- Dog Breed Group
- Working Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Germany as a guard dog.
- Life Expectancy
- 9-11 years
- black or black and tan, but blue-gray, red and fawn also occur.
- Short smooth coat.
- Exercise Needs
- Regular and vigorous exercise is needed.
- The reputation for aggression is generally undeserved, but firm and determined training from puppyhood is essential. They are ea
- Good with Children
- Because of their strength, they should always be supervised around children. Makes an excellent watchdog.
- Grooming Needs
- Moderate shedder. Requires weekly brushing
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 26 - 28
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 24 - 26
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 66 - 88
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 66 - 88
- Health Issues
- Doberman Pinschers are subject to heart disease, diabetes, liver dysfunction, von Willebrand's disease, eye problems, and orthopv
- Living Conditions
- Adapts well to urban living if given enough space and exercise.
This breed was developed by a German tax collector, Ludwig Dobermann, to act a deterrent against thieves and muggers, as well as aggrieved taxpayers. He used a variety of dogs including the German Shepherd, Rottweiller, German Pinscher, and Manchester Terrier. The Doberman is energetic, watchful, determined, alter, fearless, loyal and obedient. The Doberman excels in obedience and is a born guard dog. It is not unusual for a two-month old puppy to growl and bare is teeth in a display of domination.
The Doberman Pinscher is intelligent and highly trainable.
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