What is DVG?
DVG stands for Deutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine, or the German Association
of Working Dog Sport Clubs. DVG is the oldest and largest Schutzhund training organization
in the world. Begun in 1903, DVG was Germany's first police and service dog club
and has now grown to nearly 30,000 members. DVG exists for only one purpose -
DVG is made up of fourteen geographic regions (Landesverbands), thirteen of which are in Germany. The fourteenth is LV/DVG America. The American Landesverband is divided into four local regions (Kreisgruppen), whose presidents sit on the LV Board.
LV/DVG America sends a representative to Germany each year to the annual business meeting to vote on Board and membership affairs.
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As we approach the Nationals, there’s some information I want to share with you.
We are going to try to stream the general membership meeting, so anyone can watch
and listen even if they can’t make it to Little Rock. This will be our first venture
with streaming, so we may have some bugs we’ll need to work out. But I want to give
it a try so more of you can learn first-
We have finally completed the new English translation of the 2012 IPO rules. It went through several edits but we tried to minimize what we did to the translation provided by Germany. It will be for sale at the Nationals for $20. After the Nationals, it will be for sale through the website.
It seems that many members still don’t know about the new website, DVG-
The general membership meeting is at 4PM Central time on Friday at the stadium. If you are a delegate, please get there a bit early so we can check people in and start the meeting right at 4:00. And remember that the Board meeting is also open so you can sit in – Thursday at 1PM Central time at the stadium. BOARD MTG AGENDA
I hope to see many of you in Little Rock. Good luck to all the competitors!
President, LV America
Several things happened at the last board meeting that I wanted to tell you about.