Usually 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, was an actress who played Dorothy on Golden Girls died in 2009. She owned dobermans, Jennifer, Emma and Albert.
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, the actor best known for portraying Dracula. One of his dobermans 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. Her dobermans are named Catcher, Champ and Huckleberry.
John F. Kennedy
35th American president with his doberman Moe.
American actress, Raquel Welch also owned a 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, actress from the tv series Dallas, owns dobermans, China and Dyla.
Actor William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame.
His dobermans were: Kirk, Morgan, China, Heidi, Paris, Royale, Martika, Sterling, Charity, Bella, and Starbuck.
Kevin Hart is a comedian and our newest doberman owner. He girl Roxy looks super cute.
New York Rangers hockey goalie having dinner with his doberman. Strawberries?
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 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?”