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3. Dog shows, 1939-2016


Scope and Contents

Dog Shows files include all records, objects, and visual materials related to Doberman Pinscher specialty dog shows, mainly the DPCA's annual National Specialty shows although there is a small amount of Chapter Club Specialty show photographs and video footage. Records created in show planning, guest registers, Premium Lists, and Catalogs are included, as well as photographs (win shots and candids), scrapbooks, and video footage of shows. In addition, representative objects and ephemera, such as trophies, medallions, pins, and show logos evidence the achievements of Doberman Pinschers in the show ring. Finally, there are a small amount of international Doberman Pinscher show catalogs.

Some National Specialty records are restricted and cannot be accessed due to the presence of inactive mold on the records. See the archivist for details.


  • 1939-2016

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The bulk of this collection is in English. There are also some periodicals, books, and pedigrees in German.

Access Restrictions

Two document boxes comprising governance files and National Specialty records are restricted and inaccessible due to the presence of inactive mold. Please see the archivist for details. The rest of the This collection is open to research without restrictions.

Physical Description

From the Collection: 141.52 Linear Feet (170 boxes) : in 64 document boxes, 6 legal-sized boxes, 7 cartons, 56 flat photo/folder boxes, 2 photo album boxes, 5 DVD/CD boxes, 1 slide box, 33 oversize boxes of varying sizes.


The Dog shows series is divided into six sections:

  1. 3.1 National Specialty show and planning records
  2. 3.2 National Specialty show catalogs and Premium Lists
  3. 3.3 National Specialty show scrapbooks, photographs, and video
  4. 3.4 National Specialty show realia and ephemera
  5. 3.5 Chapter Club Specialty shows
  6. 3.6 International dog shows


Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

101 Park Ave
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New York NEW YORK 10178 United States