American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Doberman Pinscher


History

Born in the later 1800's in Germany, was one of the most noble breeds today, the Doberman Pinscher. Not specifically noted today, the breed is to believed to of been made up of bloodlines such as the Beauceron, German Shorthaired Pointer, Great Dane, and possibly Greyhounds. The Doberman Pinscher was bred to take part in collecting owed tax money and chase after bandits. This breed acted as a guard dog and watchdog. Til this day, the Doberman Pinscher remains an incredibly loyal companion who has kept their watchdog capabilities. Sadly, this breed almost became extinct after World War II when they were being used as "War Dogs", for a 10 year time period between the 1940's and the 1950's, there were no new liters of puppies documented. Thankfully, shortly after the 1950's, they began to make their way back and today this breed is far from being scarce.

Appearance

The Doberman Pinscher is a breed that is constantly turning heads. A large body, standing tall and alert between 24-28 inches tall, males typically being taller than females. Carrying a lean body build weighing in at an average of 60-80 pounds. Typically the Doberman Pinscher has cropped ears that stand triangular and firm, as well as a cropped tail.. Their eyes and nose color match their coat color, demonstrating blue on blue, black on black, and red on red. An intimidating scissor bite is carried on their longer face, while the Doberman Pinscher's neck is presented square and tall, leading down to a broad chest. Typically dew claws are removed as well.

Temperament

This breed is truly one of a kind. Loyal, caring, gentle and loving towards it's family, yet alert, fast and unaware towards strangers when used as a family watch dog. This breed is easy to train because they want to learn from you. They require a firm owner because this breed can become easily spoiled and stubborn. Highly recommended around children, elderly, and other animals, this breed is a fantastic versatile dog. Used in law enforcement, special needs and agility. The Doberman needs a higher amount of exercise outside to guarantee the calmness within the home, daily walks are recommended as well as a properly fenced in yard to allow extra play time during the day.

Grooming

The Doberman does not require much grooming, however daily brushing is recommended and bathing when needed. This breed is an average shedder.

Special Notes

This breed is prone to getting bloat, having heart conditions, problems with their spinal chord and skin issues, please do educate yourself about this breed prior to adding one to your family and making a life long commitment. Do not add this breed to your home unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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