Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher
The Doberman Pinscher has an unwarranted aggressive reputation. This intelligent breed, portrayed in movies and television as an unpredictable attack dog, is a gentle and obedient companion. They are protective and bark at strangers, but they are unlikely to launch an unprovoked attack.

Sleek and elegant the Doberman is an easily recognizable dog. This people oriented dog needs to be in frequent contact with his family. He will not be happy left in the back yard for very long. The Dobie is happiest when friends and family surround him.

Doberman Pinscher has a short glossy coat that is easy to care for. It takes little time to groom a Doberman. Time saved on grooming is best spent exercising this active breed. Dobermans excel at agility training, which helps to keep their mind engaged. They need long walks or runs every day.

Doberman Pinschers stand at about 25 inches in height. They are not a bulky breed but are muscular. The Dobermans natural ears are floppy, but the breed often has their ears cropped so that they stand up. They also have quite a long tail when it is not docked, and they are normally docked. Ear cropping and tail docking is illegal in some countries.
The Doberman Pinscher comes in red, black, blue and fawn colors with rust markings over the eyes, on the legs, feet, chest, throat, muzzle and below the tail.

A Dobie should never show shyness or aggression with people. They can be a bit standoffish or aggressive with other dogs and this is not considered a fault when showing the breed. One of the leading causes of death for Doberman Pinschers is dilated cardiomyopathy. Healthy dogs of this breed often live to 10 or 11 years of age.

If you are looking for an affectionate, rambunctious and eager to please dog, a Doberman might be a good choice. Although they are not the easiest breed for beginners, they are not that hard to take care of. Early socialization, plenty of exercise, regular vet checkups and a slightly firm hand is all this breed requires to be happy and healthy.

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