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Knoop, A. Peter



  • Existence: c. 1910 - 1982

Biography/Historical Note

A. Peter Knoop began working with Doberman Pinschers under Herman Fleitmann of Westphalia Kennels, using his experience to breed Dobermans under the "Barlynn" kennel name. He served in the Marine Corps from 1942 until 1946. Upon discharge, he became a Wall Street stockbroker. His weekends were spent at dog shows and he quickly became the country's most sought-after Doberman handler. Knoop notably handled Ch. Rancho Dobe's Storm to two Best in Show titles at Westminster Kennel Club in 1952 and 1953. Knoop left handling behind and became a judge in 1960, quickly becoming one of a handful licensed to judge all breeds. Knoop died in August 1982, at the age of 72 years.

Obituaries. A. Peter Knoop. The New York Times, 28 Aug. 1982,, accessed 15 Aug. 2017.

Doberman Pinscher Club of America. National Specialty show catalog, 1972.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

AKD 3.7 Doberman Pinscher Club of America collection

Identifier: AKD-3-7
Abstract The Doberman Pinscher Club of America collection spans from 1887 to present and is a comprehensive record of the Doberman Pinscher breed in America and the club's activities.The collection is arranged into ten series. Club Administration and Governance includes club meeting minutes, secretary's files, officer and committee files, and membership lists, directories, and club yearbooks. The Chapter Clubs series includes records related to the management of chapter clubs, Chapter...
Dates: 1887-2016