Doberman Pinscher Dog Information
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Standard Doberman Pinscher Characteristics
About the Doberman Pinscher
The Doberman Pinscher was created in Germany in the 1800's as a guard dog.
Today the Doberman is used as a security and guard dog.
Doberman's are very loyal and attached to their family members. They prefer to be close to where they are and always keep a close eye on them. A natural protector, this dog should be well socialized as a puppy so that they are not overly protective or aggressive. They are very intelligent and learn quickly though they need an owner who is not afraid to correct them. If they are not trained well then they can get pushy.
Their almond shaped dark eyes are deep set. Their ears are cropped and carried up. Their nose is black in black dogs, brown in red dogs, dark gray in blue ones and dark tan in fawns. Their lips lie close to the jaw line. Their neck is very muscular and well arched. Their chest is broad is well defined and merges with their muscular body. Their tail is docked and carried slightly when alert. Their legs are straight and well muscled as the reach the well arched round feet. Their hair is short and coarse and comes in either black, red, blue or fawn.
Some health problems that affect this breed are Wobblers Syndrome, bloat, dysplasia, heart problems, blindness and deafness.
This breed will do alright if in an apartment with enough exercise. If you have a yard you should know that they don't like to be outside by themselves at all and are very sensitive to cold weather.
Doberman Pinscher Personal Account - By Megan
What I love about my dobie is her rules. It always seems like she has a rule book hidden somewhere!
Doberman Rules Are:
1. Love Mommy
2. Be loved by Mommy
3. Be loved more by Mommy
4. Protect Mommy
5. Have mommy protect doberself, if to scary to protect mommy
Dobermans are goofs! They always seem to be the life of the party and can wake from a dead sleep to have their belly scratched. Another thing about dobies that they like to do what they want to do when they want to do it. Many times you think your playing fetch when all it looks like is abuse, since the dog refuses to catch the ball but rather have it hit them in the head.
The breed is different, they have energy and like to use it! But equal to their energy is lazyness. My dobie is soo lazy, she can sleep on the couch all day and then be "breakdancing" in the kitchen at midnight. (breakdancing is when they dance while laying down) One of my most special moments with Maggie is probably anytime I'm alone with her, especially on walks. I feel closer to her than ever and it's very nice because it's our time to bond. Maggie always wants to be near me and is just overjoyed when come home from school. It's like I was gone for a month and disappeared off the face of the earth! She's also quick to protect me, I don't know how many times those dang sticks and plastic bags came out of no where to attack me! Good thing I got a doberman, she knows how to deal with them. ;)
If you want a doberman, make sure you have space and enough time for them. They really are people dogs! They love playing and love to run. But equally snuggling up on the couch or bed is just as good. Dobermans aren't vicious killing machines, their gentle and kind and if properly trained/socialized great with kids! So if you want to laugh a lot get a dobie.
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