Official CKC National Breed Club and your guide to the German Shepherd Dog
Looking to buy a German Shepherd Dog
Looking for your next companion, performance or conformation star?
Learn how to choose your first or next GSD and access the Breeders' Directory
About the German Shepherd Dog
Learn about the GSD. The history of the breed, the breed standard, health and genetics.
Learn about the different activities you can do with your GSD.
Join the GSDCC
Our members are a diverse group brought together by a passion for and dedication to the versatile German Shepherd Dog.
We invite you to join us!
2021 Canadian National
The National Show Committee continues to plan for the 2021 Canadian National!
September 16, 17 and 18, 2021 at the Festival Inn in Stratford, Ontario.
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Welcome to the German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada
The German Shepherd is known for its versatility, intelligence, service to the public and devotion to its family. It remains one of the most popular breeds of dog in the world today, and due to its versatility can participate in a wide range of activities and sports.
Promote and improve the breeding of German Shepherd Dogs and advance, the interest and public image of the German Shepherd Breed
Support, encourage and assist Branch, Member and Regional Clubs
Conduct events for German Shepherds Sanctioned by the Canadian Kennel Club
Publish literature in the interest of the German Shepherd Dog
Assist Breeders, owners and the general public in furthering knowledge and appreciation of the breed through education programs
Encourage members and breeders to accept that the Standard of the Breed as approved by the Canadian Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which the German Shepherd Dog shall be judged
The German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada Inc. (GSDCC) is the country's oldest active specialty breed club. Since its inception in 1922 the Club has developed a distinctly national profile with member and affiliated clubs from coast to coast. We are not a registry service, the Canadian Kennel Club is the registry for all breeds in Canada. We are a club built to promote the breed and work as a strictly volunteer service to offer venues of all the German Shepherd can do.
Benefits of Membership
Advertise and access listings in the online kennel list
Subscription to the GSDCC magazine
Ability to participate in the futurity/maturity system
Compete for trophies, awards and titles
Join a special community, where you can share your passion for the breed, and develop friendships
Volunteer and have a voice in your club and the betterment of the breed.
Having Fun with your German Shepherd - Slide Show
The German shepherd breed is so intelligent and learns so readily that it has been used in the service of people as well as being treasured as a companion and family member. The German Shepherd excels in many dog related activities There seems to be no end to what we will find this versatile breed engaged in.
German Shepherds excel in pulling sports such as sledding, skijoring, fatbike or scootering. These sports build strength and aerobic fitness all with you and your dog outdoors together.