Shows & Events

The Doberman Pinscher Club of Northern California (DPCNC) has put on Specialties and Obedience trials  since its founding in 1936.

A Specialty is a dog show that only has Doberman Pinscher entries. Our shows are currently held at the Solano County Fairgrounds (900 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, California). The shows are held each year in the middle of May in conjunction with Coyote Hills Kennel Club shows.

These shows are held for the primary purpose of promoting our breed and having a great venue for Doberman fanciers to gather together. There is always a great pot luck during lunch and a raffle to beat all raffles. A portion of the profits from our show and raffle are donated to health and rescue efforts for our breed.


DPCNC 2021: Summer Fun in the Sun! Four Shows in Two Days, Majors! Majors! Majors!

June 5th and 6th, 2021

Sycamore Lane Kennels
5111 West Sargent Road
Lodi, CA 95242

ENTRIES CLOSE May 19, 2021, at 6 p.m.

New Event!

“Parade of Veterans” June 6 at the conclusion of the morning show. This is an opportunity to showcase our Veteran Dobermans. Every dog is a “Winner,” and receives a personalized Parade of Veterans ribbon. No entry fee!

For more information, read our show announcement

Visit our Facebook page

Schedules for the shows can be acquired from:

Show Secretary:

Debi Best  510-915-0597,

DPCNC Show Chair:

Marilyn Altheide,


All of these shows are guided by American Kennel Clubs rules for Dog Shows. More information on these rules is available at

Additionally, our club is under the guidance of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America. Visit for more information.








Photos, unless otherwise noted, by DPCNC member Liz Manning