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.
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 Details & Traits
Height: Male: 26-28; Female: 24-26"
Weight: 65-90 lb
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Obedient, Watchdog, Working group,
Common Health Concerns for Doberman Pinscher:
- Hip Dysplasia
- vWD-von Willebrand's Disease
- Wobbler's Syndrome-CVI
Less Common Concerns for Doberman Pinscher:Return to Trupanion Pet Health Guide
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