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.


Join DPCNC for Fun in the Sun! Back-to-Back Specialties! Majors! Majors! Majors!

Photo by Marilyn Altheide

May 19, 2023

Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

Turlock, CA

Entries Close May 3, 2023, at 9 p.m.


Morning: 98th DPCNC Specialty & Sweepstakes. Judges: Confirmation, Mr. Channing Sheets. Sweepstakes, Ms. Lynn Petrangelo.

Afternoon: 99th DPCNC Specialty. Confirmation Judge. Mr. Channing Sheets.

Followed by: Parade of Veterans. An opportunity to showcase our Veteran Dobermans — where every dog is a “WINNER” and receives a personalized Parade of Veterans ribbon ($0 entry fee).

For more information, download our Program Flyer

To keep up with the latest news about the May 19 Fun in the Sun Event, visit our Facebook page

Schedules for the shows can be acquired from:

Show Secretary:

Debi Best: Email Website: Going-2-Dogs

Contact Debi for a printed copy of the premium list.

DPCNC Show Chair:

Marilyn Altheide. Email:

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