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    Welcome
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    Welcome to our club! We are a regional member club of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America (GSDCA).

    We bring together people who are interested in owning, training, showing, breeding, working with, or just appreciating the German Shepherd Dog
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    Our membership includes anyone that enjoys being active with their German Shepherds and appreciate the many wonderful aspects of being a German Shepherd owner.37318040_1845889782116117_3379713072347217920_n
    Latest News
    Notice that we rearranged the website a little. Now the most often accessed items are on the main page to save time and effort finding what you need. It also makes it easier to view o a variety of screen sizes and should be easier to keep updated.
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    The main panel, which is where you are now, provides general information about the club and is where you can get the newsletters and make contact with our Board of Directors.

    Scroll down to see the events calendar. expanding a calendar event will give you details and is where you can download flyers or event premiums

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    Scroll down past the calendar to see the latest brags. The buttons below the brags will allow you to submit a brag, view archived brags, or see the complete listing of AKC titles (nobody knows them all by heart…)
    Member Events
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    German Shepherds are very versatile dogs and we have many events, activities, seminars, and classes for you to enjoy. Everyone should try as many activities as possible so that you can reach your full potential as a working team. Our events also can help socialize your dog and it’s a great way for the both of you to make new friends. We add things to the calendar throughout the year, so check back often
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    Shows & Trials
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    If you enjoy training your dog and want go to the next level, try some AKC shows and trials. The experience and enrichment gained from showing your dog are like no other. If you want to learn more about competition, consider helping as a volunteer or ring steward at one or our shows.

    Our club hosts many AKC shows and trials throughout the year. Obedience, Rally, Scent Work, Fast CAT, and Conformation Shows are some of the popular events.
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    Check out our calendar for the dates and information needed to enter these events
    Join the Club
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    ✔️Lots of great Classes & Workshops
    ✔️Access to leading experts with extensive knowledge of all thing German Shepherds
    ✔️Annual awards for a wide variety of accomplishments
    ✔️Socialization opportunities for you and your German Shepherds
    ✔️Help others by sharing your expertise with less experienced members
    ✔️Exchange ideas & methods about training, showing, and just about anything else
    ✔️Great event variety appeals to folks who are general pet owners to serious competitors
    ✔️Be Amazed by the incredible things that you and your german Shepherd can accomplish together…

    Visit the Membership Page for more details
    Congratulations to Us…
    We are the number 1 intermediate sized club as ranked by the GSDCA! This ranking is based on many things, but it is a strong testament as to how active our club is and how our members are always doing wonderful things with their Dogs.
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    Congratulations to all of the club members and their dogs that help make this possible.

    We love that everyone is getting out and working with their dogs. The resulting bonds that form between people and their dogs as a result of this are impossible to describe.

    Check out the calendar below to see how you can get involved.
    Club Newsletters
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    Club Contacts
    Our club’s volunteer Board of Directors are listed below. Click on the name to open an email window:


    Linda Stewart
    President

    Katie Whipps
    Vice President

    Deborah Malone
    Treasurer

    Francine Bethea
    Corresponding Secretary

    Marc Caplin
    Recording Secretary

    Amy Morrison
    Director

    Gail Griffin
    Director

    Steph Rocque
    Director

    Dave Solinsky
    Web Master

     

    2019 Events

      • 23, 24
        March

        GSDCGW Scent Work Trials

        Starts at 8AM
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        GSDC of Greater Washington, D.C. Scent Work Trials:
        March 23-24th - Entries opened on 2/1/19, close on 3/9/19. Visit
        the club website for more info & entry form. May also be
        obtained by visiting the events section on the parent club
        website @ www.gsdca.org

      • 30
        March

        Club Meeting and CGC, CGCA, and Trick Dog Testing

        Starts at 1:0pm
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        Join us for the meeting, the testing, and the pizza

      • 13, 14
        April

        GSDCGW Fast CAT Trials

        Starts at 8AM
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        GSDC of Greater Washington, D.C. FCAT Test: April
        13-14th - Entries close on 4/5/19 @ 12PM EST or until full. Day
        of entries will be accepted if room available. Please visit the club
        website for more info & entry form. May also be obtained by
        visiting the events section on the GSDCA website.

      • 27
        April

        Marshall Legacy Walk

        Starts at 8AM
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        Marshall Legacy Walk: Saturday, April 27th @ 8AM - we
        will meet at the Glenelg School at 12793 Folly Quarter Road in
        Ellicott City, MD 21042. The club is donating $500 for everyone
        to walk. For those wanting to donate please make check payable
        to The Marshall Legacy and bring with you. Walk usually lasts for
        an hour, also will have a booth which ends at noon.

      • 19
        May

        Club Meeting

        1:00PM at timber Ridge Pet resort
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        No details yet

      • 25
        May

        Meet the Breed

        Hampstead Day Arcadia, MD
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        No Details yet

      • 8 & 9
        June

        GSDCGW Scent Work Trials - Exterior

        Timber Ridge Pet Resort
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        Entries open April 1st

      • 14
        July

        Club Meeting and Picnic

        12:00pm Timber Ridge Pet Resort
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        Location is Timber Ridge Pet Resort

        Meeting is at noon and the picnic starts at 1:00pm

      • 04
        August

        Obedience & Rally Trials

        1 Obedience Trial 2 Rally Trials
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        Location:
        Canine Training Association (CTA)
        Beltssille, MD

        Judges:

        Carol Heisterhagen
        All Rally Classes, and Beginner Novice and Novice A

        Ted Walshesky
        All Obedience Classes except Beginner Novice and Novice A

      • 16 - 18
        August

        Conformation Shows

        Cumberland, MD
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        No Details yet

      • 20
        October

        Club Meeting, Elections, and Oktoberfest

        1:00pm at Timber Ridge Pet Resort
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        No Details yet

      • 8
        December

        Club Meeting and Holiday Party

        1:00pm at timber ridge Pet Resort
        location_on Beltsville, MD access_time 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        No Details yet

       

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