A relatively new addition in the canine family, the Dobermann Pinscher was brought to existence in Germany towards the end of the 19th century. The Dobermann was bred primarily for the purposes of guarding and protecting. In terms of lineage, the Dobermann is believed to be a highly varied mix with ancestors such as the Rottweiler, Terrier and German Pinscher. Given the breed’s extreme intelligence and energetic disposition, the Dobermann is most appropriate for law enforcement and military, dog sports, or as a family companion.

Physique and Personality

The adult male Dobermann is 26 to 28 inches tall and the female adult is about 24 to 26 inches tall. A Dobermann has a weight somewhere between 60-80 pounds. With a smooth and glossy coat, muscular build and royal colour variations of blue, red, fawn and black, the Dobermann Pinscher has a grand and majestic appearance. Surprisingly, for a breed known for sharp wits and agility, the Dobermann remains puppy-like for about 3 to 4 years.

The Dobermann has a distinctive clever personality. The Dobermann Pinscher loves to keep busy, both physically and cerebrally. Highly intelligent and remarkably active, the Dobermann is a natural protector. He has impeccable...

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