The origin of the Doberman Pinscher is unique in that it is the result of purposeful selected breedings to produce anticipated characteristics in a protection dog. The purpose for this dog was determined before the breed existed. The Doberman Pinscher is the only breed known to be developed for this purpose. Because of this, we know exactly where, when, how, and why the Doberman Pinscher came to be.
Herr Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann was born on February 2, 1823 in Thuringia, Germany. Herr Dobermann worked as a dog catcher and tax collector by day and a police officer at night. He wanted a companion dog for security and protection that was large, agile, intelligent, loyal, and fearless. He wanted what in his mind did not exist in Germany at that time.
In 1880, Herr Dobermann began his breeding program with Thuringian Shepherds, early Rottweilers and German Shepherds. He visited many dog shows and breeding kennels to find the particular characteristics he wanted for his foundation stock. German Pinschers, Black and Tan Terriers, Weimaraners, Greyhounds, and the German Shorthair Pointers all contributed to his early breed stock.
Years of trial and error passed before the refined breed capable of reproducing itself now known as the Dobermann Pinscher was produced. Because of his lifelong love of dogs and his dedication to this breed, upon his death on June 9th, 1884, Herr Dobermann’s friends and colleagues perpetuated his name as a tribute to him in the breed he developed, THE DOBERMANN PINSCHER.
Doberman Pinscher Standard
The appearance is that of a dog of medium size, with a body that is square. Compactly built, muscular and powerful, for great endurance and speed. Elegant in appearance, of proud carriage, reflecting great nobility and temperament. Energetic, watchful, determined, alert, fearless, loyal and obedient. Height at the withers: Dogs 26 to 28 inches, ideal about 27 1/2 inches; Bitches 24 to 26 inches, ideal about 25 1/2 inches. The height, measured vertically from the ground to the highest point of the withers, equaling the length measured horizontally from the forechest to the rear projection of the upper thigh. Length of head, neck and legs in proportion to length and depth of body.
Even though the founder of the Doberman Pinscher breeds last name is spelled Dobermann, the name of the breed today is spelled without the second “n”. A common mistake made by internet users searching for the Doberman Pinscher is to incorrectly spell pinscher by entering search criteria such as doberman pincher, doberman pincher pups, doberman pincher puppies, doberman pincher breeder, doberman pincher breed, doberman pincher puppy, doberman pincher for sale, doberman pincher puppy for sale. This paragraph exists to help internet users find information on the Doberman Pinscher breed. The Doberman has also earned the nickname Dobie or Dobies.
NADSR registration, NADSR Pedigree, and AKC registration papers are also provided for each purchase.
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