The Dobermann is the first designer dog, breed in Germany around the turn of the 20th century by a tax collector named Louis Dobermann, who developed the breed due to his need for a medium-sized companion and guard dog. He also ran the local pound and it is believed that the Dobermann originates from breeds such as the Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, German Pinscher, Weimaraner and possibly the Greyhound. The Dobermann is treasured for its great intelligence, loyalty and athletic abilities.
The Dobermann is a medium to large, deep-chested dog breed with a sleek and sturdy appearance. The breed is muscular and athletic, possessing great strength and endurance. Males are approximately 71cm tall and up to 40kg, females approximately 68cm tall and up to 35kg.
Dobermanns are extremely intelligent which can be a double edged sword, they love to be trained, like routine and boundaries, but if you are not up to the task they smart enough to manipulate you to do what they please.
Contrary to popular belief they are a medium energy dog they love daily walks, play and training after which they are normally happy to veg out and play couch potato.
They are oblivious to their size and believe they are a lap dog and will want to sit on or in your lap even at 40kg 😊
They are very much a “velcro” dog who will follow you everywhere and never leave your side, get a Dobermann – never pee alone again lol
Dobermanns are a short-coated breed, requiring little grooming, a monthly bath and a weekly brush with a curry comb is all that is needed, plus of course weekly nail trimming.
Being short coated with no undercoat they do feel the extremes of temperature the same way we do so they are not an outdoor only dog, they are a true family member, sleeping in the house and require pajamas to keep them warm in winter.
Personality varies from individual to individual (which is why we test them!).
All breeds of dogs have their own propensities towards particular inherited diseases. While Dobermanns are physically designed to be healthy (e.g. no squashed face, long ears, wrinkly skin or short, wonky legs) there are some diseases that are not uncommon in them.