Faye strauss -    a profile

‘a Thirty year love affair with Pure Bred Dogs’

Faye Strauss established Sherluck Dobermans in 1973 and produced 90+ Champions. Ten Sherluck Dobermans have been Top Ten (Award of Merit) winners at the DPCA (Doberman Pinscher Club of America) National Specialty. Faye bred and showed a DPCA Grand Prize Futurity winner and owned the DPCA Top Producing Bitch of the Year nine times.  Sherluck has been named DPCA Breeder of the Year three times and four Sherluck males have produced over 30 champions each including three Obedience Trial Champions. One of Sherluck’s foundation bitches produced an astounding 19 Champions


As a handler, Faye finished 65 Doberman Pinschers and piloted her dogs to 30 Best in Show wins, over 125 Group wins and placements. During a professional career that spanned 25 years, Faye handled 15 other breeds in addition to Dobermans.

The highly acclaimed video, How to Select a Doberman Pinscher and Develop a Champion, is based upon Faye’s experience as a breeder and exhibitor. Faye’s book on ‘The Doberman Pinscher’ (TFH pub) was awarded Breed Book of the Year, 1998.

As an AKC judge, Faye is approved for the Working Group and Best in Show, and is provisional for Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, Dalmatians, Poodles, Old English Sheepdogs and Pembroke Corgis. Faye has judged national specialties in the U. S., Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and the Philippines and has given seminars on gait and structure for the American Kennel Club Judges Institute, Regional Judges Associations, and US and International breed clubs. Culminating five years as a member of the DPCA Judges Education Committee, Faye was elected Chairman in 2001. Faye served two years and is currently chairman of Chapter Club Education for over 60 chapter clubs in the US and is also a member of the Illustrated Standard and Standard Review Committees.


In 1995, Faye founded Sherluck MultiMedia to produce CD-ROM Breed Studies. Sherluck’s catalogue includes Alaskan Malamutes, Boxers, Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Samoyeds, Poodles, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Beagles, Saint Bernards, and Dalmatians.

Her articles on judging, show strategy, training and raising healthy confident puppies appear in all the all-breed and specialty magazines. Faye is the AKC Gazette columnist for the Doberman Pinscher Club of America. Faye was honored with her election to judge the Best of Breed at the 2004 DPCA National. She is vice president of two dog clubs: Sirius About Dogs and the Mt Rainier Working Dog Club. She is thrilled to be judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2006 in New York City.

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Alaskan Malamute
Boxer CD
Cocker Spaniel CD
Dalmatian CD
Doberman CD
Doberman Video
German Shepherd Video
Golden Retriever CD
Poodle CD
Rottwieler CD
Rottwieler Video
Samoyed CD

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