Dobermann

X-Large Size

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

Named after Louis Dobermann, a 19th century German tax collector who wanted a guard dog and deterrent when out collecting his dues.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

A dog sports enthusiast, with experience of naturally protective breeds.

Not the best for ...

Novices. Combining some very strong characters in its make-up (Rottweiler, Weimaraner, Manchester Terrier, Greyhound, German Shepherd), the Dobermann makes an incredibly loyal companion, but is too much for inexperienced first-timers who might not be able to give the Dobie the early socialisation and training it needs.

Aliases

Dobermann Pinscher, Dobie, Dobe, Doberman

Cross between

None

Origin

Germany

Size

X-Large
So big people will take photos

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

No

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