Those are just the new AKC registrations issued every year. Many, many puppies that are eligible for AKC registration are never registered, due to their owners not bothering to do so. And there are also all the other "scam" registries out there registering dogs, as well as the litters produced that aren't registered anywhere. So the AKC registration stats provide a very small part of the puzzle.Dobedad said:There's somewhere around 12,000 Dobermans registered in the U.S. (according to the latest publication i read). Spread that all across the U.S. and it leaves a lot of gaps! Whats that about 1 doberman for every 25,000-30,000 people?
Yes, the popularity of dobermans has decreased dramatically since the 70's-80's..but there still are way more dobermans produced every year than there are homes for them.
I think well bred dobermans can be hard to find if you live in certain parts of the country, especially rural areas.