How To Care For A Dobermann: What You Need to Know

The Doberman’s Appearance

The Dobermann pinscher has long, glossy black hair with a lighter underside and a dark grey belly. The hairs stand up straight and point to the back of the dog. The weight range of the Doberman pinscher is between 100 and 160 pounds. The structure and body lines of the Doberman pinscher are medium-length and sleek. The Doberman pinscher has a stout build with broad, flat front legs. Their body type appears more stocky and muscular compared to other breeds. The average height for the Doberman pinscher is between 40 and 45 inches. They have a nice square head with a prominent forehead. Their eyes are large, oval and golden brown in color and are the easiest part of the body to tell apart. Unlike some of the other breeds on this list, the Doberman pinscher is a very intelligent dog.

Doberman Personality and Temperament

When your pup comes into your home, it’s important to provide lots of space and time for your dog to settle and bond with you. They are very shy, and a bit sensitive and shy when they first meet you. They will not let you or anyone else in the house without a lot of reassurance that they are safe. You must understand that the Doberman pinscher is built to be extremely intelligent. In fact, according to the American Kennel Club, an intelligence test for Doberman pinschers scores their intelligence up to a 102.5. Doberman pinschers are born inquisitive, quick-witted and will want to prove to their owners that they can be a good family pet. A Doberman pinscher with a low-range of intelligence may be more stubborn and may react to stress in a less optimal way, but not aggressive.

What you need to know before you take on a Doberman

First of all, Dobermans are super hard to place in homes because of their many virtues and their low-esteem negative image. The Doberman pinscher is a true German shepherd dog. This means that they have many health benefits like a sense of smell, skin allergies, protection against many diseases and they are an excellent search and rescue dog. They need no grooming, for which their owners are fortunate! The Doberman pinscher is a very playful dog, that needs plenty of time and stimulation to keep them from going crazy and causing a lot of problems. Their demeanor can be expressed by their smiles, playful growls, barking and play bite. If you are not able to interact with your Doberman pinscher for long periods of time, you can spoil them with lots of play.

Making your home a haven for your Doberman

It is important to take care of your Dobermann because they are easily over-curious and very playful. If you have a pup, always take him out for walks daily, even if you have to walk two times a day for his health. It is also important to give him consistent training to encourage his potential and live-aboard personality. If you are planning to show him in the dog shows or just don’t have time to train, you should opt for an obedience trainer. Training for his manners When you first bring your Doberman home, he will surely pounce on you. It is important that you put him in his kennel before he makes it up to you so that he will not bark. You can also teach him to sit and down when you walk to him or if you are carrying him.

Educate yourself on the breed standard of the Doberman pinscher

Doberman pinschers come in two physical forms the Show Doberman (or Sport Doberman) and the Sportster (or Utility Doberman). They are both neutered males and are commonly recognized as medium to large sized dogs. However, due to American conformation standards for dogs, the Sport Doberman is considered to be slightly smaller than the Sportster. The show standard for the Doberman pinscher is a medium size dog between 25 and 35 inches at the withers and is 30 to 42 inches at the hip. The Doberman pinscher should be handled and handled correctly Dobermans need to be treated with respect for their breeding line.


The Doberman is a dog that grows on you in a really surprising way. For starters, you might find them intimidating, which is normal since they’re a breed known for aggression. But once you actually get to know them, they can become some of the most lovable, engaging dogs you’ll come across. It’s just that a certain level of affection and care from their owners is needed to help them with that. If you are ready to take on the reigns of a Dobermann, you’ll be up for the task because not only will you learn to care for this dog in a responsible way, but you’ll be able to pass your training skills onto the dog once heshe is ready for an official show career.