Originally from Germany, this elegant, intelligent dog has made it's mark in the canine popularity polls throughout the world. Extremely alert, with a clean outline encompassing strength and agility, the Dobermann is a skilful tracker, and often used for police work.
Their gleaming, short, hard coat is easily cared for. Usually black and tan, they can also be brown, blue or fawn with rust-red markings.
Dobermann have a very adaptable outlook to life and fits into a family well, playing with and guarding children. They enjoy riding in a car, and will take over the most comfortable chair without even a second thought. They also makes an excellent obedience dog.
The Dobermann as we know the breed today is comparatively modern and is unusual in that one man is credited with its origin, Karl Friederich Louis Dobermann.
1947 saw the first serious importation of Dobermanns into Britain. From that point the Dobermann went from strength to strength and is now one of the most popular breeds in Britain. They belong to the Working Group.
The Dobermann is a very accommodating breed adapting easily to any lifestyle they are happy to lounge around the house or go out for a long walk. The Dobermann is a loyal dog, earning the nickname “Velcro Dogs” as they want to be beside their owners at all times. They are easily trained and are eager to please their owners, making good obedience dogs.