We are AKC licensed to host Conformation Specialties, Agility, Obedience, and Rally Trials, Scent Work, Tracking Dog (including Urban and Excellent) and all other events that the club is eligible for under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.
The PSDPC and its members assisted in the early development of the Working Aptitude Evaluation (WAE). We help Doberman Pinscher fanciers from all over the Northwest and Canada to receive their Working Aptitude Certificates (WAC) by holding a well attended WAE approximately every other year.
The Objects of the Club shall be:
(a) To encourage and promote the breeding of pure-bred Doberman Pinschers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
(b) To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Doberman Pinschers shall be judged.
(c) To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog show and obedience trials;
(d) To conduct sanctioned and licensed specialty shows and obedience trials under the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club.
PDSPC often holds silent auctions and other fundraising efforts at our Specialties and agility trials to support community organizations helping dogs, such as the Doberman Pinscher Health Foundation. Pictured at right is the Club presenting the Federal Way Fire Department in South King County with “Fido Bags”, animal resuscitation equipment. Funds were raised in 2019 to provide this life-saving equipment.
PSDPC general club meetings are usually held the second Monday of every other month at 7:30PM. General meetings are held January, March, May, July, September and November. We typically meet at Claim Jumper Restaurant in Tukwila, although the location can very. We also have a Zoom option and frequently meet online. Email our Club Secretary, to let her know you’ll be coming and confirm the location.
Regular membership meetings of the Club serve a number of purposes:
- Conduct club business — plan events, approve board recommendations, and more
- Doberman education — presentation of interest to Doberman owners
- Have fun!
PSDPC Board meetings are held to sort out the internal workings and processes of the club in order to make recommendations to the general membership. Members are welcome to attend. Board meetings are held February, April, June, August, October and December and are typically telephone conference call meetings.
Puget Sound Doberman Pinscher Club was founded in 1969 by Gerald and Barbara Gaines together with several other families. Our first Specialty Show was presented in 1972 and we became fully licensed by the AKC in that year.
The club has grown in both membership and skills in holding AKC Events. We hosted the Doberman Pinscher Club of America National Specialty Show in 1981 and began having two Specialty Shows each year in 1993.