Welcome to the website created in honor of an American hero, the Doberman Pinscher. We are celebrating 100 years of the Doberman in the U.S. Our theme reflects the overarching characteristic that makes the Doberman Pinscher so special. They are truly, Always Faithful.
This is no accident. The breed was developed by its namesake, Louis Dobermann in Apolda, Germany. He held several jobs including both tax collector and dog catcher. He determined the traits he wanted in his companion dog, and used the opportunities presented as dog catcher to choose appropriate animals for breeding. The traits were anything but simple; a night watchman, a dog capable of recognizing and responding to threats, alert him to impending danger, and a loyal companion and friend.
As you explore this site, you’ll recognize how these traits have come together to create a dog that has served people in war and peace, as pet and friend, as eyes, ears and limbs for those in need. Ask anyone who has been owned by a Doberman and you will hear it again and again. No matter the task, they are Always Faithful.
The Doberman Pinscher Club of America will honor the centennial of our breed with educational initiatives across the country all year, highlighted at the Centennial Event. Always faithful then and now, together we will honor the past service to America by the Doberman, recognize the continuing service of this breed to America today and commit to providing American Dobermans for American security now and forever.