1:30 PM13:30

Board Meeting

Congratulations on your election to the board of the German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City.  We have an exciting year ahead of us including the Futurity which will be held right here in Kansas City.  We have lots to do to get ready! 

Please plan to attend the first board meeting of the year at my house on Sunday January 21st at 1:30 pm.  We will be working to plan the calendar for this year and appoint committee positions for those events.  If you have ideas regarding events/volunteers for this year…make those contacts this week and bring your plan to the meeting. 

See you Sunday,


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10:00 AM10:00

AKC Obedience Rule Changes Seminar

SEMINAR – AKC Obedience Rule Changes

The Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club will be hosting a seminar by Rick Garvin, AKC Judge on AKC obedience rule changes. 

The seminar will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at GKCDTC’s training building, 9911 E. 63rd, Raytown, MO. Snacks and water will be provided. Cost: $25 for club members, $40 for non-club members.

Mr. Garvin will be discussing the upcoming obedience rule changes to the Novice and Open classes. The new rules will take effect May 1, 2018. He will explain the exercises, ring procedure and what the judge will be looking for on each exercise. This will be a lecture only format for handlers and those interested in learning more about the new rule changes. There will be no dogs working the new exercises at this seminar. Crating is permitted in the back room, if needed.

Registration is required to attend the seminar.  Please provide your name, payment, email address, and phone number to Lisa Kramer, 12622 W. 101st St., Lenexa, KS 66215 (email Suburganpetcare00@gmail.com.) Make check payable to: GKCDTC and send with registration information to Lisa.

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8:00 AM08:00

Midwest Futurity/Maturity, Smiths Fork Park, 1610 RT DD, Smithville, Mo, Hosted by GSDCGKC, OFFICIAL SPONSOR - ROYAL CANIN

GSDC of America -- Midwest

Futurity/Maturity hosted by German

Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City




Site: Smith's Fork Park 1610 Route DD, Smithville,MO 64089

Judge: Kathy Potter, Alt: Christine Carter

Chair: Chris Kimerer tanbarkgs@yahoo.com 816-678-8216

PREMIUM LIST will be available at a later date.



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to Jan 14

GSDCGKC Tracking Dog and Tracking Dog Excellent Trials - Smithville Lake Recreation Area


Club members will lay track on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

2018 Tracking Dog and Tracking Dog Trials held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Smithville Lake Recreation Area.  Judges Ken Barna and Jeannie Ramirez.

Premium List can be found on the club website under the EVENTS tab.

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12:00 AM00:00


The Military Working Dog Teams National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded by John C. Burnam, published author and Vietnam Veteran Infantryman and German Shepherd Scout Dog Handler (1966-1968). The monument was designed by the John Burnam Monument Foundation. It represents all wars since World War II and all five U.S. Armed Services (Army, Marines, Navy Air Force, and Coast Guard). The monument grounds encompass a 3,000 square feet granite plaza, granite pedestals, granite history wall, and granite benches. The granite pedestals have large bronze statues of dogs and handlers. Cost of construction was provided by corporate sponsors and public donations raised by the John Burnam Memorial Foundation. The monument was dedicated during a formal military ceremony on October 28, 2013. One of the inscriptions reads: "Dedicated to all U.S. Military Working Dog Handlers and their beloved dogs who defend America from harm, defeat the enemy, and save lives."

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10:00 AM10:00

2017 Heartland Police Canine Training & Trials


9701 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, Mo (KC MO South PD)

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Members of the National Police Canine Association’s North Central Region would like to invite family, friends, and businesses to support us at our 5th Annual Heartland Police Canine Competition.  This will be a rare chance to see your local canine units compete against each other in a stress obedience patrol course. It will give you a chance to observe your local canines in action as they jump over high barricades and through windows to take down a violent attacker.  We will start at 10:00 AM so come on out!  Bring some $ (cash or credit) as we will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a KC CHIEFS AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL along with other great items!  All donations go back into our regional training fund for next year’s competition and training. There will be FREE lunch provided for attendees with brats, hot dogs, chips & water.  CHASE the police dog from the popular show PAW PATROL will be out there from 11-1.  Hope to see you out there! 

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to Aug 26

Topeka Kennel Club - Expocentre Topeka, Ks

The Topeka Kennel Club will be hosting the following shows at the Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Drive, Topeka, Kansas.  Competition Type:  All-Breed, Obedience, AKC Rally, Junior Showmanship

The German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Kansas City will once again be sponsoring the "Wine Pull" fundraising event at the show.  All proceeds go to fund training for the National Police Canine Association.

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6:00 PM18:00

Board & General Meeting - Shelter House, Wheel Park

The Board will meet at 6:00 p.m. prior to the General Meeting.  All are welcome to attend.

The General Meeting will be held at the Shelter House at Wheel Park across from Macken Park, 1000 E. 27th Avenue, North Kansas City, Missouri.

The club will be having an Ice Cream social.  All dogs are welcome.  

A link for a map to locate the Shelter House is as follows:


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6:30 PM18:30


The May 1st National Purebred Dog Day movement was created by Colorado resident and Puli fancier Suzi Szeremy to celebrate the amazing diversity, heritage, and predictability of these breeds. In 2015, the Colorado General Assembly became the first state to pass a resolution designating a National Purebred Dog Day.

Resolutions commemorating May 1 as National Purebred Dog Day have been introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate. The Illinois resolution was introduced at the request of the Illinois Federation of Dog Clubs and Owners; the Senate resolution was introduced by Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

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