Doberman Pinscher Facts

Doberman Pinscher Facts
Doberman Pinscher is medium to large dog that belongs to the group of working dogs. It was created in Germany during the 1890s by mixing at least 7 different breeds (such as Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Manchester Terrier and Great Dane), with a goal to create strong guard dog. Doberman Pinscher was brought to America at the beginning of the 20th century. Besides as a guard dog, Doberman Pinscher is also very popular as a house pet today. Doberman Pinscher is 12th most popular dog in the USA.
Interesting Doberman Pinscher Facts:
Doberman Pinscher can reach 24 to 28 inches in height and 60 to 100 pounds of weight.
Doberman Pinscher has thin, short coat that is black, red, blue or yellowish brown colored, with rusty-red markings above the eyes, on the throat and chest. Purely white, albino Doberman Pinscher can be seen occasionally.
Doberman Pinscher has long muzzle, medium-sized ears, strong, muscular body and long tail. Many people shorten ears and tail of Doberman Pinscher few days or weeks after birth. Those procedures are very painful for dogs.
Doberman is named after German tax collector called Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, who developed this breed to facilitate collecting of tax money (he needed strong, protective guard dog).
Doberman Pinscher is intelligent, alert and loyal dog. It is not suitable for families with small children. Doberman Pinscher is known as "one man dog" because it builds strong bond with only one family member. Its owner needs to be intelligent, firm and strongly positioned as the leader of the group, otherwise Doberman Pinscher will take control.
Doberman Pinscher needs to be properly trained from the puppyhood to prevent aggressive behavior and become good pet. Due to strong reaction to anything that looks suspicious and dangerous, it needs to learn to distinguish situations that are really dangerous from those that are completely harmless.
Doberman Pinscher is suitable for the life in the apartments, but it requires plenty of exercises and mental stimulations each day to remain healthy.
Doberman Pinscher doesn't like humid weather and it avoids to go for a walk during the rain.
Doberman Pinscher is very fast dog, that can reach the speed of 20 miles per hour.
Doberman Pinscher has very thin coat and it is not suitable for areas with very cold climate.
Rosalie Alvarez assembled Doberman Drill Team whose main purpose was to display agility, intelligence and obedience of Doberman. This team had traveled through USA around 30 years and performed in various hospitals and at numerous football matches.
Doberman Pinscher is moderate shedder that needs to be brushed two times per week.
Doberman Pinscher gives birth from 3 to 10 puppies (8 on average).
Doberman Pinscher can suffer from cardiac disorders, Wobbler Syndrome and prostatic disorder.
Doberman Pinscher has an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years.

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