The Dobermann was first bred in 1860s Germany. It is believed the Dobermann was a mix of both Thuringian Shepherd, Weimaraner, and Beucherons.
Today's Dobermann contains elements from several other breeds, including the greyhound and Manchester terrier.
The name Dobermann comes from the German tax collector and dog catcher Louis Dobermann. He wanted a dog that could act as a protector, which the Dobermann was perfect for. The breed previously went by the name Dobermann Pinscher.
The Dobermann has been popular as a rescue dog and as a police dog.
Big, elegant, and friendly
Dobermans are big dogs who radiate elegance.
The Doberman is both a great companion and working dog that display versatile features.
People contemplating getting this breed should know they require a constant upbringing. They need socialization from an early stage to get along with other dogs. Some Dobermann dogs tend to be dominant towards other dogs.
A Dobermann is friendly, brave, calm, and has high self-esteem. With the right owners, they have the potential to become unique hiking buddies and great family members. This presupposes that they get plenty of exercise and activation. A Doberman loves to spend time with his family and is not suitable for dog kennels.
Although they are not primarily watchdogs.
Dobermann dogs require very little fur care and are only bathed when needed.