Welcome to the Placer County Schutzhund Club website!
We are a group of individuals dedicated to training and trialing our dogs in the three-phase sport known as IPO, or Working Dog Tests (formerly known as "Schutzhund"). Our club is devoted to the preservation of working dogs through the sport of IPO/Schutzhund.
Schutzhund, or IPO, is a rigorous sport containing three equally-weighted phases of tracking, obedience, and protection. IPO measures the dog's mental stability, temperament, endurance, structural efficiency, natural scenting ability, courage, and desire to work with man.