Species of Dobermans and similar breeds
It is important to know what distinguishes two types of Dobermans – American and European. But here the views of dog breeders diverge, as some believe that the difference between American and European is so great that it is necessary to divide them into two separate breeds. American type American Dobermans dog breeders gave the nickname “Velcro”, which means “Velcro”. In temperament, these dogs are more affectionate and trusting than their counterparts of European descent. In general terms, the American representative is more sophisticated and elegant. However, they have less dark eyes and a smooth head line.
But their neck is long with a refined bend. Their bones are weaker than those of European types. The elongation of the body depends on the length of the lower back. But the color of the American dogs is light, and they have wide light tan. American Dobermans are recognized as the most skillful and elegant. European type As for European Dobermans, significant differences will not follow here. Regarding temperament – these dogs are more wary of people, of course, they trust the owners, but show less affection than the American. The view of the European representative is larger, muscular, with a deep chest. They have pronounced: the line of the head, dark eyes and a strong lower jaw. However, the length of the neck is inferior to the American (and more direct, without bending).
Europeans have strong bones of the body, but the stomach is less taut, their body is more compact and almost never is long. Their color is saturated black and dark brown and has bright saturated rusty-red tans. But, unfortunately, the ban on ears and tail stopping in many European countries spoils the big picture. This ban affects the decline in interest in European Dobermans, in contrast to American ones. Important! At the beginning of training, do not treat the puppy rudely and do not scold him, otherwise it will be difficult to re-educate him later, even if an experienced dog handler takes it. Similar breeds In appearance, but not in size, the Doberman breed is similar to the German Doberman breed. It is believed that it was from this breed that Mr. Dobermann took an example to breed a new breed.
In appearance, it is closer to American, but the color is close to European. A medium-sized German relative, ideal for living in an apartment. There is also an even smaller breed – the miniature pinscher, or mini-Doberman. This breed is absolutely identical to its brothers, and the main difference is only the size. Reference. This breed, as well as the German Doberman and Zwergpinscher are very smart and easy to train. They are hunting dogs, with proper preparation they easily take a person’s footprint and therefore often serve in law enforcement. Métis The creation of Métis was not spared by the Dobermans. It is believed that mestizos, unlike purebred breeds, have better immunity to various diseases, are less susceptible to cold. The crossbreed with the Rottweiler Metis Doberman and Rottweiler adopted the features of both breeds in the same way, in general these dogs are similar, especially being puppies. Well, having matured, he will turn into a surprisingly stately dog, with strong legs, more stocky than a purebred representative of the breed.
The color of this mestizo will be classic for both breeds – black with rusty tints. And with his head he will go to the Rottweiler: the head is medium in size, with a well-defined occipital protuberance, ears set wide apart. Muzzle slightly narrowed, ending with a wide lobe with widened round nostrils. The color of the lobe, lips and eye strokes is black. A half-breed character will take from his parents and will be a brave dog. A crossbreed with a shepherd dog Metis Doberman with a shepherd dog will give an excellent service breed. In appearance, it will resemble a German shepherd, which has a black color with red tan. The muzzle will be more pointed than a purebred shepherd, but less than that of a Doberman. The growth of the dog will be higher than that of the shepherd, and the body is slim. If you do not train a mestizo, an irritable and dangerous dog will come out of it, which will entail the unexpected behavior of the dog in different situations. Crossbreed with a pit bull Crossing a pit bull and a Doberman, we get an indispensable guard, but also quite aggressive. After all, the pit bull is famous for its “death grip”, and the Doberman is not inferior to him in the attack of the enemy.
This mestizo has strong legs and body, the color will be different, from black to light rust with white tints. The muzzle will be oblong. Crossbreed with a mongrel A dog with good immunity, smart, fast, an excellent defender and a good friend – these are all half-breed Doberman and mongrels. Appearance loses its aristocracy, and the difference from the above mestizos is that this breed will not be short-haired. The description of this mestizo is rather foggy, since it all depends on the mutts, on its size, appearance. But most often it turns out tall dogs with a strong body. Other well-known hybrids Science knows the mestizos of the Doberman and Black Dog – a tall black dog that does not outwardly differ from the Doberman, however, its color has no tan and growth is slightly higher than a purebred dog.