What makes the Doberman Pinscher so feared? Is it their fearsome sharp looks, or their pointy features and large built? Or is it the fact that they have been stereotyped into being the bad, barking, killer dogs? This stereotype should totally be disregarded, for like any other dog, when trained properly, and with the right balance of affection and sternness, the Doberman Pinscher is one of the most gentle giants in the dog kingdom.
Doberman Pinscher Information
General Doberman Pinscher information includes, first and foremost, its looks. This breed of dog certainly has nothing lacking when it comes to manly physical builds. It was bred to look menacing, and suffice it to say that it does look as so. It is squarely built, and usually is measured around the medium to large-sized breeds of dogs. They vary in colors, and one would usually know what color a Doberman would be depending on the color of its nose. Doberman Pinscher colors vary from black, to red (dark brown), to fawn (dark tan), to blue (dark grey). Their features, particularly the head, makes them regal, and at the same time menacing in appearance. Shaped like a blunt wedge, this breed of dogs ears would usually be cropped to give it that devilish menacing look. Its looks, however, are the furthest they are from how the Doberman actually behaves.
Temperament-wise, the Doberman Pinscher is of course very energetic, which it should be because it was bred to have that specific purpose as one of its selling points. Contrary to popular belief, the Doberman Pinscher is not a wild, crazy killer dog; rather it is very friendly and loving towards its family and is one of the most loyal breeds of dogs toward its family. It is for this reason that it is considered one of the best guard dogs among all the other considerable guard dogs.
Doberman Pinscher information about its size.
They are about 61 up to 71 centimeters, or 24 up to 28 inches in height when standing on all fours; both males and females.
Their weights vary from about 30 up to 40 kilograms or about 65 up to almost 90 pounds.
Doberman Pinschers have a thin coat, so there would be no need for much grooming. Since their coats are thin, they also shed very minimally. No need to have exert extra effort when it comes to grooming.
As mentioned earlier in the Doberman Pinscher information regarding its temperament, this breed of dog is a great family dog, for it is very loving. This is, provided of course that they are well-trained, and socialized very early.
The Doberman Pinscher is an active dog which needs lots of room to roam and run about. Give them a great big back yard or front lawn to do so. Or always take them for walks.
Prone to a number of not only genetically inherited diseases, but also some diseases which affect the neural activities, the Doberman must be cared for even if it is a really fit dog. It has a life expectancy of about up to 13 years.
Dobermans have a lot of stamina, and need daily exercise. Give them a good 30 minute run and they will do the rest when you get back to your back yard.
Last bit of Doberman Pinscher information: train them while they are young puppies to be sociable around strangers and other animals to avoid that stereotype reputation they cannot seem to shake off.