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Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Information

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Information

Height: 24-28 inches (61-71 cm);

weight: 60-75 pounds (27-34 kg).

This is a “made-in-Germany” breed, with Louis Dobermann the chief architect. What he produced after 15 years was a compactly built, muscular, powerful breed, with great endurance and speed. The Dobe is elegant in appearance and of proud carriage. He is alert, energetic, determined, and fearless.

The long head resembles a blunt wedge in both frontal and profile views. The jaws are full and powerful. The dark brown, almond-shaped eyes have a keen expression. The tail is docked. The smooth, short, hard, thick coat requires little care. The colors are black and tan, red, blue, and Isabella (fawn).

This is a breed that has become tremendously popular because of his prowess as a guard dog. He is intelligent and easy to train. Although the Dobe does not look for trouble, he brooks no nonsense. He is suspicious of strangers, and this includes other dogs. Indeed, in the standard it says “an aggressive or belligerent attitude toward other dogs shall not be deemed viciousness.” When buying a Doberman it is neces- 76 sary to choose a breeder with dogs of good temperament.


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