Doberman Pinscher

Loyal, Fearless, Alert

Sleek and powerful, possessing both a magnificent physique and keen intelligence, the Doberman Pinscher is one of dogkind's noblemen. This incomparably fearless and vigilant breed stands proudly among the world's finest protection dogs.
75-100 pounds (male), 60-90 pounds (female)
26-28 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
10-12 years

Dobermans are commonly referred to as “velcro dogs” because they stick to their people. Also they are called “dog with the human brain” because they are so sensitive and in-tune with their people, it is as if they were a human themselves almost! … Bottom line: Dobermans are incredibly intelligent.


The Doberman is an energetic athlete who needs a lot of exercise and free play. A Doberman will enjoy going for long daily walks or hikes with his owner, and having a large fenced area where he can run is vital for his physical and mental well-being. Participation in canine sports such as obedience, tracking, and agility will provide exercise for mind and body and fun times together for dog and owner.


Feeding an excellent-quality dog food throughout his lifetime is critical for the Doberman. The Doberman puppy should be fed an age-appropriate diet approved by the dog’s breeder or veterinarian. Treats can be an important aid in training, but giving too many can cause obesity. Learn about which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet. Ample amounts of clean, fresh water should be available at all times.


Although mostly a “wash and wear” breed, some routine grooming will help to keep the Doberman in optimal condition. A quick going-over daily with a short-bristled brush or a grooming mitt will keep his coat shiny and healthy. He does not need to be bathed often. He should have his nails trimmed at least monthly, and his teeth brushed regularly. The ears should be wiped out carefully every few days—a little baby oil on a paper towel is good for this. Your veterinarian can show you how to clean your dog’s ears to avoid damage and stay on top of potential issues.


Although the Doberman breed has a reputation as an attack dog, he is also considered a loving and loyal companion. A good Doberman is a stable and friendly dog, but all of that changes if you threaten his family.

Children friendly

When properly socialized, they do extremely well with kids of all ages. They are gentle, patient, and kind around children

Easy to train

In the right hands, Dobermans are very trainable. But they are observant dogs who can tell if you’re not going to follow through. 

Excellent playmate

Playing fetch is a great way to exercise your Doberman— after all, you get to stand in one place while he does all the running!

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