Famous Doberman Owners

movie and tv stars who own dobermansUsually we see celebrities with toy dogs that look more like a fashion accessories than a loved pet. And rarely do we see our beloved Doberman with a celebrity,  photographed by the paparazzi.  But of course, there are some famous people who own Dobermans, (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 anyone please let me know in the comments below.

If you’re looking for famous Dobermans from the movies and tv, here’s a fun list of the most famous Dobermans.


Hunter S Thompson

Hunter S Thompson, was a popular American writer who died in 2005.  He had several Dobermans and has included them in his books.  In Where The Buffalo Roam, Hunter had the doberman Bronco, trained to attack on the command word, Nixon.  When Mr. Thompson was alive he apparently  raised peacocks and dobermans. What an interesting man.

Beatrice Arthur

famous doberman owner Bea Arthur

Beatrice Arthur,  was an actress who played Dorothy on Golden Girls died in 2009.  She owned dobermans, Jennifer, Emma and Albert.

Jean-Christophe Novelli

famous chef with dobermans

French celebrity chef who is known to have a whole pack of dobermans, 21 dobes at one time!  This guy loves dobermans. I wonder if he cooks for them.

 Bela Lugosi

bela lugosi with his dobermans

Bela Lugosi, the actor best known for portraying Dracula.  One of his dobermans was named Hector.

Priscilla Presley

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

 Tanya Roberts

actress with doberman

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


John F. Kennedy

doberman with president

35th American president with his doberman Moe.

Raquel Welch

raquel welch with a doberman
photo by Helmut Newton

American actress, Raquel Welch also owned a doberman.

Rudolph Valentino

famous silent film star with doberman

Rudolph Valentino, actor of silent films in the 20’s. His doberman was named Kabar.

It is said that when Valentino died suddenly at the age of 31, his dog Kabar was upset and passed away six months later.

Victoria Principal

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

William Shatner

william shatner with his doberman

Actor William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame.

His dobermans were: Kirk, Morgan, China, Heidi, Paris, Royale, Martika, Sterling, Charity, Bella, and Starbuck.

Forest Whitaker

The academy award winning actor.

Nicolas Cage

white doberman ownerCaesar Millan has mentioned that Nicolas Cage,  owns a white doberman.

Lance Ito

Lance Ito, American judge of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.  His doberman is named Gillis.

Kevin Hart

kevin hart at home with doberman                                                                                                   kevin hart sleeping with pet dogkevin hart with his new dog

Kevin Hart is a comedian and our newest doberman owner.  He girl Roxy looks super cute.

Henrik Lundqvist

hockey player with dobeman at dinner table

New York Rangers hockey goalie having dinner with his doberman. Strawberries?

Mariah Carey

mariah carey with her doberman on swing

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


Snoop Dogg

snoop dog doberman look alike

Snoop Dogg doesn’t own a Doberman, but he kind of looks like one and he did turn into one in his music video,”Who Am I?”


  1. Waunita Henson said:

    I owned a Doberman Female named Metika Spyroukis sired by Ch. Dobe Dells Danny Boy owned by Mr. Shatner some years ago, seeing his dobies reminded me so much of her.. I now breed dobies and enjoy them so much.

    June 13, 2017
  2. sandy said:

    I own a 11 yr old Doberman , I have had him since he was 8 weeks old . It is the best dog . He has babysat my 3 children and all there friends since they were toddlers. My whole neighborhood loves him . He is highly intelligent, loving and protective. He just forgets that he’s 108 pounds and stands 5 feet tall on his hind legs. He thinks he’s a lap dog . I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

    May 24, 2017
  3. Candace Pailer said:

    I love dobermans since 1982. I train them and they are one of the smartest dog on then planet. Candy sue Pailer

    March 7, 2016
  4. Amanda said:

    kevin hart has a Black and Tan pup

    July 24, 2015
  5. 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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