The Dobermann was bred to be a companion and a member of the family, loyal and affectionate, but with the propensity to protect his family. This loyalty and urge to protect came from being such an integral part of the family.
We believe that this original, and noble, purpose and characteristic of the Dobermann still applies today.
The Dobermann was bred to protect us, now we must protect the Dobermann.
The United Kingdom Dobermann Association is an independent club in the UK for the promotion and protection of the Dobermann and is a member country of The International Dobermann Club (IDC) along with about 36 other member countries, giving the UK a voice on the world stage!
The club was formed to unite breeders, owners, enthusiasts and all those with the breed’s best interest at heart and to promote a form of ‘fit for breeding’ test in the UK.
The UKDA is affiliated to the International Dobermann Club (IDC) and has been a full member of the IDC since 2008 making us one of he longest standing members of the IDC.
The UKDA is affiliated to the United Kingdom Kennel Club and we are proud to say we are the only IGP organisation in the country regardless of breed that have Kennel Club accredited Instructors KCAI
The UKDA is the only breed organisation affiliated to the BSSF https://www.thebssf.org.uk
and we have an official Canicross & Bikejor/Sleddog Team, if this is something you want to become involved with please contact our Bikejor/Sleddog Working Director email@example.com
After extensive discussion with the FCI the UKDA are pleased to announce we are able to train, educate and license our own IGP judges, currently we have over 70 FCI judges that we work with.
All our apprentice IGP judges have access to some of the most highly respected FCI IGP judges in the world as their mentors, we thank all our FCI Judges for their continued support http://www.fci.be/en/
If you are interested in becoming an IGP judge and you meet the criteria, we would be more than happy to help you achieve your IGP judging license.
We also train, educate & license our helpers as well as track layers, we have always used FCI Judges since our inception for all our IGP events.
If you would like to be involved as a helper or tracklayer please contact us:
We are the only Dobermann organisation in the UK dedicated to the working aspects of the breed, the only organisation in the UK that has held ZTP with IDC President Mr Hans Wiblishauser judging our events, we held the first ever Pursuit Tracking Championships in 2019.
The United Kingdom Dobermann Association since our inception can issue IGP workbooks, our workbooks are recognised all over the world and accepted by all organisations throughout the world.
We are the only organisation in the UK that issue breed specific workbooks for the Dobermann breed so if you have a Dobermann there is absolutely no reason why you should have or want any other breeds organisations workbook.
As a member of the UKDA you have a route to the IDC World Championships and we will support you all the way.
We are the only training organisation in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by ForDogTrainers and we thank them for their continued support.
Any of our members that go to the IDC World Championships will be offered sponsorship.
If you are a dog trainer and would like to open a UKDA Club/Branch we are happy to advise and help you just email us:
We hold specialist events throughout the year and everyone is welcome, you must be a UKDA member to participate in any of our working trials.
We also organise fun events for the wider general public to participate in, events such as agility and search work or if you don’t want to compete we also organise fun days out such as breed appreciation days which everyone can get involved in, we also have a youth program for our younger members.
As a training organisation we are open and welcome ALL BREEDS.
All UKDA members get a 30% discount on all training equipment and 15% off bite suits and clothing from our sponsors ForDogTrainers with your unique discount code.
UKDA Memberships that can be applied for:
(1) Individual membership
(3) Branch/Club Application
Please click below for all Memberships:
The UKDA are the only Dobermann breed organisation affiliated to the BSSF, we are also involved with Bikejor & Canicross all UKDA Members get BSSF supporting membership as part of their UKDA membership.
We hold Canicross & Bikejor events and everyone is welcome to join us.
We have an official UK Race team for Canicross and Bikejor, if you want to be part of our Canicross or Bikejor race team contact us at:
The UKDA also held the first ever Pursuit Tracking Dog Championships in November 2019 which was a very successful event, we intend to hold an IGP Tracking Championships in 2020 if you want to join us and compete at any of our events your more than welcome, it’s open to all breeds with lots of prizes.
We have a love and a passion for our breed and we will work alongside other organisations, enthusiasts, owners, breeders, professionals and the general public, in order to reduce the number of Dobermann in rescue, those that are at risk and those being needlessly destroyed, in order to protect and promote the Dobermann in the UK!
Our membership is open to all those who wish to support & protect and promote the Dobermann in the UK you can download the forms from the memberships page
For all membership related enquiries contact the membership secretary
Mr Shangar Sivarajah at firstname.lastname@example.org
To promote & protect the breed we must all work together for the betterment of the breed.
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