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
August 18, 2018

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 it's 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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GSDCMSP Obedience & Rally Trial -
August 18-19, 2018

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will hold it's a stand alone Obedience and Rally Trials on Saturday in February 24th, 2018 at the Animal Inn Training Center. This event is our first stand-alone obedience and rally trial in many years, it should be a great event. Great for the novice or the seasoned veteran.

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A Day At The State Fair - September 2, 2018

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 it's like to own and live with a German Shepherd.

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Agility Trials - September 7th thru 9th, 2018

Our next Agility Trial we be held at On The Run Canine Center in Ham Lake, MN. 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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German Shepherd Fun Day - September 15, 2018

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will be holding it's annual German Shepherd Fun Day and Match at Kubistraum Kennels this year. This event is action packed day of fun for you and your GSD. Everyone is welcome and there will be lots to do and learn.

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Herding Trial September 22, 2018

The purpose of non-competitive herding tests is to offer owners of herding breeds a standardized gauge by which a dog’s basic instinct and trainability are measured. The initial test is called the "Instinct Test," and the dog needs no training before entering this class. The judge is looking for the dog’s ability to move and control livestock by fetching or driving. The purpose of the competitive herding trial program is to preserve and develop the herding skills inherent in the herding breeds, and to demonstrate that they can perform the useful functions for which they were originally bred.

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AKC Scent Work Trial - October 6-7, 2018

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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GSDCA National Specialty - October 13-20, 2018

GSDCA members, guests, fanciers, along with lovers of the German Shepherd Dog will gather at the National Specialty in Gray Summit, MO to honor and celebrate our great breed.

The Conformation and Performance Events will be held at Purina Events Center, Gray Summit, MO, an 84,000-square-foot state-of-the-art indoor facility that opened in August 2010. It can accommodate even the largest of dog shows and performance events, and includes all the amenities to make every event exceptional.

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For more information about the German Shepherd Dog Club of Mpls & St. Paul please feel free to contact us by phone, email or USPS.

Address:316 Adams Avenue S, Edina, MN 55343
Telephone:Sarah Falk 952-412-4156
Other:Peggy Simerson 715-248-4969
E-mail: feedback@gsdcmsp.org