Assessment of breed characteristics
|Adaptability Definition of how easy a dog is. can adapt to changes in life.|
|Shedding Level Level and frequency of hair loss in animal.|
|Level of tenderness Level and amount of tenderness and affection that the dog gives back in return for attention to itself.|
|Need for Exercise Daily Activity Level dogs.|
|Social need Required number of dog contacts with other animals as well as people.|
|Housing ratio Factor that determines the level of noise and other inconvenience that the dog can deliver to the owners in the ratio the size of the apartment to the size of the dog.|
|Grooming Number of bathing, combing, as well as necessary number of professional grooming sessions required the dog.|
|Friendliness in an unfamiliar environment society with strangers or in an unfamiliar environment.|
|The tendency to bark The tendency to bark and its frequency and volume.|
|Health Issues Potential Health Status dogs.|
|Territorial tendency of the dog to protect his house, yard or even a car owner.|
|Cat friendliness A trend towards cat tolerance and reduced manifestation of hunting instincts.|
|Intelligence Dog’s ability to think and solve emerging difficulties (not to be confused with learning!).|
|Education and training Level of difficulty in training a dog perform certain actions.|
|Friendliness for children Factor determining how much the dog friendly to children, whether she likes to play with them and endure some children’s pranks.|
|Game activity The concept is determined by its very name, and, usually found in almost all dogs.|
|Observability Dog’s ability to detect presence a stranger in his territory.|
|Friendliness for other dogs Dog’s tendency to find common language with other relatives.|
Brief description of the breed
For excellent guard dogs, dog breeders have become crossbreeding shorthair shepherd with black and tan rottweiler terriers and German pinschers. As a result of such experiments and The Doberman Pinscher was bred. The first representative of the breed became known to the public in 1897 at a dog show in Erfurt (Germany) .Doberman Pros:
- Great dog to guard;
- Watchful watchman;
- Very smart, learning fast;
- Strongly attached to the owner;
- Fearless and friendly;
- Loves taking care of children;
- Care does not cause a lot of problems.
- Needs an experienced owner;
- Needs a consistent parenting approach;
- Tends to dominate;
- Needs a lot of movement.
Despite the fact that the Doberman Pinscher has a reputation for being aggressive, even an angry dog, loyal fans of this breed claim the opposite, and they say that the dog is very loving and faithful animal. Doberman is a loyal, friendly dog that is ready stand up for their master. The Doberman’s character is based on the colossal connection that is made between the dog and the person this is what makes the breed popular. Moreover, some negative facts about her are, to some extent, justified. The fact is that mass breeding of pets of this breed untrained dog breeders leads to numerous errors in the content, which, in turn, leads to serious animal health problems, but rather a problem caused by the human factor rather than by ourselves animals. Doberman Pinscher is suitable for those who are ready to give him your love and attention. The owner will have to provide systematic training and exercises. As a result, efforts will be rewarded, and you will become the owner of a smart and flexible dogs. Dobermans belong to the most intelligent breeds. Wherein you must understand that if you are going to leave the Doberman in lonely for the whole day, for example, in the backyard, and devote him time only in the evenings, after work, then you should be prepared for constant barking! This is due to the fact that dogs of this breed extremely sociable, and therefore loneliness causes them stress. Bred Doberman as a guard dog. He is capable not only protect the whole family during danger, but also endowed nature’s ability to foresee a variety of troubles. Dogs that are not socialized enough may exhibit incredulity, and sometimes aggression, to strangers, which is why it is necessary to pay due attention to the learning process and socialization of the animal. Most of those who acquire Doberman, pursue one goal: to have a good defender, with this, in most cases they need not protection, but protection. Doberman perfectly copes with this duty, and all thanks natural talents that never wake up from an animal if do not deal with him. Only socialized, well trained Doberman, will protect all family members. In many nurseries Dobermans are raised, trained and raised, while dogs do not become attached to people. Such animals can be beneficial. exclusively as security guards of various manufacturing objects. If you want the dog to be more than just a guard, but a real, loving family member, then she must grow with family, and under one roof! Otherwise, the animal will to experience loneliness and a sense of own uselessness. At such content doberman will not have the slightest desire for you protect or fulfill what you want. When in your home Doberman appears, you will notice that looking after the dog is very easy. It is enough to cut the claws and comb out the hair with a special brush. Some dogs of this breed may be prone to active barking. Therefore from an early age it is necessary to train and train the dog so that she understands that Barking is necessary only in well-defined situations.
Dobermans are very majestic dogs with a proud, noble view. Their strength and elegance are inseparable. Despite on highly developed muscles, remain neat enough on the look of dogs, dense, their silhouette fits into the shape of a square. BUT here what really distinguishes this breed from the rest is a long, massive head that looks rather noble and very elegant. Almond-shaped eyes, painted in dark brown color, look attentive and smart. Ears high planted, small, usually not cropped. Back short and straight, chest well developed, limbs straight, parallel, paws resemble cat’s, closed, fingers markedly highlighted. Doberman attracts attention elegance, flexibility and easy gait during which forelimbs are thrown far forward, as, for example, lynx or thoroughbred horse. The Doberman is characterized by a short, rather stiff, adjacent, without undercoat coat. Color dogs of this breed can be black tan or chocolate. Other varieties of coat color are not included in the MKF breed standard, although white and cream colors are also found. Need to know that the white or cream color of the Doberman indicates serious genetic mutations that occurred during the prenatal period. Such animals have serious health problems and therefore do not are of no particular value. You need to know this also because that many unscrupulous dog breeders are trying to sell more expensive puppies having such an unhealthy color. Panacea for the appearance There are no pets of this color, but professional dog breeders make everything possible to prevent the appearance of Dobermans – albinos.
Photo of Doberman Pinscher dogs |
Dobermans belong to one of the few breeds in the world and the only one in Germany that is named after the one who her deduced – tax collector Karl Frederick Lois Doberman. So it happened that malicious dogs had been let down on him more than once tax evaders to which he came. Checking on yourself the reaction of all aggressive representatives of the breeds, he decided to withdraw for a protector dog with whom he could feel in security. Unfortunately, he did not document the information what breeds were used to breed doberman several completely opposite versions on this subject, but with the most most likely it could be: a German shepherd, a rottweiler, kurtshaar and boseron. The sample received by the owner was very diverse. A few years later, wanting to ennoble a little appearance of a Doberman, he was crossed with a Manchester Terrier and greyhound. As a result, the exterior of the dog was significantly enhanced. Dobermans began to look more elegant, with a strong skeleton and square silhouette. In a very short period of time these dogs gained wide popularity and began to use them in different areas, for example, in hunting, in the security service. Probably, from there their nickname “dog of the gendarmes” came from. During the war Dobermans served in the army, and after graduation they became very popular and became members of many families.
The nature of the Doberman Pinschers is diverse. Some are sociable and friendly, while others are shy and reserved. Some pets actively chasing their small relatives and cats, and others, on the contrary, they find a common language with them and become friends. on the character of your dog, all Dobermans are great companions, loyal and faithful friends. Dobermans are fearless in the face danger, they make excellent guard dogs. Contrary to prevailing stereotype, Dobermans do not belong to those dogs that aggressively attack intruders. Most often they they simply drive the intruder into a dead end, where they hold him until the master will come. This suggests that special aggression Doberman pinschers do not show.
Maintenance and care
Dobermans belong to those dogs that do not require special difficult care. These are pure dogs that do not give off unpleasant smell. But, despite the short coat, Dobermans are prone to year-round molt. Since the coat is small, there will be enough comb the dog once a week, and the pet’s hair will be under control. Doberman is bathed no more than 3-4 times a year. pay attention to your ears. Check your auricles regularly. They should not have irritation and inflammation. Treat ears a special solution that is prescribed by the veterinarian. Vatu at do not use to clean your ears. It is better to take a soft cloth swab. Weekly brushing your teeth, and even better – daily, will save your pet from tooth problems, prevent dental plaque and halitosis. Do not forget to crop claws. As a rule, this is done once a month, well, or as necessary.
Training and training
Unprofessional breeding of dogs of this breed, which occurs in recently, led to the fact that the level of learning Dobermans decreased. Some dogs are easy enough to train, but some may be stubborn. Despite the difference in the characters of dogs of this breed, training should have systemic and consistent. The owner needs to show perseverance and firmness, but all this should exclude aggression, because in this case, the desire to study with a pet will completely disappear. Vocational training combined with a persistent and self-confidence make Dobermans great helpers law enforcement, as well as unsurpassed friends and partners.
Health and Disease
The average life expectancy of Dobermans is 10-12 years. TO The main ailments that occur in Dobermans include: cancer, dysfunction of the cervical vertebrae, chronic active hepatitis, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypothyroidism, von Willebrand disease. Also, quite often dobermans have nose depigmentation, mucocutaneous pigmentation, congenital deafness, arachnoid cysts, cataracts and a number of other eye diseases.