The Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany during the late 19th century, mostly bred as a guard dog. Their exact ancestry is unknown, but they’re believed to be a mixture of many dog breeds, including the Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, and German Pinscher. With their sleek coat, athletic build, and regal appearance, this pup looks like an aristocrat. They’re highly energetic and smart dogs who perform well in police and military work, canine sports, and as family guardians and companions. Remember, you can find just about any breed of dog at local shelters and rescues.

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Key Vitals of Doberman Pinscher
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Doberman Pinscher Working Dogs 24 to 28 inches 60 to 80 pounds 10 to 13 Years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 1 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Doberman Pinscher is rated 4 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 4 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 4 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 1 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in General Health. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 4 out of 5 in Size.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 1 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 1 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 2 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Doberman Pinscher is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Doberman Pinscher is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Doberman Pinscher has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

24 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

60 to 80 pounds

Life Span

10 to 13 years

Highlights

The Doberman has a great deal of energy and needs a lot of exercise.This breed can be protective, so don’t be surprised when they assume the role of household guardian.The Dobie will assume the alpha role in your household if you’re not a strong leader. Early, consistent training is critical to establish your role as pack leader.The Dobie is sensitive to cold weather and needs adequate shelter in winter (they like to be in the house next to the fireplace).The Doberman Pinscher is a family dog and shouldn’t be left alone. They thrive when they’re included in family activities.The Doberman has gained a reputation as being vicious. Even though your Doberman may have a sweet personality, neighbors and strangers may be afraid of them.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store.