Events: Showcasing the Versatility of the Breed

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, offering regular puppy and obedience training classes, and celebrating our members' numerous accomplishments at our Annual Awards Banquet and with brags on Facebook as they compete at all levels of Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Herding, Scent Work and more. We honor their therapy and service work that benefits our community. Reach out and find out how you can join the fun!

As a regional club of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, we support 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, and other events.

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

Monthly Club Meetings
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

Review our upcoming events here: Club Calendar

Pointy-Eared Training: Monthly Socialization and Obedience Workshops

Andrea Lane and the team are pleased to invite you to our Pointy-Eared Training Monthly Socialization and Obedience Workshops.

Got an issue you'd like to work on, or just want to practice your current skills, and learn some new ones? We 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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AKC Scent Work Trial - May 4-5, 2024

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 Midwest Futurity/Maturity, Temperament Test and Specialty Show Weekend: May 31-June 2

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul is honored to host the GSDCA Midwest Futurity/Maturity alongside our annual Specialty Shows May 31 - June 2, 2024. We'll also be offering a GSDCA Temperament Test on May 31. We'd love to have you join us, so mark your calendars and plan to come join the fun!

  • May 31-June 1:Specialty Shows; Judges Cyndi Flautt, Gloria Birch & Michael Cheeks; click "More Info" for details.
  • June 2: GSDCA Midwest Futurity & Maturity Show; Judge Linda Bankhead; click "More Info" below for link to register.
  • May 31: GSDCA Temperament Test; limited to 30 entries; click "More Info" below to register.
  • Location: Dakota County Fairgrounds 4008 220th St. West, Farmington, MN 55024

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