About the Breed

Doberman Pinschers are great dogs, but every breed is not right for every person, it is important to research a breed and know what you are getting into before you buy a dog. Dobermans are very active and need lots of exercise. They are extremely smart and require training or they will get bored and can become destructive. Proper socialization is also very important to avoid over protectiveness.
I have listed the description of the Doberman Pinscher off of www.akc.org below.

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AKC Meet the Breeds®

A square, medium-sized dog, the Doberman Pinscher is muscular and possesses great endurance and speed. He is elegant in appearance and reflects great nobility and temperament. The properly bred and trained Doberman has proved itself to be a friend and guardian, and his intelligence and ability to absorb and retain training have brought him into demand as a police and war dog. The Doberman's short, hard coat can be black, red, blue and fawn.


A Look Back

Although the roots of the breed are relatively obscure, it is thought that the Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany around 1900, taking its name from tax collector Louis Dobermann of Apolda, who desired a medium size dog to perform as a guard dog as well as companion. Breeds utilized to develop the Doberman Pinscher may have included the old shorthaired shepherd, Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier and the German Pinscher.


Right Breed for You?

The Doberman Pinscher is known to be energetic, watchful, fearless and obedient. He is ready to give prompt alarm (and back up that warning) but is also affectionate, obedient and loyal. The breed requires regular exercise, but needs only minimal grooming for his short coat.

  • Working Group; AKC recognized in 1908.
  • Ranging in size from 24 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Guardian, family companion.
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