Doberman Pinscher

Dog Description

The Doberman Pinscher is compactly built, muscular and powerful, has great endurance and speed. He is elegant in appearance, of proud carriage, reflecting great nobility and temperament. He is universally known as a police dog for his devotion to duty on the German Front during World War I. The Dobie is constantly alert and is a great companion or guard dog, shyness is a fault. He makes an admirable obedience and show dog or a wonderful family pet. An excellent breed for a jogger to own, he may be a challenge because of his dominance for the elderly or disabled.

Dog Size:
Female Height:
26 - 28
Male Weight
66 - 88 lbs
Female Weight:
66 - 88 lbs
Solid black, brown, blue, fawn (Isabella) with rust marking on his head, body and legs
Dog Coat Type:
Smooth, short, thick and close
Bold, fearless, energetic, watchful, determined, alert, fearless, loyal
With Children:
Usually gentle, but will upset with unruliness, best suited for older children
With Pets:
Usually good, will adopt others to be boss
Special Skills:
Guard dog, defense dog, family pet
Very High
Very High
Care Info:
He needs daily extensive exercise including running. He should be groomed a couple of times a week with a soft cloth or brush.
Training Info:
High, intelligent and creative
Puppies need firm handling and knowledgeable training and should be handled by numbers of people
Learning Rate:
Living Environment Info:
Suburban or rural best, some can adapt to city life. A house with a fenced yard or kennel is essential.
Health Issues Info:
Wobblers Syndrome (disease of the spinal column of the neck). Lethal heart disorder. Von Willebrand's disease is no longer a large problem
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History Info:
His origins come from Apolda in Thuringen, Germany in the 1890's. Most authorities feel he came from a shorthaired shepherd, the Rottweiler, a German smooth-haired Pinscher and a Black and Tan Terrier. His name comes from Louis Dobermann, a keeper of the local dog pound, who developed the breed as he was searching for the ideal guard dog and companion

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