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Dog Sports, Performance, and Show Organizations

For German Shepherd dogs and other breeds and mixes alike, there are many organizations for dog sport and show. Please note that the AKC and UKC are the only reputable all-breed purebred dog registries in the United States.

American Kennel Club (AKC)
All-breed purebred registry, conformation, obedience, agility, rally-obedience, herding, tracking. Non-registered purebreds may obtain ILP and compete in all sports but conformation.

United Kennel Club (UKC)
All-breed purebred registry, conformation, obedience, agility, rally-obedience, dog sport, dock diving, terrier racing, weight pull. Non-registered purebreds may obtain LPR and compete in all events but conformation. Mixed breeds are eligible for LPR.

United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USA)
Schutzhund (all breeds), German Shepherd dog conformation & registry

American Working Dog Federation (AWDF)
Schutzhund (all breeds)

German Shepherd Dog Club of America (GSDCA)
National parent club for German Shepherd dogs

German Shepherd Dog Club of America - Working Dog Association (WDA)
German Shepherd dog Schutzhund, conformation, and registry. FCI recognized

Service Dogs of America (SDA)
All-breed Dog Sport (obedience, protetion, bitework, police dog work), UKC affiliated

U-Fli Flyball League (UFLI)
All breed flyball, Pre-Flight, Singles, Doubles, Standard, Variety

North American Flyball Association (NAFA)
All breed flyball

Canine Performance Events (CPE)
All-breed and mixed breed agility

North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC)
All-breed and mix breed agility

United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA)
All-breed and mix breed agility

Canine Work and Games (C-WAGS)
All-breed and mixed breed obedience and rally-obedience

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
All-breed and mixed breed rally-obedience (dogs must be spayed or neutered)

Ultimate Air Dogs (UAD)
All-breed and mixed breed dock diving

American Herding Breed Association (AHBA)
Herding for herding breeds or working breeds with a herding background

American Temperament Test Society (ATTS)
All-breed temperament testing for dogs 18 months or older.

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