Who are we
Since our inception, WGSDCA has been focused on stressing the importance of responsible dog ownership through training, education and the holding of Trial and Seminars.
Working German Shepherd & Dogsport Clubs of Australasia Inc (WGSDCA) is a National Organisation, whose membership is dedicated to the sport of IGP or Dogsport through promotion of the dog as as a working animal. WGSDCA has affiliated clubs across Australia and New Zealand and maintains contacts all over the world for the information of members.
WGSDCA was formed in 1990 and is the largest and longest standing IGP Organisation in Australia with numerous clubs in Australia and New Zealand. The Organisation conduct the sport of IPO in accordance with the FCI IPO Rules & Regulations (click here). The Organisation has titled more than +1,000 dogs over its lifespan.
The sport of IGP also identify dogs that should not be trained in the sport. All our Member Clubs have a Training Director who has a responsibility to the dog, the handler, the club and society to constant evaluate every dog and to decline any dog with questionable ability to partake in the sport of IGP.
In 2002, WGSDCA held its very first IGP National Championship which was open to all breeds. The event was officiated by Judge Mr. Lance Collins, Canada. The WGSDCA IPO Nationals are held annually in the first or second weekend of June and hosted by an WGSDCA affiliate Member Club.
Click here to get further information about the next WGSDCA IGP National Championship.