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DOBERMAN PINSCHER

About the Breed

Sleek and powerful, possessing both a magnificent physique and keen intelligence, the Doberman Pinscher is one of dogkind's noblemen. This incomparably fearless and vigilant breed stands proudly among the world's finest protection dogs.

Dobermans are compactly built dogs—muscular, fast, and powerful—standing between 24 to 28 inches at the shoulder. The body is sleek but substantial, and is covered with a glistening coat of black, blue, red, or fawn, with rust markings.

These elegant qualities, combined with a noble wedge-shaped head and an easy, athletic way of moving, have earned Dobermans a reputation as royalty in the canine kingdom. A well-conditioned Doberman on patrol will deter all but the most foolish intruder.

The appearance is that of a dog of medium size, with a body that is square. Compactly built, muscular and powerful, for great endurance and speed. Elegant in appearance, of proud carriage, reflecting great nobility and temperament. Energetic, watchful, determined, alert, fearless, loyal and obedient.

Your Dobie needs both physical and mental exercise. All that energy and sharpness needs an outlet. Otherwise, your home and property might incur some serious Dobie damage. Take your dog for long walks every day. If you run, jog or cycle, he might be able to accompany you. Exercise his mind with games like hide-and-seek, where you hide a toy and he finds it. This also relates to training, as you can go through basic commands while playing with him.

Your Doberman pinscher will take good care of you. All he wants is that you do the same for him -- and love him to pieces. He reciprocates your affection many times over. The Dobie's incredible devotion to his person makes him a splendid companion for the active owner.