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
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.