The Characteristics of a Doberman Pinscher Puppy and Dog

A Doberman Pinscher is a very muscular and courageous dog, and has a great ability with speed and endurance that makes them a great guard and family dog.

It is thought to be believed that the Doberman Pinscher got it’s start from a tax collector named Louis Dobermann, and thus named the breed after himself, but taking the extra ‘n’ off the name.

Louis Dobermann was a tax collector that had to go thru some rough parts of the city to collect taxes, and he wanted a dog that could be loyal, and fearless, and help him in hostile situations, and someone to help guard the tax money he did collect.

The Doberman Pinscher sometimes gets a bad rap, as a mean or aggressive dog in movies usually, and that is not how most Doberman Pinscher’s are at all. They are usually lovable lazy creatures, and then they can turn into a clown dog in seconds, and make you laugh.

Just like any dog, a Doberman Pinscher needs to be socialized with other pets and animals they may have to live with, along with children and other family members. You want your dog to be great with the family, but their natural instinct to want to protect the family will take over, when a stranger comes unannounced.

Unfortunately, some cities and neighborhoods and home owners associations, have slowly started a ban on certain breeds of dogs, which are mostly guard dogs, because some folks view them as aggressive, and if a dog has not been trained and socialized properly, they could terrorize a neighborhood, so make sure you give your dog all the love and guidance you can, along with obedience training courses.

The Doberman Pinscher is roughly about 60 to 100 pounds, with males usually being the biggest. The life expectancy of a Doberman Pinscher is about 10 to 14 years.

Doberman Pinscher’s make great guard dogs, military working dogs, hospital therapy dogs, and loyal family pets. The ears are usually cropped at about 12 weeks of age, and then they need to be taped for a couple of months also after that.

A Doberman Pinscher puppy or dog is going to be pretty good size dog when he or she grows up, and if they are not socialized properly and at an early age, with other animals and people, it could turn ugly. Make sure you socialize your new puppy, so your dog can grow up to be a good member of your family, and not a nuisance.

Doberman Pinscher’s make excellent guard dogs. They have been used by the military, police forces, service dogs, therapy dogs.

Doberman Pinsetters will get along great with your family, and other pets, just as long as they are socialized when young, and not introduced as a full grown dog. Doberman Pinsetters will be very protective of family members, and will not tolerate strangers until their owner has introduced them to each other.

Obedience training is just about a must with a dog the size and temperament of a Doberman Pinscher. You don’t want to have a dog that big, thinking he is the alpha male dog, and is going to run the household. You need to get enrolled as soon as yo can, so both you and your dog can get the most out of it, and your dog will want to earn your respect.

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