Sieger Show Helpers

Rory Kennedy

RBKnationals2014"I am honored to have been selected as a helper for the 2016 GSDCA Sieger Show. Having grown up in a family deeply entrenched in the training and breeding of the German Shepherd Dog, I have been involved in helper work since the age of 9. I am currently the President and Training Director of Wesconn Schaeferhund Verein. Among many club and regional level trials and breed surveys, I have also been chosen to work numerous national level events, which are as follows:

Front Half NASS 2013
Front Half GSDCA-WDA National IPO Championship 2014
Front/Back Half NASS 2014
Front Half Helper GSDCA National IPO Championship 2016

I would like to thank T.Floyd and Dean Calderon for their early influence, as well as my grandfather John Mathias Henkel. I would like to especially thank my uncle John Henkel, for his wealth of knowledge and continued coaching. I also send special appreciation to Steve House, Phil Hoelcher, Carl Smith, and Helmut Huber for their guidance. I thank the board members for their consideration of me for this event, and I wish all the competitors the best of luck!"

Patrick Kuehn


Hello, my name is Pat Kuehn and I live in Troy, New York. I have been involved in the sport of Schutzhund since the age of 13 and have been doing helper work since 16. I have trained several dogs to various titles and am very active in showing, having competed successfully in many Sieger Shows.

It is a great honor for me to have been chosen for this event and I would like to thank the many people over the years that have given me the honor of working their dogs. I would most like to thank the late Bob Degener who introduced me to this great sport, Steve House who has always been there as both my mentor and friend and Walter Kotters who has been my friend, mentor and biggest supporter.. I would also like to thank everyone in my club for their support and faith, I wouldn't be here without them.

I would like to wish the very best of luck to all competitors and look forward to a great event!!