Doberman Pinscher


The Doberman Pinscher, or plainly Doberman, is a medium to large breed of domestic dog. The Pinscher was originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany. Doberman Pinschers were first bred in town of Apolda, which is in the German state of Thuringia around 1890. This followed the Franco-Prussian War and was done by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. Dobermann ran the Apolda dog pound, and served in the dangerous function of local tax collector. With accessibility to dogs of many breeds, he set out to create a breed that would be ideal for shielding him during his collections, which took him through many bandit-infested regions. He set out to breed a new type of dog that, in his view, would be an ideal mixture of strength, speed, endurance, loyalty, intelligence, and ferocity. Later, Philip Greunig and Otto Goeller continued to develop the breed to become the dog that is now seen these days. The Doberman is descended from many different strains, including the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Greyhound, the Great Dane, the Rottweiler, among others.

Physical Appearance

Ram club standards describe these as dogs of medium to large size with a short coat, and a square build. They’re compactly built and fit with plenty of endurance and swiftness. The Doberman Pinscher should have obedient nature, and a proud, watchful, determined temperament. The dog was initially meant as a guard dog, so male dogs should have a masculine, muscle, upstanding look. Females are skinnier, but should not be spindly. The Doberman is a dog of moderate substantial size. The standard dog normally stands between 68-72 cm. The female dog is normally 63-68 cm. The Doberman has a square frame: its length should equal its height as well as the length of its own head, neck and legs ought to be in proportion. There are not any standards for the weight of the Doberman Pinscher except as given in the standard used by the FCI, but the male generally weighs between 40-45 kilograms (88-99 pound) and the female between 32-35 kilograms (71-77 pounds). Two distinct color genes exist in the Doberman, one for black (B) and one for color dilution (D). There are nine color combinations possible from the alleles, which result in different color phenotypes. The colors are black, red, blue, and fawn or Isabella. The Doberman Pinscher’s natural tail is rather long, but individual dogs frequently have a short tail due to docking, a procedure where the majority of the tail is surgically removed shortly after birth, as a consequence. Doberman Pinschers frequently have their ears cropped, as do many other strains, a process which is functionally linked to strain type for both effective sound localization and the original guard duty.


Doberman Pinschers tend to be stereotyped as being aggressive and ferocious, although they are considered to be working dogs. For all these traits, the Doberman was bred as a personal protection dog: it had to be large and intimidating, fearless, and ready to defend its owner, but enough obedient and intimidated to just do so on order. These traits functioned the dog nicely in its function as personal defense dogs, police dog, or a private defense dog, but were not ideally adapted to a companionship part. Modern breeders over time have toned down the Doberman Pinscher’s aggression, and today’s Dobermans are understood to get a much more even keeled, and good natured temperament. It is highly intelligent, shows extreme loyalty, and great trainability. In reality, the Doberman Pinscher’s size, short coat, and intelligence have made it a desirable house dog. The Doberman Pinscher is considered to be obedient, watchful, fearless and dynamic.


The Pinscher may suffer from a variety of health concerns including dilated cardiomyopathy, cervical vertebral instability, von Willebread’s disease, and prostatic disease. Less serious problems are, hyperthyroidism and hip dysplasia.

Doberman Pinscher