Showing posts with label Doberman Pinscher. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doberman Pinscher. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What You Should Be Aware Of When It Comes To DOBERMANS For Sale

There is an increasing number of people that opt to get a doberman as a pet. There are a number of things which you should know about when trying to locate dobermans for sale. This breed of dog tends to be loyal and very dependable towards their owners. If you thinking about getting a doberman puppy and want it to grow into a healthy adult that will be happy it is important to be carefully about where the puppy is sourced from.

A female Doberman Pinscher.
A female Doberman Pinscher. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dobermans are a very nice breed of dog and over recent years they have become very popular. It is very important to be aware of the close bond that this breed of dog will adopt with its owner. This breed of dog tends to adopt a strong bond with only one person for the whole of their life.

Once the bond has been established the dog will be very loyal and protective towards all members of the family. This is not a breed of dog that can be left alone for long periods of time therefore they should are not suitable for people who do not have a lot of time that they can devote to the dog.

If you are one of the people who are determined to have a Doberman as they their companion then it will not be difficult to find places to get the puppy. Although there is an endless list of places where you can get a puppy from it can be hard to find a reputable source for the puppy.

Although it can be cheaper to get a puppy from a flea market, pet shop, puppy mill or yard sale it is best to avoid doing this, as the people selling puppies here do not really care about the dogs and their welfare. Buying a puppy at one of these places could mean that you get a pup that is unhealthy or suffering from health or behavioural problems.

It is important to learn all of the required information before going to get a puppy. Having a good understanding of the breed will make it possible to choose a puppy that will be a healthy happy addition to the family. It is fair to say that getting a dog from a breeder may cost more however in most cases it will be a healthier dog and this will therefore save you money over the longer term. There is some health issues relating to this breed and it is important to be aware of these prior to getting a dog.



If you already aware of where to find a doberman puppy then it will be quite easy to adopt one. A good source to get a puppy from would be a good breeder and there will probably be some in your local area. A list of good breeders can be obtained from the local vets or the Doberman Club. Although it will probably cost more money to purchase the puppy from a good breeder this source will reduce the risks considerably and could even save you some money.

Depending on where you live the docking of the tail and cropping of the ears may be illegal. When it comes to things like this it is very important to check the laws for your area. There is an increasing number of people who are viewing this as being a cruel and unnecessary practice.

    About the Author: Jordan Schmidt


Saturday, April 30, 2016

DOBERMAN - A Guide To The Breed

Originally called the Doberman Pinscher, the Doberman breed was created from several breeds by a German, Karl Louis Dobermann in around 1890. Dobermann was a Tax collector, night watchman and dog catcher and needed a protection dog to guard him as he travelled around the dangerous bandit-infested areas around Thueringen, South Central Germany. He spent 60 years perfecting the ultimate loyal, intelligent, ferocious protection dog before the first Doberman was registered in 1893.

Two Doberman Pinschers
Two Doberman Pinschers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Many breeds are thought to have been used in the creation on the Doberman including Rottweillers and Great Danes for size and strength, greyhounds for speed and Manchester Terriers for there sleek coat. Other breeds that are thought to have been used are the German Shepherd Dog, the Pinscher, the Beauceron, the Thuringian Shepherd Dog, the Weimaraner and the German Shorthaired Pointer.

Dobermann died shortly after the first registration of the Doberman breed and Otto Goeller and Philip Gruening took up cultivation of the breed in Germany.

During World war one the Doberman suffered along with the rest of the country and the few remaining dogs were going to be put down as no one could afford to keep them. They were saved however by American servicemen who grew fond of them and took them home, thus initiating the American breeding program. During World War II Dobermans were used by the US Marines to flush out the enemy which gave them the name 'Devil Dogs'. 25 Dobermans died in the Battle of Guam in 1944 and there is a memorial in Guam in honour of these dogs.

After the war the Doberman breed became known in England and a Doberman club formed in 1948. A couple called the Curnows, using the kennel name of Tavey, dedicated themselves to establishing the Doberman in England. They began with European stock but then decided that the American Doberman was more elegant and larger and started their breeding program again.


Doberman can have a fiery temper and can become excitable but they are intelligent and bond very closely with owners and family. Those training a Doberman need to teach plenty of socialisation skills and training from an early age. A well-bred Dobie trained by an experienced handler is an excellent pets and companion and is suitable for families with other dog breeds and children.

The most common colour for a Doberman is black but there are two different colour genes. The first is Black and the second is a colour dilution gene which provides four different colours, black, red, blue and fawn. This means that there are various colour of Doberman depending on how the genes are mixed.

In 1976 a white Doberman bitch was born and was subsequently bred to her son, continued tight breeding meant that the mutation became fixed and has now become widely marketed. These albino Doberman though have increased risk of disease and abnormal development of the retina so must avoid too much sun exposure. These problems have made the albino breed unpopular as many people perceive this breeding of a mutant dog to be cruelty.

Traditionally Doberman have they tails and ears cropped. The ears cropped for reasons related to traditional guard duty and effective sound localisation. This is normally done between 7 and 9 weeks of age but some owner do not have this procedure done as it is painful for the dog. The process involved trimming off part of the ear and propping up with posts, tape and bandages with encourages the cartilage to grow in an upright position.

    By Steve Batchelor
    Steve Batchelor is a dog lover and the webmaster at www.dogbreedguides.com where you can find some great information on many different dog breeds.
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Are MINIATURE PINSCHERS and DOBERMAN PINSCHERS Related?

Doberman Pinschers are known for being energetic, determined, alert, fearless, and aggressive dogs. Also lauded for their speed, endurance, and intelligence, Doberman Pinschers are easily trainable which is why we see most of them being part of police or army excursions. However, this is not all Doberman Pinschers are good for. Doberman Pinschers have their soft side too as these dogs have proven to be trusty companions and guardians as well.

MINI-PINSCHER *Pinscher miniatura
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Miniature Pinschers, also known as "Mini Pinschers" on the other hand, are known for being alert, spirited, and fearless dogs. Miniature Pinschers are relatively small in size, ranging from 10-12 inches tall. They have easily recognizable docked tails and cropped ears just like Doberman Pinschers.Truthfully, it may seem like the only difference between Miniature Pinschers and Doberman is their size. Miniature being the Doberman's seemingly smaller counterpart, have also earned themselves the title the "King of Toys" being that they are considered toy dogs but are larger than most and are physically quite similar in appearance to Doberman Pinschers.

However, contrary to popular belief, Miniature Pinschers and Doberman Pinschers are not actually related. While it is true that Miniature a lot of similarities to Doberman in terms of their disposition and appearance, Miniature Pinschers are not just smaller versions of Dob Pinschers. They have a lot of traits and qualities that are unique distinctly unique to their breed.

The Miniature is of a dog breed that traces its roots to early Germany. Several hundred years ago, these dogs were specifically bred to be barnyard ratters. It was the primary goal of Miniature Pinschers to keep rats and other rodents away from horse stables. Miniature count Daschunds, Italian Greyhounds, and Terriers as their ancestors.

Doberman Pinschers on the other hand, were bred in the late 1800s by a German tax collector named Louis Doberman. Basically, he wanted a dog to serve as both his protector and companion. Dogs of this breed count Short-haired Pinschers, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and Greyhounds as their ancestors.


So now we see that the uncanny similarities of Miniature Pinschers and Pinschers should not be that big of a mystery. Both Mini and Doberman share the same ancestors. And since both dog breeds originated in Germany, some may easily assume that Miniature Pinschers and Doberman are directly related. Perhaps it would be a good compromise to say that the two dog breeds are distant cousins. However the bottom line is that Miniature and Pinschers are both unique in their own right. Perhaps their similarities stem from a lucky coincidence but it is still important for owners of both Miniature and Doberman to know what makes each of their loyal companions or each dog breed distinctly unique from the rest.

    Lea Mullins, discusses whether Miniature Pinschers and Doberman Pinschers are related. Visit TrainPetDog.com to learn about different dog breed.
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Monday, February 29, 2016

What To Know About DOBERMANS

Dogs are recognized as the best friends of man. Most people have these as pets. People may want a specific type of breed, such as the Doberman Pinscher. This is the name for a medium to large domestic dog first developed at the end of the 1800s by a German tax collector by the name of Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. Many shelters, breeders and pet stores have dobermans for sale.

Pinscher is a common breed of dog. These pets are known for being intelligent, loyal and alert, making them ideal companions. At one point in time, they were only regarded as police or guard dogs. This has changed over time. These dogs can be bought through many sources. They are priced based on relative factors, such as pureness of breed, healthy and age.

These are typically medium-large size and have a square build. Their coats are short. They are athletic and compact. Most are switch and have high endurance. Pinschers are expected to be obedient, watchful, proud and determined. The animal was first used as a guard dog and so many males are still perceived to have a muscular, noble and masculine look. Females are typically much thinner.

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Photo  by pato_garza 

People may choose to get these animals as puppies so they can establish a strong bond with them as they grow up. Others might be interested in rescuing older dogs from shelters and giving them a new lease on life. In either case, there are many sources where people can get purebred dobermans. Many of these also have mixed breed dogs that are half doberman.

People should learn more about the breed before they take it in as a pet. Dogs from shelters might have a history that pet owners need to be aware of. People should voice their concerns and ask questions before they get a doberman from the facilities. Some may want a pinscher puppy, which is available through some shelters, and most pet stores and breeders.

Pet owners should know what to expect with these animals. Although all dogs have their own personality, some traits are present within an entire breed. Consider the desires and needs of these animals. Make sure that can get what they need to stay healthy and happy in a home.

Dobermans do not require much. They minimally shed and typically enjoy grooming. Their nails may require frequent trimmings because they grow fast. Their ears should be cleaned regularly to avoid buildup of wax and debris that could lead to infection. Brushing the teeth regularly is also recommended. Most of these animals are social. They have a lot of energy and like to get exercise. They are expected to thrive in home where they have plenty of space to move around.

It is essential to research breeders. Finding the right breeder is important to getting a dog that is purebred and has all of the natural instincts expected of this breed. Shelter dogs might behave in a certain way dependent on their past owners or under what circumstances they came to the shelter. This might impact how they respond to a new home and owner.

    About the Author: Leslie Ball - Read more about Information Regarding Dobermans For Sale.


Sunday, February 28, 2016

History of the DOBERMAN Pinscher

The history of the breed of dogs known as Doberman Pinschers is relatively short in comparison with other canines. Dobermans were first bred in Germany around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. Dobermann was a tax collector and was forced to travel through many rough areas of town with bandits and thieves. He bred Dobermans in order to have an effective animal for protection while performing his job. When creating the new breed, he envisioned a dog with the perfect blend of strength, loyalty, and intelligence. Dobermann also worked as the local dog catcher, giving him easy access to a large number of canines that he could use for his breeding purposes.

doberman pinscher
Photo  by andrewk100 

It is believed that the modern day Doberman Pinscher originated from several different types of dogs. Although the breeds used still remains unknown, it is speculated that the Pinscher, Rottweiler, Beauceron, Weimerainer, German Shorthaired Pointer, Great Dane, old German Shepherd dog, black Greyhound, and Manchester Terrier all contributed to the Doberman's development. Many experts believe the modern day Doberman is a combination of at least four of these types of dogs. One exception does exist, however. It is documented that Greyhounds were crossed with the current Doberman. Additionally, it is commonly thought that the old German Shepherd, a now extinct breed, was the largest contributor to the gene pool.

After his death in 1984, the breed was named the Dobermann-pinscher in his honor. However, about 50 years later, the term pinscher was dropped. In German, pinscher means terrier. It was thought that it was inappropriate to call the dog a type of terrier, so the ending term of the name was formally dropped.



After becoming very interested in the further development of the breed, Otto Goeller adopted the kennel name Thuringen and further refined the work done by Dobermann. Several years later, in 1889, Herr Goeller established the first "Dobermann Pinscher Club." Herr Goeller became involved in breeding the dogs as well and took up the kennel name Groenland. This kennel is responsible for some of the most important and influential specimens in the history of the breed. Most modern day Dobermans can be traced to this prominent line of dogs.

Because of their history as a guard dog, Dobermans excel at a number of disciplines such as police and military work. However, they can be aggressive.

    By Joseph Devine
    If you are interested in learning more, this dog aggression website can provide more helpful information.
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