The Maryland Sporting Dog Association (MSDA) is a group of dog owners and friends working for the good of all dogs, but especially sporting dogs. We endeavor to rise above our human weaknesses for the sake of our canine companions and put our best efforts toward furthering the advancement of sporting breeds, to protect and advance the interests of sporting dogs and sporting dog activities, to conduct sporting dog events, and to encourage sportsmanlike behavior in all situations.

MSDA was first organized in 1974. Through the years we have hosted conformation shows, obedience trials, hunt tests, field trials, training sessions and social events. We also participate in regional outreach and support other local dog club activities.

We’re a FUN and welcoming club! Most of our events are open to everyone. We welcome your participation as a registrant, volunteer and/or club member.

Training Days for Flushing Dogs

These training days offer fun, constructive upland/flushing training with live birds without a lot of down time, along with an opportunity to continue old friendships, make new friends, and get more involved with MSDA’s activities. Sessions are being planned on a continuing basis in 2023 and into 2024.

(Photo by Matt Toth.)

Dock Diving Seminar

MSDA made a splash with its Dock Diving Seminar in October, 2023! We hosted a full day at the pool to introduce sporting dogs (and other breeds) and their handlers to this fun and exciting sport, and to provide additional instruction for experienced dock divers. 21 dogs participated.

MSDA sponsors a variety of activities and events throughout the year. Use the main menu to learn more about us and explore what we offer.

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