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    The Dobermann breed requires a medium sized, powerful, muscular dog. Despite his substance he shall be elegant and noble, which will be evident in his body line. He must be exceptionally suitable as a companion, protection and working dog and also as a family dog.  


    Brief Description: 

    The Dobermann is the only German breed which bears the name of its original breeder, Friedrich Louis Dobermann (02.01.1834 – 09.06.1894). He was believed to be a tax collector, offal abbatoir manager (knacker) and a part time dog catcher, legally able to catch all stray dogs. He bred with animals from this reservoir that were particularly sharp. The so called “butcher’s dogs” which were already considered a relatively pure breed at that time, played a most important role in the origination of the Dobermann breed.

    Source: FCI


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

    See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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    Video Link

    This and other breed videos are available in full length here

     

     

    AKC Video Link

    View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel

     

    SCC Video Link

    View more videos on SCC's YouTube Channel


    Other Names for Breed: 
    • Doberman Pinscher

    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 

    Country of origin: Germany


    Health and Well-Being: 

    Some sources of health information include:

    1. National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
    2. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    3. Research articles
    4. Breed club surveys


    Breed Standards: 

    There are numerous breed standards.

    The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.

    Three of the major international standards are:

    The American Kennel Club

    The Kennel Club, UK

    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)


    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

    1. Swedish Insurance Data

    • Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
    This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.


    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents: 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:

    1. The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
    2. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
    3. Finland


    Breed-Specific DNA Tests: 

    The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database.


    Breed-Specific Articles: 

     

     


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    Breed-Specific Research: 

    RISK ALLELE FREQUENCY & GENOMIC HEALTH IN 1700 DOBERMANS.pngSee the POSTER

    Doberman Diversity Project...

    This poster was displayed at the 4th International Dog Health Workshop.

    The poster provides an overview of results of genetic testing done by Embark through its Doberman Diversity Project panel test.

    Genetic disease predisposition and diversity information is available.

     

    Current participants / cohort data...

    ...primarily young dogs from the USdobermancohort-poster.png...  

     

     

     

     

    Read more about this test/project HERE.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.

    Canada: Doberman Pinscher Club of Canada
    Germany: Dobermann Verein e.V.
    UK: The Dobermann Club
    USA: Doberman Pinscher Club of America


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