The Doberman Pinscher (also known as a Dobermann or affectionately called ‘Dobe’) was bred in Germany in the late nineteenth century, almost exclusively as the work of one man Louis Dobermann. Dobermann was a tax collector who sought to breed an alert guard dog for personal protection. Within a decade, a breed similar to the modern Doberman Pinscher had been created, popularized, and imported to America. In America, it became a popular guard and police dog, and later a well-admired show dog. By the late 1970’s, the Doberman Pinscher was the second most popular breed in America. Today, it serves mostly as a pet. Famous Doberman Pinschers include Zeus and Apollo, ‘the lads’ from ‘Magnum, P.I.’. Doberman Pinschers are the official combat dog of the U.S. Marines.
The Doberman is compactly built, muscular, powerful and square-proportioned. It combines elegance and strength with speed and endurance. Its carriage is proud and alert, and its gait is free and vigorous. Its coat is short, smooth and hard, showing off the exceptionally clean-cut lines of this athletic breed.
The Doberman pinscher is an intelligent capable guardian, ever on the alert and ready to protect its family or home. It is also a loyal and adventurous companion. It likes to be mentally challenged and is a gifted obedience pupil. It is sensitive and very responsive to its owner’s wishes, though some can be domineering. It is generally reserved with strangers. It can be aggressive with strange dogs.
Features of Doberman Puppy
The Doberman has a great deal of energy and needs a lot of exercise.
This breed can be protective, so don’t be surprised when they assume the role of household guardian.
The Dobie will assume the alpha role in your household if you’re not a strong leader. Early, consistent training is critical to establish your role as pack leader.
The Dobie is sensitive to cold weather and needs adequate shelter in winter (they like to be in the house next to the fireplace).
The Doberman Pinscher is a family dog and shouldn’t be left alone. They thrive when they’re included in family activities.
The Doberman has gained a reputation as being vicious. Even though your Doberman may have a sweet personality, neighbors and strangers may be afraid of them.
To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store
Specification of Doberman Puppy
large (61-100 lbs.)
easy to traineasy to groomhighly territorialstrong loyalty tendencies