DSCSD continues to celebrate the amazing German Shepherd dog and hosted a club trial on Fiesta Island April 21 and 22, 2023. For the third club trial in a row, we welcomed Bernhard Prem from Kitzbuhel, Austria as our SV judge. A total of 10 dogs participated in the trial with the following results:
Derek Kinninger and his dog Finn earned their AD and BH titles
Brenda Arao and her dog A'Behnaz earned their AD title
Bernardino Orozco and his dog Bob (handled by Angel Nicanor) earned their AD title
Totee Setthachuea and his dog Caleigh earned their BH title
Thomas Schoder and his dog Gipsy earned their BH title
Gina Clemeaux and her dog Giorgia earned their BH title
Kimberly Ratliff and her dog Creed (handled by Steve House) earned their BH title
Kimberly Ratliff and her dog Epic earned their BH title
Leisa Tilley and her dog Quinn (handled by Zeke Rudd) earned their BH title
Christine Barker and her dog Ansell earned their IGP1 title
Thank you to Thomas Schoder and Gina Clemeaux and their dogs Giorgia and Gipsy for joining us all the way from Melba, ID.
A very special thanks to our club helper, Victor Belanich, who completed his fourth club trial as our club helper. His tireless work again won high praise from Judge Bernhard Prem.
Finally, all of the club members wish to offer thanks to Mike McKinney, Linda Stafford, and Leon Luszcz for all of their time and dedication to the club.
DSCSD welcomed SV Körmeister and Conformation Judge Erich Bösl all the way from Schwandorf, Germany to oversee our breed survey and conformation show. Mr. Bösl is a well-respected breeder under the kennel name von der Piste Trophe and has produced many award winning German Shepherd dogs over the years.
Six amazing German Shepherds were presented for the breed survey on Saturday. Kaili von Haus Gerstenberg, owned by Sally Schoder, and Efo di Casa Caputi, owned by Linda Lundborg, completed a re-survey after interruption and will be eligible for a lifetime breed survey in 2025.
These four dogs completed lifetime breed surveys:
Our conformation show at Robb Field saw 29 beautiful German Shepherds strut their stuff. Every dog presented very well and received valuable critique from Mr. Bösl. Highlighting the show were V1 ratings awarded to the following Working Class dogs:
A very special thanks to the following:
Alethea Caldwell-Munsinger for sharing her wealth of knowledge in every
corner of this sport and for securing the trophies for this event.
Gretchen Weinzimer for her many hours behind the scenes producing a
Abhai Kaul for his amazing graphic artistry throughout the catalog.
Sally Schoder for all the behind-the-scenes assistance.
Thomas Schoder for lending his helper expertise to our Breed Survey.
Additionally, DSCSD is very grateful for a generous donation towards the cost of trophies made in the name of Pathos Della Valcuvia.
Julia Kranicz, a highly experienced handler, will be attending our show from Germany. She will be available for handling during the Show on April 23, 2023. Please contact Linda Lundborg at (951) 300-6005 to confirm availability for a particular class.
April 22 & 23, 2023
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Thanks to Nick Rura for this great drone footage.
One of our longest-tenured club members, Guy Nguyen, provided these photos from the first DSC club trial 17 years ago. He is shown handling V. Asko vom Giliannes during the protection phase of the trial.
Asko earned Sch 3, FH1, and KKL1 (Life) titles during his time with the club
Asko is one of the rare working line German Shepherds to earn a "V" rating in a conformation show
Our club, Deutscher Schaferhunde Club of San Diego (DSCSD), is an SV Regional Club within the German Shepherd Dog Club of America (GSDCA). If you plan to enter your dog in a GSDCA-sanctioned conformation show or trial, you, as an individual or family, must first become a member of the GSDCA.
Every dog entered in a GSDCA-sanctioned conformation show or trial must have its own scorebook. After you've secured your GSDCA membership, please contact Joy Schultz at the GSDCA to obtain a scorebook for your dog. Her contact information can be found here: http://www.gsdca.org/sv-programs/sv-regional-clubs
With rule changes that took effect January 1, 2019, the BH routine has been modified as described in the video below:
Christine, Lilly, and Logan working with Mike on the BH pattern
Brandon (with Christine), Bucko (with Lilly), and Nikita (with Logan) strutting their stuff in a BH pattern
Fiesta Island Road, San Diego, California 92109, United States
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