What is Schutzhund?
Schutzhund is a sport that develops and evaluates the traits and characteristics of the German Shepherd dog. Although in German it means "protection dog", the sport consists of three phases: tracking, obedience and protection. Schutzhund dogs are considered "working dogs" and play important roles in law enforcement, the military, as well as personal protection dogs. The dogs compete in trials where they are tested for endurance, mental stability, courage, trainability, and willingness to work as well as track. They make excellent family dogs.
The Monterey Bay Schutzhund Club offers training for both the dogs and their handlers in Schutzhund. The club is enjoyed by people of varied professions who join together with the common interest of working their dog. The club meets several times a week at different locations. Please feel free to stop by if you are interested. It is a family sport so bring your family and of course…..bring your dog.