GSDC Mpls & St. Paul Upcoming Events

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul is committed to promoting the German Shepherd Dog and the future of the breed. The club does so in a variety of ways, beginning with socialization classes for young puppies, and training to all levels of obedience, rally, herding, conformation showing and therapy and service work.

As a regional club we support the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, and encourage exhibiting and participating in events at AKC recognized shows and matches given by other dog clubs.

We encourage and hold programs that educate and support the German shepherd dog owner, as well as start newcomers into the sport of dog show exhibiting, and performance trials. In addition, we promote the German Shepherd Dog through promotions, such as benching at the Minnesota State Fair, and holding our own specialty shows and matches.

As a large club, we have tremendous experience and resources for the German shepherd enthusiast to draw upon. Lastly, we are committed to the German Shepherd Dog for what he was created to be; a loyal companion and friend.

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Mpls & St. Paul meets on the second (2nd) Friday of every month at Animal Inn Training Center unless otherwise posted.    Map & Directions

Socialization / Obedience Workshop
by Ron Halling
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Ron Halling is pleased to announce his upcoming Monthly Socialization and Obedience Workshop.

Got an issue you'd like to work on, or just want to practice your current skills, and learn some new ones? Ron can help!

At this workshop students will have fun training with ideas that they learn at the workshop and practice during the month. Your dog will be wagging its tail as it learns to work with you as the pack leader guiding the team. This is a positive and confidence building training for your German Shepherd.

The purpose of these workshops is to introduce you to the other local German Shepherd owners in a relaxed environment while improving socialization/obedience skills and knowledge. Students of all levels are welcome.

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Match - June 21, 2019

Come, bring a dish to share. Meet some old friends, make some new ones.

A sanctioned match is an informal event at which neither Championship points nor credit toward an Agility, Rally, Obedience, or Tracking title are awarded. They are events at which dog clubs, judges, stewards, and exhibitors and their dogs gain experience needed for licensed events.

All of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, and the Agility, Tracking, and Obedience/Rally Regulations also apply to sanctioned matches.

Our next Match we be held at the Dakota County Fairgrounds 4008 220th St. West, Farmington, MN 55024. Please stop by, or enter if you have a GSD in Conformation, Obedience, or Rally Obedience. This is a good opportunity to check out a new event and have fun without the pressure of a real dog show. It is truly a fantastic event to see the wonderful handlers and our dogs compete.

Even if you have never been to a dog show or event, this is a great way to see what all the buzz is about. The atmosphere is relaxed and the people are friendly and willing to answer questions.

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Annual Specialty Weekend - June 21-23, 2019

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will hold its annual Annual Specialty Weekend, on June 21-23 2019 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds 4008 220th St. West, Farmington, MN 55024.

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Agility Trials - on July 19-21, 2019

Our next Agility Trial we be held at Fusion Pet Retreat at 14901 Minnetonka Industrial Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55345. Please stop by, or enter if you run a GSD in agility, to check it out. It is truly a fantastic event to see wonderful handlers and their athletic dogs compete. We will be having a huge raffle again this year. As always, volunteers and prize donations are always welcome.

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AKC Scent Work Trial - August 3-4, 2019

AKC Scent Work is a sport that mimics the task of working detection dogs to locate a scent and communicate to the handler that the scent has been found. Real-life detection dogs are trained to search for a variety of things–drugs, explosives, human remains, currency, other contraband, living humans (such as for Search and Rescue), and much more. AKC Scent Work takes this amazing working relationship and turns it into a fun game that any dog can play.

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A Day At The State Fair - September 1, 2019

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will be at the Minnesota State Fair for a day of education about our beloved breed. Club members and their four legged partners provide a well rounded, educational, and lets face it, a fun presentation to many Minnesotans. The club also gives out free lessons for training and business cards with our web information.

Along with our day a the Fair, this year we will have a German Shepherd Dog Club of Mpls & St. Paul bench everyday August 25th thru September 5th. You will be able to see a club member and their dog(s) every single day! Ask questions, find out first hand what its like to own and live with a German Shepherd.

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If you would like to sign up for a class, submit a membership application, or notifiy us of a new litter you can download the form or notifiy us below.

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For more information about the German Shepherd Dog Club of Mpls & St. Paul please feel free to contact us.

Contact:Secretary Kim Morris