AMERICAN SCHUTZHUND

American Schutzhund Mission Statement:

To restore and maintain Schutzhund as a relevant breed suitability test for working dogs in America. American Schutzhund will test the ability of the dog to withstand stress and continue to function in difficult situations. We will continue to evolve, always cognizant of the fact, that the balance among the three phases of the test is what makes it so difficult, yet so important. The entire premise of the test is to determine the best dogs suitable for law enforcement, the military and for serving the needs of humanity. With the information gained through the rigorous trials of scent work, obedience and protection work: police officers, individuals and organizations in disaster work, as well as our armed forces, will be able to choose canines suitable to execute the work of serving. Down the Road: Registration and Stud Books will be developed for individual breeds.

In just eight months, American Schutzhund went from an idea to a full working dog organization with its first trial July 27th 2019. Twenty Dog/Handler teams came out to attain their BT. Some handlers travelled down from Canada and up from the Carolinas.

Alliances in Australia and other countries are waiting for their green lights. They are equally excited as we are.

Although there’s still so much to accomplish with this new organization, Deb Zappia’s vision of hardening back to a more rigorous and relevant breed test, is about to become a reality. It’s beyond gratifying for the handful of like minded people who share in that same vision and worked around the clock with Deb to make this dream a reality.

With the support of PSA and the PSA/American Schutzhund Secretaries, Empire Working Dog Club will set the example for the rest to follow.

Success is built on a dream that is executed properly – Deb Zappia

The Phases of Protection Work -The protection work is divided into three (3) phases, under which the most variable temperament and drive attributes will be discussed.
Search and hold exercises (including guarding)
Engagement with the Helper(fighting, pressure, grip, transition)
Controllability of the dog (obedience, optimal handler-dog relationship)

COMPETITOR RESOURCES

JOIN A.S. OR ORDER A SCOREBOOK
A.S. OFFICIAL RULEBOOK
A.S. CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FIND AN AFFILIATED A.S. CLUB
A.S. OFFICIAL TRIAL RESULTS
REPLACEMENT CERTIFICATE/TITLE?

A.S. CLUB RESOURCES

BECOME AN AFFILIATED CLUB
DIRECTORY OF A.S. JUDGES
APPLY TO HOST AN A.S. TRIAL
RENEW AN A.S. CLUB’S MEMBERSHIP
DIRECTORY OF A.S. HELPERS
HOST AN A.S. EVENT (NON TRIAL)
A.S. & PSA MASTER MEMBERSHIP LIST

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