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 2023


Animals completed ZAP


GSDCA Hip Score 5 year Rolling Ave

Breed Improvment Scheme Update

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

Quarterley National Review Magazine

View the latest Summer edition of the QNR Magazine

Latest News

50th National

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

50th National Results

Complete results for the 50th National Show and Trial, held 3-5 May 2024 in Adelaide SA are available here. Congratualtions to the GSDCSA for hosting an excellent event to showcase…

Executive Update

The latest Executive update (April 24) is now available. View it here

Hip and Elbow Statistics update

The December 2023 Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Scheme Sire Statitics have been released for Decmber 2023. View them here

50th National Show & Trial Medallists