Doberman Pinscher

Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Breeder (professional)

Gender: Male

Training: Crate, Puppy, Socializing, Obedience, Agility

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


Sweet Drama Queen- er, King


Budd Lake, New Jersey, United States

Posted June 4, 2018

Velcro is an understatement. Dobermans love to be with their people, any people really. If we're in a group and someone walks away, he will follow them and poke them until they return to the group. He thinks the world revolves around him. If the UPS driver doesn't stop to pet him and give him a treat, he will bark at the truck as it drives away.
He is a huge snuggle bug and loves to get butt scratches, but only after he's been fully exercised. They are an energetic breed, but it doesn't stop at physical activity. They are also an intelligent breed and thrive on mental stimulation. He loves to create puzzles for himself by getting his toys stuck where they don't belong if we haven't exercised his brain enough. He gets bored easily, so I'm constantly finding new tricks to teach him.
Dobermans are not the healthiest of breeds. If you can't find one through rescue, make sure to go to a reputable breeder. Nice websites or breeders who want a litter because their dog is "pretty" or "sweet" is not the way to go. Make sure you find a breeder who shows or titles their dogs in sport. They should be doing full health testing on the parents, not a vet check, but full echo, 24 hr holter, hips, eyes, VWD.... There are a lot of resources on the Internet, use them. Talk with the breeder, ask a lot of questions and make sure you have the time to dedicate to the dog. They are not couch potatoes.

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Thanks for this super review. I've always been so impressed by the athleticism of Dobies, and it's good to hear that they can also be people lovers...even the UPS man!

June 4th, 2018 at 06:45 pm