The Cavalier Doberman Pinscher Club, Inc., was established in 1949 to promote the welfare of the breed, as well to encourage conscientious breeding practices and the showing of Doberman Pinschers. Although much of the club’s original history has been lost over the years, the club’s dedication to the breed has continued ever stronger.
In 1979, the Cavalier Doberman Pinscher Club hosted the DPCA National in Norfolk, Virginia. Throughout the 1980s, the club held its yearly specialty every March at Lake Wright Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia. Some of our current members recall meeting volunteers and typists on a street corner at 5 a.m. so they could begin typing the catalog for extremely large shows. Today the Cavalier Doberman Pinscher Club continues the tradition of hosting conformation, obedience and rally trials. We also provide seminars and educational opportunities for our members and non-members on topics such as Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) and Pet First Aid and CPR. In our fight against DCM, the Cavalier Doberman Pinscher Club has purchased a holter monitor, available for rent by members and non-members alike, to assist in early detection of the disease.