The Lower Mainland German Shepherd Dog Club was founded in 1972
as The Fraser Valley German Shepherd Dog Club.
The name was modernized in 1974 when we were incorporated under the BC Society Act.
The Founding Executive consisted of
Ken McCoy - President
Frank Mensing - Vice-President
Karl Hauser - Treasurer
Anna Mazera - Secretary.
The club's first Training Director was (ex-RCMP K9 officer) Ian Hall.
In 1978 The German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada was established
with our Frank Mensing as President
after the SV announced they no longer could send judges over from Germany
for individual club trials.
Notable outstanding members from the early days included
long-time President Harry Curtis,
and John Lundin.
John podiumed many times over the years at the Canadian Nationals
and at the WUSV World Championship in Belgium in 1990 John was ranked 3rd in the world.
Our club is uniquely rich with history
and several of our current members
have been involved with the GSSCC
going all the way back to the 1980s.
They offer a wealth of support to our 40 or so other club members
who range from those who train just for fun and the love of the sport
and to those other members who are competitive nationally and internationally.
LMGSDC is a non-profit dog training club committed to practising, competing and improving German Shepherd Dogs.
While the club member dogs are primarily working line German Shepherd Dogs,
any dog that has the appropriate temperament for the sport is welcome.