UK DOBERMANNS - EUROPEAN DOBERMANNS
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Height Males 68-72cm Females 63-68cm
Weight Males 40-45kg Females 32-35kg
This breed was created in Germany in the late XIXth century by L.F. Dobermann and brought to its actual shape by other fellow citizen, Otto Goller. Many crossbreedings had been made starting from the German Pinscher and continuing with the Rottweiller, the English Greyhound, the Manchester Terrier, the Weimaraner, until the actual variety was achieved.
It is a big-sized, hefty, brawny dog, with elegant movements. It has a trapezoidal head. The skull is flat and with a long, conical snout, and a nose with the same colour as the fur. The eyes are egg-shaped, almond-shaped, dark. The ears are caught up, floppy at birth and cut proportional with the head to be held up. It has a long, brawny neck, and the tail is short cut. The back line is a bit left towards the tail. The hair is short, straight, well adhered to the body and shiny. It can have the following colours: black, dark brown, bluish or brick colour with rusty patches around the eyes, on the nose, neck, chest, paws and under the tail.
It is an intelligent, very lively, brave, watchful dog, with an excelent sense of smell, with tendencies of agressiveness, with a live character and a determined attitude. It is faithful to its family but it gets especially devoted to only one person. It is reluctant with strangers and not so patient with the children. It needs to be socialized since a cub to get along well with other animals from the household and with other dogs.
The fur of this dog doesn't require too much care. A rough glove can be used to remove the dead hair bristles during the moulting period. It is recommended a regularly disinfection to avoid inflammations and irritations that can occur.
Dobermanns feels good outdoors having the possibility of getting a lot of exercise next to an active owner with a lot of experience in raising dogs. It needs socialization, training , exercises.
Dobermanns requires a person with experience in training dogs. The training must be gentle but firm without being rough and this dog must not be forced from an early age. If it is not properly trained, it either grow as coward or as an aggressive dog. Being a resistant, hefty dog, it enjoys swimming, running, and attending various canine activities.
Dobermanns make excellent watchdogs, an trustful companion which inspires safety. It is efficiently used as a leading dog for the blind persons, especially the females. It is also used successfully in the army or in the police.
DPAA = Dobermann Pinscher Alliance of America
CKC = Continental Kennel Club
FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale
AKC = American Kennel Club
UKC = United Kennel Club
KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
CKC = Canadian Kennel Club
ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
NKC = National Kennel Club
NZKC = New Zealand Kennel Club
CCR = Canadian Canine Registry
APRI = American Pet Registry Inc.
ACR = American Canine Registry
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
NAPR = North American Purebred Registry, Inc.