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2018 USCA National Conformation Show and Breed Survey

We are excited to have this event in the Northwestern Region. It was our own Menlo Park Schutzhund Club that hosted the first U.S. Sieger Show back in 1990;  now Way Out West Schutzhund Club will have the distinction of hosting the inaugural USCA National Breed Show, which is USCA’s national conformation show in the years that GSDCA hosts the Sieger Show.

  • Co-hosted by: Way Out West Schutzhund Club
  • Location: Ione, CA
  • Date: April 12-15, 2018
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 2018 Regional IPO Championship: TBA 

  • Hosted by: San Jose German Shepherd Dog Club
  • Judges: TBD


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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