The British Association for German Shepherd Dogs Ltd
1933 - 2015
The British Association for German Shepherd Dogs (formerly the British Alsatian Association) was formed in 1933 and is an Association of German Shepherd Dog (Alsatian) owners who banded together for the good of the breed and whose aim is to help members achieve the utmost with their dogs.
There are branches throughout the country which are officiated by their own members who elect their own officials and committee and subject to the Rules of the Association, govern themselves.
The Association was the first canine society to organise weekly training classes with qualified instructors which their branches continue to provide. Instructor Schools are held at regular intervals to provide qualified Instructors for all of the branches and prior to being considered for an instructor's course applicants must fulfil certain criteria including being a member for some time, training their dog to a certain standard as well as being able to commit to the Branch for a period of time after qualifying.
The instruction given at training classes involves puppy socialisation and obedience training at all levels. The Association does not train Guard or Security Dogs. Competition minded members may compete for trophies and/or diplomas at branch matches, Inter-Branch competitions, exemption and limit shows and enter the Championship Breed and Obedience Shows as well as Working Trials and other Open Events that the Association organise.
As the largest German Shepherd Dog club in this country BAGSD are naturally concerned with all aspects of breeding and whilst they cannot, and do not seek to force members to adopt particular practices, They trust that members will show equal concern and responsibility for the future of the breed by taking such steps as are available to produce sound healthy puppies.
Whatever your interests in the breed, the BAGSD will endeavor to assist you in achieving your goals. Throughout the nation within the BAGSD there is companionship, understanding and assistance from people who share your interest in the Greatest Breed of all "THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG."
For further details on these or any other issues please contact the General Secretary http://www.bagsd.net