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Doberman Pinscher

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Breed Information
Popularity 2016: #152015: #142014: #14
Name Doberman Pinscher
Other names Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Origin Germany
Breed Group Working (AKC:1908)Guardian Dogs (UKC)
Size Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 10-12 years
Temperament AlertEnergeticFearlessIntelligentLoyalObedient
Height Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm)Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Weight Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Colors BlackBlack and TanBlueBrownRedWhite
Litter Size 6-10 puppies
Puppy Price Average $800 - $1000 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 5 starsWill do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised, but does best with at least an average-sized yard. Dobes are very cold sensitive and are not outside dogs. That is why police in areas where it gets cold are not able to use them.
Barking Tendencies 2 starsOccassional
Cat Friendly 3 stars
Child Friendly 3 starsNot Good with Kids: In isolation, this dog breed might not be the best option for kids. However, to mitigate the risks, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with plenty of pleasant and relaxed experiences with them. This breed is also friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
Dog Friendly 2 stars
Exercise Needs 3 starsThe Doberman is very energetic, with great stamina. They need to be taken on a daily, long walk or jog, and need to be made to heel beside or behind the human holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way and that leader needs to be the humans.
Grooming 2 starsLow Maintenance: 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, use a dog shampoo, not a human product. Rinse thoroughly and let him shake dry or towel-dry him.
Health Issues 4 starsThey may suffer from a number of health concerns. Common serious health problems include dilated cardiomyopathy, cervical vertebral instability (CVI), von Willebrand's disease (a bleeding disorder for which genetic testing has been available since 2000; the test enables both parents of a prospective litter to be tested for the carrier gene, thus preventing inheritance of the disease ), and prostatic disease.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 starsRanking: #5. (See All Rankings)
Playfulness 3 stars
Shedding Level 3 starsModerate Shedding: The Doberman sheds moderately. Regular brushing will help keep him and your home neat. As with any dog, brushing before a bath helps eliminate more dead hair, which leaves less hair to shed. Your vacuum cleaner will work longer if you brush your Doberman regularly.
Stranger Friendly 1 stars
Trainability 5 starsEasy Training: Training will be enjoyable. This dog is inclined to listen to commands and obey its owner. This breed will require fewer repetitions to obey specific instructions, pleasing owners who like to see quick results.
Watchdog Ability 5 starsGreat Watchdog Ability: This dog will bark and alert its owners when an intruder is present. It exhibits very protective behavior, acts fearless toward any aggressor, and will do what it takes to guard and protect its family.
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Toby Daisy
02 Duke Nala
03 Bear Sophie
04 Jack Lulu
05 Buddy Zoey
06 Diesel Coco
07 Oliver Roxy
08 Milo Gracie
09 Marley Penny
10 Buster Abbie
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Overview

The Doberman is compactly built, muscular, powerful and square-proportioned. It combines elegance and strength with speed and endurance. Its carriage is proud and alert, and its gait is free and vigorous. Its coat is short, smooth and hard, showing off the exceptionally clean-cut lines of this athletic breed.

The Doberman pinscher is an intelligent capable guardian, ever on the alert and ready to protect its family or home. It is also a loyal and adventurous companion. It likes to be mentally challenged and is a gifted obedience pupil. It is sensitive and very responsive to its owner's wishes, though some can be domineering. It is generally reserved with strangers. It can be aggressive with strange dogs.

History
The Doberman Pinscher (also known as a Dobermann or affectionately called ‘Dobe’) 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 1970’s, 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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