Rose City Working Dog Association (RCWDA) is a private non-profit club whose membership is committed to train dogs in the sport of Schutzhund/IPO, and to support activities and educational programs that demonstrate the advantages of well trained dogs as well as excellence in dog training. Dog breeds of all types are accepted and encouraged to participate in our club's activities. Schutzhund/IPO is intended to demonstrate the intelligence and utility of dogs. In working trials, Schutzhund/IPO measures the dog's characteristics which include: mental stability, endurance, structural efficiencies, ability to scent, willingness to work, to show courage, and trainability. This club's objective is to work towards building these characteristics in our members' dogs. Our club strives to:

  • Support and organize trials, breed surveys, or conformation shows.
  • Promote humane training methods for all working dogs, support responsible dog ownership, and breeding practices.
  • Support the use of dogs by Law Enforcement Agencies, and promote the use of Breed Standards.
  • Promote working dogs for the sport of Schutzhund/IPO, police work, and search and rescue.
  • Encourage the enjoyment of training for the Schutzhund/IPO sport and to take pleasure in the fruit of such labor, as well as a wonderful, happy, well-behaved companion.
  • All dog's are evaluated to determine if drive and temperament are suitable for the sport of Schutzhund/IPO before allowed to participate.

If you would like to know more about us and what we do, don't hesitate to send us an email and/or arrange a visit to a training session!

Welcome To Rose City Working Dog Association (RCWDA)


Rose City Working Dog Association, Inc.