The German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada (referred to as the GSSCC) is a corporation of clubs from every part of Canada. The goals are directed toward the promotion of the German Shepherd Dog. We believe that the German Shepherd Dog must demonstrate structural soundness while maintaining the breed's ability to work. German Shepherd Dogs should have trainability, courage, the willingness to defend and protect. We believe that an effective way to select the kind of temperament and structure we value is to test the dogs in the sport of Schutzhund. Because we value good structure and temperament, in addition to encouraging sport competition, we urge our members to participate in shows and breed surveys to obtain a judgement regarding the dog's structure and movement.