"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.
There are nine 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 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
Congratulations to Irish National IPO Champion Padraig Flanagan and his dog Sepp vom Haus Silma and Irish National Tracking Champion Clare Higgins and Eilenburg Joel.
Please read on for the full results of the Irish National IPO & Tracking Championships 2014, and club trial, both hosted by OG Waterside, judged by Toine Jonkers (VDL/WUSV) held over April 26th & 27th 2014 and sponsored by PET SOLUTIONS.
See HERE for full results.
IRISH SIEGER SHOW/KOERUNG 2014
The Irish Sieger Show 2014 and a Körung (breed survey), hosted by OG Wicklow, took place on Saturday August 23rd under judge/körmeister Margit van Dorssen (Kennel von Arlett) at Newcastle GAA grounds, Co Wicklow.
IRISH SIEGER: MURRAY'S GRANITT VOM OSTERBERGER-TAL V1
RESERVE SIEGER: CARROL'S ZANTO VON DER LIEBESWARTE V2
Show manager: Denis O'Neill (OG Wicklow)
Show secretary: Gayle Boyce
Helper: Brian Reidy (OG Waterside)
Many thanks to OG Wicklow for organising such a successful event, to show sponsors Gain and to all the class and trophy sponsors.
Click here for results.
IPO/SCHUTZHUND TRIALS, SHOWS AND SEMINARS
There will be club trials at OG Glanmire in March and OG Templepatrick in April. The Ulster Landesgruppen will also host an LG show on Sunday April 12th.
Seminars and training days take place throughout the year.
Please see our Events page and calendar for latest events and results.
WUSV IPO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
GSA Ireland congratulates Padraig (Paul) Flanagan and Sepp vom Haus Silma for clinching an amazing third place at the WUSV IPO World Championships in Philadelphia, USA on October 16-20th. Representing Ireland, Paul and Sepp, accompanied by team captain Andrea Leamy, also took the title of highest scoring single-member team in the competition with 286 points.
Tracking - 98 POINTS (Judge Peter Mayerl)
Protection - 95 POINTS (Judge Toine Jonkers)
Obedience - 93 POINTS (Judge Haruo Masuda)
OG Templepatrick will host a club IPO trial at club grounds on Saturday April 11th 2015
Judge: Harald Hohmann (SV)
Helper: Martin McMenamin (OG Templepatrick)
Tracklayer: Jim Caldwell (OG Waterside)
OG Glanmire will host a club IPO trial at club grounds on March 21st/22nd 2015
Judge: Jim Jackson (SV/GSDL)
Tracklayer: Brian Simpson (OG Waterside)
Helpers: Peter McKenna/Brian Reidy (OG Waterside)
Please read on for entry form and accommodation details.
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