Dedicated breeders of the German Shepherd Dog are committed to improving the breed in every way possible. With this goal in mind - the conformation show provides a venue to present the results of their careful breeding programs to an accredited judge for review and critique. If you have never attended this "German" style of show, you will find it very interesting and dynamic.
The "Breed Survey" is how the breeding stock for the next generation is quantified.The breed survey is not about any one facet - but is rather about the total dog - and encompasses the dogs' performance history, conformation, and test for genetic traits such as hip certification. All these taken together produces a rating that helps breeders determine how a given dog can best fit into their program.
Long coats will be judged in all classes during this trial.