His Majesty – Doberman!
The name of the breed alone evokes a feeling of awe, respect and admiration. Beauty, grace, fearlessness, vigilance, courage – with these words, for sure, any owner of a wonderful Doberman breed characterizes his pet. The nature of the Doberman is peculiar. All about the Doberman breed can be read below.
A strong, powerful, elegant dog with a glossy, short, tight-fitting coat, a straight, as if a stretched back, muscular paws, a chiseled head, a slender neck and expressive dark eyes, this is how you can briefly describe this magnificent breed. The Doberman dog has a very energetic, lively character, he instantly responds to the call of the owner, no matter which – joyful or anxious, likes to be in the know about all the events. People who do not know this breed well can say that the Doberman is a nervous dog.
The large and seemingly severe Doberman is actually a very loyal and loving friend who immensely rejoices at the owner’s arrival home, when it comes to dangerous situations, he rushes to his master’s rescue without hesitation.
Not everyone can afford to have such a complex breed. And the point here is not at all a monetary issue, although it is also not unimportant, since a decent keeping of a dog requires considerable funds. If a person is weak in spirit, irritable and phlegmatic, or just a very busy person, it is better for him to pay attention to other breeds. Doberman requires good education and training, as well as long and rather exhausting walks, where he could waste his irrepressible energy. If the dog is not thoroughly driven outside, then at home it turns into a “annoying fly” and even begins to quietly hooligan. It is believed that the Doberman dog is quite suitable for keeping in the apartment due to the absence of smell, excessive salivation and minimal grooming. Dobermans girls are very friendly and gentle towards children, becoming them almost caring nannies.
The birthplace of the Doberman dog is Germany. The breed did not get its name right away, at first it was a Doberman dog, then a Thuringian pincher, a Doberman pinscher, after which the Pinscher prefix was discarded, and the name now well-known is the Doberman. Thanks to his excellent instinct, passion and ability to easily take his mark, the police of some European countries decided to use Dobermans as bloodhounds. However, over time, preference was given to German shepherds. And the point here is not that shepherd dogs have better abilities. Firstly, Dobermans are very upset by the loss of their master and for a very long time are not able to get used to the new owner. Secondly, quite a lot of time passes before the Doberman with its short coat acclimates and can easily tolerate the cold.
During the war in the USA, Dobermans were involved in the service in the reconnaissance of the Marine Corps. An excellently trained dog, trained in silent movements and, very importantly, in silence, guided its owner through the thickest thickets of the jungle, if in front of the Doberman he found an enemy ambush, he made a guttural slightly audible sound that the owner actually felt, but did not hear. Thanks to this, most places of the enemy ambush were uncovered, and opponents were captured.
Today, Dobermans are used to serve in the police, work as bloodhounds, detecting a gas leak, and even as guide dogs for the blind.
By standard, Dobermans should be of medium height, strong and muscularly built, with a proud posture, and the entire appearance of the dog should express decisiveness. Boys weigh 40-45 kg on average, and girls 32-35 kg. The muzzle of the Dobermans is massive, the ears are set high, stopping in proportion to the length and width of the head, the eyes are oval, medium-sized, dark in color. The back is straight and strong, the croup is wide, long, and muscular. The tail is shortly docked. The coat is hard, thick, short, no undercoat. More information about the breed can be found below.
Dobermans are distinguished by good health and quite resilient. This is achieved, first of all, by proper maintenance and cultivation. At the age of 4-5 days, tails stop in babies. Then, at the age of 6 to 8 weeks, the first vaccine is given, the next one is given at 6 months. At the age of 2-4 months, stopping the ears is recommended. This procedure is carried out for hygienic and aesthetic purposes. Uncropped ears according to the Standard should occupy a special position, which is achieved by certain manipulations.
It is very important to observe the diet and choose the right diet, which is easiest to do with the help of ready-made high-quality dry feed or canned food. First walks should be short, followed by an increase in the amount of time walks.
Upon reaching 15 months, Dobermans, like representatives of other large breeds, must pass a test for hip dysplasia. What is important not only for the health of the dog itself, but also affects its further participation in the breeding process.