Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Doberman Pinscher demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Fighter and Guard Dog and is known by its nick name the "Tax Collectors Dog". The origin of the Doberman Pinscher dog breed was in Germany where it was developed in the 1800's. There are Limitations of ownership of the Doberman Pinscher in some USA States.
Doberman Pinscher Breed Group and Dog Type - Working Dog Group (AKC:1908): The Doberman Pinscher is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Working Dog Group (AKC:1908).
Other names for the Doberman Pinscher: The Doberman Pinscher is known by the nickname of the "Tax Collectors Dog". Other names for this breed of dog include the Dobe, Dobes, the Devil Dog and Dobermann Pinscher.
Origin of the names: The name Doberman derives from a Tax collector and German dog-breeder called Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann (1834-1891) who developed the dog in Thuringia, a federal state in central Germany - hence the intimidating nickname of the "Tax Collectors Dog". The German word Pinscher, also Pinsch, probably derives from the English word 'pinch' in reference to its "clipped" ears.
Doberman Pinscher History and Origin: The country of origin of the versatile Doberman Pinscher breed was in Germany during the 1800's.
A Tax Collector named Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann (1834-1891) of Apolda, Germany is credited with developing the Doberman Pinscher breed in the 1870's from a combination of other dog types including the rugged, intelligent old German Shepherd Dog and and the reliable, brave German Pinscher (which is why the dog is still known as the Doberman Pinscher). The black and tan Manchester Terrier was included in the breeding program to improve the looks and coat color of the new Doberman Pinscher breed. The Weimaraner was included for its hunting, retrieving and scenting capabilities and the Greyhound for its keen eyesight and speed.
The Rottweiler, to which the Doberman Pinscher closely resembles, was included in the complex breeding program for its powerful frame and its ability as a guard dog. All of these breeds contributed to the admirable traits of the Doberman Pinscher including its tracking and hunting abilities, its guard dog skills, its high level of intelligence and its high level of speed and endurance.
Doberman Pinscher History: The new Doberman Pinscher breed was first presented at a dog show in 1876 and was an immediate success. The popular dog was in high demand across Europe as a police and military dog and also drew the attention of more disreputable owners who used the dog in blood sports to entertain spectators who gambled on its prowess of the Doberman Pinscher as a fighting dog. The Doberman Pinscher was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1908 and in 1921 George Earle III founded the Doberman Pinscher Club of America.
The courageous, determined and intrepid Doberman Pinscher was used as military dogs as sentries, scouts and messengers in WW2 (1939 - 1945). In 1944 some 25 Marine War Dogs lost their lives in the Second Battle of Guam (21 July – 10 August 1944) that involved the American recapture of the Japanese-held island of Guam, a U.S. territory in the Mariana Islands. These brave dogs were remembered when in 1994 a memorial statue entitled "Always Faithful" was installed in Guam.
The statue, sculpted by by Susan Bahary, serves as a permanent reminder of the valiant Doberman dogs that gave their lives in service to America and the U.S. Marine Corps during World War 2. The name of the statue is "Always Faithful" and is a translation of the Latin motto 'Semper Fidelis' of the US Marine Corps.
Doberman Pinscher Modern History: The modern history of the Doberman Pinscher moved on and the breed is still popular as a Watchdog, Guard Dog and police dog. In 2001 the Doberman Pinscher was engaged in Search and Rescue duties at Ground Zero following the World Trade Center terror attacks. The super intelligent Doberman Pinscher is ranked as Number 5 in the Smartest Dog List. The Doberman Pinscher can be dangerous and there are therefore Limitations of ownership of the Doberman Pinscher in some USA States.
Smartest Dogs - Doberman Pinscher: The Doberman Pinscher is ranked number 5 in the smartest dog list. The energetic, obedient and attentive Doberman Pinscher was originally bred in Germany as a Watch dog and Guard Dog and became known by its nickname the "Tax Collectors Dog" because it was bred by a tax collector called Herr Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. The nickname stuck due to its intimidating connotations! The versatile Doberman is suitable for almost any job and often used in service work and as an assistance dog. Number 5 in the Smartest Dog List. Doberman Pinscher Height: The Doberman Pinscher breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 26-28 inches (66-71cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 24-26 inches (61-66 cm).
Doberman Pinscher Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg).
Doberman Pinscher Coat Type: The coat type is described as a short, smooth, hard coat.
Doberman Pinscher Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Black, White, Blue, Red and Fawn. The color of the nose depends on the color of the dog's coat; a black nose on black dogs, dark gray on blue dogs, dark brown on red dogs, dark tan on fawn Doberman Pinscher dogs. N.B. The word "Blue" is used to describe a cool-toned, metallic gray color. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors.
Doberman Pinscher Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Doberman Pinscher are categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The limited dog grooming needs of the Doberman Pinscher are therefore considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming with casual brushing and combing. Dog Grooming needs should also include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the eyes, ears, nails and teeth.
Doberman Pinscher Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 6-10 puppies. Doberman Pinscher puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Doberman Pinscher puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder. The ears of the Doberman Pinscher puppies are usually cropped to stand erect and the puppies ears have to be taped for a couple of months to make them stand erect. If the ears are left natural on a Doberman Pinscher they develop ears that resemble those of a hound.
Doberman Pinscher Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Lively, Energetic, Obedient, Loyal and Attentive.
Doberman Pinscher Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Doberman Pinscher requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately one hour minutes every day.
This powerful dog has a strong, vigorous gait with strides of a moderate length requiring firm handling and a brisk walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.
Doberman Pinscher Diet: A fully grown Doberman Pinscher should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Doberman Pinscher Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Doberman Pinscher breed include CVI (cervical vertebral instability), Gastric Torsion . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Doberman Pinscher dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.
Doberman Pinscher Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Doberman Pinscher breed is 10-12 years.
Doberman Pinscher Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Doberman Pinscher breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Doberman Pinscher names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male Doberman Pinscher dog names are: Rufus *** Bruno *** Buster *** Cody *** Cain *** Dolf *** Rudy *** Maximus *** Fritz *** Dylan *** Rocky *** Bailey.
Doberman Pinscher Female Dog Names: Female Doberman Pinscher Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Doberman Pinscher names are Velma *** Helga *** Abby *** Roxy *** Maddy *** Trudy *** Heidi *** Brandy *** Coco *** Daisy *** Bambi.