Famous Doberman Owners

Usually we see little toy dogs, owned by celebrities and looking more like fashion accessories than loved pets. And rarely do we see our beloved doberman with a celebrity, being photographed by the paparazzi.  But of course there are many famous doberman owners, some who have sadly passed away.  I think you’ll find this list interesting and it shows how diverse the people who love dobermans are. This list is partially taken from Stanley Coren’s book, “Why we love the dogs we do”, as well as various online research.

If I missed any other famous doberman owners please add it to the comments below, and if your looking for famous dobermans here’s a fun list of the 8 most famous dobermans.

Hunter S Thompson, the American writer, has several Dobes and has included them in his books.  In Where The Buffalo Roam, Hunter had his doberman Bronco, trained to attack on the command word, Nixon.  When we was alive he aparently  raised peacocks and dobermans.

Beatrice Arthur, actress from the Golden Girls owns dobermans, Jennifer, Emma and Albert

French celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, who is known to have a whole pack of dobermans, 21 dobes at one time.

Bela Lugosi, actor best known for portraying Dracula. His doberman was named Hector.

Priscilla Presley, actress from the Naked Gun and the Dallas tv series. Her dog was named Willie.

Tanya Roberts, actress from Sheena, Charlies Angels and a bond girl in A View to a Kill. Dobermans named  Catcher and Champ.

John F. kennedy, 35th American president with his doberman Moe.

American actress, Raquel Welch.

Rudolph Valentino, actor of silent films in the 20s. Doberman was named Kabar. It is mentioned that when     Valentino died suddenly at the age of 31, his dog Kabar was upset and passed away six months later.

Victoria Principal, actress from the tv series Dallas, owns dobermans, China and Dyla.

William Shatner, actor, Captain Kirk of Star Trek. Dobermans names: Kirk, Morgan, China, Heidi, Paris, Royale, Martika, Sterling, Charity, Bella, and Starbuck.

Forest Whitaker, academy award winning actor.

Nicolas cage, actor who rumour has it, owns a white doberman.

Lance Ito, American judge of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.  Doberman named Gillis.

Mariah Carey, singer who owns dobermans, Duke and Princess.  You can see Princess in her video, “All I want for Christmas is You”.


  1. Amanda said:

    kevin hart has a Black and Tan pup

    July 24, 2015
  2. Serena said:

    Kelly Clarkson owns a blk/tan Doberman It was on “Who do you think you are” on TLC with her.

    August 30, 2013

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