Doberman Pinschers Information

Doberman pinschers are muscular, athletic dogs with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. They are solidly built with a bit of a square shape that gives them a lot of balance and agility.

Although people seem to think all Doberman Pinschers are aggressive and violent, they're actually very friendly in the right circumstances, and will always be loyal to their owners.

Doberman Pinscher History goes back to the last decade of the 1800's, when a tax collector in Apolda, Germany decided to breed several local dogs together to create a breed that would be perfect for protecting him as he went through some of the dangerous areas in the town collecting taxes from the citizens.

This man, Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, also worked at the local pound, which gave him access to many different breeds. The traits he was looking for were strength, size, agility, aggression, and enough loyalty and intelligence to make the dog easy to train, ensuring that it wouldn't turn around and attack him for no reason. What he got was the ideal combination of all of these traits, and the Doberman Pinscher is now considered one of the most intelligent and useful dogs in the world.

Although we aren't exactly sure what breeds went into the development of the Doberman, most modern breeders seem to think it was a combination of the Rottweiler, the Great Dane, the German Pinscher, the Thuringian Sylvan Dog, the Greyhound, and an older version of the German Shepherd. The first versions of the Doberman pinschers probably didn't contain all of these different types of dogs, but there's a good chance that at least a few of them found their way into the mix somewhere.

Compared to other large dog breeds, Doberman Pinscher Dogs live a relatively long time, with most staying alive between 10 and 14 years. Despite this longevity, they're also prone to a lot of different Doberman Pinscher Health Problems, which is why Dog First Aid expertise is a must if you're considering getting a Doberman Pinscher Dog as a pet.

In addition to the typical problems that run rampant in large breeds like Dog Hip Dysplasia, arthritis, and hypothyroidism, Dobermans tend to develop heart problems fairly frequently, with dilated cardiomyopathy being one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases out of all of them. Dobermans are actually more affected by this disease than any other dog breed, and it's estimated that as many as 40 percent of all diagnoses of dilated cardiomyopathy are given to Dobermans.

That's an incredibly high number, considering that the next highest single breed to be diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy is German Shepherds, who only attract 13 percent of the nationwide diagnoses.

Approximately 50 percent of Dobermans who are diagnosed with this disease end up dying due to congestive heart failure, and another quarter of them die from unknown causes without any warning. Not only is it more prevalent in Dobermans, dilated cardiomyopathy is also much more serious in the Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed is much more likely to die from it than other breeds.

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