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Doberman Pinscher

Other Names

Dobermann, Dobe, Dobie, Doberman


The Doberman Pinscher is said to have originated in Germany around 1900. A tax collector named Louis Dobermann wanted a companion guard dog and developed him from a Rottweiler, Beauceron, Black and Tan Terrier, German Pinscher and Shorthaired Shepherd.


Medium sized, muscular and powerful, elegant, cropped and erect ears, wedge shaped head

Color and Coat

Single coat of smooth, short and thick coat. The colors are black, red, blue and fawn with rust colored markings.

AKC Group



Dogs 26-28 inches, Bitches 24-26 inches


Dogs 75-100 lbs, Bitches 60-90 lbs

Activity Level



Fearless, watchful, loyal, determined, alert, energetic

Other Facts

Doberman Pinschers have a reputation due to bad stereotypes of aggression and ferocity. It is a large and intimidating dog but is obiedient to its family and a gentle, loving and intelligent breed. They should be socialized with other dogs from a young age.
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