Questions for a Breeder

* The Doberman Pinscher Club of America (DPCA) started a Longevity Program a few years ago. Any Doberman over the age of 10 can get a Longevity Certificate. There will be an LC on the pedigree with the age of the dog or the age of the death of the dog.

EX.: LC-11L, means the dog is still alive at 11 years old, if it had LC-11D, the dog died at 11 years old.

There may also be a BFL, Bred for Longevity. This means that both parents of that dog lived over 10 years of age.

The longevity in the lines of your puppy is important so be sure to ask the breeder about LC’s on the pedigree of the parents of your puppy.