Welcome to DDR Dog Club of America

The main objectives of the DDR Dog Club of America are the preservation and protection of the Deutsche Demokratische Republik or “DDR” breed as described in the official breed standard.

DDR Dog Club of America was formed for the sole purpose of preserving and promoting the DDR German Shepherd. It is the mission of DDRDCA that by educating people to see the traits and abilities of the DDR German Shepherd that the demand and the future of these amazing dogs will be recognized.

To that end, DDRDCA seeks an organized partnership between the reputable breeder and the owner who chooses these outstanding dogs, as one relies on the other for the preservation of the bloodlines of the DDR dog.

East German Shepherds originate from the Deutsche Demokratische Republik or “DDR” (1949-1990).

Generations of true “DDR” bloodlines are limited to a span of about, forty years of breeding in the former East Germany. DDR dogs have a strong, solid, lean, muscular body, heavy bone construction and a large massive head. They have deep dark pigmentation and are not as angulated as West German show dogs. These dogs have a strong temperament, great working capacity and are well suited for Schutzhund, police work, search and rescue and many other tasks. Most importantly, DDR German Shepherds have a very low rate and severity of hip dysplasia. The concept is, that of a well-structured, perfectly balanced dog capable of performing at the highest known levels and that’s what we strive to attain.

There are 100% pure descendants of those bloodlines in existence today.