What is DVG?

DVG stands for Deutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine, or the German Association of Working Dog Sport Clubs. DVG is the oldest and largest Schutzhund training organization in the world.  Begun in 1903, DVG was Germany's first police and service dog club and has now grown to nearly 30,000 members. DVG exists for only one purpose -- training and titling dogs of all kinds. In addition to Schutzhund and advanced tracking degrees, it offers obedience and tracking titles, providing competition opportunities for all people who love to train dogs, even the smallest of breeds.

 

DVG is made up of fourteen geographic regions (Landesverbands), thirteen of which are in Germany. The fourteenth is LV DVG America. The American Landesverband is divided into four local regions (Kreisgruppen), whose presidents sit on the LV Board.

 

Hell's Kitchen Schutzhund Club is a member club of the DVG America Western Region "DVG America Western Kreisgruppe".

 

LV DVG America sends a representative to Germany each year to the annual business meeting to vote on Board and membership affairs.

 

DVG is the only IPO dog sport club that is not breed-specific. If your dog can do the sport, we accept it. We accept mixed breed dogs and unregistered dogs as well as purebreds. All our energy is focused on making the sport the best it can be, period.

 

For more information, please visit http://dvg-america.com

 

 

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