Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Information


Doberman Pinscher Quick Facts
Doberman Pinscher
Breed Group: Working
Origen: Germany
Nickname: Dobe, Dobie, Dobermann, Doby
Weight: 65-90
Height: 24-28
Color(s): Black, red, blue, and fawn, all with tan markings


Doberman Pinscher Appearance

The Doberman Pinscher is an elegant breed developed in Germany for use as a police, military and guard dog. The Doberman is a medium sized, squarely built, compact, muscular and athletic breed with endurance and speed. It has a long, blunt, wedge-shaped head with a long, tapered muzzle. The dark eyes are almond shaped and the ears are cropped erect or medium size drop. The neck is lean but well muscled and slightly arched. The Doberman has very powerful legs that are straight and perfectly parallel. Their feet are somewhat small, turned out and catlike. The Doberman has a vigorous and balanced gait. These dogs are beautiful and elegant runners, capable of great speed. The tail is docked and the nose color complements the coat, which is smooth and short in black, red, blue, or fawn. The height of the Doberman Pinscher is around 22-28 inches, and the weight 65-85 pounds

Doberman Pinscher Temperament

The Doberman Pinscher is an intelligent capable guardian, with well balanced temperament, always on the alert and ready to protect its family or home. It is also loyal and adventurous companion. It likes to be mentally challenged, and is gifted obedience pupil. They are one of the most intelligent and fastest learning of all breeds. It is sensitive and very responsive to its owner’s wishes, though some can be domineering. It is generally reserved with strangers and can be aggressive with other dogs sometimes. They definitely do not take kindly to being teased or treated roughly.

Is Doberman Pinscher the Right Dog Breed for You?

If your Doberman is properly trained to be a family dog you have absolutely nothing to fear from having this breed become part of your family. You'll find no more loyal dog breed and they are an effective watch dog. They are great with children and with other pets in the home, but they should be introduced to them at an early age. They are extremely intelligent, and they're quick learners who are eager to please their owners. Dobes like to be with their people and are not suited to kennel or back yard life, they need human interaction and leadership. They are very cold sensitive and are not an outside dog. It is important to ensure that you provide your Doberman Pinscher with plenty of physical and mental stimulation, to keep them happy, and stable minded. They will love being your running or walking companion.

Doberman Pinscher Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Doberman Pinscher is around 10-14 years

Doberman Pinscher Health problems

The Doberman Pinscher common serious health problems include CVI (Cervical vertebral instability or Wobbler’s syndrome), Dilated cardiomyopathy and inherited blood disorder (Von Willebrand’s disease). Other concerns are demodicosis, osteosarcoma, and gastric torsion.

Doberman Pinscher Care and Grooming

The Doberman Pinscher requires very little grooming, Brushing them weekly or simply rubbing them down with a wet towel is all they normally require. Dry shampoo regularly, but bathe only when necessary. and Brush them before the bath to minimize the shedding.

Doberman Pinscher Shedding

The Doberman Pinscher is an average shedder and is not suited to those with allergies.