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"Clean and sinewy in build, the entire dog was one live wire. His character was on a par with his exterior qualities; marvellous in his obedient fidelity to his master, and above all else, the straightforward nature of a gentleman with a boundless zest for living. Never idle, always on the go; well disposed to harmless people, but no cringer, mad about children and always in love. He was in Heaven when someone was occupied with him and was then the most tractable of dogs."

- Captain Max von Stephanitz, founding father of the German Shepherd Dog

 

GSA IRELAND promotes the German Shepherd Dog breed and working dog sport in Ireland The GSA represents one of 75 countries with affiliated membership of the World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs (WUSV). Local groups can provide handlers and dogs with the very best training and experience at well equipped facilities in disciplines which include obedience, tracking, agility, ring craft and protection work. GSA members can now attain in Ireland, BH (the basic obedience, traffic safe dog test) AD (Endurance) Obedience, Tracking, and Protection for IPO/Schutzhund qualifications, and breed surveys recognized throughout the world. GSA members are entitled to avail of the opportunity to have their dogs DNA registered, micro-chipped, and X-Rayed under the German hip and elbow scheme with the approval of local veterinary surgeons using the latest digital IT technology. The GSA in collaboration with the WUSV will introduce an addendum pedigree to the existing Irish and English kennel club pedigrees which will provide the owner with proof of parentage through DNA, relevant information on the health and working qualifications of ancestors and will provide space for the inclusion of hip and elbow results, working qualifications, and proof of DNA and will stay with the dog for life.

 

GSA GROUPS

There are eight local groups serving the North, South, East and West of Ireland. There are four regional clubs covering all areas of the country, one in each province of Ireland (known as Landesgruppen Clubs) and named after the four provinces of Ireland, Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught. Please have a look at our GSA Groups page to find your local group.

 

WUSV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

GSA Ireland congratulates the Irish team who travelled to Haguenau, France, for the WUSV World Championships from October 8-12th 2014.

Representing Ireland were Padraig (Paul) Flanagan with Sepp vom Haus Silma and Clare Higgins and Eilenburg Joel.

Paul and Sepp scored 91 in tracking, 89 in obedience and 91 in protection to finish on a score of 271 - congratulations to Padraig and Sepp for yet another successful World Championships

Congratulations also go to Clare Higgins with Joel who scored 71 in tracking, 70 in obedience and 88 in protection to finish on a score of 229 at their first ever World Championships.

Team captain was Andrea Leamy and vice captain was Clare Weir. Tracksuits were sponsored by Karanberg kennels.

The competition was won by Helmut Huber and Hank com Weinbergblick for the third year in a row with a score of 99 - 96 - 97 (292) and Germany also won the top team position.

For more information and full results - visit the event website here

 

IRISH NATIONAL IPO TRIAL/IRISH SIEGER BREED SHOW 2015

Congratulations to the new Irish National IPO Champions and Irish National Tracking Champions, Pat Hedderman and Wolfhaus Kinga of OG Thomond who scored 90/86/97 - 273 and will be representing Ireland at the WUSV IPO World Championships in Finland.

Congratulations also to the Irish Sieger V1 Zanto von der Libeswarte IPO1 KKL1, owned by Maureen Lakin, and Siegerin V1 Weika von der Thorner Insel IPO3 KKl1 owned by Barry & Allison Hill.

The trial and show at Green Glens Arena, Mill Street, Cork, were judged by Herr Harald Hohmann (SV/Kennel Melancthon) on July 18 and 19 2015, hosted by OG Duhallow and generously sponsored by JOSERA and MAXIZOO

Helpers for the trial were Brian Reidy (GSA Ireland) and Nick Koskinas (GSDL)

Tracklayer for the trial was Brian Simpson (GSA Ireland)

Helper for the Irish Sieger Breed Show Courage Test for Working Males and Females was Nick Koskinas (GSDL) and show stewards was Michelle Sheehan of GSA Ireland.

For trial results, click here, for show results, click here.

 

IPO/SCHUTZHUND TRIALS, SHOWS AND SEMINARS

Seminars and training days take place throughout the year.

Please see our Events page and calendar for latest events and results.

 

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

WUSV IPO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

WUSV UNIVERSAL SIEGER

 



LATEST NEWS

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Jul 20, 2015

Congratulations to the new Irish National IPO Champions and Irish National Tracking Champions, Pat Hedderman and Wolfhaus Kinga of OG Thomond who scored 90/86/97 - 273 and will be representing Ireland at the WUSV IPO World Championships in Finland.

Congratulations also to the Irish Sieger V1 Zanto von der Libeswarte IPO1 KKL1, owned by Maureen Lakin, and Siegerin V1 Weika von der Thorner Insel IPO3 KKl1 owned by Barry & Allison Hill.

Please read on for more information!

 


Jul 7, 2015

GSA Ireland extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Richard James from the German Shepherd Dog League of Great Britain - a fellow competitor, judge and founder member of White Rose Schutzhund Club, who has passed away. A pioneer of dogsport in the UK, he will be sadly missed.

GSA Ireland would like to announce that the Irish National IPO Championship winner's trophy for 2015 has been dedicated to Richard's memory.

Jun 28, 2015

OG Waterside held a successful club trial on June 27 2015 under judge Toine Jonkers (VDH/WUSV). Helper was Brian Reidy and tracklayer was Brian Simpson. Trial winner was Martin Noonan and Oberhausen Gary of OG Duhallow who scored 86 in tracking, 90 in obedience and 93 in protection to finish with a score of 269.

Special congratulations to nine year old Fionn Murphy of OG Duhallow and his dog Holly who performed a superb BH round - GSA Ireland's youngest handler!

Read on for full results.


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