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Dobermann

A real beauty and a splendid guardian... (other names: Doberman Pinscher)

Dobermann
origin:Germany
life expectancy:11-12 years
classification:Working dog
height:61 to 71 cm
weight:30 to 40 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Easyin/out: Indoorfeeding: Demandingsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

The Doberman is a breed of relatively recent origin. It was developped in Germany by Louis Dobermann in the last quarter of the 1800´s. Herr Dobermann was a tax collector  who had to travel quite often through bandit-infested areas. So, he decided that he needed the protection of a special dog to guard him and set out to develop a new breed. One that, in his opinion, would be the perfect all-purpose tracking/police dog, strong, intelligent, fierce and loyal. The Doberman is presumably the crossing among  Weimaraners, Rottweilers and German Pinschers, Greyhounds,  Beauceron, English Greyhounds, Manchester Terriers  and GermanShepherds. However, the exact ratios of mixing, and even the exact breeds that were used, remain uncertain to this day. Anyway the result of his experience, the Doberman, that bears the name of its developper, shortened by one n is a remarkable representative of the canine world: a bunch of energy, intelligence, agility and loyalty all in a body that astoun