Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Large
  • Ease of Training:High
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Medium
  • Exercise Needed:Daily walk and a romp-around
  • Energy Level:Medium
  • Protection:High, effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, when raised with them
  • Health Clearances:OFA, thyroid clearances
  • Weight:65-90 lbs
  • Height:Male: 26-28, Female: 24-26 inches
  • Coat Colour:Black, red, blue, and fawn, all with tan markings

Doberman Pinscher Coat

The coat of the Doberman Pinscher is thick, smooth, short, hard, and close-fitting. The colour of the coat comes in fawn, red, blue, black and tank, and black. There are typically rust coloured markings above the eyes, on the muzzle, throat, legs, feet, chest, and below the tail. This breed is an average shedder.

Doberman Pinscher Character

Muscular, elegant, and graceful, the Doberman Pinscher is medium to large in size. This breed is courageous, resourceful, bold, and highly intelligent. They are one of the most respected and popular dog breeds; known for their deep devotion and protective nature.

Doberman Pinscher Temperament

Versatile, fearless, and assertive, the Doberman Pinscher thrives on human companionship and stimulation. They are exceedingly loyal and protective of their family and home. This breed does best with older, well-behaved, and considerate children. They do not typically get along well with other household pets. They are aloof and reserved with strangers and make excellent guard dogs. This people oriented breed may closely bond to one particular family member. The Doberman Pinscher requires constant attention and does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time or is in a two-career family. They are not recommended for the novice, inexperienced, or sedentary owner.

Doberman Pinscher Care

Doberman Pinschers require minimal grooming. Occasional brushing or wiping of the coat with a damp cloth will minimize loose hair. Dental hygiene is crucial to prevent early tooth loss. It is also important to keep their nails trimmed short. Bathing or dry shampooing should only be done when absolutely necessary.

Doberman Pinscher Activity

Highly energetic, Doberman Pinschers require daily extensive exercise and stimulation. They enjoy family play sessions and make wonderful walking companions. This breed will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised. However, a securely fenced yard is best for romping and running freely.

Doberman Pinscher Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Doberman Pinscher is around 8-12 years, and there are a number of health problems and disorder linked to the breed. This includes cancer, bloat, vWD, thyroid problems, liver problems, and spinal problems. The parents of the Doberman Pinscher puppy should have OFA certificates.