Dobes were bred in the year 1890. These are domestic dogs. They are commonly used as watch dogs and guard dogs. Doberman Pinscher was named after Friedrich Louis. He worked as a tax collector, and he felt the need for a guard dog.
And he created a cross of all brave, intelligent and diligent dogs combining the characteristics of various dogs like, Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Grey hound, German shepherd, Great Dane and Manchester terrier
Doberman Pinscher Characteristics
Dobermans are incredibly loyal dogs. They are highly loyal to their families and nevertheless very protective. Since Dobes are portrayed as guard or watch dogs in movies, it has developed a sense of fear in the minds of people. In reality, they could probably be your darling son or daughter.
Anything and everything can distract Dobes. They very quickly responsive to sounds or new smell or even a movement of a leaf, for that matters. They are might be vicious to newbies, which is a natural instinct, as they are extremely protective of their owners. Dobermans are used as guard dogs, military dogs, therapy dogs and police dogs. This dog has built-in high energy level.
Early training of Dobes are highly recommended. If left untrained, Dobes become very unruly and uncanny in behavior. After a certain point of time, they might become very aggressive. If the training is procrastinated, it is certainly a tedious task to get him under your control. As Dobes are hyper active dogs, regular training or running is mandatory. After all they were bred to be active.
Dobes should be obedience trained at a very tender age. Male Dobes should be trained very young, female Dobes are comparatively quiet easy when it comes to training.
There are no extravagant expenses when it comes to maintenance. All they need is regular brushing. Brushing helps good blood flow, therefore leaving a shiny texture on its coat. And baths are mandatory at least twice a month.
Temperament of Dobermans
They very attentive and highly alert to their surroundings. Males are hard to train when young unlike female Dobes. Males are less suspicious to strangers whereas females are very vicious to strangers. Males get along very easily with people, but females take time take to socialize. Male Dobes put all their efforts to please his owner, unlike females. Males are more attention-demanding over females. Females are easier to train off-leash, tune better with human emotions and are less goofier than males.
Most of the owners prefer males as they are quick to run about and play and they get along easily with new members. However if you are looking for a guarding dog, without doubts go for female Doberman. Let me also warn you, as males have a carefree attitude they might be very sloppy.
Dobes have a sad life when it comes to health. The expected life span of a Doberman is 10 – 12 years. This varies from dog to dog. Some are fortune enough to live up to 12 years while some are hapless.
Like humans, our dogs also surpass unexpected health conditions, which decreases their life span. Some of the diseases are canine Canine Hip Dysplasia, Cardiomyopathy, Demodicosis, Gastric Torsion, and Osteosarcoma.
Which dog is better for family and kids?
Now this is difficult question, both the genders have their pros and cons. As males are more absurd, they involuntarily cause injuries to babies. Males will not mind their step as they are extremely playful and hyper active. However if you are looking for a playful companion, doubtlessly males are the best. Apparently male Dobermans are a big No around kids.
Females behave more sensibly with kids. They are one man dogs and are less likely to trust strangers. They are over protective of owners and wouldn’t mind risking her own life.