Co-Sponsoring Clubs are the GSDCA and GSDCA-WDA
Dan Yee, 2013 WUSV World Championship Chair
The World Championship, referred to by many as the World Cup Competition, is an international IPO3 Championship Trial
where the best teams from throughout the world gather to compete for ultimate recognition as the World’s Best IPO3 Dog
The German Shepherd Dog Club of America (“GSDCA”) and the German Shepherd Dog Club of America-Working Dog Association (“GSDCA-WDA”) have consistently supported the World Championship event since its inception more than 30 years ago.
History of the WUSV World Championship
Originally known as the European Championship, the competition began in 1975 in Salzburg, Austria, and involved competitors exclusively from Europe. Interest and participation in the competition grew rapidly, however, as teams from outside Europe entered with increasing frequency. In 1988, the event was officially declared the “WUSV World Championship”, highlighting its intercontinental participation and its connection with the World Union of German Shepherd Dog Clubs (“WUSV”). Today, the event is closely followed by the nearly 300,000 members of the WUSV member clubs, thousands of whom make the trek annually to the Championship’s nomadic locale to see it “live”.
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