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Working Dutch Shepherd Association of America

Preserving and Promoting the Working Dutch Shepherd Dog in America


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.

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2024 Member Titles

Are you a member that's earned a title or certificate in 2024? Please send us your information HERE.

Medic Rally-I

Ashley Jacobson and Shawshack First Do No Harm "Medic" Earning AKC Rally Intermediate We had a super fun weekend Finishing out our Rally Novice and Rally Intermediate titles! Medic is now Shawshack First Do No Harm - CGCA CGCU DSA DM HDJ RI TKA BH/VT IGP1 FPR1 GPR3 PDC CSAU


Kelley Lewis and Copperloch Grip and Grin "Vise" Earning 1st leg of French Ring 1 Vise and I are continuing to learn French Ring Sport together and loving the journey. We traveled to Canada where Vise earned the first leg of Ring 1. Vise makes everything fun and I couldn't ask for a better partner on the field. Copperloch Grip and Grin CGC RN TKA GPr2 FR Brevet


Jessi Nerenhausen and Vrijheid's Ziel "Z" Earning IGP2 We competed and successfully earned our IGP2 at USCA WDC 2024. This was our first national level competition and he handled everything quite well. At this level there are so many unpredictable things that you and your dog have to work through and I am pleased with how we did. Definitely some things to tune up for our IGP3 later this year but it was good to test us and see how we handled it at a 2.

Dio BT

Vikki Henry and Thunderhawks Destroying Rainbows in the Dark "Dio" Earning AS - BT


Kelley Lewis and Oddball von der Schafers Weg "Oddball" & Minnie Mouse Qalt Mercator "Myska" Earning CGC, CGCA, TKN, TKI A busy dutchie is a happy dutchie! Oddball and Myska have been keeping their brains stimulated and their social skills tuned with some AKC activities. Over the month of April, both dogs earned their Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, Trick Novice and Trick Intermediate titles.

Dio BH

Vikki Henry and Thunderhawks Destroying Rainbows in the Dark "Dio" Earning IGP-BH


Heather Sather and CH USJ Thunderhawk's Dragon Magic NA OAJ NF DS CGC TKI CL1 BH "Saphira" Saphira was a very good girl and passed her BH! Onwards to IGP1! Earning IGP-BH

Scarlett CGC

Amanda Musolino and AM's Scarlett O'Hara "Scarlett" Earning AKC Canine Good Citizen Scarlett is A Dutch/German Cross and is registered through AKC Canine Partners She is working hard towards additional titles like her CGC Advanced, and her BH-VT in IGP


Ann Frank and Loach von der Schafers Weg "Tokkie" Earning Human Remains Detection - Land through the National Association of Search and Rescue The addition of this certification makes Tokkie a dual-certified search dog, capable of locating living and deceased humans in wilderness environments

Friday NW1

Kellie VanNuil and Optimal Intelligence Van Neerland "Friday" Earning NACSW NW1 Friday and I earned our NW1 with an overall pronounced designation! We searched together as a team and had an absolutely wonderful day! Friday earned her NW1 with an overall pronounced which is extremely special and rare! This is awarded to teams who earn pronounced in every search of the day. Friday also got 2nd in our container search!

Friday PDC

Kellie VanNuil and Optimal Intelligence Van Neerland "Friday" Earning PSA PDC Friday and I trialed in PSA and we earned our PDC! Friday was beautiful in obedience and fiesty and ready to go in protection. Friday got celebratory ice cream afterwards!

Marvel WSD

Kellie VanNuil and Von Der King's Superhero "Marvel" Earning UKC Working Shed Dog (WSD) Marvel finished his Working Shed Dog (WSD) title and won 1st place in the working class with a time of 2:52:09!!! In that time he found and retrieved 4 deer antlers to my hand while we searched in a 50yd x 100yd space in the woods.

Fury ELT2

Jenny Thorp and Van Kracht's Absolut Fury "Fury" Earning NACSW ELT2 Team Fury competed at the NACSW Elite trial at Camp Tadmor in Oregon. He placed 1st in the Container search, 2nd in the Red Cross building search, brought home his ELT2 title and placed 2nd overall out of the 30 teams competing. He's 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, CD, ELT1, CGCU, RN, L1V, L2E, ELT2

Medic IGP1

Ashely Jacobson & Shawshack First Do No Harm "Medic" Earning IGP1 Southeast Regional Champion Medic and I entered the 2024 Southeast IGP Regionals Championship as an opportunity to hopefully earn our IGP1 title. We had not anticipated earning any trophies or accolades, but this little dude did everything he was suppose to with all of the power he could muster and brought home the IGP1 Championship! Medic is my little pocket rocket and continues to make me a proud Dutch Shepherd owner everyday!

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