A loyal and protective companion that loves spending time with its owner.

The Dobermann takes its name from tax collector and dogcatcher, Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, who created the breed in 19th century Germany. He wanted a powerful, agile service dog with a combination of intelligence and speed and is said to have mixed Weimaraner, Greyhound, German Shepherd, Rottweiler and Manchester Terrier to create his perfect dog. Also known as Dobermann Pinscher, these large, energetic dogs need lots of training and exercise but make loyal companions, especially for experienced owners with active lifestyles.

Vital Stats

Size: Large
Coat: Short and smooth
Exercise: 2+ hours a day
Life span: 9 – 13 years
Breed group: Working
Temperament: Loyal, alert, protective, obedient
Size Large Coat Short
Exercise 2+hr Life span 9+years

Dobermann Temperament & Personality

Dobermanns are sometimes considered an aggressive or even dangerous breed, something that is mainly related to their imposing and powerful appearance. Although their protective nature means they will respond aggressively if they feel intimated, Dobermanns will rarely initiate aggression and they love nothing more than being around the people they know and love.


Dobermann Training & Exercise

Smart, obedient and eager please, the Dobermann is one of the most reliable service dogs in the world and they are often found working for the police or armed forces. Their size and athleticism means they need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy.


Dobermann Grooming

A Dobermann is relatively low maintenance when it comes to grooming

health and nutrition

Dobermann Nutrition

As large, energetic dogs, Dobermanns have appetites to match. But it’s important to keep their diet balanced and consistent to avoid bloating, obesity and inappropriate growth rates in pups. Talk to your vet about the right diet plan for your dog.


What to know before you buy or rehome a Dobermann

Thinking about offering a Dobermann a home? Before you buy or adopt a Dobermann, here are a few crucial things to take into consideration.

Dobermann insurance considerations

Dobermanns sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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