Important Things To Understand About The Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher (also called the “Dobie”) is a working dog. They feature a compact body, ears that are often cropped and a short black coat with red markings. It was during the late 1800s the breed is known to have first originated where they were originally raised for acting as a guard dog. They are a popular selection as a police or military dog, for therapy work, search and rescue and companionship nowadays. Features such as their association with being a dangerous dog as well as their fearless nature are things they are famous for. They are a descendant of the Rottweiler, Greyhound, Beauceron and Weimaraner among other breeds and are known to have been created in Germany.

They are classified as a medium to large sized dog. The suggested female dimensions are 60-85 pounds and a height of 24-26 inches, whereas the male size is 60-85 pounds with a height of 26-28 inches. They’re famous for their fearless, energetic and alert character. The breed is mostly reserved (but aggressive if they need to protect their family) with people they’re not familiar with, and this can mean they are very suitable as a guard dog. They’re tested as being extremely intelligent, and scores 5th compared with all other breeds when being taught new commands.

They are great (if introduced at a young age) towards children, and that means they are suitable for a family pet. Other pets like other dogs as they may get aggressive don’t combine peacefully with them. One fairly easy chore is taking care of their coat. They need a full-body groom every 6 to 8 weeks, and minimal brushing through their coat once every week. They like to have a good yard to run around in, but won’t always be suited to apartment life.

Like most medium to large sized dog breeds, they’re for the most part shorter-lived with an expected life of 10-12 years. Their most worrying health problem is “Wobbler’s Syndrome”, and they are also susceptible to Von Willebrand’s disease, hip dysplasia and bloat. Things such as agility or having a job to do will give them great pleasure. They have a high level of energy, and that means they need long walks every day to prevent the threat of bad behavior.

You must be able to provide firm leadership and meet their needs for exercise and mental stimulation if you choose the Doberman Pinscher. They are not an ideal option for a lot of potential owners, but a good choice for active owners or families with plenty of time for training. One of the best features when it comes to this particular breed is the fact it can be suitable to almost anything thanks to its high intelligence and versatility.


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