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The Podium Schutzhund Club

About us::


Hardy and Caraq vom Lowenfels, IPO3

Turin, Italy - World Championship

The Podium Schutzhund Club was founded 1997.

We are affiliated with DVG America and AWMA-Belgian Malinois Working Dog Organization.

Our club members strive to support, train and love all working dogs sports.

We are located in the panhandle of Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia on the West Virginia side, very close to I-81. We train on Wednesday mornings and on Saturday's. Between Christmas and New Years we take a 2 week break.

We show our dogs at Local, Regional, National and International Events.

Over the years the Podium Club hosted many dog events. Our club had the pleasure to host seminars, yearly club events -working trials a well as German Shepherd conformation shows. We also hosted Regional events for the working dogs, Regional events for show dogs, the Universal Sieger show (GSDCA-WDA), as well as National events (AWMA).

Under the training of Podium Schutzhund Club and their head training director "Hardy Ernsting", hundreds of titles were achieved. We are still training actively to achieve more titles in the coming years!

BH temperament test during our fall trial