Doberman through the eyes of the owner
If you remember the proverb that “do not drink water from your face”, then you will agree with whatever beautiful or highly pedigree dog is – we don’t live with the exterior and the pedigree documents, but with her soul and her character. Therefore, in order to get to know the Doberman from the inside, to find out his family portrait, 29 owners of dogs of this breed were interviewed. The presented results, as it seems to the author, can characterize not only the features of existing dogs, but also reflect the likelihood of manifestation of signs of varying degrees of severity in your puppy, in your future dog.
Aggressiveness. Dobermans are characterized by weak (occurrence of 44.8%) and moderate (34.5%) aggressiveness towards dogs, which allows them and their owners to coexist quietly in dog companies.
Half of the dogs (51.7%) are characterized by a lack of aggressiveness towards children, but it is weak in 27.6% of dogs, in moderate – in 13.8%, and a significant degree of severity – in 6.9% of dogs.
In the absence of education or with improper upbringing, Dobermans are able to show aggression towards family members in a moderate (3.4%) or weak ($ 10.3) degree of severity. In especially neglected cases, aggressive behavior towards the owner is also possible (11.3%).
The potential aggressiveness to humans, which serves as the basis for the dog’s working qualities, is significantly expressed in 13.8% of the dogs examined, to a moderate extent in 41.4%, in a weak degree and 20.7%, and is absent in 24.1% of dogs. Therefore, Dobermans are characterized by low spontaneous (unprovoked) aggressiveness. To a large extent, it is present in only 14% of the dogs surveyed.
The qualities of a defender that always attracts a dog are significantly expressed in 37.9% Dobermans, moderate in 41.4%, weakly expressed in 13.8% and absent in 6.9% Dobermans.
Watchdog qualities (watch barking) are significantly expressed in 58.6% of dogs, to a moderate degree – in 13.8% of dogs, and in a weakly expressed degree are found in 27.6% of dogs.
The ability to protect the entrusted territory (apartment, garden plot, etc.) is significantly expressed in 51.7% of dogs and is present in a moderate degree of severity in 31.0% of dogs.
Trainability, learnability and something else. Trainee Dobermans, i.e. the ability to master any skills is quite high and significantly expressed in 65.5% of dogs. 20.7% of the surveyed population is characterized by moderate training, and poor training is found in 13.8% of dogs. But quick wit, i.e. the property to quickly assess the situation and make a favorable decision for themselves, Dobermans is very high. To a significant extent, it is observed in 89.7% of dogs.
Doberman is a person, independence is significantly expressed in 20.7% and to a moderate degree in 34.5% of dogs. Which correlates well with stubbornness, which is significantly expressed in 27.6%, and to a moderate extent in 24.1% of dogs. To a small extent, obstinacy is expressed only in 31.0% of dogs and is absent in 17.2%. Independence and stubbornness, on the one hand, can complicate the management of the dog, but, on the other hand, are a guarantee of the quality work of the dog as a protector and guard.
Despite independence and stubbornness, Dobermans are significantly (86.7%) attached to their master and very sociable. Sociability is significantly expressed in 55.2% of dogs. They can be called funny dogs – only 6.9% of dogs have a mild (playfulness) level.
Dobermans are very demanding of affection. The need for affection is significantly expressed in 86.2% of the dogs examined.
The future owner of the Doberman must take into account that this dog has moderate (37.9%) and significant (37.9%) excitability, weak (27.6%) and moderate (44.8%) poise and a practical lack of phlegmatism.
Doberman is characterized by a weak (51.7%) and moderate (20.7%) tendency to bark, significant (79.3%) overall activity and, as a result, increased (75.9%) need for walking.
Doberman runs for the ball, photo of dog breed photography
Doberman Smart Wood Hills Dewars (Pepper)
As it turned out, even from the point of view of the owners, not all Dobermans are intelligent enough: only 65.5% of dogs have a significant degree of intelligence, a moderate degree of 24.19%, and a weak degree of 10.3% of dogs.
The cost of feeding the Doberman owners is estimated mainly as moderate (48.3%) and insignificant (10.3%), in the absence (10.3%), insignificant (55.2%) or moderate (17.2%) additional costs.
Most of the dogs in the surveyed population were characterized by a pronounced (55.2%) and moderate (20.7%) tendency to order in the house.