|1890||Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann (1834-1894) of
Apolda, Germany combines several breeds of dogs to create "Dobermann's
|1908||The Doberman breed was first registered with the American Kennel Club. It was not until 1922 that more than 100 were registered each year. In 1934, more than 1,000 were registered each year and in 1941 there were 1,637 Dobes registered and they were 15th in popularity amongst purebred dogs. Although there were not a great number of Dobes, they were the one breed that had been produced to be "police-soldier" dogs.|
|1921||Doberman Pinscher Club of America founded by George Earle III. You can learn much more about our founder by clicking here.|
|1928||Ch. Big Boy of White Gate (owner/breeder Howard K. Mohr) wins the 1st Best in Show for an American-bred Doberman at the Rhode Island Kennel Club show.|
|1939||Ch. Ferry v Raufelsen of Giralda (owner/breeder Mrs. M Hartley Dodge) is the first Doberman to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club show|
|1944||25 Marine War Dogs gave their lives liberating Guam. They served as sentries, messengers, and scouts.|
|1945||Historic Newsreel recounts America's invasion of
the island of Okinawa, which proved to be one of the bloodiest
engagements of WWII. Archival footage provided by The Military
Network. This footage shows a brave Doberman.
|1951||Enjoy 7 minutes of footage of Peggy Adamson with
her "Tater', Ch. Dictator v Glenhugel CD. Don't want
to watch the full length video? Watch a short excerpt on
|Ch. Rancho Dobe's Storm (grandson of Ch. Ferry v Raufelsen of Giralda [see above]; owner Len Carey breeder Brint/Vivian Edwards) wins back to back Best in Shows at Westminster. Shown here in 1952. For more Westminster winners, please click here.|
|1950's||After Tess Henseler of vom Arthal Dobermans watched a performance by the Lippizaner horses of Vienna, she starts the Doberman Drill Team. Their performances include Madison Square Gardens in New York City at the Westminster Kennel Club show.|
Mrs. Alvarez's Doberman Drill Team toured the United States and Canada for nearly 30 years giving demonstrations at hospitals and public events.
|1978||Am/Can Ch. OTCH Teraden's Sweet Gypsy Rose ROM (owner Irene Quesnoy breeder Denyse Lee) is the first Doberman to achieve an obedience trial championship (OTCH).|
|1989||Ch. Royal Tudor Wild as the Wind UDTX ROM (owner Arthur/Sue Korp Beth Wilhite breeder Beth Wilhite & Judy Bingham) wins Best in Show at Westminster. In 1988, Indy was also #1 dog all breeds. For more Westminster winners, please click here.|
|1992||Ch. Brunswig's Cryptonite (owner Sam/Marion Lawrence breeder Robert/Phyllis Farrer) achieves 124 Best in Show awards. He remains the top winning Doberman in breed history.|
|1994||"Always Faithful," a memorial statue commissioned by the United Doberman Club is installed in Guam. It serves as a permanent remembrance of the courageous Dobermans that gave their lives in service to America and the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. The statue was created by accomplished sculptor, Susan Bahary.|
|1995||Am./Can./Int. Ch. Wingate's Leading Edge, Am./Can. CD, CDX, UD, CGC, TDI, ROM "Ryan" (owner Kathy Rambo breeder Jody Pidino Jan Reed) becomes first Doberman Pinscher in history to achieve Top 20 Status in both Conformation and Obedience in the same year. He wins the Top 20 Conformation Event in 1998. The Ryan Award inaugurated in 1999 to honor any dog who achieves this feat.|
|1998||Ch. Toledobes Serenghetti (owner Richard/Sandra Johnson
Howard/Huston Hedinger; breeder Sue Brown Judy Doniere Barb
Randall ) leads working group
dogs with 81 Group Firsts and 23 Best in Shows. She remains the
"winningest" Doberman Pinscher bitch of all time with
99 Best in Shows.
|2000||MACH6 Ravenswood Sunnysky Careveil CDX "Sunny" (owner Claire D'Andrea; breeder Carole Hoeker, Betty Clark) is the first Doberman to achieve a Master Agility Championship (MACH). She went onto complete this feat an amazing 6 times (MACH6).|
|2001||Search and Rescue Dobermans assist at the World Trade Center attack Ground Zero. Shirley Hammond and her Dobe are captured in this photo.|
Ch. MACH Carosel Mexican
Princess ROM (owner Rae A O'Leary; breeder Carol Petruzzo
Janet Pomerantz Manolo Queljeiro) is the 1st Champion Doberman to earn a
master agility championship (MACH).
|2005||Cara's Red Sasha, IPO 3
(owner/breeder Ray Carlisle), wins the IDC World
Championship. She is the only Doberman bred on American soil to
achieve this feat. During the same year Cara's Top Shelf, SchH3,
IPO3, placed fourth in the same competition and won the Italian
Doberman Pinscher National. He is also the only American-bred
Doberman to accomplish this.
|2006||Ch. OTCH MACH Jaro Steel Magnolia Alisaton UDX ROM "Smurf" (owner Mary Fitzgerald DVM Gwen DeMilta Grahm Swayze; breeder Jim/Roseanne Kelly) earns her third championship title, making her the only Doberman to have achieved the Triple Crown. She is a conformation (CH), obedience trial (OTCH) and master agility champion (MACH).|
|2008||The Doberman Pinscher Club of America celebrates
the Doberman Pinscher, faithful Americans for 100 years.
(Ch. Marienburg's Mary Hartman and Ch. Marienburg's Sun Hawk bred/owned by Mary Rodgers)
|2010||MACH7 ADCH Thornwoods Flare CD MXF TQX TM WAC CGC TDI (owner
Yvonne Mancino; breeder Sharon Stimpfle)
is the first Doberman to earn her Master Agility Championship
seven (7) times. By the fall of 2011, Flare was a MACH9!!!
|2011||CT Wingate 'N Sherluck's Vanadium WAC TDX VST "Vada"
(owner Jan Plagenz; breeder Jody Huston Faye/Gary Strauss) becomes the first Doberman to be awarded the Champion Tracker title.
To be a "champion tracker" a dog must hold 3 tracking titles -
TD (tracking dog), TDX (tracking dog excellent), and VST
(variable surface tracking).
Ch. Catawba's Take no Prisoners CD ROM SchHI (breeder/owner
Susan Miller) is the first
Best in Show CD ROM Doberman to obtain a Schutzhund I title.
CH MACH D'Tales Vivala Ignition Redlaur NF ROM (owned by Connie Apling; breeder Laurie Gott and Stephanie Rudich) is the first Doberman to qualify for
both the Top 20 conformation (2008) and Top 20 agility (2011)
CH MACH Pajant's Silent Power Alisaton CDX RE MXS MJB XF T2B TDI TT CGC ROM
(owned by Carol Witt and Barbara Hall) is the first Male
Doberman to be a dual Champion. He earned his conformation
championship in 2009 and his Master Agility Championship (MACH)
Ch. OTCH Platinum's Black Again RN UDX6 OGM is the first Doberman
to earn the Obedience Grand Master title. Jessi is owned
by Sue & Art Korp.