CALVIN COOPER has been involved with dogs for over 60 years. His interest in dogs was obvious from the young age of 7 or 8 years old when he and his brother, while growing up in Merced, Ca. would use mongrels and greyhounds for hunting rabbits, pheasants, and other wild game. Later, Cal furthered his involvement with dogs while residing in Bakersfield, Ca. Not only did he continue to hunt with greyhounds, but he also became interested in “war dogs” and protection training. Cal purchased his first Doberman Pinscher as a sophomore in high school in 1952. Upon completion of his military career as a soldier in 1957, Cal relocated to San Jose, where he graduated from San Jose State in 1963.
In the early 1960′s Cal was a founding member of ‘Diensthunde Inc.’ and was appointed ‘head trainer’ of the El Camino Chapter. ‘Diensthunde Inc.’ (service dog) was a dog training club that preceded Schutzhund in the United States. Dogs trained by Cal ranked within the top positions in the first Schutzhund Trial held in the United States at Searsville Lake, Woodside, Ca. Cal established Cooperhaus K9 in 1971 and is known as a well respected dog breeder and trainer. He bred and raised Doberman Pinschers in the 50′s, but has focused on breeding quality German Shepherds since the 60′s, after acquiring a dog out of the world renowned ‘Bodo Von Lierberg’. Cal started breeding Rottweilers in the 1970′s. Cal’s honesty and reputation are beyond reproach.