041: Debbie Zappia: American Schutzhund

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

  • Debbie’s story and how she got into the sport world.
  • The evolution of Schutzhund and how it is expressed in IPG.
  • The conception of American Schutzhund and breed testing.
  • The relationship between American Schutzhund and PSA.


Key Takeaways:

  • Political pressure has changed the way that dog sports have changed over the years.
  • There will be over 40 exercises for each club to choose from and the results will be recorded for each dog for breed test purposes.
  • There will be updates to American Schutzhund from IPO or original Schutzhund to keep the skills relevant and important.
  • Without good judges you don’t have a sport – not a sport that is equal to all.
  • American Schutzhund is completely inclusive – you can be in other types of clubs and organizations as well as American Schutzhund.

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“We don’t know if we’re going to be successful or not, we may fail. What we do know is this: we’re not sitting around complaining, we’re actually trying to do something. We’re working hard, we’re trying to put an organization together that’s going to make our vision a reality. What we can promise, is we’re going to continue to fight for the betterment of all of our respective breeds.” — Debbie Zappia

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