|The Loyal and Lovely Doberman Pinscher
The Doberman Pinscher was developed in Germany in the 1860’s by crossing German Pinschers with Rottweilers, Beauceron, Pinschers, Greyhounds and English Greyhounds and thus create the sleek and highly intelligent Doberman Pinscher that we see today. The creator of this particular breed of dog was a German tax collector by the name of Louis Dobermann. The Doberman Pinscher bears the name of its originator (although it was shortened by one “n”) it was first presented at a dog show in 1876 and became a big success immediately.
The Doberman Pinscher is part of the AKC Working group and the Doberman Pinscher Club of America was founded in 1921.
Height: 24-28 inches
Weight: 66-88 pounds
Longevity: Up to 13 years
The Doberman Pinscher is an elegant, muscular and powerful dog with a well proportioned chest, short back and lean muscular neck. The hair of the Doberman Pinscher is short, thick, hard and tight to its body and the eyes are dark with a lively intelligent expression to them. The ears of the Doberman Pinscher are cropped and stand up. However in England the cropping of a pups ears along with tail docking has now been banned. The tail is usually docked and the Doberman Pinscher’s legs are normally perfectly straight. The gait of a Doberman Pinscher is elastic and elegant and it is able to cover loads of ground.
Colour: Black, Black & Tan, Blue-Grey, Red, Fawn, White
The Doberman Pinscher is an extremely intense and energetic dog with tremendous strength and stamina. They are highly versatile and highly intelligent so they are easy to train. Although a Doberman Pinscher is both determined, fearless and assertive they are not actually vicious. But they are also loyal and affectionate towards their owners. Because the Doberman Pinscher is naturally protective they do not need additional protection training to become a good guard dog. Unfortunately female Doberman Pinschers can often be more difficult to train than males as they are stubborn. Though often generally seen as a dominant breed the Doberman Pinscher can vary greatly in temperament and some may even be very submissive whilst other may be great as family pets others may well only be suited to one person.
Generally Doberman Pinscher’s are healthy dogs although they can possible suffer from cervical spondylitis as well as Von Willebrands disease (inherited blood disorder). Some may also be prone to bloating, hip displaysia and congenital heart disorders. Along with obesity in the middle years.
As long as the Doberman Pinscher has sufficient exercise they cope well with living in an apartment and because they are very energetic they need frequent exercise. They should not be kept outside as they are sensitive to the cold.
Doberman Pinschers little grooming and only shed small amounts of hair.
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