He is ready to give prompt alarm (and back up that warning) but is also affectionate, obedient and loyal. The breed requires regular daily exercise. Some early specimens were quite sharp and aggressive, but today's Doberman temperament has undergone a gradual but steady decrease in overall sharpness. Not all Dobermans have the same temperament. A Doberman Pinscher of correct breed temperament is trustworthy with his master's children, friends and company. Doberman Pinschers are not well suited to being kennel dogs or isolated outdoor dogs, nor is it advisable to house two adult males together.
Did You Know?
The Doberman originated in Apolda, in Thueringen, Germany, around 1890.
The Doberman was officially recognized as a breed in 1900.
The Doberman takes its name from Louis Dobermann of Apolda.
The Doberman emerges from old shorthaired shepherd-dog stock combined with Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, and smooth-haired German Pinscher.
The Doberman Pinscher Club of America was founded in 1921.
"Always Faithful", a life-size Doberman in bronze, is located in Guam at the war dog cemetery at the U.S. naval base in Orote Point as a permanent monument.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black & Rust||015|
|Blue & Rust||042|
|Fawn (Isabella) & Rust||316|
|Red & Rust||145|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|