Diablo Valley German Shepherd Dog Club

Dec. 6, 2014 - Annual Christmas Party and Gift Exchange/Gift Stealing

Karen Toth graciously opened up her house (again!) for the annual potluck and gift exchange. Most popular this year, both in offering and stealing, were lap blankets and throws.  Joining our club this year were members of the Northern California German Shepherd Fanciers club. Club Presidents Ben Bigorna and Theresa Royer, and members themselves,  announced titles that members and their dogs achieved this year.For those unfamiliar with the stealing rules, each person has the option of taking a wrapped gift or stealing it from someone else who then gets to open a new gift. The person who steals a gift for the third time keeps it and that gift is protected from future thievery. As one might guess, the end of the exchange becomes quite the free-for-all.

Aug. 12, 2014 - Annual Potluck and Meeting

Osage Park, Danville, 7 p.m.

After members enjoyed the potluck dishes, Larry Altree's pizza and Mary Lemon's cookies being deemed the favorites, Club President Theresa Royer called the meeting to order and ran through the business of the club, first asking for brags from the members.We applaud the following:

  • Mary Lemon's Spirit for passing her Canine Good Citizenship test
  • Theresa Royer's Cruiser getting two herding points and going High Scoring GSD at the June Patterson trial
  • Karen Toth's Mokka finishing his 6th "Started" herding leg and also going High Scoring GSD at the June Patterson trial
  • Carol Northrup's Merlin getting his Nose Work Container title
  • Kay Springer's young dogs Magnum and Misty finishing their conformation Championships and their sire, Strider, receiving his Registry of Merit

Theresa then gave a short presentation on the basics of tracking. The members laid their tracks as the daylight ebbed and finished in the near dark.


The Diablo Valley German Shepherd Dog Club meets several times a year on the second Tuesday of the month. We usually meet in the Walnut Creek/Danville area. If you're interested in being on the meeting email list, contact info@dvgsdc.org; if you're interested in becoming a member, you can sign up online on this website.