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The German Shepherd Dog, presented by Louis Donald


Mr Louis Donald presented 'The German Shepherd Dog' at the GSDCV's annual Breed Lecture in November 2012.

Louis' Background
Louis Donald became a fully licensed working dog judge in 1974, and in 1978 completed his exams in Germany to become Australia’s first fully licensed SV German Shepherd Dog Judge, and at that time the youngest full list SV judge in the world. He was elected President of the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia (GSDCA) at age 26, a position he held unopposed for approximately 20 years. During this period, he either initiated or was the overseer of virtually all the major breed improvement schemes now in use by the German Shepherd Dog Council throughout Australia and for many years was the senior judge at the Council Main Breed Shows judging the Open Dogs.

The lecture covered aspects of the history of the breed and it's purpose, but focussed mainly on the structure of the GSD and what that encompasses.

The notes from the lecture are attached below, as is an image of the German Shepherd Dog, as drawn by Walter Gorrierri for reference. The notes refer to structures detailed in this image.