Los Angeles Working K9 Club, officially formed in early 2019, is a full member of the USCA. For more information about the organization we operate under, please continue reading: The United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) is dedicated to the welfare and betterment of the German Shepherd Dog. As a member of the WUSV (World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs), the USCA provides enthusiasts a framework for activities in the United States patterned after those available to the world-wide GSD community. USCA member clubs host schutzhund trials, conformation shows, and breed surveys in keeping with the Total Dog Concept. This concept supports a dog that conforms to the breed standard and is also proficient in working skills, such as herding, tracking, obedience, or protection. Since the German Shepherd Dog was intended to be a working dog, our club activities are designed to preserve the necessary genetic vigor and characteristics of the breed.
Schutzhund is a German word meaning “protection dog”, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Originally developed as a means of testing potential breeding stock, it has evolved into a sport that can be enjoyed on a variety of levels from hobby to international competition. As dog sports go, Schutzhund is without a doubt one of the most exciting and challenging. It is also one of the most rewarding. Above all, it is a team sport; the team of dog and handler. The two must work together, and perform in harmony. When done well, it is beautiful to watch and the bond between dog and handler is clear for all to see and many to envy.
Schutzhund training involves three phases: tracking, obedience and protection. When put together, the great effort involved in obtaining a Schutzhund title, and the challenges which accompany this training, make for an obedient, stable, useful and well rounded companion and create an incredible bond between dog and handler. Schutzhund by necessity involves stringent tests of the dog’s temperament, nerve, and overall willingness to work, and by any definition a Schutzhund trained dog is a well trained dog.
UScA is an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the German Shepherd Dog’s working heritage by hosting conformation shows, breed surveys, and Schutzhund trials. These “exams” are major contributors in ensuring that we consistently breed only the finest dogs and ensure that the German Shepherd dog continues to be the best and most versatile breed.
The United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) is a proud member club of the World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs (WUSV) and the American Working Dog Federation (AWDF).
23141 MOULTON PARKWAY, LAGUNA HILLS
Drive to the very back of the parking lots behind the office buildings.
1050 N. WALNUT STREET
Behind the Grainger Building