Thinking about purchasing an Doberman Pinscher? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Doberman Pinscher breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Doberman Pinscher owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Doberman Pinscher and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Doberman Pinscher Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Doberman Pinscher and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Doberman Pinscher Profile
The Doberman Pinscher is compactly built, muscular and powerful, and has great endurance and speed. They are elegant in appearance, of proud carriage, reflecting great nobility and temperament. They are universally known as a police dog for their devotion to duty on the German Front during World War I. The Dobie is constantly alert and is a great companion or guard dog, yet shyness is a fault. They are loyal, protective, and adventurous. Dobermans are sensitive to their owners emotions. They are knowledgeable of their owner's needs or wants. Some of them can be dominant in relationship, but they have been bred down to have a more amiable personality. Doberman Pinschers make admirable obedience and show dogs or wonderful family pets. They are also an excellent breed for a jogger to own, as they can be very athletic. They may be a challenge because of their dominance for the elderly or disabled. Dobermans are excellent guard dogs, capable in simply appearance of scaring away unwanted guests. Early socialization and training is needed to ensure the dog will not be shy in the future.
Other Names: Thuringer Pinscher, Pliezeilich Soldatenhund, Doberman
Type: Guardian Dog
26 - 28 inches; Females 24 -26 inches.
black, brown, blue, fawn (Isabella) with rust marking on their head, body and
Pinschers are bold, fearless, energetic, watchful, determined, alert, and loyal.
They are protective and unafraid. They are very loyal to their family, and very
sensitive to their owner's wishes. They are very intelligent and creative, as
well as obedient. Some can be dominating to other members of the family. They
are adventurous, reserved with strangers, and can be aggressive with other dogs.
The Doberman loves to be around its family. They are excellent watch and guard
dogs, active and devoted to family. The Doberman Pinscher generally gets along
with other animals and children, and is very trainable.
Watch-dog: Very High. Dobermans
are suspicious of strangers.
Doberman Pinscher Care and Training:
Doberman Pinschers need daily extensive exercise, including running. They should
be groomed a couple of times a week with a soft cloth or brush. Puppies need
firm handling and knowledgeable training and should be handled by a number of
people to increase socialization and decrease the risk of shyness. Training
Activity: High. Needs daily,
vigorous exercise that will keep it in shape.
Doberman Pinscher Health Issues: Wobblers Syndrome (disease of the spinal column of the neck). Lethal heart disorder. Von Willebrand's disease is no longer a large problem.
Life Span: 10 - 15 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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