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Its all about the People in the GSDCC

While we love to provide awards and trophies to recognize  our dogs and their owners, achievements, we also recognize that it is the people who make the breed and our parent club a success.  Only through the continued hard work and diligence of breeders, sportsmanship of competitors, support from members and sponsors can the club be a success.  So this page is dedicated to recognizing some of those special people.

During his time on the Board and as President he  continuously lobbied the  board of the CKC to change our breed standard and make the colour white a disqualifying fault in our breed.  This was finally accomplished shortly before Peter left the position of President due to health concerns.


Peter was also involved in setting up a National Show Committee in 1991. This group established our club's first indoor National Specialty Show and Obedience Trials in 1993.  The show ran indoors for 24 years, with the final indoor show being held in Kitchener, Ontario in 2016.


Peter was a great promoter of our breed and of our club, bringing many new people into the breed and the GSDCC.


The Peter Crawford Memorial Trophy is a perpetual trophy was created to honor his memory and accomplishments.  It is awarded every year at the Canadian National German Shepherd Show, to a member in good standing that has set an example of the versatility of the German Shepherd Dog.

Peter Crawford Memorial Trophy

Peter Crawford - December 26th, 1942 to March 18th, 2010
Was a well known breeder of German Shepherds (Rhovanion Kennels) and a professional handler. He also was involved in Obedience, running Obedience classes in Milton, Ontario for 35 years.

Peter Joined the GSDCC in 1969 and was a Life Member.

He served on the Board of Directors for several years and was a
Past President of the club from 1986 to 1989 and again from 1992 to 1998.  

2017 Peter Crawford Trophy Recipient Jack Kilgour


2016 Peter Crawford Trophy Recipient Sherry Greenbury


2015 Peter Crawford Trophy Recipients Bill & Joanne Randall


2014 Peter Crawford Trophy Recipient Maureen Charlton


2013 Peter Crawford Trophy Recipient Marvis Kilgour


2012 Peter Crawford Trophy Recipients John & Christine Gibbons


2011 Peter Crawford Trophy Recipient Reta Boyd


2010 Peter Crawford Trophy Recipients Janice Armstrong Purnell


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Life Members Award  

Lifetime members are elected by the board and are members in good standing who are recognized for some outstanding deed or service to the breed.

Maureen Charleton -GSDCC Commemorative Quilt

“Throughout the Years”

A Commemorative Quilt Featuring our Club’s Logos


The German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada unveiled our “Throughout the Years” quilt at the 2014 National   Specialty Show in Kitchener, Ontario. It showcases every Club logo from 1925 to 2014.


This quilt was sponsored by many, (whose names have been imprinted on the reverse of the quilt itself) to be showcased at each Canadian National of the future.


Maureen Charlton envisioned, designed and created this quilt and we are grateful for her thoughtfulness and           generosity. Her classic, commemorative design also serves to honor our Club’s long-time, hardworking members (past and present), and our beloved German Shepherd Dog.


Club Historian, Librarian and Secretary Tom Morgan found each logo from the Club’s archives, and secured an anonymous donor who had them transferred onto silkscreen. Maureen credits Tom’s hard work and enthusiasm as contributing factors in this idea coming to fruition.


About the Quilter:

Maureen Charlton. “Altana Shepherds “, has the honor of breeding Altana’s Mystique, the top-winning Dog of all time, All Breeds. This record places the German Shepherd Dog in this prestigious position in the Record Books.

Our breed has been a part of Maureen’s life for many years, giving her great success and the opportunity to make some very special friendships along the way. She says “German Shepherds make my life complete and I will always treasure the wonderful times they have given me.”


Maureen has always had an interest in making things, and “quilting” is a great way to continue

showcasing her love for the German Shepherd Dog!

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