The GSA represents one of 85 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 Ireland awards internationally recognised WUSV titles and grades in both Performance and Show disciplines at the National, Landesgruppe (provincial) and local level.
In the sport of IGP, from the National events, these are:
- Irish National IGP Champion
- Irish National Tracking Champion
(Accompanied by the relevant performance grade at National IGP Trial)
In the breed ring, exhibits can attain the following titles related to their WUSV equivalent age class, accompanied by a show grade:
- Irish Sieger (VA IRL Excellent Select, only in the Working Male Class)
- Irish Siegerin (VA IRL Excellent Select, only from the Working Female Class)
- Young Sieger (SG IRL 18 – 24 mths)
- Young Siegerin (SG IRL 18 – 24 mths)
- Youth Sieger (SG IRL 12 – 18 mths)
- Youth Siegerin (SG IRL 12 – 18 mths)
These titles can only be awarded at GSA Ireland events to animals which fulfil the correct WUSV criteria and attain the relevant health tests and/or performance results and breed survey.
For a copy of procedures relating to SV health testing, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with full contact details.
Click HERE to go to our ‘Health and Wellbeing’ page for more details.
For more about our shows, click HERE
For more about our trials, click HERE
For trial rules, forms, and downloads, click HERE for our ‘Info for Members’ page.