"The purpose of Schutzhund is to demonstrate the dog's intelligence and utility. It also measures the dog's mental stability, endurance, structural efficiencies, ability to scent, willingness to work, courage, and trainability.
This working dog sport offers an opportunity for dog owners to train their dog and compete with each other
for recognition of both the handler's ability to train and the dog's ability to perform as required. It is a sport
enjoyed by persons of varied professions, who join together in a camaraderie born of their common interest in
working with their dogs. Persons of all ages and conditions of life including those with significant disabilities
enjoy Schutzhund as a sport. Often, it is a family sport."