Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

This dog is intelligent and a great watchdog. It is alert and obedient and needs plenty of mental and physical exercise. It may not get along with other dogs, but if socialized well from a young age, it will do great with other dogs and pets.

Breed Overview

Originating in Germany in the 1800s, this guard dog was used for security, military, and police duties.  They are very loyal, alert, and intelligent guard dogs. They enjoy being mentally challenged with games and require a good amount of daily exercise.  Although the Dobie can sometimes be domineering, they are very obedient and responsive dogs. They are able to live outside in temperate climate, however, they are better companions if they live indoors. Ideal owners for these are singles, active individuals, and experienced dog handlers. They require a lot of exercise daily and grooming requirements for their short hair is very minimal.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 26-28; Female: 24-26"
Weight: 65-90 lb
Lifespan: 10-12 years

Breed Traits

Obedient, Watchdog, Working group,

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