PSDPC Events



AKC specialty shows

2021 Northwest Doberman Extravaganza

The PSDPC is joining with the Mount Hood Doberman Pinscher Club to offer five shows in three days — Friday, June 18, Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 — including the DPCA Regional Specialty, Obedience, Rally, Junior Showmanship and a WAE in Olympia, Washington (Covid precautions may apply, see premium for details). Learn more here >

Entries are available at BaRay Events  or click here to download the premium.


Specialty Shows

Our 2021 Specialty will be Wednesday, August 18. This will be held in conjunction with the Mt. Rainier Working Dog Specialties, Thursday, August 19 and Friday, August 20, and the all-breed Olympic Kennel Club show Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22. All are held at the Enumclaw Expo Center in Enumclaw, WA.

Learn more here >

We welcome the public to attend our Specialites and learn more about Dobermans.

Public events

Competition & public events

2021 Agility Trial

Our Summer agility trial will be at Argus Ranch in Auburn, WA. Learn more about the July 2021 trial here > 

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.

Northwest Doberman Extravaganza

Conformation • Obedience • Rally • WAE • Vendors • Breed Seminar!

Five Shows in Three Days!

All in one place at the Hotel RL, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia WA (Please note: Covid precautions apply for the 2021 trial, see premium for details)

Friday, June 18: DPCA Regional Specialty by Puget Sound Doberman Pinscher Club and Mount Hood Doberman Pinscher Club (Conformation, Junior Showmanship, Sweepstakes and WAE)

More information on the Working Aptitude Evaluation here >

Saturday, June 19: Two Specialties by Mount Hood Doberman Pinscher Club (Conformation, Junior Showmanship, Sweepstakes, Obedience and Rally) 

Sunday, June 20: Two Specialties by Puget Sound Doberman Pinscher Club (Conformation, Junior Showmanship, Sweepstakes, Obedience and Rally)

Join us for a Pizza Party Saturday evening and a breed seminar!

Specialty Shows

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.

Our Specialty will be Wednesday, August 18, 2021. 

Trophy Prizes: 2021

Please consider sponsoring our 2021 Specialty Trophies, bigger and better than ever!

Contact our Trophy Prize Committee below to sponsor a trophy for our 2021 Specialty in August (Thank you!)

Agility Trials

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.

Summer 2021 trial 

Argus Ranch, Auburn WA

Saturday, July 10 • Sunday, July 11

(Please note: Covid precautions apply for the 2021 trial, see premium for details


Christmas Doberphotos

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

Friday, June 18, 2021 

4:00 PM at the Northwest Doberman Extravaganza 

Eve Auch, DPCA WAE Evaluator

Entries must be received by June 10, 2021. Same day entries will be offered if available, pre-registration strongly recommended. Entries are $40 and are non-refundable.You can learn more about the WAE and download the official Entry Form at the DPCA site here.

Contact Dee Robison for more information or click image to download the flier.

psdpc wae

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.

Health Day

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.

Scent work


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