The Doberman is a working dog breed originating from Germany.

The name of the breed comes from Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann (January 2, 1834 – June 9, 1894), a German tax officer living in Apolda, Germany, who produced this breed in 1890. Dobermann, who was aware of the difficulty of collecting taxes during these periods, produced as a result of his search for a dog in order to protect himself against those who gave him difficulties while collecting taxes and to scare people. It is the only dog ​​breed that bears the name of its breeder. “Gerhilde v. Thuringia and Graf Belling v. Greenland” were the first dogs to be officially registered as Dobermanns in 1898. German Shepherd, Great Dane and German Pinscher, Rottweiler, Beauceron, Manchester Terrier and Greyhound breeds are thought to play a role in the production of the Doberman breed. In 1899, the first doberman breeding club, now known as the Dobermann Verein DV, was founded.

Since it is a very good guard and guard dog, it is kept in homes all over the world. II. It was used as an ambush dog during World War II.

It can be black and red (dark brown) in color according to the standards accepted by the FCI. The AKC, on the other hand, accepts four fur colors: black, scarlet, blue and fawn. Albino Dobermans are not accepted by either club due to their sensitivity to the sun. Whichever of these four coats the fur is, it should have rust-coloured patches on the face, chest, feet, and around the anus. Hair should be short and shiny.

The height at the withers of the male from the ground is 68–72 cm, that of the female is 63–68 cm. An adult male Doberman should weigh around 35-40 kg, and a female 30-35 kg.

In countries where plastic surgery is legal, the tail is cut from the second knuckle and the ears are erected in proportion to the head. Their ears are clipped at 12-13 weeks, but this is a very wrong move. Ear and tail cuts are prohibited in England except for surgical intervention.

It has an extremely strong and noble appearance.

K9 Officer Doberman

In addition, it is a very active, fast, agile and trainable dog. Learns a command between 1-5 repetitions. It is a very protective breed towards its owner and family. He is often suspicious of strangers and is extremely self-confident. A well socialized Doberman should not show unnecessary aggression. Since it is a dominant breed, it is generally not recommended for inexperienced people who will be the first dog owners. Since its fur is thin, it is not very resistant to cold climates. For this reason, although they usually live in houses with gardens, they sleep inside the house or in special heated huts in the garden. Since it is an owner-oriented animal, it always wants to be with its owner.

Since it is a breed in the working dog class, it is happy when it actively works next to its owner. In order for a dog of this breed to be a breeder in Germany, care must be taken to ensure that the dog is perfect in terms of character and physicality, and must pass the ZTP test in order to be mated.

There are some diseases that this breed is prone to. These are respectively; stomach rotation, hip dysplasia, congenital heart disorders, cervical spondylitis, obesity in middle age.This breed genetically carries wobbler syndrome. This disease, which is most common in the Doberman breed, causes neck vertebrae and spinal cord compression.


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