Promoting responsibility and good sportsmanship in the breeding, training and exhibition of the Dutch Shepherd Dog under the breed standard established by

the United Kennel Club in 1995.

Constitution & By-Laws of the Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America



ARTICLE I – Name of Club and Location

This Organization shall be known as the DUTCH SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA (DSDCA). Its membership shall be made up of dedicated purebred dog enthusiasts of the United States of America and surrounding areas, or any person elected to membership.

 

ARTICLE II – Mission Statement and Purpose

The purpose of this club shall be to promote responsibility and good sportsmanship in the breeding, training and exhibition of Dutch Shepherd dogs in the United States and surrounding areas under the breed standard established and approved by the United Kennel Club in 1995.

 

  • To further the advancement of the Dutch Shepherd breed through the medium of their owners and to develop their intelligence as well as their physical abilities.
 
  • To confer honor upon worthy Dutch Shepherd dogs and their owners/trainers, and to aid members of the Club to attain conformation and performance degrees through cooperative training and mutual support.
 
  • To promote fair play and good sportsmanship over individual gain, and to join the competitive spirit within the fun environment of United Kennel Club events.
 

To fulfill this Article, we promise:


  • To hold licensed UKC events that will be run in accordance with all the rules, policies, and procedures of the United Kennel Club. (Including Breed Standards, Weight Pull, Rally, Obedience, Lure Coursing, Terrier Racing, Agility, Dock Jumping rules and regulations.)

  • To dismiss from our membership without hesitation those who violate these by-laws and the principles of good sportsmanship and fair and honest conduct.
 
  • The club will not hold any other registry’s events on the same day/location as that of any UKC event without the prior approval of UKC.

 

ARTICLE III - Membership

We reserve the right to refuse any entry in our competitions, as well as membership in this Club to any individual, at the discretion of the Officers, Board of Directors, and members. However, no person shall be refused entry or membership on a basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, or national origin.


To qualify for club membership, applicant must own UKC registered Dutch Shepherd(s) and supply the following mandatory information by completing on-line form on club website www.DSDCA.org:

  1. Name, address, phone and email
  2. Type of Involvement in the Dutch Shepherd breed (owner, breeder, exhibitor, etc.)
  3. UKC registration numbers, names and titles on all Dutch Shepherds owned.
  4. UKC registration numbers, names and titles of all bred-by Dutch Shepherd Champions.

Once application and applicable dues (if any) are received and processed by the Secretary/ Treasurer, applicant will be notified that their membership has been accepted.

 

ARTICLE IV - Conditions of Membership

The following shall be the conditions of continuing membership:

 

  • The attendance of as many meetings as possible.

  • The attendance of and participation in all Club activities and shows/events to the satisfaction of the Officers/Board. However, the attendance clauses of Article IV, sections 1 and 2 shall be waived due to illness, disability, conflict with employment, excessive distance, or bona-fide previous commitments.

  • Any member known to: promote, support, raise dogs for fighting; knowingly sell, give, or trade dogs that will be used for fighting; condone or be associated with the facing off, game testing, rolling or pitting of dogs will have their membership automatically revoked. The member shall also be reported to United Kennel Club for disciplinary action as well.

  • The Board of Directors may deny or revoke any membership for cause when deemed necessary. Any dues refund or pro-ration of refund will be at the discretion of the Board.

 

ARTICLE V - Voting

 

  • Each member shall have the right to vote at the Annual Meeting and may participate in the conduct and activity of the Club and its Board of Directors.

  • Each Individual Member shall be entitled to one (1) vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members.

  • All members who are entitled to a vote who are present at the Annual meeting when a vote is called shall constitute a quorum.

 

ARTICLE VI

 

The Officers/Board of Directors shall be elected at the annual meeting held in December every year. Any Officer may succeed him or herself. All elections shall be by secret ballot and decided by a simple majority.

 

ARTICLE VII

 

The Officers/Board of Directors of this Club shall be five (5) in number, elected at large by the membership and shall include two alternate directors. The alternates should attend all Board meetings, and shall have a vote if one or more directors are absent.

 

This article shall be used to govern the Officers/Board of Directors of the Club.

 
PRESIDENT: shall preside at all meetings and conduct good order and discipline.
 
VICE-PRESIDENT: shall assist the president in the discharge of his duties, and will preside in
the President's absence.
 
SECRETARY/TREASURER: shall keep an accurate record of all meetings and events. They shall keep accurate accounting records and be responsible for the proper collection and distribution of all funds and accounts, under the direction of the Board. They shall preside in the absence of the other elected officers.
 
The checks on the account(s) of this Club will be signed by the President or Secretary/Treasurer.
 
The books and accounts of the Secretary/Treasurer shall be audited annually, prior to the election of officers, by a committee appointed by the President.

 

ARTICLE XI

 

These By-Laws may be amended as deemed necessary by the Officers/Board and must be approved by a simple majority of the members present. Notice of a proposed change must be in writing, and the membership properly notified. UKC must be notified in writing.

 

ARTICLE XII

General Regulations:

 

  • Members shall conduct themselves as ladies/gentlemen at all Club functions.

  • Absolutely no alcoholic beverages, firearms, or illegal drugs will be allowed on the grounds or in the buildings while participating in any club or licensed events.These By-Laws shall be read to every applicant before being accepted into membership.

  • These By-Laws shall become effective at the December 22, 2018 meeting.

  • To become effective, these By-Laws must be approved by a majority vote of all members present when the vote is taken.All United Kennel Club policies will be strictly adhered to during all UKC events.

  • Members shall conduct themselves in an honest and sportsman like manner at all meetings and events.

  • The Officers/Board of Directors of the DUTCH SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA shall have the inherent rights and powers to dismiss ANY member who is continually disruptive to the detriment of the orderly conduct of our meetings and/or events

  • The Officers and Board shall serve as the nomination committee for all offices, board vacancies, and award recipients; however, any member in good standing shall have the right to make nominations from the floor.
  • Any individual suspended by United Kennel Club shall automatically be suspended from the club as well. 

 

 

Read and approved by Officers: Board: President: Cheryl Carlson

Vice-President: Lori Webster

Secretary/Treasurer: Carole Field

Read and approved by membership: December 22, 2018

 

 

 

Adopted May 15, 2012

 

Amended October 19, 2012

 

Amended December 28, 2018

 

(pending UKC approval)


Dutch Shepherd “Touché” PD1 PA CH Schefflers C’est Touché Cher Car BTr - UKC #1 Dutch Shepherd Sire, UKC TOP 10 Dutch Shepherd 2008 #7 tied)
Dutch Shepherd “Rush” (URO1 UAGI P2 PD1 FO Vrijheid’s Adrenaline Rush BTr (Rush) UKC #1 Dutch Shepherd Dam)
Dutch Shepherd “Lothar” (CH Cher Car’s Mr. Right Now - UKC TOP 10 #1 tied Dutch Shepherd 2011)
Dutch Shepherd “Siren” (CA UNJ CH Chercar’s Lights’N Siren v Mosen CSAU BTr CGC -  UKC TOP 10 Dutch Shepherd 2010 #4 tied, 2011 #1 tied)
Dutch Shepherd "Cayenne" (BIMBS CH Cher Car’s Roja Caliente - 1st Dutch Shepherd awarded BEST in MULTI BREED SHOW)
Dutch Shepherd “Becker” (UJJ UAGII URO3 CH Cher Car’s It’s My Perogative CSAU CGC - UKC #7 Dutch Shepherd Sire, UKC TOP 10 Dutch Shepherd 2008 #5 tied)
Dutch Shepherd “LaBelle” (P1 PA FO GRCH Marshall’s LaBelle of Cher Car CGC - UKC TOP 10 Dutch Shepherd 2007 #1, 2008 #2 tied, 2009 #2, 2010 #1)
Dutch Shepherd “Nada” (UAGI CH Cher Car’s Don’t Be Fooled CSAU BTr CGC - UKC TOP 10 Dutch Shepherd 2010 #7 tied)
Dutch Shepherd “Snap” (URO3 UCD UAGI UJJ GRCH Cher Car’s Snap Decision BH CSAU CGC - UKC #8 tied Dutch Shepherd Dam, UKC TOP 10 Dutch Shepherd 2008 #10, 2010 #4 tied, 2012 #2, 1st Dutch Shepherd titled in 4 UKC venues of conformation, obedience, agility & rally)

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