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Winifred Gibson Strickland Inducted Into IACP Hall of Fame
Winifred Gibson Strickland certainly has had a full-life with dogs….and with her
favorite the breed, the German Shepherd Dog. She is known at Ms. German Shepherd
of Obedience. In November of 2002 she put her 208th title on one of her dogs
with a score of 297 1/2. Wynn has over 1500 awards and trophies to her credit.
One award she takes special pride in is the one from "des Verein fuer deautsche
Schaeferhunde" or SV, the parent club for the Shepherd in Germany. As the
world’s largest single breed club (100,000 members) the SV rarely acknowledges
outside accomplishments yet they gave her an award for Excellence in Obedience
Training. Over forty perfect (200) scores in obedience isn’t too shabby, either.
Ms. Strickland was an AKC Obedience judge for 18 years and judged all classes
including Tracking. She was a Director of the German Shepherd Dog Club of
America as well as a member for 54 years. She is President and Founder of the
Diamond State German Shepherd Dog Club, Honorary member of the Southern New
Jersey German Shepherd Dog Club, member of the GSDCA-WDA, the USA SchutzHund
Club and the "des Verein fuer deutsche Schaeferhunde" (SV). As an author Wynn
has written Expert Obedience
Training for Dogs, Joll and Me, The German Shepherd Today, and Obedience Class
Instruction for Dogs: The Trainer's Manual. Wynn also has three videos dealing
with Novice, Open and Utility. Ms Strickland has trained thousands of dogs in
her Obedience classes and clinics. They were all different breeds not only
With the rapid growth in Agility few recall that Wynn Strickland designed and
put on the first agility test in 1971. It was much tougher to navigate than the
current tests and had fewer obstacles. It was held at the German Shepherd Dog
Club of America National Specialty in Arizona.
Her classic quote is, "Dog training is becoming a lost art."
| IACP Hall of Fame, May 2003 |