The Southwestern Region website is the official site for United Schutzhund Clubs of America full member and affiliate clubs within the Southwest Region. Our region consists of clubs from Arizona, Southern California and Southern Nevada all devoted to promoting responsible dog ownership, IPO, herding and conformation events. Here you will find information on local clubs and regional activities as well as useful forms, rules and up to the minute news. Please feel free to browse our website. Enjoy your visit and come back soon!
Mark your calendar for the upcoming Regional Helper Seminar and Classification with Don Yelle May 21 - 22
This event is intended for helpers and handlers alike. It will cover all aspects of trial helper work, (helper technique, safety, and knowledge of the rules), from club up to the National level.
Handlers with dogs will have an opportunity to work in a trial setting, with some instruction on their handler skills.
Helper Certification’s will take place at the end of the seminar on Sunday.
Remember your helper books.
I am originally from southern Mississippi, but now reside in Connecticut. I was first introduced to the sport by my father in 1991. But it wasn't until 2003 when I joined Merrimack Working Dog Club that I became serious about helper work and training in general.
In 2009, I started a new club, Quinebaug Schutzhund Club in Pomfret, Connecticut. My other passion besides helper work is breeding, and with my girlfriend (Ivana) we have a working German Shepherd kennel named vom Rebel Yelle.
Over the past eight years, I have titled seven dogs. Three H.O.T. dogs to Sch3 and the Nationals, another dog to IPO 3 and Nationals, two dogs to Sch2 (one of which being a H.O.T.also) and a female(H.O.T.) to IPO 1. I have also Breed Surveyed five dogs.
|**2016 Regional Sieger & Siegerin**|
|*Basha vom Zuckerreich V1
Sire: *Vom Hamerlsbacher Hof
Dam: *Sita vom Hasenborn
Owner: Cynthia Brockway
|Long Coat:||Stock Coat:|
|*Jack vom Haus Freier V1
Sire: *Chip von Dernell
Dam: *Yette Com Barmtherland
Owner: Rachelle Salerno
|*Ken vom Team Baierblick V1
Sire: *Quattro von der Partnachklamm
Dam: *Fenja vom Team Baierblick
Owner: Linda Lundborg
|2016 Regional Universal Sieger|
|Chaos vom Haus Courtland
Owner: Teresa Cowart
Congratulations to four of our newest full member clubs: Deutscher Schaferhunde San Diego, San Diego Schutzhunde, Southwest Diamondback Schaferhunde and the Southern Arizona Schutzhund Club. The region is excited to have these new additions and can't wait for their first of many successful events.