Rationale for dog sport


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Vadim Plotsker presents a German Shepherd as a working dog. The benefits of dog sports and the importance of selection through competitions. Exhibition of videos from IGP.

Vadim Plotsker gives us a very impressive presentation of the German Shepherd as a working breed. It emphasizes the working qualities of this breed and the importance of preserving the working qualities as imagined by the founder of the breed, Max v. Stephanitz.

“The ideal of the Society was to develop Police trial Champions out of Exhibition Champions, our shepherd dog therefore, was further developed by dog lovers as a working dog. The standard by which he would be judged and approved was this, namely, “UTILITY IS THE TRUE CRITERIA OF BEAUTY”. (v. Stephanitz)
Here are videos showing the correct presentation of a working dog. It explains the reason why it is important to select German Shepherds for breeding based on their innate character traits. Vadim explain the importance of quality of judges. He shows us videos pointers where he prefers the right character traits of seductive dogs and demonstrates the Benefits of the dog sport here.

* Historical benefits
* Willing and capable utility dog
* Why testing and trials of working dogs
* The importance of correct judging by the judges (criteria categories)
* Assessment examples (videos) where we should look special at:
Evaluation of harmony, athleticism, confidence/self assurance, ability to handle stress etc.
* Benefits of dog sport
*A lot of videos from competitions and training as a exhibition of dog sport

The lecture “Rationale for dog sport” with Vadim Plotsker was recorded at the German Shepherd Dog Week in Lerma / Spain 2023 for the World Union for German Shepherd Dogs (WUSV). The organizer of the 3rd World Congress for German Shepherd Dogs was the Real CEPPA. The motto was “Quality breeding of the German Shepherd Dog” and was aimed at lovers, athletes and breeders of the German Shepherd Dog as well as veterinarians and officials. On this website in the GSD Masterclass category you will find all lectures from WUSV Lerma program in the areas of general, breeding & genetics, sport, law and WUSV.

This course offers:

This requirements are needed:

What will you learn from this course

  • Historical informations about German Shepherd Dog like a working dogs
  • Why are important competitions for the right selection
  • The importance of correct judging + practical instructions from competitions and explanations of the correct presentation of the dog in the form of videos.
  • Benefits of dog sport

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Our Expert

Vadim Plotsker

  • United Schutzhund Clubs of America – President
  • United Schutzhund Clubs of America – Performance Judge
  • WUSV Board of Directors

I live in Amherst, New Hampshire USA(one hour north of Boston) with my wife Colleen, who I have know for over 42 years since we were in gradeschool, our three german shepherds and a yellow Labrador. Our two children, Isabell and Isaac are both studying at universities, one in Nashville and the other in Boston.

Since becoming a performance judge, I have judged many trials throughout the country, and around the world including:
Championship Judging:

  • USA Southwest LGA (B & C)
  • USA Northwest LGA (B & C)
  • USA Southeast LGA (B & C)
  • USA New England LGA (B & C)
  • Real CEPPA (Spain) National Championship (B)
  • USCA (USA) Working Dog National Championship 2022 (B)
  • WUSV World Championship Randers, Demark 2022 (B)
  • USCA (USA) Working Dog National Championship 2023 (C) Scheduled
  • CCMPA (Mexico) Champiosnip/WUSV Qualification 2023 (A, B, C) Scheduled
  • MNJK (Hungary) WUSV Qualificaiton 2023 (B) Scheduled
  • COAPA Champioship 2023 – Scheduled

I have been a figurant(helper) for over 30 years. I have helped many friends achieve their canine sport goals, including podium finishes at numerous world and national championships.

Team USA Captain:

  • 2017 FCI World Championship
  • 2017 WUSV World Championship
  • 2018 WUSV World Championship (co-captain)
  • 2021 WUSV World Championship
  • I am an active trainer myself, and in the past 17 years, I have also titled and competed with dogs from BH to IGP3 FH 1.
  • 1.Eik vom Haus Larwin BH, SchH3/IPO3 HOT Competed in the New England Regional Championship twice and in the USCA National Championship in Kansas City.
  • 2. Natan Milvel BH, AD, IPO3, FH – 2014, 2015 New England Regional Championship – 2014, 2015 USCA National Championship – 2015, 2016 AWDF – 2015 Working Dog Championship
  • 3. Woody v.h. Zuidpark BH, AD, IGP3, FH – 2017 New England Regional Championship – 2018, 2019 WUSV Qualification Trial – 2018, 2019, 2021 Working Dog Championship – 2018, 2019, 2021 USCA National Championship – 2019 WUSV Modena, Italy(6th place)
  • 4. Imzedrift’s Sam BH, IGP1
  • We are all truly fortunate to enjoy this beautiful sport. Enjoy every second with your dog. See you all on the fields.