Election Time!

DPCA Members can now vote on the Board of Director election. Click here for the canidate bios (must login to view)

Crop Grants

The DPCA offers a grant for licensed vets for 3rd and 4th year veterinary students to work with veterinarians who perform show quality and breed standard ear crops.

Research Grant Call for Proposals

The DPCA is requesting applications for its Doberman Health Research Grant Program.

Judging the Doberman Video

Check out our new video on judging the Doberman!

Find a Mentor

Student judges of the Doberman Pinscher can find a mentor.

Energetic, watchful, determined, alert, fearless, loyal and obedient…

That’s a Doberman Pinscher. For the past 100 years, our breeders have been producing a stable, smart, discerning dog capable of doing it all. From loving, loyal family companion, to search and rescue, to agility champ, to service/therapy dog, to police and military protection, today’s Doberman Pinscher is the aristocrat of canines.

The Doberman Pinscher is known best, perhaps, for its guarding qualities. But the dog of yesterday’s scary movies has been transformed through years of meticulous breeding into a fun-loving, exceptional athlete and a watchful, protective, and above all, discerning companion who has no trouble accurately distinguishing between friend and foe. The key word is discerning.

Among the top smartest canine breeds in the world, the Doberman Pinscher is breathtakingly perceptive, intuitive, and sensitive. Properly trained and socialized, your Doberman won’t just place itself between you and a visible threat. As owner after owner can attest, your Doberman will anticipate that threat to you and your child, sometimes in uncanny ways.

Naturally, we’re biased. For us, the Doberman is, paws down, the world’s Number One breed. But that said, the Doberman just isn’t for everyone. Dobermans require a calm, stable, firm, and smart pack leader, or they will assume that role for you. They must also have plenty of vigorous exercise every day, and stimulating mental challenges. Without these things, they will become destructive of themselves and of your home.

One last thing: Dobermans are nick-named “Velcro dogs” because they stick to their people. Heaven for a Doberman is leaning into you for a prolonged head rub. Balancing that well-known guardian instinct is the world’s most loving heart and a sense of humor that will keep you laughing its whole life long.

For more about this astonishing breed, please spend some time here at our site. There’s a wonderful world to explore.

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AKC Member Club


The Doberman Pinscher Club of America is a member of the American Kennel Club and, as such, is the only National Doberman Breed Club which is recognized and sanctioned by the AKC.