The Doberman Pinscher was developed in Germany by Louis Dobermann, a tax collector and dog warden who wanted a dog that would be protective, alert and agile. Though the exact breeds used to achieve the Doberman Pinscher are not known, it is believed the German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Manchester Terrier, and Greyhound went into its makeup. Historically, the breed has been internationally known as a security dog, used for personal protection, policing, guarding, and even in war.
Finding its place in the family home, the Doberman Pinscher is affectionate, obedient and loyal to its owner. Many know the breed as “noble dogs” who love affection and attention. This breed is tall, athletic and lanky, and comes in several colours including black, red, blue, and fawn. Dobermans may act wary towards strangers but rarely to their family.
Doberman Pinschers are an energetic breed that require regular exercise to maintain their sleek, muscular build.