In the 1860s, the Doberman was developed. It came from the German Pinscher, Greyhound and German Shepherd. The German Pinscher is also an ancestor of the Rothwailer and the Weimeraner. They are ow extinct. The Miniature Pinscher is not a relative of the Doberman. The Doberman was bred for fast reactions, intelligentsia, power, loyalty and courage. The first Doberman's were aggressive, fearless and id not trust strangers.
The Doberman is a fairly large dog that is muscular and powerful. In some countries, their ears are cropped. In some countries, their ears are left natural. In some countries, their tail is docked and in others it is left long. Doberman's are usually black with tan markings. Sometimes they are reddish brown or a bluish gray. The adult male is 26 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder, and the female is 24 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder. The male will weigh 80 to 100 pounds, and the female will weigh 70 to 78 pounds. They have short hair that is easy to care for.
The Doberman dog of today s loyal and intelligent. They are used by police departments and the military. The Doberman is not an aggressive dog unless they are trained to be aggressive. They can be aggressive to other dogs.
The Doberman will usually live to 11 to 13 years old. They are sensitive to heat and cold. They will get bloat.
The Doberman is best suited for active people. They will need continuous training. They need a lot of socialization. The are good protection and guard dogs.
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