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7.10 Rod and Margaret Carveth collection, 1964-1972


Scope and Contents

Rod and Margaret Carveth bought their first Doberman Pinscher in 1959. The Carveths began breeding in California under the "Tevrac" kennel name and produced numerous champions and titled dogs. The Carveths' Ch. Ru Mar's Tsushima, C.D., called "Tish," was the top winning dog of any breed in the United States in 1965. The Carveths were active members of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America and the Doberman Pinscher Club of Northern California. Rod served as Bench Show Chairman of the DPCA's National Specialty and Convention in 1967.

This collection contains records that evidence Rod and Margaret Carveths' roles in the Doberman Pinscher fancy that are not necessarily related to their roles on DPCA committees or leadership. It includes records from Rod's term as President of the DPC of Northern California in 1968 and Rod and Margaret's chapter club membership, as well as their DPCA membership, such as seminar records, correspondence, membership lists, and National Specialty meeting minutes. There are also records discussing Doberman Pinscher judging and show results around the country. Finally, a folder with the complete show record and news clippings about the Carveths' Doberman, Tish, also includes a draft script that Rod Carveth sent to studios hoping to create a movie about Tish's life.


  • 1964-1972

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.


Arranged chronologically.


Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

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