Congratulations to the Winners of The 2015 Mideastern Regional Working Dog Championship
2015 MER IPO3 Champion Jason Wiggins
2nd Place Ken Steudle
3rd Place Gus Sanchez
4th Place Terri Limbaugh
5th Place Mike Diehl
IPO2 Champion Al Bartelson
IPO1 Champion John Kennedy
The United Schutzhund Clubs of America and it's members join with The German Shepherd Community around the world in mourning the loss of a special man and loving guardian of the German Shepherd Dog, Wilfried Scheld.
Since joining the SV in 1971, Wilfried Scheld held numerous positions at every level, including his local Ortsgruppe, his Landesgruppe and was an internationally respected SV judge and Koermeister as well as the SV's National Warden for Herding. Herr Scheld also served as the herding coordinator for the VDH (the German Kennel Club) and was President of the FCI (International Kennel Union) Commission for Herding Dogs. He was also involved with the Sheep Breeding Association of Hessen, the VDL (National Association for Sheep Breeding).and the AAH (Consortium of Breeding for Old German Herding Dogs).
It is easy to list his many offices and accomplishments on behalf of the breed and herding. No one can deny his influence will continue to shape the breed and the herding community. For those of us fortunate enough to have spent time with him and to call him friend, it is harder to find words to express our gratitude for the gift his life was. Wilfried was kind, gentle, loving, and sharing. Sharing of himself, his knowledge, his joy and his love for the German Shepherd Dog. Wilfried's intelligence was awe inspiring and his curiosity for life and learning was pure and infectious. Anyone who spent time with him got caught up in his desire to decode the mysteries of the world.
During one of his visits, we went to the zoo. He studied each animal, pointing out structure and movement. When we stopped at the hippo habitat, he was marveling at nature for designing such a strange creature when one of the hippos started to run. He was more excited than a child on Christmas Eve. I was enthralled with his "critique" of it's structure. He noted the bowed, toed in legs. In his words, "We would never deliberately breed such an animal. If
you study his structure, it predicts his movement would be slow, cumbersome and awkward. Yet, see how quickly and gracefully he runs? We must remember to respect nature."
Wilfried Scheld worked as a chemist at the University of Giessen. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. Our condolences to his family and friends on his passing. The world was truly enriched by the life of Wilfried Scheld. He is missed.
June 24, 2013
Four years have passed since the first Schutzhund USA Youth Scholarship was awarded. That recipient was Joelynn Zub, daughter of Karen and Craig Groh. Joelynn graduated this year with honors from California Lutheran University receiving a BS in Environmental Science.
Three applications were received for the 2013 scholarship. Two applications were 100% complete, exceeding all requirements. One application was incomplete, and therefore disqualified
Schutzhund USA Youth Scholarship Treasurer, Craig Groh, reported that donations to the fund have been steadily increasing over the years. Based upon the recommendations of the Treasurer, the committee is able to award two scholarships. Both applicants have been involved in the sport from a very young age and have achieved significant success. Both are outstanding roll models, gifted athletes, and academic scholars.
The Schutzhund USA Youth Scholarship Board is extremely proud of the outstanding achievements of both candidates. We are pleased to award the 2013 Schutzhund USA Youth Scholarship(s) to the recipients
Sydney is a member of OG Buckeye Schutzhund Club in Ohio, graduated from Black River HS, class valedictorian. She has been accepted at Miami University, study pre-med