Doberman Pinscher: a most popular dog breed

The first thing that you must want to know with regard to the Doberman Pinscher is how does it look because that can tell you a lot about the breed and also whether it is suited for you as a pet. It is, in fact, a medium sized dog whose height at the withers is between two feet and a bit more for the bitch and a bit higher for the male. In addition, the Doberman Pinscher weighs from between seventy-five pounds to a hundred pounds for the male while, obviously the female is lighter by about fifteen pounds. In addition, the male Doberman Pinscher is rather masculine looking while the females are more feminine looking.

Named After A German Tax Collector

Doberman Pinschers are very popular and this is in part due to its affectionate nature and also because it is very loyal and of course, intelligent as well. It is sleek and also intense and it owes its name to a German tax collector named Louis Doberman who was the originator of this breed, and it first made an appearance in the year 1860 when it was a mix of German pincers as well as Greyhounds and English Greyhounds as well as Rottweilers and even Beaucerons.

In the year 1908, the Doberman Pinscher got to be recognized by the American Kennel Club and there is even a special Doberman Pinscher club that is devoted to this breed and which was founded in America in the year 1921. The Doberman Pinscher is best known for being a muscular dog that is also very elegant in its looks and is thin though still powerful and its chest is well proportioned while the neck is particularly well muscled. He has dark eyes that show liveliness and intelligence and its coat is closely cropped and can be of various colors including black, fawn, red, white, blue-gray as well as tan and even black & tan.

Contrary to popular notions that the Doberman Pinscher is a vicious or overly aggressive animal, it in fact is not at all like that though he is intense and very energetic and its stamina as well as strength is phenomenal. In addition, the Doberman Pinscher is well recognized for being very intelligent and thus trains without much difficulty, though females are rather stubborn and somewhat more difficult to train.

Also, the Doberman Pinscher does not show any fear and its other good characteristics include being determined, loyal as well as very affectionate to their master, and they are also very protective and thus make good guard dogs. However, the breed is known to have many different types of temperament that ranges from being submissive to being one-man dogs and also some that are family pets.

In addition, the Doberman Pinscher is a healthy animal and it requires adequate exercise though they don't require too much grooming and they also do not shed too much of their hair. All in all, it is a very good addition to the family and home and that is why it is so popular today.