Doberman Pinscher

01INTRODUCTION

Doberman Pinscher is sleek and powerful, keen intelligence. This fearless and vigilant breed stands proudly among the world's finest protection dogs.

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02OVERALL STATUS

Height24 to 28 inches

TemperamentLoyal, Fearless, Alert

Weight66 to 88 pounds

Life Expectancy10 to 12 years

Coat ColorBlack, Black and Tan, Blue, Brown, Red, White

Barking LevelWhen Necessery

03Quick Factors

Playfulness
Dog Friendly
Exercise Need
Grooming Needs
Strangers Friendly
Family Affectionate
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04DAILY CARE

Grooming Tips Exercise Tips Feeding Tips Health Tips Trainability

Grooming is a breeze. Brush the Doberman with a slicker brush or hound glove every week, or even just run a wet towel over him. On the days he needs a bath, uses a dog shampoo, not a human product. Rinse thoroughly and let him shake dry or towel-dry him.

The Doberman sheds moderately. Regular brushing will help keep him and your home neat. As with any dog, brushing before a bath helps to eliminate more dead hair, which leaves less hair to shed. Your vacuum cleaner will work longer if you brush your Doberman regularly.

The rest is basic care. Trim his nails as needed, usually every few weeks. Brush his teeth for good overall health and fresh breath.

The Doberman has lots of energy and stamina when needed, but is actually only a moderately active dog. He or she needs a decent amount of exertion, it doesn’t have to be high-octane activities, but he or she does need a workout every single day. In fact, this intelligent dog can be stimulated with activities that are more mental than active.

  • moderate to long walk (30 to 40 minutes), once or twice a day

  • obedience lessons (20 minutes or more)

  • training session (30 minutes or more)

  • agility

  • discor Frisbee

  • challenging games such asHide and Seekor find-the-toy

  • romp in thedog park(if the dog is trained and obedient)

Doberman Pinschers are, of course, avid meat-eaters, but that’s no reason you should toss them a piece of meat every once in a while and expect them to maintain a healthy diet on its own.

Making sure that you give your Doberman Pinscher a healthy diet means giving it a proper amount of food for its weight and mix in meat with nutrient-rich foods such as dog chow and vegetables.

Dobermans have an average life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years. Breed health concerns may includebloat,cancer, cervical vertebral instability (Wobbler syndrome), chronic active hepatitis, color dilution alopecia, dilated cardiomyopathy,hypothyroidismandvon Willebrand disease.

Other conditions include nasal depigmentation, mucocutaneous hypopigmentation, congenital portosystemic shunt, congenitaldeafness, arachnoid cysts, dermoid,entropion,“cherry eye”,cataractsand other ocular defects. Dobermans are sensitive to sulphonamide drugs.

Doberman Pinschers are famous as guard dogs, of course, and are highly responsive to training and nearly perfectly obedient once trained. But they do have to be handled properly.

If you’re new to the world of training dogs, a breed like the Doberman Pinscher is not the breed you want to cut your teeth on – you’d want a more tame and obedient dog like a Golden or Labrador Retriever. Because Doberman Pinschers are more aggressive, you’ll want a good amount of dog training experience before getting a Doberman of your own.

05HISTORY

The Doberman Pinscher 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 1970s, 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.

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