Grand Canyon German Shepherd Dog Club
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_classes, tracking, hosting
specialty shows and participation in community activities (such as in
the annual Veteran's Day Parade). Club members also participate in non-club
dog socialization, &
Click here for the official address of the club
This page was last updated on : 11/30/2016
See the new approved By_Laws
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.
|Schedule of Programs and Activities in near future|
|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
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.
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
- In the Summer time the meetings are later in the evening at 7:00 PM with no obedience classes.
- In the Fall, Winter and Spring times the meetings are at 6:45 PM, and
- Obedience training will start promptly at 7:00 PM in Fall, Winter and Spring
- We meet on the west side of Sereno Park.
The park is located at 56th Street and Sweetwater, which is just north of Cactus and south of Thunderbird on 56th Street. The entrance to the parking lot is the first driveway, on the left, coming off Sweetwater coming from 56th street.
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 https://land.az.gov/ 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 https://land.az.gov/applications-and-permits. 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 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
address of the club, for "snail mail", is:
Grand Canyon German Shepherd Dog Club
7025 E. Wildcat Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
|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|