Get to know the Dobermann
All you need to know about the breed
Despite being a comparatively new breed, the Dobermann has quickly established itself as a popular dog across the world. This is especially the case in the US where they have their own distinct variety: the Doberman Pinscher. Although much the same in many ways, the American is slightly slimmer, with more defined lines, a longer arched neck and a narrower head – and even their own name!
What they both very much share in common is that special Dobermann personality. Despite their guard-dog credentials, the Dobermann is actually a very calm, friendly and docile breed once trained. They do, however, have quite a protective streak – and will have no hesitation in fending off an intruder – which is what makes them good defence dogs too.
Developed in Germany in the late 1800’s, the Dobermann is thought to be a mix of Rottweiler, German Pinscher and Black and Tan Terrier. Today, these handsome animals are notable for their sleek and agile bodies, gleaming coat and beautiful brown eyes. Medium to large in size, Dobermanns also tend to be a fairly healthy breed of dog.
Highly intelligent and super-quick learners, Dobermanns are a pleasure to train – and pretty easy to look after with their short, glossy coat. Just one word of warning though: they need a significant amount of activity – both mental and physical – in order to really thrive. But if you’re looking for a dog to spend time with – especially outdoors! – the Dobermann might just be the one for you.
2 facts about Dobermanns
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Dobermann
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