GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DOBERMAN BREED:
|Name of the breed:||Doberman|
|FCI group:||Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer – Molossoid Breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs|
|Land of origin:||Germany|
|Life span:||10 -13 years|
|Character:||Stable, faithful, confident, overprotective|
|Requirements:||Regular exercise, enough games, sufficient movement|
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DOBERMAN BREED:
|Head:||Strong and proportionate to body|
|Ears:||Medium size, set high, cropped – in countries where cropping it is preferred that its front edge overlapping the cheeks|
|Eyes:||Oval, medium size, dark (for brown dogs it is allowed a somewhat lighter tone)|
|Tail:||Set high and docked short (in countries where docking is allowed)|
|Hair:||Short, straight, thick, firm
Colour: black, red, blue, fawn
|Height:||Male: Male 66-72 cm ( in) / Female: 61-68 cm ( in)|
|Weight:||Male: 34-45 kg ( lb) / Female: 27-41 kg ( lb)|
In this article you can read more about the history, physical characteristics and character of the Doberman breed.
I will also make an effort to quote the opinions and experiences of breeders and some other very good connoisseurs of the breed.
According to FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) classification, this breed belongs to 2. FCI group.
2. FCI GROUP: Pinscher and Schnauzer – Molossoid Breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
Doberman – history, physical characteristics and character
Originally bred by German exciseman Louis Dobermann before the start of the 20th century, this type of dog was developed in order of having an universal watchdog and pet, following the start of Franco-Prussian War.
Doberman breed itself, came to be as a mixture of the Rottweiler, Greyhound, German pinscher, Weimaraner and the Manchester terrier.
The official name of it is actually Doberman Pinscher, in honor of Philip Greuning’s study on the dog.
Doberman was primarily unveiled in 1876, during the Apolda dog show.
Apparently, the breed was produced in the lower Eastern part of Germany, the state of Thuringia.
American Kennel Club were the first to register a pet Doberman in 1908.
At the same time, they were already becoming police dogs and had stayed in the role to this day.
Dozen years afterwards, the U.S. played big role in its further development, with George Earl III. founding the first Doberman Pinscher Club on the continent.
They could have been spotted in Russia, South Africa and numerous other countries.
Upon the start of World War II, it became United States Marine Corps official War Dog.
In that time, Dobermans were mostly black with yellow arson and should have had long tails, but remained short-tailed instead.
Famously cute for sticking out their tongues, these beloved and faithful family members tend to take parts in countless dog competitions for a century now.
With a short sleek coats and long, extended heads in comparison to other dogs, all Dobies are athletic-looking.
The undercoat only includes the neck area.
Doberman’s ears and tail were originally cropped but today most people perceive this act as cruel and many owners do not approve of it at all.
I also consider tail and ear cropping as totally unnecessary act. This parts of dog’s body are quite perfect in its natural form.
Male Pinschers have their withers at 26 to 28 inches and weigh between 70 and 75 pounds.
On the other hand, females, however, stop at 24 to 26 inches and around 60 to 65 pounds.
Rust dots above the eyes give you a more clear look on the dog’s mood.
Short and muscular back show off the Dobbie’s strenght, as well as devotion towards the owner.
The body of one is highly proportional.
Furthermore, Doberman dogs possess short and strong paws, with black nails – reminding of cat feet.
Elastic movement adorns the pet’s greatness and leaves the back solid.
The hair is, simply put, short, thick and firm.
Over the past century, a few of hereditary sicknesses occurred in connection to this dogs.
There is the von Willebrand hip dysplasia, the Wobbler syndrome, inherited predisposition of cardiomyopathy, albinism etc.
Personality of the Doberman breed
Despite being somewhat aggressive, Doberman is not mean or evil, far from that.
That is only because this dog was developed to provide a maximal effort in order of helping humans.
Since we have mentioned the unpleasant side of Dobbies, some good sides must earn places in this article. Fearlessness is the secret of what makes the sweet dog so trustworthy and reliable.
Alongside it, there is intelligence, and training of it is necessary referring to Doberman dog.
You can make your dog learn how to keep himself and the house clean, be careful when playing outside and behave properly on new places.
A Doberman is easy to raise, and it would be nothing more than a failure not to train it.
Likable enough, not all behave the same. And while some show their dominant personality by chasing little dogs and cats, others opt for spending time with those who are being chased and love sleeping longer.
Not to forget, tenderness might be key in its manner – receiving attention is their top of the cake, but it’s not the same without the owner with whom they enjoy cuddling.
This alludes on the dog’s neediness of attention and tendance it really deserves.
The protective pets do best in pleasant surroundings, respond positively to socialization, one of main reasons for their use in public activities.
Everything would be helpless if there wasn’t for the loyalty they show every day.
Well, that is about it on our Doberman discussion for the day. Be free to let us know – how do you treat and train your contagiously cute Doberman and how does it give back?