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