NOTICE: Regarding the 2020 Ontario Regional Championship and Sieger Show

Due to the ongoing issues surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic, the Ontario Regional Championship and Sieger show will be cancelled for 2020.

Thank you to Saugeen Schutzhund club for your hard work organizing the event to this point.

Saugeen has agreed to host the 2021 Ontario Regional Championship Sieger show as they already have the infrastructure in place for this year’s event.

Thank you all. Please be safe.

Hank Bowden, Chairperson, Ontario Region, GSSCC.

Call for Nominations – Ontario Region Elections

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are open for nominations to qualified members in good standing with the GSSCC.
Deadline for receiving nominations is no later than March 6, 2020.regional nomination form 2020

The Nomination form can be downloaded here:

regional nomination form 2020

Forward your signed nominations forms to:

GSSCC Ontario Region Elections, c/o Dwyn Tomlinson
42 Sandrift Sq., Scarborough, Ontario M1E 4N6

or email to

New Regulations for Breed Surveys – 10 Day Rule

To comply with the new SV regulations for Breed Surveys, the GSSCC must submit notification to the SV with regards to the dogs entered in the breed survey at least 10 days prior to the survey.

With this in mind, it means that last minute entries for breed surveys will no longer be possible, so if you are planning to have your dog breed surveyed, you will need to plan accordingly.

Be sure to contact the club hosting the Breed Survey well in advance for more details if you need them, or for more details, contact the Ontario Region Show Director (Frank Caputo)





IGP Trial Tracklayer Seminar


The Ontario Region of the GSSCC is pleased to present an IGP Trial Tracklayer seminar with Mark Scarberry, founder of the USCA tracklayer program.

The seminar is open to all GSSCC members, but particularly targeted to trial tracklayers and tracking coordinators/supervisors. Competitors/trainers/handler will also benefit from understanding what the proper track laying protocols are as well.

Please register to attend.


Irene Klotz – in memoriam

It is with a deep sadness that we mourn the passing of lifetime member Irene Klotz. Irene’s impact on the GSSCC over the years is immeasurable – from patient translation to liaising with nearly anyone in Germany that we needed help with, to beginner’s clumsy questions about trial procedure. Irene has made a profound and lasting impression on the sport of Schutzhund in Canada. Our sympathy and thoughts are with Bernie and family.

The Service of Remembrance for Irene Klotz is the 19th of July from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Klassen Funeral Home located at 1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB R2G 1P4.  Stories and memories can be posted here.


Quebec Dangerous Dog Legislation

reposted from GSSCC website

To all GSSCC members:

The GSSCC has joined the Canadian Working Dog Federation and the Canadian Kennel Club to fight against the new Quebec Dangerous Dog legislation proposal.

We are calling for all members to submit their feedback before JUNE 28 to the Secretary General of the Province of Quebec, using a specific document which can be found here:…/template-letter-quebec-draft-legislation.d…

CKC’s announcement can be found here:…/members-encouraged-to-submit-feedback-….

GSSCC Board of Directors


It is with great sadness that we inform our members and friends of the passing of long time Saugeen Schutzhund Club Director Sandra Stepanis. Sandra passed away peacefully in South-Lake Hospital  June 1 with family by her side.

Sandra has been a welcoming figure to many new members in the sport and is fondly remembered by all for her ever-ready smile and hospitality.

Our deepest sympathies go out to her husband Pando and her family.



National Helper Seminar Moved

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2019 Ontario Region National Helper Seminar has  changed location.

The seminar will now be held at Scarborough Select German Shepherd Schutzhund Club.

We hope to have lots support from the regional members. Please come and support the region helpers, they work hard and dedicate lots of their personal time to make sure your dogs are work properly and safely.


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