The club encourages members to be pro-active in the promotion of the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia’s Breed Improvement Schemes. The GSDCQ is the largest single breed club in Queensland today and strives to assist in the education of its members and by promoting responsible breeding practices and ownership. Appropriate social behaviour and good sportsmanship amongst members and those participating in or attending events is encouraged by the club. Members live in all areas of this large State and the Management and Committee recognizes those members and encourages breed activities in regional areas. We are affiliated with Dogs Queensland and the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia.
GERMAN SHEPHERD HISTORY
Planned breeding commenced in the year 1899 after the founding of the German Shepherd Dog Club in Germany, was bred from central German and southern German strains of existing herding dogs with a final goal of creating a working dog predisposed to a high working aptitude.
Medium size, slightly elongated, strong and well muscled.
GROOMING AND PHYSICAL NEEDS
- Grooming Needs: Grooming should be done every day, with a vigourous brushing to remove any dead or loose hairs and bathing should only be done as needed.
- Coat Type: Short medium coat.
- Moulting: Heavy shedding but the more you groom it, the less it will shed.
- Exercise Needs: Young pup should be exercised with some discretion to avoid long-term damage to still soft and forming joints. As the dog ages, it will require longer walks but must first have the solid bone structure established.
- Average Life Span: 10 years.
- Family: Will develop a very close bond with his handler and will want to be with him/her as much as possible. They will accept children if the children give them respect.
- Temperament: Highly intelligent breed, does need a lot of attention, he will give back one hundred fold with loyalty and incorruptible guarding skills.
- Trainability: Eager to learn and very responsive to training, especially voice commands given with the appropriate intonation. It is best to work with reward-method training.
- Sociability (Other Pets): Low tendency to get along with other dogs or pets in the home.
- Barking: High tendency making them excellent guard dogs.
Excels at agility, tracking, rescue work or personal protection work.
Breed can be prone to hip dysplasia.
Stand Number: B166