WUSV - Weltmeisterschaft: A Personal Experience

During the first weekend of October, 1999, I represented Canada and competed in the 12th Annual Weltmeisterschaft (World Championship) of schutzhund. The 1999 Bundesseigerprufung (German Championship) and the Weltmisterschaft celebrated the 100th anniversary of the German Shepherd Club (SV) of Germany. It was something special to compete, in Germany, at a high level, this year. How was I able to qualify for the Canadian team when I live and train in New England, and belong to a local club? The answer is quite simple. I am a Canadian citizen ,U.S. resident, and I own a home in Canada, and that I belong and train during the summer months with the East Coast Schutzhund Club of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.