DobermanDobermans are relatively large, strong, yet elegant quadrupeds. Their coat is smooth, short and can be brown, black, blue or amber (also isabell) with rusty red markings. The posture is usually proud. Resembles that of a thoroughbred horse. Adult males are about 69 cm tall, bitches 65 cm tall. Adult dogs weigh approximately 32 to 45 kg.
– Dogs for owners with a lot of experience – Intensive training – Active walks – 60-120 min of exercise per day
– Large dog – Very little salivation – Grooming 1 x per week – Non-hypoallergenic breed
– Quiet dog – Watch dog that barks, barks and defends – Needs training and acclimation to get along with children
German night watchman, dog catcher and tax collector Louis Dobermann needed a top-notch guard dog to accompany him on his rounds. So he crossed in the late 19. In the twentieth century, different breeds of dogs to breed the Doberman. Supposedly took Rottweilers and Great Danes for size and strength, Greyhounds for speed and Manchester Terriers for their smooth coats, graceful appearance and terrier tenacity. Other dog breeds that may have been crossbred were Schnauzers, German Pinschers, German Shepherds, German Shorthairs and Weimaraners. The first Doberman (or “Dobi”) was registered in the German stud book in 1893.
The most common diseases in this dog breed are heart disease, a problem with the cervical vertebrae (Wobbler syndrome), and Von Willebrand disease (a blood clotting disorder). As with many other dog breeds, Dobermans can have hereditary eye diseases and hip dysplasia (a condition that can cause problems with the dog's mobility). Therefore, with regard to breeding, eye examinations are. Hip evaluations by a veterinarian strongly recommended.
Up to 12 months of age, your Doberman's exercise sessions should be short but frequent. Too much exercise in puppyhood, however, could lead to joint problems for your four-legged friend. This dog breed is very active. Therefore likes to walk without a leash. For a healthy adult Doberman, at least two hours of exercise daily and continuous training are recommended.
The Doberman is a large dog breed with a high need for exercise, so it needs a large house and a large garden – ideally with access to nature for the long walks it requires.
Like other large dog breeds, Dobermans not only have large appetites, but also require a different diet than small dogs. The distribution of nutrient proportions is the main difference, including minerals and vitamins. The Doberman is also at risk of gastric distress, as are many other large dogs for that matter. This can be prevented by many small meals spread throughout the day.
Dobermans require very little grooming. Thorough brushing with a grooming glove is sufficient to remove dead or loose hair.
Dobermans are smart and love to work with their owners and are therefore extremely trainable. They are dogs that need to be trained at a high level to keep them controllable and safe, and to control their natural alert instincts. Early socialization of the dog is extremely important, as his natural distrust of strangers can lead to serious problems if not well socialized and guided.