Dobermans are compactly built dogs – fast, muscular, and powerful – between 24 and 28 at the shoulder. The body is sleek but substantial, and is covered with a shiny coat of black, blue, red, or fountain, with traces of rust. Combined with these elegant qualities, a great, wedge-shaped head and an easy, athletic manner, the Dobermans have earned a reputation as royalty in the Canine Empire. A well-conditioned doberman on patrol will stop all but the most foolish intruder.
Since the invention of money, one thing has been certain all the time and everywhere: the tax collector is never a welcome visitor. In some specific regions of 19th-century Germany, the reception was completely hostile. Everyone was also aware that he is a taximan and dog breeder Louis Doberman, who belongs to the city of Apolda. He hoped to breed as a dependable but reliable defender to accompany him in his time.
Doberman’s handiwork was a larger, less sophisticated version of the per that today bears his name (the extra “”n””, which was dropped somewhere along the way). Historians have noted the Black and Tan Terrier (precursor to the Manchester Terrier), the German per, the Rottweiler, and the smooth-coated herring dogs, among the components of the new Doberman breed.
The “”tax collector’s dog”” quickly gained an international reputation as a Working Dog. The Dobbermans have excelled in police and military K-9 duty, as medical dogs and service dogs for the disabled, as search and rescue teams, and in competitive dog sports. During World War II, the American Marine Corps Dobermans of the Pacific brought the breed great fame. Twenty-five of these loyal “”Devil Dogs”” were killed during the Battle of Guam. Feeling good with his muscles and with pride, the Doberman Pinschers are a consistent winner in the ring. In 1952 and ’53, a dog named Storm won the Best of Westminster at the show. Doberman Pinscher came to the AKC in 1908 and has since ruled as one of America’s most popular working breeds.
The appearance is of a dog of medium size, with a body that is square. Compactly built, muscular and powerful for great endurance and speed. In a luxurious car, elegant, reflecting great nobility and temperament. Energetic, attentive, determined, vigilant, fearless, loyal and obedient.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.
Although mostly a “wash and wear” breed, some regular grooming will help keep the Dobermans in optimal condition. A quick-over daily with a short bristle brush or grooming mitt will keep her coat shiny and healthy. He does not need to bathe often. He should trim his nails at least monthly, and brush his teeth regularly. The ears should be wiped carefully every few days – a little baby oil on a paper towel is good for this. Your veterinarian can show you how to clean your dog’s ear to avoid damage and stay on top of potential issues.
Dobermans are very intelligent, learn easily, react quickly, and make love and fun companions. However, they are very strong dogs and if they are not raised properly they can be pushy, destructive and unbearable. Socialization that begins in puppyhood is mandatory, as is obedience training. Puppy training classes are also highly recommended. It is the responsibility of every Doberman owner to ensure that the dog is made a happy, good companion and canine citizen. Doberman should always be indoors with his people, not outwardly.
Doberman is an energetic athlete who needs a lot of exercise and free play. A doberman will enjoy taking long daily walks or walking tours with his owner, and in a large area where he can run is important to his physical and mental well-being. Participation in dog sports such as obedience, tracking, and agility can provide exercise for the mind and body and a fun time for the dog and owner.
Feeding a dog of excellent quality throughout its lifetime is important to Doberman. The Doberman puppy should be given an age-appropriate diet approved by the dog breeder or veterinarian. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet. Adequate clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Although Dobermans are generally healthy, there are some conditions that are prone to breed. One of these is bloat, a life-threatening digestive condition whose owners must learn the signs and know what it should be. Genetic health conditions that may affect the breed include hip dysplasia, tapered cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart), von Willebrand’s disease (a clotting disorder), progressive retinal atrophy, albinism, and hypothyroidism. Responsible breeders screen their breeding stock for these health conditions through medical testing. Never buy a puppy or dog from a breeder who has not genetically tested their breeding stock for these conditions.
Recommended health tests from the National Breed Club: