Doberman Pinscher, the working dog breed


The Doberman Pinscher or simply Doberman is a breed of domestic dog. They were originally bred as a tracking,police or guard dog and today they excel as family and guard dogs.The breed is well known as an alert, intelligent,and loyal companion dog.

The Doberman, or Dobie as he is now called by his friends, is a fine product
of Germany. Herr Louis Doberman developed this versatile breed in the
Apolda region of Germany to suit his own need for a loyal, obedient,
fiercely protective dog to accompany him in his nightly rounds as a
policeman. Since he also worked as the local dogcatcher, Herr Doberman
had access to a wide variety of dogs to develop his large "pinscher" or
terrier. Some of the breeds used to shape the Dobie include the pinscher , Rottweilers, and Thuringian
Shepherds. Other breeds that contributed their genes are black
Greyhound for elegance and sleekness, Great Dane, Weimaraner and German
Shorthaired Pointer.

Although the breed standards
vary among kennel and breed clubs, the dog typically stands between 26
to 28 inches 27.5 being ideal, the bitch is typically
somewhere between 24 to 26 inches, 25.5 being ideal.

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