In the late nineteenth century, a German citizen named Louis Doberman began dog breeding with the idea of a flawless companion and defender. The beginning of the Doberman Pinscher was formalized in 1876. He was created to be a “super dog”. In 1900, the German Kennel Club recognized the Doberman Pinscher as a fully-fledged breed. Over the years, breeders have worked tenaciously to soften the strong identity of the first specimen – with excellent results. Despite the fact that the Doberman is protective of his family and home, he is known as a loving and reliable partner.
The Doberman is a dog of medium and square build, with a compact and muscular body, fast and resilient. The dog normally measure between 26 and 28 inches (66 – 71cm), 27 being perfect. The female is somewhere between 24 and 26 inches (61-66cm), 25 being perfect. They both weigh around 66 and 88 pounds (30-40 kg). A Doberman “Warlock” is a given Doberman that is larger than the standard size. Two distinct types of colors exist in the Doberman, dark and dilution color, which result in four different colors: black, red, blue and fawn. White Dobermans are cream with pristine white markings and bright blue eyes. The standard tail of the Doberman Pinscher is quite long, but it is usually cut by the owner. Similarly, Dobermans generally have cropped ears. Their life expectancy is about 13 years.
The Doberman is generally of cheerful disposition, vigilant, determined and dedicated. The Doberman is passionate, very energetic, with strength and endurance. They need the human authority and interaction. They are extremely versatile and talented. They are wise and easy to train. They are remarkable guard and watch dogs. They do not require additional training for protection. This breed is not for everyone. The Doberman needs a master who is ready and willing to show a natural leadership on the dog. All owners must be firm, confident and consistent, dictating the rules and sticking to them. You have to manage these dogs because they can be stubborn and determined if they can do what they want. They should be thoroughly socialized in their youth to avoid agitation. Daily mental and physical stimulation is imperative to keep a happy and stable minded Doberman. They are generally sociable with people and possibly with other dogs. Anyway, Dobermans are among the breeds most likely to show aggressive behavior toward strangers and other dogs. They are not likely to show aggressive behavior towards their owners. It was shown that the Doberman in North America has a quieter, more even temper than their European counterparts due to the breeding methods used by American breeders. The Doberman Pinscher is considered as one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the baseline assessments. A super-clever and super-dynamic puppy is what you get when you get a Doberman Pinscher. He is a born defender who will not hesitate to attack when he assumes that his family is at risk, but he does not use force unnecessarily.
He will live well in an apartment if sufficiently active. However, he is more comfortable with a courtyard. Dobermans are very sensitive to cold weather and are not outdoor dogs. The Doberman Pinscher is better suited for a suburban or country home with space to relax. He needs a lot of daily activity. He needs a home with a fence for his safety and well-being and the one of individuals or creatures that walk unwittingly into his grass court. He should not be left alone or in the back yard as an outdoor dog for long periods. He should not be chained. He must be part of the family, and take part in all the exercises of the family.
The Doberman was originally bred to have a low maintenance coat. This one is short, shed little, is not difficult to wash and dry quickly. The current Doberman still meets these expectations, with beauty as an additional objective. The coat of the Doberman must shine, stay flat and straight, and act as a second skin.