AKC specialty shows
Our Specialties are generally held every summer, in conjunction with the Mt. Rainier Working Dog Specialties, and the all-breed Olympic Kennel Club, at the Enumclaw Expo Center in Enumclaw, WA.
We welcome the public to attend our Specialites and learn more about Dobermans.
Competition & public events
Agility Trials & Other Events
The PSDPC Club holds two agility trials each year, typically in July and December. Come join us! We welcome competitors of all breeds and encourage volunteers and spectators (Covid precautions may apply, see premium for details). Trials are fun and we often host a silent auction.
We also host other competitive and fun events such as Meet the Breeds at the Washington State Fair, tracking seminars, scent work and barn hunt. We offer the DPCA's Working Aptitude Evaluation approximately every other year.
For club members, we host an annual Health Day which includes an echocardiogram and laboratory work.
PSDPC holds an annual Specialty in August of each year including NOHS and Junior Showmanship and Sweepstakes, Obedience and Rally trials. These are AKC Licensed, unbenched outdoors (Obedience and Rally are held indoors). The entry limit is 100 each show for both days. These Specialties run concurrent with the Olympic Kennel Club and the Mt. Rainier Working Dog Club.
We were the first DPCA Chapter club to host both a Judges Education Seminar and an Exhibitors Education Seminar in conjunction with our specialty shows and often provide educational seminars as part of our Specialties. We have sponsored several Breeders Rap Sessions and continue to make this an important part of our continuing education.
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June 2021 Northwest Extravaganza
August 2021 Specialties
Obedience High in Trial
TOUCHSTONE’S THAT’S WHAT I LIKE V TREU CD BN
Shown by Amy Fujinaka. Judge: Chris Cornell
We welcome help to make our Specialty Trophies bigger and better every year! Please send your trophy donation to our club Treasurer, Gail Hartley.
You can donate through PayPal. Direct payment to PSDPC@live.com (please note For Specialty Trophy Donation in the memo line). If you prefer to send a check, contact Gail via email for mailing address.
The Club holds two agility trials each year, generally in July and December. These are three day trials for all AKC-recognized breeds and All American Dogs at all levels of agility, limited to 660 entries.
We encourage everyone to come — agility is fun for the whole family.
Our December agility trials usually feature a fun photo booth, complete with props and treats for good dogs (and their people)! This year may be limited, please be patient with us as we try to figure out the safest thing for everyone. Special thanks to our talented photographer Nina Hagen!
Working Aptitude Evaluations
As a local chapter of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America, we follow the principles of the DPCA to preserve and protect the Doberman Pinscher and to do all possible to bring its natural qualities to perfection.
The perfection we seek is embodied in three sets of characteristics: those of conformation, those of temperament, and those of trainability. This program has, as its fundamental purpose, the recognition of Dobermans having those natural qualities of beauty and functional utility that make the breed what it was intended to be.
In order to earn a Working Aptitude Certificate (WAC), a Doberman must demonstrate the characteristics required of a dog to be a stable companion and resolute protector.
In order to earn a Register of Merit (ROM) award from the DPCA, a Doberman must earn an AKC championship, an approved working title, and pass the Working Aptitude Evaluation. You can learn more about the WAE and download the official Entry Form at the DPCA site here.
Active club members only
The lifelong health of our Dobermans is a primary concern. PSDPC holds an annual Health Day for club members, with veterinary professionals offering echocardiograms, vaccines, microchipping, health certificates and lab/blood work options.
Health Day is held at Zendog in Granite Falls generally in December.
The PSDPC also offers Holter monitor rentals to all members. It’s recommended that all Dobermans over the age of two have annual Holter testing. If you have not had a recent Holter, it’s a good idea to test before getting the echocardiogram on Health Day.
Subsidies are available for active Club members in good standing for three years or more. See our Membership page to become an active member of the PSDPC.
Scent work is one of the fastest-growing AKC competitions. a sport that mimics the work of professional detection dogs. Dogs are trained to identify and alert to specific odors.
The PSDPC hosted a scentwork trial in April 2021 and hopes to hold more in the future. Those interested in learning more about the sport are encouraged to sign up to volunteer. Contact us to find out more.
Tracking allows your dog to demonstrate his natural ability to recognize and follow a scent. It’s the perfect way for you and your dog to enjoy many hours together, outside in the fresh air, honing his natural abilities.
PSDPC holds occasional working seminars for Dobermans, which includes:
▪ Field tracking foundation from puppy age to competition
▪ Tracking theory and training plan
▪ Tracking regulations (AKC & FCI)
▪ Field work hands on practice with lots of fun for dog and handler