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 2019 Regional Conformation Show and Breed Survey
June 14-16, 2019

  • Host: Menlo Park Schutzhund Club
  • Judge: Harold Hohmann (SV)
  • Location: TBA

2019 Regional IGP Championship
September 13-15, 2019

  • Host: Gold Country Working Dog Club
  • Judges: Tracking – Andrea Duggan (USCA); OB/Prot – Vadim Plotsker (USCA)
  • Location: TBA


From the very beginning, the Northwestern Region has played an integral role in the history of Schutzhund in the United States. Officially designated as a region within United Schutzhund Clubs of America in 1976, the Northwestern Region has been home to many of the individuals involved in the beginnings of Schutzhund and USCA. It was in the Santa Clara Valley in Northern California that Schutzhund was first introduced into the U.S., through immigrant Gernot Riedel in 1957. In 1959, the first Schutzhund club in the United States was formed in Santa Clara: the Peninsula Police Canine Corps (now Peninsula Canine Corps, or PCC). Continue reading

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