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Canine Population Position Statement: The Doberman Pinscher Club of America commends experienced breed enthusiasts who educate the public and other breeders about the need for long-term commitments and responsibilities. We encourage breeders to help new owners address issues that could otherwise result in the premature relinquishment of their pets. National research organizations have reported that the majority of dogs relinquished to animal shelters in the United States come from owners who are unable or unwilling to train, socialize and care for their dog. The DPCA also encourages pet owners to spay or neuter their dogs if they do not participate in kennel club events or engage in responsible breeding programs. Â
The DPCA further supports programs dedicated to teaching the pet-buying public how to find a responsible breeder and how to make well-informed decisions when buying a dog rather than buying on impulse. Such programs help to ensure that pet purchasers find a puppy or dog that is a good match for their lifestyle, at an appropriate time in their lives, thereby increasing the likelihood that the animal will stay with the owner for its entire life. The DPCA encourages owners and potential dog owners to visit the Doberman Pinscher Club of America website at www.dpca.org and utilize the public education materials for extensive information about Dobermans to find out if a Doberman is the right breed for them.
The DPCA believes euthanasia should be employed only as a last resort when all reasonable efforts to place dogs have failed. At the same time, DPCA recognizes that not all dogs are placeable due to temperament and health issues.