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Why Should I Join the United Doberman Club?

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The United Doberman Club is a community of Doberman owners, breeders and admirers. Our members are dedicated to preserving and protecting the working heritage of the Doberman breed. We endorse the concept of the “Total Doberman” – sound in mind and body with the ability and eagerness to please their owner. We have national and international affiliations.

The UDC is the official source for AKC recognition of working titles for Dobermans. The Doberman Pinscher Club of America and its parent club, the American Kennel Club, which is the single breed registry in the United States that is recognized by the FCI, recognize the United Doberman Club as the official endorsing organization for the AKC recognition of IPO(schutzhund) titles earned by AKC registered Dobermans in the United States. IPO titles earned by AKC registered Dobermans at UDC sanctioned events may be added to the dog’s official AKC pedigree to become a part of the dog’s international record of working titles.

The UDC is a member club of the American Working Dog Federation, a club of clubs that promotes working dogs of many different breeds. Each year the UDC fields a team to the AWDF Working Dog Championships and Team Challenge. Through AWDF membership, our UDC working Dobermans that are qualified are offered the chance to represent the USA and the UDC and compete at the FCI World Championships.

The UDC is also a member of the IDC (International Dobermann Club), an international club of Doberman breed clubs from around the world, and provides a financial stipend to our qualified working competitors at this prestigious event.

The UDC promotes the working nature of the Doberman by providing opportunities for Doberman owners to compete with their dogs in a variety of events, by sponsoring seminars, and by awarding special versatility titles to those Dobermans that earn recognition in multiple venues. You will become part of a group of Doberman enthusiasts who believe in testing their dogs’ working ability, who guard against indiscriminate breeding, and whose goal is physical soundness and correct temperament.

We welcome your interest in membership in the United Doberman Club. Our club is dedicated to the concept of the Total Doberman, sound in body and strong in character. We encourage our members to participate in UDC events and get to know other like-minded Doberman owners who value the working heritage of our breed. We welcome member applicants who will uphold our Code of Ethics to preserve and protect our breed.