AKC specialty shows
We offer two-day back-to-back Specialties in August, including obedience and rally trials. These are usually held in conjunction with the Olympic Kennel Club show in Enumclaw, WA.
We welcome the public to attend our Specialites and learn more about Dobermans.
Competition & public events
2021 Scentwork Trial
2021 Tracking Seminar
- Roberto Zorzi is offering a Tracking Seminar on April 10, 2021. Click here for details.
- The club will be hosting its first AKC Scent Work Trial on April 24 and 25, 2021. Click here for details and premium.
The PSDPC Club also 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. 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 back-to-back Specialites in August of each year including the 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.
We hope to hold our annual Specialties in August 2021.
Trophy Prizes: 2021
Contact our Trophy Prize Committee below if you have already sponsored a trophy for 2020 (Thank you!)
And please consider sponsoring our 2021 Specialty Trophies, bigger and better than ever!
April 24 & 25, 2021
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 will be hosting its first AKC Scent Work Trial on April 24 and 25, 2021 at the Tacoma Dome in conjunction with the Tacoma Kennel Cub All-Breed Show. This trial will be limited to 250 dogs a day. Entries open March 1, 2021. Online entries are here or click and download the premium form.
Those interested in learning more about the sport are encouraged to sign up to volunteer at the trial.
April 10, 2021
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.
Roberto Zorzi is holding this working seminar for our Dobermans, which will include:
▪ 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
Cost is $50 per entry. Registration closes March 25th. Priority goes to PSDPC club members.
Entry maximum is 12 to 15 teams. Download forms here, sign and return with payment to Megan Sen (info in flier). Email Megan for more information.
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 everyone.
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 0talented 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 at the DPCA site here.
PSDPC holds periodic Working Aptitude Evaluations, generally every other year.
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 each year 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.