It is believed the German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Manchester Terrier and Greyhound went into the makeup of the Doberman. The German Kennel Club accepted the breed for registration in 1900. The Doberman Pinscher is well known as a security dog, the breed made a name for itself during World War II for its bravery under fire.
Dobermans are affectionate, obedient and loyal to their owners. Their qualities of intelligence and trainability coupled with courage have made them popular for police work as well as companionship.
This energetic breed needs regular exercise to maintain its sleek, muscular build.
The ideal male stands 27.5 in, 70 cm. The female counterpart is 25.5 in, 65 cm.
Coat:The Doberman Pinscher has a smooth, hard, thick, close-lying coat. Invisible grey undercoat on neck permissible.
Allowed colours: black, red, blue, and fawn. In each colour the more strongly pigmented coat is the more desirable.
Grooming:Minimal grooming is required.