Year 2017 was the 15th IPO National Championship held by Working German Shepherd & Dogsport Clubs of Australasia (WGSDCA) and hosted by Metro Sportdog Club. On behalf of our membership, we thank WUSV for their continuous support to the GSD working people in Australia. It was a privilege to have SV Judge Herr Horst Dieter Trager officiating at our 2017 WGSDCA IPO National Championship. Having our dogs and handlers performing under the eyes of an SV judge is an invaluable opportunity and allows our handlers and the Organisation to continue to improve and align ourselves with the rest of the international IPO dogsport world.
This year's IPO3 National championship was taken out by Garry Pitt and Crazy vom Gatower Forst. The team showed textbook quality in all three disciplines. Congratulations.
We also congratulate IPO2 Champion Michelle Daniel with Vonlindenhof Adrenalin Rush, IPO1 Champion Glynis Hendricks with Haveloc Yoshy and Best BH Clint Wehweier with Haveloc Blaze. With that said, we congratulate all the competitors for getting onto the field. Doing IPO in Australia is challenging and your perseverance is admirable. Be proud of what you are doing and please keep showcasing the sport of IPO.
Thankyou Metro for hosting the National and make us all feel like home. Thankyou to the helpers and track layer. I know you are probably as nervous as the competitors and we are all grateful for your support. Thankyou to Wild Dog Photography (Mike & Jane) who year after year produces the most amazing photos of our events.
Lastly, thank you to all our sponsors - we cannot do it without you guys. A special thank you to our Gold Sponsor of the 2017 WGSDCA Nationals - Pro k9 Supplies, who is Australia's largest and leading dog training equipment supplier for working dogs and handlers. Check out their shop here.
See you all next year in Sydney where the National will be hosted by Sydney Dogsport Club.
WGSDCA President - Sanne