General Size: Large
Weight: Male- 75-100 lbs Female- 60-90 lbs.
Country of Origin: Germany
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Dobermans are of medium size with a square body. Built for speed, they are extremely agile and athletic. Males are a little more muscular than females, with obvious power behind their paws. Its proud carriage reflects great nobility, making them great watch or guard dogs. They are extremely energetic and have great stamina. They cannot be kept in a kennel or small cage as they enjoy human interaction. As a result of this, they become fiercely loyal to their owners.
Their ears are cropped which makes for highly astute hearing. The eyes are deep-set and shaped like almonds. Eye color may range from the common brown to black, to shades of red or blue. The neck is tall and proudly displayed, while the nape widens towards the body. The hips should be almost proportioned to the width of the shoulders and ribs.
This breed is known for its short coat with rust markings around the muzzle, eyes, throat and legs. The coat is smooth and always short. Hair strands are coarse, thick and closely packed. They come in black, dark brown, fawn, red or blue. They require minimal grooming and shed on average.
The average lifespan of Dobermans is approximately 10-12 years.
Dobermans are often dubbed as aggressive and ruthless because they were initially trained to be guard dogs. Their purpose was to protect and defend their owners from possible dangers, while still possessing enough self-control to only act on the master’s command. This is how they came to be so easily trained. It is also why they are less known to be companion dogs than personal defense dogs. However, despite their fearless nature, they can be very gentle and affectionate as well.
Towards strangers, they are likely to show a bit of animosity. They may not be too friendly with unfamiliar dogs either, but can be trained to be sociable. Intelligence is one of the key traits with this breed, as they are ranked 5th in this area over all other dog breeds (Coren, 1994), and even ranked 1st in some studies (Hart and Hart, 1985).
Dobermans originated from Germany in the 1860’s at the hands of Louis Dobermann, a tax collector. He would travel frequently through shady areas and thus came up with the idea to breed a dog capable of protecting him should dangers arise. After gaining recognition in 1876 for dominating its first dog show, this breed was later recognized in 1908 by the American Kennel Club and has been used for guarding, tracking, search and rescue and police work.
Dobermans are susceptible to the “wobbler syndrome” or CVI, as well as Cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy is one of the leading causes of death in Dobermans. Minor concerns include hip dysplasia, skin problems, narcolepsy and hypothyroidism. Some breeders claim that white Dobermans are more prone to health problems than others.
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