German Shepherd Dog Working Dog Association


The German Shepherd Dog Working Dog Association, Inc. (WDA) is dedicated to the welfare and betterment of the German Shepherd Dog.

Office Manager: Gretchen Weinzimer
PO BOX 5021
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
Phone: (747) 900-6805
Fax: (626) 608-5723

Club News


We are pleased to announce that the WDA has settled its lawsuit with the GSDCA and that we will move forward as the German Shepherd Dog Working Dog Association (“WDA”). We are excited about our future, and we are hopeful that you will be a part of that future. We are working hard to add more WDA services, including the ability to obtain Judges to officiate at SV-style events including trials, shows, and breed surveys. We are now reorganizing and planning for the next stage of our club’s future. There are substantial costs associated with these efforts. Please join us by renewing your WDA membership. You may do so with the member renewal form which is in the Hundegram. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer renewals online. The link for the Hundegram is (please cut and paste for now as we continue to build our website). Feel free to reach out to any Board Member. Their contact information is on the Contacts page. We look forward to sharing more news about our reorganization and services soon!


To contact the WDA office, please use the new email or call 747-900-6805. The address is GSDWDA, P.O. Box 5021, Woodland Hills, CA 91365.

Tattoo and Microchip Verification on Pedigrees

We also offer tattoo and microchip verification on pedigrees. Please contact the office for this service at You may access the form for this service with the link on the Services page.

Submission of Radiographs (x-rays) for Hip, Elbow, LÜW, And OC(D) Evaluations to the SV

The GSDWDA currently offers Submission of Radiographs (x-rays) for Hip, Elbow, LÜW, And OC(D) evaluations to the SV [Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) e.V]. You may access SV radiograph submission guidelines and instructions with the link on the Services page. To request forms be mailed to you, which are only available in hard copies as they come in triplicate, contact the office at, and provide your address and phone number. If this is your first time submitting x-rays, please call the office at 747-900-6805.

Upcoming Activities

Club Events

Event Results

Board Meetings


GSD WDA Judges

SV Trial and Conformation Judges

GSSCC Judges

GSSCC Judges
Wendell Nope
Director of Trial and Judges



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Title Name Email Phone Number
President Daniel Yee (213) 610-0188
Secretary Richard Torres (858) 735-3225
Treasurer Alethea Caldwell Munsinger (520) 247-6685
National Training Director Thomas Schoder (360) 305-0291
Director of Trials and Judges, Region 8 Director Wendell Nope (801) 554-4126
Region 1 Director John Henkel (203) 947-0264
Region 5 Director Ray Cunningham (573) 489-3700
Regions 6 & 7 Director Doug Foster (951) 218-0591
Region 9 Director Earl White (503) 487-6351
Office Manager Gretchen Weinzimer (747) 900-6805