Dan & Marilyn Smith

Saugerties, NY




Dan Smith, founder of Darby-Dan Kennels, has been actively showing and breeding German Shepherd Dogs since 1961. He and his wife, Marilyn, have finished dozens of AKC Champions, including several GSDCA Selects, CKC Champions, and GSDC of Canada Selects. Most of those, including the GSDCA and GSDCC winners, are from the Smiths own breeding. They have also bred five schutzhund-titled Shepherds, including one dual-titled CH and a SchH1 dog. 

Dan has been a member of the GSDCA since 1968, of USA since 1983, and of the GSDCA-WDA since 1992. He has also been a member of the SV in Germany since 1994. He is a past board member and president of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America. He is a co-founder and past president of GSDC of Greater York, and is an AKC licensed judge since1987.

Above: VA Jim SchH3 practicing bite work.



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