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BSK Breed Index: The Doberman Pinscher

Life Span: 9 - 13 years

Height: 24 - 28in

Weight: 66 - 88 pounds

Litter Size: 6 - 8 puppies

Temperament: Aggresive

Intelligence: Medium

Classification: Working

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher was developed by a German tax collector named Louis Dobermann around 1900 to protect him when he was out collecting taxes in bandit-infested areas. Louis likely crossed the old shorthaired shepherds, german pnschers, Rottweielers, great danes, weimaraners, greyhounds, and terriers. Today the breed still serves as a protection and guard dog but also excels in dog sports and as a companion.

Doberman Pinscher Fun Facts

  • The Doberman Pinscher was recognized by the AKC in 1908.
  • Dobermans are born with floppy ears and a long tail.
  • The US Mrine Corps adopted the breed as its official war dog during World War II.

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