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Doberman Pinscher

 

Doberman Pinscher

 

General Description:

 

Size:

M - 25-27", F - 24"-26", weights can vary but the Doberman is considered a "medium size dog" so those who are taller than the standard allows or weigh over 100# are oversized or overweight.

 

Color:

Black, red, blue, fawn - with tan or rust markings - *white* or Albino not an allowed *color*.

 

Energy Level:

Very active.

 

Life expectancy:

9 to 14 years.

 

Children:

Good with kids if the kids are good with dogs. Definitely require an alpha human household with dog experience.

 

Other animals:

Same sex aggressive is sometimes found - especially with males.

 

Abilities:

Anything they want to do!

 

Shedding/Grooming:

Occasional bath, regular nail clipping; shed marginally.

 

Health:

Cardiomyopathy, von Willebrands Disease (a bleeding disorder), Wobblers (CVI), Chronic Active Hepatitis.

 

Best with:

Experienced owners who are smarter than the dog; must be made a part of the family!

 

Not for:

Someone who wants a dog as a lawn ornament or someone not willing to take the time and money to train.

 

Pros:

Incredibly loyal and loving; silly, yet regal.

 

Cons:

Pushy!

 

Further Information:

Doberman Owners Buyer's Education
Breed Details

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