Applications are open from the 1st – 15th of each month or until we receive 10 applications, whichever comes first.
Thank you for your interest in joining the Doberman Pinscher Club of America.
The DPCA exists to support both the Doberman and the club’s members.
The members of the DPCA see something special in Dobermans and want to preserve those qualities that make it unique.
Therefore, DPCA members band together to uphold the breed standard and to educate and assist other interested Doberman owners. Thank you for your interest in joining us in our ongoing mission.
It is recommended anyone applying for membership already be a member of a local chapter club. Chapter clubs are a very important aspect of the DPCA. If you are not a member of your local chapter club and you would like information on the closest one to you, please visit the “Find a chapter club” tab on this page: https://dpca.org/club/chapter-clubs/ or contact the DPCA 2nd VP/Chapter Club secretary at DPCASecondVicePresident@dpca.org.
We rely on our membership to be working members. Being able to volunteer is an expectation of membership. We need members that are willing to participate in different aspects of the club. We hope you will get involved.
To ensure important emails are properly delivered and not sent to spam, we recommend you add DPCAMembershipSecretary@dpca.org to your email’s safe sender list.
The process for applying for membership is derived from the Bylaws (Article I, MEMBERSHIP), where the DPCA Board is charged with the responsibility for providing the form used to apply for membership.
Before you start the application process, please be sure you and your sponsors meet the application requirements:
- You own at least one Doberman that resides with you
- You have owned Doberman(s) for at least the previous 12 consecutive months
- You are not currently under investigation by the AKC, or any animal welfare agency
- Both sponsors are a DPCA active member in good standing for at least the previous five (5) consecutive years
- Neither sponsor is a member of your household
- Neither sponsor is a member of the same household
- Neither sponsor has sponsored more than two (2) applicants in the calendar year
- At least one of your sponsors has physically been to your CURRENT home where your Doberman(s) live
- Both sponsors know you well and are in agreement to sponsor you
- Both sponsors must complete and sign their individual Sponsor Form within 30 days for the application to be complete
- You have the correct email address for both sponsors
If you and your sponsors meet all of the above requirements, you can apply for membership by clicking this link. Please be aware that you will need to complete the application in one sitting – you will not be able to save and come back later.
Just got voted in as a new member? Welcome to the DPCA!
We have curated the most important info for new members that should answer the most popular questions.
DPCA Constitution & Bylaws – the club’s most important governing document
DPCA Code of Ethics – all members are required to follow our Code of Ethics
The Doberman Standard – Official AKC Standard of the Doberman Pinscher
Generation Forward – this committee works with new members, so send an email and get involved!
Members Only – you will receive a system generated email with your login credentials. If you don’t receive it after a few days of being alerted of your membership, please check your spam/junk email folder first. Reach out to DPCAWebmaster@dpca.org if you still have issues.
Committee Chairs – with membership comes an expectation of volunteerism. You are encouraged to reach out to the chair of the committe(s) you are interesting in getting involved with and volunteering for.
Officers and Directors – Get to know the club’s officers and Board of Directors
DPCA Facebook group – the only OFFICIAL group. New members can request to join.
Dobequest Facebook page – a great resource to keep up on all things Dobequest. New members can request to join.
Insta – join the fun on Instagram
DPCA page – our public facing page
DPCA National group – stay up on all things pertaining to our National
At the BOTTOM of this page there are FOUR BUTTONS …
‘CREATE PASSWORD’ – new members getting a password for the first time. Please allow the team a few days to get you into the system once you have received your welcome email.
‘FORGOT PASSWORD’, – if you’ve already registered and have forgotten your password
‘CHANGE PASSWORD’ – if you remember your password and need to change it
AND ‘CONTACT DOBEQUEST’ – if you don’t know what the heck is going on and need help – this goes to the chairperson!