Schutzhund Australia Inc was formed in 2005. We are dedicated to Dogsport, or Schutzhund/IPO as the international sport for Working Dogs, developing Australian teams for high performance competition.
We have Australia's highest credentialled Judges and performance teams, putting the most titled IPO/SchH dogs into trials, both at home and internationally.
We support activities intended to preserve the characteristics, genetic vigour, service and sporting capabilities of working dog breeds such as German Shepherd Dogs, Belgian Shepherd Dogs, Rottweilers, Dobermans.
Our IPO Rules for Trials are those of the FCI with Australian variances.
Schutzhund Australia accepts working titles obtained in trials sponsored by other recognised Schutzhund and IPO organizations, for example the Verein fuer Deutsche Schaeferhunde (SV) in Germany, United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA) as well as other recognized Australian Schutzhund/IPO organisations. All scorebooks issued by these recognised organizations are accepted by Schutzhund Australia, as are titles awarded by accredited trial judges of recognized organisations.
Schutzhund Australia provides clubs with qualified Trial Judges for sanctioned events. The Schutzhund Australia Judge's Program trains and certifies Schutzhund Australia members as authorized judges and clubs may also schedule certified foreign Judges for events through Schutzhund Australia.