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Grand Canyon German Shepherd Dog Club

1st Place Winner at the
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014, 2015
Veteran's Day Parades
We march to honor the Military Dogs

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The Grand Canyon German Shepherd Dog Club is for the benefit of all persons interested in this wonderful breed.  This includes, but not limited to, owning, training, showing and/or breeding German Shepherds.  Club activities include monthly meetings (with scheduled presentations), Conformation_classestracking, hosting specialty shows and participation in community activities (such as in the annual Veteran's Day Parade). Club members also participate in non-club activities in dog socialization, & obedience,
Click here for the official address of the club

This page was last updated on : 11/30/2016


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If you earned a title for your dog during 2016 then please submit the information to Kathy Kuklovsky prior to December 20th so that appropriate awards can be prepared for handing out at our annual banquet in January 2017. 

  Candid pictures from the Fun Day the club had last October
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   Club members please come help to setup the rings at the Windermere hotel on Friday, Dec. 9th, starting at 3:30 PM.

Obedience classes will suspended during the Holiday Season. 
No classes on Dec. 20, 27 and Jan. 3. 
Classes will resume on Tuesday January 10, 2017


Schedule of Programs and Activities in near future
Date Program
December 9 -- 3:30 PM Ring and show set up at the Windermere hotel
Dec 10 & 11, 2016 Annual Specialty Shows
Saturday start time:  10:00 AM, Sunday start: 9:00 AM
January 22, 2017 Annual Awards Banquet
Feb. 25 & 26 Annual Obedience and Rally Trials
Paradise Valley Park

General Club Meetings

These usually take place once each month (June, July and August excepted) selected in order to avoid conflicts with major holidays and/or major local shows.
In an effort to make meetings more interesting and non-intrusive regarding the dinner hour, the board decided to have meetings take place at people's home with a "pot luck" dinner activity.  Directions will be posted and sent out each month with the host's address.  Also it will be possible to access maps to the current host, on this website. 

Our Next regular meeting:  Saturday, January 22nd, 2017


PROGRAM: This is the annual banquet and fund raising function.  The new board takes over.  Nomination/volunteering and election of committee heads will take place.
Awards will be presented to those members who earned new titles/honors during 2016.
Members a encouraged to bring a wrapped gift -- minimum value $10.  These will be raffled off at the end of the meeting. 

Socialization and Obedience Activities

Classes are suspended Dec. 20, 27 and Jan. 3.
Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Everyone is invited so bring the whole family. 
This is a great place to meet people and their dogs.  
If you haven't done so see information regarding snake proofing your dog.  This can save its life!
Tell us about your Obedience interests by contacting our Obedience Chair, Mary Hamilton -- see below.
Events take place on Tuesday nights. See pictures from a recent class.
See the article "A German Shepherd's Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste"

Contact person: Mary Hamilton 



Tracking Activities (including trailing and area search). 

We have braked for the summer. Please check back to see when we will start again.

This is State Land and you will need your Recreation Use Permit issued by the Arizona State Land Department. This annual permit is $15.00. You can go online for the form and mail it in or go directly to the AZ State Land Department located at 1616 W. Adams St., Phoenix.

 Please bring your dogs favorite toy and/or treat, and plenty of water for both you and your dog.  Also, be sure to wear sturdy shoes.  If you are new to tracking, don't worry about any of the equipment for tracking.
 See you this Sunday.

For those of you who will be joining us, you will need a Recreational Use Permit issued by the Arizona State Land Department.  Their web site is  This permit is good for one year and allows you to go on State Land.  Unless things have changed you will have to print the application and send it in along with a check to the Arizona State Land Department.  In the past, they have been very prompt issuing the permit.

We will be sending out an email where and when we will meet as it gets closer to the 8th.  If you are new, be sure to bring your dogs favorite toy/food.  In addition. bring plenty of water for both you and your dog.  Each dog is worked individually so your dog will have to either be kept in a crate or in your car, when not being worked.  We do not allow any dogs to be tied in or out of your vehicle.

If you have any questions, or would like your name removed from this group, please let us know.

For details contact:  Linda and Morley.

Conformation classes 

Conformation classes are being held at SERENO PARK, on Sundays -- see top of page for specifics

Address website related inquiries to: GCGSDC Webmaster

For additional information contact this person

The official address of the club, for "snail mail", is:

Grand Canyon German Shepherd Dog Club
7025 E. Wildcat Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85266

2016 Contacts

President: Jeff Hanauer Vice President: Kathy Hand
Treasurer:  Kathy Kuklovsky Recording Secretary:  Debbie Smith
Corresponding Secretary: Erin Nellis AKC Rep:  Alan Elsroad
Past President: Charlotte Funk
Obedience Chair:  Mary Hamilton Conformation Chair: Kim Schooley
Show Chair: Debbie Smith Hospitality Chair: Deanne Ryan
Breed Rescue: Charis Williams Website: Michel Ebertin