The Doberman is a striking dog that impresses with elegance, athleticism, and pride. The versatile four-legged friend has numerous talents: Whether as protection, working or family dog - consistent training is decisive for harmonious coexistence. It is not for nothing that the Doberman is considered a demanding dog, which is however affectionate and generally friendly within the family.
Doberman – eventful past
The Doberman is the only German dog breed named after its breeder. In the mid-19th century, Mr. Dobermann wanted to create a strong, confident, and lively dog that could be used as both a guard dog and a guard dog, and for hunting rats. Historians still argue to this day which breeds went into the Doberman. One is quite sure about the German Pinscher, the Weimaraner, and the German Shepherd Dog. Other dog breeds believed to be involved include Great Dane, Rottweiler, Beauceron, Greyhound, and Terrier breeds. Whatever it is, the Doberman Pinscher is a recognized utility dog breed that has even served as a longtime police officer in many countries.
Nature of the Doberman
Even if the breed standard requires a well-balanced dog that is easy to lead and reliable at work and the breeding goal describes a friendly character that appears balanced, curious, and open-minded in the presence of its people, equipped with a pronounced urge to discover, the However, the Dobermann is not primarily a family dog: the breed was bred to be used as a guard and protection dog– as such, he should be fearless, show efficiency and courage. He is therefore initially suspicious of strangers. When it comes down to it, the Doberman Pinscher is a working dog that will defend its people and the territory it guards. He has a sure instinct for “right” and “wrong” and independently intervenes in situations that require this.
Upbringing and attitude
An adult Doberman is a powerhouse with an irrepressible will. Therefore, as with any breed, it is incredibly important to start with consistent and calm training from puppy legs on. Clear structures, few but comprehensible commands, and fixed rest periods convey to the young Doberman that his people always have everything under control. For inexperienced dog lovers, the tips and advice of an experienced dog trainer are essential for training.
Sufficient exercise and mental utilization should be the focus. Many dog sports are suitable. Special mention should be made of obedience training and skill sports, nose work such as mantrailing, as well as obedience exercises and protection dog work. Keeping this busy, a Doberman who knows his role in the family will be a loyal, alert, and peaceful companion.
Caring for the Doberman
The Doberman’s short, sleek coat makes grooming an easy task. Regular brushing is good for the four-legged friend and strengthens the bond with you. It also reduces the amount of hair that the “Dobi” spreads around the house. A check of the teeth, ears, eyes, and claws is part of the health check once a week.
Characteristics and health
The Doberman pinscher was fashionable at times and bred frequently. This was disadvantageous for the breed because the number of breed-specific diseases such as heart disease, epilepsy, deafness, and Von Willebrand syndrome (VWS) has increased significantly. It is all the more important to choose a reputable breeder. Before buying a puppy, you should visit the animal several times when it is raised. With good care and nutrition, a Doberman Pinscher can live up to twelve years.