LV DVG America

The only all-breed dog sport organization

DVG America welcomes you.

In addition to IPO, DVG offers many obedience and tracking titles, providing competition opportunities for all people who love to train dogs. DVG exists for only one purpose -- training and titling dogs of all breeds.

Latest news & information

2017 National Championship

December 8-10, Merced, California. Championship results are posted directly on the Caniva website.

Draft club manual now available. Send any comments to the president by December 1

The 2017 DVG New Member application is available for club officers.

What is IPO/Schutzhund?

Schutzhund (German for "protection dog") is a dog sport that was developed in Germany in the early 1900s as a breed suitability test for the German Shepherd Dog.

Why choose DVG America?

DVG is the only Schutzhund dog sport club that is not breed-specific. If your dog can do the sport, we accept it.

DVG America magazine

DVG America magazine is the official publication of LV/DVG America and is published four times annually. Look for your copy the first month of each quarter!