BURKE, Dr Sam Louisiana,
AKC:Working, Terrier, Herding
He first became interested in dogs in the late 1950's when his mother had a Chihuahua. He then obtained his first dog, a Doberman Pinscher in 1965. Since then there has always been at least one Doberman at the Burke household. He has been an active member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America (DPCA) since 1972. During the years he has served a three year Board term, as Corresponding Secretary, First Vice President and he currently serves as President of the DPCA. He has served on the DPCA Top Twenty Committee since 1986 being overall events chair for 3 years from 2001-2004. He was the Secretary of the Doberman Pinscher Foundation of America for three years, and has been a member of many all breed and specialty clubs, including the Shreveport Kennel Club since 1981 and has served in every office including show chairman. Currently he is their Delegate to the American Kennel Club, a position he has held for 14 years. At the AKC, he has been elected and serves on the Delegate's Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and served as the Secretary for this committee from it's inception until 2000. Sam was approved to judge in 1984 and is now approved for all Working, Herding and Terrier breeds. Over the years he has bred several Champion Dobermans and was fortunate enough to have one of his dogs win the DPCA Top Twenty. He has also bred or exhibited Chihuahuas, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Bull Terriers, Pointers, and Weimaraners, many of which have won multiple Groups and Best In Show. He and his wife Anne currently reside in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he actively practices Medicine. They currently live at home with their dogs and show occasionally.