Doberman Pinscher - Dog Breed Characteristics & Care

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The Doberman Pinscher is an energetic dog that is wary of other dogs. Fearlessness makes him an excellent watchdog. By nature, the Doberman is not evil, obedient, he is tolerant of his masters, devoted to them. The Doberman has a reputation for being aggressive and vicious. But this is just a stereotype created by the media. In the past, Dobermans were often used as guard and police dogs, which is why many consider Pinschers to be aggressive representatives of their breed. If your Doberman is accustomed to life within the family, then he will become its full-fledged. You won't find a more devoted dog. Doberman is an excellent watchdog. He easily finds a common language with children and gets along with other pets if he was trained appropriately at an early age. They are very smart, grasp everything quickly and strive to please their owners.

Brief Information

Breed GroupWorking Dogs
Height24 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder
Average weight60 to 80 pounds
Lifespan10 to 13 years