Monday, July 27, 2015

Dog breed spotlight: Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher stems from the town of Apolda, Germany, and the breed was first created in the late 18th century. The creator, Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, served as tax collector and he needed a companion that had to be strong, fast, loyal, and intelligent.

To reach his goal, he bred many different kinds of dogs together including the Beauceron, Rottweiler, Greyhound, Great Dane, and the Weimaraner. The exact mix of dogs is unknown today.

The dogs are known for a their loyalty, intelligence, and high trainability. They are considered working dogs, and many serve as police dogs and military dogs. Their energetic, fearless, and obedient nature make them perfect for the job. They also make fantastic canine athletes.

These dogs have a short coat and only need minimal grooming. They do need plenty of exercise - they are considered very active and need something to do to stay healthy and happy.

~ Maria Sadowski ~

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