What is the identity of a genuine Doberman dog?
I am going to purchase a Doberman dog but I am worried about it’s genuinety. What is the identity of a genuine Doberman dog?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
A well bred obedience trained Dobermann would never randomly attack a human adult or child & in that sense would not be deadly at all.
The Dobermann breed has a history working with its human handler to be proud of. The Dobermann was originally created to work closely with its handler as a personal protection dog & in World War 2,
90% of the the Marine Corps dogs, which were named "Devildogs", were Doberman Pinschers. The breed characteristics, temperament & ability to work & get the job done, were harnessed to save lives. Were they deadly weapons? Against the enemy yes.
A professionally trained personal protection Dobermann would not be inappropriately aggressive & would have a rock sold temperament. No random attacks, but the dog would have the confidence to engage a human that posed a real threat to safety of its human family.
A temperamentally unsound, weak nerved poorly bred Dobermann, homed to someone who mistreated or fails to train & control their dog, *may* become a fear biter, but that is *not* the true character & spirit of the breed.
If you are concerned about the temperament & characteristics of the Dobermann, then I would suggest that you are not yet ready to be considering purchasing one.
- dobemommyLv 51 decade ago
your question sounds like you want to know how to be certain you are getting a doberman, that would mean the dog has to be registered, if in Canada with the Canadian Kennel Club, in the US with the American Kennel Club, pure bred is a legal term. Registered dogs will come with a pedigree. A pure bred doberman is not cheap! you get what you pay for, reputable breeders health test all the dogs in their breeding programs, title them in conformation and/or working sports. Take your time, look around and if you want a good online source of information on dobermans, check out www.dobermantalk.comSource(s): doberman breeder
- CarolineLv 44 years ago
You don't want to breed two poorly bred dogs together. The pups will be of lesser quality than either or both parents. If you had a quality dog you would not have to go looking for a female. & not just any female will do. You need to be able to recognize the faults in your dog & the faults in the female & not breed them if they have the same faults. They both should come real close to the standards. If you had a quality male the owners of quality females would be ringing your phone & knocking down your door. A good quality male & a good quality female & not just any female would do. Selective breeding is what makes or breaks a dog. Just because they are both registered doesn't mean much unless the dogs at least comes close to the standards. Things like ear set, eye set, angulation in both the shoulders & the hips, the stop has to be just so so, the chest just so so, the line of the back, gaiting faults, the list just goes & goes on & on. I have a GSD that would make for a good little mama but she is a poor quality dog & was spayed as soon as I got her. She is too big for a female, her angles are all wrong, no sickle hocks, she is boxy instead of long. one ear does not stand & on & on & on. Study the standards for the Doberman. They are my favorite breed & I would love to have a high quality german bred red female Doberman but I will never in my life time be able to afford one. $2,000.00 to $5,000.00 is a bit stiff. She would be of breed able quality but I would not breed her. I would be afraid of what would happen to her pups. & I am too old now to go into showing her & going that route. LOL your dog does not NEED to Do his THING. They find no pleasure it, they are pulled & pushed by instinct. Think before you act. Study the Standards Learn as much as you can about the breed, where it came from, the anatomy, reproduction cycle, standards. Personally I would have him neutered.
- 1 decade ago
The Doberman is goofy, intelligent, emotionally sensitive, alert, loyal, affectionate, determined, strong, and impressive. It's my absolute favorite breed.. my heart breed if you will.
Known as the fifth most trainable dog, they certainly live up to their reputation as long as their owners are experienced. This isn't a breed for the novice or small breed dog owner. People who like to yell or have a heavy hand should look elsewhere as well and don't even THINK about it unless you exercise on a daily basis. If your Dobe has too much pent up energy she'll invent her own fun at your expense. Don't take it personally, they often outwit their owners. You need to be able to laugh.
Male-male aggression is addressed in their breed standard and are never recommended to live with another male; being neutered doesn't lessen the odds. Opposite sex pairs are a better combination. They require alot of socialization and positive training methods. I find that NILIF (nothing in life is free - Google it) usually works well with most Dobes. Be warned that the gene pool is tainted with ill temperament and diseases. The Doberman has quite a few health concerns and fad/hobby breeding has only worsened it. Buy from a breeder that health and temperament tests or not at all.
Train, love, and respect your Doberman. You'll have a friend for life.Source(s): Doberman training experience
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- Jenny ManyteethLv 71 decade ago
If you want a true, purebred, registerable Doberman Pinscher, go to the parent club's website and locate their breeder's list. Research among those breeders that have signed the club's code of ethics, and insist on seeing the medical clearances the breed club recommends. Don't accept anyone's word for them. You can check the parents' hip scores at the OFA's site. There's a link to the pedigree database; locate the parents of the litters you're looking at, and make sure they were good representations of the breed, with good hip scores and conformation as well as obedience and working accomplishments.
Do as much of the contact with the breeders in person or on the telephone; you cannot trust anything on people's websites; the photos could all be stolen or faked.
Don't deal with anyone who deals in white Dobermans; such persons are disreputable.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The only way is thru the puppy paperwork showing lineage. Why are you buying a puppy from a breeder you don't trust? If they are lying about dog's lineage then there is likely to be more issues wrong with pup. Here is a an easy guide to show you the difference between a reputable breeder from a poor one.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
His look is elegant and his style is athletic. The sleek, smooth Dobie coat is short and lies close to the skin. He may have a slight undercoat around the neck. His coat colors are black, red, blue, and fawn. He has rust markings above each eye; on his muzzle, throat, and chest; and on his legs and feet. Here's more info:
- 1 decade ago
short hair, tall, skinny, black with brown or Chocolate/ red. ears and tail done when very young. do some research before it is a active breed that takes alot of discipline, and exercise. good luck
- 1 decade ago
AKC MEET THE BREEDS®: Doberman Pinscher
A square, medium-sized dog, the Doberman Pinscher is muscular and possesses great endurance and speed. He is elegant in appearance and reflects great nobility and temperament. The properly bred and trained Doberman has proved itself to be a friend and guardian, and his intelligence and ability to absorb and retain training have brought him into demand as a police and war dog. The Doberman’s short, hard coat can be black, red, blue and fawn.
A Look Back
Although the roots of the breed are relatively obscure, it is thought that the Doberman Pinscher originated in Germany around 1900, taking its name from tax collector Louis Dobermann of Apolda, who desired a medium size dog to perform as a guard dog as well as companion. Breeds utilized to develop the Doberman Pinscher may have included the old shorthaired shepherd, Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier and the German Pinscher.
Right Breed for You?
The Doberman Pinscher is known to be energetic, watchful, fearless and obedient. He is ready to give prompt alarm (and back up that warning) but is also affectionate, obedient and loyal. The breed requires regular exercise, but needs only minimal grooming for his short coat.
If you are considering purchasing a Doberman Pinscher puppy, learn more here.
* Working Group; AKC recognized in 1908.
* Ranging in size from 24 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder.
* Guardian, family companion.
© The American Kennel Club, Inc.
Doberman Pinscher Breed 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.
Size, Proportion, Substance
Height at the withers: Dogs 26 to 28 inches, ideal about 27½ inches; Bitches 24 to 26 inches, ideal about 25½ inches. The height, measured vertically from the ground to the highest point of the withers, equalling 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.
Long and dry, resembling a blunt wedge in both frontal and profile views. When seen from the front, the head widens gradually toward the base of the ears in a practically unbroken line. Eyes almond shaped, moderately deep set, with vigorous, energetic expression. Iris, of uniform color, ranging from medium to darkest brown in black dogs; in reds, blues, and fawns the color of the iris blends with that of the markings, the darkest shade being preferable in every case. Ears normally cropped and carried erect. The upper attachment of the ear, when held erect, is on a level with the top of the skull.
Top of skull flat, turning with slight stop to bridge of muzzle, with muzzle line extending parallel to top line of skull. Cheeks flat and muscular. Nose solid black on black dogs, dark brown on red ones, dark gray on blue ones, dark tan on fawns. Lips lying close to jaws. Jaws full and powerful, well filled under the eyes.
Teeth strongly developed and white. Lower incisors upright and touching inside of upper incisors a true scissors bite. 42 correctly placed teeth, 22 in the lower, 20 in the upper jaw. Distemper teeth shall not be penalized. Disqualifying Faults: Overshot more than 3/16 of an inch. Undershot more than 1/8 of an inch. Four or more missing teeth.
Neck, Topline, Body
Neck proudly carried, well muscled and dry. Well arched, with nape of neck widening gradually toward body. Length of neck proportioned to body and head. Withers pronounced and forming the highest point of the body. Back short, firm, of sufficient width, and muscular at the loins, extending in a straight line from withers to the slightly rounded croup.
Chest broad with forechest well defined. Ribs well sprung from the spine, but flattened in lower end to permit elbow clearance. Brisket reaching deep to the elbow. Belly well tucked up, extending in a curved line from the brisket. Loins wide and muscled. Hips broad and in proportion to body, breadth of hips being approximately equal to breadth of body at rib cage and shoulders. Tail docked at approximately second joint, appears to be a continuation of the spine, and is carried only slightly above the horizontal when the dog is alert.
Shoulder Blade - sloping forward and downward at a 45-degree angle to the ground meets the upper arm at an angle of 90 degrees. Length of shoulder blade and upper arm are equal. Height from elbow to withers approximately equals height from ground to elbow. Legs seen from front and side, perfectly straight and parallel to each other from elbow to pastern; muscled and sinewy, with heavy bone. In normal pose and when gaiting, the elbows lie close to the brisket. Pasterns firm and almSource(s): http://www.akc.org/breeds/doberman_pinscher/ Doberman Owner/Lover/Breeder. Dobermans have huge hearts http://www.flickr.com/photos/bank-the-doberman/355... Bank show and Working quality was trained in schutzhund he was titled SchH3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bank-the-doberman/329...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
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