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Delmarva German Shepherd Dog Club
Promoting the Working Lines

The Portal of Things to Come

Welcome to the Delmarva German Shepherd Dog Club Website!


 "RIP K-9 Yago"

DGSDC senior club member Vernon Murray with club foundation dog, Yago.

Yago passed November 20th

He always had an "A" game for the helpers. His son and grandchildren carry the Yago lines today.


Welcome to our Website

The Delmarva German Shepherd Dog Club is a private organization, one which promotes the working lines German Shepherd  breed and other approved breeds on the Delmarva Peninsula. We offer serious training for serious people and their dogs. This isn't a sport training venue where members train for points, ribbons, plaques, or inhouse "titles." You won't find training done with buckets of tennis balls, spray string, or streamers made from empty soda bottles. When was the last time you ever heard of someone being attacked with these items in the REAL WORLD?

Through a variety of activities and scenarios that reflect real world needs and applications, we train the dog and the owner as one, the team. Our dog and handler team trains in: on and off leash obedience, control and capping drills, environmental agility and conditioning,  tracking and area searching, and K-9 personal protection using bite sleeves and suits. We also offer training and testing for the American Kennel Club's, Canine Good Citizen title, the puppy S.T.A.R. certification, and the Trick Dog title. Our club has two certified evaluators who can train and assess your pet for these areas.

Memberships require your dog or puppy to be up to date on shots and flea and tick treatments, clear thinking, from working lines, and your personal pet...not something you're training for resale. We will work with some dogs from working/show lines. Exceptions to this policy are few and those done will be on an individual basis. Because we train all year, club memberships are usually available year-round and assessments of your dog or puppy are FREE!

A "portal" is described as a doorway or means of entrance. We would like to think our club is that "entrance" for you and your dog to find out what working dog training is about and why our members enjoy it. Thanks for checking out our website and we look forward to meeting you in person!

 "The breeding of shepherd dogs is the breeding of working dogs and this must always be the aim or we shall cease to produce shepherd dogs." -Max Von Stephanitz


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