Doberman

Doberman Pinschers originated in Germany during the late 19th century, mostly bred as guard dogs. Their exact ancestry is unknown, but they’re believed to be a mixture of many dog breeds, including the Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, and German Pinscher.

With their sleek coat, athletic build, and regal appearance, this pup looks like an aristocrat. They’re highly energetic and smart dogs who perform well in police and military work, canine sports, and as family guardians and companions.

 

Remember, you can find just about any breed of dog at local shelters and rescues. If you decide that this is the breed for you, adopt! Don’t shop!

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

24 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

60 to 80 pounds

Life Span

10 to 13 years

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Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

3/5

All-Around Friendliness

3/5

Health And Grooming Needs

4/5

Trainability

3/5

Physical Activity

4/5