The Alaska Schutzhund Club

What is Schutzhund?

Schutzhund is a competitive dogsport where dog/handler teams compete and are evaluated in the areas of tracking, obedience and protection work.

The sport originated in Germany where it was initially a test of temperament and working ability and used primarily as an evaluation of breed worthiness for German Shepherd Dogs.

Over the years the sport has grown into a world-wide highly competitive endeavor where big events can draw over a hundred dog/handler teams and thousands of spectators.

In addition to serious full time competitors, and the big national and international events, there are many smaller Schutzhund Clubs that train and hold trials where their members are able to compete and earn titles. Most of these clubs are affiliated with either Schutzhund USA, DVG America or Working Dogs of America.

Although the sport has its origins with the German Shepherd Dog, many other breeds compete and benefit from Schutzhund training. Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Belgium Shepherds, American Bulldogs, Boxers, Bouviers and other working breeds excel in Schutzhund competition.

Who is The Alaska Schutzhund Club?

The Alaska Schutzhund Club is a non-profit Schutzhund oriented dog training organization affiliated with the United Schutzhund Clubs of America. We train both in Anchorage and the MatSu Valley.

The club was founded by a small group of people who were interested in training and competing with their dogs in a mature, friendly and supportive environment.

We work together to achieve goals that we set for ourselves and our K9 partners. We celebrate the successes and try to laugh at our trialing mishaps together.

Our members are from all walks of life with varied occupations and other interests. We are all however, students of the sport of Schutzhund, and always looking to improve our training methods and skills. We are serious about training our dogs, but emphasize having fun during training.

We enjoy spending time with our dogs and are dedicated to the sport. That dedication comes from participating in an activity that is fun and stimulating for the members and the dogs.

Upcoming Trial Information

We will be hosting a trial with USCA Judge Ann Marie Chaffin on July 29-30, 2017. Please see our Trial Entry Form and Trial Flyer for more information.

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