German Shepherd Dog Club of Rochester, NY, Inc.






Shepherd Match

On Saturday, September 17, 2016 eight members of the club, plus 3 juniors and 7 dogs attended Iroquois Sanction Match. We all had a lot of fun and the juniors were in for a shock as they ended up showing 14 dogs between them as Iroquois had no handlers. The juniors were terrific and showed them all with a smile on their face even when they had a few dogs that had never been in a ring before.
The puppies thought that this was a wonderful day and enjoyed the play and the running.
It was great to see Steve turn up with his Kurt, who showed for exhibition only.

Pet Awareness at Tractor Supply Saturday September 17, 2016

Nina, Mary Lou , Sharon and Mary Ann set up a table with pictures of various club events, a power point presentation of the club and ‘give away’ flyers on first aid, dangerous plants and foods etc. Also had dog coloring books and candy for any visiting children. Hoosier, Fergie, Rosie and puppy Allie all showed their best side and enjoyed all of the petting with Allie stealing the show and doing some pretty solid napping. Lot of interest in the German Shepherd dogs and their behavior and quite a few mentioned stopping by in October to our socialization. One person stopped who said he use to come with his dog when we were at Irondequoit Mall.
The Tractor Supply employees were wonderful and making us feel welcomed and are looking forward to us starting back in October.

It is with a sad and heavy heart we have learned about the passing of one of our long time members, Ann Barbash.

Ann and her husband Steve have bred and shown German Shepherd dogs for over 30 years.  They were staunch members of the GSD club of Rochester and the Genesee Valley Kennel Club, Inc.  Although Ann would "tell it like it is" and there were sometimes "ruffled feathers", her input was invaluable in helping to make the club as strong as it is today.  We will miss her infectious smile and hearty laugh.

If exhibitors have not already done so, please consider entering the GSD club of Rochester's June 24 th specialty show and all-breed Rally and Obedience in honor of Ann.


 Protect, Promote and Advance the Interest of the German Shepherd Dog

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Rochester, NY was first established in 1956. The club puts on AKC sanctioned dog shows and matches; we sponsor a yearly dinner program, bringing in outside speakers for all interested dog owners on subjects of health and behavior. We provide information for our members and the public about the German Shepherd Breed, its care and training. We also strive to showcase the use of the German Shepherd as Guide Dogs, Police Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs and Herding Dogs.


As an Official Affiliate of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, the club's mission is to protect, promote and advance the interest of the German Shepherd Dog. Among the club's objectives are to encourage only breeding which will lead to breed improvement and to do all that is possible to bring the German Shepherd's physical and mental qualities to perfection.


Our members consist of people in the Greater Rochester area who love the breed. Some members are brand-new owners, some have been breeders and exhibitors for thirty years or more; some have many dogs, some just one and some don't have any dogs at the moment. But we all love the breed and are willing to share whatever information and experience we have to encourage others to develop the best in their dogs. Activities are held throughout the year and new members are eagerly sought.