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.

Doberman Pinscher image
Breed Type
Pure
Origin
Europe
Function
Life Span
10-12 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
Dobermann, Doberman, Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher Build Information

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
Preferred Climate
Any Climate

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

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

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.

Appearance

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

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

Breed's Talents and Facts

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
  • 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

Are you a Doberman Pinscher Parent?

Make your dog famous and share your pictures with our community!

Upload a Pet Photo

Leave a review of this Breed

Is this information incomplete? Help us improve this dog breed profile, by submitting your information here.

Common Health Conditions in Doberman Pinschers

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.

Doberman Pinscher Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

Insure your Doberman Pinscher

Learn more about pet insurance here to keep your pet healthy and request your FREE Quote now!

Are you Doberman Pinscher Breeder?

We have the most complete database with over 10,000 dog breeders in the USA! We would love to be in contact with you because we get many requests on our website of pet owners looking for this breed. You can contact us here to join our dog breeders directory now! We can help you find homes for your Doberman Pinscher puppies. Register as a Breeder!

Our website does not take any position with or against designer dog breeds or mixed breeds. We also stay neutral about the buying or adoption of pets. Our main goal is to keep users informed about the dog breeds and the multiple options they might have when getting a new pet.
Get a Quote!

Get A FREE, No Obligation Pet Health Insurance Quote within 5 Minutes