Doberman Pinscher Breed Information
Most Doberman pinscher breed information
is widely available for anyone who cares to look for it, but there are a few unique traits of Doberman Pinschers
have that you may not have known about.
Dobermans are very distinctive looking dogs, and it's easy to recognize one even from a distance. They are compact, medium sized dogs with a predominantly black coat and brown trim around their paws and snout.
When well fed and cared for Dobermans are muscular, strong, and noble looking. Their fur is sleek and short, and their snouts are long and angular. Typically, adult Doberman Pinscher males are between 26 and 28 inches tall, and have a relatively square build. The length of the dog should be the same as its shoulder height, and the paws, legs, and head should keep the same proportions as the body.
Doberman Pinscher Breed Information – Doberman Pinscher Temperament
Due to their historic role as guard dogs and protectors, Dobermans are often believed to be fierce and aggressive, but the truth is they only act this way around strangers, due to their desire to protect their owners. The Doberman Pinscher Dog was originally meant to be as intimidating as possible, but obedient enough to only attack when told to do so.
Throughout Doberman Pinscher History, they have been used as guard dogs, police dogs, and even soldier dogs, but they were rarely purchased simply for the role of providing companionship. These days, it has essentially stopped being used as a police dog, and it's becoming more and more popular as a house pet.
Despite the common belief that all Doberman Pinscher Dogs are mean, they're actually very friendly, very loyal, and extremely intelligent, which are all excellent traits in house dogs. They can be easily trained not to attack people or other dogs, and will quickly learn other tricks as well.
In regards to strangers, they will definitely attack or show aggression if told to do so, but they are far from the most aggressive dog in the world, and in a home setting you would never know how vicious they can be when provoked.
A lot of people also believe that American Dobermans are more mellow than their European counterparts, and this is usually chalked up to different breeding practices; the Doberman Pinscher Breeders in North America tend to favor more family friendly traits as opposed to guard dog traits.
Doberman Pinscher Breed Information – Doberman Pinscher Health Problems
Dobermans have a long lifespan of between 10 and 14 years, but they're prone to several different health conditions that, if left unchecked, could greatly reduce those years of life. Some of the more serious health concerns that can't be treated with Dog First Aid include von Willebrand's disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, and cervical vertebral instability. Like other medium to large dog breeds, Doberman Pinschers are also prone to developing Dog Hip Dysplasia and hypothyroidism.
One of the largest reasons for death among Doberman Pinschers is a disease called dilated cardiomyopathy.
In fact, there is no other breed more commonly affected by this than Dobermans, with almost 40% of all diagnoses being made for Dobermans. Here is some more Doberman Pinscher Information you should read about.
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