Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman is a relatively recently created breed. The Doberman is originally developed around 1890 and is now among the most common and recognizable dog breeds. Once they were commonly used as guard and police dogs.

The Doberman is an active, muscular dog that is very strong. It can run at great speed thanks to its long legs.

Personality

The Doberman is an alert, active dog breed that is very protective. It needs daily mental and physical exercise in the form of sprinting, running or jogging. If it does not get proper exercise, the Doberman can become destructive and frustrated. It's a very obedient dog and affectionate towards its owner. It does not tolerate teasing and that's why they might not be suitable playmates for children. Dobermans can get aggressive towards other dogs.

Breed Characteristics

Type:Pure
Family:Mastiffs
Function:Working
Origin:Europe
Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Group:Working
Life Span:10-12 Years
Nicknames:Dobermann, Doberman
Hypoallergenic:No

Doberman Pinscher Build Information

The Doberman is an active, muscular dog that is very strong. It can run at great speed thanks to its long legs.

Size:Large
Length (Male):22-27 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:> 65 lbs
Litter Size:5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:Both

Behaviour and Personality

The Doberman is an alert, active dog breed that is very protective. It needs daily mental and physical exercise in the form of sprinting, running or jogging. If it does not get proper exercise, the Doberman can become destructive and frustrated. It's a very obedient dog and affectionate towards its owner. It does not tolerate teasing and that's why they might not be suitable playmates for children. Dobermans can get aggressive towards other dogs.

Activity Level:Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:High
Barking:Moderate
Dominating or Submissive?:Dominating
Energy Level:Active
Good to Other Pets:Moderate Friendly
Guardian Skills:Yes
Independant:No
Kid Friendliness:Friendly

Appearance

It has a short, smooth coat and is low maintenance in terms of grooming. Some of them are prone to alopecia (hair loss).

Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Blue Gray, Fawn, Red, White
Shedding:Moderate
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

Doberman Pinscher Common Health Conditions

The most common health conditions to Doberman Pinschers are cardiomyopathy, Wobbler's syndrome (cervical vertebral instability - CVI), bloat, and a bleeding disorder referred as Von Willebrand's disease.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Unfortunately, the Doberman has a bad reputation as attack dogs. If you get to know a Doberman you'll notice they are very affectionate and loyal family companions. This is dog breed is energetic, intelligent, lively and a loyal companion dog suitable for families. The Doberman is an alert dog that is very protective.

Training:Hard
Hunting Companion:No
Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Sighting Capabilities:No
Ideal for Tracking:Yes
Retrieving Skills:No
Pointing Breed:No
Herding Skills:No
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes
Security Guard Capable:Yes
Police Performer:Yes
Wet Water rescues:No
Assist Disable Owners:No
Dog Sledding:No
Able to Perform Dog Carting:No
Agile/Zippy:No
Fun with Lure Coursing:No
Obedient:Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work:Yes
Trainable for Tricks:No