Official CKC National Breed Club and your guide to the German Shepherd Dog

Welcome to the GSDCC Inc.
Celebrating 100 Years 1922-2022

Dedicated to the preservation and betterment of the German Shepherd Dog.

The German Shepherd Dog is versatile, intelligent and loyal.  
It is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the world today.


  • Promote and improve the ethical breeding of the German Shepherd Dog

  • Advance the interest and public image of the German Shepherd Dog

  • Support, encourage and assist Branch, Member and Regional Clubs

  • Hold conformation and performance events sanctioned by the Canadian Kennel Club

  • Publish literature in the interest of the German Shepherd Dog

  • Educate breeders, owners and the public




Learn how to choose your next German Shepherd Dog.  Access our Breeders' Directory.

History of the GSD, the breed standard, health and genetics.  Learn about different activities you can do with your GSD.

Our members are a diverse group brought together by a passion for and dedication to the versatile German Shepherd Dog.

plan to attend...

2022 Canadian National

Conformation Shows

Obedience and Rally Trials

Futurity / Maturity Finals

September 15, 16, 17, 2022

Stratford, Ontario

Get Involved...

Operating under the Canadian Kennel Club, the German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada Inc. (GSDCC) is Canada's oldest active breed Club.  Formed in 1922, the GSDCC has a distinctly national profile with Members and affiliate Clubs coast to coast.  The GSDCC's goal is to preserve and promote the GSD and its versatility as a breed. As a not-for-profit Club, we rely on Members for support and to ensure the Club's Mission continues.
Benefits of Membership
  • Join and be part of a community who's members share a passion for the GSD.
  • Make friends and connect with like-minded people.
  • Promote and advertise your bitch, stud dog and litters.
  • Access Breeder Listings to find your next GSD.
  • Subscription to the GSDCC's magazine The Gazette.
  • Participate in the Futurity/ Maturity system.
  • Compete for trophies, awards and titles.
  • Volunteer and have a voice in your Club and the betterment of the GSD.

The German Shepherd Dog is an intelligent and versatile breed.  It is quick and eager to learn. 
The German Shepherd Dog is treasured as a working and service dog, companion and family member.
The German Shepherd Dog participates and excels in a variety of performance activities and sports.


Pulling sports include sledding, skijoring, fatbike, scootering and draft dog. Pulling sports sports build strength and aerobic fitness.