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In our breed there are special dogs who earn titles and awards that are conveyed and honored by the German Shepherd Dog Club of America.

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America is pleased to be able to share with you these special award winners.

Although the owners of the dogs receiving these titles do not have to be members of the GSDCA in order to be recognized, there are other titles and awards that are given to GSDCA members in recognition of their personal achievements and the achievements of their dogs.  Click here for information about those member awards.

Phyllis Dobbs Award Winners

Most Versatile German Shepherd Dog Competition at the GSDCA National

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AKC Dual/Triple Champions

An AKC Dual Champion German Shepherd is a dog that has been awarded the title of Champion of Record (CH) as well as Herding Champion (HC).

An AKC Triple Champion is a Dual Champion plus the title of Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) or Tracking Champion (CT) or Agility Champion (MACH or PACH). 

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Multi Championship Award Winners

MULTI CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD IN MEMORY OF Phyllis Kraft 

2019:


CH PACH Caisson's Spring Fling At Da-Jo
CD RN HSCs HXCx FDC MX MXJ MXP3 MXPB MJP3 MJPB PAX CGCA CGCU TKI OFA he DN42661504 – Owner(s): Deborah Stern, Julie Degan, Logan Nordahl


CT, PACH, VP, PAM, Alta-Tollhaus Ziva
VCD1 TD TDX VST CD BN RE FDC MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX NFP ACT1 SCA SIA SBN RATM DN CGC TKP TDI HIC,CGC TC – Owner: Lisa Roberts


PAM TC Caisson's Expensive Hobby V Kezziah
TD HSAdsc HSBdsc HSCs HSDs HIAdsc HXAdsc HXCs NA NAJ MXP3 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX NF NFP DSX DJ – Owner(s): Julie Degen, Pam Tyler

2019 Certificates of Merit

Spencer CT PACH PAM VCD2 PCDX BN RN PAX MXP5 MXPS MJP10 MJPC OFP CGC TKN – Owner: Wendy Zea

2018 First Award:

3xOVx AVx OTCH MACH2 Heka Shining Brightly vom Mika-Ashmead VCD3 UDX10 OGM GN GO VER TDX MXS MJS T2B2 BH DS CGCA CGCU – Owner: Kristin Jones AKC  DN23582204   Born January 2009  Bitch

2018 Certificates of Merit

CT OTCH Ashmead Con Brio of Dulcimer (dog): UDX5 TDX AKC: DL53351106   DOB: 6/11/94 – Breeder/Owner: Amy Vose & S. William Vose

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Rally Victor/Victrix

The title of Rally Victor/Victrix was first awarded at the GDCA National in 2016.

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Award of Excellence (AOE) Recipients

This title is the most prestigious “conformation” award given by the GSDCA in recognition of the quintessential German Shepherds. They excel in conformation, are sound in body, have keen minds which make them capable of and suitable for the many different “jobs” in which society has placed them…i.e…THE TOTAL DOG.

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Conformation - Grand Victors

The Grand Victor is chosen each year as the best of all dogs (males) shown in the Breed class at the annual German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty Show.

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Conformation - Grand Victrixes

The Grand Victrix is chosen each year as the best of all females (bitches) in the Breed class at the annual German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty Show.

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Select Excellent Champions

This award is an enhanced attachment to the "Select" Award, which recognizes the superior, mature dog or bitch with certified hips and elbows. This award promotes and recognizes an important facet of Breed improvement through sound breeding programs. Click "read more" below for more information and a list of the title holders.

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Top Scoring GSD Award

Each year the GSDCA recognizes the German Shepherd Dog who earned top scores in obedience trials for the prior calendar year.  This award is based strictly on scores earned and does not take into account any High in Trial awards or titles earned.

The scores from 200 to 170 are given a point value and then tabulated with the total fro each dog being the basis for the award. It is presented at each year's National (starting with 2008 for the 2007 awards year). Click the Read More link below to see the award winners.

 

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Obedience Victor/Victrix

This prestigious and difficult-to-obtain title is awarded to the highest combined score in the Open B and Utility classes. Dogs meeting the following criteria will be awarded the title and will receive a miniature of the Von Stephanitz World Prize for Dogs and a special GSDCA black and red rosette.

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GSDCA Annual Training Achievement Awards (ATAA) Program

This is an annual award and point tabulation for the German Shepherd Dog sires and dams whose purebred progeny earn titles (and points) through performance events including, but not limited to,  herding, obedience, tracking, agility and Schutzhund.

For more information about the program visit here.

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Performance Award of Merit (PAM)

The Performance Award of Merit (PAM) is designed to reward dogs with advanced performance titles. Members of the GSDCA are eligible for this prestigious award. Click here for the criteria.  Click here for the application.

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Agility Victor/Victrix

The Agility Victor or Victrix is chosen every year at the German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty Show.

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Herding Victor/Victrix

The Herding Victor or Victrix is chosen every year at the German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty Show.

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