The Doberman has a great deal of energy and needs a lot of exercise 

A German named Louis Dobermann is credited with developing the Doberman pinscher breed in the late 1800s. He was a tax collector and wanted a fierce guard dog to accompany him on his rounds. 

This breed can be protective, so don't be surprised when they assume the role of household guardian 

The Dobie will assume the alpha role in your household if you're not a strong leader. Early, consistent training is critical to establish your role as pack leader 

The Dobie is sensitive to cold weather and needs adequate shelter in winter 

The Doberman has gained a reputation as being vicious. Even though your Doberman may have a sweet personality, neighbors and strangers may be afraid of them 

Doberman pinschers are considered people-oriented dogs that are affectionate and sweet with people, if socialized and trained properly 

They are loyal to their owners and are good with children if raised with them; however, some Dobermans bond only to one person 

Doberman pinschers are powerful, energetic dogs that need lots of exercise 

If they are not exercised, they are more likely to become irritable or even aggressive 

Careful socialization and obedience training from a young age are essential for this breed. Doberman pinschers respond very well to positive reinforcement 

No one knows for certain, but Dobermann is thought to have crossed many breeds to get the Doberman pinscher 

Because of Dobermans’ trainability and strength, they’ve excelled as working dogs 

Its short shiny coat, clipped ears and tail, superb structure and iron musculature, give the Doberman a trim appearance modern as tomorrow. 

Today, Dobermans continue to work in law enforcement and as service and therapy dogs