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).

2022 NBC Meeting

Please be advised that the NBC/Judges Committee meeting will be held for 1 day via Zoom on Saturday 30 July commencing 8.30am (NSW time) and finishing no later than 4.30pm (NSW time).

48th National entries OPEN!

The German Shepherd Dog League of NSW is proud to host, on behalf of the GSDCA, the 48th GSDCA NATIONAL GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG SHOW & TRIAL Dates: 3rd, 4th and 5th June 2022 Venue (Updated): Hawkesbury Showgrounds, Racecourse Road, Clarendon, … Read More

2021 Annual Report

The GSDCA 2021 Annual Report, presented to the 61st Annual General Meeting held 5th February can be viewed here

HD ED Sire Stats Dec 2021

The GSDCA Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Sire Statistics to December 2021 are now available. View here   

RIP Luciano Musolino

R.I.P Luciano Musolino We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Luciano Musolino, President of the Italian Association for German Shepherds S.A.S. Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to his family.  He will be sadly missed throughout the German … Read More

2022 Breed Survey Calendar

Dates for all Breed Surveys to be held by affiliate clubs during 2022 can now be viewed in the 2022 Breed Survey Calendar. View here

48th National Conformation Judges

We are delighted to confirm conformation Judges for the 48th National to be held 3, 4 & 5 June 2022 will be: Mr L Donald (Qld) – all Stock Coat Males, all Long Stock Coat Males and Females Mrs J … Read More

48th National 2022 Dates

It is with great pleasure that after 2 years we can advise that dates have been confirmed for the GSDL to host the 48th National Show and Trial which are: Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2022 Dogs … Read More

GSDCA Communique

Please find attached official communication from the GSDCA. Read here

HD ED Stats to June 2021

GSDCA Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Scheme statistics to June 2021 for all sires are now available. View them here

Updated Regulations & Breed Survey Manual

Changes passed at the GSDCA AGM in February take effect on July 1st. The GSDCA Regualtions and the Breed Survey Manual have been updated to reflect the changes. View the update documentation here

National Breed Commission Meeting Date

The GSDCA wishes to advise that the 2021 National Breed Commission and Judges Meeting wil be held on Saturday July 31st, commencing at 9am The meeting will be held via video conference.

Judges Chair Appointment

Appointment to the position of Judges Chair The GSDCA advises that Stephen Collins has been appointed to fill the position of Judges Chair until the next GSDCA AGM in February 2022. We welcome Steve and confirm he may be contacted … Read More

Updated State Breed Survey Dates

An updated calendar of dates for Breed Surveys held in each state can be viewed here Breed Survey

60 Day Motion results

Results of the 60 Day motions from the GSDCA AGM can be viewed here

Judge Appointments

An updated list of judging appointments to Australian shows is now available here

GSDCA 2020 Annual Report

The GSDCA Annual Report, presented to the Annual General Meeting on 6th February 2021 can be viewed here

Breed Survey Calendar 2021

Dates for Breed Surveys to be held by all affiliate states for 2021 can be viewed in the summary calendar here


The 2020 GSDCA AGM was held on Saturday February 6th. Congratulations to the newly elected executive members: Ian Urie – National Breed Commission Chair, John De Lucia – Obedience Chair and Yvonne Yun – Review Editor. Congratulations to continuing GSDCA … Read More

Hip and Elbow Statistics 2020

Final statistics for 2020 for the GSDCA Hip and Elbow Dysplasia schemes are now available. View here 

Summer Edition Quarterly National Review

The Summer edition of the GSDCA Quarterly National Review is out now. Members should receive their copy in the mail. Past editions can be viewed here non-members can subscribe here 

Title Verifications

All animals and semen imported go through a Title Verificaton process. The details of dogs that have bene veririfed over the last 18 months can be viewed here. Most recent dogs at the top. All new dogs will be added … Read More

48th National Cancelled

The GSDCA 48th National Show & Trial, scheduled for May 2021 in Sydney will NOT be held. This is due to the covid-19 uncertainty around international travel and open borders within Australia. The 48th National will be hosted by the … Read More

Spring Edition Review Magazine

The Spring edition of the GSDCA Quarterly National Review is out now. Members should receive their copy in the mail. Past editions can be viewed here non-members can subscribe here 

Hip & Elbow Stats Update

The updated statistics for the GSDCA Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Schemes are now available, current to June 2020 They can be viewed here 

GSDCA Documents Update

Revised and updated documents with updates taking effect 1 July 2020 are now available. GSDCA Regulations Manual Breed Survey Manual National Show Manual National Trial Manual ZAP Character Test Manual Scale of Charges GSDCA (1 July 2020) Communication Code of … Read More

2021 National Dates

The confirmed dates for the 48th National Show and Trial are May 14, 15 & 16 2021. The venue is Erskine Park, Sydney, hosted by the GSDL.

60 Day Motions approved

The GSDCA Executvie advises that the 60 day motions from the AGM held in February have all been carried, following meetings by affiliate memmber clubs. The correspondecne can be viewwed here.

NBC Meeting cancelled

The GSDCA Executive advises that the annual National Breed Commission meeting, scheduled for 1st & 2nd August 2020 in Adelaide has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope all our members stay safe and healthy during this difficult … Read More

48th National postponed

The GSDCA Executive advises that the 48th National Show and Trial is postponed to next Year (2021). Details on dates will be provided as soon as available. Read the official correspondence here Future National allocation is as follows • 48th … Read More

60 Motions from AGM

Following the AGM in February, the 60 motions resulting from that meeting for voting by members clubs are available here

2019 GSDCA Annual Report

The German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia’s 2019 Annual Report, as presented to the AGM on February 8th can be viewed here

2020 Breed Survey Calendar

Thr calendar of breed survey dates scheduled for all GSDCA member clubs for 2020 can be viewed here Breed Survey

59th AGM, 2020 GSDCA Executive

The 59th Annual General Meeting of the GSDCA was held in Melbourne on February 8th and 9th 2020. Congratulations to the successful candidates, the 2020 GSDCA Executive is: President: Sean Lynch National Breed Commission: Chair Jenny Yuen Secretary: Lyn Phillis … Read More

GSDCA Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the German Shepehrd Dog Council of Australia will be held this weekend Febaruty 8th and 9th in Melbounre. The Agenda and all documents can be viewed here.

National Show Judge Profiles

We welcome Helmut Buss and Joachim Stiegler as our conformation judges for the 2020 National Show. If you would like to know more about our judges and their experience, their profiles can be read here

Updated judges appointments to shows

A current list of Judging Appoinments to shows is available here

2019 Hip & Elbow Scheme Statistics

The 2019 complete GSDCA Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Control Scheme statistics are now available. View here

GSDCA AGM 2020 Documents

The GSDCA Annual General Meeting will be held on the 8th and 9th of February 2020 in Melbourne. All the relevant documentation for the meeting can be viewed here

Judge appointments update

The latest list of judging appointments for Australian shows is now updated. View here For any corrections please contact us

Judge Appointments List update

An updated list of Australian Judges and also coming judging appointments is now available here

Updated Scale of Charges

An updated scale of charges for all GSDCA Schemes, effective 1 October is now available here

German Sieger Show Results

Full results from the 2019 BSZS Bundessiegerzuchtschau (German Sieger Show), held in Nurnberg are available here View Results  

SV Magazine Editorial in English

The WUSV are now providing a new service. The publishing of the SV magazine in English was ceased due to little demand earlier this year. However, the WUSV will now provide the English and Spanish translation of the monthly editorial … Read More

Updated Show & Trial Manuals

The National Show and National Trial Manuals have been updated. You can view them here

Hip & Elbow Scheme Statiscs to June 30

The GSDCA has released the Hip (HD) and Elbow (ED) Control Scheme statistics to June 30 2019. View the stats here

Updated Judges appointments

An updated list of judges appointed to affiliate Club specialty shows is now available here  

National Results

Results from the 2019 National Show & Trial can be viewed here. Congratulations to our winners, and to all exhibitors. View results here

Gun Test Article

Read a very informative article on the Gun Test. View Gun test JR 2013_

60 Day Motions from AGM

Thr 60 day motions emanating from the Annual general meeting in February are now available. All club will vote on these motions. View here

2018 GSDCA Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report, presented at the GSDCA Annual General Meeting held on February 9th and 10th 2019 is available. View the report here

National Breed Commission Chairperson

At the GSDCA Annual General Meeting held on February 9th and 10th 2019, Mrs Jenny Yuen was elected to the position of National Breed Commission Chairperson. We congratulate Jenny on her election and welcome her to the GSDCA Executive. Also … Read More

GSDCA Annual General Meeting

The GSDCA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on February 9th and 10th in Adelaide. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed here

Hip & Elbow Statistics to Dec 18 released

The GSDCA has released the latest HD (Hip) and ED (Elbow) Sire Statistics as at 31st December 2018 for your information, collected under our Breed Improvement Schemes. View the stats here  

Welcome to our newest Specialist Trainee Judge !

The latest update to the Australian Judges list is available here. This list includes our newest Trainee, Andrew O’Loughlin, who will participate in the GSDCA Specialist Judges Extension Course and is now eligible to judge GSDs and award GSDCA gradings. … Read More

Breed Survey Dates 2019

The dates for Breed Surveys to be held in all Australian states for  2019 are available here. Please contact your member state for further information.

2019 National Judge update

On behalf of the host Club for the 2019 National, the German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria and the GSDCA Executive, we are pleased to advise that Herr Richard Brauch (SV) has been contracted to judge all Stock Coat Bitch … Read More

WUSV Mintes

The 2018 WUSV Meeting minutes can be viewed here

2019 GSDCA AGM Agenda

The agenda for the 2019 Annual General Meeting, to be held in February 2019 is now available. Members can read the agenda here, prior to voting at their state SGM’s

2019 National Judge Change

On behalf of the host Club for the 2019 National, the German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria and the GSDCA Executive, we wish to advise that the 2019 National conformation Judge Herr Lothar Quoll has indicated he is unable to officiate at … Read More

Updated Judge & Surveyors List

A current list of Australian GSDCA Judges and Breed Surveyors is available, updated November 2018. We welcome Nicky McDermott who has been accepted as a Trainee Specialist GSDCA Judge, so therefore able to award GSDCA gradings. View the current list … Read More

National Trial Manual update

An updated version of the GSDCA National Trial manual is now provided. This update is current from July 2018. View the manual here

2019 National Schedule

The schedule for the 2019 National Show and Trial, to be hosted by Victoria on April 5, 6 & 7 is now available here

Measuring Guidelines for Judges

Measuring Guidelines for GSDCA Judges are now available. For the information of all, the guidelines for how animals are measured at shows are now available here Check out the handy reference guide.

GSDCA Polo Shirts available

GSDCA Polo Shirts are a great item for yourself to promote the GSD and our fraternity, or as a gift. Place your order by November 11th 2018 for delivery pre christmas.!! Check out all the details and link to the … Read More

Call Out for Breed Health information

The GSDCA is interested in capturing health information regarding the GSD. Particularly if your dog has been diagnosed with an illness, or they have passed away from something other than old age. It is important that our Health and Welfare … Read More

2018 Obedience Meeting

The 2018 Obedience meeting of all interested states is being held this Saturday, October 6th, in Melbourne Victoria, at the GSDCV Western branches club rooms. Observers are welcome. Hopefully this will be a productive meeting with lots to talk about … Read More

2018 Sieger Show Results

Results from the 2018 Sieger Show can be viewed here

2019 National

Victoria, our host for the 2019 47th National, has released much of their information. The event will be held on 5th, 6th & 7th April 2019. For all details, keep checking

Updated GSDCA Regulations

An updated version of the GSDCA Regulations is now available. The updated version has been amended with changes as per the GSDCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) held 10th & 11th February 2018, results of the 60 day motions from the GSDCA AGM, … Read More

VALE Joylene Neddermeyer

Dear Friends of the German Shepherd Dog, It is with much sadness and shock that I inform you all of the unexpected passing of Joylene Neddermeyer. Joylene suffered a brain aneurism and was admitted to hospital Sunday evening.  She peacefully passed away … Read More

Jo Cathie becomes an SV National judge

The GSDCA is pleased to congratulate Ms Jo Cathie on recently attaining her SV ‘National Special Judge of Breeding Evaluation’. Jo was previously a WUSV judge and has continued to complete her qualifications under the new SV judging process for … Read More

Our newest Breed Surveyors

The GSDCA warmly congratulates our newly appointed Breed Surveyors, Sharon Ballantyne (Qld) and Natalie Humphries (WA). At the National Breed Commission meeting in Melbourne on 21st July 2018, both Sharon and Natalie were awarded Breed Surveyor status, considered the pinnacle … Read More

Sires Progeny Report National

The Sires Progeny Report from the 2018 National Show is now available. The report is also printed in the National edition of the Quarterly Review, which all members should now have received by post. View the 2018 report here

HD/ED Application Form Charges

HD/ED Application Forms Effective 1st July 2018 the cost for GSDCA Hip Dysplasia/Elbow Dysplasia Control Scheme Application forms will be as follows: Ø HD/ED Form – Hips & Elbows from $68 to $70 Ø HD/ED Form – Hips Only from … Read More

New Breed Survey Requirements

Members are advised that the following additional requirement for GSDCA Breed Survey shall apply as of 1st July 2018 Animals MUST not be desexed, have gained a minimum of a “Good” grading at a specialist or recognised show and registered … Read More

Scale of Charges – New fees from 1 July

A list of all fees charged by the GSDCA as from 1st July 2018 are now available. View here

Congratulations to GSDCA Patron Dawn Fraser

Congratulations to our Patron, Mrs Dawn Fraser who in the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). This was in recognition of her “eminent service to sport, through ambassadorial, mentoring, and non-executive roles with … Read More

2018 National Show & Trial Results

Full results from the National can be viewed here Congratulations to the SA Club on a great show and trial, and to all exhibitors. A great event all round !!

Canine Hip Dysplasia Study

Canine Hip Dysplasia Study “ARE WE THERE YET?” “No! But we are closer”.  In fact, we have made some great inroads with the DNA research into this problem. The work we are now doing will give 90% PLUS prediction … Read More

2017 HD ED Control Scheme Stats

The final statistics for the GSDCA Hip and elbow Control Schemes for 2017 are now available. These were released at the 2018 AGM on February 10th-11 2018. View here

GSDCA Annual Report

The 2017 GSDCA Annual Report, as presented to the Annual General Meeting in Sydney on February 10th – 11th is now available. Read the report here

Funeral Details

Funeral details for James Rodger. Monday 22nd January at 12.30 pm at The Boyd Chapel Springvale Botanical Cemetery, 600 Princes Hwy Springvale, Melbourne

VALE James Rodger

The German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia mourns the passing of Mr James Rodger, a Breed Surveyor, Specialist GSD Judge and past member of the GSDCA Executive as Editor of the Quarterly National Review. James was also the author of … Read More

Breed Survey Calendar Dates 2018

For those interested in the Breed Survey dates for all member Clubs in 2018, the calendar an be viewed in full Breed Survey Calendar 2018

2018 National Schedule

The schedule for the 2018 National, to be held in Adelaide in April 27-29 2018 is now available. View the National 2018 Schedule


The Agenda for the 2018 GSDCA Annual General Meeting are available to view here

WUSV – FCI Agreement Ends

Read the information release from the WUSV regarding their agreement with the FCI Read the press release regarding the Cooperation Agreement of FCI WUSV

SV President’s Message November 2017

Read the Editorial message from Prof. Dr Messler in the November SV magazine Read all here

ANKC Decision, GSDCA submission

View the decision and response from the ANKC regarding the GSDCA’s submission to the ANKC to recognise IPO Dogsport in Australia. View the response here

Surveys, Certificates and the Database

Breed Surveys completed post July 1 2017 are being processed but cannot be printed from the database as yet. Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience. We hope to have it rectified soon. Please send your photographs in.   If … Read More

GSDCA ANKC Submission

View the GSDCA’s submission to the ANKC regarding IPO in Australia. Read here

2019 National Show Dates

The 47th National will be hosted by the GSDCV and held on 5th, 6th and 7th of April 2019. The venue is KCC Park, Skye, Melbourne

2017 Sieger Show results

For those interested, full results from the 2017 Sieger Show can be viewed here

Latest Hip & Elbow Scheme Statistics

The GSDCA Hip and Elbow Displaysia Control Scheme statistics to June 2017 are now released and available here

GSDCA Dogsport Working Party (GDWP)

The following motion as put to the GSDCA SGM on July 28th was carried by a majority vote: GSDCA Motion: Schedule 19(a) – “That the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia (GSDCA) shall put a submission to the ANKC that … Read More

Harmonisation update: clarification

WUSV Harmonisation – further information received Re: Further Clarification with regard to a ‘FAIL’ in ZAP Part 1. We have received the following advice from the CDO: Failure in ZAP Part 1 is based on the dog not passing the … Read More

WUSV Harmonisation – amendment to schedule 17

Members are advised of an amendment to clarify Schedule 17 in the Agenda for the GSDCA SGM on July 28 2017. Note that clubs were advised of this amendment prior to any meetings being held and the amended schedule was … Read More

July 1st Breed Survey & Tattoo Scheme Changes

From July 1st 2017, two GSDCA Breed Improvement Schemes have changed. Breed Survey Scheme: From July 1st 2017, animals presented to Breed Survey will receive a single ‘Breed Surveyed’ classification. The Class I and Class II classifications will cease to … Read More

WUSV Harmonisation? Q&A for your help !

A series of Questions and Answers has been prepared to assist with the understanding of the Implementation of the WUSV Harmonisation Program in Australia. Read the Q&A in conjunction with the other documentation provided before attend in your member club … Read More

Implementation of the WUSV Harmonisation Program in Australia Documents

Members are advised of information released with regard to the meetings held on the 3rd & 4th June 2017, to discuss matters as raised by the WUSV Board regarding the conduct of IPO in Australia and the implementation of the WUSV … Read More

Hip & elbow Stats to Dec 2016

The complete GSDCA Hip and Elbow (HD ED) control scheme progeny statistics are now available. View here

National Exhibit Photos for the QNR !

National Exhibitors are reminded that the deadline for submitting alternate photos for inclusion in the QNR for all dogs placed 1-10 is Monday June 5th at 10pm. If you would like to view the photos taken by the official photographer, … Read More

45th National Show & Trial Results

Full results from all classes held at the 2017 national are now available. Congratulations to all involved in a terrific event. View the results here

GSD’s in the UK Show Scene

For your interest, the latest happening in the UK Article “German GSD judges say they will not comply with KC’s new regime” View here

New Reference Documents

Just posted are two reference documents that members may find useful. GSDCA Conformation Grading Guidelines GSDCA Breed Survey Classification Guidelines Whilst these two documents are written for the use of the Breed Surveyors and Specialist Judges, it was felt by … Read More

Latest Editorial from SV President

The Editorial in the latest SV Zeitung magazine by President Messler is linked below. Please take the time to read. WUSV Editorial_04_2017

Junior Handlers Master Class at the National

GSDCA National – Junior Handlers Master Class The itinerary for the upcoming National Masterclass is detailed below. Please advise the Youth of your Member Club, in order that they can contact Jess Lynch with regard to the below information. Coordinators: … Read More

Juergen Neddermeyer – A Tribute

The eulogy presented by GSDCA President Mr Vince Tantaro at the funeral of Juergen Neddermeyer is now provided. Juergen was a highly regarded and respected member of the Australian GSD community, we mourn his loss and recognise his significant contribution … Read More

VALE Juergen Neddermeyer

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 Juergen Neddermeyer passed away after a short illness on 22 March 2017. Juergen was … Read More

Reminder: Retirement of Dogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 – Closing dates: 24 July … Read More

NBC Meeting Agendas

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

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

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

The GSDCA Breed Survey SURVEY

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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


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

GSDCA Annual Report 2015

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 !

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

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

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)

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 !

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

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

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 and nominate how … Read More

GSDCA Service & Recognition Awards

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

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

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

SA proposes new legislation

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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!

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

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

GSDCA Dog Database Now Live !

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

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

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

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

Info for Australian Quarantine Services

As from 2nd December 2013, New Import Conditions will Apply. For full details refer to :

ANKC & Canine Controls Imported Semen Regulations

Click here for ANKC Frozen Semen Regulations Advice ANKC Frozen Semen Regulations

ANKC Info for Overseas Handlers in Australia

Eligibility of Handlers ANKC requirements for exhibitors and handlers. Click here to view

The GSDCA’s HD/ED Control Scheme

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

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