German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia

We are the governing body of the German Shepherd Dog in Australia, affiliated with Dogs Australia and World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs (WUSV). Mission: to ensure the betterment and welfare of the GSD

We offer information on all facets of the German Shepherd Dog for owners, members and the general public who may own or are interested in the German Shepherd Dog breed

The German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia was founded on the 13th April 1960. It comprises all the German Shepherd Dog clubs and associations in the states and territories of Australia

For Members

Our Dog Database records dog Identifcation details, Hip & Elbow results, Breed Survey and ZAP Assessment Results

Submit Dog’s Health Profile

This is a scheme for betterment of the German Shepherd Dog breed, to monitor any disorders that may affect breed development

Whats on?

View major events, when and where

The Latest

Keep up with the latest news releases about GSDCA happenings

GSDCA Breed Improvement Scheme Stats


X-Ray Results in the Database


Breed Surveys in our Database


Animals Breed Surveyed in 2022


Animals completed ZAP


GSDCA Hip Score 5 year Rolling Ave

Breed Improvment Scheme Update

View the full statisitics to June 2023 for all sires for the Hip and Elbow Dysplasia results

Quarterley National Review Magazine

View the latest Spring edition of the QNR Magazine

Latest News

50th National

The GSDCA’s 50th National Show & Trial will be held in Adelaide May 3, 4 & 5 2024. Read here

Spring Magazine

The Spring edition of the Quarterly National Review is now available to view. Read it and all previous editons here

Hip & Elbow Stats to June 30th

The GSDCA Breed Improvment Scheme Hip and Elbow Dysplasia statistics to 30 June 2023 are now available here

ZAP Assessment Video

Want to see whats involved in a ZAP assessment ? check out our video from a recent assessment. View all the info here

GSDCA Newsletters

The GSDCA Exeuvte and Office Holder update Newsletters can be viewed here Read More

49th National Show & Trial