|Country of Origin||Germany|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Dobie, Doberman, |
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Bred For||Guard Dog for the Taxman|
|Recognized By||AkC, UKC, ANKC, CKC, KC, NZKC, FCI|
|Life Span||10-12 years|
|Ideal Weight||Male: 75-100 pounds|
|Ideal Height||Male: 26-28 inches|
Female: 24-26 inches
|Fur Type||Short, thick, smooth|
|Common Colors||Red and Rust, Blue and Rust|
Black and Rust, Fawn adn Rust
|Achievements||A life-size Doberman in bronze|
|Suitable for Apartments||Yes|
|Used in World War||Used as a war dog in World War II|
|Most Similar To||Beauceron|
With lots of energy and
These extremely energetic dogs are medium-sized dogs with a long head, muscular body, cropped ears,
Origin & History Of Doberman Pinscher
The Doberman Pinscher was originated in Germany. Once there was German named Louis Dobermann, who was a tax collector is credited in developing the Doberman Pinscher in the late 1800s. He wanted a fierce guard dog to accompany him everywhere.
It is believed that the Doberman Pinscher is the mix of many breeds which includes Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Great Dane, a German shepherd dog, Manchester terrier, and English greyhound shorthaired shepherd.
Although they were originally bred to use as guard dogs, now they have been used for military, rescue and therapy dogs as well.
Are They Child-Friendly?
Due to their heavy size, they do best with older children, that cannot be knocked down easily.
Behavior, Temperament & Personality
Doberman Pinscher has a fun-loving temperament, they are considered to be people-oriented dogs that love to be around its family members and involve in family events. But apart from that some of them are very dominant and aggressive toward other pets.
They are affectionate and loving with people if properly trained and socialized.
They have a very loyal personality as compared to other breeds, they quickly become a trusted and important member of the family. A Doberman Pinscher is a fearless breed that makes great watchdogs too, they have an instinct to protect their own ones with intruders.
Training a Doberman Pinscher is not that difficult, as they are very intelligent and intuitive dogs. They are very smart and eager to please dogs, and that’s what makes them highly trainable.
Dobermann responds very well to dog training and quickly pick up commands. Their training should be consistent and as
Interesting facts about Doberman Pinscher
- They are fairly new breeds
- They were first bred by a tax collector.
- They are also war heroes
- Breeding is making them more gentle
Health Issues Of Doberman Pinscher
|Common Health Issues||Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, |
Wobbler’s Syndrome, Von Willebrand’s Disease,
|Vaccination Required||Leptospirosis, Rabies, Canine Distemper, |
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Parainfluenza,
Kennel Cough, Canine Coronavirus
|Drooling||Moderate to Lot Drooler|
|Grooming||Easy and Minimal Grooming Required|
|Weight Gain Potential||Average|
|Separation Anxiety||Moderate Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Puppy calories per day: 900-1200|
Protein for Adult: 30%
Fat for Adult: 12%
Doberman Pinscher is prone to certain health issues, such as:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Enlarged Heart
- Von Willebrand’s Disease (clotting disorder)
- Retinal Atrophy (and other eye issues)
Doberman Pinschers are found in various colors, such as:
- Black & Rust
- Fawn &Rust
- Blue & Rust
- Red & Rust
Puppies Of Doberman Pinscher
If you are buying a Doberman Pinscher, then it is very important to buy it from a reputable breeder who will give you the correct history of the Doberman Pinscher parents. However, buying a Doberman Pinscher can be expensive. The price depends on breeding, they often cost$1,000-$2,400.
Which Dogs Are Similar to Doberman Pinscher?
Dogs similar to Doberman Pinscher are:
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