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The German Shepherd Dog respected for its Versatility, Intelligence ,and Loyalty 

Are you looking for your next life long, companion or perhaps your next performance or conformation star. Find a German Shepherd, access our breeder listing online and learn more about choosing a German Shepherd

Want to know more about this special breed of dog? The history of the breed, colors, breed standard and health concerns specific to German Shepherds.  Learn about the different things you can do with your German Shepherd.

GSDCC members are a diverse group of people brought together by a passion for the German Shepherd Dog.We, as current members, would like to invite you to join us. We tackle difficult problems, debate important issues and discuss upcoming events, share in the excitement of a new litter and comfort each other as a dog passes. 

Do you have a question that needs to be answered?  Looking for information on a specific program or item?  Check out the Club Officers and Committee Members page to find the right person to help you with your questions!

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.

GSDCC Objectives

  • 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

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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.

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