Wednesday, October 16, 2013


How the Logo Came to Be
By Gary Szymczak

I was asked by Nancy Harper to create the logo for our Centennnial. After giving it a lot of thought the slogan which is "100 Years of Service to Mankind" and never forgetting 9/11, the idea was to begin with the statue at AKC which is dog New York that was given after 9/11.

I  replaced the rock with the globe, which represents service to the world, added  the heart which obviously shows the heart of the GSD and then asked my  pre-press/creative people to assist with the final touches. I'm proud of the  fact that I was allowed to be a part of history and will never forget being a  part of the Centennial.

The World Trials  (WUSV) will happen October 17 - 20 at PPL Park, One Stadium Drive, Chester PA

A Press Release and events schedule can be viewed here
Representing Team USA this year are Jim Hill (Philadelphia, PA), Mike Diehl, (Marion County, Indiana) Tommy Gillies, (Indianapolis, IN)  and  Sean O'Kane (Danville, IL),  all United Schutzhund Club of America);  Chris Meverden (Tampa, FL) and Josh Markow (Jefferson GA)  (German Shepherd Dog Club – Working Dog Association (GSDCA-WDA).  

Tickets can be purchased at the PPL Park