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All about Doberman puppies

doberman puppiesDoberman puppies (full name Doberman Pinscher) are a very elegant and muscular dog – above all Dobermans are extremely powerful.

Doberman puppies were bred for more than a hundred years to be guard dogs, and are possibly the best breed for this task. They are intense, energetic with enormous strength and stamina.

Doberman Pinscher versatility and intelligence makes them easy to train – it is determined, fearless and assertive, but not generally vicious.

Dobermans are very loyal and affectionate with their human family – it likes to be physically close to the family.

Doberman puppies must have an owner who is willing and able to discipline the dog, without being afraid of him. It is important that all family members are taught to handle the dog properly, as Dobermans have a tendency to become 'pushy' if allowed to have their own way too much.

It is essential that Doberman puppies are very well socialised at a young age, to prevent over protectiveness – continuous mental stimulation is important for a well adjusted and happy dog.

Dobermans can be good family pets if of good temperament, well trained and brought up with children from an early age. Doberman puppies must be consistently and thoroughly trained in order to be a good pet, training should be through positive reinforcement techniques.

Dobermans were created in the 1880's by a German tax collector, who wanted a medium sized watch dog, to protect him while he was working. It is thought that he used Rottweilers, German Pinschers, Weimaraners and possibly Manchester Terriers, to produce the breed.

Arguably, the best guard dog in existence, Dobermans are used extensively throughout the world by police and security forces. A tough and somewhat formidable animal, they will usually only attack if provoked.

Doberman puppies at a glance

doberman pinscherOur 4 Paw Rating - to the  suitability of Dobermans for your home and lifestyle.

Size 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Shoulder height25 – 27 inches, weight 66 – 88lbs

Coat Care 4 Paw Rating
Short coat, very little grooming required

Family Life 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Can make good family dogs, as long as well trained, usually best with experienced owners. The females tend to be a little more stubborn to train than the males. Dobermans have a reputation for being an aggressive dog, this is not usually the case. They make great 'therapy' dogs and are often used with nursing home patients, because of their sweet and gentle nature

Lifestyle 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Best suited to those who have a backyard and places for free running, and an active life. They are very sensitive to cold and should not be left to live outdoors

Health 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Life expectancy up to 13 years
Full veterinary check suggested before purchase

Exercise 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Very energetic dogs, who need frequent and thorough exercise

Training 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Although the temperaments vary enormously between individual dogs, some can actually be extremely submissive! In general terms, Doberman puppies need early, consistent and extremely thorough training and socialising from an early age. Formal training groups are recommended.

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