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About the Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed

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The Doberman Pinscher is a medium-large size dog breed bred in Germany in the 1890s. They are known to be loyal, intelligent and strong-willed dogs. These characteristics are what often make them excellent guard dogs. Males usually weigh between 90-100 pounds and females about 10 pounds less. Genetically, they posses two color genes-one black and one for color dilution when can lead to a “blue” coat. Possible different “sub-colors” are blue, red, fawn and black.

The Doberman often ranks in the top 5 breeds in canine intelligence in evaluations and case studies. Along with the Border Collie, Standard Poodle, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, and Rottweiler, the Doberman has proven to be one of the most trainable and intelligent dog breeds.

Doberman Pinschers were originally bred to be aggressive and intimidating dogs used for personal protection. They were to listen and obey commands and defend their owners when and if necessary. Over the past 100 years, Dobermans have been bred with a more stable temperament, and as such tend to be less aggressive, but are still one of the breeds that are more likely to show aggressive behavior towards other dogs and strangers.

The average of lifespan of Dobermans is 10-13 years. One of the major causes of mortality in this breed are heart-related problems. The breed is also susceptible to von Willebrand’s disease, a bleeding disorder that can also occur in humans.


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