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About tgsd-l
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TGSD-L has its beginnings in 1997 with a group of 64 like-minded GSD enthusiasts who had become dissatisfied with the then-available email list offerings on the Internet. Since then our membership has grown from the original 64 to about 300 GSD owners, breeders, trainers, and rescuers and in February 2003 we moved to our own domain at

The Total German Shepherd Dog mailing list (TGSD-L) focuses on the complete gamut of activities and concerns surrounding ownership, care, training and breeding of German Shepherd dogs, especially from the point of view of working dogs. We invite all participants to discuss Schutzhund, Agility, Herding, Tracking, Obedience, SAR, Therapy, and we look forward to contributions from pet owners as well as professionals about ownership, training, veterinary concerns, rescue, etc. We encourage members of local, national, and international clubs and organizations to share their knowledge of and experience with GSDs so that we all may learn.

Subscription to TGSD-L is by approval of the list owners Richard Ball and Anka Andrews. A brief biography may be required (the content and format will be explained in a separate mailing to you) which will be posted to TGSD-L. Current members of TGSD-L may comment upon your subscription request and the list owners will consider any comments before accepting or rejecting your subscription request. TGSD-L is not suited to everyone and not all applicants are accepted.

Membership on TGSD-L is free. We have chosen to operate the list from a private server because we dislike ads, the registration process required by commercial servers, the gathering and selling of e-mail addresses, and the lack of individualized mail server control. We do not make our e-mail address database available to anyone.

Please take a moment to review the TGSD-L Terms of Membership. When you chose to become a list member you agree to comply with those guidelines.

In addition to this list we also maintain an In Memoriam site for GSDs who have passed on.

P.O. Box 754
Cherryville, PA 18035

TGSD-L is hosted by . For more information we invite you to visit k9sites and dogbits .

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the tgsd-l Archives. (The current archive is only available to the list members.)

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