GSD German Shepherd Breed Clubs
Breed clubs are organizations made up of people who love their breed of dog, and want to preserve it as it should be, and often for it’s original function. The people who form a breed club are dedicated, and work hard at making sure that any breeding happen only to benefit the breed, not the breeder.
Clubs often organize specialty shows for their breed, such as working trials, and conformation shows, and in the case of the parent clubs, write the standard that all dogs of that breed are held up to for their country. In addition, breed clubs often have a set of very strict rules regarding breeders (Code of Ethics), that breeders adhere to, in order to be a part of their breed club.
The Code of Ethics serves to maintain standards in breeding, and is often strictly enforced. For a puppy buyer, the breed club offers a list of Code of Ethics breeders, to ensure quality puppies, and often can refer the buyer to the breeder who breeds for a function, as well as conformation.
A person looking for a working dog can easily be directed to a breeder who breeds for traits that make an ideal working dog. Many breed clubs are also the main rescue contact for that breed’s rescue as well.