This athletic dog needs brisk walking every day and all-out running as often as possible. Too little exercise and too little companionship can lead to restlessness and other behavioral problems.
Doberman Pinschers don't need tremendous running exercise. But they were bred to be working dogs, so they do need regular opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things.
Many Dobermann Pinschers have protective instincts toward strangers. They need extensive exposure to friendly people so they learn to recognize the normal behaviors of "good guys." Then they can recognize the difference when someone acts abnormally. Without careful socialization, they may be suspicious of everyone, which could lead to aggression. Some Dobermans go in the opposite direction – without enough socialization, they become fearful of strangers, which is very difficult to live with.
The Doberman Pinscher is a highly capable guard dog with an energetic personality and intelligent disposition. The breed possesses incredible strength and stamina, and they are adaptable and easy to train. They are courageous and assertive, yet they are not vicious or aggressive. Like any other breed, subtleties in temperament will vary according to the dog. They are regal, loyal, and very affectionate towards members of their family. They are a people-oriented breed, and they require an owner that is capable of disciplining the dog confidently. If allowed his or her own way too much, the Doberman Pinscher can be pushy. This breed is naturally protective, and they don’t need specialized training to be an outstanding guard dog. They should be trained and socialized properly from an early age to prevent over-protective behavior. If raised with children from an early age, they make wonderful family pets. This breed generally isn’t suitable for first-time dog owners.
The Doberman Pinscher is content to live in a small household or apartment if it is given sufficient daily exercise. This breed is happiest with at least an average-sized yard. The Doberman Pinscher is sensitive to the cold, and it should not be kept as an outside dog. This is a highly energetic breed that needs plenty of physical activity.
Doberman is an amazingly Intelligent, Brave, and Agile dog.
If you have the space, time and things to guard, Doberman ranks among the top dogs for the job.
Also, don't be fooled by the looks, contrary to popular belief Doberman is a very lovable and gentle dog. Owners just like me can be seen getting their hands easily inside Doberman's vicious jaw, of course playfully and not recommended for others.
Beware of jealous and scared neighbours though, Doberman is super nice and protective.
They are working dogs so they need exercise and MENTAL stimulation in order to be happy. They are very intelligent, loyal and protective dogs. If you have small children in the house, realize that sometimes the Doberman can act like a huge lap dog….they can easily and unintentionally hurt a small child due to their size. I have had 3 and they all like to lean on people who give them attention. For a family pet, you should have one that is well socialized to humans, dogs, and other pets. They can have a high prey-drive, which is what makes them very trainable, but they may not get along with cats, small yappy dogs, bunnies, etc.
Also….some insurance companies will not cover the ‘viscous breeds’ like Dobermans, GSDs, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Boxers, and Huskies. I live in an apartment which also bans the viscous breeds, and had to have my doctor sign off on my Dobermans as an emotional support dogs to get around that problem.
Because they love to work alongside people so much, Dobes are prone to separation anxiety which can be made worse if they don't get enough activity. Their anxiety usually manifests itself in the form of bakring and destructive chewing. Dobes should never be tied up alone, outside. People who work long hours should not adopt a Doberman.
Dobermans were considered bad-ass dogs 30 or 40 years ago, and they really are. They are also very obedient and loving pets. They are not really naturally violent and, in fact, over the past 2 or 3 decades, breeding, especially in the USA, has reduced their aggression even further.
As it turns out, Dobermans are among the most intelligent dogs (a debatable issue due to numerous standards of canine intelligence), possess a high degree of loyalty compared to other breeds, and are genuinely affectionate with their families.
Dobermans make excellent working dogs and can perform well in law enforcement and military roles, but over the past couple of decades, it has been generally accepted that other breeds are better for these roles. Dobermans are actually much better suited for indoor life than outdoor life, demonstrate aggression towards other dogs and unknown humans at a higher level than most other working dogs, and have a short lifespan (about 10-12 years).
Dobermans simply do not, in general, adapt as well as German Shepherds and other working dogs to high-stress public service work.
Absolutely amazing!! Really impressive! I grew up with Doberman. I wish they had been that well behaved. Instead, my father had them trained to be viscious guard dogs. Complete nonsense. I'm glad to see that someone can raise Doberman correctly and they listen to their handlers and are respectful.
Feeding an excellent-quality dog food throughout his lifetime is critical for the Doberman. The Doberman puppy should be fed an age-appropriate diet approved by the dog’s breeder or veterinarian. Treats can be an important aid in training, but giving too many can cause obesity. Learn about which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet. Ample amounts of clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Paige Marie Brott
My Doberman Ripley was my first ever Dobe, and either we got lucky or all these stats are completely wrong. She is a complete love bug and is so easy to train.
I love dobeerman pinscher the are sooooooo beautiful dogs