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February 2009

Ballarat Show Results & Critiques

Ballarat Dog Club Championship Show, February 8th 2008

Results and Critques are now available.

View Results and Critiques here

Breed Survey Results Available (February)

The Breed Survey results from February 15th are now available.

View them here

Melbourne Pet Expo Update

The GSDCV took part in a very successful weekend at the annnual Melbourne Pet & Animal Expo, held over the 13th – 15th February 2009 at Caulfield Racecourse. This 3 day event attracts thousands of animal lovers each year. Again the GSDCV had a great promotional stand to showcase our dogs and our club, and provided working demonstrations each day to the public, along with having our dogs involved in 'meet the breed' talks, 'ranger information' sessions and 'Puppies at Play' demos - cute puppies are always a big hit with the public ! Our dogs on the stand were available for lots of interaction with the public as we provided information and assisitance to all those interested in the German Shepherd Dog.

Breed Survey and Breed Affairs Meeting Dates 2009

All members are advised of the following Breed Survey and Breed Affairs Committee meeting dates for 2009


Breed Survey dates for 2009

Dates for 2009

Sunday 15th February,

Sunday 5th April

Sunday 14th June, 

Sunday 2nd August

Sunday 11th October,

Sunday 6th December

Victorian Bushfire Appeal - GSDCA Book Drive

The German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia Inc. Executive is seeking the support of the Member Clubs, and any other GSD enthusiasts, in a united effort to provide library books for the re-establishing of libraries at the Kindergartens, Primary Schools, and Secondary Schools that have been destroyed or affected by the current bush fires in Victoria. We are looking to have members purchase NEW books (not donate second-hand books) that will be stored in readiness for the schools as they are rebuilt. Please refer to the GSDCA website for full information. Thankyou for your support !

Bushfire update on GSDCV Members

All are safe as follows: (Mon Feb 16th, 10am)

Frank Grigons in Flowerdale. Frank's house was saved and his dogs. He may be contactable at the end of the week.

Phil and Ros Vincent in Kinglake,

Carla Srb and David Berry in Healesville, John and Fran Farley in Cockatoo,

John Anthony & David Hudson in Maiden Gully, lost their home & some animals, but dog is safe

Maree Mellington in Eaglehawk, Sian James in Eaglehawk, Diane Cameron & husband from Yarck

Kevin, Laurel, Mathew and Alex Mitchell from Alexandra

All GSD's have survived. Any further updates on members will be posted on this website. To all those who have offered help, thankyou. A club representative will contact you if your assistance is needed.