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Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

“The Doberman Pinscher takes its name from its creator, Louis Dobermann, who was a tax collector and dog warden in Germany. Not being engaged in the most popular of occupations, Dobermann wanted a dog that would be protective, alert and agile so he blended several breeds to achieve his ideal. Though the exact breeds used will never be known, it is believed the German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Manchester Terrier and Greyhound went into the makeup of the Dobe. The breed was accepted for registration by the German Kennel Club in 1900. Internationally known as a security dog, the breed made a name for itself during World War II for its bravery under fire.

Temperament

The well-bred Doberman is affectionate, obedient and loyal to its owner. Its qualities of intelligence and trainability coupled with courage have made it popular for police work as well as companionship.

Activity Level

This energetic breed needs regular exercise to maintain its sleek, muscular build.

Height/Weight

The ideal male stands 27.5 in (70 cm) at the withers while his female counterpart is 25.5 in (65 cm).

Coat

The Dobe wears a smooth, hard, thick, close-lying coat.

Colour

The allowed colours in the breed are black, red, blue and fawn (also known as Isabella). Rust markings appear above the eyes and on the muzzle, throat, forechest, legs and feet and below the tail.

Grooming

Minimal grooming is required.

Shyness

A dog shall be judged fundamentally shy if, refusing to stand for examination, it shrinks away from the judge; if it fears an approach from the rear; if it shies at sudden and unusual noises to a marked degree.

Viciousness

A dog that attacks, or attempts to attack either the judge or its handler, is definitely vicious. An aggressive or belligerent attitude towards other dogs shall not be deemed vicious.”

(Source-Canadian Kennel Club)