Doberman Pinscher Dog Information

Future dog owners who are considering purchasing or adopting a Doberman pinscher dog should be prepared and knowledgeable about the breed before they go out and get one.

One of the most important things to know about the dog is their Doberman Pinscher Temperament. Studies show that aggression towards their owners is very rare, but these dogs do tend to act out violently towards strangers and unfamiliar friends and family members.

If you're an outgoing person that gets a lot of visitors, then be aware of the potential risks and damage these dogs can cause. However, it should be noted that North American Doberman Pinschers are more relaxed towards strangers than their European counterparts. Temperament of the dog may vary in this case.

The Doberman pinscher dog is a very protective animal and will often be very close to only one member of the household as opposed to everyone. They will find someone they are fond of and become very attached; if this person goes out on business trips or leaves the house for extend periods of time, the Doberman Pinscher can become depressed.

Owners who have other animals present in the household might also find trouble with the Doberman pinscher dog. Since they are so protective, they tend not to like other animals getting close to their owners and might act out violently. Even if the dog grew up with the owners at a very young age and is used to other animals surrounding him or her, this behavior pattern will show through from time to time.

When it comes down to owning a Doberman pinscher dog, many experts say that this is not a dog for a beginner dog owner. Someone with dog experience is needed in order to properly manage it. An owner who has Trained Doberman Pinschers in the past and are used to the master vs dog mentality is what is required. Dog owners who are also used to owning larger sized dogs are also helpful in keeping up a good relationship with the Doberman Pinscher.

Aside from their temperament, these dogs do have a couple of Doberman Pinscher Health Problems owners should prepare for. Tweaking your Dog First Aid Kit and preparing for a backup plan should be a priority for these dogs.

Many of these dogs suffer from a disease called dilated cardiomyopathy. This is when the heart becomes weak and can not pump blood correctly or as efficiently. This disease will slowly affect the lungs, liver, and other vital organs before the dog dies. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a serious disease and can kill dogs within two months of a diagnosis.

These dogs are also able to get cervical vertebral instability, von Willebrand's disease, and prostatic disease. These are all considered to be serious and potentially life-threatening health problems. Talk to your veterinarian about how to spot the signs and symptoms of these diseases before it is too late.

There are certain diseases that mimic flu-like symptoms or are less common, so it is always important to Visit Your Veterinarian the moment you spot any weird behavior from your dog.

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