History: The Doberman Pinscher is a highly intelligent breed. First bred in Germany in 1890 as a protection dog, the Doberman is now deemed one of the top five smartest breeds. A tax collector named Carl Frederick Louis Doberman needed a dog that could protect him as he ventured through sketchy parts of town carrying money.
Breed Compilation: Engineered to be tough both in appearance and stamina, the Doberman is essentially comprised from the German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Thuringian Shepherd dog, Great Dane, Black Grey Hound, Weimaraner, German Short-haired Pointer, and the German Shepherd.
Appearance: The Doberman is considered a medium breed dog and can have a coat of black, red, blue, or fawn. They are refined and elegant and are known to sit and stand proudly.
Grooming: Because of their short, smooth coat they require minimal grooming. This does make them sensitive to cold weather, so keep those Dobes cozy in the winter.
Energy and Exercise: They are energetic dogs and require regular exercise.
Training: They are very intelligent and are easily trained by an experienced handler.
Temperament: The Doberman was bred to be a protector and for this reason are ever watchful, typically fearless, and obedient. With proper socialization and early training the Doberman is extremely affectionate, loyal, and gentle making them excellent guardians and companions.