AKC NATIONAL PARENT CLUB
The German Pinscher Club of America, Inc. is a member of the American Kennel Club and, as such, is the only National German Pinscher Breed Club which is recognized and sanctioned by the AKC.
The German Pinscher Club of America (GPCA) is an AKC National Parent Club as of 2002 and an AKC Member Club as of 2005. The GPCA held it's first AKC approved National Specialty in November 2003. In the future, the GPCA plans to hold obedience trials, tracking tests and other events under the rules of the AKC. GPCA has recorded the first AKC Champion, Agility, Tracking, Rally, and Obedience titlists. We continue to record the AKC titlists as the lists continues to grow.
GERMAN PINSCHER CLUB FOUNDED IN 1985
The German Pinscher Club of America was founded in 1985 by several West Coast German Pinscher enthusiasts. Mr. Mike Mueller was the first President of the GPCA. Due to health concerns, Mr. Mueller was unable to continue active involvement with the GPCA. From 1986 through 1990 the driving force behind the GPCA were Rodger Brasier and Dianna M. Jones.
Due to the rarity of this breed the club subsisted on the generous donations of it's limited membership. Rodger Brasier and Dianna Jones attended numerous AKC and rare breed events with their GP's to distribute written information and answer questions from the general public. From inquiries generated by advertisements in National Dog Magazines the membership in the GPCA continued to increase. By 1991 the active membership and the German Pinscher breed was represented nationally.
OBJECTIVE OF THE GPCA
The GPCA objectives are to:
- Encourage and promote quality in the breeding of the purebred German Pinschers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;
- To encourage the organization of independent local German Pinscher Specialty Clubs;
- To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which the German Pinscher shall be judged;
- To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and all AKC events;
- To conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows, obedience trials and tracking tests under the rules of the AKC.
Club documents, forms, and rules are online for your convenience. Click the DOCUMENTS button above to see the club documents. These include: constitution and by-laws, job descriptions, award forms, standing rules and much more.