This edition of the Doberman Pinscher Illustrated Standard is effective October 2006 and was prepared by the Illustrated Standard Committee of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America.
Its purpose is to be a resource for students of the breed whose experience varies from the long-time specialists to the novice. It will prove useful to judges, potential judges, breeders, exhibitors, owners, and others who have an interest in learning about the correct attributes of the Doberman Pinscher.
This revision to the Illustrated Standard contains all-new graphics and commentary. The new graphics represent proper conformation as well as typical deviations. The deviations are shown to provide information to aid the student in recognizing the ideal Doberman rather than leading the student to “fault judging.”
The DPCA extends its thanks to the committee members who contributed many long hours and the benefit of their knowledge for the preparation of this booklet.
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