cut Male 68-72cm, Female 63-68cm.
dress Black and tan, brown and tan, blue and tan, fawn and tan(isabella)
tail often cut
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 3, Section 1, No. 143
The Dobermann is a breed of dog created in the late 1860s.
The Dobermann also called Dobermann pinscher is probably the result of crosses between German Pinscher and Rottweiler. It was created around 1870 by Frédéric Louis Dobermann, a tax collector who was called upon to travel with large sums of money and wanted to have a braver and more combative defense dog than other dogs of the time thanks to in particular to its speed and its exceptional agility. Subsequently, a specialized club was founded to improve the breed, and the first subject, coarser than the one we know today, was entered in a dog show. Subsequently, a breeder of Dobermanns, Goller, undertook to improve the breed by giving it more elegance. This resulted in the first Doberman standard. He was then recognized by the German Kennel Circle in 1900. In 1908, the first Dobermanns arrived in the United States, and it was American breeders who developed the handsome, elegant breed. It was in 1912 that the first Dobermann was registered in Canada.
It is the typical example of a guardian dog, efficient and fast. He excels in his tasks of surveillance and protection of the master and his family. The cliché is that he is in charge of a large and beautiful property with a garden, which has been shown in many films and TV series. This dog has a strong character. This characteristic therefore requires a very firm education. He can become an excellent companion if his master is able to educate him in a coherent way. He must, like all dogs, have benefited from good socialization. It is an animal that needs a lot of exercise to release its excess energy. Excellent sportsman, he loves hiking, jogging or canicross. The Dobermann hates loneliness. These dogs have an exceptional offensive capacity, so the Germans used them massively to attack enemy trenches during the First World War. The Russians liked them very much as anti-tank dogs, only the Dobermanns did not back down from German flamethrowers. Later it was the Americans who had Dobermanns to fight against the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.