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Males 68-72 cm
Females 63-68 cm
Males 40-45 kg
Females 32-35 kg
Short, stiff, shiny, tightly fitting
Black, dark brown, with rusty-red, necessarily clearly marked, having a specific pattern of papal
Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossers, Mountain Dogs and Swiss Cattle Dogs
Guard dogs, guard dogs, protection dogs
Features of the breed
History of Origin
The German Carl Friedrich Louis Dobermann thought that he lacked a dog that could match his service qualities as closely as possible during his work as a night policeman.
At that time, he began attending animal shows, where he observed many dogs, selecting the most suitable ones; he began to work on creating a new breed.
Unfortunately, no records have survived as to precisely what breeds were crossed to breed the Dobermann. But even then, many people began to buy these dogs.
Soon other scientists began to improve the breed. Thus, in 1900, the “National Doberman Pinscher Club of Germany” was created. The Dobermann dog began to gain popularity and fame around the world. The FCI (International Canine Federation) officially recognized the breed in February 1994.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
The Dobermann is a beautiful and noble-looking dog. They have strong bones and a muscular body. The cables c is 68-72 cm, while bitches are 63-68 cm. Weight also varies depending on sex. Males can have 40-45 kg, and females 32-35 kg.
It is customary to have the ears cropped. Then they are relatively high planted, vertical with pointed ends. But in some countries, it is forbidden to cropping. In this case, the front edge is adjacent to the ear.
The muscular torso and broad chest give the impression of the incredible strength and power of the dog.
The tail of a pet is cropped relatively short – it is almost invisible. But if it is forbidden in the country, the tail remains high and looks like a curved line.
The hair of Dobermanns is short and thick. It is tight to the body without an undercoat. It can be black or brown with rusty-red tinges.
The dog is very intelligent and observant, ideal for home guarding, as its characteristic is considered constant control and attentiveness. It gets along quickly with children and is not aggressive, even if they annoy it.
Dobermanns often perceive everything as their property. So you can be sure that your home, children, and household are always safe if you have this dog in the house.
Dobermanns are very loyal, fearless, and well-disciplined. They understand the difference between right and wrong and what can and can’t be done. They are hostile to strangers, so they are often walked with a muzzle. They can share territory with other animals, but they must get to know them as pups.
Dogs of this breed can live in a city apartment without problems. If you live in a house, it would be better to put him in an enclosure. At the same time, it is desirable not in the sun since Dobermanns do not tolerate the heat very well. In winter, it is advisable to take the dog inside.
The care of the dog is uncomplicated, as there is no significant and long hair. Several times a week, it is advisable to wipe the Dobermann with a damp towel, comb it, and you can massage it for a while.
Bathe no more than once every six months. Wash eyes and ears regularly. Claws usually clip themselves, but if not, they can be trimmed. It is advisable to teach Dobermann to wear a muzzle as early as six months of age.
The dog is not very hardy to bad weather conditions, so that you can buy him clothes in the winter.
This breed is considered one of the best for training. If Dobermann feels your authority and strength, it will be easy to teach him various commands. They memorize information easily and try to please their owner. Make sure there are always toys in the house because Dobermanns love to play.
Daily training should be taught from an early age, as puppies are more inclined to obedience. Usually, male dogs are more comfortable to train than females. For best results, you can entrust the training to professionals.
Despite their excellent health, Dobermanns can have heart disease, breathing problems, narcolepsy, and allergies.
It would help if you fed a balanced diet. Raw meat should form the basis of the diet. You can also give fish, vegetables, fruit, but not sugary. Add dairy products to the diet.