Youth Recognition Form

We are adding pages to the GSD Review to recognize significant GSD accomplishments for young people 17 years old or younger.  This form will give proper authorization.

Junior Handling Classes

Junior competition has  three classes divided by age: Junior (ages 9-11), Intermediate (ages 12-14), and Senior (ages 15-18).  Competition for a Best Junior Handler is between the winner of each age group and the Junior/Senior class.

Did you Know?

The Junior program is based on a year-long accumulative point system with the winner receiving the Robert Hamilton Award Trophy at the National.  In addition, a GPA Scholastic Award (a $100 savings certificate) is available to the Junior with the highest GPA submitting points.

Performance Award

This is awarded based on AKC sanctioned Shows held in the fiscal years from July 1 to June 30.

A signed statement by both the Junior and parent(s), guardian or sponsor who is a member of the GSDCA must be sent to the AKC chairman stating that the Junior completed each title or degree in its entirety along with a copy of the awarded certificate for completing of the title from AKC.

The award is given for each title completed in its entirety by a junior including confirmation, obedience, herding, working, rally, agility, CGC and others . The Junior will be awarded a plaque, listing all the titles and/or degrees earned at the National for the fiscal year ending June 30. The Performance Award Recipient will be asked to submit a write-up and picture to the Junior Chairperson for publication in the Review.