Doberman Pinscher overview-Owner Should Know

Doberman Pinscher Overview

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher Information

NameDoberman Pinscher
Other NamesDobie, Dobermann, Dobynm
Build TypeLarge
Life Cycle10-14 years
CharacterObedient, Intelligent, Loyal, Popular Daring, Fearless, Energetic
HeightMale: 19-26 inches
Female: 20-24 inches
WeightMale: 70-100 pounds
Female: 62-98 pounds
ColorBack, Blue, Red, White, Fawn, and combinations
Average price800 US$


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Intelligent Capable guardian, ever alert, ready to defend its family or home is known as Doberman pinscher. Doberman is also adventurous and loyal companion. Doberman is a gifted obedience pupil and love to be mentally challenged. It is very much responsive to the owner’s wishes, also sensitive but some can be dominant. Generally Dobermans are wary of strangers and can be aggressive with unfamiliar dogs.

The muscular, square proportioned, powerful Doberman is compactly built. It combines its strength and elegance with endurance and speed. Its trait is alert and proud; its gait is vigorous and free. The coat of Doberman is smooth, hard and short that is expressing off remarkably well-groomed lines this agile breed.

This breed is rather recent origin that was bred in Germany in 1860s most probably crossing the German Pinschers, Rottweilers, old shorthaired shepherds, Beaucerons, Greyhounds and Manchester Terriers. A German tax collector named Louis Dobermann was the creator of this mix. German tax collector Dobermann used to visit frequently bandit-infested regions and made decision to create a bodyguard and watchdog with capability to handle any situation that may arise. This breed after shortened by on letter N named its originator. In 1876 the Doberman was first presented at a dog show. It was an immediate a huge success. In 1908 it was recognized by AKC. The talents of this athlete breed are watchdog, police work, tracking, guarding, military work, therapy work, search and rescue, Schutzhund and competitive obedience.


Dobermans are often labelled being aggressive and violent but also considered to be working dogs. A personal protector dog the Doberman was in fact bred for these traits. Intimidating Dobermans are large, willing to protect its owner and fearless also. They are obedient enough and controlled to merely do on command. The traits of this breed served the dog well in its role being a personal defensive dog, war dog or police dogs; however these are not adapted ideally to a companionship role. The aggression of Doberman Pinscher has brought down by breeder of modern era over the years and now a day’s Dobermans are mostly known for a most even and good tempered, high intelligence, great trainability and extreme loyalty. In true words, the size, short coat and intelligence of Doberman made it an attractive dog of houses.

Doberman can learn with no trouble to “Protect and Respect the owners” due to this reason they are depicted as an excellent guard dogs that protect their loved ones. They are sociable with other dogs and humans also in general. Dobermans rank amongst the more -likely breeds to show aggressive behavior to the unfamiliar dogs and strangers too, however, not amongst the most-likely to do so. 

Dobermans are very unlikely to show aggression toward the owners. Though their aggressiveness label is fewer true today but the personality of this dog is unique. A scientific great deal is evidence that Dobermans have various steady psychological traits that are as intelligence and certain personality.

Owner Should Know

  1. A great deal of energy and a lot of exercise is required by Doberman Pinschers.
  2. Dobermans can be defender, so not be astonished while they presume role of guardian of households.
  3. If you are not a firm and resolute pack leader then they will assume the Alpha role in your household. Early, constant and consistent training is decisive to set up your role as leader of pack.
  4. Dobermans are susceptible to cold conditions so required ample shelter in winter (he loves to be in the home next to the fireplace).
  5. The family Dog of Doberman breed must not be left alone. They thrive when they are included in activities of family.
  6. Doberman Pinschers have earned fame as being vicious, even though your dog may have a nice personality but neighbors and strangers may be frightened by them.
  7. To acquire a healthy dog, never ever purchase puppies from any negligent breeder, pet store or puppy mill. Look for a breeder who has a best repo in breeding so that he can provide health certificates of that particular puppy you are going to buy. He can provide guarantee of sound temper puppy.

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