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Doberman Pinscher - Everything You Need To Know About The Breed

Doberman Pinscher Facts History

Doberman Pinscher is an intelligent, alert and loyal companion that excels as a guard dog.


Doberman was developed by a tax collector named Carl Friedrich Louis Doberman in Germany in 1890.

Because of his dangerous job of collecting money and him being the town dog catcher, well, Louis decided to take a dog with him for his protection. Alhough there were no records of their true origin, it is said that Dobies are a mixture of Rottweiler, German Pinscher and black tan Terrrier.
In 1900's the German Kennel Club officially recognized the Doberman Pinscher as a breed.

In 1908 the breed was greatly welcomed in USA. It became quickly popular that in 1921 the Doberman Pinscher Club of America was formed. The more Dobies are bred the gentler they become.

Today they are known for Police works but they also can make a great family companion and protectors.


The Doberman Pinscher has a smooth short sleek coat and may have a bit of an undercoat around its neck.

It's color may be black, red, bued or fawn with markings on the face, body and tail that's in the shade of rust.
Dobies are elegant looking dogs. They have a long head and a shiny muscular body. Their ears are cropped up to enhance their ability to hear sounds and the tail is docked short to give them a more elegant look.

Originaly, Dobies ears were cropped to increase their ability to locate sounds and tail docking gave the breed a more sleek look. Because of their short coat Dobies do not do well in winter, so a fire place or heating system is essential, especially if you live in a place with cold weather.


Males are usually bigger than females. With height ranging between 26 to 28 inches and weight around 70 pounds.

Females on the other hand stand between 24 to 26 inches and their weight usually ranges between 60 to 65 pounds.


In average, Doberman Pinscher lives about 10 to 13 years. However, this breed may be prone to genetic disorders so it is extremely important to give him his regular checkup to adress any illness or conditions befor it gets too late.


The Doberman Pinscher is a low maintenance dog. While its short coat still sheds, this dog only requires minimal grim. A quick daily brushing or a weekly thorough brushung with a grooming mit is essential to keep its coat sleek and in
best condition. Bathing should only be done when necessary, such as when he plays in mud or his coat is stuck on something smelly.


Domerban Pinschers are prercieved as aggressive fierce and dangerous dogs. Sure you may be intimidated by just looking at them, but they are actually gentle yet attentive dogs. Physically they are muscular yet gracefull. They tend to be because they are to be large, intimidatiing and willing to protect it's owner from dangers.

They are active dogs and they enjoy playing, so as an owner, it is important to keep up with their physical needs.

Dobies are also intelligent, extremely devoted and trustworthy dogs. They're a natural protector and are fearless when they percieve danger or threat.

They're not agressive unless given a reason. Overall, this breed perosnality makes it a great oet and family companion, who is capable of protecting you, as well as being able to play gently with your family.


Doberman Pinschers are mostly used as service dogs. Not only becuase of their intimidatinf looks but also because of their high intelligence, which makes them relatively easy to train. In fact they ranked fifth in smartest dog breeds. Their intelligence can be compared with other smart breeds, such as Poodle, Golden Retriever, and German Shepherds, making them one of the most trainable dog breeds.


Because of their fit and sturdy build, Dobermans are perfect as agility competitors. If you love to participate in K-9 sports, such as obediance, tracking, and agility, then this breed is for you.

They're considered as working dogs and are happiest when given a task to do. Because of their ferocious looks, their ideal companions for police and military works, as well as personal defence.


The Doberman Pinscher needs a lot of exercise, which means this breed is not for everyone. Because of their athletic nature, Dobies are a perfect companion for advetorous activities, such as tracking, hiking or mountain climbing.

It is also essential to have a home with a large fenced area. If you want to keep this dog. They need a place to run to release their energies. If you're interested, training them for canine sports can also be a fun way to bond with your dog. As well as keep them healthy and happy.

Aside for physical exercise, Dobies also need a lot of mental challenges that will keep them busy all day. Training and puzzle games are a good way to stimulate their mind.


Doberman Pinschers are smart dogs. They learn quickly and respond well to training. Because they are fast learners, they need an owner who keeps training, fun, engaging and insteresting.

If not trained properly, they can be unmanagable and have their owne decision about things, so obediance training is a must for this breed. Early socialization also greatly helps Dobies grow in a well-rounded dog. Exposing them to different situations, people and animals during their puppyhood will keep them calm and collected, whenever they meet unfamiliar faces. Although this does not mean that their responsibility to protect you is gone.


Over the years Doberman Pinschers agression gradualy lessened. Now they love to be a companion and enjoy being part of human family. They are trustworthy and devoted to their family, making them excellent natural protectors.

Dobies love to be with people they adore and are willing to protect them at all costs. They're also friendly with children and other pets in the house. Provided that they are trained and socialized during their early years, however, they can be aloof to strangers if they consider them as a threat to their loved ones.

Don't worry, they won't be agressive without a reason.

There you have it, an introduction to new Doberman Pinscher owners or for people who are interesting in becoming a Doberman Pinscher owners.

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