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Doberman.jpg (6133 bytes) Bred for a century to be an outstanding guard dog, the Doberman Pinscher is intense and energetic with tremendous strength and stamina. Versatile, highly intelligent and very easy to train.  Determined, fearless and assertive, but not vicious.
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Country of Origin: Germany
AKC Group: Working
Function: Tracker, police work
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Muscular, docked tail
Color: Black, reddish brown, dark blue
Coat Type: Short, smooth, glossy, shedding
Grooming: Needs little grooming
Height: 24-28 inches
Weight: 60-100 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Very high
Protection: Very high
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Depends on breeding
Good With Children: No
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Playful, high strung, sensitive
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Athletic, confident
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Aggressive, fear biting, barking, jumping
Physical: Hip dysplasia, bloating, hemophilia, skin and hearing problems
Recommendations: No colder climates