Doberman Pinscher

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Considered one of the foremost guard dogs, the Doberman Pinscher is known to be ferocious, intimidating and quick in action. At the same time they also have a very kind and loyal temperament and make good family pets. They require moderate amounts of daily exercise.PURPOSE OF BREED:This dog was developed in the late 19th century by a man named Louis Dobermann who was a tax collector that needed a dog to protect him as he went about his duties.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:9 puppies

Country of origin: 
Germany
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 28in (71cm) - FEMALE : 24in (61cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 90lbs (41kg) - FEMALE : 66lbs (30kg)
Grooming: 

The Doberman Pinscher's coat is smooth, short, thick and lies close to the body. A minimal amount of grooming is needed. Its colors are black and tan, red and tan, blue and tan, and fawn.

Common ailments: 

Wobblers Disease, VWD, Hip Dysplasia

Trivia: 
The Doberman emerges from old shorthaired shepherd-dog stock combined with Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, and smooth-haired German Pinscher. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.akc.org/">AKC.org</a>)
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