this is a very very very complex and long standing political hot potato and this thread is just barely touching on the surface....
The GSDCA is the "official" guardian of the GSD in the USA....there is big big big $$$$ in the registration of the breed via AKC and I do not know the portion - if any - that goes back to the GSDCA....but the prestige is all about the FCI official organizaiton.
The USCA is much more in line with the SV than the GSDCA. The WDA is the illigitimate stepchild of the GSDCA
- IMHO it serves to placate the international breed standard requirements. For a short time, the GSDCA even had a schutzhund trial - barely - at their nationals....the entries were few and IMO again, just a token to demonstrate to the SV that they were "attempting" to bring the breed back to international standards.
The WUSV is the premier event in the world for the GSD internationally. That the GSDCA - in one of the biggest countries in the world, with literally 10s of 1000s of GSD pups born every year - apparently
cannot effectively muster the expertise and money to host this event is pitiful. The USCA put it on 4 years ago in Kentucky, and it was very nicely done. And the USCA does not have the resources of the GSDCA. But the membership was behind it and took great pride in hosting the event. It is sad that the GSDCA has so little interest, funding or actual membership who are "into" this sport.
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