AKC - American Kennel Club
CHIC - The Canine Health Information Center,
*also known as CHIC, is a centralized canine health database sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), CHIC, working with DPCA, provides a resource for breeders AND owners of purebred dogs to research and maintain information on the health issues prevalent in the Doberman (and others) breed by establishing a recommended protocol for breed specific health screening and recognizing dogs tested in accordance with that protocol.
CHIC also maintains a DNA Bank that collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding, genealogic, and phenotypic information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited diseases in dogs. ALL Doberman owners are encouraged to participate in the DNA repository to ensure the health and longevity of our future Dobermans and their owners!!!!
All the Dobermans in our breeding program have submitted their DNA swabs and health surveys and will continue to update CHIC yearly to ensure we are doing our part to research and preserve the health of tomorrow's Dobermans as well as our own!!
DPCA - Doberman Pinscher Club of America
Honored and Proud Members Since 2017
The DPCA is a member of the AKC (American Kennel Club) and, as such, is the only National Doberman Breed Club recognized and sanctioned by the AKC. The major objective of this Club is to encourage AND promote purebred Doberman Pinschers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
Working closely and in cooperation with OFA, DPCA sets and maintains the Breed Health Test Standards and diligently preserves and maintains the Official AKC Standard of the Doberman Pinscher.
The DPCA is not only a referral program to judge a breeder by, they are also an expansive wealth of education, events, links and contacts for ALL Doberman lovers. Be sure to visit their Responsible OWNER page to see how YOU are doing as an owner of this incredible breed too!!
As we build and improve our breeding program, we follow and adhere to all DPCA standards and requirements for responsible breeding. The proof of our commitment can be found on EACH of our Dobermans' pages with completed health screens and OFA Certificates and our ongoing endeavor to train and title our Dobermans prior to breeding.
We encourage you to visit the DPCA website and become knowledgeable on the ethics ALL responsible breeders are called to follow. Knowing what health testing is needed AND why will help you, the Doberman lover, not only find the right breeder for you next Doberman, it will also help all of us spread the knowledge and education to help preserve and protect our breed by demanding these standards from ALL breeders of our beloved Dobermans.
WE FOLLOW THE DOBERMAN PINSCHER CLUB OF AMERICA'S CODE OF ETHICS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE DPCA AT www.dpca.org
OFA - The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
The OFA's objective and mission is to promote the health and welfare of companion animals through reductions in the incidence of genetic diseases. The OFA has four specific objectives:
OFA, working with the CHIC, and adopted by the DPCA, has a clear and concise requirement of Breed Tests and qualifications for responsible Doberman Breeders
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DDP, Doberman Diversity Project,
In our ongoing promise to ourselves and our breed, we have begun to enroll our pack in Doberman Diversity Project (DDP). By submitting our Dobermans' DNA swabs to DDP, we are supporting: Doberman Health Research, contributing to research into the pros and cons of breeding for Genetic Diversity, testing DNA for common Doberman Genetic Diseases, and much much more as this project grows, develops and expands. Partnered with Embark, the DDP is in the beginning of what we all hope will be positive and scientifically proven methods to greatly reduce the many issues that plague our breed. Our involvement and participation with and in this program allows us to be on the ground floor of this emerging project as well as to hands on access to the advances and answers they find for ALL of the Doberman breed!!