German Shepherd Dog
Shepherd Dog League of NSW Inc
and The German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia (GSDCA) have been established to promote the
breeding, exhibition and overall improvement of the
German Shepherd Dog.
The German Shepherd
Dog has a great following worldwide and is a very
versatile, all-round companion dog. They are used by the
armed services and police for protection, tracking, and rescue work;
they are also used for sheep herding and as a guide dog for the blind.
However, the vast
majority are owned by Shepherd enthusiasts as beloved
family pets. We hope to give you some understanding of
the background of the breed's history and what the
German Shepherd Dog League of NSW Inc can offer you in regards to
training and general care of your Shepherd.
The German Shepherd Dog is a relatively recently
developed breed formally fixing its characteristics in
the 1890's by Captain Max von Stephanitz in Germany.
Captain von Stephanitz
developed the breed and established the breed club (the SV), the association that gave its support to the
developing and perfecting of the German Shepherd Dog
With the passing years
the development of its' physical characteristics was
accompanied by a significant diversification in the use
of the GSD.
The GSD character,
particularly its faithfulness, courage, power of
attention and acuteness of senses have made the GSD
capable of carrying out the most varied of tasks.
Captain Max von Stephanitz
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