Welcome to our new members who joined us on Saturday!  We hope you will enjoy the training sessions and programs offered by our trainers.  Our dog show is on 13th July 2019.  We would love to see you enter!



Our 56th AGM was a great success.  Our President, Mr Walter Binder, was in fine spirits and spent some time educating the members on hip dysplasia in the GSD.  Alan Dixon, one of our founder members (1963) also joined us.  Our meeting was followed by delicious German finger early supper.  Thank you to everyone for coming.


St Patrick’s Day was celebrated at the club with member and dog wearing green.  Festive green was decorated throughout the braai area with Guinness, beef pies, ball games, green juice and green muffins for the humans, and bandanas and doggy biscuits for the doggies.  Thank you to Rolanda and Richard for organizing the event.  There are fabulous photos on our Face Book page.


We train with treats and comfortable waist treat bags are for sale from Ruben on Saturdays.  They are R110 each and the small treat bag is R70 – stock is limited.  Leashes are R70.


Samantha and her team do a huge amount of volunteer work for Pretoria Animal Rescue.  They are always looking for donations of dewormer, vaccines, shampoo and blankets.  Often rescue organisations are left with a handful of volunteers and funds.  Please support Samantha and her team!  samantha.steenkamp.hds@gmail.com.





1 tub of raw liver

2 cloves of garlic

1 box of muffin mix


Preheat oven to the temperature stated on the muffin mix box.  In a blender mix the liver and garlic until liquid.  Mix in the box of muffin mix.  Scrape onto a baking sheet and pat to about ½” 

thickness.  Bake until firm but not burnt.  Cut into squares once baked.  These treats may be frozen – Irwin Animal Rescue Centre Recipe Book



No, because I wouldn’t let anybody eat my dog…

But he’s a picky eater so, yes he’s a brat.

Chris and Leo


Definitely not.  She eats everything! Including crayons, play doh, anything she can get hold of.

Emma and Ruby



7th April – Rotek GSD Club – Grand Victor Championship Show

14th April – walk on the Magaliesberg mountain, braai at Mr Binder’s farm

27th April – Military Day – demonstration of working dogs, NG Church, Reeds, 1pm

4th May – new intake

5th May – Rotek GSD Club – Non-championship IGP trial

11th May – Quiz and Potjie 

22nd June – sniffer training by Jaco Malan 

13th July – Obedience Dog Show



The Hammer – Why Dogs Attack Us and How to Prevent it – Bryan Bailey

Fifteen Dogs – Andre Alexis

What is my Dog Thinking? – Gwen Bailey










Thank you to everyone who has sent testimonials – they’re on the website!  This is a powerful and easy way of advertising your club, so please make full use of it – www.pretoriashepherddogclub.co.za.  Our Face Book page also has some interesting photos and information!



The grounds look spic ‘n span, thanks to Elvis and his hard-working team, although in summer we can hear the grass grow growing and manicured grounds are not always possible.   We need assistance with maintenance and improvements.  All members will be sent a notice to assist.  We wish to put together a 1-day work party, followed by a bring ‘n braai.  The club hasn’t had a work party get-together for a long time, and we look forward to spending time with you!



Samantha and her team do a lot of wonderful work with Pretoria Dog Rescue.  It is a worthy cause to support.  Please put the word out that they have many, many dogs up for adoption.  Check out their Face Book page for more information. Dogs bought from Pretoria Dog Rescue qualify for one month’s free training.



Dogs bought from SPCA or Wetnose qualify for one month’s free training (excluding R280.00 club membership fee).  Just bring along your receipt of purchase.  The SPCA Newsletter has put out a request for more volunteers, so if you have any spare time, please consider donating it to a worthy cause.  Please contact Celestie Mathews who is a volunteer at the SPCA.  She has some wonderful fundraising ideas.  Celestie also has a volunteer Wattsapp group that you can belong to, where she advertises the SPCA’s wish lists – 082 825 8442.



Our adopted animal charity is the South African Veterinary Association’s community project called Community Veterinary Clinics (CVC).  They look after the primary healthcare of dogs and cats in disadvantaged communities, and offer vaccinations, de-worming, dipping and sterilisations at a reduced fee.  


SATURDAY – gates open at 1.30pm

OBEDIENCE – new intake the first Saturday of every month at 2pm

2:00pm – 3:00pm/3:15pm – 4:15pm/4:00pm – 5:00pm/ – Beginners – please arrive at 1.30pm and visit our Treasurer, Ruben in the Club house – please bring a 1.2m cotton leash, metal check chain and throw toy or dumbbell.

Obedience training – R200.00 per month, payable 3-monthly in advance. PLEASE BOOK WITH US BEFOREHAND. This is not a course, but ongoing training.

PUPPY CLUB – 3.pm – 4.30pm – Annual club membership – R300.00 

R800.00 for the 6-week course – puppies can join any time.

This class is for puppies between the ages of 3 months and 5 1/2 months.  The puppies must have had their 2nd vaccination and been de-wormed.  Appropriate tick and flea control must be administered before participating.  Please bring your vaccination books.  The members will have a lecture and thereafter learn the basics in puppy obedience, e.g. retrieve, heelwork, sit, down and stand.  And of course, lots of socializing.  Bring along a 1.2m cotton leash, metal check chain and

throw toy. If the dogs advance well before the age of 6 months, they can join Beginner training. PLEASE BOOK WITH US BEFOREHAND.



Secretary – Beverly – 083 272 1014

Chairperson and Chief Trainer – Tania – 082 430 1456

Treasurer – Ruben Muller – rubenmuller1959@gmail.com 


Kind regards






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