Doberman Pinscher

Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: Male

Training: Books

Quick to learn and train


Emotionally stable


Family oriented


Child safety


Safe with small pets


Doesn’t bark a lot




Easy to groom


Great watch dog


Great guard dog


Doberman pinscher


United States

Posted August 18, 2015

I got this red Dobie pup shortly after his ears and tail had been cropped. He still had his ears wrapped and held up with popsicle-type sticks. Because this procedure had already been done, I didn't have to struggle with the question of whether it was cruel or not. I will admit, however, that Doberman dogs look much more alert and impressive without floppy ears and long tails. This was the smartest dog I have ever owned. As soon as I got him home I took him out to try to train him to heel. At the time I was walking an early morning paper route and wanted to take him with me but I didn't want to have to worry about him wandering off or tripping me with my large load of newspapers. I was amazed at how quickly he caught on to the concept and healed perfectly from then on. He was an athletic dog and could run fast and jump high. He was also a perfect watch/guard dog. When he was about a year old, I got a job as a police officer working the graveyard shift. It was comforting to know that my wife was well-protected at night when I was away. He played well with other dogs when we went to the neighborhood park but if another dog got too aggressive, my Doberman took control of the situation in a hurry without becoming vicious. We had a small poodle mix at the same time and the Doberman got along well with it. We did not have children at the time so I can't say whether he would have been good with children or not but I think he would have been.

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