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CLUB INFORMATION

(Updated 11/14/2017)

OUR CLUB

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Eastern Virginia, Inc. was established in August 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia.  The club was originally accredited with AKC in March 1954.  The club held its first match (Plan A at the time) on March 14, 1954.  The club was subsequently licensed to hold shows in 1955 (the exact date in unknown).  The club's first licensed event was Classes at the Tidewater KC show on April 2, 1955.  Our first independent show was held on March 29, 1957 in Norfolk at the Municipal Auditorium (9th and Granby St., Norfolk, Va.)

While primarily an AKC Conformation Club, our members interests are as diverse as the different facets of our breed. We have members that are interested in Herding, Agility, Obedience, Schutzhund, Therapy Dog Work, Police Training and Search and Rescue.  Our club meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

 

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month as per schedule below at 6:30pm, at  

 

Zino's Italian-American Restaurant

850 Old George Washington Highway

Chesapeake, VA

757-485-1468

 

Next Meeting:  February 14th, 2018

 

Have a safe and happy holiday!

 

General Meeting Schedule for upcoming months:

Since we are only hosting shows in December now, the business that the club handles is less in the summer months.  We have decided on cutting our monthly meetings back.  Below is the schedule for the future  on the 2nd Wednesday of the month effective IMMEDIATELY:

 

Year

Month Meeting   Year

Month

Meeting

2017

January

NO Meeting

 

2018

January

NO Meeting

2017

February

Meeting

 

2018

February

Meeting

2017

March

NO Meeting

 

2018

March

NO Meeting

2017

April

Meeting

 

2018

April

Meeting

2017

May

NO Meeting

 

2018

May

NO Meeting

2017

June

NO Meeting

 

2018

June

NO Meeting

2017

July

NO Meeting

 

2018

July

NO Meeting

2017

August

NO Meeting

 

2018

August

NO Meeting

2017

September

Meeting

 

2018

September

Meeting

2017

October

Meeting

 

2018

October

Meeting

2017

November

Meeting

 

2018

November

Meeting

2017

December

NO Meeting

 

2018

December

NO Meeting

Note:

         Elections are held in November

         This is a tentative schedule and can be changed if need be with notifications to all members

         Annual Parties will be scheduled based on input from all members

We hold two specialty shows each year. Our Spring Specialty Show is held on Memorial Day weekend at Northern Virginia site in conjunction with the German Shepherd Dog Club of Northern Virginia, which holds its Specialty and Obedience Trial.  Our Fall Specialty Show is held at the KOA Campgrounds on General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Va., usually the first week in December. This show is also in conjunction with the German Shepherd Dog Club of Northern Virginia.  We are always looking for better facilities to hold our events so make sure you contact a club member or officer for exact dates, times and locations.  If you have any suggestions for new locations, please let us know.

We have a Library with books, brochures and periodical publications available to club members.

OBJECTIVE

1. Promote the breeding of better German Shepherd Dogs.

2. Promote the conformation with the "Standard of the German Shepherd Dog as approved by the American Kennel Club" by breeders, judges, dog-show committees, and the like.

3. Encourage and participate in the holding of public shows and other public exhibitions of the German Shepherd Dog.

4. Give aid, information, and assistance to persons wishing to become German Shepherd owners or breeders.

5. Assist in securing publicity and legislation beneficial to the best interest of dog breeders and owners.

6. Promote the general welfare of the German Shepherd Dog.

 


"THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA AND THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF EASTERN VIRGINIA, HAS NEVER RECOGNIZED, SUPPORTED, OR CONDONED THE BREEDING OF WHITE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS, AS A WHITE DOG IS DISQUALIFIED FROM THE AKC CONFORMATION SHOWS BY THE OFFICIAL STANDARD OF THE BREED, WHICH IS THE ONLY STANDARD RECOGNIZED BY THE AKC."
 

Training Classes

NOTICE: 

No training classes at this time.  Keep checking the site to see when they will resume.

Chesapeake City Hall

 306 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 

Contact Bruce Gilbert at  (757) 421-7854 or bgjobar@aol.com

 

 

We have a variety of programs, video, speakers, round table discussions, AKC Judges, etc.  Please contact Natalie Smith, Membership Chairman for additional information.

We try to have monthly training classes on the weekend, weather permitting, also alternating between Virginia Beach and Smithfield or Newport News. Please contact Bruce Gilbert, Training Director for location and times.

All visitors and potential members are more than welcome to attend all events.

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