum Outcomes
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The GSDCA has released the outcomes of the recent Breed Survey Forum, held at the National Breed Commission & Judges meeting. Read the details here

SV Character Test demonstration at sieger show
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For anyone travelling to Germany to the sieger show, there will be a presentation of the new SV Character Test on 1 September 2016 at 3.30pm, as well as on 3rd September at 12.30pm at the Zeppelinfeld.

GSDCA Hip and Elbow Statistics to June 2016
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The latest Hip and Elbow Statistics via the GSDCA Breed Improvement Schemes to June 2016 are now available. The progeny charts from the GSDCA HD/ED Control Scheme are compiled by the NBC Chairperson. View the stats here

SV Zeitung Magazine Editorial Reports
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Read SV President Messlers report from the March & April editions of the SV Zeitung magazine. The reports are interesting with regards to the current Presidents thoughts of future directions for the SV and the WUSV. Read here

Closing dates for the Quarterly National Review magazine
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For anyone interested in advertising in the GSDCA’s magazine, the following are the closing dates for content for the winter, spring and summer editions. All enquiries to the Review editor Jacinta are most welcome – [email protected] Closing dates: 24 July … Read More

NBC Meeting Agendas
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Agenda for the upcoming National Breed Commission and Judges Committee Meeting, along with the Breed Survey Forum are now available here. NBC Meeting Agenda July 2016 Judges Committee Meeting Agenda July 2016 GSDCA Breed Survey Forum Programme July 2016  

Breed Survey Feedback survey closes THIS Friday June 3rd
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The GSDCA’s Breed Survey Forum Feedback Survey closes THIS FRIDAY, June 3rd at midnight. Don’t miss the chance to have your say and provide valuable feedback. We want to hear from you. The survey only takes about 10 minutes, so … Read More

Updated GSDCA Regulations
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The GSDCA Regulations have been updated following the 2016 AGM. Read them here

The GSDCA Breed Survey SURVEY
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We are at the half way mark of our survey timeframe and to date we have had 203 completed and 40 partial responses to our survey – Thanks ! If you have not participated as yet then please give us … Read More

Breed Survey Forum Feedback SURVEY
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The GSDCA is conducting a member survey to gain feedback about the Breed Survey Scheme. A forum is to be held at the National Breed Commission and Judges Meeting in July to drive recommendations to the Scheme. Follow the link … Read More

Character & Working Assessment Manual
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The GSDCA has released our Character & Working Assessment Manual, adopted at the February 2016 AGM. The aim of the CWA is to promote and offer guidance for the uniform development of the German Shepherd Dog Breed and to consolidate … Read More

GSDCA Polo Shirts
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Look flash in a GSDCA Polo Shirt ! At the 2016 GSDCA National Show and Trial a GSDCA Polo shirt was unveiled and worn by the members of Executive and some general Club members for all to see. These come … Read More

Exhibit Photos for QNR
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NATIONAL EXHIBITORS AND TRIALLERS PHOTOGRAPHS Below is the notice published in the Summer QNR. Please help us to ensure your preferred image is available for printing For publication purposes, photographs of placegetters 1 to 10 for conformation and all obedience … Read More

National results
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A fantastic National Show & Trial was held in Sydney over the Easter weekend, hosted by the German Shepherd Dog League NSW. Congrats to all involved and to all exhibitors. View the full results, provided courtesy of the GSDL. 44th … Read More

ANKC approves GSD Litter Registration Limitation (LRL)
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GSD Litter Registration Limitation (LRL) The German Shepherd Dog Council (Australia) requested an ANKC Ltd survey to be conducted of owners of registered German Shepherd Dogs to amend the current LRL relative to screening for hip and elbow dysplasia for … Read More

NHRGSDC Website
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Welcome back online ! Newcastle and Hunter Region GSDC has a new website. Check out the site for all the latest news and upcoming shows www.newcastlegsd.com

GSDCA Annual Report 2015
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The GSDCA’s 2015 Annual report was presented at the AGM on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of February. Read the full compliment of reports here

Latest Stats for Hip & Elbow Schemes
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Check out the latest statistics (to December 2015) for the GSDCA’s Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Control Schemes. View here

To all attending the National
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With the National around the corner, just a reminder regarding ALL HANDLERS. All resident Australian handlers must be a member of their local canine control. For non- Australian resident handlers the following applies. In accordance with the Australian National Kennel … Read More

ANKC GSD Survey
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As a result of the motion carried at the 2015 GSDCA AGM the ANKC have approved that a survey is conducted of all owners of registered German Shepherd Dogs to amend the current Litter Registration Limitations (LRL) relative to screening … Read More

GSDCA AGM documents
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Documentation and the agenda for the 2016 GSDCA Annual General Meeting are now available. View the AGM Agenda View the documentation DRAFT CWA Manual and GSDCA National Show Manual – For approval at the GSDCA 2016 AGM  

Uppy Collars
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We refer all exhibitors to the attached information regarding the use in the show ring of an ‘Uppy Collar’. Please read the attached to ensure you are informed regarding their use. View the notice Notice to GSDCA Specialist Judges and … Read More

German Judging appointments 2016
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The judges appointed to major German Shows and Trials in 2016 has been released. German judging appointments Richter_2016 for further information

Member Club Breed Survey Procedures
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The GSDCA Executive have implemented a new requirement for the conduct of Breed Surveys. This being that at all Member Club Breed Surveys, 2 breed surveyors will be present. Please read the attached information advising of this. Read The advice … Read More

Charity selected for 2016 National
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The charity organisation selected by the GSDL to receive the GSD fraternity’s support at the 2016 GSDCA National Show and Trial is ST JOHN AMBULANCE AUSTRALIA (NSW). We’d like you to donate NOW. Select GIVE NOW under your Club logo … Read More

Dates confirmed for the 2018 National
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We are pleased to advise the confirmed dates for the 46th National Show & Trial, which will be hosted by the GSDCSA on 27th – 29th April 2018.  

2016 National Show & Trial Schedule
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The schedule for the 44th GSDCA National German Shepherd Dog Show & Trial, to be held on 25-27th March 2016 can be viewed here. read all the details of the event here. Also visit the GSDL website for further information

WUSV Meeting minutes
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For anyone interested in the WUSV meeting, held in conjunction with the Sieger show 2015, the minutes are now available here Vince Tantaro and Robyn Knuckey represented Australia at this meeting.

Notice to all GSDCA Specialist Judges
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The 2015 GSDCA Judges Committee Meeting discussed the matter of oversize dogs with regard to awarding of GSDCA grading’s. It was resolved that all GSDCA Specialist Judges and Judges participating in the GSDCA Judges Extension course as a collective will … Read More

Comparison of Measurements of Dogs in Australia
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The GSDCA NBC Executive have provided a comparison of measurements of show dogs in Australia for the period March 2014 to July 2015. The comparison is provided to objectively review the consistency of measuring of dogs exhibited at shows. View … Read More

Interpretation and use of BVA/KC hip scores in dogs
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A very interesting review of hip scores in dogs by Veterinarian Dr Ruth Dennis under the British Veterinary Association (BVA)/Kennel Club (KC) Hip Dysplasia Scheme View the article here  

Anatomy of the Dog by Herr Quoll
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The GSDCA is privileged to publish an extensive conformation lecture from Herr Lothar Quoll and would like to thank Herr Quoll for his generosity in sharing his work with us. We would also like to acknowledge the dedication and skill … Read More

Dr Karen Hedberg
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Prominent GSD vet Dr Karen Hedberg has stood down from the position of Chairperson, GSDCA Breed Health & Welfare Committee. The Executive and members of the GSDCA extend our sincere appreciation for the many years of service and dedication Karen … Read More

Can dogs sniff cancer? Science is putting it to the test
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The capabilities of a dogs nose are endless. Scientists are proving that dogs can pick up the smell of a disease, where other testing cannot. Read the story from The Australian here

Latest Hip & Elbow Stats released
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The latest statistics released by the GSDCA’s National Breed Commission for Hips and elbows are now available here. Included are: 1. GSDCA Elbow progeny statistics via sires with progeny in the last seven years via percentage of normal – GSDCA … Read More

Submit a Magazine Article !
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The Quarterly National Review is now in production and we’re calling for anyone who has a story they would like to see in print, to send it through for possible publication now. The story must be about GSDs and must … Read More

New WUSV President in Profile
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The World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs (WUSV) elected Professor Dr. Heinrich Meßler as the new President on May 29 2015. The GSDCA is a member of the WUSV. Below is a profile released by the WUSV. Professor Dr. … Read More

PB Angel’s Outstanding Canine Service award
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GSDCA Outstanding Canine Service Award Police Bitch Angel Handler: Snr. Constable Cail Tuckerman History of Service: March 2009: Issued to S/C TUCKERMAN for participation in General Purpose Course 38 August 20, 2009: Qualified as an Operational General Duties Police Dog. … Read More

NBC Meeting Documents (24-26 July, Adelaide)
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Documents relating to the National Breed Commission, to be held July 24-26 (Adelaide) can be viewed here. Contact your member state for more information. NBC Meeting Agenda July 2015 Attachment 1_Current BS & Form Attachment 2_Revised BS 7 Form Attachment … Read More

ANKC – Visit them !
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The Australian National Kennel Council is the administrative body for pure breed canine affairs in Australia. Visit their website for lots of useful information – official breed standards, Rules for the conduct of Trials, Judge requirements and much more.

Victorian Dog Legislation – Community Consultation Underway
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Do the current laws and regulations relating to dangerous and restricted breed dogs encourage responsible dog ownership and protect the environment and the community? The Victoria Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee has commenced an inquiry into the current legislative … Read More

A Special Offer for Breeders
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The GSDCA is offering breeders a fantastic bonus for their puppy buyers. Council will post you a package of 12 recent Quarterly National Reviews editions for $21 including postage. All you have to do is contact [email protected] and nominate how … Read More

GSDCA Service & Recognition Awards
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At the Opening ceremony of the 2015 National Show and trial, GSDCA President Vince Tantaro made presentations to members in recognition of their work for the GSDCA. GSDCA Service Awards were presented to current Secretary Val Moody and current Judges … Read More

2015 National
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Congratulations to Victoria on a fantastic National Show and Trial, held May 8-10th. 550 show dogs were entered and 97 Obedience and Rally dogs rounded out the 650 dog entry for the event. Despite cold weather, everyone enjoyed the event, … Read More

Good Luck at the National Show & Trial
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The GSDCA wishes all exhibitors in both show and obedience the best of luck at the 43rd National Show & Trial being held in Melbourne this weekend. Quick reference to results over the weekend can be found here www.gsdcv.org.au

SA proposes new legislation
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The South Australia government have proposed changes to improve dog and cat management and welfare in SA that is now open for public consultation. The amendments include: mandatory microchipping, requirements for anyone who breeds to be registered, extended powers for … Read More

Masterclass Handler Profiles
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Some of Australia’s best handlers will assist in the Youth Masterclass at the National (Thurs, 4pm) providing advice and guidance to our future top handlers. Want to know more about them? View their profiles below. We thank them for assisting … Read More

Hip & Elbow Stats
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View the latest release (Dec 2014) of hip & elbow stats from the GSDCA National Breed Commission GSDCA Progeny Hip Results GSDCA Elbow Progeny results Sires via Percentage of Normal

GSDCA Annual Report
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A copy of the 2014 GSDCA Annual Report, released at the AGM on February 7th and 8th can be viewed here GSDCA Annual Report 2014  

National Phone & Tablet App released
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If you’re interested in keeping up to date with this years GSD National Show – even if you’re not going……download this great new phone or tablet app released by the GSDCV. Everything you need to know all together. View the … Read More

44th National Judges (2016)
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The 44th National Judges for 2016 have been confirmed and will be Herr H. Buss (Dogs) and Frau Margit van Dorssen (Bitches). The show will be in Sydney on 25th, 26th & 27th March 2016 (Easter Weekend), hosted by the … Read More

43rd National Show – Charity Donations Open
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This year the GSD fraternity will be supporting the E. J. Whitten Foundation as the chosen charity for the National. The EJ Whitten Foundation raises funds towards supporting PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS for Men’s Health. We hope to raise $5000 towards … Read More

Youth Handling Masterclass at 2015 National!
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The Master Class is for youth handlers, at KCC Park, Melbourne, on Thursday 7 May 2015 at 4.00pm. We have the top handlers in Australia and overseas to give you some lessons and tips on how to present your dog … Read More

2015 National Photographs: condition of entry
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For information regarding photographs at the 2015 national, please read the attached notice 43rd National Photography condition of entry

GSDCA Dog Database Now Live !
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We are pleased to announce that on 1st January 2015 the GSDCA Dog Database went live with access to Members of the GSDCA Member Clubs. The database enables quicker and more readily available access to a lot of the information … Read More

GSD Health Profile Report
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This is a scheme for betterment of the GSD breed. A new simplified electronic form for capturing health information regarding the GSD has now been established. It is extremely important that our Hereditary Diseases Committee can receive data relating to … Read More

2014 Elbow Dysplasia Control Scheme
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Changes to the GSDCA ED Control Scheme as from 1st July 2014 For complete details, refer here:  Changes to the GSDCA ED Control Scheme_July 2014_GSDCA Member Clubs

2013 Tooth Certificate Regulations
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For complete details see the tooth certificate page GSDCA requirements for owners and exhibitors. Click here

Info for Australian Quarantine Services
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As from 2nd December 2013, New Import Conditions will Apply. For full details refer to : http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/cat-dogs

ANKC & Canine Controls Imported Semen Regulations
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Click here for ANKC Frozen Semen Regulations Advice ANKC Frozen Semen Regulations

ANKC Info for Overseas Handlers in Australia
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Eligibility of Handlers ANKC requirements for exhibitors and handlers. Click here to view

The GSDCA’s HD/ED Control Scheme
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Breeders and Owners – Please Note Please ensure that your veterinarian is aware of this requirement, as documented on the GSDCA HD/ED Control Scheme Application form under “Advice to Veterinarian”, which reads as follows : “Computer Radiography Generated Images (Digital … Read More

ED Control Scheme Changes
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Changes to the GSDCA ED Control Scheme as from 1st July 2014. For complete details, refer to PDF