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Doberman Pinscher Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Doberman Pinscher so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginGermany
Group Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Doberman Pinscher have? The dog breed also known as...
Dobie, Dobermann, Dobynm, Doberman
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Doberman Pinscher recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Is Doberman Pinscher recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.
Price
How much does the Doberman Pinscher puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Doberman Pinscher price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Doberman Pinscher, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Doberman Pinscher for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Doberman Pinscher gets to a happy place.

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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Doberman Pinscher size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Doberman Pinscher weigh? Doberman Pinscher weight:
Male: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg), Female: 71-77 pounds (32-35 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine? Doberman Pinscher average weight:
Male: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg), Female: 74 pounds (33.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Doberman Pinscher? Doberman Pinscher height:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Doberman Pinscher average height:
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Doberman Pinscher have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Doberman Pinscher's coat?
Blue RedTanBrownWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Doberman Pinscher and how often?
Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Doberman Pinscher is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Doberman Pinscher dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of this canine? Doberman Pinscher shedding level:
Doberman Pinschers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Doberman Pinscher have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertFearlessLoyalEnergeticIntelligentObedient
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Doberman Pinscher? Are they intelligent?
Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 95% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Doberman Pinscher dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Doberman Pinschers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Doberman Pinschers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Doberman Pinscher sensitivity:
Doberman Pinschers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Doberman Pinschers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does this dog need? Doberman Pinscher social needs:
Doberman Pinschers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Doberman Pinscher dogs bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Doberman Pinscher rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Doberman Pinscher good as a watchdog?
Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Doberman Pinscher dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Doberman Pinscher dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Doberman Pinscher can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Doberman Pinscher will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Doberman Pinscher bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from this dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Doberman Pinscher? Why do dog bites happen?
Moderate
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Doberman Pinscher do?
Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Doberman Pinschers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Doberman Pinscher to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Doberman Pinscher roam?
Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Doberman Pinscher have high prey drive?
Doberman Pinschers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals. Their prey drive is low.
Apartment Friendly
Is Doberman Pinscher good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Doberman Pinscher dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Doberman Pinschers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Doberman Pinscher dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Doberman Pinscher and children:
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Doberman Pinscher dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Doberman Pinschers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Doberman Pinscher good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Doberman Pinscher dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Doberman Pinscher is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Doberman Pinschers good office dogs? Do Doberman Pinschers make good office friendly dogs? Can Doberman Pinschers be ofiice dogs?
No
Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Doberman Pinscher dogs get along with the elderly people? What is this canine temperament with senior people? Are Doberman Pinscher dogs good for elderly owners?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Doberman Pinscher dogs get along with other pets? Are Doberman Pinscher dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Doberman Pinschers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Doberman Pinscher breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Doberman Pinscher be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Doberman Pinscher is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Doberman Pinscher be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Doberman Pinscher is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Doberman Pinscher be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Doberman Pinscher is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Doberman Pinscher be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Doberman Pinscher is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Doberman Pinscher be a boat dog?
Not really
Doberman Pinscher breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Doberman Pinscher be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Doberman Pinscher is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Doberman Pinscher dogs have health problems?
Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Doberman Pinscher dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Doberman Pinscher be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Doberman Pinscher breed hypoallergenic?
No
Doberman Pinschers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Doberman Pinscher have?
Doberman Pinschers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Doberman Pinscher dogs require per day?
Doberman Pinschers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Doberman Pinschers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Doberman Pinscher need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Doberman Pinscher risk for obesity:
Average. The Doberman Pinscher has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Doberman Pinscher's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Doberman Pinscher has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Doberman Pinscher drool?
The Doberman Pinscher drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Doberman Pinscher. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Doberman Pinscher puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Doberman Pinscher: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Doberman Pinscher have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Doberman Pinscher have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Pros & Cons of Doberman Pinscher

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Doberman Pinscher is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Health Issues: Doberman Pinschers are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Doberman Pinschers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Doberman Pinscher doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Doberman Pinschers are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Doberman Pinschers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Doberman Pinschers tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Doberman Pinschers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Doberman Pinschers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Doberman Pinscher drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Dog Friendly: Doberman Pinschers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Doberman Pinscher is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Doberman Pinschers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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