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Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher was bred in Germany in the late 19th century as a guard dog and companion. Brave, intelligent and easily trained, he also came into high demand as a police and war dog. This energetic, watchful and obedient breed makes an affectionate and loyal family dog. His short coat requires minimal maintenance, but he does best with regular exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
A statue called “Always Faithful” stands at the dog cemetery at the U.S. Naval Base in Guam honoring the Doberman Pinschers who gave their lives serving as sentries, messengers and scouts during World War II.
Also Known As:
Doberman Pinscher
  • Size Medium/Large
  • Height Males - 66 to 71 centimetres at the withers
    Females - 60 to 66 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 30 to 40 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour Black, red, blue, or fawn
  • Activities Conformation, Guide Dog, Hunting, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Search and Rescue, Therapy Dog, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both