Doberman PinscherCare

Short and shiny, the coat is an easy keeper.

The Doberman Pinscher is known to be energetic, watchful, fearless and obedient. He is ready to give prompt alarm (and back up that warning) but is also affectionate, obedient and loyal. The breed requires regular exercise, but needs only minimal grooming for his short coat.

nutrition &FEEDING

Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds. The Doberman Pinscher is a large breed and has a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.

What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.

coat &GROOMING

A soft bristle brush or hound glove will keep his coat clean, healthy and shiny. They shed minimally and will enjoy grooming as a good time to bond with their owners. Their fast-growing strong nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

coat length Short
grooming Occasional Grooming

energy &EXERCISE

​Described here are Dobermans of sound, responsible breeding who have been well trained and socialized since puppyhood. A Dobe who meets these conditions is a loving pet, a world-class family guardian, a versatile canine athlete, and a credit to his community. Doing your homework and finding the right breeder is vital with any purebred, but it’s extra important when acquiring a quick, powerful dog with strong protective instincts. When you do it the right way, getting a Doberman can repay your effort a million times over.

energy level Lots of Exercise

Doberman Pinscher &HEALTH

Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia, eye disease and von Willebrand's disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Doberman Pinschers are healthy dogs. They may be affected by bloat, a digestive disorder of the stomach. Make sure to educate yourself about this potentially fatal condition by educating yourself on the symptoms of bloat.

Call your veterinarian immediately if you see any symptoms. Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Doberman Pinscher can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.