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About Us

Our club was founded in 1985. We currently train year-round at our training field in Snohomish, Washington, about 40 minutes northeast of the metropolitan Seattle area, and conduct our tracking exercises in surrounding fields and farmlands. While ours is predominantly a German Shepherd Dog training club, some of our members have owned, trained, and handled a variety of breeds, such as Airedale Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Beauceron, Border Collie, Boxer, Doberman, Giant Schnauzer and Malinois, for the sport of schutzhund/IPO/IGP.

We believe in both the working and conformation aspects of schutzhund/IPO/IGP. We train year round in all weather conditions because we enjoy being outdoors with our dogs. This dedication is evident in our members' accomplishments. Our training director, Paul Schneider and his dog Dexter Von Schneider, placed 3rd in the 1998 USA Nationals, receiving the Highest Placed Owner Handled/Trained trophy and were the 1999 USCA Pacific Northwest Regional champions. Paul and his dog Joe von Schneider were the 2016 USCA Pacific Northwest Regional champions with Hign In Trial, High Tracking, High Protection and High HOT.  Paul and his dog Clooney Vikar were the 2021 USCA Pacific Northwest Regional champions with High In Trial, High Obedience and High Protection awards as well as being named the Regional Universal Sieger.  Paul and Clooney competed at the 2021 USCA GSD IGP3 National Championship.

The Snohomish Schutzhund Club has hosted many of the Pacific Northwest Regional Conformation Shows and various other conformation shows. Dogs owned, trained, and handled by several of our club members have been entered in a number of national competitions. The VA1 dog at the 1997 Canadian National Sieger show was owned and handled by one of our club members.

We were proud to represent the Pacific Northwest Region of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America as the host for the 1998 USA Sieger Show and the 2002 North American Championship SchH3 and FH.

To find out more information about the Snohomish Schutzhund Club, please send an e-mail to Cindy or Robyn.