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The German Shepherd Dog Club of America-Working Dog Association, Inc. (GSDCA-WDA) is dedicated to the welfare and betterment of the German Shepherd Dog. The GSDCA-WDA is a corporation separate and apart from, but closely allied and associated with the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. (GSDCA). Through its relationship with the GSDCA and their membership in the World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs (WUSV), the GSDCA-WDA is able to offer internationally recognized events and programs to its members.
The German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc., also known as the Parent Club by breed enthusiasts, was formed in 1913 & incorporated February 7, 1916, by seven people:
Anne Tracy, Margaret C. Throop, Edith May Schley, Vemon Castle, John Volkman, Paul Huhn, & B.R. Ruggles
The purposes for which the Corporation was formed are:
1) To promote the breeding of the German Shepherd Dog;
2) To define precisely and publish definition of the true type, and to urge the adoption of such types on
breeders, judges, dog show committees, etc., as the only recognized and unvarying standard by which
the German Shepherd Dog is to be judged, and which may in the future be uniformly accepted as the
sole standard of excellence in breeding and awarding prizes of merit;
3) To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by offering prizes, supporting
certain shows, encouraging the development of working qualities and taking any other steps that may
4) To promote its most conspicuous characteristics as Police Dog, War Dog, Red Cross Dog, and Herding
5) To encourage therefore all trial and demonstrations in which those qualities may be shown, so as to
interest the public generally, but especially the police and other municipal organizations in our ideals.
With these principles still guiding us, let our Club today continue to work for the betterment of German Shepherd Dogs in whatever way we are able.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: The first impression of a good German Shepherd Dog is that of a strong, agile, well muscled animal, alert and full of life. It is well balanced, with harmonious development of the forequarter and hindquarter. The dog is longer than tall, deep-bodied, and presents an outline of smooth curves rather than angles. It looks substantial and not spindly, giving the impression, both at rest and in motion, of muscular fitness and nimbleness without any look of clumsiness or soft living. The ideal dog is stamped with a look of quality and nobility - difficult to define, but unmistakable when present. Secondary sex characteristics are strongly marked, and every animal gives a definite impression of masculinity or femininity, according to its sex.