The Working Dutch Shepherd Association of America (WDSAA) is a breed organization developed to promote and preserve the Dutch Shepherd as intended by its native country of origin, The Netherlands. The WDSAA follows the guidelines and rules set by the FCI.
It is the mission of the WDSAA to preserve the proper working ability and soundness of character and structure of the Dutch Shepherd through the promotion of education, training, seminars, and working trials.
Tinetha Parker and Cher Car's Come Fly With Me "Toruk" Earning BH
Daniel Shockley and Obsidian von der Schäfers Weg "Clark" Earning Canine Good Citizen Clark earned his CGC certification at just 8 months of age demonstrating the cool-headed environmental stability which will pay dividends in his Mondioring career.
Kim Harrup and "Rip" Earning BH Rip and I are having so much fun on this journey. Last fall we conquered his BH and we are currently working towards IGP 1…hopefully trial in May! Rip is my first of this breed and first working dog. I am forever hooked!
Julie Lantz and "Mac" Earning IGP1 Mac earned his IGP1 title at Hoot Hoot Schutzhund Club's (AWDF Club) first club trial in Klamath Falls, OR under judge CWDF judge Ken Trouton. Scores 97-88-95 high in tracking, high IGP1 and high in trial.
Mao Takada and Fijne Dromen Chase "Chase" Earning IGP2 A few weeks after our IGP1, we competed for our IGP2 and finished A88 B82 C93. We are hoping to achieve our IGP3 goals this year!
Mao Takada and Fijne Dromen Chase "Chase" Earning IGP1 Chase and I competed in our first ever IGP1 at the 2023 Southwest Regionals. We finished with a score of A93 B86 C96.
Wilma Harris and Copperloch Surreal Brassai "Siri" Earning Obedience CD (Companion Dog) with the Australian Shepherd Club of America
Ashley Jacobson and Shawshack First Do No Harm "Medic" Earning GPr3 and FPr1 Medic and I earned our GPr3 after only completing our GPr1 and GPr2 less than a month prior. That same day we earned our first tracking title, FPr1! Tracking has been a challenge for Medic, so I was so proud of this little dude for performing to well! Now we are excited to compete in the Southeast Region IGP Championship!
Wilma Harris and Maestro von der Schafers Weg "Maestro" Earning UCK Obedience PN (Pre-Novice) Titles and Legs Earned: 1st Place for Legs 1 & 2 on 10-28-2023 2nd Place for Title run on 10-29-2023
Wilma Harris and Copperloch Surreal Brassai "Siri" Earning UKC OB ACD (Advanced Novice)
Kellie VanNuil and Von Der King's Superhero "Marvel" Earning AD Marvel and I earned our AD title which is a 12.5 mile endurance test where your dog runs next to a bike. Marvel and I did the AD in the snow and both of us at the end were covered in snow!
Ashley Jacobson and Shawshack First Do No Harm "Medic" Earning GPr1
Chelsey Conklin and Aerodogs' Breaking Tradition "Twyst" Earning Agility Grand Champion (AGCH) Twyst started her agility career six years ago and is the first Dutch Shepherd to earn this lifetime achievement award which requires 100 Master Jumper, 100 Master Standard, 75 FAST, 75 Time 2 Beat, 50 Premier Jumper and 50 Premier Standard qualifying runs. AGCH MACH5 PACH2 Aerodogs' Breaking Tradition RN PT FDC MXS2 PAD MJG2 PJD MXP5 MXPS MJPB PAX2 MFS TQX MFP TQXP T2B4 CA BCAT RATM CGCA CGCU TKP
Sue Medhurst and Basia v Verheven "Peaky" Earning IGP2
Kate Heintz and U'Ryker de las Flores "Ryko" Earning IGP3
Emily Bruss and Wulfsbane Glorious Defender "Bane" Earning MR3 through USMRA Bane is the highest scoring Dutch Shepherd for USMRA
Kellie VanNuil and Optimal Intelligence Van Neerland "Friday" Earning AKC Fast CAT Friday ran in Fast Cat today and earned her BCAT title!!!!!! In trial 1 she ran 27.4 mph and trial 2 she ran 27.5 mph!!!!!
Lori Barnhart and Hollandroy Wicked Witch "Wendy" Earning AKC CGC Wendy earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC). It's her and Lori's first AKC title.
Jessi Nerenhausen and Vrijheid's Ziel "Z" Earning IGP2 This was our first ever attempt at our IGP2 and our first ever competing at a regional level. We did very well. Tracking proved a bit difficult for him but we did well in obedience and protection, earning us a 2nd place (70-86-83)! Judging was strict! He was very critical of everyone. (Highest obedience scores of 20 competitors of all levels was a 92 and highest protection was an 88.) Overall very happy with my boy.
Kate Heintz and U'Ryker de las Flores "Ryko" Earning FH1 with DVG
Christopher Stiner and Minka Von Der Schafers Weg "Minka". Earning CGC Minka earned her CGC. For a dog that doesn't like to be pet, she held it togather well! Minka has a great temperament. She is stable and trustworthy in every situation I've thrown at her. She has absolutely rock solid nerves, which means everything to me. While she is not considered full bite dog material, for me, this all around beautiful, sensitive, yet gritty girl is a perfect dog.
Ashley Jacobson and Shawshack First Do No Harm "Medic" Earning PSA-PDC Medic and I have been training in PSA for nearly 2 years and were finally ready to trial for our PDC! Now on to the Level 1!
Wilma Harris and Maestro von der Schafers Weg "Maestro" Earning Rally Obedience RN, RA, and RE Tiles Earned: RN (Rally Novice) Title on 03-10-2023 RA (Rally Advanced) Title on 05-06-2023 RE (Rally Excellent) Title on 10-21-2023
Wilma Harris and Copperloch Surreal Brassai "Siri" Earning AKC RACH Wilma and Siri also earned: GN (Graduate Novice) Title on 07/15/2023 CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) on 10/22/2023
Jason-David Fausto and Impact K9 Mandalorian "Mando" Earning IGP1 and High Tracking After getting back from deployment, I had 2 weeks of time off allotted to me and I used that time to train. After being away for nearly 4.5 months, Mando and I were quite rusty but with the support of my mentor/training director (Judge Akin-Otiko), I not only worked my first trial. Mando and I got our IGP1 and he impressed everyone with a 96 in tracking. Just one week before, I was going quit but we were...
Nicole Cleary and Yera de Las Flores Earning BH/VT Yera aka Princess Yera earned her BH/VT super proud of my girl and all our hard work.
Nicole Cleary and Yera de Las Flores Barnhunt Championship RATCH Yera got her championship title in Barn Hunt, her Gold title in Crzy8 in barn hunt. She is on her way to her 2nd championship title and RME / rat master excellent title for castes runs. In addition to our IGP work we are excellent in this sport.
Kelley Lewis and Tornade du Royaume de Geane Earning French Ring Brevet Tornade (right) is on a roll! After earning her BH/VT last month, she went on to earn her Brevet this month. Not bad for only 16 months old!
Kelley Lewis and Copperloch Grip and Grin "Vise" Earning French Ring Brevet Vise continues to amaze me with his versatility and desire to please in everything we do. He earned his Brevet, coming in 2nd place out of 13 entries. As a completely novice handler in French Ring, Vise carried us through the first time on the field and almost made it look like I knew what I was doing! He is now Copperloch Grip and Grin BH, CGC, TKA, RN, GPr2, FR Brevet
Jenny and Van Kracht's Absolut Fury Earning NACSW ELT1 Fury earned his NACSW ELT1 title in Stayton Oregon 7/22/2023. He is the 6th Dutch Shepherd to earn the title. Fury is now known as : Van Kracht's Absolut Fury BH (x2) , IGP1 (x2) , IGP2 , L2C , BCAT , CGC , L1I , NW3-I , NW3-C , NW3-E , NW3-V , NW3 Elite , TD , TDU , TKN , L1E , CD , ELT1
Jenny Thorp and Van Kracht's Absolut Fury "Fury" Earning AKC CD Fury entered his first AKC Obedience trial hosted by the Emerald Empire Shetland Sheepdog club in Albany Oregon. There were four trials over the two day event , July 15th and 16th. Fury placed 1st in all his novice classes. Completed the requirements to earn the AKC CD title 7/16/2023, and in the last trail of the weekend was High In Trial. Fury is now proudly known as : Van Kracht's (Too titled to fit in the text box :( )
Tara Armstrong and Nyxly Von Der Schafers Weg "Justice" Earning BH/VT
Craig Lewis and Alle Charme Kaiannco "Alle" Earning IGP1 - June 24, 2023 Craig dusted Alle off just a couple of weeks before the trial and pulled off a pass for IGP1, even while tracking off lead with a flock of quail joining the fun!
Kelley Lewis and Tornade du Royaume de Geane Earning BH/VT Tornade is also in training for French Ring.
Craig Perry and Talon du Royaume de Geane Earning BH Talon is also in training for French Ring.
Kelley Lewis and Copperloch Grip and Grin "Vise" Earning GPr2 - June 24, 2023 We had a lot of fun hosting our first IGP trial and we are looking forward to the next one. It was a special moment for Vise, his daughter, Nyxly von der Schafers Weg (aka Justice), owned by Tara Armstrong and Justice's dam, Alle Charme Kaiannco to all take the field in the same trial.
Jessi Nerenhausen and Oberon Van Neerland "Obie" Earning BH It was a hot day and a surprise construction crew next door, and despite the extra challenges he acted like it was just a normal training session. He was amazing. Obie is 2 years old and I am very excited to see where we will go.
Kellie VanNuil and Optimal Intelligence Van Neerland "Friday" Friday and earned her BH-VT title today (6/17/23)!!!!
Jenny and Van Kracht's Absolut Fury Earning AKC Tracking Dog TD
Jenny Thorp and Fury Earning IGP2 Now known as: Van Kracht's Absolut Fury BH (x2) , IGP1 (x2) , IGP2 , L2C , BCAT , CGC , L1I , NW3 Elite , TD , TDU , TKN
Milan Hess and "Mettle" Copperloch Point and Shoot MR2 High Scoring Dutch Shepherd - USMRA National Championship
Kate Heintz and "Ryko" U'Ryker de las Flores Earning IGP2