Doberman Pinscher

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The Famous Doberman Pinscher: From Ferocity to Tranquility

Author: Troy Richardson

For how many years, people have been familiarized with the existence of this resilient and viciously postured dog. They have seen it in many historical events, battles; rescue operations and even entertainment and all of these events manifested the courage and reliability of this dog. If you don’t recognize a Doberman at a glance then you probably are living under a rock.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Decades before, the Doberman was tasked to do watching and guarding jobs solely because of its frightening and unrelenting aura. However, constant improvement on the breeding of this breed was enforced by enthusiasts so today, all those relentless and scary manifestation are replaced by an infinite energy and cheerful disposition. Now the Doberman is calmer and more suitable for a family household life and loving companionship.

Selective breeding played a major role in the alteration or minimization of the temperament of the modern day Doberman. Additionally, according to studies the Dobermans found in North America are by far calmer than their counterparts in Europe because of different breeding strategies. As of today, the modern Doberman scores high in playfulness, fair in bravery and inquisitiveness, and poor on aggressiveness.

People often mistake the self-assured and stately demeanor of the Doberman as barbarity and ferocity wherein fact, he is loyal, intelligent and an intent companion. This dog is watchful and obedient and wants only to protect and defend the family that owns him. No one should be scared of the Doberman, instead, everyone should be proud and feel protected and loved by this creature.

The Doberman is a medium- size and squarely built dog with a short coat to boast. Its body is compact, sinewy and muscular with a body hugging, short- haired coat wrapping. The coat comes in different colors such as black, black & tan, blue-gray, red, fawn and white.

The Doberman breed is said to have started in Apolda, Germany in 1890. A local tax collector and dog catcher named Karl Freidrich Dobermann bred the first Doberman in a desperate need to have a companion that is fearless and loyal that will accompany him to his routines on the dangerous German areas. Having access to the dog pound, he had a plethora of dog breeds to choose from.

Dobermann had several varieties of dog breeds that he believed possessed the needed qualities for his new breed and they were the now extinct old German Shepherd, Pinscher, Beauceron, Rottweiler, Thuringian Sylvan Dog, black Greyhound, Great Dane, Weimaraner, German Shorthaired Pointer and Manchester Terrier. It isn’t clear as to how the Dobermann managed to mix or rationalize the exact proportion of dog breeds in able to conceive the Doberman. According to experts, however, there are at least four of these breeds that majorly contributed to its inception.

After Karl Dobermann, it was Otto Goeller and Philip Gruening who went on to develop the Doberman to become what it is today. The breed came from being the fearless and vicious tax collector companion in to a calm, loyal and loving family pet today. And as breeding developments continue for the Doberman, its future undoubtedly hints an even more promising qualities and unfading popularity.

Author Troy Richardson is a writer and expert breeder of Doberman Pinscher breed. Get various pieces of information on Doberman breeding, Doberman training or Doberman grooming. Check out his site today and get access to a plethora of Doberman information.

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