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

Monthly Socialization and Obedience Workshops

Ron Halling and the team are pleased to invite you to our 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? 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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Annual Specialty Weekend - May 31 - June 2, 2024

Annual Specialty Weekend - June 2 - 4, 2023

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will hold its annual Annual Specialty Weekend and the GSDCA Midwest Futurity, on June 2 - 4, 2023. Come join the fun!

  • Location: Dakota County Fairgrounds 4008 220th St. West, Farmington, MN 55024
  • Judges: TBD
  • Temperament Test: June 2; evaluator TBD - entry limit of 30

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    Contact Us

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

    Contact:Secretary Kim Morris