What is DVG? (Deutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine)
DVG is the oldest and largest Schutzhund training organization in the world. Begun in 1903, DVG was Germany's first police and service dog club and has now grown to nearly 30,000 members. While attracting breeders of all working dogs, DVG exists only for one purpose -- the training and titling dogs of all kinds. In addition to Schutzhund and advanced tracking degrees, it offers Obedience and Tracking titles I through III, providing competition opportunities for all people who love to train dogs, even the smallest of breeds.
What is LV/DVG America?
DVG is made up of fourteen geographic regions (Landesverbands), thirteen of which are in Germany with the fourteenth, LV/DVG America. A representative is sent to Germany each year to vote on Board and membership affairs. In turn the American Landesverband is divided into four local, self-governing regions (Kreisgruppen), whose presidents sit on the LV Board.