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How well do you understand the GSD?

Read the Breed Standard here

Judging the GSD by Dr Karen Hedberg

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Critiquing the GSD by Dr Karen Hedberg

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For handy reference

Noise Sensitivity – Judges workshop 2023

Conformation Grading Guidelines 2023


Conformation Guidelines in English and German (2019)

GSDCA Breed Survey Classification Guidelines Effective July 1 2017

2018 Measuring Guidelines for Judges 311018

Do you aspire to be a Conformation Judge?

How do judges go about things in the ring??  View our Ring Technique & Tips for judging GSDs

The following link outlines the requirements to become an Dogs Australia (ANKC) licensed Judge which is a requirement to become a GSDCA Specialist Judge. An applicant can enter the training scheme as either a Group 5 Aspirant or German Shepherd Single Breed Aspirant.

Visit the Dogs Australia website to read the relevant regulations

Do you aspire to be an approved GSDCA Specialist Judge?IMG_5095

For information about the Judges Extension Course refer to section 6.1 & 6.2 GSDCA Regulations Manual  

Download the application form for the GSDCA Specialist Judges Extension Course

For the information of Aspirant Judges, we have provided an Education Pack. View the GSDCA Aspirant Judges Education Pack (2019)

To assist Clubs contracting GSDCA Specialist Judges view contact and appointment details here

Requirements to become an SV Foreign List Judge or a WUSV Judge

For details regarding these processes, please contact the GSDCA Judges Committee Chair

*images of SV judges Lothar Quoll and Heinz Scheerer in action at the 2015 National.