The North Carolina Working Dutch Shepherd Club (NCWDSC) is a member club of The Working Dutch Shepherd Association of America (WDSAA). The 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 and the NCWDSC 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.
Newly established as one of the first 4 Working Dutch Shepherd Clubs in the United States, the NCWDSC is dedicated to developing and promoting the versatility of the Dutch Shepherd breed across all disciplines. This talented breed is capable of excelling in nearly all areas of canine training and competition.
The goal of the NCWDSC is to prepare working Dutch Shepherd owners, handlers, and trainers for training, working, and competing in disciplines including conformation, obedience, tracking, protection, search and rescue, scent detection, and athleticism.
"What is a Working Dutch Shepherd Club?"
A Working Dutch Shepherd Club is a breed organization developed to promote and preserve the Dutch Shepherd as intended by its native country of origin, The Netherlands. The club is organized to provide Dutch Shepherd owners, handlers, and trainers the opportunity to work together to promote the success of Dutch Shepherds in various disciplines.
Is the club only open to Dutch Shepherd owners?
No, anyone can join the NCWDSC as long as they are a member of the Working Dutch Shepherd Association of America and are able to participate in regular training activities and events.
Can breeds other than Dutch Shepherds participate in club?
Yes! All breeds are welcome to participate in the North Carolina Working Dutch Shepherd club. We encourage all dog owners to participate in canine sports and competitions with their dogs, regardless of the breed.
How do I join the club?
First you'll want to reach out and let us know you are interested! Then you should plan to visit the club 1-3 times before officially requesting to join. Once your request to join is approved you'll be required to pay reasonable membership dues and participate in training activities.
What sports can I train for by participating in the NCWDSC?
The primary disciplines of the NCWDSC are the canine protection sports, including but not limited to IGP, PSA, American Schutzhund, French Ring, and Mondioring. You can also train for other canine competitions including obedience, rally, agility, scent detection, tracking, and more. You are expected to research and become knowledgeable on any sport in which you intend to participate.