The Doberman Pinscher Club of the Tappan Zee was founded more than 40 years ago to serve the needs of Doberman owners and breeders in the area surrounding the Tappan Zee bridge in New York. Licensed by the AKC in 1973, we held our first independent specialty in 1975. We continue to hold an independent specialty at the end of October each year. We have added an all breed obedience trial in July and two All Breed, All Novice Obedience Trials in January to our AKC event schedule. Currently it is one of only two fully active DPCA member clubs in the state.
We boast a small but very committed membership. Specialty Breed Dog clubs exist to promote ownership of purebred dogs and the activities in which we can participate with them. Our breed is an interactive breed; they require a place in our homes and in our hearts and on the way, they require a clear job to do. So our members are also involved in all aspects of training and showing the Doberman Pinscher and have extensive first hand knowledge of behavior and temperament.
One of the highlights of our year is our annual Independent Specialty Show, Obedience Trial and Puppy Sweepstakes. This is always held on the fourth Sunday in October at Spring Valley High School. Being an independent specialty show, all exhibits are Doberman Pinschers and the atmosphere is much more family like than at an all breed show. Even though this is not a benched show, exhibitors and spectators tend to come early and stay for the entire show, providing a chance for exchange of information and education. We are very proud of maintaining the tradition of an Independent Specialty and welcome all interested spectators and exhibitors.