Breed Information

Origin and History

The soundness of temperament is most important, as a good-looking dog with a poor temperament has little value compared to a dog physically less appealing but has a temperament enabling him to fulfil the tasks assigned to him properly.

This is why the GSD is given tests to determine the stability of temperament. Trials in obedience and tracking help determine and maintain the intelligence and purpose of the German Shepherd dog.


Aims and Objectives

There are National Schemes promoting these aims which include the following:

  • Hip Dysplasia `A` stamp scheme
  • Elbow Dysplasia `Z` stamp scheme
  • Breed Survey scheme
  • Shows and Obedience

The GSDL Inc. holds breed, obedience shows and breed surveys.

Please take a look at Coming Events for the dates of our activities.

These events promote the exhibition and judging of German Shepherd Dogs.