The Doberman Pinscher (alternatively spelled Dobermann in many countries) or simply Doberman , is a medium-large breed of domestic dog originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany. During World War II, the United States Marine Corps adopted the Doberman Pinscher as its official War Dog, although the Corps did not exclusively use this breed in the role. There is evidence that Doberman Pinschers in North America have a calmer and more even temperament than their European counterparts because of the breeding strategies employed by American breeders.
As a personal protection dog, the Doberman was originally bred for these traits: it had to be large and intimidating, fearless, and willing to defend its owner, but sufficiently obedient and restrained to only do so on command. These traits served the dog well in its role as a personal defense dog, police dog, or war dog, but were not ideally adapted to a companionship role. And today’s Dobermans are known for a much more even and good-natured temperament, extreme loyalty, high intelligence, and great trainability. The Doberman Pinscher is known to be energetic, watchful, fearless and obedient.
Between 63 and 72 cm / Between 32 and 45 kg.
Black, red, blue, fawn, and white (albino).
(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)