In 1890 the Dobermann Pinscher is created by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector, from Apolda, Germany. Now known as the Doberman Pinscher, the breed was created by combining breeds such as the Beauceron, German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Weimaraner, Black and Tan Terrier, Manchester Terrier, and the Greyhound. Five years after the death of Karl Dobermann, Otto Goeller took it upon himself to perfect the breed now known as the Dobermann in Europe as well as the Doberman Pinscher in North and South America. The Doberman Pinscher was accepted into AKC in 1908 and has since become more popular. It was not until 1922 that more than 100 were registered each year. In 1934, more than 1,000 were registered each year and in 1941 there were 1,637 Dobes registered and they were 15th in popularity amongst purebred dogs. Although there were not a great number of Dobes, they were the one breed that had been produced to be "police-soldier" dogs.
Doberman Pinscher Club of America founded by George Earle III.
In 1921, during a meeting at the Westminster Kennel Club, George Earle and a group of Doberman fanciers got together and formed the Doberman Pinscher Club of America. In 1922, they adopted the Standard for the breed set up by the Germans and this standard was kept under 1935 when the first American Standard was implemented and approved by the AKC. Throughout the 1920s and ’30s, the popularity of the Doberman Pinscher began to escalate in the United States and there was a heavy demand from American fanciers for German Siegers and Siegerins especially when they were proven producers. In 1921, George Earle led the way by acquiring Ch. Lord v. d Horstburg for his Red Roof Kennels along with several good German bitches. Lord was the top-winning Doberman at Westminster in 1922.
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